Glenvar softball season ends with loss to James River

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McKenna Jarvis checks the situation after tagging a River
baserunner out at third. PHOTOS BY BRIAN HOFFMAN
Glenvar senior Kaley Williams takes a rip in last week’s Conference 38 softball game with James River

The Glenvar High softball team saw its season come to an end with a 4-0 loss to James River in the Conference 38 semifinal last week. River went on to win the tournament at the Botetourt Sports Complex in Daleville.

River’s Olivia Simmons threw a two-hitter against the Highlanders, as Abby Schoonover and Emily Teaford both singled in a scoreless third inning. River scored single runs in the each of the first four innings and held the Highlanders at bay with Simmons dominating on the mound. Simmons followed with a 5-0 shutout of Floyd in the championship game as she threw 14 goose eggs on the board for the day.

Glenvar finished with a record of 11-8. The Highlanders will graduate four seniors, Emily and Adri Teaford, Emily Anderson and Kaley Williams. Glenvar will return a strong nucleus of young players.

“I thanked the seniors and told them that they would be the bridge between one championship team and another,” said Glenvar coach Rick Street.