Stories By Brad Fauber

Shenandoah announces opening night for new athletics and events center

Shenandoah University will host its inaugural basketball games in the James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center at the end of the month, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Bridget Lyons announced Thursday. Beginning with a men’s and women’s doubleheader on Jan. 31, SU’s ...

Colonels continue making noise on the postgrad hoops scene

WOODSTOCK – Massanutten Military Academy guard Tyrese Martin believes the Colonels’ postgraduate basketball team has yet to reach its full potential on the court this winter, a line of thinking point guard Rasir Bolton strongly agrees with. That could be a frightening proposition for ...

Warriors make adjustments offensively, run away from Judges in second half

STEPHENS CITY – It was simply a case of Sherando High School’s girls basketball team making smarter shot choices and attacking the rim. Those were the adjustments the Warriors made offensively after mustering only 8 points in the first period of Friday night’s Northwestern District ...

Shorthanded Falcons are wrestling through obstacles this season

STRASBURG – Members of Central High School’s wrestling team have experienced their share of obstacles through the first half of the 2017-18 season. Already battling the low participation numbers that have plagued the program in recent years, the Falcons also had to weather an early ...

Young Rams the frontrunners in the Bull Run District race

STRASBURG – Strasburg High School’s wrestling team is as young as it’s been since head coach Mike Wood took over the program in 2013. And yet despite all of that inexperience, the Rams have shown they are the team to beat in the Bull Run District this winter. Strasburg, which listed ...

Warriors get peek at ‘quality’ district competition in wrestling quad

WINCHESTER – Sherando High School’s wrestling team is plenty familiar with fellow Frederick County/Winchester city schools James Wood, John Handley and Millbrook. On Tuesday night the Warriors got a chance to see how they stack up with the remaining Class 4 teams in the Northwestern ...

Gill upsets defending state champ, Wildcats win home wrestling tournament

FRONT ROYAL – At the Appalachian Duals at Skyline High School on Dec. 22, Warren County senior Wyatt Gill fell in lopsided fashion, 17-1, to Lake Braddock’s Tyler Matheny. Given a rematch on the Wildcats’ home mat on Saturday evening, Gill wasn’t concerned about suffering a similar fate ...

Skyline’s Grady, Robinson win wrestling titles at Millbrook

Jacob Grady’s performance at the Mayhem at Millbrook wrestling tournament on Saturday showed just how much the junior grappler has matured on the mat, said Skyline High School head coach Matt Keel. Grady held a late lead over John Champe junior Nate Williams in their championship match for ...

Sherando boys hoping blowout win over Wood is the start of a new trend

WINCHESTER – Sherando High School’s boys basketball team had struggled en route to just one win in its first seven games of the season. The Warriors are hoping they found the start of a new trend in their first game of the 2018 calendar year against James Wood on Wednesday night. Sherando ...

Colonels outlast Warriors for district win

WINCHESTER – In a game during which neither team found much rhythm offensively, James Wood did the other things it needed to do in beating Sherando in Northwestern District action on Wednesday night. The Colonels held the advantage on the glass with a 43-37 rebounding edge and hit 12 of 14 ...

Year in Review: Winning storylines abound for area sports in 2017

The 2017 calendar year in local sports brought with it an abundance of storylines. Below are the top 10 sports stories, listed chronologically, of this pastyear as selected by The Northern Virginia Daily sports staff. JMU wins The James Madison University football team kicked off the 2017 ...

Hawks start slow, fall to Page County in Ram Hardwood Classic

STRASBURG – Skyline High School’s boys basketball team entered Wednesday’s semifinal round of the Ram Hardwood Classic at Strasburg having won four of its last five games. In the first period against Page County, however, the Hawks looked like they were still on Christmas break. Skyline ...

Pet of the Week: Charity needs comfort of new home

EDINBURG – Extended stays in an animal shelter probably aren’t the ideal choice for any pet, but some animals handle that type of living situation better than others. Charity, a 3- to 4-year-old feline, is one such cat that has had trouble adjusting to  life inside the Shenandoah County ...

2017 All-Area Football Offensive Team

First Team Hunter Entsminger, Sherando Quarterback The junior was the Offensive Player of the Year in the Northwestern District (Class 4) and Region 4C and was second team all-state in VHSL Class 4. Entsminger passed for 2,736 yards and 33 TDs. Ronnie Dodson, Warren County Running ...

Inexperienced Rams wrestling for future but expect growing pains along the way

STRASBURG – Strasburg High School’s wrestling team enjoyed great success during the first four years of Mike Wood’s tenure as head coach, due in large part to a key group of grapplers that formed the nucleus for the Rams over that span. But take a peek at this season’s roster, and ...