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Skyline High School

Mid-season swing: Warriors’ top four show steady form

By Ben Brooks -- sports@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- With just about everyone returning from a team that swept the Northwestern District regular season and tournament golf titles last year, big things understandably are expected from Sherando High School this season. The Warriors didn't ...

Practical measure?: New VHSL rule allows nearly year-round practice

By Jeremy Stafford - jstafford@nvdaily.com In late February the Virginia High School League approved a measure that may jump-start the evolution of local athletics even as it begins the slow, inevitable decimation of the versatile three-sport athlete. The measure will take effect Aug. 1, and ...

Taylor finds new calling with Hawks

By Jeff Nations - jnations@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- Not yet 30 years old, Ben Taylor found himself asking that question all-too-familiar for those seeking to change their career paths -- what, exactly, am I qualified to do? For the previous five years, that had been an easy answer. Taylor ...

Cloud nine: DeCeault stands out at Group AA meet

Jeremy Stafford - jstafford@nvdaily.com HARRISONBURG -- Sherando senior Krista DeCeault took her spot on the second-place platform of the winner's podium during Saturday's Group AA meet at Harrisonburg High School and posed for pictures. Then she leapt off the podium in unison with the rest ...

Panthers use long ball to make short work of Hawks

By Robert Edmonds - sports@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- Skyline's postseason baseball run ended Tuesday night at home when the Hawks lost to visiting Potomac Falls in a Region II quarterfinal matchup. The Hawks took an early lead in the second inning, but couldn't contain the Panthers as their ...

Obstacles overcome: Meneau masters emotions to help Judges finish strong

By Jeremy Stafford - jstafford@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- Handley sophomore Lisa Meneau is at once honored and proud and frustrated and intimidated. She runs on Handley's 4x400-meter relay team, so she's honored. She's depended upon to help the Judges' relay team defend the Group AA title it ...

Two area schools move up in class

Daily Staff Report - sports@nvdaily.com The Virginia High School League released state football divisions for the 2011 and 2012 seasons on Wednesday, and area programs Millbrook and Stonewall Jackson are slated to move up a level starting next year. Millbrook, formerly A Group AA, Division 3 ...

Warriors sharp in victory

By Jerry Holsworth - sports@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- Sherando's Zach Wagner pitched seven tough innings and got strong offensive support and a defense that made several spectacular plays behind him to propel the Warriors to an 8-2 win Tuesday over Skyline in the Northwestern District ...

Long gone: Homers power Warriors to title

By Dennis Atwood - sports@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- Lexi Meeker has kicked her softball batting skills up a notch in postseason play. The Sherando senior catcher led off the fourth inning with a home run over the left-field fence to tie the score against Skyline in the Northwestern ...

Skyline rallies for win

By Dennis Atwood - sports@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- Tied with Skyline for second place in the Northwestern District regular season standings, James Wood got a favorable coin flip to gain the second seed in the district softball tournament. The Colonels maintained that favorable position in ...

Moving forward: Warriors, Hawks advance to tourney final

Sherando 8, Millbrook 7 By Jerry Holsworth - sports@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- Parity is what all sports are seeking because parity creates exciting, close contests where the winner is rarely known until the final moments of the game, and if this year's Northwestern District baseball ...

Historic Hawks: Skyline wins first region berth

By Jeremy Stafford - jstafford@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- His fastballs were too quick to get a bat on. His curveballs, aimed at the shoulders of the Sherando batters, spilled through the strike zone. His changeup was working, too. Yes, Skyline pitcher Luke Pingley said he needed every one of ...

Prep roundup: May 19

Daily Staff Reports - sports@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- Sarah Beamer threw a three-hitter and also had a big day at the plate as Skyline beat Millbrook, 10-0, in Northwestern District softball action on Thursday. The game was called after five innings due to the mercy rule. Beamer struck out ...

Warriors turn back Skyline

By Shaun Broy - sports@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- On paper, Thursday's Northwestern District play-in game between the fourth-seeded Sherando Warriors and fifth-seeded Skyline Hawks appeared to be over before it even began. The two teams stepped onto the pitch at Handley and were faced with ...

Prep roundup: May 18

Daily Staff Reports - sports@nvdaily.com MADISON -- Jon Moya notched a pair of second-half goals to lead Clarke County to a 4-1 boys soccer win over Bull Run District rival Madison County on Wednesday. Moya's first goal in the 45th minute put the Eagles ahead for good. Marty Dors tallied the ...

King guides Wildcats to win

Daily Staff Reports - sports@nvdaily.com ELKTON -- Warren County junior Nicole King fired seven no-hit innings in relief to earn the victory in an eventual 4-3 win in 11 innings against host East Rockingham on Monday. Wildcats coach Justin Stock had hoped to conserve a few innings for his ace ...

Dutton leads R-MA into DAC final

Daily Staff Reports - sports@nvdaily.com MANASSAS -- Neil Dutton struck out 11, including striking out the side in the bottom of the seventh to lead R-MA past Seton School in the Delaney Athletic Conference baseball tournament semifinals Thursday. Dutton also went 2-for-4 with three runs ...

Beamer, Hawks topple Colonels

By Jerry Holsworth - sports@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- Skyline jumped all over James Wood starting pitcher Erin McCarthy in the first two innings, then cruised to a 7-1 victory over the Colonels on Thursday in a Northwestern District softball game that basically had a coin flip at ...

Prep roundup: May 10

Daily Staff Reports - sports@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- James Wood freshman pitcher Kierstyn Peacoe broke the school's single season strikeout record on Tuesday night in an 11-1 win over Millbrook. The game was stopped after five innings due to the mercy rule. Peacoe had seven strikeouts in ...

Lutz pitches Warriors to shutout win

By Jeremy Stafford - jstafford@nvdaily.com STEPHENS CITY -- Amanda Lutz at first didn't know how to respond. She seemed caught off guard, confused as to why she was being asked about some inessential pitching record. Sherando, after all, had just clinched the Northwestern District regular ...