Stories By Brad Fauber

Wildcats fall to Riverside in Conference 28 baseball championship

LEESBURG – Warren County High School’s baseball team had its chances against Riverside in Friday’s Conference 28 tournament championship game, but the Wildcats couldn’t piece together enough timely hits to erase an early deficit. No. 3 Warren County kept things tight with top-seeded ...

Holsinger fires shutout, Generals topple Gladiators in conference semis

STAUNTON – Riverheads High School’s baseball team put up 11 runs against Stonewall Jackson in each of the teams’ two regular season meetings this spring. Stonewall senior Cole Holsinger silenced the Gladiators when it mattered on Thursday afternoon. The Generals’ ace, making his first ...

Sirbaugh’s walk-off caps Hawks’ wild win over Dragons in C28 semifinals

FRONT ROYAL – A three-run deficit after two innings of action could’ve buried Skyline High School’s softball team in the Conference 28 tournament semifinals against visiting William Monroe on Wednesday afternoon. So too could’ve Alexis Wayland’s go-ahead home run for the visiting ...

Central boys blank Madison in conference semis

WOODSTOCK – Central High School’s boys soccer team whiffed on a handful of scoring opportunities during the first 25 minutes of Tuesday’s Conference 35 tournament semifinal match against visiting Madison County. The Falcons remedied that with a pair of goals in rapid ...

Falcon girls survive Mountaineers, advance to conference title match

WOODSTOCK – Before the girls soccer season began, Central High School head coach Kim Dellinger said he told his team that the 2017 group would accomplish more on the field than any other team in the program’s history. The Falcons took a big step toward delivering on their head coach’s ...

Falcons edge Rams to advance to Conference 35 semis

WOODSTOCK – Central High School’s girls soccer team had no shortage of opportunities to score against visiting Strasburg on Monday night in the quarterfinal round of the Conference 35 tournament. But the Falcons needed a fortunate bounce to edge past their county rivals and keep their ...

Hornets fall to Wheaton in Mid-Atlantic Regional championship game

Shenandoah University’s baseball team saw its 2017 season end one win shy of earning a spot in the NCAA Division III College World Series. The Hornets fell to Wheaton College (Massachusetts), 1-0, in a winner-take-all game for the Mid-Atlantic Regional championship at York College of ...

Stonewall blasts its way past William Campbell in Conference 44 quarterfinal

NEW MARKET – A year ago, Stonewall Jackson High School’s baseball team needed a walk-off single in the 10th inning to beat William Campbell in the Conference 44 tournament quarterfinal game. The Generals required no such late-inning heroics in the rematch of that exact game on Thursday ...

Walsh named new head coach of Shenandoah men’s hoops

Shenandoah University completed its change in leadership of the men’s basketball program Wednesday morning, as the school officially announced the hiring of Adam Walsh as the Hornets’ new head coach. Walsh takes over for former head coach Rob Pryor, who held the position for six seasons ...

Central softball tops rival Strasburg in extra innings

STRASBURG – Central High School’s softball team saw its six-game winning streak snapped Tuesday night in a close loss to Madison County. The Falcons needed eight innings, but they got back on track against rival Strasburg on Wednesday evening. Central blew a four-run cushion in the ...

SU baseball set for eighth NCAA regional appearance in 9 seasons

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s baseball team has made itself a mainstay in the NCAA Division III baseball tournament in recent years, and the Hornets will continue that tradition this spring. The Hornets, who spent six weeks ranked atop at least one of the two major Division III ...

Source: Walsh to be named SU’s new men’s basketball coach

Shenandoah University is expected to announce the hiring of Adam Walsh as the school’s new men’s basketball coach, a source familiar with the situation confirmed Tuesday afternoon. SU will officially announce Walsh’s hiring at 7 a.m. Wednesday, the source said. Walsh, a Winchester ...

Central boys defend Conference 35 track title

STRASBURG – Members of Central High School’s boys track and field team have felt all season long that they have something to prove this spring after losing a lot of manpower from last year’s group. The Falcons showed they’re still the team to beat in their conference on Tuesday ...

Watson, Ryman each win two C35 track titles for Central girls

STRASBURG – Central High School’s girls track and field team finished well out of the running for a championship at the Conference 35 Track and Field Championships at Strasburg High School on Tuesday afternoon, but a trio of Falcons took home some gold. Senior Kila Watson (throws) and ...

Playoffs to ramp up as regular season comes to a close for local teams

Last week marked the official start of the playoffs for a handful of local teams, and this week’s action will build on what has already started while many other high school programs will join the postseason fray. The tennis conference playoffs, most of which began last week, will pick up ...

Four local athletes earn individual titles at C28 track championships

CULPEPER – Landon Holben got a little bit of redemption on Monday afternoon at the Conference 28 Track and Field Championships at Culpeper County High School. A year after suffering a hamstring injury that sidelined him for the rest of the postseason, the Skyline High School senior ...

Skyline boys can’t hold early lead, get blown out by James Wood

WINCHESTER – Skyline High School’s boys soccer team needed less than three minutes to find the back of the net against James Wood on Friday evening, but a lopsided second half in favor of the Colonels turned the Northwestern District matchup into a rout on the soggy turf at Wood’s Jerry ...