2015 Fall All-Area Teams

2015 All-Area Football Offensive Team

First Team Dylan Hamman, Skyline Quarterback The senior completed 169 of 287 passes and set a school record with 2,180 yards passing. Hamman threw 21 touchdown passes. He was a second team all-Conference 28 pick. Hank Hoover, Central Running back The senior set a new ...

2015 Football Coach of the Year: Gilbert led joint effort in Hawks’ success

FRONT ROYAL – The turnover in Skyline High School’s varsity football team was tremendous. Prior to the start of the 2015 season, Hawks ninth-year head coach Heath Gilbert had to find a way to replace the 19 seniors who helped the program to seven wins in 2014. To compound the matter, ...

Versatile Rivers big key for Sherando defense

STEPHENS CITY – When asked if there was a play from Dylan Rivers’ season that stood out the most, both Rivers and Sherando football coach Bill Hall said the same thing – an 80-yard punt against Millbrook. Rivers, who has already verbally committed to play at Penn State University, can ...

2015 All-Area Football Defensive team

First team Ben Avery, Sherando Defensive line The senior had 46 total tackles, including 10 solo for the Warriors. He also had 6.5 sacks. Avery was a first-team All-Conference 21 West selection. Matt Edwards, Central Defensive line The senior finished the season with 64 ...

2015 All-Area Volleyball Team

First Team Brooke Aston, Sherando The senior libero finished the season with 446 digs, the best mark in the area. She also was third on the team with 34 aces. Aston was a second team all-Conference 21 West selection. Cassie Cooper, Strasburg The junior led the Rams with 91 kills ...

2015 Boys Cross Country All-Area team

First team Ryan Davis, Strasburg The junior finished 23rd in the Group 2A state meet in a time of 17:22. Davis won the Shenandoah County meet this season, and finished seventh in the Region 2A East meet in a time of 17:22. Thomas Gilmore, Central The sophomore placed 28th in the ...

2015 All-Area girls cross country team

First team Olivia Couillard, Sherando The freshman finished 19th in the Group 4A state meet in a time of 20:13. Also placed 23rd in the Region 4A West meet in a time of 20:47. Led Sherando to an eighth-place team finish at the state meet. Lexi Keller, Central The senior finished ...

Clanahan leads motivated Generals to success

QUICKSBURG — Two points. That was a big theme for Stonewall Jackson's girls cross country team this year. Last year they were two points short of qualifying for the state meet, and they used that as motivation. "The 2 points from regionals last year. That just lingered, hung there, it ...

Experience pays off for Central’s Keller

WOODSTOCK — Experience paid off. Central senior Lexi Keller had been to the state cross country meet each of her first three seasons with the Falcons, so this year when she made it again she was a pro at it. Keller used her experience to help her in the race to make all-state and finish ...

2015 All-Area Golf Team

Yash Desai, Stonewall Jackson The sophomore qualified for the Group 1A state tournament by firing a career-low 78 in the Region 1A East tournament. Desai had a two-day total of 201 in the state competition. He tied for sixth in Conference 44. Luke Estep, Central The sophomore fired ...

Walters guides Central golf team to goals in 2015

WOODSTOCK – Sitting in a golf cart on Bryce Resort’s course in early August, Central golf coach Jeff Walters looked out over a group of Falcons milling around the first tee box before the start of practice and began detailing the goals he had for his team in the upcoming season. The ...

Loy’s leadership key to Warriors’ golf success

STEPHENS CITY – For Sherando High School junior Brett Loy, the sport of golf never stops. On most days Loy is on the golf course. Even in the winter, when the weather cooperates and the temperature is above freezing, Loy is on the links. Rarely does he take a day off from sharpening his ...