There’s something different about playing point guard for a team coached by Chad Seibert.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Monday, January 18, 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021
PENN LAIRD — As Rob Lovell emerged from the away locker room on the south side of the Spotswood gymnasium, the 29th-year Turner Ashby girls basketball coach couldn’t help but flash a smile as his players celebrated before him.
Athletes from Rockingham County will have a chance to win a state title.
BRIDGEWATER — Call it a guilty pleasure or, maybe, it’s just plain cruel.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
PENN LAIRD — As Carmelo Pacheco returned to the court for his postgame media obligation with freshman Jonathan Harding following just a few steps behind, the junior guard couldn’t help but give his teammate some public affection.
Monday, January 11, 2021
It’s a pretty simple concept, according to Turner Ashby senior Patrick Sullivan, and it’s easy to understand.
Thursday, January 07, 2021
PENN LAIRD — Abby Branner continued her strong start to the season as Spotswood cruised to a 59-19 rout of rival East Rockingham in non-district girls basketball action in Penn Laird on Thursday.
ELKTON — It’s been less than two weeks since Rockingham County athletic teams found out they can play and were officially allowed to move to five-on-five action in practices after a lengthy offseason filled with basic shooting drills.
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
For a first-year coach in the midst of a global pandemic, Andy Routzahn has maintained positivity this season.
Tuesday, January 05, 2021
BRIDGEWATER — Over the years, Abby Branner sat back and watched as teammates stepped up in big moments.
BROADWAY — Tyler Nickel opened the season with a 28-point outburst as East Rockingham earned a 56-50 win over Rockingham County rival Broadway in non-district boys basketball action on Tuesday night at BHS.
Monday, January 04, 2021
The winning culture that’s been built inside the halls of Spotswood didn’t come as a coincidence.
Friday, January 01, 2021
Call it a local sports smorgasbord, because by the spring – if all goes according to plan – there will be enough options to satisfy any appetite.
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
This can’t be written without the disclaimer we’ve noted far too frequently since March when it all changed.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
It’s pretty easy to figure out the expectation hasn’t changed for Eastern Mennonite boys basketball.
Lilian Berry has made her college decision.
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Standing several feet away with his hands behind his back, Chris Dodson couldn’t help but flash a matching smile across his face as he watched current and former players look at their most recent addition to their jewelry collection.
Friday, December 18, 2020
There are several schools beginning to prioritize Tyler Nickel.
Teams from Rockingham County could be returning to action soon.
Thursday, December 17, 2020
It’s a traditional practice for college coaches to have recruits come to campus, visit the facilities and take photos in their respective uniforms as a way to try to give them a vision of what it would be like to eventually play at the school.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
It didn’t take long for Tim Turner to realize that he was witnessing a special talent.
The Virginia High School League rescinded a recent requirement for prep athletes on Monday.
Friday, December 11, 2020
Sitting at a table just outside the Turner Ashby High School gym, Rob Lovell took a deep breath and paused for a moment as he tried to put together the words he would use to characterize the four seniors on this year’s roster.
Before ever putting on a varsity uniform, Micah Matthews knows his college destination.
Wednesday, December 09, 2020
When Nick Jones arrived at Eastern Mennonite High School prior to the 2019-20 school year, he knew he would reclassify as a junior and play basketball for the school but his main focus was on improving his academic standing.
Tuesday, December 08, 2020
Standing in a nearly empty Spotswood High School cafeteria just outside the gym, Chris Dodson smiled as his players walked toward the home locker room to prepare for the first practice of the 2020-21 high school basketball season.
Monday, December 07, 2020
Grant Thomas knew he wanted to play baseball in college, but wasn’t sure exactly where that would be.
Friday, December 04, 2020
Nothing has changed, says Paul Comer.
Just before the start of each season, as the courts are cleaned, the bleachers are pulled out on each side of the home gym and players beginning filling the locker rooms, excitement comes for coaches.
Wednesday, December 02, 2020
There’s something different about putting on the Page County jersey in the spring.
Monday, November 30, 2020
The wait for the return of sports in Rockingham County has been extended.
Since the Virginia High School League was forced to cancel the Class 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 boys and girls basketball state championships in March due to COVID-19, there’s been so much uncertainty about when prep athletics will return.
Friday, November 27, 2020
Jeff Leatherman had just graduated from Auburn of Alabama in 1991 when he flew to Toronto to begin his professional baseball career.
The rookie Appalachian (definite) and New York-Penn leagues (most likely) won’t exist at the pro level in 2021. Here is a look at some of the area products who played in one or both of the leagues early in their pro careers:
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Winter sports in the Virginia High School League are slated to return next month, but the teams at Harrisonburg High School probably won’t be part of it.
Friday, November 20, 2020
The Virginia High School League (VHSL), on Friday, put out a statement to clarify the number of people that can be at a game following an announcement earlier this month from Governor Ralph Northam that reduced the number of spectators from 250 to 25.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Ask any football coach about the most important trait for a quality football team and it’s a similar answer.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Joel Alvarado stared at the floor with a grin and shook his head when he thought back to his first year at the varsity level.
Monday, November 16, 2020
Another twist has been thrown into the Virginia High School League’s return-to-play plan, but it won’t have an immediate impact on the ability to play.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
The first time Damian Fink watched them go through warmups, he knew it was a special group.
With his parents and siblings to his left and a crowd of former coaches, teammates, friends and teachers in the Broadway bleachers in front of him, Bryce Suters stood at a podium and thanked each one for the role they played.
Monday, November 09, 2020
With the country still in the middle of its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the plea for sports to return at the prep level in Virginia have never been higher.
Friday, November 06, 2020
Fans in Rockingham County and Harrisonburg will have a chance to watch their favorite area prep sports teams this year despite COVID-19 restrictions.
Thursday, November 05, 2020
When Cole Morris went out to Missouri in November of 2019, he made a friendly wager with his dad.