FRONT ROYAL -- The Skyline Hawks began their 2009 basketball campaign quickly this year. Having completed just over two weeks of practice due to the football teams' extended season, the Hawks hosted Kettle Run with a couple of players still working on making the transition.
FRONT ROYAL -- Even when its last chance for the playoffs seemed exhausted with last week's loss to Sherando, Warren County still kept faith that a berth in the Division 3, Region II field could be earned with a win Friday night against arch-rival Warren County, along with a little help from the outside.
FRONT ROYAL -- Sherando marched into Skyline High School expecting a tough match and hoping to build on their first-place standing in the Northwestern District. After a slow start, Sherando coach Chuck Ashby called a timeout to rally his troops.
WINCHESTER -- Millbrook held onto to its share of a three-way tie for first place in the Northwestern District girls volleyball race, defeating Skyline 3-1 (25-9, 23-25, 25-7, 25-15). The win keeps the Pioneers (13-3, 4-1 in district) knotted with James Wood and Sherando for the district's top spot.
FRONT ROYAL -- According to Emily Shannon, even high school volleyball teams sometimes suffer a "case of the Mondays." After having a few days off since their last match, James Wood's varsity squad got off to a sluggish start, but was able to rebound in a 3-1 (23-25, 25-20, 25-17, 25-12) win over host Skyline.
WINCHESTER -- As the midday sun reached its pinnacle above the Winchester Country Club, and the raging gales continued their day-long torment on the course, coaches and parents agreed that, considering the blustery conditions, a 75 would likely win the Northwestern District Tournament.
FRONT ROYAL -- There's the one they call "Mudder," appropriately named for his knack of running through tough terrain. Then there's "All Madden," named after the top players from the annual mega-hit video game series, "Madden NFL." Not to be outdone, however, are teammates known as "Beast" and "The Missile."
FRONT ROYAL -- The Skyline Hawks won a marathon volleyball match on Wednesday night. The Hawks pulled out a 3-2 (25-21, 16-25, 26-24, 27-29, 15-13) thriller over Handley in Northwestern District action. It was the Judges' third consecutive five-set match.