The Lafayette and Warhill field hockey teams shared the distinction of having their seasons ended by Bay Rivers District sides bound for their respective state finals.
Lafayette lost to 4A runner-up Grafton in the Conference 18 semifinals and Warhill was defeated in the 3A East Region quarterfinals by Tabb, which won its third consecutive state title.
In Williamsburg, there was no clear-cut best team with Lafayette edging Warhill in a shootout and Jamestown defeating Lafayette 2-1, but falling to Warhill 2-1.
A pair of local players sharing 2016 Virginia Gazette Field Hockey Player of the Year honors only seems apt following a season like this. This year, juniors...