STEPHENS CITY -- Sherando High School boys tennis coach Steve Jennings got just what he wanted from Thursday's Northwestern District match against Handley -- stiff competition and another victory for his unbeaten Warriors.
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- With 44 points, Sherando finished well short of Hedgesville's (W.Va.) meet-winning 105 points in a quad at Washington High School (W.Va.). Washington took second (59 points) and Berkeley Springs (W.Va.) finished last (41).
STEPHENS CITY -- The swing of emotion a player experiences from being down a goal with seven minutes left to play, to squeezing out a 3-2 win over a district rival, as Sherando did against Millbrook on Tuesday evening, is immeasurable.
WINCHESTER -- Sherando High School's softball team spent the first five innings Tuesday afternoon knocking on the door. The Warriors finally kicked it in by scoring six times over the last two innings to pull away for a 7-2 Northwestern District victory over host Millbrook.
"Talk to me." University of Virginia quarterback Ross Metheny looked both excited and exhausted. Only minutes following U.Va.'s annual spring game, which pitted the Orange team against the Blue team in a controlled scrimmaged, Scott Stadium hummed with enthusiasm over Metheny, the former Sherando star who'd just picked apart the Cavaliers' second-string defense.
STEPHENS CITY -- Friday night's boys soccer game between James Wood and Sherando was the type of game local soccer fans have come to expect. It was a physical, emotional game played by two teams determined to win.
STEPHENS CITY -- People often wonder just how nervous athletes get before a match. In wrestling, it can sometimes be hard to tell. Wrestlers are always moving around, never standing still enough to notice whether they're shaking in their shoes.
STEPHENS CITY -- With the way Sherando junior Krista DeCeault danced from touchline to touchline -- the soccer ball, as if secured by a string, never skipping more than a yard past her cleat -- it seemed preordained that DeCeault was to put on a dazzling display of game-winning heroics.