2015 Winter All-Area Teams

2015 All-Area Boys Basketball Team

First Team Trey Brisco, Sherando The senior led the area in steals, averaging 2.3 per contest. Brisco averaged 12.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. He was a first team All-Northwestern District and All-Conference 21 selection for Sherando. Austin Fadely, Central The junior led ...

Brisco’s strong offseason pays off

STEPHENS CITY — Trey Brisco wanted to make the most of his senior basketball season. The Sherando senior realized that would require a real commitment in the offseason. Brisco's dedication paid off and helped him and his teammates have a very strong season. "In the summer and in the ...

Rams continue to taking strides under Hiserman

STRASBURG – Matt Hiserman expected Strasburg’s boys basketball players would require some time to get to know one another this season, considering the Rams’ blend of youth and a handful of experienced varsity players. With that in mind, the second-year varsity coach made a change to ...

2015 All-Area Girls Basketball Team

First Team Heidi Brown, Sherando The senior led the area in scoring, averaging 18.3 points per game. She was the Northwestern District Co-Player of the Year. Brown also shot 41.9 percent from the field this season for Sherando. Rachel Clifton, Skyline The freshman averaged a ...

Skarupa guides Falcons to success in final season

WOODSTOCK — Not one player on Central's girls basketball team had a driver's license this season, so coach Mallory Skarupa decided to use that to her advantage. On home game days the team would stay at school and hang out in Skarupa's classroom. They watched film, they watched funny videos ...

Hakel does it all for Warriors

STEPHENS CITY — If there's one game that sums up how versatile Sherando's Jess Hakel is, it has to be the Warriors' 63-51 victory over Park View on February 11. Hakel recorded her first career triple-double, something very rare for a high school player to achieve. The Sherando senior ...

Rams thrive in Wood’s second season

Strasburg’s wrestling team faced adversity right from the start this past season. Before the season even began, the Rams knew they would be without Eric Reynolds (torn ACL) and Marco Gallagher (home school), two Group 2A state tournament qualifiers last year whom Strasburg head coach Mike ...

Answering the bell: Campbell uses adversity as fuel for historic run

STRASBURG – Nic Campbell admits it. He got too comfortable on the wrestling mat during his senior season at Strasburg High School. That sort of thing can happen when you lose just one match out of 143 during the first three seasons of your high school wrestling career. And Campbell says ...

2015 All-Area Wrestling Team

First Team Kyle Sisk, Strasburg 106 pounds The sophomore placed third at the Group 2A state tournament and was a Bull Run District and Region 2A East champion. Sisk went 44-5 with 24 pins. Zach Beckner, Warren County 113 pounds The junior was a Group 3A state champion and won ...

Knight guides Warriors to another solid season

STEPHENS CITY — Sherando swim coach Joe Knight knew it wasn’t going to be an easy year for the girls team. Sherando has had a lot of good swimmers come through the school, especially on the girls side, but the team lost a lot to graduation. Still, the Warriors were able to put together ...

Versatile Ferguson finishes strong

STEPHENS CITY — Laura Ferguson has always been strong in the 50-yard freestyle, but this year she showed that she can excel in many different races. The Sherando senior qualified for the Group 4A state swim meet in three different events. Ferguson was able to qualify for the state meet in ...

2015 All-Area Girls Swim Team

First team Cassie Cooper, Strasburg The sophomore qualified for the Group 2A state meet in the 100 butterfly. She finished 11th in the state meet with a swim of 1:14.18. She helped lead the Rams to a 15th-place finish in the state meet. Brianna English, Sherando Led the area in ...

Crisman guides undermanned Strasburg to success

STRASBURG – When Strasburg High School’s swim team hit the pool for practice in preparation for the winter sports season, something about the boys team caught the eye of coach Ina Rae Crisman. “We only had seven boys and when we first started out I thought we’ll do what we can with ...

Wolf ends stellar career on high note

STRASBURG – Trevor Wolf packed a little extra punch into his preparation for his senior season with Central High School’s boys swim team. In his first three seasons, Wolf, a four-year varsity swimmer for the Falcons, had waited until the start of practice in November to dive into his ...

2015 All-Area Boys Swim Team

First Team Daniel Mathes, Stonewall Jackson The junior earned an all-state spot with his eighth-place finish in the 200 free at the Group 2A state meet. He also placed ninth in the 500 free. Mathes ranked third in the area in the 200 free and was second in the 500 free. Ethan Medrano, ...