2016 Winter All-Area Teams

2016 Boys Basketball All Area team

2016 Boys Basketball All Area team First team Cam Ford, Warren County The junior averaged 19.1 points per game to lead the Wildcats this season. He shot 48.1 percent from the floor. Ford was a first-team All-Bull Run District selection and a first-team All-Conference 28 ...

Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Pugh led way for Falcons this season

WOODSTOCK — Central’s boys basketball team liked to get up and down the floor this season, trying to run and score in transition. Amid all the chaos, one player was almost always at the controls — point guard Ian Pugh. The Central junior had the ball in his hands the majority of the ...

2016 All Area Girls Basketball team

2016 All Area Girls Basketball team First team Haley Bischoff, Strasburg The junior averaged 8.0 points and 9.3 rebounds per game for the Rams this season. Bischoff also averaged 2.0 assists and 3.0 steals per contest. She was a second team All-Bull Run District pick. Kelsey ...

2016 All-Area Wrestling Team

First Team Hunter Jost, Warren County 106 pounds The freshman was the Group 3A state runner-up, the Bull Run District champion and Conference 28 runner-up. Jost was 42-9 and third in the area with 30 pins. Kyle Sisk, Strasburg 113 pounds The junior was the Group 2A state ...

2016 Wrestler of the Year: Beckner leaves lasting legacy

FRONT ROYAL – Zach Beckner will graduate from Warren County High School as the most decorated wrestler in Wildcats' history. He became the program’s first two-time Virginia High School League state champion when he won the Group 3A 126-pound title last month. He’s the school’s ...

2016 Boys Swimming All Area team

2016 Boys Swimming All Area team First team Pascal Bruder, Strasburg Bruder finished third in the 200 IM (2:12.74) at the Group 2A sate meet. He also placed fourth in the 500 free (5:21.49) at the state meet. Bruder was part of Strasburg’s fifth-place 200 free relay team. Ethan ...

2016 Boys Swimmer of the Year: Milburn navigates busy schedule

STEPHENS CITY -- It may not have always been fun, but Daniel Milburn knows the schedule he was on this winter was worth it. The Sherando junior wanted to be able to swim with his high school team this year, even if it meant making some sacrifices -- with his sleep. Milburn also swims with ...

2016 All-Area Girls Swim Team

First Team Cassie Cooper, Strasburg The junior placed 13th in the 100 butterfly at the Group 2A state meet and swam legs of the 200 free and 200 medley relays, which placed 11th and 12th in the state. Cooper ranked second in the area in the 100 fly. Sydney Crosser, Central The ...

2016 Girls Swim Coach of the Year: Shaffer gets most out of young Falcons

STRASBURG – For Central swim coach Steve Shaffer, as well as his counterparts at Stonewall Jackson and Strasburg high schools, each winter sports season presents the same challenge. Shenandoah County high school swimming is a small program. The three public high schools share a single ...

2016 Girls Swimmer of the Year: Funkhouser makes history

STRASBURG – Sitting on the first row of a set of metal bleachers overlooking the pool inside the Signal Knob Recreation Center 10 days after winning a Group 2A state swim title in the 50-yard freestyle, Ashley Funkhouser pondered the question, one she’s likely been asked a dozen times ...