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Herbert Hoover players celebrate during the 2019 Class AA state tournament at Jackson Park in Vienna. The state tournament will move to South Charleston from 2020-2024.


PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The state high school softball tournament is changing venues for at least the next five years.

The West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission announced Tuesday the city of South Charleston will host the event at Little Creek Park Complex from 2020-2024.

The tournament had previously been held at Jackson Park in Vienna, but will change sites beginning May 27-28 of next year.

 “We sincerely thank Steve Black and his staff at Jackson Park for their many years of support and assistance with the event,” WVSSAC Executive Director Bernie Dolan said. “All of our state championship venues are put out for bid every four years, and South Charleston was the successful bidder this year. 

“We are excited about this new partnership and look forward to working with South Charleston’s Director of Public Works Mr. Gerald Burgy and his staff as we begin planning for the 2020 tournament.”

Burgy, South Charleston Mayor Frank Mullens and South Charleston High School athletic director Bryce Casto presented the winning proposal last Wednesday in front of the WVSSAC Board of Directors.

“South Charleston is excited to host this event,” Burgy said. “We are proud to be able to share our wonderful facility for the state tournament and promise to make it an event that the student athletes and their families will never forget.”