STEPHENS CITY -- Alaina Combs is much more confident and experienced this year. That's why the Sherando junior was able to overcome a scratchy start in the discus at the Northwestern District meet last week.
FRONT ROYAL -- Presley Rutherford wasn't sure what to expect for her senior season. The Skyline girls tennis player had never played at No. 1 singles before this season, but this year moved to the top spot and now has even advanced to regionals.
WINCHESTER -- Alaina Combs waited patiently as the Northwestern District track meet helpers struggled with the tape measure in the discus event. Then when the number 109 feet was called out, she gave a fist pump to the crowd.
FRONT ROYAL -- Matt Nicholson had a tough decision to make earlier this season. The Warren County senior had been trying to play baseball and run track, but decided focusing on one would be better -- so he chose to focus on track.
As I sit here trying to figure out what to write my column about this week and with Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe" playing in my head (thanks, "One Life to Live") it hit me that summer is just around the corner.
WINCHESTER -- Johnny Newman had a solid college and NBA career and scored plenty of points. The former NBA star still enjoys sports, but what he loves to do as much as anything is to give back to others.
Greg Van Sickler went from playing baseball in Belgium to playing in Australia. The James Wood and Shenandoah University graduate has enjoyed his time in Australia so much that he's making an extended stay of it.
With a berth in the Virginia Association of Christian Athletics state tournament on the line, Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy coach Bobby Wheelock felt comfortable handing the ball to senior Mike Powell to start the game.
There's always plenty of attention given to the NCAA men's basketball tournament each year, and rightfully so. However, as a women's basketball fan, I think the women's tournament sometimes gets overlooked.