Daniel Megeath first began making a push for his Believe in One (BiO) movement well over a year ago, when he developed a logo and started a clothing line that he introduced to professional and amateur athletes.
STEPHENS CITY -- Sherando's boys soccer team had a hard time mounting any kind of pressure in the first half against visiting Broad Run on Thursday evening, so Warriors head coach Patrick Anderson made a bold choice at halftime.
STEPHENS CITY -- Sherando junior Nikolas Mikus will gladly fight through tough tennis matches like the one the Warriors had on Thursday evening against traditional Northwestern District powerhouse Handley, as long as doing so makes him better on the court.
STRASBURG -- It wasn't the long-awaited win over its county rivals that Strasburg's boys soccer team wanted, but the jubilation amongst the Rams following a 1-1 tie with visiting Central showed just how important Tuesday's performance was for the building program.
QUICKSBURG -- Stonewall Jackson's softball team struggled to yet another blowout loss on Friday evening to visiting Shenandoah District foe Stuarts Draft, but Generals first-year head coach Morgan Williams is seeing some positives.
STRASBURG -- Warren County's softball team got a solid pitching performance from junior Paige McLachlan and plenty of offense as the Wildcats rolled to a 13-2 win over host Strasburg on Thursday evening.
STEPHENS CITY -- Sherando's girls tennis team has plenty of work to do to overcome its youth and inexperience this season. The good news is, with the weather finally starting to look more like spring, the Warriors should have plenty of opportunities this week to gain some valuable court time.
Prior to the start of the spring season last year, the Virginia High School League implemented a new rule that placed stricter limitations on the number of innings that high school pitchers could throw in a given time period.
FRONT ROYAL -- Warren County's baseball team knew there would be some rust when it finally took the field for the first time this spring against visiting George Mason on Thursday evening -- and the Wildcats did indeed look less than sharp in a few areas.
FRONT ROYAL -- Randolph-Macon Academy baseball coach Robert Locklear had expected to see some fielding mishaps that never came in the Yellow Jackets' season-opening win earlier this week. But R-MA's inexperience reared its head on Thursday evening against visiting Fredericksburg Christian.
WOODSTOCK -- Taishi Ukai wowed his teammates with a little sleight of hand during a preseason dinner for Central's boys soccer team, as he performed several card tricks that head coach Ted Poor said left more than a few Falcons "mesmerized."
WINCHESTER -- Third baseman Michael Paul continued his torrid streak at the plate for Shenandoah University on Monday, as the No. 18 Hornets rolled past visiting Dickinson College (Pa.), 14-5, in nonconference game at Bodie Grim Field.
WINCHESTER -- When Michael Paul first arrived at Shenandoah University for his freshman year in the fall of 2011, Hornets head baseball coach Kevin Anderson knew the Red Hill, Pa., native would need some tuning if Paul was to fill the role Anderson had envisioned for him on SU's baseball team.
WOODSTOCK -- Central's boys soccer team, like every other team in the area, has had limited practice time outside due to the weather. So when the Falcons took to the pitch for its season opener against visiting Warren County on Friday night, head coach Ted Poor was simply hoping to see some positives.
There may not be a hotter offense in all of NCAA Division III baseball right now than the lineup that Shenandoah University head coach Kevin Anderson has been trotting out on the field over the last week.
Distance runners and fitness enthusiasts have another date to mark on their calendar this year, as the Frederick County Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled the first Battlefield Half Marathon this fall.
At this point, Shenandoah University's baseball team would probably happily travel as far as Florida if it meant the Hornets could play a real baseball game on a real baseball field. That is how severely the string of bad weather that has hit the area this winter is affecting the start of SU's 2014 season.
A few short months ago, I was desperate to see any kind of offseason move or addition made by the Baltimore Orioles. I wanted to see one or two high profile moves that showed me that the Orioles' front office was devoted to improving upon the success that's been had in Baltimore over the last two seasons.
WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah University's baseball team is just a few days from the start of its 2014 season, but there is one small problem. The Hornets haven't stepped foot on a baseball diamond in over a month.
I haven't been watching as much college basketball as I usually do, which isn't all that surprising considering the fact that the only team I really care about -- Virginia Tech -- is having yet another bad season. It's really hard to watch a team that simply isn't very good.
The newest class of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame was announced on Wednesday, and three very worthy players in Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas were elected to baseball's most prestigious club. Another very worthy player, Craig Biggio, fell a crushing two votes short of the required 75-percent approval.
The Christmas holiday has come and gone, which means the college football bowl season is officially in full swing. For the next week and a half, college football games will dominate the ESPN family of networks, with the occasional FOX and CBS broadcast thrown in, before things begin to slow down with the buildup to the BCS National Championship game.
Those within the Shenandoah University men's basketball program realize the uphill climb that they face when it comes to being more competitive in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. They experienced that challenge last season.
Anyone can go to a Major League Baseball game and catch a baseball that soars into the stands. It happens hundreds of times each and every day during baseball season. But catching a game ball during an NFL game? That's not so common.
Shenandoah University's football team picked up its first victory in Old Dominion Athletic Conference play earlier this season, and now it's time for another Hornets men's program to take aim at a similar feat.
Shenandoah University's football team has been a witness to some ups and downs up to the midway point of the 2013 season, but one thing -- one major thing -- has remained relatively consistent. And it's not a good thing.
There were plenty of intriguing storylines surrounding Shenandoah University football leading up to the 2013 season, as the Hornets welcomed in new head coach Scott Yoder and new schemes on offense and defense in a rebirth of the program that the team has been referring to as "Red Dawn."
This year's fall sports schedule is about to kick into full gear next week with volleyball, cross country and football -- yes, it's finally that time -- all joining golf and starting up for high schools in our coverage area.
We Orioles fans really didn't expect it to last forever, did we? And no, I'm not referring to that dreadful four-game series against Kansas City as if it is the start of Baltimore getting back to its usually losing ways.
Erick Green made a bit of local history on Thursday night when he was selected in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz (who then traded his draft rights to the Denver Nuggets). But Green's rise to the NBA is special for a far bigger reason than the simple fact that he was raised in the Shenandoah Valley, an area that many of us have called home for many years.
Rarely does a professional football team win the Super Bowl only to fall off the map of perceived competitive relevancy just one month later, but that is exactly how the Baltimore Ravens' offseason has played out up to this point.