WOODSTOCK – The praise for Luke Estep’s impact on Central’s baseball program flows easily from head coach Sean Semones.
Semones, himself a former Falcon who just completed his second season as the head coach at his alma mater, said recently that it will be “years and years” before ...
WOODSTOCK – In the days before the Bull Run District tournament, Central baseball coach Sean Semones said he thought the Falcons, at the time 17-2 overall, were in the midst of quite possibly the best regular season in the program’s history.
Even after what the Falcons consider a premature ...
Hunter Entsminger, Sherando
The junior posted nine RBIs, 10 runs scored and 13 steals, and on the mound was 4-1 with a 1.69 ERA. Entsminger was first team All-Northwestern District and second team All-Region 4C.
Chase Hart, Strasburg
The sophomore first ...
Rachel Sirbaugh, Skyline
The junior led the area in batting average (.646) and doubles (16) and ranked second in RBIs (30). Sirbaugh was a second team All-Northwestern District (Class 3) and All-Region 3B pick.
Emma Benson, Skyline
The sophomore shortstop ...
FRONT ROYAL – Skyline softball coach John Ritter has known Rachel Sirbaugh since she was about 4 years old, and even back then he could tell the future Hawk catcher had a certain hard-working quality about her. That work ethic never left Sirbaugh in the years to come, but as she prepared to ...
FRONT ROYAL – Sometimes a few words can hold so much meaning. For Skyline head coach John Ritter, everything he’s tried to build his program on spilled out in a quick question posed by one of his players on a hot June afternoon in Salem.
The Hawks had just fallen to Tabb, 6-0, in the VHSL ...
QUICKSBURG - LuLu Funkhouser’s first three years on the girls soccer team were strong, but her senior year topped them all.
The Stonewall Jackson senior forward set several school records as she scored 41 goals to help lead the Generals to a successful season.
Funkhouser said she owed her ...
QUICKSBURG – A year removed from almost not having enough players for a team, Stonewall Jackson’s girls soccer team had a remarkable turnaround season.
The Generals, aided by a strong group of freshman, won 16 games, finished second in the Shenandoah District and secured a home game in ...
2018 All-Area Girls Soccer team
Eli Dellinger, Stonewall Jackson
The freshman defender was a first team All-Shenandoah District and first team All-Region 1B selection. Dellinger had four goals and six assists for the Generals. She helped lead the team to a Region 2B berth.
QUICKSBURG - Carlos Romero-Hernandez decided to give soccer another try this season and it paid off in a big way for him and his teammates.
The Stonewall Jackson senior took a year off from the sport and had a dazzling season for the Generals in his return. Romero-Hernandez said he was ...
QUICKSBURG - Matt Burgwald accomplished a lot this season in his first year as Stonewall Jackson boys soccer coach. However, one of the things he was most proud of was bringing a community together.
Burgwald, who is also a Shenandoah County Soccer League travel coach, said he was very happy to ...
2018 Boys Soccer All-Area team
Juan Arrecona-Jacuinde, Stonewall Jackson
The senior was a first team All-Region 1B and a second team All-Class 1 State selection this season. Arrecona-Jacuinde had six goals and 11 assists for the Generals this year.
Angel Arteaga Loorenzo, Stonewall ...
WOODSTOCK – Shortly after a stellar 2017 high school football season, Central junior Kyle Clanton made a remark in December about how he felt like he had grown a step or two faster on the gridiron over the past year, adding that he hoped the same rang true when track and field season rolled ...
WOODSTOCK – Compared to other high school sports, track and field is less team-oriented than most. There are the relay races, sure, but they’re the outliers in a sport dominated by individual performance. Even still, Central’s showed the value of a unified effort in 2018.
The Falcons ...
Isaiah Allen, Sherando
The junior was the runner-up in the shot put at the Class 4 state meet and placed fourth in the discus. Allen won shot put titles in the Class 4 Northwestern District and Region 4C championships.
Wade Banks, Stonewall Jackson
The senior ...
Donzailya Berg, Sherando
The senior placed seventh in the 110-meter hurdles at the Class 4 state meet and was part of the Warriors’ all-state 4x100 relay team. That relay team won gold in the Region 4C meet.
Sarah Schulte-Bunert, Warren ...
WOODSTOCK - Michelle Kim couldn’t have asked for much more from her freshman season.
The Central girls tennis standout lost only two singles matches all season and advanced to the state semifinals in her first year of playing the sport at the high school level.
“I’m really happy with ...
WOODSTOCK - Central girls tennis coach Matt Smith knew his team would be improved this season, but even he was surprised at how successful his team would be.
The Falcons were one win away from a state berth, just one season removed from notching only three victories.
“It was just a fabulous ...
2018 Girls Tennis All-Area team
Michelle Kim, Central
The freshman won the Region 2B individual singles title. She advanced to the Class 2 state semifinals, losing to the eventual state champion. Kim led the Falcons to a 12-win season.
Sarah Miller, Stonewall Jackson
The senior played at ...
FRONT ROYAL – Aidan deVenoge had a tough decision to make before spring arrived, and it was a decision that paid off for him.
The Warren County junior had played soccer his entire high school career, but decided to switch things up and try out for the boys tennis team instead.
"A bunch of ...