Both the Frederick County and Winchester school divisions have opted to postpone the start of their winter high school sports season until the first full week of January due to COVID-19 concerns.
The high school sports season is scheduled to start Dec. 21, but due to Gov. Ralph Northam’s latest guidelines on COVID-19, only 25 spectators will be allowed at each game. That has area schools scrambling to figure out ways to broadcast games to local fans.
Molly Robinson spent much of the first decade of her life in Texas, and starting next fall she’ll be spending the next four years of her life in another state located in the central part of the country.
Like the rest of her high school underclassmen athletes, Sherando’s Kendall Lincoln spent most of last spring wondering when she was going to get to compete again.
The excitement was in the air at Stonewall Jackson High School on Wednesday for a girls basketball workout.
The Virginia High School League on Friday took a big step toward high school sports returning in December.
The number of times Joseph Ojo made something positive happen on the football field are too many to count.
The Virginia High School League is looking into the possibility of changing the number of classifications starting with the 2023-2024 high school season.
STEPHENS CITY — In an interview last month for a story about the 2016 Millbrook football team, former Pioneer center Nic Kline recalled that there was a lot of “chirping” prior to the team’s clash with rival Sherando to end the regular season.
This week marks the end of our Flashback Friday series, in which we took a look back at historical football teams from the five public high schools in Shenandoah and Warren counties. To conclude the series, we’ll shift gears from our glimpse into the past and instead look ahead to what is (h…
The upcoming high school sports calendar, should it indeed happen as the state continues to battle COVID-19, will feature plenty of oddities this school year as schools work to fit their schedules to the Virginia High School League’s condensed-season format. Few schedules may stray further f…
FRONT ROYAL — With football season not slated to start until February, Skyline and Warren County have been getting a head start on the upcoming year. They have been playing in a 7-on-7 passing league in Fauquier County.
When the Bull Run District released its football schedule for the 2020-21 school year earlier this week, conspicuously missing were a couple of longstanding Shenandoah County rivalry games.
High school athletic departments across the state have an official roadmap to follow for the 2020-21 school year.
The Virginia High School League is expected to approve it’s “Championships +1” schedule for the 2020-21 sports season today at an VHSL Executive Committee meeting.
The Virginia High School League moved its special Executive Committee meeting from Thursday to Sept. 17.
NEW MARKET – Once again one inning proved costly for New Market on Tuesday night.
If the high school sports season can start in December it may be able to wiggle its way through the COVID-19 pandemic, but winter weather could still cause some issues.
The Virginia High School League announced a draft for the upcoming high school sports season on Monday, which includes moving the start of the basketball and football seasons up by a week.
NEW MARKET – Moments after piecing together his latest masterpiece from atop the mound at Rebel Park on Monday night, Darrell Thompson took the time to tidy up his workstation.
NEW MARKET – For the first time since their formation in 2004, the New Market Shockers are heading to the Rockingham County Baseball League championship series.
Grottoes staved off elimination in the Rockingham County Baseball League playoffs on Wednesday night with a 5-2 road win in 11 innings over New Market at Rebel Park to force a Game 4 in their semifinal series.
The first two games of New Market’s best-of-5 semifinal series against Grottoes have followed a similar template.
It took a few days, but New Market advanced to the Rockingham County Baseball League semifinals.
Mason Scott’s not sure exactly what role he’ll have in the golf industry in a couple of years, but he’s enjoying the present just fine.
Things looked bleak for New Market early in its game with Elkton on Tuesday night.
New Market’s recent playoff struggles continued on Sunday.
New Market moved to within a game of first place on Wednesday with a 4-0 road victory over Montezuma in Rockingham County Baseball League action.
The New Market Shockers still have a shot at a regular-season title, but their biggest concern is just peaking at the right time for the upcoming playoffs in the Rockingham County Baseball League.
New Market used a six-run eighth inning to pull out a 13-7 victory over Elkton on Monday night in Rockingham County Baseball League action.
With Monday’s decision by the Virginia High School League to push the sports year back to December, athletic directors can move forward with trying to figure out how things will work. However, there are still a lot of questions that will need to be answered before sports can start.
New Market fell on the road to Broadway, 12-2, on Sunday in Rockingham County Baseball League action.
The Virginia High School League Executive Committee on Monday morning adopted a reopening plan for high school athletics that delays the start date for all sports until mid-December and condenses the fall, winter and spring seasons.
The Virginia High School League’s decision Monday to push sports back to December wasn’t a surprise to area athletic directors.
The Virginia High School League Executive Committee will meet this morning to decide what to do with high school sports in the fall.
High school athletic offseason workouts resumed over the last two weeks throughout the area and so far things have been running smoothly.
The Virginia High School League will vote on Monday to make a decision about fall sports. One of the three options is to flip fall and spring sports.
The Rockingham County Baseball League is starting the final week of its abbreviated season, and the New Market Shockers have their work cut out for them as they hunt one of the top seeds in next week’s playoffs.
Though hardly a shocking revelation for coaches, players and fans, Wednesday’s news that high school football almost surely won’t happen in Virginia this fall is a disappointing reality for those invested in the sport.
The New Market Shockers saw their winning streak snapped on Tuesday but bounced back Wednesday night with a 9-8 road win over Stuarts Draft to keep pace with the rest of the pack atop the Rockingham County Baseball League standings.
Virginia High School League Executive Director Billy Haun unveiled three models for reopening high school activities in the state during a special-called Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday morning, giving member schools their first real glimpse at the potential landscape of high school…
The Virginia High School League’s Executive Committee is scheduled to meet to discuss fall sports this morning, and though a final decision on whether or not to hold a fall season during the COVID-19 pandemic likely won’t be made, local athletic directors and coaches are hoping the meeting a…
A Sunday rainout meant the New Market Shockers had a four-day break between games, and they returned to win two straight on the road on Tuesday and Wednesday to build some momentum heading into a weekend series against one of the Rockingham County Baseball League’s early frontrunners.
New Market Shockers head coach Nolan Potts believed going into the season that pitching would be his team's strong suit and through three games that has proven true.
Some local high school athletes will be back at their schools next week to resume offseason workouts.
High school sports are on hold for at least a little while longer.
New Market started off slow and couldn’t recover in a 15-3 home loss to Broadway on Sunday in Rockingham County Baseball League action.
The New Market Shockers started their Rockingham County Baseball league season off with a 5-3 victory over Elkton on Saturday night at Rebel Park in New Market.
The Virginia High School League announced Thursday that fall schedules for athletics and activities will be delayed.
There likely will be no decision about fall sports today at the Virginia High School League’s Executive Committee meeting but there will be plenty to discuss.
It is undecided as to exactly when high school athletes will start offseason workouts, though athletic directors in Shenandoah and Warren county schools are hopeful they can be back as soon as July 6.