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.

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The Virginia High School League moved its special Executive Committee meeting from Thursday to Sept. 17.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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Athletes, coaches and athletic directors around the area are all still trying to process the news from Monday that there will be no spring sports this season. A season was ripped away from everyone due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the question remains when will anyone be able to participate…