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.
FRONT ROYAL – Mason Schmitz didn’t play organized basketball until he was in seventh grade, but most of his basketball experience has come from playing street ball on different playgrounds throughout Front Royal.
FRONT ROYAL — Ever since Lexi Clatterbuck was little, she wanted to play softball in college. On Wednesday, she saw her dream come true.
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.
FRONT ROYAL — Skyline’s boys basketball team brought home a trophy last weekend. It could be the first of several trophies for the team this high school season.
Zachary Blair stated recently that it was “insane” the way his football career took a turn onto the overseas route.
The Virginia High School League is looking into the possibility of changing the number of classifications starting with the 2023-2024 high school season.
FRONT ROYAL – Blake Appleton enjoys pressure.
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…
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.
FRONT ROYAL – Skyline head football coach Heath Gilbert, standing outside the school building atop a hill that overlooks the Hawks’ football field, recently recalled his mindset following the All-Northwestern District meeting at the conclusion of the 2011 regular season.
Editor’s note: The following story ran in the Northern Virginia Daily on Dec. 22, 2012.
Editor’s note: The following story ran in the Northern Virginia Daily on Nov. 13, 2012.
Editor’s note: The following story ran in the Northern Virginia Daily on Oct. 27, 2012.
The Virginia High School League moved its special Executive Committee meeting from Thursday to Sept. 17.
The high school football season was supposed to start tonight but instead, stadiums across the area will be empty.
The Friday night lights will remain dark this fall, but in the absence of high school football, we’re going to take a trip into the past.
Football workouts have been going on for over a month now and already players are seeing signs of success.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
FRONT ROYAL – In any other year, Monday’s offseason football workouts at Skyline and Warren County high schools would’ve been standard practice, and likely would’ve even felt like a step back from the typical grind during a time when many teams would have already taken part in 7-on-7 competi…
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.
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.
Heath Gilbert was ecstatic when the Virginia High School League announced last week that athletes were allowed to resume offseason workouts starting this week.
The Virginia High School League announced on Thursday that it is reinstating out-of-season practice activities.
Marion “Budder” Haley was nervous on the first day of school this past year.
Aaliyah Chunn put together an impressive senior season.
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.
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.
This was supposed to be a big year for Skyline’s boys soccer team.
The Virginia High School League Executive Committee voted Thursday to cancel all spring sports activities for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Most of Skyline’s quartet of seniors were ready to make their first major impacts on the Hawks’ baseball program this spring. One senior, pitcher/shortstop Sam Harris, had already left a major mark before entering what was supposed to be his final high school season in 2020, a campaign broug…
Skyline's girls soccer team had a lot of promise this season before it was canceled by the Virginia High School League due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A big part of that optimism for the Hawks was due to the seven seniors the squad had.
A trio of local athletes was named to the all-state basketball teams on Tuesday.