Stories By Brad Fauber

Winding path lands Lyons at Shenandoah University as school’s new AD

WINCHESTER – Bridget Lyons took over as Shenandoah University’s director of intercollegiate athletics just over a month ago, a role in which she’ll be tasked with setting the next course of direction for the school’s athletics program. Lyons’ own path to Winchester, however, has ...

Generals win first regional tournament title in 40 years

QUICKSBURG – It had been 40 years since Stonewall Jackson High School’s girls basketball team won a regional tournament title. That drought ended on Friday night. The Generals, who had already booked a trip to next weekend’s VHSL Class 1 state tournament for the first time since 2007, ...

East Rock’s Berry torches Rams for 38 points and 12 3-pointers as Eagles roll

ELKTON – The scouting report Strasburg High School girls basketball coach Darin Jenkins put together for his team ahead of its Region 2B tournament quarterfinal game against East Rockingham included a key piece – knowing at all times where Eagles sharpshooter Ali Berry was on the court. No ...

Skyline’s Davis comes up just short of wrestling state title

PORTSMOUTH – Skyline High School’s Tyler Davis put together one of the most accomplished freshman seasons in the 10-year history of the school’s wrestling program during the 2017-18 season. He very nearly became the Hawks’ first-ever freshman state champ on Saturday afternoon. Davis, ...

Sherando’s Dieter places third at Class 4 state wrestling tournament

PORTSMOUTH – Sherando High School junior 132-pounder Timmy Dieter had aspirations of winning his first state title at the Virginia High School League Class 4 State Championships this past weekend. A tough quarterfinal matchup with Powhatan senior and multi-state champ Collin Gerardi ended ...

Shenandoah baseball set to start new season under the usual high expectations

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s baseball team has earned the top seed in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament for four straight years and has appeared in the NCAA tournament eight times in the last nine seasons. Outside perception suggests the Hornets are equipped for more ...

Falcons outlast Madison County to claim district tournament title

WOODSTOCK – Central High School’s boys basketball team streaked its way to the Bull Run District regular season title earlier this season. The Falcons added the district tournament championship to its trophy case Thursday night. Top-seeded Central survived another test from No. 2 Madison ...

Central girls ride defense to win over Rams in district tournament semifinals

WOODSTOCK – Rhythmic, efficient offenses were nonexistent when Central and Strasburg met for the third time this season in Tuesday’s Bull Run District girls basketball tournament semifinals. But as they’ve done frequently during their lengthy win streak, the Falcons found the winning ...

Stonewall’s Bush, Claude repeat as regional wrestling champions

STAUNTON – Stonewall Jackson High School’s Dakota Bush and Udreka Claude each laid claim to their first regional wrestling titles a season ago. Both returned to the top of the podium on Saturday at the Region 1A/1B tournament at Riverheads High School. Claude, a junior, pinned his way to ...

Warren County wrestling cruises to second straight regional crown

Warren County High School’s wrestling team repeated as regional tournament champions on Saturday. Unlike last season, the Wildcats earned a handful of individual gold medals, as well. Warren County’s Bobby Hunger (138 pounds), Isaiah Frame (152), D.J. Almarode (195) and Nathan Johnson ...

Wildcats’ Gill embraces ‘warrior mentality’ on the wrestling mat

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County High School senior Wyatt Gill has wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and join the United States Marine Corps since he was 4 years old. Before he started high school about four years ago, he wanted to find a sport that would prepare him for the hardships ...

Central boys look playoff ready in blowout win over Rams

WOODSTOCK – If Central High School’s boys basketball team was looking for a tone-setter heading into their Bull Run District tournament quarterfinal game next week, the Falcons perhaps couldn’t have asked for one much better than Thursday night’s win over Strasburg. The Falcons were ...

Sherando’s Dieter, Kales fall short of regional wrestling championships

STEPHENS CITY – Sherando High School junior Timmy Dieter and senior Zack Kales were each afforded the chance to redeem their losses to a pair of Fauquier wrestlers in last weekend’s Class 4 Northwestern District tournament championship finals during Friday’s Region 4C tournament. ...

Central’s Fadely signs to play women’s soccer at Longwood

WOODSTOCK – It’s been nearly two years since Layne Fadely made a verbal commitment to continue her soccer career at Longwood University on May 9, 2016. There was never a doubt since then about where she would end up in college, but the Central High School senior made things official with ...

Central girls top Rams as both teams gear up for playoffs

STRASBURG – Central High School’s girls basketball team proved it could go on the road and scrap out a victory in a close game. Strasburg showed it has the ability to make a run at the top teams in the district. Both did so in their meeting in the regular-season finale Tuesday night with ...

Wildcats win Class 3 Nortwestern District wrestling championship

BEALETON – Warren County High School’s run of dominance continued on the wrestling mat at the Class 3 Northwestern District tournament on Saturday. The Wildcats, who piled up the team titles during the regular season, added more hardware to their trophy case by claiming the top spot ...

Sherando suffers ‘disappointing’ day at tournament

BEALETON – Sherando High School wrestling coach Pepper Martin thought the Warriors would be well represented when they host the Region 4C tournament on Friday afternoon. The number of Sherando wrestlers competing in that event will be less than Martin initially had hoped. The Warriors took ...