Altavista - In the 13 years since Altavista moved to Single A, the boys basketball team has been to the state semifinals EIGHT times.
A potential state championship game against Radford looms...but first things first - Friday night in the semis.
Altavista Head Coach Mike Cartolaro said "The message is going to be we're playing Galax. They won back to back state titles in 2012 and 2011. They know what it's like to do it. We do too and we're not thinking past Friday night. We can't do that."
Altavista senior guard Richard Hubbard says "Everyone's going to come out and give us their best shot knowing that we were the defending state champs and everyone wants a piece of us now."
The Colonels face Galax at 6 o-clock Friday at the Salem Civic Center.