Henrico teams win district, state championships

Three Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association all-star baseball teams and two all star softball teams recently won state championships.

Two Tuckahoe Little League all-star teams also won district titles and advanced to their state tournaments, which were ongoing at press time.

The Glen Allen 10-year-old Cal Ripken League team (pictured above) went 5-0 in the state tournament, following a 3-0 run to the district title, and advanced to the Southeast Regional in Nashville, Tenn., which began this week. The team includes Will Kuimjian, Ben Rossi, James Hall, Justin Helberg, Ryan Bland, Ryan Lloyd, Cameron Slough, Parker Maughan, Will Hemp, Eli Ranson, Lee Sowers, Nate Boeckle and Chad Martin and is managed by Rebecca Slough and coached by Melvin Slough and Jeff Hemp.

The Glen Allen 11-year-old Cal Ripken League team won the state title by advancing from the loser's bracket. It is competing in the Southeast Regional tournament in Williamsburg.

The Glen Allen 13-year-old all-star team won the district tournament by defeating Varina twice, then won the state tournament by defeating Williamsburg to advance to the Southeast Regional tournament in Florida.

The Glen Allen 10U softball team (above) won the state championship in six straight games and advanced to the Southeast Regional tournament at Dorey Park in Varina. The team includes Peyton Simmons, Teagan Baulsir, Reese Roberson, Morgan Mills, Tyra Christian, Olivia Criscione, Natalie Schweickert, Samantha Horn, Charlotte Boswell, Morgan Crawford, Alana Collier and Grace Tharp and is managed by Kevin Tharp and coached by Jon Baulsir and Peter Criscione.

The Glen Allen 16U softball team (above) won the state title with a team composed primarily of girls 14 years old. It also advanced to the Southeast Regional. Team members include Harli Elliot, Kala McGehee, Kelly Ayer, Jazmyn Saunders, Hayley Williams, Courtlyn Brown, Faith Saunders, Haley Elder, Melina Ambert, Ally Herring, Kaelyn Fisher and Lexi Neal and is managed by Chris Phillips and coached by Heath Elliot and Ralph Saunders.

The Tuckahoe American 8-10 all-star baseball team (above) won the district tournament by defeating Tuckahoe National. It advanced to the championship game of the state tournament in Manassas.

The Tuckahoe American 11-12 all-star baseball team (above) rebounded from an early loss to Mechanicsville to regroup and later avenge that loss in the District 5 title game with an 11-7 win in a game it trailed 7-1. The district title was the third in four years for Tuckahoe American, which began its state tournament this week in Norfolk.

Additionally, the Glen Allen 11-year-old team (above) competed at the 12-year-old level in the state tournament and finished third but still advanced to the regional tournament because Glen Allen’s 12-year-old team, which finished second, had an automatic berth in the regional as the host team.

– Compiled by Kevin Richeson

Henrico Business Bulletin Board

June 2017
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