CHILLICOTHE — A valiant comeback effort fell short for the Washington Blue Lions in the District semifinal match-up against New Lexington Wednesday, March 1 at Southeastern High School near Chillicothe.

New Lexington won the game, 54-49.

Washington finishes an outstanding season with a record of 20-5.

New Lexington improves to 21-4 and awaits the winner of Wednesday’s second District semifinal game featuring Fairfield Union taking on Gallia Academy.

The District championship game is set for Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Convocation Center on the campus of Ohio University in Athens.

There will be more on this game later on the Record-Herald’s website.

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