New head coach Bob Hudson is hoping that six returning players, three of them starters, and a new playoff format will be the right ingredients for the Auburn girls basketball team to make a deep run into the playoffs this season.
Coming off a very successful season that ended in a heart-breaking loss in the regional semifinals, the Auburn boys basketball team is hoping that success and six returning players will be the key for the Eagles to make another deep run into the postseason.
Jared Downing crossed the line in fifth place to help lead the Auburn boys team to a fifth place finish in the VHSL State Group 1A cross country championships Saturday at Great Meadows. The Lady Eagles finished ninth behind the 21st place showing of Laurel Miller.
Auburn, the defending Group A, Division 1 state champions, who claimed its first-ever stete title last season, added another first-ever trophy to the showcase, as the Eagles knocked off Galax 20-25, 25-22, 25-13 and 25-10 to claim the Group 1A West championship trophy Thursday night at Virginia High School in Bristol.