Tommy Keeler Jr.

Warren’s hit lifts Post 21 over Post 34

July 23, 2015

STEPHENS CITY –Winchester Post 21 manager Anthony Hargrave called on an ailing Eli Warren late in the game to come off the bench and help the team and Warren delivered in a big way.

Staying Sharp

JMU's Colton Harlow pitches against Longwood earlier this spring. The Stonewall Jackson graduate will be playing for the Martha Vineyard Sharks for the next month.  Photo courtesy JMU Athletics Communications

July 16, 2015

Colton Harlow was enjoying his summer, playing for a team in Outer Banks, North Carolina. However, when the opportunity came along to play for a strong summer baseball league with his JMU catcher, he couldn’t pass it up.

What A Relief

Winchester's shortstop Luke Gibbs gets a late tag on Woodstock's  Andrew Selby as he slides into second base during second inning action Wednesday night at Bridgeforth Field. Rich Cooley/Daily

July 15, 2015

WINCHESTER — Woodstock was able to rally to take the lead and then used a strong bullpen performance to hold on Wednesday night.

Cardinals prevail in 16-inning game

July 14, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — It took over five hours, but the Front Royal Cardinals found a way to pick up another win in Valley Baseball League action.

Storm’s Path

New Market Rebel's center fielder Storm Edwards is off to a strong start this season for the Rebels.  Rich Cooley/Daily

July 10, 2015

NEW MARKET –As his senior year of high school was coming to a close, Storm Edwards had a huge decision to make.

Stepping Up

Strasburg's  Ryan Smoot penetrates the lane for an easy layup during a home game this past season in Strasburg. Smoot, a three-sport star for the Rams, is the Northern Virginia Daily's 2014-15 Male Athlete of the Year. Rich Cooley/Daily file

June 30, 2015

STRASBURG – Strasburg’s football, basketball and baseball teams all had one thing in common this season – they were young. They also had strong senior leadership, and Ryan Smoot had a lot to do with that.

One To Remember

Warren County senior Autumn Troxell, The Northern Virginia Daily's 2014-15 Female Athlete of the Year, ended a stellar career as a three-sport standout for the Wildcats. She'll play volleyball and basketball next season at Randolph College.   Rich Cooley/Daily file

June 29, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – Autumn Troxell made sure her senior year was one to remember.

Staying Focused

Strasburg's Rachel Tischler was all-state in both the 1,600 and the 3,200 this year. She placed third in the 1,600 and second in the 3,200 at the Group 2A state meet.   Rich Cooley/Daily

June 24, 2015

STRASBURG — Rachel Tischler took the momentum she had in cross country and ran with it — literally.

Hayes enjoys time working with Express

Former Major League Baseball player Charlie Hayes helps Chase Padot, 14,  of Stephens City get his head positioned while working inside the batting cage during a Strasburg Express baseball camp in Strasburg on Wednesday. Rich Cooley/Daily

June 24, 2015

STRASBURG — Charlie Hayes has always been a believer in giving back, that’s why it’s no surprise that the former Major Leaguer is in Strasburg for a few days to help out the Strasburg Express.

Best at the finish

Strasburg's  Cody Darr won the Group 2A state 200-meter race and led the Rams in two relay events. He broke the school record with a 21.66 in the 200 state final.   Rich Cooley/Daily

June 23, 2015

STRASBURG — Cody Darr couldn’t have picked a better time to run his best race.

Grim had Warriors boys peaking at right time

Tom Grim

June 23, 2015

STEPHENS CITY — Every coach wants to see their athletes peak at the right time. Things don’t always work out that way, but for Sherando boys track coach Tom Grim that’s exactly the way things happened for his team this season.

Staunton gets timely hits to pull out win

June 22, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Front Royal and Staunton both had solid pitching performances on Monday night, but it was the Braves who had a few more timely hits.

Competitive fire fuels Goode to strong season

Warren County's Jayme Goode led the Wildcats to regionals this season. She also advanced individually in both singles and doubles. Rich Cooley/Daily

June 19, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Growing up just outside of Austin, Texas, Jayme Goode enjoyed playing tennis as a youth. She played a lot with her older brother and her mom, but she was always on the losing end.