2014 Fall All-Area Teams

Workhorse Warrior

STEPHENS CITY — Following the end of each high school football season, Sherando head coach Bill Hall presents his returning players with a sheet of paper on which they list their goals for the next season and how they plan to put themselves in position to reach those goals. LeeQuan Johnson ...

2014 All-Area Football Offensive Team

First Team Mark Smoot, Strasburg Quarterback The senior was a first team all-Bull Run District and second team all-Region 2A East pick. Smoot led the area in pass completions (150), passing yards (2,171) and passing touchdowns (26). LeeQuan Johnson Jr., Sherando Running ...

2014 All-Area Football Defensive team

First team Defensive line, Gerren Butler, Skyline Senior was a first-team All-Conference 28 selection. Butler was a first-team All-Northwestern selection. Butler had 56 tackles and three sacks for the Hawks this season. Defensive line, Ronnie Clifton, Skyline Senior made ...

Hall leads by example for Warriors

STEPHENS CITY — Sherando football coach Bill Hall has built a strong tradition at the school. That tradition has led to success year in and year out. It's part of the reason that despite losing some key players from the 2013 state finalist squad, Sherando still had another solid year this ...

Making up for lost time

STEPHENS CITY — Last year Brogan McPartland had to sit back and watch most of the season from the sidelines due to a broken leg. This year, the Sherando senior did his best to make up for lost time. McPartland had dominant game after dominant game to make his senior season the best one ...

2014 All-Area Volleyball Team

First Team Michelle Baker, Sherando The senior was a first team all-Northwestern District selection and was named a first team all-Conference 21 pick. Baker was second on the team with 147 kills and led the Warriors with 45 blocks. Carol Bartholomew, SVCA The senior led the Patriots ...

Putnam leads Wildcats to success

FRONT ROYAL — Warren County volleyball coach Sarah Putnam noticed a certain closeness amongst her team on and off the court this past season. That camaraderie, which Putnam said was a byproduct of the many years that most of the Wildcats’ players had spent playing volleyball together, ...

Lowering the boom

FRONT ROYAL — It’s a sound that Warren County volleyball coach Sarah Putnam has grown quite fond of over the last few years. The thud of a hand as it strikes the leather skin of a volleyball, the boom as the ball connects with the floor or a defender who was unfortunate enough to be in ...

Rudy leads young Rams to success

STRASBURG — Strasburg cross country coach Jeff Rudy has had an established top-notch girls program for years, but over the last few seasons the boys program has become stronger as well. This season the boys had their best finish in many years. A very young boys squad placed third in the ...

Stellar second act

STRASBURG — It's difficult in any sport to follow up a strong season with another one, but Max Middleton was able to do that with ease. The Strasburg junior boys cross country runner finished 13th in the Group 2A state meet, giving him all-state honors for the second straight year. He also ...

2014 All-Area Boys Cross Country team

First team Dylan Campbell, Strasburg The sophomore led the Rams in the Region 2A East meet with a 17th-place finish in a time of 17:35. Campbell placed 22nd in the state meet in a time of 17:34. Led the Rams to third place in the state meet. Luke Cline, Skyline The senior earned ...

Rudy, Rams continue solid tradition

STRASBURG — Strasburg coach Jeff Rudy knew it would be a challenge for his girls cross country team to achieve things to which the program has grown accustomed. The Rams lost a lot to graduation and had only nine varsity runners at the Group 2A state meet, but the team showed it's about ...

Finishing with style

STRASBURG — Rachel Tischler had to change her pre-season goals. The Strasburg senior cross country runner was seventh on the team as a junior, so she didn't have lofty expectations. Once the season started, she began to do better and better. By the time the year was over, she had put ...

2014 All-Area Girls Cross Country team

The freshman placed 15th in the Region 4A North meet in 20:25 to qualify for the Group 4A state meet. She led the Warriors to an eighth-place finish as a team in regionals. Conner placed 63rd in the state meet. Grace Dellinger, Strasburg The freshman was Strasburg’s top runner ...

Relentless preparation

STEPHENS CITY — Brett Loy doesn’t quite remember the first time he picked up a golf club. Though Loy is only a sophomore at Sherando High School, his first taste of the sport might as well have been a lifetime ago. Loy was just 18 months old when he first grabbed a club, and his ...

Strasburg thrives under Hardy

STRASBURG — Jordan Hardy was set up quite nicely for his first season as Strasburg High School’s head golf coach. Hardy, who arrived at Strasburg in 2012 after spending two years teaching and one year coaching golf at New Kent High School, spent his first two years at his new school ...

2014 All-Area Golf Team

Jonathan Koontz, Stonewall Jackson The senior finished tied for third place with a 76 at the Conference 35 tournament. Koontz, one of three Generals to qualify for the Region 2A East tournament, ended his season with an 88 at the regional match. Brett Loy, Sherando The sophomore won ...