Hawks fall in final seconds to Colonels

Skyline's Antwan Swain takes the ball down the lane as James Wood's Samuel Hopkins defends during second quarter action Monday night in Front Royal.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 8, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – James Wood boys basketball coach Tim Wygant said he felt a bit lucky his team walked out of Skyline’s gymnasium victorious Monday night. Hawks coach Jeff Monroe likely felt his team was a bit unlucky, as well.

Judges hold off Warriors

February 8, 2016

WINCHESTER – Despite an exemplary second-half for Sherando High School boys basketball senior A.J. Outler, the Warriors could not produce enough points in that frame and lost to Handley 66-60 Monday night at Hunter Maddex-Jimmy Omps fieldhouse.

Skyline girls fall to James Wood in finale

Skyline's Nikea Whitmore foes up for a shot over James Wood's Grace Greene during Monday night basketball in Front Royal.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 8, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – As has been the case all season for Skyline’s girls basketball team, youth and inexperience showed on the court against visiting James Wood in Monday night’s regular-season finale.

Prep scores: 2-8

February 8, 2016

Monday’s results
Boys basketball
Eagles 49, Wildcats 48
Clarke County 11 13 13 12—49
Warren County 10 14 15 9—48
Clarke County (4-17)
Dietz 1 0-0 3, Good

Gerald Almy: Live bait for winter bass action

February 8, 2016

Opening the bail of the spinning reel, I leaned forward and watched as line slowly slipped off the spool. Seconds later I set the hook on what would potentially be the largest bass of my life.

Sherando quartet wins conference titles

February 8, 2016

WINCHESTER — Sherando had four Conference 21 West individual wrestling champions, but didn’t have enough depth to win the team title on Saturday at James Wood High School.

Three Wildcats win conference wrestling titles

Nathan Johnson

February 7, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – From the moment the 106-pound championship began at the Conference 28 wrestling tournament at Warren County High School on Saturday, Wildcats sophomore Nathan Johnson never left the side of the mat.

Prep scores: Feb. 6

February 6, 2016

Saturday’s results
Boys basketball
Skyline 67, Brentsville 63
Girls basketball
Central 56, Madison County 30
Brentsville 36, Skyline 23

Cold shooting costs Generals

Stonewall's Kelsey Kokkonen and Riverhead's Adriana Dunlap struggles for a loose ball during first half basketball action Friday night in Quicksburg.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 5, 2016

QUICKSBURG – Stonewall Jackson’s girls basketball team marched to a familiar tune Friday night.

Prep scores: Feb. 5

February 5, 2016

Friday’s results
Boys basketball
Warren County 71, Rappahannock County 65
Millbrook 74, Skyline 26
Riverheads 62, Stonewall Jackson 45

Rams win third straight wrestling title

Central's Daniel George prepares to take down Strasburg's Corie Baker during the 152-pound. match Thursday evening during the Shenandoah County meet held in Quicksburg.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 4, 2016

QUICKSBURG – Strasburg senior Christian Plaugher was in quite the predicament leading up to Thursday’s Shenandoah County wrestling meet at Stonewall Jackson High School.

Prep scores: Feb. 4

February 4, 2016

Thursday’s results
Girls basketball
Falcons 58, Rams 39
Central 29 4 13 12—58
Strasburg 4 10 14 9—39
Central (18-1)
Shelton 1 0-0 2, Phillips 2 1-2 5,

Wenn focuses on wins at meet

February 4, 2016

STRASBURG – When freshman Casey Wenn arrived at the Signal Knob Recreation Center indoor pool, she had more than just the normal case of jitters high-school swimmers always have.

Warriors shut down Gaels in second half in win

Sherando's Rebecca Travis goes up underneath the basket while surrounded by Goretti defenders from Hagerstown, Maryland, during first quarter action Wednesday night in Stephens City.   Rich Cooley/Daily

February 3, 2016

STEPHENS CITY – At one point during the first half of Sherando’s girls basketball game against visiting St. Maria Goretti (Maryland) on Wednesday, Warriors head coach Mike Marsh turned to his assistant coaches to express his disbelief in how proficient the Gaels were shooting from the perimeter.

Prep scores: Feb. 3

February 3, 2016

Wednesday’s results
Girls basketball
Warriors 49, Gaels 42
St. Maria Goretti 13 16 6 7 – 42
Sherando 8 17 9 15 – 49
St. Maria Goretti (6-14)