Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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May 23, 2013

James Monroe softball falls in state finals

VIENNA —  The James Monroe Mavericks’ softball team saw its run through the Class AA state tournament come to an end with a 5-1 loss to Wayne in the championship game on Thursday afternoon.

James Monroe, which made its first appearance in the state tournament since 1997, finished a stellar season with a 23-7 record. The Mavericks, which defeated Ritchie County to advance to the finals on Thursday morning, would have had to beat Wayne twice to claim the school’s first softball championship.

More on James Monroe’s state tournament appearance in Friday’s Daily Telegraph.

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