STEPHENS CITY -- Sherando boys soccer coach Patrick Anderson put that 10-minute halftime break to maximum best use during Tuesday's Region II quarterfinal matchup against Warren County at Arrowhead Stadium.
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 -- The Sherando High School wrestling team put itself in contention for a top-three finish after Wednesday's first round of the Willie Walters/Jaye Copp Holiday Tournament.
The Warriors placed an area-best five wrestlers in today's championship semifinal round of the two-day, 16-team, bracket tournament at James Wood High School.
Stafford leads with 84 team points. Rounding out the top five are Potomac Falls (77), Sherando (67), Stonewall Jackson (Manassas) (66), and Turner Ashby (64). Of the remaining three area schools, James Wood is eighth (53), Skyline 13th (35), and Handley 14th (33).
STEPHENS CITY -- Dominique Porter had one of the best seats in Sherando's gymnasium for the start of Tuesday night's nondistrict boys basketball game with Musselman (W.Va.).
His brother, Tre, and buddies Jalen Brisco, Jalen Harris, and Terry Wood had pretty much the same vantage point, as well.
STEPHENS CITY -- Erin Drumheller sauntered to center court at Sherando High School for only her fourth game adorned in Sherando's scarlet garb, and her palms were wet with nervous perspiration.
She said she felt jumpy. She said she felt a lot like a freshman again.
THE PLAINS -- Fifty yards from the finish line, Kayla Gibbons collapsed.
Her knees buckled, sending her straight to the ground in pain. She was so close, yet with her body completely exhausted, the end of the race seemed miles away.