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Skyline High School

Bean captures first district title

By Jeremy Stafford - jstafford@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- James Wood junior Mark Bean was pushing and pushing, and his forehead was bleeding and bleeding. The James Wood athletic trainers attended to the blood slowly pooling above Bean's left eye. The referees attended to his pushing. Up 4-3 ...

Prep roundup: Feb. 4

Daily Staff Reports - sports@nvdaily.com STRASBURG -- Katlyn Ayers scored nine of her game-high 18 points in the fourth quarter as host Strasburg rallied for a 41-36 win over Manassas Park on Friday in Bull Run District girls basketball action. The Rams trailed 28-24 entering the final period ...

Hawks pick up victory at home

By Greg Brill - sports@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- It's no secret what Skyline's shot of choice is -- the 3-pointer. Give the Hawks enough room to launch around the perimeter, and they'll try to beat you from long range every time. James Wood did a good job through three periods Friday night, ...

Daily Girls Basketball Power Rankings: Feb. 3

Daily Staff - sports@nvdaily.com The Northern Virginia Daily Sports staff collaborated to create a basketball top 10 list. Each staffer voted, with 10 points being awarded to the top ranked team, nine to the No. 2 team and so on. Numbers in parenthesis indicate where each team was last ...

For Skyline’s Pingley, Flames a perfect match

By Jeremy Stafford - jstafford@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- It wasn't the most enthralling of ceremonies -- just a dozen or so of Luke Pingley's closest friends and family assembled in the Skyline gym as the Hawks senior signed his national letter of intent to play football at Liberty ...

Warriors pick up road district win

By Greg Brill - sports@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- The way things started, it looked like Sherando was headed for another lopsided win over Skyline. The Warriors were using their size well and led by 12 points after one period. But from the second period on, Skyline chipped away. So much so, ...

Grand effort: Sirbaugh hits milestone in victory

By Jeremy Stafford - jstafford@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- No amount of game planning or play calling could have made it happen; and no feeling could have really matched it. The entire play, in fact, propagated from pure basketball instinct: Sherando senior Erin Drumheller hauled in a ...

Prep roundup: Judges top Hawks

Daily Staff Reports WINCHESTER -- Handley used a 13-2 run to start the second half to erase an eight-point halftime deficit en route to a 60-52 Northwestern District girls basketball victory over Skyline on Saturday. Corin Scott, Kirsten Ward and Jasmine Curtis combined for 11 of Handley's ...

Balancing act: Lawler, Dowrey propel Judges

By Tommy Keeler Jr. - tkeeler@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- One of Handley coach Tommy Dixon's goals for his team this season is to have a strong inside and outside game. The Judges showed they are getting closer to reaching that goal Saturday with a 74-67 win over Skyline in Northwestern ...

Henry heats up in Hawks’ win

By Robert Edmonds - sports@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- An emotionally intense girls basketball matchup between crosstown rivals Skyline and Warren County on Tuesday night ended in a decisive victory. Skyline trailed only once in the game -- early in the second quarter -- before taking control ...

Visiting Hawks slip by crosstown rival Wildcats

By Greg Brill - sports@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- For many years, Damien Caison and Logan Hibbs were teammates of Eli McEathron. The trio came up together through all levels of youth basketball, and the last season the group played as a unit came during the winter of 2007 as eighth-graders at ...

Daily Girls Basketball Power Rankings: Jan. 27

Daily Staff - sports@nvdaily.com The Northern Virginia Daily Sports staff collaborated to create a basketball top 10 list. Each staffer voted, with 10 points being awarded to the top ranked team, nine to the No. 2 team and so on. Numbers in parenthesis indicate where each team was last ...

Prep scores: Jan. 25

sports@nvdaily.com Boys basketball Hawks 73, Colonels 55 Skyline 21 20 18 14 -- 73 James Wood 9 16 12 18 -- 55 Skyline (12-4, 1-2 Northwestern) McEathron 3 0-0 9, Taylor 1 4-5 6, Neidigh 5 0-0 13, Ratcliffe 1 0-0 3, Dove 1 0-1 2, Dyke 12 3-3 32, Henry 3 0-0 6, Helmick 1 0-1 2. Total 27 ...

Thorne sets school record, Skyline bests James Wood

By Greg Brill sports@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- Oshene Kelly keeps up with her post player counterparts throughout the Northwestern District. The Skyline forward knew plenty about James Wood's rebounding machine, otherwise known as Shannan Thorne, from reading reports in the newspapers. Kelly ...

Merriman delivers spark for Pioneers

By Greg Brill - sports@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- Lisa Merriman tried to do the best she could filling some big shoes in Millbrook's lineup. Given a starting assignment Friday night at Skyline in place of Sara Mead, who missed the game due to a death in her family, Merriman had to do a little ...

Pioneers grab win at home

By Ben Brooks - sports@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- With most of the boys basketball coaches in the Northwestern District believing that little separates the league's five teams, even the slightest advantage on any given night can make all the difference. On Friday, Millbrook High School's ...

Poston’s offense foils host Skyline

By Robert Edmonds - sports@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- A night after a hard-fought victory against their bitter rival, Central traveled to Warren County to face Skyline in girls non-district basketball action. The Falcons swooped into the Hawks' gymnasium and took control early, throwing ...

Falcons top Hawks

By Greg Brill - sports@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- As the final buzzer sounded, Central guard Matt Sherfey let out a howl and had a chest-bump ready for assistant coach Aaron Orndorff as his teammates celebrated behind him at midcourt. The Falcons had just survived a wild one, defeating ...

Lessons learned: Warriors’ Ashton shows ability in home quad

By Brian Eller - beller@nvdaily.com STEPHENS CITY -- George Aston doesn't have the luxury of taking time to hone his skills and mature physically before hitting the mat. With such a young squad this season at Sherando, it doesn't matter that Aston is only a freshman. He's been thrown into the ...

Powe rankings: Boys Basketball Jan. 17

Daily Staff - sports@nvdaily.com The Northern Virginia Daily Sports staff collaborated to create a basketball top 10 list. Each staffer voted, with 10 points being awarded to the top ranked team, nine to the No. 2 team and so on. Numbers in parenthesis indicate where each team was last ...