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Winchester Post 21 advances in state tourney

WINCHESTER -- Winchester Post 21 took the first step Wednesday toward its goal of winning a state title. Post 21 beat Post 2001 Ashburn, 4-3, in the American Legion state tournament held at James Wood High School. Post 21 lost 7-6 on the first day of the double-elimination tournament on ...

Craig Murto: Kasey Kahne proves drivers are athletes

The sight of Kasey Kahne sitting on the pavement next to his car, drenched in sweat in Victory Lane, following the marathon that was the Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis is proof that drivers are athletes. Following three red flags, including a rain delay, the race finally ended about ...

Recreation Leagues

Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation Department Men's softball Standings: Valley Builders 18-0; Back Roads Crew 15-1; Rhodes Concrete 13-6; Buck's Bombers 11-6; Pool's Electric 9-5; UAW Local 2999 10-8; Shenandoah Woodworks 10-8; Full Draw 8-9; George's Chicken 4-9; Michael A Manuel ...

JMU’s Kloosterman earns Preseason All-CAA honor

James Madison University tight end and 2014 Strasburg graduate Jonathan Kloosterman was named to the 2017 Preseason All-CAA Football Team on Tuesday at the Colonial Athletic Association Media Day in Baltimore. The senior was one of six Dukes selected to the team. JMU senior quarterback Bryan ...

Hard work on recruiting trail helps Myers land top-tier hoops talent at MMA

WOODSTOCK – When Chad Myers began his first two-year stint as Massanutten Military Academy’s postgraduate boys basketball coach in 2011, he had an idea how the program should be run. Myers, himself an alum of Hargrave Military Academy who later returned to the school as an assistant ...

Peter Brookes: Lake of the Woods: World’s walleye wonderland

“Passport? ... why do I need a passport to go to Minnesota?,” I wondered out loud. I know the folks up there have a “unique” accent and are obsessed with curling and hockey, but what’s going on? It must be “Minnexit.” That’s it! You know, like this year’s “Brexit,”the ...

Post 21 excited to host American Legion state tournament

WINCHESTER -- Winchester Post 21 will be hosting the American Legion baseball state tournament all this week. Post 21 manager Anthony Hargrove said the team is excited for the chance to win a state title. "The kids are excited to be on their home field," Hargrove said Monday afternoon ...

Erick Green signs one-year hoops deal with Valencia

The latest stop in Erick Green’s professional basketball career will take him back to Europe. Green, who spent last season playing in Greece for Olympiacos Piraeus before both sides parted ways this offseason, has signed a one-year contract with Spain’s Valencia Basket, the team announced ...

SU catcher Cameron to extend baseball career in Australia

Dan Cameron had a backup plan – of sorts – in case his pursuit of a professional baseball career didn’t pan out upon his graduation from Shenandoah University this past May. When he was 18 years old, Cameron – SU’s starting catcher in each of the last two seasons after he ...

The 50/70 all-star team: Strasburg, Woodstock-Edinburg Little Leagues unite

There’s a longstanding rivalry that exists between the communities of Strasburg and Woodstock, bred from the competition between the athletic teams at Strasburg and Central high schools. Kevin Sine, born and raised in Strasburg, is well familiar with the rivalry. But when he realized he ...

Gerald Almy: Factors to consider when booking outfitter

Editor's note: This is the second part of a series about planning a western hunt. Read the first part at http://tinyurl.com/y8enlga3. Many things should be considered when you begin to plan your first western big game hunt. We covered a number of these in last week’s column. Now let’s look ...

Former Sherando QB Metheny lands assistant coaching job at VMI

Ross Metheny’s first interaction with Scott Wachenheim came nearly a decade ago, when the latter recruited the former Sherando High School quarterback while Wachenheim was an assistant coach at Liberty University. Their paths crossed again a couple years later while Metheny was playing at ...

Valley League goes 2-0 in Southern Collegiate Showcase

The Valley Baseball League didn’t have a shot to claim the championship at this past weekend’s Southern Collegiate Showcase in North Carolina due to poor weather that forced alteration of the schedule, but the league’s group of 30 all-stars still put on a strong showing. The VBL went ...

Versatile Sudduth making impact with New Market

NEW MARKET -- When Zac Cole was in a Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association meeting this past spring, Gordon State College baseball coach Travis McClanahan gave a speech about why Chase Sudduth should be the Player of the Year. He was so convincing that Cole decided he needed to have him on ...

Post 53, Post 21 ready for district tourney

WINCHESTER -- The American Legion District 16 baseball tournament will be held next week and there will be a lot on the line for Front Royal Post 53, while Winchester Post 21 will be playing mostly for pride. The eight-team tournament starts Wednesday at higher seeds, with the semifinals and ...

Sherando enjoying unrivaled fortune in coaching longevity

STEPHENS CITY – Multiple times during a discussion about the consistency within the coaching staff at Sherando High School on Wednesday, activities coordinator Jason Barbe paused mid sentence to knock on the wooden desk located inside one of the administrators’ offices at the school. He ...

Peek performance: Express right-hander ranks among VBL’s best this summer

STRASBURG – Zach Peek was eyeing a job as a weekend starting pitcher as he entered his freshman year with Winthrop University’s baseball team last year, but said Monday that he lacked the mental toughness required to hold down a spot as one of the Eagles’ regular starters. Instead, a ...

Craig Murto: Every race can’t be a barn-burner

Martin Truex Jr. dominated last weekend's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at Kentucky Speedway, and it didn't take long for the critics to appear on social media. Truex's win wasn't easy, however, especially when Kurt Busch blew an engine and forced a late-race caution, leading to a ...

VBL Notebook: Offensive depth keys Rebels success this season

NEW MARKET -- New Market sits in second place in the Valley Baseball League standings, and a big part of the reason is the depth the Rebels have offensively. New Market is fourth in the league in batting average (.278) and the Rebels lead the league with 19 home runs. "Our lineup is really ...