Posted On: 04/20/21 10:58 PM

The most unusual season is coming to a close in one of the most unusual years in our lifetimes. Boys volleyball in the commonwealth has been dominated in recent years by the Central region but several beach teams are hoping to change that recent trend. Class 4 has many familiar names, but also an up and coming team from Denbigh High who had a historic season. Perennial state champion Patrick Henry-Ashland hosts beach powerhouse Great Bridge and Denbigh will host Maggie Walker Governor school.  The state semifinals for Class 5 is all the same teams as 2019 but flipped the match-ups. Glen Allen is taking on an upstart Gloucester team in their second consecutive state semifinal, while Frank Cox will play host to perennial contender and reigning state champion Deep Run. Class 6 also has reigning state champion James River playing host to Oscar Smith while Thomas Dale travels to Grassfield in the other semifinal. 

In class 4, Patrick Henry and Maggie Walker, last year's champion and runner-up are under new leadership. PH-Ashland is vying for its fifth straight title championship. The veteran group has no familiarity with losing states, as they have championships in all

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