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Ansbro, Falcons topple George Mason

March 25th, 2015

WOODSTOCK — Bekah Ansbro didn’t feel like she had her best stuff Wednesday night, but the Central junior pitcher was glad she had catcher Kylie Stottlemyer to help her out.

Brisco’s strong offseason pays off

Sherando's Trey Brisco drives to the basket against Skyline on Dec. 12 in Front Royal. Brisco led the area in steals and helped  the Warriors to an 18-5 record this season. Rich Cooley/Daily file

March 20th, 2015

STEPHENS CITY — Trey Brisco wanted to make the most of his senior basketball season. The Sherando senior realized that would require a real committment in the offseason.

Hakel does it all for Warriors

Sherando's Jess Hakel drives to the basket against Skyline on Dec. 12 in Front Royal. Hakel's versatility played a big part in Sherando's success this year. Rich Cooley/Daily file

March 19th, 2015

STEPHENS CITY — If there’s one game that sums up how versatile Sherando’s Jess Hakel is, it has to be the Warriors’ 63-51 victory over Park View on February 11.

Rams trounce Generals

Stonewall Jackson's  Cole Holsinger gets caught in a first inning rundown  as Strasburg shortstop Ryan Bowers prepares to tag him out between first and second bases Wednesday night at First Bank Park in Strasburg. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 18th, 2015

STRASBURG — Strasburg’s Noah St. Clair went down 0-2 in the pitch count on each of his first three at-bats Wednesday night, but he had Stonewall Jackson pitchers right where he wanted them.

Versatile Ferguson finishes strong

Sherando swimmer Laura Ferguson finished ninth in the 50 freestyle in the Group 4A state meet to cap off a strong senior season. Rich Cooley/Daily file

March 17th, 2015

STEPHENS CITY — Laura Ferguson has always been strong in the 50-yard freestyle, but this year she showed that she can excel in many different races.

Season opener kind of Falcons

March 16th, 2015

NEW MARKET — Central baseball coach Donn Foltz wasn’t sure what his team would look like in its season opener Monday, but he was very happy with the end result.

Amrich taking big strides for Rams in 400

Strasburg's Brooklyn Amrich runs during Monday's practice. Amrich is hoping to improve on her strong season last year, in which she placed eighth in the 400. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 10th, 2015

STRASBURG — Strasburg track sprints and jumps coach Emily Brandon asked sprinter/jumper Brooklyn Amrich to give the 400-meter run a try last year during track season. At first, Amrich was a little unsure about the event.

One win away

Strasburg's Ryan Smoot makes a move to the basket during a Jan. 30 home game against George Mason. The Rams face Prince Edward County tonight in the Group 2A East semifinals with a trip to next week's state tournament on the line. Game time is 7 p.m. at Orange County High School in Orange..  Rich Cooley/Daily

March 4th, 2015

RASBURG — With Strasburg’s players awake on their bus ride home Tuesday night, Rams boys basketball coach Matt Hiserman took the time to give his players a little something to talk about.