FRONT ROYAL -- Skyline head boys basketball coach Jacob Bates can expect the Hawks to suffer some early-season struggles considering the severe lack of varsity experience he has to work with on this year's team.
NOKESVILLE --Skyline's football team had the odds stacked against it on Friday night. Playing against fifth-seeded Kettle Run, and without one of their top players - senior Marcus Turner - the Hawks put up a fight against the Cougars.
FRONT ROYAL -- Skyline finds itself as one of the few teams this postseason preparing for a rematch, as the Hawks are set to travel to Kettle Run for the opening round of the Group 3A East playoffs tonight.
You go to enough football camps and talk to enough football coaches, and sooner or later you'll hear all about players' "heads swimming" as they learn a new offense or defense, shift over to a new position, move up a level of competition or join a new program.
FRONT ROYAL -- In the eyes of Skyline wrestling coach Matt Keel, the difference between the Justin Williams who entered the program as a 189-pound freshman in 2009 and the Justin Williams who will leave this year as a 220-pound state champion is so much more than simply the 31-pound weight difference.
FRONT ROYAL -- Just a little over two weeks after Warren County defeated cross-town rival Skyline 1-0 in an extra-inning pitchers' duel, the Wildcats and the Hawks met for round two of softball action at Skyline on Thursday.
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).
FRONT ROYAL -- Skyline's Sonny Dyke is one amazed basketball coach.
He's amazed at how focused his Hawks can be, even without practicing for a few days due to dismal weather. He's amazed at how business-like his team can be at the start of each half, sharing the ball and building big leads through teamwork.