The Carroll County softball team already has the Key to the Town of Hillsville. Now the state champions have a week named in their honor and a banner hanging over Main Street in Hillsville.
Exactly one month to the day it claimed the first team state championship in school history, the Carroll County Lady Cavaliers were honored by the Carroll County Board of Supervisors on July 13. Chairman Phil McCraw read aloud a resolution that day proclaiming July 13-20, 2015 as Lady Cavaliers Week.
“We are all real proud,” McCraw said prior to reading the proclamation. “The Carroll County Board of Supervisors wishes to recognize the outstanding achievements of the 2015 Carroll County High School Lady Cavaliers’ softball team and coaching staff.”
McCraw then read the team’s accomplishments, which included a 19-0 regular season, making the Lady Cavs the first varsity team in any sport to post a perfect regular season in CCHS history. He also recognized their River Ridge District and Conference 24 championships, and runner-up finish in the 4-A North Tournament, which earned the team a berth in the VHSL Group 4-A State Tournament.
“And whereas the Lady Cavaliers defeated defending state champion Woodgrove 1-0, becoming the 2015 4-A state softball champions with a record of 26-1, and whereas the Lady Cavaliers have given Carroll County High School its first state championship title in any sport in the school’s 46-year history,” McCraw said. “Now therefore be it resolved that the Carroll County Board of Supervisors duly recognize each team member and their excellent coaching staff for the accomplishments which have been set forth, and now therefore be it further resolved that the Carroll County Board of Supervisors in proud recognition of this outstanding achievement hereby proclaim July 13-20, 2015 as Lady Cavaliers Week.”
Each team member and coaching staff member were then given awards from the county along with a copy of the proclamation. Awards were also presented to the Carroll County Recreation Department and Carroll County High School.
“Again, we are all really proud of you. I don’t know if you noticed it or not, but they have got a really nice banner hanging across Main Street. It is very nice,” McCraw said. “This is a crowning achievement for Carroll County. Go Cavaliers!”
CCHS Principal Chuck Thompson thanked the board for the banner across Main Street.
“It is very exciting and very deserving of these girls,” Thompson said. “They are good people, which makes it extra special.”
“They are from Carroll County, they have to be good people,” McCraw replied.