By Rockbridge Report Staff
Charlie Manuel of World Series-winning Phillies fame and some championship Buena Vista football teams can step aside — they’re not the city’s only sports legends anymore.
Parry McCluer’s girl’s basketball team trounced Wytheville’s George Wythe High School on Thursday to claim the Virginia High School League Group 1A state tournament championship at VCU’s Siegel Center in Richmond.
The 34-29 victory avenged the Fighting Blues’ loss against the top-seeded Maroons two weeks ago in the Region 1A West Tournament title game.
School let out early Thursday in Buena Vista to support Coach Adam Gilbert and his team in their successful quest for a first-ever state title.