FRONT ROYAL – The reality started to sink in for Matt Keel as the days ticked away during the Disney Duals last week.
He would later recall that he didn’t go into the annual AAU scholastic wrestling tournament in Orlando, Florida as any kind of emotional wreck. Yet when he guided his ...
FRONT ROYAL - The weather has taken a toll on Front Royal Post 53's American Legion team this season, but it hasn't dampened the team's expectations and potential.
Post 53 played only its second game of the season on Thursday, a 3-1 loss to Ashburn Post 2001, but the players were still ...
WOODSTOCK - High school football season may not officially start until July 26, but most of the local teams have been coming together at Central this month to get a head start.
Central has been hosting a 7-on-7 football league each Tuesday night in June. It is a six-team league, featuring ...
Central is headed back to the Northwestern District.
The Virginia High School League announced its recommended district alignment plan for 2019-20 through 2022-23 on Wednesday and one of the changes is Central moving from the Bull Run District to the Northwestern District. Central will also be ...
Skyline High School has found its newest leaders for its wrestling and golf programs.
School athletic director Bill Cupp announced last week the appointments of Kyle Symons as head wrestling coach and Monty Goff as as the golf team coach, adding that both hires were approved by the Warren ...
Hunter Entsminger, Sherando
The junior posted nine RBIs, 10 runs scored and 13 steals, and on the mound was 4-1 with a 1.69 ERA. Entsminger was first team All-Northwestern District and second team All-Region 4C.
Chase Hart, Strasburg
The sophomore first ...
Rachel Sirbaugh, Skyline
The junior led the area in batting average (.646) and doubles (16) and ranked second in RBIs (30). Sirbaugh was a second team All-Northwestern District (Class 3) and All-Region 3B pick.
Emma Benson, Skyline
The sophomore shortstop ...
FRONT ROYAL – Skyline softball coach John Ritter has known Rachel Sirbaugh since she was about 4 years old, and even back then he could tell the future Hawk catcher had a certain hard-working quality about her. That work ethic never left Sirbaugh in the years to come, but as she prepared to ...
FRONT ROYAL – Sometimes a few words can hold so much meaning. For Skyline head coach John Ritter, everything he’s tried to build his program on spilled out in a quick question posed by one of his players on a hot June afternoon in Salem.
The Hawks had just fallen to Tabb, 6-0, in the VHSL ...
2018 All-Area Girls Soccer team
Eli Dellinger, Stonewall Jackson
The freshman defender was a first team All-Shenandoah District and first team All-Region 1B selection. Dellinger had four goals and six assists for the Generals. She helped lead the team to a Region 2B berth.
2018 Boys Soccer All-Area team
Juan Arrecona-Jacuinde, Stonewall Jackson
The senior was a first team All-Region 1B and a second team All-Class 1 State selection this season. Arrecona-Jacuinde had six goals and 11 assists for the Generals this year.
Angel Arteaga Loorenzo, Stonewall ...
Isaiah Allen, Sherando
The junior was the runner-up in the shot put at the Class 4 state meet and placed fourth in the discus. Allen won shot put titles in the Class 4 Northwestern District and Region 4C championships.
Wade Banks, Stonewall Jackson
The senior ...
Donzailya Berg, Sherando
The senior placed seventh in the 110-meter hurdles at the Class 4 state meet and was part of the Warriors’ all-state 4x100 relay team. That relay team won gold in the Region 4C meet.
Sarah Schulte-Bunert, Warren ...
2018 Girls Tennis All-Area team
Michelle Kim, Central
The freshman won the Region 2B individual singles title. She advanced to the Class 2 state semifinals, losing to the eventual state champion. Kim led the Falcons to a 12-win season.
Sarah Miller, Stonewall Jackson
The senior played at ...
2018 Boys Tennis All-Area team
Aidan deVenoge, Warren County
The junior led the Wildcats to the Region 3B semifinals. He played at No. 1 singles in his first year playing tennis. He also played in the Region 3B individual singles tournament.
Parker Gregg, Sherando
The junior played at the ...
Class 3 All-State Softball team
Player of the Year: Sydney Jacobsen, Tabb
Coach of the Year: Brian Verstynen, Tabb
Pos. Player School Year
P Millie Thompson Liberty So.
P Tamara Grayson Skyline Sr.
P Mady Wood Southampton Jr.
C Sydney Jacobsen Tabb Sr.
1B Ashley Adams Tabb ...
SALEM – For the first time in nearly two months, a team was too much for Skyline to handle.
The Hawks, playing in the first state semifinal softball game in program history, saw their magical playoff run end with a 6-0 loss to Tabb at the Moyer Sports Complex on Friday afternoon.
FRONT ROYAL – Two seasons of heartbreak, of coming up a win shy of reaching the state tournament once in 2016 and again the following year, have prepared Skyline’s softball team for what awaits this afternoon.
The Hawks, in the midst of the deepest run in the program’s 11-year history, ...
SALEM – Skyline’s VHSL Class 3 state semifinal softball game against unbeaten Tabb figured to be the Hawks’ toughest challenge yet in 2018. It didn’t help, then, that the Hawks left the Moyer Sports Complex feeling like Lady Luck had been their opposition, as well.
Skyline’s season ...