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STEPHENS CITY — Sherando girls soccer coach Rob Kilmer has been waiting all season to see his team play up to its potential, and on Thursday night they delivered.

STEPHENS CITY — Skyline boys soccer coach Steve Carey said the Hawks talked in pregame about owning the first 20 minutes of Monday’s match against Sherando. It took all of 70 seconds for the Warriors to take control in what would end in a 6-1 Warrior victory.

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STEPHENS CITY — Maddy Woolever was scared to play in the starting lineup for Sherando’s tennis team as a freshman. She begged coach Trevor Johnson not to move her into a starting spot. He did and it’s a move that has paid big dividends ever since.

Over the years, Mary Wright has felt the temperature of the Italian blood flowing through her rise on more than a few occasions.

STRASBURG – It’s early in the outdoor track and field season, but Sherando senior sprinter Kaitlyn Roberts already has high expectations for the Warriors’ girls team in 2019, ones that include winning a Northwestern District title.

FRONT ROYAL -- Following Wednesday’s 9-1 win over Warren County, Sherando baseball coach Pepper Martin approached Nick Mazza, a grin on his face, to discuss the senior outfielder’s seventh-inning home run that landed in the netting above the left-field fence at Bing Crosby Stadium.

FRONT ROYAL -- Warren County’s baseball team enjoyed a strong start to 2019, toppling Millbrook, a regular contender in the Class 4 Northwestern District, in the season opener and picking up back-to-back wins over Rappahannock County. The Wildcats ran into a Sherando team enjoying its own wa…

WINCHESTER — Sherando gave up an own goal early in the second half during a wild scramble around the Warriors net and that proved the difference in Handley’s 3-2 victory in a hard-fought Northwestern District boys’ soccer match at the Handley Bowl.

STEPHENS CITY — Tuesday’s girls soccer match between Sherando and Handley featured a pair of teams that have high aspirations in the Northwestern District this season. It also showed that the Warriors have some work to do to if they hope to challenge for the district’s top spot.

STEPHENS CITY — Isaiah Allen has discovered over the years that in order to be successful at both the discus and the shot put you almost have to have a split personality. This season he’s hoping to be able to handle both personalities well and achieve the ultimate goal — two state titles.

STEPHENS CITY -- Timmy Dieter doesn’t remember exactly what it was about wrestling that hooked him around the age of 5. He only recalls that during his first two years in the sport, one that has become something of a family tradition, nothing that happened on the mat could stop him from smiling.

STEPHENS CITY — Many high school baseball teams lean on their pitching staffs early in the season, when the arms are typically thought to be further along than the bats that tend to warm up with the weather and as live at-bats increase. Sherando may very well ride its pitching staff all seas…