Stories By Brad Fauber

Wildcats fall to James Monroe in regional semifinals

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County High School’s football team has been a second-half team for most of the season. The Wildcats got the fast start they needed against visiting James Monroe in the Region 3B semifinals on Friday night, but the final two quarters belonged to the Yellow ...

Digging deep: Ruffner thrives under pressure as Warren County’s libero

FRONT ROYAL – By now the key names behind the high-powered offensive attack for Warren County High School’s volleyball team are well known. Outside hitter Kaley Foulks, the Region 3B Player of the Year, is five kills shy of 400 for the season. Middle hitters Britney Carter and Lauren Fox ...

Wildcats aiming to put stamp on banner year in volleyball state finals

FRONT ROYAL – There’s a spot on the wall inside the gymnasium at Warren County High School reserved for the teams that have reached or won state championships, and in that spot are four banners. Two celebrate the Wildcats’ back-to-back softball championships in 1984 and 1985. The other ...

Wildcats aiming to keep taking strides in semifinal matchup with James Monroe

FRONT ROYAL – The turnaround for Warren County High School’s football team under first-year head coach Brian Bush continued its impressive course last week in the first round of the Region 3B playoffs. The Wildcats can take yet another giant step on Friday night. Warren County, the No. 2 ...

Falcons hold onto winning formula in playoff win over Buffalo Gap

WOODSTOCK – Central High School’s football team talked about starting over and switching gears to playoff mode after going unbeaten during the regular season. The stakes may have changed when the No. 2 Falcons hosted No. 7 Buffalo Gap in the quarterfinal round of the Region 2B playoffs ...

Hornets fall to W&L in de facto ODAC title game

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team entered Saturday’s regular season finale with a shot to claim the program’s first Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship. Instead, Washington and Lee celebrated the program’s fourth ODAC title in the last eight years on the ...

Hornets set to clash with W&L with ODAC title on the line

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s path to its first Old Dominion Athletic Conference title veered a bit off course with a loss to Hampden-Sydney last week. The Hornets are not out of the running but now need outside help, and that help will mean nothing if Shenandoah doesn’t take care ...

After historic regular season, Falcons flip switch to playoff mode

WOODSTOCK – Central High School’s football team put together a regular season for the record books, going a perfect 10-0 for the first time in school history. Now the Falcons start all over again. Central’s unblemished regular season netted the Falcons the second seed in the Region 2B ...

More challenges in store for Rams in playoff rematch with top-seeded Eagles

STRASBURG – High roster turnover made a return to the playoffs a challenge for Strasburg High School’s football team entering the 2017 campaign, but the Rams are back in the postseason. The Rams jumped into the eighth and final spot in the Region 2B playoff field despite a lopsided loss to ...

Warriors face off with Dominion in return to playoffs

STEPHENS CITY – Sherando High School’s football team missed out on the playoffs last season, snapping a string of seven straight seasons with a playoff appearance for the Warriors. That proud program is back in the postseason in 2017. Sherando improved its win total by two games this ...

SU men’s hoops in a cultural overhaul under Walsh as opener approaches

WINCHESTER – Adam Walsh has spent the last five months as Shenandoah University’s new men’s basketball coach overhauling a program, from a culture standpoint, that has been mired in mediocrity for most of the past decade. Walsh is already making the Hornets physically stronger with a ...

MMA postgrad basketball’s Bolton, Martin sign with colleges

WOODSTOCK – Two members of Massanutten Military Academy’s postgraduate boys basketball team have signed on with NCAA Division I colleges to further their playing careers. Colonels point guard Rasir Bolton and shooting guard Tyrese Martin signed with Penn State and Rhode Island, ...

Walsh putting an emphasis on strength training with Hornets

WINCHESTER – The hiring of Adam Walsh as Shenandoah University’s new head men’s basketball coach back in May marked the beginning of a cultural shift within a program that hasn’t had a winning season in nearly a decade. Walsh wants to help the Hornets discover a winning mentality, ...

Wildcats stun Hawks with late score

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County High School’s football team needed a touchdown against cross-town rival Skyline on Friday night, so the Wildcats turned to – well, the wildcat. Warren County senior receiver Jacob Good took a direct snap with less than a minute to play and plowed into the ...

Hornets get another shot at Hampden-Sydney in midst of ODAC title hunt

WINCHESTER – The memory of the way last season ended for Shenandoah University’s football team is burned into the minds of many Hornets as they prepare for the final two-game stretch of the 2017 regular season. A year ago, SU entered this same point in the season at 6-2 and in the hunt for ...