Posted On: 04/19/21 8:52 PM

A historic year comes to a close with the VHSL State Tournament starts Tuesday at sites across the commonwealth. Over 200 teams competed this season, which is a win in and of itself with the pandemic still prevalent in Virginia. A challenging season was even more so with the overlap with travel volleyball entering its peak season with various national bid tournaments taking away players from teams at crucial points and in some cases, coaches made the players choose between travel ball and high school season. Despite its obstacles, the 2020-21 season has been a competitive and enjoyable experience for our journey back to whatever our non pandemic lives may look like. This season, only the regional champions advanced to the state tournament, leaving behind some very fun and entertaining teams as well as some immensely talented players. 

May be an image of 13 people, people standing and indoorIn Class 1, reigning state champion Auburn host on Patrick Henry- Glade Springs in the first semi-final. This is a rematch from the 2019 semifinal that was won by Auburn in 4 sets. Patrick Henry defeated Auburn in 4 sets in the 2018 semifinal matchup. Auburn

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