The Patrick County School Board recognized the Patrick County High School (PCHS) baseball team for its state championship win at a July 20 meeting.
Superintendent Jason Wood said the division is proud of the team, both on and off the field, and recognized their hard work.
“When you talk to other athletic directors and schools, and you know a lot of our teams win sportsmanship competitions and things, and it’s just a testament of the true student athletes that we have. We’re very proud of our young men on the baseball team,” he said.
Wood also thanked the team for all the hard work they’ve done this year.
Team coach Sonny Swails, who started the PCHS baseball program in the 1980s and is the father of coach Tal Swails, said the team appreciates the support it received from the board and the county.
“Guys that have played for us over the past 50 years it’s been amazing to get the phone calls and the visits and the emails and the texts. People are proud of this group, and they deserve it because they worked hard, and they are a good a good group of kids. They represent our county well,” he said.
In other matters, the board:
*Approved the personnel report as amended.
*Approved the religious exemption 2023-2024-01 and 2023-2024-02.
*Approved the bid from Frith Construction for the renovation of the PCHS locker rooms.
*Approved the consent agenda.
*Heard the superintendent’s report.
*Approved the Virginia School Board Association (VSBA) policy updates.
*Appointed Walter Scott, chairman and of the Smith River District, as the VSBA Delegate Assembly board delegate.
*Appointed Rob Martin, of the Dan River District, as the VSBA Delegate Assembly board alternate delegate.
*Approved the sale of surplus equipment.