2015 Winter All-Area Teams

Brisco’s strong offseason pays off

Sherando's Trey Brisco drives to the basket against Skyline on Dec. 12 in Front Royal. Brisco led the area in steals and helped  the Warriors to an 18-5 record this season. Rich Cooley/Daily file

March 20, 2015

STEPHENS CITY — Trey Brisco wanted to make the most of his senior basketball season. The Sherando senior realized that would require a real committment in the offseason.

Rams continue to taking strides under Hiserman

Matt Hiserman

March 20, 2015

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.

2015 All-Area Boys Basketball Team

March 20, 2015

First Team
Trey Brisco, Sherando
The senior led the area in steals, averaging 2.3 per contest. Brisco averaged 12.1 points

Hakel does it all for Warriors

Sherando's Jess Hakel drives to the basket against Skyline on Dec. 12 in Front Royal. Hakel's versatility played a big part in Sherando's success this year. Rich Cooley/Daily file

March 19, 2015

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.

2015 All-Area Wrestling Team

March 18, 2015

First Team
Kyle Sisk, Strasburg
106 pounds
The sophomore placed third at the Group 2A state tournament and was a

Versatile Ferguson finishes strong

Sherando swimmer Laura Ferguson finished ninth in the 50 freestyle in the Group 4A state meet to cap off a strong senior season. Rich Cooley/Daily file

March 17, 2015

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.

2015 All-Area Girls Swim Team

March 17, 2015

First team
Cassie Cooper, Strasburg
The sophomore qualified for the Group 2A state meet in the 100 butterfly. She finished

Wolf ends stellar career on high note

Central's Trevor Wolf, The Northern Virginia Daily's 2015 Boys Swimmer of the Year, ended his four-year swimming career with two top 10 finishes at the Group 3A state meet and was the area's top boys swimmer in the 50-yard freestyle and 100 free.   Rich Cooley/Daily

March 16, 2015

STRASBURG – Trevor Wolf packed a little extra punch into his preparation for his senior season with Central High School’s boys swim team.

2015 All-Area Boys Swim Team

March 16, 2015

First Team
Daniel Mathes, Stonewall Jackson
The junior earned an all-state spot with his eighth-place finish in the 200 free

Crisman guides undermanned Strasburg to success

Ina Rae Crisman

March 16, 2015

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.