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Stories By Brad Fauber

SU’s Stewart balancing duty to football and country this season

WINCHESTER – Each Saturday during college football season, Casey Stewart dons the red, white and blue uniform of Shenandoah University and takes the field alongside his teammates. One weekend a month, the Front Royal native also reunites with a different team, one to which those same colors ...

Falcons eager for home opener against Brentsville

WOODSTOCK – For the first time since Aug. 31, Central will play a football game. The Falcons, who, due to the cancellation of the varsity football seasons for Manassas Park and Park View in Sterling, had rare consecutive bye weeks, finally return to action for the first time in three weeks ...

Hawks ‘at a crossroads’ entering homecoming game vs. Mason

FRONT ROYAL – Skyline’s football team is not yet halfway through its season, and yet the Hawks have already hit a critical juncture in the 2018 campaign. Skyline is just 1-3 after last week’s shutout loss to Handley and has entered must-win territory heading into tonight’s homecoming ...

Wildcats hitting stride on court but still working out the kinks

STRASBURG – Warren County’s first-ever run to the VHSL Class 3 volleyball state championship in 2017 began with a 4-4 start to the season before the Wildcats picked up steam. There’s still a lot of volleyball to be played, but the Wildcats’ 2018 campaign has started on that same ...

Rams put up fight vs. Warren County but again struggle with consistency

STRASBURG – Strasburg’s inability to keep the highs consistently high on the volleyball court has been a source of frustration for head coach Suzanne Mathias-Carter in recent seasons, and the 2018 season has again brought the Rams those bouts with inconsistency. Strasburg’s two matches ...

Pet of the Week: Supersized Twinkie a lot of cat to love

EDINBURG – Katrina Keywood, an animal caretaker at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter, says 4-year-old feline Twinkie loves affection, but on her terms. “She doesn’t like to be picked up,” Keywood said last week, “so she would do better in a home with older kids, probably even a ...

Big plays, missed chances burn Hornets against Hobart

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football game against Hobart College was overflowing with offense on Saturday night, but it was the missed scoring chances that loomed large for the Hornets. Shenandoah piled up 575 yards in a shootout with the Statesmen while senior quarterback ...

Wallace the most recent SU receiver to shine in loss to Statesmen

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s up-tempo, pass-heavy offense necessitates depth at the receiver position, and the Hornets are best when quarterback Hayden Bauserman has plenty of targets at his disposal. Jake Wallace took his turn Saturday night as the star QB’s go-to guy. Wallace, ...

Hornets figure to get preview of ODAC play vs. Hobart

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team doesn’t start Old Dominion Athletic Conference play for another two weeks, but the Hornets figure they’ll get a pretty good preview tonight of what lies ahead of them. Hobart College makes its first trip to Shentel Stadium for ...

Luray thumps Stonewall, but Generals’ Lampman sees progress

QUICKSBURG – The final score didn’t show it, but Stonewall Jackson head football coach Pete Lampman said following his team’s lopsided loss to Luray on Thursday night that the Generals are seeing progress. The visiting Bulldogs scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams and ...

Wildcats come off bye week hunting first win against James Wood

FRONT ROYAL – The start of the 2018 high school football season has so far borne a striking similarity to the 2017 campaign for Warren County. Each began with a heartbreaking 1-point loss to Handley, which the Wildcats followed with a not-so-close setback to Kettle Run before entering its ...

Generals catching Luray on short rest as they search for end to slide

QUICKSBURG – High schools across the state have moved their football games up from the traditional Friday night in anticipation of Hurricane Florence. It’ll be tough to find a team that has a quicker turnaround between games than Luray. The Bulldogs, who because of weather last week ...

SU Football Notebook: Hornets expecting Hobart to play keep away on Saturday

WINCHESTER – One of the most surefire ways to limit Shenandoah University senior quarterback Hayden Bauserman and the Hornets’ high-scoring passing attack is to keep that unit on the sideline. Hornets head coach Scott Yoder said Wednesday he is “truly expecting” Hobart College to ...

SU Football Notebook: Shifty Hudson a weapon close to the goal line

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University slot receiver Jalen Hudson is most effective when he can use his speed and athleticism in open space, but he’s proving to be quite a weapon when the field shrinks inside the opposing teams’ 10-yard line as well. The senior caught two touchdown passes ...

Warriors dominate Broadway for third straight blowout win

BROADWAY – For the third straight week, Sherando’s football team entered a game as the heavy favorite. And for the third straight week, the Warriors looked the part. Sherando traveled to Broadway on Friday night and blasted the Class 3 Gobblers, 55-6, in what was its third consecutive ...

Bauserman throws six TD passes as Hornets rout N.C. Wesleyan

WINCHESTER – It wasn’t quite the school-record setting performance Shenandoah University enjoyed against North Carolina Wesleyan a year ago, but it was pretty darn close. In a game played mostly through steady rainfall on Saturday night, SU piled up 575 yards of total offense in its home ...

Strasburg volleyball earns badly needed win over Skyline

STRASBURG – Strasburg’s volleyball team had limped into Thursday’s match against Skyline in the midst of a four-game losing streak, a skid that saw the Rams win just three sets in that span. Strasburg had a match it could build on against the Hawks. Playing with new energy in front of ...

Rejuvenated Hawks travel to James Wood hunting second straight win

FRONT ROYAL – It’s said that winning cures a lot of ailments, and Skyline’s football team was certainly in a better place this week as it prepared for tonight’s Week 3 matchup with James Wood. The Hawks, who took a beating in their season opener two weeks ago and spoke openly of ...