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Bane to play in all-star game

Halifax County High School senior second baseman Meg Bane has been selected to play in the annual Virginia High School League Coaches Association All-Star Softball Game.

The all-star game will be played in Hampton in July.

Bane’s selection to play in the all-star game was announced Wednesday night during the annual Halifax County High School Senior Awards Night program.

“It’s very exciting,” Bane said of the opportunity to play with and against some of the best high school softball players in the state.

“Ms. Saunders (Halifax County High School Head Softball Coach Melanie Saunders) came to me and asked if I wanted to do it. I told her definitely.”

Bane said it is an honor to be selected to play in the VHSL all-star game.

“I’m very excited to be able to go down there to Hampton and spend a week with some of the best softball players in the state,” she remarked.

“I’m excited to see so many competitive girls in the state and what they bring. I’m sure I can learn something from them.”

Bane, who will attend the University of Virginia next year, said she plans to try to earn a spot on the Cavaliers’ softball team next season.

“I’ve talked to the UVA coach,” Bane said, “and I have a chance to walk on and compete for a spot on the UVA softball team. I’m going to try to make the best of that opportunity.”

A good outing in the VHSL all-star game could help Bane in her attempt to earn a spot on the University of Virginia softball team.

“I’m going to e-mail the (UVA) coaches and tell them I’m going to be participating in the all-star game, and hopefully they can come down and watch,” Bane noted.

Participating in the all-star game, Bane said, can only help make her a better player.

“Not only is being selected to play in the all-star game an honor, it’s something that can help make you better,” Bane pointed out.


“The way you get better is to surround yourself with players as good or better than you are. When you surround yourself with people like that, only good things can happen.”