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Davis’ buzzer-beater lifts Falcons to Class 2 state berth

WOODSTOCK -- Bryan Davis was nervous. The Central senior had the weight of the entire game, the boisterous Falcons' crowd and a Class 2 boys basketball state berth all on his shoulders -- and he delivered. Davis' buzzer-beating shot gave Central a 45-43 victory over George Mason in the ...

Central set for third meeting with George Mason

WOODSTOCK -- Central is peaking at just the right time. Central's boys basketball team hosts Bull Run District rival George Mason in the Region 2B semifinals at 7 p.m. tonight. The winner advances to the Class 2 state tournament next week. Central (22-3) won 15 games in a row after starting ...

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, ...

Recreation Calendar

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:   Valley Runners Shenandoah Valley Runners will sponsor the following races: Lose Your Shirt and Shoes 5K: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Skyline High School, Front Royal. Information: Krystal Hall, email ...

Generals excited for regional final against Dragons

QUICKSBURG -- Three years ago, Stonewall Jackson's girls basketball team struggled to win games. Now they are in the Class 1 state tournament. Many of Stonewall Jackson's seniors who were freshmen on the team three years ago said it's been an amazing journey. "It's unreal," Stonewall Jackson ...

Falcons advance to region semifinals with victory over Green Hornets

WOODSTOCK -- Central used a run late in the second period to pull away for a big win on Tuesday night. The Falcons moved within one victory of a Class 2 state berth with an 84-65 win over Wilson Memorial in the Region 2B quarterfinals. "We played Central basketball," Central senior Bryan ...

Generals ready to face rival Gladiators in regional semifinal

QUICKSBURG -- Stonewall Jackson's girls' basketball team is one win away from a Class 1 state berth and standing in the way is a familiar opponent. The second-seeded Generals host Shenandoah District rival and third-seeded Riverheads tonight in the Region 1B tournament semifinals and the ...

Class 4 All-Northwestern District Boys Basketball team

Class 4 All-Northwestern District Boys Basketball team Player of the Year: Michael Brown, Handley, Sr. Coach of the Year: Jason Toton, Handley First team Player School Year Michael Brown Handley Sr. Jordan Funk Millbrook Sr. Gus Wise Handley Sr. Tyler Trimble Kettle Run Sr. Angelo ...

Class 4 All-Northwestern District Girls Basketball team

Class 4 All-Northwestern District Girls Basketball team Player of the Year: Erika Reed, Millbrook, Sr. Coach of the Year: Erick Green, Millbrook First team Player School Year Erika Reed Millbrook Sr. Amari Anthony Millbrook Sr. Madison Green Millbrook Sr. Makaela ...

Generals advance to state tournament with victory over Gladiators

QUICKSBURG -- Stonewall Jackson saved its best for the biggest moment. The second-seeded Generals girls basketball team rallied from a double-digit deficit and knocked off third-seeded Riverheads, 55-50, in the Region 1B semifinals on Wednesday. The win gives the Generals a berth in the ...

Prep scores: Feb. 21

Wednesday's results Girls basketball Region 1B semifinals Generals 55, Gladiators 50 Riverheads 10 16 7 16 --55 Stonewall Jackson 5 12 13 25--55 Riverheads (10-15) Moore 3 7-7 13, Bryan 0 0-0 0, Bradley 1 0-0 2, E. Grubb 2 0-0 5, Shelton 0 0-0 0, Christian 0 0-0 0, Crawford 1 0-0 ...

Gerald Almy: Tricks for catching more crappies

What do over 20 million anglers have in common across the country? They love catching crappies. While these black and white speckled fish are fun to catch at any time of year, they are a particularly intriguing quarry in late winter and spring. Many people wait until the redbuds bloom to head ...

Falcons fall to Bison in girls regional quarterfinals

WOODSTOCK -- Central picked a bad time to have its worst free-throw shooting performance of the season. The Falcons struggled mightily at the free-throw line in a 46-33 loss to Buffalo Gap in the Region 2B girls basketball tournament quarterfinals. "We had our chances," Central coach Bryan ...

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 ...

Generals defeat Panthers to advance to regional semifinals

QUICKSBURG -- Stonewall Jackson overcame a poor free-throw shooting performance and moved within one victory of a state tournament berth Monday night. The second-seeded Generals knocked off No. 7 seed Rappahannock County, 47-37, in the Region 1B girls basketball tournament quarterfinals on ...

Prep scores: Feb. 19

Monday's results Girls basketball Region 1B tournament quarterfinals Generals 47, Panthers 37 Stonewall Jackson 14 5 13 15--47 Rappahannock County 8 8 7 14--37 Rappahannock County (1-22) Wayland 5 2-2 14, Compton 0 0-0 0, Hensley 0 0-0 0, Atkins 2 1-2 5, Baker 0 0-0 0, S. East 2 ...

All-Shenandoah District Boys Basketball team

All-Shenandoah District Boys Basketball team Player of The Year: Jarvis Vaughan, Robert E. Lee Coach of The Year: Terrell Mickens, Robert E. Lee First team Player School Year Jarvis Vaughan Robert E. Lee Sr. Dalton Jefferson East Rockingham Jr. Braeson Fulton Riverheads So. Grant ...

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, ...

Strasburg sophomore Stickles finishes as state runner-up in Class 2 tourney

SALEM -- Peyton Stickles advanced to the Class 2 wrestling state finals for the second straight year, but came up short of his goal once again. The Strasburg sophomore lost Saturday in the Class 2, 120-pound final to Poquoson's Patrick McCormick by pin at the 1:07 mark. "He out-muscled me," ...