FRONT ROYAL -- It was Senior Night and Skyline was playing solid football.
The Hawks had just held the Judges to a field goal and had the ball back with a little more than five minutes left in the first half of Friday night's Northwestern District game.
On the second play of its next series, Skyline lost a fumble when Jonta Baltimore couldn't handle a pitch out. Handley scored off the turnover to take its first lead.
WINCHESTER -- Trying to catch up to Kayla Gibbons isn't easy. In just her second season at Warren County, the sophomore has established herself as the top runner for the Wildcats and one of the fastest runners in the area.
WINCHESTER -- James Wood coach Mike Bolin says senior Mark Collie has done everything possible to get on the field this season. After Friday night's performance, the hard part might be keeping him off it.
FRONT ROYAL -- With one swing of the putter, two sets of eyes began to well up.
As the ball sailed just past the hole, Cory Hammons, the man responsible for the shot, knew he had fallen, that the shot he needed to continue the playoff hadn't gone in.
FRONT ROYAL -- Early on Tuesday night in what eventually became a 3-1 (25-23, 22-25, 25-19, 25-10) win for Skyline, it was anybody's volleyball match, as the Hawks and their cross-county rival, the Warren County Wildcats, split the first two sets of their non-district volleyball match.
The Northern Virginia Daily Sports staff collaborated to create a football top 10 list. Each staffer voted, with 10 points being awarded to the top-ranked team, nine to the No. 2 team and so on. Numbers in parenthesis indicate where each team was last week.
STRASBURG -- The high school football season kicked off Friday night with a bang for the Skyline Hawks when they traveled to face the Rams of Strasburg. An early defensive battle quickly got out of hand as the Hawks won their opener 28-0.
FRONT ROYAL -- Earlier this summer, Skyline wrestling coach Matt Keel sat down at his computer, looking to do some research on The Super 32 Challenge, an upcoming annual tournament showcasing the top wrestlers in the nation.
FRONT ROYAL -- Skyline and Fauquier entered Tuesday night's nondistrict match with emotions running high, and battled evenly through two sets before the Falcons were able to take control and claim a 3-1 (25-21, 19-25, 25-16, 25-21) victory.
FRONT ROYAL -- Skyline's cross country program had a car wash several weeks ago and coach Mike Tanner decided to order pizza for the team for lunch. Almost every runner was excited for the meal -- except Thomas Madden.
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.