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Stories By Brad Fauber

Falcons hoping third time’s the charm in regional semifinal game vs. Luray

WOODSTOCK – Tonight’s Region 2B playoff game against Luray will mark the third straight time Central’s football team has played in the regional semifinal round. The Falcons are hoping for better luck than they had in their first two trips to such a game. In the second round of the ...

Wildcats fall to Tabb in state semifinals

FRONT ROYAL -- Warren County’s quest for a return trip to the Virginia High School League Class 3 volleyball state finals fell a match short of its final destination Tuesday night. The Wildcats, the 2017 state runners-up, were upended in five sets in the state semifinals at home, falling ...

Sherando’s Entsminger signs to play baseball at JMU

STEPHENS CITY -- As Sherando’s starting quarterback, senior Hunter Entsminger is in the middle of preparing for the Warriors’ first playoff football game of the season against Kettle Run on Friday evening. But on Wednesday afternoon the two-sport star took a few minutes to celebrate his ...

MMA’s McAllister inks national letter of intent with VCU

WOODSTOCK -- On the second attempt, Jarren McAllister has found his college home. McAllister, a guard for Massanutten Military Academy’s postgraduate boys basketball team, announced last month his plans to continue his basketball career at Virginia Commonwealth University and on Wednesday ...

Houghton making noise in shadow of Central’s superstars

WOODSTOCK – Folks outside Central’s football program know the big names that have powered the Falcons to success over much of the past three seasons. But beyond the all-state names like Kyle Clanton, Declan Franklin and Grayson Manning, a workhorse running back like Shane Watson and a ...

Hornets still laying groundwork of new culture in Walsh’s second year

WINCHESTER -- When Adam Walsh took over as Shenandoah University’s men’s basketball coach last year, one of his first orders of business was to establish the pillars upon which the struggling program would build its new culture. Year 2 under Walsh is underway, and though the Hornets ...

Falcons survive rematch with Rams, advance to regional semis

WOODSTOCK -- The result was the same, but Central’s football team had to work a little harder to get there. One week after blasting Strasburg by 41 points in the regular-season finale, Central hosted its county rival again in the Region 2B quarterfinals on Friday night. The No. 2 Falcons ...

Shenandoah men want to bring a more fast-paced style to the court

WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah University’s men’s basketball team was bound to have to alter its playing style. That’s often the case when teams experience the amount of roster turnover that the Hornets went through heading into the 2018-19 season. SU, in Year 2 of a rebuild under head coach ...

Hornets aim to buck trend against W&L in last game of the season

WINCHESTER – It’s become a tradition that Shenandoah University’s football team closes out its season against Washington and Lee. It’s not a tradition that conjures up many fond memories for the Hornets. SU is 1-5 against the Generals since joining the Old Dominion Athletic Conference ...

Sayre a ‘bundle of light’ on volleyball court for Wildcats

FRONT ROYAL – It’s often a critical component of any team – the teammate with the infectious personality, the one who’s always smiling and can pull the rest of the team out of any doom-and-gloom scenario with an aura of calming stability. For Warren County’s volleyball team, senior ...

Falcons, Rams to meet in playoffs for second time in rivalry’s history

The yearly football clash between Central and Strasburg is always an anticipated match-up for players, coaches and fans on both sides. For just the second time in its long history, the Shenandoah County rivalry will be a bi-annual occurrence. Only one week after meeting in the regular-season ...

Wildcats win second straight regional volleyball title

FRONT ROYAL – Cross another item off the Warren County volleyball team’s to-do list. The Wildcats, last season’s VHSL Class 3 state runner-up, entered the 2018 season trying to match their historic campaign and then some, and on Tuesday night they took another step toward that goal by ...

SU Football Notebook: Hornets’ defense delivered when needed vs. Guilford

WINCHESTER -- Some of the numbers for Shenandoah University’s defense in Saturday’s win over Guilford weren’t pretty. They hardly ever are for the Hornets. The visiting Quakers put up 47 points, the third-highest total scored against SU this season, and piled up 677 yards of offense in ...

Falcons use big plays, stout defense to run away from Rams

WOODSTOCK -- It was the kind of response Central’s football team needed. A week after suffering their first regular season loss in two years, the Falcons turned the page in a big way Friday night, pounding rival Strasburg, 55-14, on senior night to clinch Bull Run District and Shenandoah ...

Hornets win big on senior day against Guilford

WINCHESTER -- The past month has been a struggle for Shenandoah University’s football team, but senior quarterback Hayden Bauserman and the rest of the Hornets put on a show in the team’s final home game of 2018 on Saturday afternoon. Bauserman had a record-shattering day against ...

Shenandoah QB Bauserman dazzles in record-shattering performance

WINCHESTER -- It was only fitting that the most prolific passer in Shenandoah University history would save his best performance for his final home game. Senior quarterback Hayden Bauserman, who owns every significant passing record at SU, dazzled fans at Shentel Stadium one final time on ...

Hornets hoping to end slide on senior day against Guilford

WINCHESTER -- You can forget trying to figure out what’s going to happen on the football field in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference each week. Randolph-Macon’s perch atop the conference race has been the only constant in a season filled with parity, as everyone else has beaten up on ...

Falcons, Rams set for annual rivalry clash

For the first time in two years, Central’s football team will find out how it responds to a loss. The Falcons went on the road last week and suffered a 35-19 setback to Riverheads, their first regular season loss since October 2016. Now on unfamiliar ground having to prepare for a game a ...