STEPHENS CITY -- As their season passed, the Sherando Warriors girls soccer team, gathering at midfield, with a few stragglers openly lamenting the season's end, waited for head coach Rob Kilmer to huddle the team together one last time.
STEPHENS CITY -- Sherando High School's softball team saw its chance of advancing to the Region II tournament semifinals slip away Monday night as Park View scored five times in the final two innings to defeat the Warriors 7-4 at Sherando Park.
CROZET -- For the past few years, Western Albemarle has been the ultimate test for Sherando's boys tennis team. The three-time defending state champions, fittingly sharing Sherando's "Warrior" nickname, have plagued the Warriors from Stephens City each season. Last year Western knocked Sherando out in the regional tournament final and kept them from capturing a Region II championship.
STEPHENS CITY -- On a sweltering day that was more like August than May, Sherando's experience was the deciding factor in its 5-0 victory over Freedom on Thursday in the Region II boys' tennis tournament semifinals.
STEPHENS CITY -- It's said by some that the eyes are a window into a person's soul. Sherando keeper Briana Hudnall looked into the eyes of four Handley players, and those eyes, for the most part, betrayed their intentions.
WINCHESTER -- Handley and Sherando's Northwestern District boys soccer tournament championship game had just about everything, including the unlikeliest of heroes. Two regulation halves, two overtimes, two sudden death overtimes, and 14 penalty kicks before a winner was decided.
STEPHENS CITY -- When he was pulled from Saturday's Northwestern District baseball semifinal with Skyline following a frustrating sixth inning at-bat ending with a strikeout and a tossed batting helmet in the dugout, Sherando senior catcher Derek Reid had to wonder if he would get a chance to redeem himself.
STEPHENS CITY -- The two goals Sherando senior Brittini Dennis scored in a 6-1 win over James Wood in a Northwestern District tournament semifinal match Saturday came as a relief, both to Dennis and the Warriors.
WINCHESTER -- After losing his second set against Handley's Mark Sfeir, Sherando's Nickie Lee found himself in the kind of match that he thrives in. Over the last three years, Lee has been in numerous three-set battles and once again he was prepared for the marathon match.
STEPHENS CITY -- Thursday was a big night for Sherando's girls soccer team. The Warriors were playing for their first regular-season Northwestern District crown since 2000, and their opponent was Handley, which had tied them earlier in the season in a hard-fought contest.
STEPHENS CITY -- Sherando's boys soccer team needed a victory to stay in the race for the Northwestern District regular season crown. The Warriors didn't get the win, settling for a tie with a determined Pioneer team, 1-1. The tie clinches the district title for Handley.