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The Madison County softball team's Class 2 state semifinal matchup with Lebanon has been pushed back to next Thursday.

Virginia High School League championship weekend is always an exciting time for players, coaches and fans as they try to wrap up the season by hoisting a state title.

Mother Nature has thrown a curveball into this weekend’s spring state tournaments, forcing the VHSL to rearrange or, in some cases, push back scheduled games because of the forecasted inclement weather this weekend.

The forecast will have an effect on several Central Virginia teams, including the Fluvanna County baseball, Madison County softball and Western Albemarle boys and girls tennis teams.

The Western girls tennis team was scheduled to play for the Class 3 state title on Saturday morning on the outdoor courts at the James Moyer Complex, with the Warriors’ boys tennis team scheduled to follow at 1 p.m.

Inclement weather has forced a venue change for both teams.

The Class 3 girls championship between Western Albemarle and James Monroe has been moved to the indoor tennis courts at Hunting Hills Country Club in Roanoke. The match is slated to begin at 1 p.m. and two matches will be played at a time.

Western Albemarle’s boys tennis team will face James Monroe at 2 p.m. at the Sun Tennis Center in Roanoke at 2 p.m. in the Class 3 boys championship match. Just like the girls, only two matches can be played at a time.

VHSL officials also made the call Thursday to postpone the Class 3 and 4 baseball and softball championships until next week.

The Fluvanna County baseball team will meet Brentsville District on Thursday, June 13 at 9 a.m. at Kiwanis Field in the Class 3 state semifinals. The championship game will be played on Friday, June 14 at 9 a.m.

Madison County’s softball team will now face Lebanon High School on Thursday, June 13 at Radford University at a time to be determined. The championship game is slated for Friday, June 14.

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John Harvey covers Central Virginia high school sports for The Daily Progress and CVille Varsity. He can be reached at jharvey@dailyprogress.com or (434) 978-7250. Follow him on Twitter at @JohnNHarveyIII

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