Tommy Keeler Jr.

High performance

Alex Funkhouser, a Handley 2007 graduate, is working as a tennis pro at Evert Tennis Academy, which is co-owned by Chrissie Evert, and is located in Boca Raton, FL.  Courtesy Photo/Evert Tennis Academy

April 16, 2015

Alex Funkhouser has plenty of reasons to smile these days.

Eagles prevail over Rams in OT

Strasburg's Adam Bodge steps in to take control of the ball from Clarke County's Gunder Perka during boys high school soccer action Friday night in Strasburg.  Rich Cooley/Daily

April 10, 2015

STRASBURG — Strasburg and Clarke County have had some really competitive boys soccer matches over the last few years and the trend continued on Friday night.

Santmyers fixture for Hawks

Skyline senior catcher Sam Santmyers, whose nickname is "Bubba," has been a four-year starter for the Hawks and has been a valuable asset behind the plate. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 9, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Sam Santmyers loves everything about playing softball, but nothing makes her happier than being behind the plate during a game.

Nixon leads way for Warriors

Carly Nixon

April 6, 2015

STEPHENS CITY –Sherando’s offense came to life last week, and Carly Nixon was a huge part of that.

Leading from home

Skyline's Hunter Partlowe steals third base against Central on Thursday. Partlowe has been starting catcher for four years, and has helped the Hawks to a 4-2 start this season. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 3, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Hunter Partlowe feels right at home at home plate.

Down the line

Sherando's Abigale Lukens hits the ball during a warmup on Tuesday. Lukens has helped lead the Warriors to a 5-1 start this season. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 1, 2015

STEPHENS CITY — One of the most important things in high school tennis is depth. It’s something Sherando’s girls tennis squad has a lot of and it’s shown in the team’s results this season.

Life Lessons

Robin Richardson, Deputy Director of Warren County Parks and Recreation Department, holds a copy of the book "Developing Better Athletes, Better People." Richardson has been named a 2015 Development Zone Leadership Fellow by Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) for using high school and youth sports to develop "Better Athletes, Better People."  Rich Cooley/Daily

April 1, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — When Robin Richardson first heard about Positive Coaching Alliance, she was intrigued. Once she met with members of PCA and watched them at their clinics, she was hooked.

Ansbro, Falcons topple George Mason

March 25, 2015

WOODSTOCK — Bekah Ansbro didn’t feel like she had her best stuff Wednesday night, but the Central junior pitcher was glad she had catcher Kylie Stottlemyer to help her out.