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2 CH Boys Vol­ley­ball play­ers make First Team

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COLO­NIAL HEIGHTS - Fol­low­ing the Colo­nials’ se­cond trip to the boys vol­ley­ball state semi­fi­nals in the last four sea­sons, two Colo­nial Heights play­ers achieved all-state hon­ors.

Mul­ti­sport ath­letes Grayson An­drews and Haden Crow­der were both named to First Team on the Class 4 State Boys Vol­ley­ball team. An­drews as the main set­ter and Crow­der as one of the Colo­nials’ main out­side hit­ters helped lead the Colo­nials to a 17-6 record in 2018, with the Colo­nials fall­ing just two points shy of reach­ing their first state cham­pi­onship match since 2015 with a fiveset loss to Great Bridge in the semi­fi­nals.

An­drews and Crow­der have been lead­ing con­trib­u­tors to the Colo­nials’ boys vol­ley­ball and base­ball var­sity teams, and have also both been a steady pres­ence on the Colo­nial Heights Boys Bas­ket­ball team with An­drews hav­ing earned dou­ble-digit points in games sev­eral times and ofen­times back­ing up Lorenzo Min­ter and MJ McNeil as the third high­est scorer on the team. Crow­der was both a scor­ing and emo­tional leader for his Colo­nials boys vol­ley­ball

team, and he is look­ing to play col­lege base­ball for Chowan Uni­ver­sity. Crow­der has also com­peted in cross coun­try and in swim­ming in pre­vi­ous high school sea­sons.

Class 4 Boys Vol­ley­ball State Coach of the Year and State Player of the Year hon­ors went to Michael Townsend and Jar­rett Car­rano, re­spec­tively. Both are from Patrick Henry High School in Ash­land.

[FILE PHOTO BY NICK VANDELOECHT/ PROGRESS-IN­DEX.COM]

Colo­nial Heights Boys Vol­ley­ball’s Grayson An­drews

[FILE PHOTO BY NICK VANDELOECHT/ PROGRESS-IN­DEX.COM]

Colo­nial Heights Boys Vol­ley­ball’s Haden Crow­der

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