Strasburg High School

Taking The Lead

Strasburg pitcher Mark Smoot, The Northern Virginia Daily's 2015 Baseball Player of the Year, finished his senior season with an 11-1 record, a 1.27 ERA and 66 strikeouts. He was the VHSCA and VHSL Group 2A State Player of the Year.   Rich Cooley/Daily

June 26, 2015

STRASBURG – It was a role that Mark Smoot wanted in his final baseball season at Strasburg High School. He wanted to be the man, the ace of the Rams’ pitching staff.

Smoot, Rams continue building on winning culture

June 26, 2015

STRASBURG – Year in and year out, Strasburg High School’s baseball team has been a consistent presence in the postseason. But perhaps even longtime head coach Jeff Smoot was a little surprised just how successful the Rams were in 2015.

2015 All-Area Baseball Team

June 26, 2015

First Team
Ryan Smoot, Strasburg
Catcher
The senior batted .439 with 23 RBIs and 34 runs scored. Smoot was named

2015 All-Area Softball Team

June 25, 2015

First Team
Katie Manson, Sherando
Catcher
The senior batted .342 with three home runs and an area-leading 35 RBIs. Manson

Staying Focused

Strasburg's Rachel Tischler was all-state in both the 1,600 and the 3,200 this year. She placed third in the 1,600 and second in the 3,200 at the Group 2A state meet.   Rich Cooley/Daily

June 24, 2015

STRASBURG — Rachel Tischler took the momentum she had in cross country and ran with it — literally.

2015 All-Area Girls Track Team

June 24, 2015

First team
Brooklyn Amrich, Strasburg, Sprints
The junior placed fifth in the 400-meter run at the Group 2A state meet

Best at the finish

Strasburg's  Cody Darr won the Group 2A state 200-meter race and led the Rams in two relay events. He broke the school record with a 21.66 in the 200 state final.   Rich Cooley/Daily

June 23, 2015

STRASBURG — Cody Darr couldn’t have picked a better time to run his best race.

2015 All-Area Boys Track team

June 23, 2015

First Team
Quay Caison, Warren County, throws
Junior placed sixth in the shot put in the Group 3A state meet

2015 All-Area Girls Soccer Team

June 22, 2015

First Team
LuLu Funkhouser, Stonewall Jackson
The freshman forward led the area with 17 goals and tied for the area

2015 All-Area Boys Soccer Team

June 21, 2015

First Team
Jake Adams, Sherando
The senior midfielder was third on the Warriors with seven goals and also contributed three

Rams fall short in playoff run

Members of Strasburg's baseball team watch from the dugout during the bottom of the seventh inning of the Rams' Group 2A state semifinal game against Lebanon on Friday in Radford.   Brad Fauber/Daily

June 12, 2015

RADFORD – Pitching and defense carried Strasburg’s baseball team back to the state tournament for a second straight season. The Rams struggled in both aspects early in the Group 2A state semifinal game against Lebanon as their season came to an end Friday afternoon at Radford University.

Senior quartet finishes strong

Strasburg's Garrett Richards (9) congratulates teammate Ryan Smoot after Smoot scored the Rams' first run in the fifth inning of the Group 2A baseball state semifinal game against Lebanon on Friday in Radford.   Brad Fauber/Daily

June 12, 2015

RADFORD — Four years ago on Strasburg’s JV baseball team, the Rams had a double-digit number of eighth graders. By the time that group were seniors there were only four that remained on Strasburg’s varsity squad, but Garrett Richards, Mark Smoot, Ryan Smoot and Noah St. Clair have been a special group for the Strasburg baseball program.

Familiar Spot

Strasburg head coach Jeff Smoot has a meeting with his team during their May 14 game with George Mason at First Bank Field in Strasburg.  The Rams face Lebanon today in the Group 2A state tournament semifinals in Radford. Rich Cooley/Daily file

June 11, 2015

STRASBURG – Strasburg High School’s baseball team is back in Radford.

Up to Speed

Strasburg's Garrett Richards throws a pitch during the Conference 35 baseball tournament championship game May 28 against George Mason at First Bank Park in Strasburg. Richards has played a key role for the Rams' pitching staff, which has combined for 10 shutouts this season.   Rich Cooley/Daily file

June 10, 2015

STRASBURG – The symptoms didn’t bode well for Strasburg High School senior Garrett Richards a couple weeks ago.

Bowers, Rams win Region 2A East title

Strasburg's Noah St. Clair rounds third base after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning Saturday night against Maggie Walker. Strasburg won the game 4-0 and clinched the Region 2A East Championship.   Rich Cooley/Daily

June 7, 2015

STRASBURG — For the second straight night, Strasburg got stellar pitching and opportunistic hitting for a consecutive 4-0 victory.

Prep scores: June 6

June 7, 2015

Saturday’s results
Baseball
Rams 4, Dragons 0
Maggie Walker 000 000 0–0 2 1
Strasburg 210 100 x–4-5-0
MW: Wyatt,