5 – Maggie Rooklin: From Family Driveway To College Basketball: Alleghany senior Maggie Rooklin will attend and play basketball at Shenandoah University in Winchester. Rooklin scored 1,160 points in her Alleghany High School career and is second on the all-time scoring list.
9 – Inevitable Decision Made: The Virginia High School League had left the door slightly open in late March about competing perhaps during the summer months. Thursday, they closed it. In a press release, the VHSL announced that all spring sports and activities were canceled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
9 – Association Tournament Held In March: The Alleghany-Bath Bowling Association held its open tournament at Thunder Alley. Champions included Boys 2 Men (Tommy Hubbard, Jason Craft, Scottie Hubbard and Andrew Crawford; team event), Jason Craft and Andrew Crawford (doubles event), Vernon McLaughlin (singles event) and Sara Bostic (all-events). Andrew Crawford was the scratch all-events champion.
14 – Hannah Pritt Is Top Female Scholar Athlete: Bath County senior Hannah Pritt has earned the Virginia Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Past Presidents’ Leadership Scholarship Award and Scholar-Athlete Award.
14 – Emma Nicely: ‘Walking Just Wasn’t Fast Enough’: Alleghany senior Emma Nicely has committed to the cross country and track and field programs at Shenandoah University in Winchester.
26 – Report: World Team Tennis Coming To The Greenbrier: Professional tennis is headed for The Greenbrier in July. The New York Times reported Sunday and ESPN confirmed Monday that World Team Tennis will hold their entire 2020 league season in White Sulphur Springs, July 12-August 1.
6 – Middle School Football To Replace JV At Bath County: Bath County is beginning a middle school football program. A proposal to field a middle school football team, composed of 6th and 7th graders from both Millboro and Valley elementary and 8th graders at BCHS, was unanimously approved by the Bath County School Board Tuesday evening.
13 – VHSL Opens The Door For Workouts: The Virginia High School League announced that their executive committee has cleared the way for schools to begin out-of-season practice activities beginning on Monday. All schools must submit health plans to the Virginia Department of Education outlining compliance with the VDH and CDC mitigation strategies.
20 – Play Ball! Area To Host 56 Baseball Teams Next Weekend: The Jackson River Sport Complex has set empty the last three months. Next weekend, that will change. And the diamonds at Main Street Park, Nettleton Park, Fort Young and Casey Field will also be busy. A total of 56 teams are scheduled to be in the area for the SWVA Elite Summer Bash USSSA baseball tournament.
23 – Gatesman Pedals To Gran Fondo Victory: Travis Gatesman, a pharmacist at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, was the winner of the 103-mile Gran Fondo Alleghany held in the Alleghany Highlands on Saturday. Gatesman completed the mountain course in just under five hours and 11 minutes. Covington’s Alex Kessinger was 17th in the event (6:31.01)
30 – Jackson River Scenic Trail Marathon: Benjamin Kassel, of Davidson, North Carolina, was Saturday’s full marathon winner at the Jackson River Scenic Trail. A total of just under 300 runners participated in the event, which included a marathon, half-marathon, 10K and 5K. Clifton Forge’s Cedric Drennen was the 5K champion.
The Jackson River Sport Complex and the City of Covington hosted 56 travel baseball teams on the weekend of June 27-28. The event was the first travel tournament played in the area since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Mark Pifer Photo)
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