Editorial – It is championship season, and Suffolk already has one

Published 6:22 pm Tuesday, November 14, 2023

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While many in Suffolk are following the VHSL high school football playoffs as King’s Fork and Nansemond River, have their sights set on the region semifinals on Friday, one school in our community has already been crowned the best in the state.

The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girl’s volleyball team won the Division 2 VISAA state championship over the weekend, defeating the Covenant Eagles 3-1, claiming the school’s fourth state volleyball championship. This also marks the second time the Saints have won the state title and the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools (TCIS) championship in the same year.

The Saints finished the season with an impressive 21-4 record and some hardware to go along with it. Congratulations, Saints!

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Although the Saints are the only state champions in Suffolk this year – so far – the Nansemond River field hockey team advanced to the VHSL Region 5 semifinals. However, they fell to Independence 3-1. 

King’s Fork boy’s volleyball also advanced to the VHSL state tournament for just the second time in school history. 

Although these two teams fell just short of a championship, they were in the conversation, and with 315 VHSL member schools, that is impressive. 

One thing evident here in Suffolk is that some talented athletes are coming through our schools.

As fall winds down and we gear up for winter sports, we want to wish everyone the best of luck. Whether you are involved in basketball, wrestling, gymnastics, or indoor track, play hard and be great.