According to Chad Seibert, no one wants to be ‘that guy.’
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Carley Davis looked down for a minute, pondered her response to the question and then took a deep breath before diving into her answer.
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Standing in front a huddle of Turner Ashby players, Makayla Cyzick listened as the Virginia High School League officials announced the Knights as this year’s Class 3 runners-up.
Friday, June 14, 2019
It took less than 30 seconds for Wayne Comer to deliver his message and send the players to the dugout to collect their bags and head off the field.
Thursday, June 13, 2019
It started last season with a season-ending loss to Cave Spring.
There’s nothing new to this for Page County coach Alan Knight.
Wayne Comer said he was comfortable with any of the three.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Corinne Murphy slowly smiled as she stepped back and forth, stuttering over her words as her teammates watched and laughed along with her.
Monday, June 10, 2019
T.R. Williams said he felt disappointed at first and even surprised, but the feeling didn’t last long.
As Makayla Cyzick stared toward home plate and into the eyes of Carley Davis, she shook her head a few times before finally nodding in agreement.
Sunday, June 09, 2019
Stonewall Jackson's girls soccer team fought tooth and nail with Auburn on Saturday in the Virginia High School League Class 1 final, but ultimately came up just short of the program's first state title.
Friday, June 07, 2019
Alan Knight called Thursday morning’s practice at Page County High School a “good practice” and said the team was headed home to prepare for an afternoon trip to Radford for Friday’s Virginia High School League Class 2 softball semifinals.
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Whether it’s a hard grounder turned into a double play, a leadoff hit that eventually scores or some simple advice to her teammates from the experience of facing an opposing pitcher, Turner Ashby sophomore Gracie Moyers has done it all.
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
As the Page County players formed a circle and listened to the words of their coaches in right field, a familiar message came from assistant coach Ralph Viafora.
Sitting on a plastic bucket alongside assistant coach Eddie Bowman in front of the Turner Ashby dugout, Clint Curry watched as his team took their final at-bats of the day on Monday.
Sunday, June 02, 2019
Coming down the final 100-meter stretch and toward the finish line, a bright smile burst across the face of Jessica Cantrell as the moment sank in.
Friday, May 31, 2019
They yelled. They sang. They even brought out the infamous hats.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
As a sea of players danced toward the dugout following a quick chat in the outfield, Page County coach Alan Knight pointed toward them and flashed a smile beneath the navy blue brim of his hat.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Don’t ask Spotswood senior Samuel Aklilu about his feelings in the biggest moment of the night because according to him, it was unexplainable.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Makayla Cyzick played the role of Saturday morning church groundskeeper, mowing down 16 Monticello batters, giving up just one hit and mashing a no-doubt three-run homer in a 10-run second inning. It all ended with the Knights, the Valley District regular-season and tournament champions, leaving the field with an 18-0 win over Monticello.
A vexed look came across Caleb Hilliard’s face as he looked at a few of his teammates and shook his head.
Friday, May 24, 2019
When the NCAA made changes to its offseason basketball recruiting policies, the goal was to lessen the influence of sneaker and apparel companies and swing the balance back toward high school programs.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Catherine Orndorff said she remembers meeting East Rockingham track and field coaches Lee Stover and Matt Morrow when she was just 11-years old as a fifth grader at Elkton Elementary School.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Angel Pacheco-Ortiz’s motor has never been questioned.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
HARRISONBURG — As Karen Clark prepared for her third season as the Turner Ashby girls tennis coach in March, she acknowledged she was likely facing her toughest challenge yet.
Monday, May 20, 2019
When Harrisonburg senior Hannah Miller started applying to colleges, she didn’t have any idea where the process would take her.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
HARRISONBURG — Bryce Suters stood up from home plate with his thighs covered in dust, took a look at the Broadway dugout and pumped his arms as his teammates burst onto the field.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
As Stuarts Draft coach Robbie Tillman stood in right field surrounded by his four seniors with tears in his eyes, a mob of teammates jumping and screaming around East Rockingham freshman Sarah Smith drifted from home plate and into the ERHS dugout.
Kristen Atwood lifted her hands in celebration from the south end of the field as her teammates swarmed her sister, Kayla, in celebration on the other end.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Moments after the pitch landed well beyond the left-field fence, Bethany Martz rounded second base and came jogging toward third with a beaming grin.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Standing on the course at Williamsburg Country Club waiting for the final golfers to finish up their rounds, Meade Slonaker said he let out a deep breath.
Slumped down on the Turner Ashby bench as his teammates slowly left the field, Carlos Vazquez de Avila sat calmly with a blank stare.
Monday, May 13, 2019
HARRISONBURG — The Valley District postseason kicks off today and while some city/county teams will enjoy a first-round bye, others will be in action with their seasons on the line.
Friday, May 10, 2019
As the Turner Ashby huddle broke down and players headed toward the visiting dugout, a straight-faced Andrew Armstrong directed the Knights to grab their belongings and head up the hill.
GREENVILLE — Aidan Miller’s RBI single in the bottom of the seventh gave Riverheads a 2-1 walk-off win over Page County in Shenandoah District baseball action in Greenville on Thursday.
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
As the Harrisonburg players ripped off their jerseys, settled on the bench and took in the subdued celebration taking place in front of them, Blue Streaks coach Paul Rath directed his team to begin gathering items and heading to the bus.
FAIRFAX — A two-RBI double by Brady Harju helped James Madison score three runs in the eighth inning to rally past George Mason 4-3 and give their Dukes their fourth straight victory and sixth in seven games in non-conference baseball action in Fairfax Monday.
After each match this season, Meade Slonaker didn’t go home.
Monday, May 06, 2019
Saturday, May 04, 2019
Game by game, Turner Ashby's baseball team is growing up.
Alan Knight looked ahead with a grin and nodded his head.
Friday, May 03, 2019
Once he had put the pen to paper, inking a deal worth $760,000 and forfeiting a baseball scholarship to the University of Virginia, Austin Nicely said he knew his life had changed and the pressure had immediately went up.
Thursday, May 02, 2019
For Canon Secord, the connection with tennis starts with his dad.
PENN LAIRD — Spotswood senior forward Angel Pacheco-Ortiz announced his verbal commitment to Cumberland University on Wednesday.
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
As Tim Turner stood in the grass along the edge of the first-base line, he took a look at his players laughing and going through the ritual of cleaning up their home field and preparing it for practice the following day.
BROADWAY — Grace Fravel pitched a complete game, giving up just one hit and striking out five as Broadway picked up a 6-1 win over Spotswood in a battle of second-place softball teams in the Valley District on Tuesday at BHS.
Monday, April 29, 2019
Each time a ball sails by an opposing goalkeeper and into the back of the white cotton mesh laced between metal posts, Abby Stapleton doesn’t celebrate.
Friday, April 26, 2019
When Brandon Burley was hired as Harrisonburg’s athletic director in August, replacing Darrell Wilson after a seven-year stint, he said he was shocked to learn that the Blue Streaks didn’t participate in the Valley District tournament in any sport.