Posted On: 04/20/21 2:59 PM

Many big schools have big dreams heading into the State Tournament. An abbreviated season, a global pandemic, playing a season 6 months later than usual, and having the season overlap with travel ball season made this run for the ring especially important. States signals the closure for the most unique season in the history of the Virginia State High School League. It’s not just about the sport, it’s about resuming normalcy. Class 5 will have a new champion as Frank Cox did not make the tournament this season. Atlee is right at home in the state tournament, being a regular attendee at the tournament with their last championship in 2013. Reigning Class 6 champion Kellam is back and looking for their 6th state championship. 

In the first Class 5 semifinal, Freedom High is playing host to perennial powerhouse Albemarle. The winner will host the winner of the Atlee/Hickory semifinal on April 23 or 24. For Freedom, they will need big evenings from their three reigning All Region honorees: Outside Hitters Haley Adams Haley Adams OH Freedom | 2021 State VA , Middle Hitter Halie Murphy Halie Murphy DS/L Freedom | 2022 State VA and Setter MiLinh Nguyen MiLinh Nguyen S Freedom | 2021 State VA lead the team into the

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