/usr/web/www.nvdaily.com/wp-content/themes/coreV2/category.php

Skyline High School

Robinsons team up to coach at Central

By Tommy Keeler Jr. - tkeeler@nvdaily.com WOODSTOCK -- Mandy Robinson spent plenty of time the last of couple years watching her husband, Jordan, coach the Central girls tennis team. This season the roles have been reversed as Mandy Robinson has taken the reins of the program. "I really enjoy ...

Impact changes: Falcons have high hopes after overcoming adversity

By Jeremy Stafford - a href="mailto:jstafford@nvdaily.com">jstafford@nvdaily.com WOODSTOCK -- Central rose through its share of peaks, and fell through its share of valleys last season. The young Falcons suffered many of their first eight losses by a single goal. Central surged through the ...

Hard to handle: Hawks fall to Trailblazers in five innings

By Dennis Atwood sports@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- The Spotswood Trailblazers blazed a trail across home plate at Bing Crosby Stadium in a 14-1, mercy-rule shortened, nondistrict baseball game against the host Skyline Hawks on Monday night. Hawks starter David Thomas used seven pitches to ...

Smith leads Strasburg to rout

Daily Staff Reports - sports@nvdaily.com QUICKSBURG -- Strasburg's Ashleigh Smith produced three triples as the visiting Rams won their season-opening softball matchup against Stonewall Jackson with a 14-3 mercy-rule shortened game on Friday. Strasburg (1-0) needed just five innings to put ...

High expectations: Warriors favored in district

By Tommy Keeler Jr. - tkeeler@nvdaily.com STEPHENS CITY -- If experience is a factor in the Northwestern District this season, Sherando will definitely be among the favorites. The Warriors have a lot back from last season, led by a group of seven seniors who have won back-to-back district ...

Hawks rally for victory

By Jerry Holsworth - sports@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- After a slow start punctuated by several errors, Skyline staged a dramatic come-from-behind 7-6 victory over Kettle Run on Monday to begin its 2011 baseball campaign on a positive note. "This was really our first time to face pitching ...

Eagles excited to have tennis program again

By Tommy Keeler Jr. - tkeeler@nvdaily.com BERRYVILLE -- Sam Betz and Cory Russman wanted to play tennis for Clarke County a couple of years ago. The only problem was the Eagles didn't have a team. The two of them each on their own tried to convince the school to pick up a team. Finally, ...

Trio wins state titles in track

Daily Staff Reports LYNCHBURG -- Handley's Britani Myers and Caroline Crowe and Sherando's Krista Deceault each won individual Group AA indoor girls track state titles on Saturday. Myers won the 500 meter dash in a time of 1:17.02. Crowe won the high jump with a leap of 5-5. DeCeault won the ...

Unbeaten Pioneers roll to home victory

By Dennis Atwood - sports@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- Routine excellence. That's one way to describe the Millbrook Pioneers girls basketball team, which extended its two-year winning streak to 46 games with a 91-36 pulverizing of the Skyline Hawks in a Region II, Division 3 tournament semifinal ...

Prep roundup: Feb. 23

Daily Staff Reports - sports@nvdaily.com FALLS CHURCH -- Strasburg hung tough with George Mason for part of the first half on Wednesday night, but then the Mustangs used a big run to pull away and finished with a 68-33 victory in the Region B, Division 2 quarterfinals. George Mason plays ...

Hawks topple Judges

By Ben Brooks - sports@nvdaily.com STEPHENS CITY -- Though Taylor Henry took her customary spot atop Skyline High School's scorebook Thursday night, what happened in her absence during a three-minute stretch of the third quarter had Hawks girls basketball coach Jim Kenney most excited. The ...

Warriors, Pioneers roll into title game

By Tommy Keeler Jr. - tkeeler@nvdaily.com STEPHENS CITY -- Things have been much different for Sherando this season. After not winning a district game last year, the Warriors have had an impressive turnaround. The Warriors continued to add to their lists of accomplishments on Tuesday night ...

Tommy Keeler: Regional playoffs offer few payoffs

tkeeler@nvdaily.com Sonny Dyke was frustrated Friday night. The Skyline coach's frustration wasn't just about his team's loss in the play-in game of the Northwestern District tournament. Or the fact that he was given two technical fouls and ejected from the game. Dyke was also frustrated by ...

Crawford among regional winners

By Jeremy Stafford - jstafford@nvdaily.com ORANGE -- Jake Crawford doesn't often get nervous before matches -- not even before Region II championship matches. Here's why: "I'm mostly confident and ready to go out there and know that I train harder than my opponent," he said. The Millbrook ...

Colonels take out Skyline

By Tommy Keeler Jr. - tkeeler@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- James Wood's young squad has suffered a lot of tough losses this season. The Colonels were unable to win a Northwestern District contest all season. They lost a lot of close games at the end, when they lost their composure. However, in ...

Hawks deliver clutch outing

By Jerry Holsworth - sports@nvdaily.com STEPHENS CITY -- Skyline's girls basketball team, after trailing early, went on a scoring binge throughout the rest of the game to completely upend James Wood 66-53 in the opening round of the Northwestern District Girls Basketball Tournament on Thursday ...

Power rankings: Girls basketball Feb. 10

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 roundup: Feb. 8

Daily Staff Reports - sports@nvdaily.com STAUNTON -- Trailing by five points entering the final quarter, visiting Central High School's boys basketball team picked up the pressure and shot past Riverheads for a 64-59 Shenandoah District win on Tuesday night. "We were a little sluggish through ...

Pioneers claim district crown

By Greg Brill - sports@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- Go to a Northwestern District game not involving the Millbrook boys basketball team, and it's likely you'll see Pioneers coach Scott Mankins scouting. For that matter, Mankins scouts most any team he feels Millbrook might play in the upcoming ...

Henry’s highlight: Hawks junior scores 1,000th point in district win

By Jeff Nations -- jnations@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- Taylor Henry will tell you she wasn't nervous on Saturday night. The Skyline High School junior guard entered Saturday's Northwestern District girls basketball matchup against Handley knowing she needed just 13 points to reach that coveted ...