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Stories By Tommy Keeler Jr.

Pitching depth big key for Falcons’ success

WOODSTOCK - A lot of things have come together for Central’s baseball team this season as the Falcons are having a season to remember. One of the biggest keys has been the Falcons’ pitching staff. Central has a lot of depth and has even overcome an injury to one of its top ...

Freshmen make big impact as Generals advance to district tourney finals

QUICKSBURG - The freshmen are everywhere on the field for Stonewall Jackson’s girls soccer team. The second-seeded Generals have nine freshmen on the squad and they played a big part in the team’s 5-1 victory over third-seeded Wilson Memorial in the Shenandoah District tournament ...

Rams earn first-ever regional berth with big comeback win

STRASBURG - Things couldn’t have looked bleaker for Strasburg’s boys soccer team on Monday. The Rams trailed by three goals on the road to Madison County in the Bull Run District tournament quarterfinals with 26 minutes left. Time was running out on Strasburg’s season, but senior Jacob ...

Generals advance to Shenandoah District semifinals

QUICKSBURG - Stonewall Jackson had played two close games against Luray in the regular season. On Wednesday the Generals made sure they had a little more breathing room. The third-seeded Generals controlled most of the play and beat the sixth-seeded Bulldogs, 4-1, in the Shenandoah District ...

Leadership, versatility key for Warren County’s Figueroa

FRONT ROYAL - For Jorge Figueroa, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of scoring a goal. Luckily for the Warren County boys soccer senior, he’s had a lot of practice at it for the Wildcats. He said scoring goals is his favorite part of the game. “I don’t know how to explain it,” ...

Stonewall Jackson likely headed to Bull Run District

QUICKSBURG – When the Virginia High School League releases the newest redistricting and reclassification alignment this summer there could be many changes for area teams. One change that’s almost definite is Stonewall Jackson moving to the Bull Run District. Stonewall Jackson athletic ...

Banks, Munoz win regional titles for Stonewall Jackson

QUICKSBURG- Stonewall Jackson had some surprising boys track and field results on Monday. Some things didn’t go as planned for the Generals in both good and bad ways in the Region 1B Track and Field Championships. While some athletes didn’t perform as well as they would have liked, some ...

Neff has strong showing for Generals in regional girls meet

QUICKSBURG- Destiny Neff had a successful day Monday by qualifying for the for the state meet in several events at the Region 1B Track and Field Championships on Monday. The Stonewall Jackson senior said the heat definitely made things difficult. “This heat has been pretty hard,” Neff ...

Generals making big improvements this season in boys soccer

QUICKSBURG - Stonewall Jackson’s boys soccer program has made big strides this season. The last few years the team has struggled to pick up victories, but this year they have eight wins and have earned the top spot in the Region 1B tournament. Stonewall Jackson senior Juan Arrocena-Jacuinde ...

Warriors overcome weather, knock off Eagles in tourney quarterfinals

WINCHESTER - Sherando’s boys soccer team did just what it needed to on Friday. In a steady rain, the third-seeded Warriors persevered with a 4-2 victory over sixth-seeded Liberty in the Northwestern District tournament quarterfinals. The game was held at Shenandoah University due to the ...

Freshmen Hunter, Lincoln spark Sherando past Fauquier

WINCHESTER - Sherando has received big contributions from its freshmen all season and that trend continued Friday. Sherando freshmen Kendall Lincoln and Julia Hunter each scored a first-half goal to lead the second-seeded Warriors to a 5-0 win over seventh-seeded Fauquier in the Northwestern ...

Boys soccer teams ready for tournament play

District tournaments are scheduled to begin today and many of the boys soccer teams will be facing an uphill climb if they want to win a tourney title. Strasburg is the No. 5 seed in the Bull Run District tournament and has to play at fourth-seeded Madison County on Monday at 4 p.m. in the ...

Generals excited for girls soccer tourney

Stonewall Jackson’s girls soccer team had to wait almost a week to find out its destiny, and now they have more work to do to earn a regional berth. Stuarts Draft’s win over Robert E. Lee on Wednesday clinched the top-seed in the Shenandoah District tournament and an automatic regional ...

Youth helping Hawks have more success in girls soccer

FRONT ROYAL - Skyline’s girls soccer program has been given a lift this season by a group of talented freshmen. The Hawks have five freshmen on the team, many of whom have made a real impact on the squad. Freshman Kaitlin Cramer said that it took a while for all of the freshmen to get ...

Rams showing steady improvement this season

STRASBURG - Strasburg’s girls soccer team may not be earning a lot of wins this season, but there’s no doubt they are earning respect. The Rams (2-13-1, 1-9 Bull Run) have struggled for victories for a number of years, but this season they have put up a strong fight against all of the ...

Falcons trying to overcome injuries late in season

Central’s girls soccer team has had to battle plenty of adversity this season. The Falcons have not only played a tough schedule, but they have had to deal with numerous injuries to key players. Central coach Kim Dellinger said the injuries had given other players a chance to step ...

Versatility key for Strasburg’s Davis

STRASBURG - Grace Davis is a fast learner. The Strasburg senior hasn't had much time to learn a few new events she is performing in this season, but she has already enjoyed a lot of success in them. Davis started doing the 100-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles just a few weeks ago and ...

Warriors secure region berth, knock off Falcons

STEPHENS CITY - Maddy Woolever was so close to the finish line she could taste it. The Sherando sophomore was one point from victory when rain halted play Monday in the Northwestern District girls tennis semifinals. The match was moved from Sherando to indoors at Stonebrook Club in ...

Falcons’ Kim, Smith advance to regionals in doubles

WOODSTOCK - Central’s Michelle Kim made it a clean sweep Friday. The Central freshman advanced to regionals in a third event as she and teammate Madison Smith made it to the Bull Run District individual doubles final held at Woodstock’s W.O. Riley Park. The pair lost to George Mason’s ...

Central’s doubles teams fall in district semifinals

WOODSTOCK - Central’s top two boys doubles teams were each one step away from a regional berth on Friday, but each came up short against George Mason. Tommy Lam and Chase Rimel, Central’s No. 1 doubles team, lost in the Bull Run District individual doubles tournament semis to George ...