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Stories By Tommy Keeler Jr.

Generals showing improvement heading into battle with Leemen

QUICKSBURG - Stonewall Jackson continues to make improvements, even if they are small ones. The 0-4 Generals have shown signs of progress according to head football coach Pete Lampman, and he hopes to see more of that as his team plays at Robert E. Lee today at noon. The game was postponed ...

Rams, Wildcats eager to face off in non-district clash

Last year's Strasburg-Warren County football game was a thriller and both teams are expecting more of the same when they meet again tonight at Warren County. Both teams haven't forgotten how competitive last year's game was, and Warren County head coach Brian Bush said he expects this year's ...

Skyline’s Sims places second in Class 3 Northwestern District tourney

FRONT ROYAL - Lauren Sims made the most out of her last Northwestern District golf tournament. The Skyline senior shot a 75 on Tuesday at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club to finish second in the Class 3 Northwestern District tournament. "It's a pretty good feeling going into regionals and playing ...

Gregg helps Warriors advance to regionals

FRONT ROYAL - Sherando needed someone to step up on Tuesday in the Class 4 Northwestern District golf tournament and Parker Gregg did just that. The junior shot an 80 to help lead the Warriors into regionals. Sherando finished third in the Class 4 Northwestern District tourney, which was held ...

Generals win first volleyball match in three years

QUICKSBURG - The moment Stonewall Jackson had been waiting for finally came on Monday night. The Generals knocked off Shenandoah County rival Central in five sets for their first volleyball victory in three years. Stonewall Jackson senior Israel Blank was on the team in 2015 when they had ...

Falcons showing improvement as season goes on

QUICKSBURG - Central may have suffered a loss on Monday night against Stonewall Jackson, but the Falcons still have a lot to be positive about. Central entered this week having won two of its last three matches, and coach Alyssa Bane said that she was happy with how her team played on Monday ...

On Campus Notebook: Rivers making impact at Virginia Tech

Dylan Rivers (Sherando '17) is off to a great start for Virginia Tech's football team this season. The sophomore linebacker is third on the team with eight total tackles for the Hokies. He started in both games. Rivers has five solo tackles and three assists. All five solo tackles came in the ...

Versatility key for Central’s Spitler

WOODSTOCK - Christian Spitler does a little bit of everything for Central’s football team. The senior plays three different positions on defense and sometimes multiple positions on offense as well. Spitler said he loves the challenges of playing different positions on the field, especially ...

Rams dominate winless Panthers

WASHINGTON, Va. - Strasburg’s football team accomplished all of the main things they were looking to do on Wednesday night. The Rams dominated winless Rappahannock County from start to finish in a 54-6 non-district victory. The game was moved to Wednesday night due to the forecasted ...

Generals eager to start cross country season

QUICKSBURG - Stonewall Jackson hasn’t been able to start its cross country season yet, but once the Generals get started they should have a strong season. Stonewall Jackson coach Mary Clanahan said that not only have the Generals not run at any meets, but they’ve also had to practice ...

Turnovers, Curry sink Hawks in loss to Judges

WINCHESTER - Skyline hung with Handley for the majority of the game, but the play of the Judges’ Kevin Curry and five Hawk turnovers was too much to overcome. Curry helped lead Handley to a 35-0 non-district football victory over the Hawks on Thursday afternoon. The game was originally ...

Hawks ready for quick turnaround against Judges

FRONT ROYAL - Skyline has a quick turnaround this week while also facing a difficult opponent. The Hawks will play at undefeated Handley  at 4 p.m. today in a game that was moved from Friday due to Hurricane Florence. The game was moved from Skyline to Handley High School in Winchester ...

Central Football Notebook: Time off comes at perfect time for Falcons

WOODSTOCK – What looked bleak a few weeks ago has turned out pretty well for Central's football team. Due to having Park View High School cancel its football season in August, Central is enjoying the second of two consecutive weeks off. Central coach Mike Yew said that he wasn't happy about ...

Rams not overlooking winless Panthers

STRASBURG - Strasburg is hoping to have learned its lesson from last year's football contest with Rappahannock County. Even though the Rams won the game, 26-0, the players and coaches did not feel like the team played well. Strasburg senior Stephen Kloosterman said the team needs to learn from ...

Turnovers prove costly for Generals in district loss

FISHERSVILLE – Stonewall Jackson had some positive moments on Friday night. However, many of the positives were followed up with a costly mistake. The Generals turned the ball over three times and had a punt blocked, which helped lead to a 66-7 Shenandoah District football loss to Wilson ...

Warriors not overlooking Class 3 Broadway

STEPHENS CITY - Sherando has an experienced football team, and that's why Warriors' head coach Bill Hall isn't worried about his team overlooking tonight's opponent - Broadway. The Warriors, who advanced to the Class 4 state semifinals last year, have won their first two games handily. Hall ...

Intellect a key ingredient to success for Warren’s Kilgallen

FRONT ROYAL - Joey Kilgallen is always busy. The Warren County junior usually starts his school mornings out at Lord Fairfax Community College, where he takes classes starting at 7:30 a.m. Kilgallen is part of the Governor's School program for gifted kids. "I have two classes there in the ...

Generals excited to start Shenandoah District season

QUICKSBURG — Things didn't go the way Stonewall Jackson's football team wanted them to in the first two games, but today the Generals have a chance to start over with a clean slate. The Generals play at Wilson Memorial in the first Shenandoah District game of the season. Stonewall Jackson ...