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Skyline High School

Standings shakeup: Porter cools off Hawks with complete game

By Jerry Holsworth - sports@nvdaily.com STEPHENS CITY -- With just one week left in the regular season, Sherando and Skyline faced off in baseball Tuesday with a great deal at stake. The result was a 2-1 win for the Warriors that muddied the Northwestern District race, setting up several ...

Healthy, relaxed Simms boosts Colonels in meet

By Jeremy Stafford - jstafford@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- John Simms is remade. He doesn't hurt the way he did last year. Sure, his quadriceps has bothered him recently, but he isn't hampered by it. Nor does he worry the way he did last year. He used to fret about his times, about where he'd ...

Day of champions: DeCeault ignites Warriors to title

By Jeremy Stafford - jstafford@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- Krista DeCeault, her face unchanged from the moment she began the 3,200-meter run, had time to trot off the track, gather her wits, put on a jacket, collect her shoes and sit down to put them on. Then the race's second-place finisher, ...

Prep roundup: May 6

Daily Staff Reports - sports@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- David Thomas' RBI double in the sixth inning lifted Skyline to a 4-3 Northwestern District baseball victory over Handley on Friday. The Hawks trailed 3-0 after the first half inning. Handley's Cody Unger hit a two-run homer to help ...

Prep roundup: May 3

Daily Staff Reports - sports@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- Down one goal to Millbrook with 15 minutes left, Handley soccer coach Cosmo Balio tossed convention out the window. With centerbacks Nilesh Vermani and Levi Stein playing so well, Balio left the pair by themselves in the back, and played ...

Pingley’s blast lifts Skyline to victory

By Jerry Holsworth - sports@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- Skyline scored a pair of runs in the top of the eighth inning on a two-run homer by Luke Pingley to topple Warren County 12-10 on Tuesday in a baseball game that looked like two games in one. Through the first four innings, Hawks starting ...

Wildcats hold off Hawks’ rally for softball win

By Dennis Atwood - sports@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- In the 16th inning of softball they had played in two days, the Skyline Hawks came within an eyelash of tying the Warren County Wildcats and sending the matchup of cross-county rivals into extra innings. The Wildcats executed a 5-3-2 ...

Hawks lose heart-breaker in ninth inning

By Jerry Holsworth - sports@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- There are losses and then there are painful losses. For Skyline pitcher Sarah Beamer and first baseman Valerie Hindley, Thursday's 1-0 loss to Fauquier in nine innings unquestionably fit into the latter category. Through regulation play ...

Prep roundup: April 26

Daily Staff Reports - sports@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- Warren County snapped a four-game losing streak as its bats came to life in a 10-2 win over Fauquier on Tuesday in Evergreen District action. The Wildcats had 13 hits in the victory. "We've been really struggling hitting the ball," ...

Game changer: Helmick provides boost for Hawks’ offense

By Jeremy Stafford - jstafford@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- Ty Helmick called it a meatball pitch: A savory high fastball trucking through the middle of the plate. It came during the second inning of an April 18 game against James Wood. Helmick was the leadoff batter. All Helmick wanted to do ...

Prep roundup: April 20

Daily Staff Reports - sports@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- All Handley's 2-0 win over Sherando really came down to was a well-placed shot and a misplayed pass. In the 53rd minute, Handley senior Deni Deyanov curled a 30-yard shot just inside the left post. With Sherando's defense playing so well ...

Pioneers get into win column

By Robert Edmonds - sports@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- The signs of joy and relief were displayed brightly on the Millbrook players' faces as they walked off of the baseball diamond Wednesday night. That's because the team had just survived its first victory of the season as the Pioneers held ...

Helmick’s homer seals Skyline win

By Jerry Holsworth sports@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- Skyline's Joe Bass was superb on the mound, and a home run by Ty Helmick provided the only offense the Hawks needed to upend James Wood 1-0 on Monday in Northwestern District baseball action. The victory puts Skyline (6-6, 2-0 Northwestern) ...

King, Wildcats get by stalwart Eagles

By Robert Edmonds sports@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- Warren County used timely hitting and took advantage of a Clarke County mistake to do just enough on offense for a 3-1 girls softball win Monday night. Clarke County traveled to Warren County hoping to avenging an early season loss in which ...

Squeeze ’em out: Colonels win on Dick’s late bunt

By Tommy Keeler Jr. - tkeeler@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- Kierstyn Peacoe knew what was coming, and she knew what she had to do. With the game tied in the eighth inning, Peacoe safely slid into home on a squeeze bunt by Whitney Dick to give James Wood a 3-2 win over Skyline on Monday night in ...

Prep roundup: April 14

Daily Staff Reports - sports@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- The Colonels defeated Loudoun Valley for the first time in school history according to James Wood softball coach Ted McDaniel with a 7-3 victory on Thursday. Erin McCarthy pitched as the Colonels rested usual starter Kierstyn Peacoe, who ...

Aggressive style pays off for Sherando doubles duo

By Dennis Atwood - sports@nvdaily.com STEPHENS CITY -- Aly Myers takes an aggressive approach to playing tennis. That makes her a good net player at No. 1 doubles with her Sherando teammate, Sarah Wolfe. Myers showed off her aggressive play, intercepting volleys and relishing her overhead ...

Close encounter: Seymour’s running catch preserves Warriors’ win

By Jerry Holsworth - sports@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- Sherando's girls softball team kept its undefeated streak in Northwestern District play perfect Thursday, defeating Skyline 2-1, but the Warriors had to survive a classic late-inning rally by the Hawks to get the victory. With Amanda Lutz ...

Tigers get by Hawks with fresh Carpenter

By Tommy Keeler Jr. tkeeler@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- Brentsville's Abby Carpenter made her first career start on Monday night against Skyline, and she made the most of it. Carpenter held the Hawks to four hits, as the Tigers defeated Skyline 6-1 in nondistrict softball ...