Prep Athlete of the Week

Funkhouser proves size isn’t everything

Rachel Funkhouser

June 3, 2015

STRASBURG — Rachel Funkhouser may not look like a typical discus thrower. The Strasburg junior is smaller than most of her competitors, but she has shown all season that size doesn’t matter in the discus.

Hawks’ Parker taking fast track to success

Jamal Parker

June 2, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – Skyline senior Jamal Parker initially scoffed at the idea of joining the Hawks’ track and field team when classmate and friend Josh Smeltzer floated the idea to him prior to last season.

Trentini making most of year

Stefano Trentini

May 28, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Stefano Trentini came to the United States in part because he wanted to develop better English. The Skyline exchange student from Italy has learned a lot more than just English in the almost 10 months that he’s been in the U.S. and he’s happy that he’s here.

Magalis shows off her scoring touch

Erin Magalis

May 21, 2015

STEPHENS CITY – Sherando girls soccer coach Rob Kilmer nearly moved senior Erin Magalis from the forefront of the Warriors’ attack to the defensive back line prior to the start of the season.

Hawks’ Dawkins soars after beating cancer

Makaela Dawkins

May 13, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – The thought pops into Makaela Dawkins’ head often when she steps foot on a softball diamond for Skyline High School. Her life could’ve been very different.

No-hitter bright spot for Whitacre

Adam Whitacre

May 12, 2015

STEPHENS CITY — Adam Whitacre has endured some tough times this season, but last week the Sherando senior had a highlight that will last a lifetime.

Nixon leads way for Warriors

Carly Nixon

April 6, 2015

STEPHENS CITY –Sherando’s offense came to life last week, and Carly Nixon was a huge part of that.

Darr crosses goal of 200m record off list early

Cody Darr

April 1, 2015

STRASBURG – Toward the end of last year’s high school track and field season, Strasburg’s Cody Darr, then a junior, began looking ahead at the goals he hoped to accomplish in his senior season. Chief among them was the school record in the 200-meter race.