Defense sparks Falcons past Rams

Strasburg's Hannah Alexander, left, and Lauren Nofsinger, right, climb over Central's Tamra Scott as she works to shoot underneath the basket during second quarter girls basketball action Friday night in Strasburg.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 13, 2017

STRASBURG — Central girls basketball coach Bryan Scott decided to use the full-court press defense from the start of the game against Strasburg. It was a decision that paid off in a big way for the Falcons.

Generals fall to Luray 56-48

January 13, 2017

QUICKSBURG – Stonewall Jackson High School’s boys basketball team appeared to be on its way to winning consecutive games for the first time in a month and reaching the .500-mark in Shenandoah District play against visiting Luray Friday night. A poor second half from the Generals prevented that from happening.

Prep scores: Jan. 14

January 13, 2017

Saturday’s results
Virginia Duals
at Hampton
Team scores: Strasburg 40, Staunton River 33
Frank Cox 57, Strasburg 24

McMackin, Ford lead ‘Cats past Rams

Warren County's Brendan McMackin slam dunks during second quarter action Friday night against Strasburg.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 13, 2017

STRASBURG – They call it the pick-and-roll play and Friday night Warren County’s boys’ basketball team used it with success in a 78-62 victory over Strasburg at the Strasburg High School gym.

Chasing a dream

Massanutten Military Academy's Kasper Christiansen works out during practice on Monday. Christiansen is hoping to make his mark in the U.S. after leaving his family in Denmark.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 13, 2017

WOODSTOCK – Kasper Christiansen recently was required to write a final paper for a class at Massanutten Military Academy, the topic being either the hardest decision he’s ever had to make, or the easiest. For Christiansen, his biggest life choice fell into both categories.

Jimenez, Falcons dominate the paint in rout of Rams

Central's Mason Marston drives down the lane for a layup as Strasburg's Samuel Hopkins, left, and Matthew Hoover, right, look on during first quarter action Thursday night in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 12, 2017

WOODSTOCK – On many occasions this season, Central High School’s boys basketball team has relied on its ability to hit shots from the perimeter. Against county rival Strasburg at home on Thursday night, the Falcons did most of its damage around the rim.

Sherando girls whip East Hardy convincingly

January 12, 2017

Any thoughts of a letdown after two major victories were dispelled Thursday night as the Sherando High School girls’ basketball team vanquished visiting East Hardy, West Virginia 63-26 in an interstate battle.

Prep scores: Jan. 12

January 12, 2017

Thursday’s results
Boys basketball
Falcons 74, Rams 49
Strasburg 10 12 10 17 – 49
Central 17 13 19 25 – 74
Strasburg (1-11, 0-3 Conference 35)

Recreation Leagues

January 11, 2017

Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation Department
Men’s basketball
Division 1/2
Standings: TBD 7-0; Not Guilty 6-0; MOJO 5-1; Buck’s Bombers

Wildcats, Rams get mixed results in Strasburg quad

Warren County's Bobby Hunger gets Strasburg's Alec Campbell on his back during  the 132-pound wrestling match Wednesday night in Strasburg. Hunger won the match.    Rich Cooley/Daily

January 11, 2017

STRASBURG – Warren County High School’s wrestling team got a peak at how it stacks up against some of the top teams in district and conference competition during a quad match at Strasburg Wednesday evening. The Wildcats got mixed results.

Brunelle leads Dragons past Falcons in front of UConn coach

January 11, 2017

WOODSTOCK — William Monroe’s Sam Brunelle is used to playing in front of college coaches. So when University of Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma showed up in Woodstock Wednesday night it was just business as usual for Brunelle.

Prep scores: Jan. 11

January 11, 2017

Wednesday’s scores
Boys basketball
William Monroe 66, Central 40
Girls basketball
Dragons 48, Falcons 21
William Monroe 11 21 13 3—48
Central 7 8 2 4 — 21

Recreation Calendar

January 11, 2017

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:

Kloosterman still enjoying JMU’s national championship experience

Jonathan Kloosterman

January 10, 2017

It’s been several days since James Madison University’s football team won the school’s second Football Championship Subdivision national championship. But starting JMU junior tight end and 2014 Strasburg graduate Jonathan Kloosterman said the accomplishment still hasn’t hit him.