By Sarah Lam
With March ending soon and April coming up on us, this means flowers have started to bloom, and spring sports have officially started at James River. Athletes are spending all their time after school putting in work on the practice field to prepare for games. Here is a summary of this week's upcoming events at James River High School for the week of March 25th.
Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Nelson county has been cancelled, but JV is still on. The game will start at 5:30. James River will be hosting Nelson county on the Knight’s soccer field. There’s a chance for some showers, so make sure to bring your umbrella!
Tuesday is a busy day for sports here at River. Starting off with baseball, James RIver will be taking on county rival Lord Botetourt. Varsity will be at home, while JV will travel to Daleville to play ball. The Knights stand at 0-3 on the season while the Cavaliers stand at 2-5. The battle of Botetourt will kick off at 5:00 with chilly conditions at a high of 52 degrees. Speaking of Lord Botetourt and the Cavaliers, Varsity Girls Softball will travel to the Cavaliers field in hopes of picking up another win. Jv will be at home. Both teams are undefeated in their districts, so it’s going to be a very good game for sure. First pitch is at 5:00 for both JV and Varsity. Lasty, Boys and Girls Soccer will also travel to Lord Botetourt in hopes to take down the cavaliers. Girls will kickoff at 5:30 while boys will follow shortly after at approximately 7:00.
No games will be held on Wednesday, but players will have practice in order to prepare for Thursday’s game.
Thursday is another busy day for the spring sports teams. JV and Varsity baseball will be taking on the Mountaineers of Alleghany High School. Varsity will host the Mountaineers on our home turf. JV will travel to Alleghany. Varsity is set to start at 5:00 along with JV. In softball, JV will be heading up the interstate to take on rival Parry McCluer. First pitch will be thrown at 5:00. Varsity has no game on Thursday. JV boys soccer will be facing rival Lord Botetourt once again. Game time is set for 5:00. The weather is calling for a perfect day with a high of 65 degrees and sunny conditions, so break out those tee shirts and shorts!
Finally, the last day before the weekend! Softball will kicks things off by battling the Blues of Parry McCluer. Varsity will host the blues while JV will travel to Parry McCluer High School. Boys baseball will also be facing the Blues. JV will stay on home turf, while Varsity will travel north to Buena Vista. Both game times are set for 5:00. Friday will feel like Spring with highs at 69 degrees and cloudy conditions.
Usually Saturdays are for a day of relaxation, but not for our track team! Both boys and girls track teams will be traveling to Hidden Valley High School. James River track is famous from its multiple team and individual state champions. This team is hoping to keep the streak going. This event will last all day. Saturday will be 70 degrees with a chance of rain.
Please come out and support our students athletes! They have been working hard everyday to be the best they can be. They need us to cheer them on and support them! All home games will have the concession stand up and running, so come get some nachos!