Sherando senior Gracie Ridings said recently that she’d primarily been a cheerleader during her high school career, though as a sophomore a friend talked her into checking out the Warriors’ track and field program. Seeing it as a chance to branch out, she recalled, Ridings gave the sport a shot.

Most Virginia turkey hunters associate spring gobbler season with mixed farm country and wood lots or vast reaches of national forest land covered with mature hardwood forests. But there’s another kind of wild turkey habitat. And it offers an intriguing opportunity if you want to travel for …

After spending five years in Strasburg High School’s athletics program, Delainey Stickley said she thinks back on all of the mentors she’s had and the people who have stood by her side through the ups and downs of her high school career.

Stonewall Jackson senior Ella Hervo-Smith said there was one life lesson in particular that she learned from her time in the school’s track and field program, one that the late Dick Krol, the former longtime head coach who passed away last October, frequently preached to his athletes.

The Virginia High School League sent out a news release Tuesday stating that it is working on plans to possibly have fall athletics and activities in the upcoming season.

Pieces of ice formed in the guides of the graphite fly rod and my breath exhaled in whorls of white mist as I cast to the dark forms hovering near the bottom of Michigan’s Pere Marquette River. Suddenly, almost imperceptibly, the head of one fish turned slightly. Its white mouth opened. Inst…

Some of the seniors on Central’s track and field team are longtime members who have spent their entire high school careers with the program. Others were late arrivals who opted to pick up the sport as they progressed toward the end of their time as high school student-athletes.

When Joe Bauserman took over as the head coach of Strasburg’s baseball program four years ago, a few of the Rams’ current seniors were starting their high school careers as freshmen at the varsity level. By the end of that 2017 season, Bauserman said recently, three or four of those seniors …

Steelhead are a blast to catch any way possible as they surge upstream, fresh from lake or sea on their mating ritual. Cast lures on wild Alaska rivers, drift spawn on New York’s Salmon, back-troll on the mighty Skagit River in the shadows of Mount Baker. But the fact is, taking these large …

Aaliyah Chunn is Skyline’s school-record holder in the girls high jump and a state medalist for the Hawks’ track and field team, and yet her favorite memory from her time in the program has nothing to do with any of her exploits on the track.

The seniors on Skyline’s softball team were fortunate enough to be a part of the program during some of the best seasons in the Hawks’ history, some playing key roles in deep postseason runs the previous two years.

Sherando's nine seniors were a special group to boys soccer coach Pat Anderson.

Too often people think of habitat projects in terms of large undertakings such as planting food plots or selectively thinning a forest. Actually there are many projects that can be done inexpensively and with just a short amount of work that will benefit wildlife.

Even though the season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Warren County's five seniors on the girls tennis team all came together in the preseason and led the way.

Many people associate spring with hunting turkeys, but if you travel to Texas or a few other states you can also hunt exotic big game animals at this time of year. In fact, a turkey-exotic hunt is a favorite combination trip in Texas in spring. Axis deer and blackbuck antelope are the two ma…

All seven seniors on Sherando’s softball team had either already cemented themselves in major roles within the program during previous seasons or were in a spot to make meaningful contributions in 2020. Three, in particular, have etched their names throughout the Warriors’ record book.

Jake Payne wasn’t surprised when the XFL, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, halted its operations midway through its return season last month, as it was inevitable that the rebooted football league would follow the lead of other professional leagues that had taken the same actions. The real …

Hunkered back against a thick live oak in the Texas Hill Country, I listened mesmerized as dozens of Rio Grande gobblers serenaded the morning. One would call out, and then seconds later a chorus of dozens of other birds would chime in immediately.

Sports can often be the source of lessons learned that can be applied to all aspects of life. For a few of Warren County’s track and field seniors, the lack of a spring season this year is a reminder of the trials life sometimes throws your way. Kyra Robinson said recently that her experienc…