PALMYRA -- Sherando junior Alaina Combs went into Wednesday's Region II track and field championships at Fluvanna County High School with one specific goal -- qualify for the Group AA state tournament in both the discus and the shot put.
FRONT ROYAL -- Win or lose, the outcome of Tuesday's Northwestern District baseball tournament championship game didn't mean much for Sherando in terms of seeding for next week's Region II tournament. But that didn't mean that the top-seeded Warriors didn't want that title of back-to-back district tournament champions.
FRONT ROYAL -- Sherando has shown very few weaknesses on the baseball field this season, and the Warriors' balance was on full display in Monday's Northwestern District tournament semifinal game against No. 4 James Wood at Bing Crosby Stadium.
STEPHENS CITY -- Alaina Combs is much more confident and experienced this year. That's why the Sherando junior was able to overcome a scratchy start in the discus at the Northwestern District meet last week.
FRONT ROYAL - Saturday afternoon's Northwestern District softball tournament semifinal game didn't start well for second-seeded Sherando, as James Wood catcher Jessy Shipman lashed Courtney Reid's first pitch for a double into the left-center gap.
WINCHESTER -- Alaina Combs waited patiently as the Northwestern District track meet helpers struggled with the tape measure in the discus event. Then when the number 109 feet was called out, she gave a fist pump to the crowd.
Sherando track and field coach Tom Grim expects points to be at a premium in today's Northwestern District meet, and the longtime Warriors coach has left no stone unturned in his search for scoring possibilities.
WINCHESTER -- Sherando knew entering the 2013 boys soccer season that it would be no easy task defending its regular season Northwestern District title, and through all of the adversity that the Warriors faced this season, they remained intently focused on that prize.
BERRYVILLE -- Strasburg's Tyler Doman accomplished a rare feat on Thursday, as the junior pitched a no-hitter against Bull Run District foe Clarke County but still came out on the losing end as the Rams fell 1-0.