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Tonight’s Game of the Week on The River 95.3, Fox Sports Radio 1450, theriver953.com and the Tune In Radio App will feature a contrast of styles when Sherando (5-3) travels to Millbrook (5-2).
This game comes at a crucial stretch in the season as teams are jockeying for playoff positioning.
In the recent VHSL Power Rankings, Millbrook was ranked third and Sherando fifth, with the top eight teams making the postseason.
The Warriors deploy an offense led by a talented and experienced quarterback, Micah Carlson.
Carlson leads the area in passing with 1,481 passing yards, a 59% completion parentage, and 15 touchdowns.
He will spread the ball around to a variety of receivers including the speedster, Brady Hamilton.
Hamilton leads the area in receiving yards (541), receiving touchdowns (7), and receptions (26).
Millbrook on the other hand would be completely content without attempting a pass the entire game.
The single wing offense has dominated games with its rushing attack totaling 360 yards per game.
Kyler Jackson has led the backfield and the area this year with 1,083 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns.
The Pioneers recently got Tyson Mallory back from injury after he led the area in rushing last season.
On the sidelines, Sherando Head Coach T.J. Rohrbaugh makes his return to Millbrook where he briefly served as the Coordinator of Student Activities.
In his role, he worked closely with Millbrook Head Coach Josh Haymore and the two share a mutual respect heading into this rivalry game.
Millbrook will try to control the clock and the line of scrimmage, but if Sherando can come out to an early lead like Jefferson, it may be too much for the Pioneers to overcome.
I predict Micah Carlson to have success through the air and Sherando will bounce back from a really poor showing last week with a win over a cross county rival, 31-21.
To hear my interview with Sherando Head Coach T.J. Rohrbaugh, press play below.
Grant Golden, a former Sherando High School student, officially made the roster for Vanoli Cremona, according to a social media post from the organization.
The professional basketball team competes in Serie A, the highest rated league in Italy and oldest league in Europe.
He originally signed with the club in August after playing in the NBA’s G-League with the Grand Rapids Gold, an affiliate of the Denver Nuggets, last season.
As a sophomore at Sherando, Golden averaged 18.1 points per game and 7 rebounds before transferring to St. James School in Hagerstown.
He then played collegiately for the University of Richmond where he helped lead the team to the most conference wins in school history and totaled over 2000 points and 1000 rebounds in his career.
Vanoli Cremona begins their season tomorrow at 2:30 pm against Trento.
Savannah Gankiewicz, a 2013 Sherando High School graduate, is participating in the Miss USA pageant Friday night in Reno, Nevada.
She earned her spot in the competition after being named Miss Hawaii USA in January.
Savannah is a model, entrepreneur and Program Director of a Maui based nonprofit, What Makes You Beautiful.
Through her role in the nonprofit, she helps facilitate the youth program which empowers young women to develop self-love, confidence, and compassion.
She is also the co-founder of EchoHouse, a boutique hotel in Bali set to open in 2024.
The pageant will air Friday, September 29th at 8 pm on The CW.
A link to vote for Savannah for the People’s Choice category is available here.
Sherando High School Administration announced the hiring of three new head coaches today.
Craig Bodenschatz will take over the baseball program after serving as an assistant for the last 28 seasons under long time Head Coach Pepper Martin.
He was the Associate Head Coach the last 10 years and part of the 2013 State Championship team.
Seth Wade takes the reigns of Sherando boy’s soccer from Pat Anderson who led the team for 30 years and retired after last season.
Wade is a 2017 Sherando graduate and played soccer collegiately at Division III Grove City College.
Jason Robertson, the current boy’s tennis coach, will also lead the girl’s tennis team in the spring.
He has been a member of both coaching staffs for the last three years.
Robertson previously served Frederick County as the Director of Parks and Recreation.
All three coaches are also teachers at Sherando.
Frederick County Public Schools Superintendent George Hummer announced the appointment of two new administrators.
Ms. Kristine Hickey succeeds Dr. Jessica Nail as the new principal of Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School.
She has worked in education for 30 years, most recently as an assistant principal at James Wood Middle and Sherando High.
Dr. Robin Shrum will replace Kellie Solenberger as assistant principal at Middletown Elementary.
She previously held a variety of roles in Shenandoah County Public Schools, starting as a music teacher before advancing to assistant principal, principal, and last year served as the district’s special education administrator.
Superintendent George Hummer spoke on the decision stating, “We are thrilled to recognize Ms. Hickey and Dr. Shrum in their new roles. They both have a wealth of experience in education and a strong commitment to student success. I have no doubt they will continue the strong leadership foundation already established at Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School and Middletown Elementary School.”
Sherando High School’s Band Boosters are bringing a new indoor competition to the Northern Shenandoah Valley today with the Sherando Showcase.
This is the first time Sherando High School has been selected by the Atlantic Indoor Association to host a contest.
The event will begin at the high school’s gymnasium at 10 am today and feature performances across three divisions: color guard, percussion, and winds.
30 units from across Virginia will be competing for top honors including members of the Sherando Band which has been named a Virginia Honor Band for 5 consecutive years.
Some of the other competing high schools include Page County, Millbrook, Warren County, and Clarke County among others.
To learn more and view the digital program, click here.
Frederick County Public Schools was awarded four National School Lunch Program Grants totaling $113,240.
A total of $1.46 million was given to 54 schools from around Virginia in equipment grants.
New and replacement kitchen equipment will be distributed to Apple Pie Ridge Elementary School, Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School, and Sherando and Millbrook High Schools using funds from the grant.
It’s Christmas time in the Shenandoah Valley and this weekend will feature quite a few celebrations and parades.
Christmas on Main in Front Royal gets started at noon today with the Merry Market and Christmas parade at 5 pm.
Strasburg’s Christmas parade down King Street will start at 4:30 pm today followed by a tree lighting ceremony.
Middletown’s Christmas parade will start at 2 pm tomorrow.
The Sports Marshall is Sherando High School and Shenandoah Univeristy alum Darrell Thompson, who is now a pitcher in the Milwaukee Brewers organization.
The Grand Marshals include the James Wood Volleyball team that recently claimed their first state title.
The Town of Strasburg and American Legion Post 77 are hosting a Veterans Day Parade today starting at 1 pm.
The parade will begin at the Legion and follow N. Holliday and east King Street before ending at the Strasburg Square.
At the Square, a short program will highlight the individual branches with assistance from the Strasburg High School band and Sherando High School’s National Honor Society.
Veterans and Classic Car owners participating in the parade will meet at the Legion at 12:30 pm.