This week the Executive Committee of the Virginia High School League (VHSL) voted to move 14 state tournament events away from Liberty University, sending 10 Spring Jubilee Championship events and 500 new athletes to Salem, Virginia's Championship City, in Virginia's Blue Ridge in 2017-18.
Group 4A and Group 3A 2017-18 Spring Jubilee Championship events, semifinals and finals, for baseball, softball and girls and boys soccer and lacrosse, previously at Liberty University, will now be hosted by Salem in Virginia's Blue Ridge.
Salem in Virginia's Blue Ridge will continue as an official "Super Site" for 2017-18 basketball state quarterfinal and semifinal games bringing up to six boys and six girls divisions with four games per day. Salem in Virginia's Blue Ridge will also continue as host of the 1A and 2A state football championships along with 1A, 2A and 3A state wrestling championships.
"We were honored to work with our partners in Salem to secure this business," stated Landon C. Howard, President of Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge. "We look forward to welcoming these athletes, their families, and fans to our region."