Prep Athlete of the Week
Male Athlete of the Week: Minor tweaks yield big results for Rams’ Day in conference track meet
May 24, 2016
STRASBURG – Strasburg High School’s track and field coaching staff didn’t want junior thrower Ryan Day to reinvent the proverbial wheel. Not this late in the spring, where a poor showing in the discus could mark the end of his season in that event.
Male Athlete of the Week: Jimenez soaring to track success for Falcons
May 19, 2016
STRASBURG – Coy Jimenez felt some uncertainty heading into his sophomore track and field season for Central High School this spring.
Female Athlete of the Week: Stonewall sophomore Funkhouser having another strong season
May 18, 2016
QUICKSBURG — Stonewall Jackson sophomore LuLu Funkhouser wasn’t sure how she would follow up on her strong freshman girls soccer season. So she decided to set a goal for herself and she’s already surpassed that.
Male Athlete of the Week: Buono leading the way for Warriors
May 12, 2016
STEPHENS CITY – When Sherando boys soccer coach Patrick Anderson describes forward Sean Buono, it doesn’t take him long to point out the junior’s unselfish attitude on the field.
Female Athlete of the Week: Versatility is key for Davis
May 11, 2016
STRASBURG – Grace Davis’ versatility was on full display in last week’s Shenandoah County meet.
Female Athlete of the Week: Change in approach helps Mantz
May 4, 2016
WOODSTOCK – Alex Mantz wasn’t satisfied with how she had been hitting the ball, so last week she decided to change her approach at the plate – and it paid off for her and her teammates.
Male Athlete of the Week: Lopez filling new roles for Falcons as senior
May 3, 2016
WOODSTOCK – Central High School boys soccer coach Ted Poor has seen two different types of seniors come through the Falcons’ program over the years.
Male Athlete of the Week: Miller bringing consistency to top of Rams’ lineup
April 26, 2016
STRASBURG – When the top of half of the batting order for Strasburg’s baseball team hits a lull, leadoff man Adam Miller doesn’t take it too personally.
Female Athlete of the Week: Sherando’s Lane adds another record
April 25, 2016
STEPHENS CITY – Davina Lane is leaving quite a mark on Sherando’s record books.
Male Athlete of the Week: France a key component of Wildcats’ pitching staff
April 21, 2016
FRONT ROYAL – Warren County High School senior Josh France was a relatively unknown commodity for the Wildcats’ baseball team heading into the 2016 season.
Female Athlete of the Week: Confidence leads to success for Skyline’s Grim
April 20, 2016
FRONT ROYAL – A little confidence can lead to a lot of success.
Male Athlete of the Week: Figueroa doing it all for Wildcats
April 13, 2016
FRONT ROYAL – Even without seeing Jorge Figueroa play a minute of soccer, Warren County first-year boys soccer coach Shane Lilly knew the sophomore was going to be something special.
Female Athlete of the Week: Moya leading way for Wildcats as sophomore
April 12, 2016
FRONT ROYAL – With a year of varsity experience under her belt, Warren County sophomore Lisette Moya is more comfortable this season and it shows.
Male Athlete of the Week: Versatile Tiemeyer leads charge for Rams soccer
April 6, 2016
STRASBURG – Kyle Tiemeyer didn’t expect to be the focal point of the offensive attack for Strasburg High School’s boys soccer team this spring. Rams head coach Joel Ross didn’t necessarily expect it either.
Female Athlete of the Week: Scott off to strong start for Rams
March 30, 2016
STRASBURG – Carey Scott has a little extra inspiration this softball season.
Male Athlete of the Week: Falcons’ Estep finds early groove at the plate
March 28, 2016
WOODSTOCK – Luke Estep gained valuable varsity experience with Central High School’s baseball team as a freshman last spring.
Female Athlete of the Week: Skyline’s McGill sees improvement
March 23, 2016
FRONT ROYAL – It was the first meet of the high school track and field season for Skyline High School, and it was snowing, but Hawks sophomore Olivia McGill already sensed the improvement.
Male Athlete of the Week: Hayes off to strong start for Warriors
March 22, 2016
STEPHENS CITY – Jacquari Hayes picked up right where he left off.
Female Athlete of the Week: Funkhouser wins Central’s first swim state title
February 24, 2016
WOODSTOCK — Central sophomore Ashley Funkhouser had plenty of pressure on her Sunday at the Group 2A state swim meet. Pressure to live up to her top time in the 50 freestyle in the preliminaries. Pressure to perform at her best and go for a state title, and of course pressure from her teammates about what song she had chosen to walk out to.
Male Athlete of the Week: Beckner makes statement in final high school wrestling match
February 24, 2016
FRONT ROYAL – At one point during the 126-pound semifinal bout of last weekend’s Group 3A state wrestling tournament in Salem, Warren County wrestling coach Matt Wadas noticed senior Zach Beckner’s focus was aimed somewhere other than his ongoing match.