Lacks carries on rich Randolph-Henry tradition

Published 12:14 pm Wednesday, June 26, 2019

A testament to the effectiveness of Randolph-Henry High School’s baseball program is that it has had a representative in the Virginia High School Coaches Association (VHSCA) All-Star Game for each of the last five years. This year that representative was the recently graduated Skylar Lacks.

Last year, it was Carter Strickland; in 2017 it was Cameron Vassar; in 2016 it was Josh Jones; and in 2015 it was Eric Jones.

Statesmen Varsity Head Coach Joshua Barmoy explained some key details of the VHSCA All-Star Game.

“Each year the state championship coaches from each grouping come together to select the best seniors in the state of Virginia to participate in the Virginia High School Coaches Association All-Star Game,” he said. “Held in conjunction with the Virginia High School League, the VHSCA held its first East-West all-star baseball game on June 19, 1976 at the University of Virginia.”

Lacks helped his team win the nine-inning all-star game, 4-3.

“It is a great honor to be selected as one of the best 36 players in the state of Virginia,” Barmoy said. “Our program is excited to have a representative to participate in this game. It’s crazy to think that Skylar was one of the first kids I coached when I started my coaching career at Randolph-Henry, and to see him and his family at the game supporting him was awesome! It takes so many pieces from parental support, coaches from Dixie Youth to high school, and even mentors to reach a high level.”