Prep Athlete of the Week

Hendricks making impact for Rams

December 10th, 2014

STRASBURG — Mekhi Hendricks may have been a little nervous in his first week playing at the varsity level, but he certainly didn’t let it show on the basketball court.

Offseason work pays off for Brown

December 10th, 2014

STEPHENS CITY — Sherando girls basketball coach Mike Marsh has already seen the change in senior Heidi Brown this season.

St. Clair emerges as dynamic talent

November 4th, 2014

STRASBURG — It would be easy for individual performances to get lost in a football game that was ultimately won on a goal-line stand in the final seconds.

Bartholomew a consistent leader

October 27th, 2014

STEPHENS CITY — Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy volleyball coach Ellie Wheelock knows if her team needs a big point or if it’s a big match, she can count on senior hitter Carol Bartholomew.

Ruch improves in second year

October 13th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — Skyline football coach Heath Gilbert says there is a noticeable difference in the way that junior quarterback Corban Ruch is conducting the Hawks’ offense this fall.

Baker learns game quickly

October 13th, 2014

STEPHENS CITY — Sherando volleyball coach James Minney was at a basketball game three years ago and noticed one of his tall art students was doing cheerleading and decided to ask her to give volleyball a try. Three years later both Minney and Michelle Baker are glad she did.

Funkhouser takes over as top runner

October 7th, 2014

QUICKSBURG — Stonewall Jackson cross country coach Mary Clanahan had her eye on the Generals’ current crop of talented freshmen runners for quite some time — years, in fact, before that group arrived at the high school this fall.

Smith leads the way on links for Strasburg

October 7th, 2014

When Strasburg coach Jordan Hardy was looking for a leader for his golf team this season he knew exactly who to turn to — No. 1 player Jacob Smith.

Parker emerges as playmaker for Skyline

September 24th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — Skyline senior Jamal Parker spent much of last year’s football season studying the way former teammate Marcus Turner played the wide receiver position in the Hawks’ offense.

Singhas becoming complete player for Warriors

September 22nd, 2014

STEPHENS CITY — Kelsey Singhas is known for her ability to attack and hit the ball hard for a kill, but this season the Sherando junior is doing a little bit of everything for the Warriors volleyball team.

Freshman Dellinger showing promise

September 15th, 2014

STRASBURG — Strasburg cross country coach Jeff Rudy had heard of Grace Dellinger when she was in middle school the last few years and that she would help out his girls team. Rudy and the Rams are glad that Dellinger has been every bit as good as advertised.

Harrison starting strong in new role for Pats

September 9th, 2014

STEPHENS CITY — Peter Harrison had thrived as an outside forward for the last three years on Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy’s boys soccer team. This fall, as a senior, he’s had to get accustomed to a new position.

Morrow shining at top spot for Warren County

September 8th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — Two years ago Warren County’s Claire Morrow was the new girl on the cross country team looking up to the upperclassmen, and following their lead. This year as a junior it’s Morrow’s turn to take the leading role, and it’s one she’s relishing.