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Wildcats aiming to keep taking strides in semifinal matchup with James Monroe

FRONT ROYAL – The turnaround for Warren County High School’s football team under first-year head coach Brian Bush continued its impressive course last week in the first round of the Region 3B playoffs. The Wildcats can take yet another giant step on Friday night. Warren County, the No. 2 ...

Falcons ready to face strong Leemen squad

WOODSTOCK -- When Central squares off with Robert E. Lee, the Falcons will face a different style of team than what they typically see. The second-seeded Falcons hosts Robert E. Lee at 7 p.m. tonight in the Region 2B football playoff semifinals. The Leemen use a spread offense and like to ...

Frederick County rematch: Warriors excited to face rival Pioneers again

STEPHENS CITY -- For the second time in three weeks, Frederick County rivals Sherando and Millbrook will face off -- this time the season is on the line for both teams. The fourth-seeded Warriors travel to play the top-seeded Pioneers tonight in the Region 4C football playoff semifinals at 7 ...

Recreation Events: Nov. 16

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held: Berryville Turkey Trot Shenandoah Valley Runners will sponsor the Berryville Turkey Trot Saturday at the Clarke County Parks and Recreation Fitness Trail in front of Cooley Elementary School. Registration will be ...

Hard work, dedication paying off for Sherando’s Perry

STEPHENS CITY -- Sherando football coach Bill Hall said he's not surprised at all by the success that Sherando senior linebacker Michael Perry is having this season. Hall said that Perry is a product of hard work and dedication, especially in the weight room. "I could have told you very ...

Craig Murto: The good and bad from Phoenix

There was good and bad in the NASCAR weekend at Phoenix. The good was that the races for the Camping World Truck Series, Xfinity Series, and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series were all competitive and entertaining races, each determining the four drivers in their respective divisions that will ...

Wildcats advance to state championship match with win over Southampton

Warren County High School’s volleyball team is set to make the program’s first-ever state championship finals appearance. The Wildcats went on the road and knocked off Southampton, 3-1, in the VHSL Class 3 state semifinals in Courtland on Tuesday evening. The win advances Warren County to ...

Central’s Davis making most of return to football

WOODSTOCK -- Bryan Davis wasn't on the football field last year, but he learned a valuable lesson. The Central senior fullback/linebacker had to sit out the season due to ineligibility because of grades. He said it was difficult to watch his teammates play and not be out there with them. "It ...

JMU Football Notebook: Healthy Kloosterman key for Dukes’ run game

HARRISONBURG -- Jonathan Kloosterman is finally healthy again and his return to the lineup is playing a big role in James Madison University's success. The senior tight end had some key blocks on JMU's game-winning drive Saturday in a 20-13 Colonial Athletic Association victory over the ...

Wildcats top Hawks for first-round playoff win

FRONT ROYAL -- Warren County won its first playoff game in several years on Friday night. And to make it sweeter they beat their cross-town rival Skyline to do it. The Wildcats used a balanced offensive attack and a solid defense to pull out a 31-14 home victory over Skyline in the Region 3B ...

Falcons hold onto winning formula in playoff win over Buffalo Gap

WOODSTOCK – Central High School’s football team talked about starting over and switching gears to playoff mode after going unbeaten during the regular season. The stakes may have changed when the No. 2 Falcons hosted No. 7 Buffalo Gap in the quarterfinal round of the Region 2B playoffs ...

Falcons finish third in Class 2 boys state championships

THE PLAINS -- Central had three all-state performers in Saturday's Class 2 boys cross country state championships. The Central trio of Mason Lucy-Speidel, Chase Rimel and Gus Wightman led the Falcons to a third-place finish at the state meet held at Great Meadow. Lucy-Speidel led the way as ...

Four area girls runners earn all-state honors

THE PLAINS -- LuLu Funkhouser capped off her high school cross country career with her second straight all-state performance. The Stonewall Jackson senior was one of four area girls runners to earn all-state honors in the cross country state championships on Saturday at the Great Meadow ...

Wildcats advance to state semifinals with sweep of Dragons

FRONT ROYAL -- Warren County hasn't had many competitive matches during its winning streak this season, but on Saturday that changed -- and the Wildcats pulled out another victory to advance to the volleyball Class 3 state semifinals. Warren County beat Park View (South Hill), 3-0 (26-24, ...

High school football roundup: Rams fall to top-seeded Clarke County

A banged-up Strasburg High School football team held an early lead over top-seeded Clarke County in the quarterfinal round of the Region 2B playoffs Friday night, but the Eagles eventually overwhelmed the No. 8 Rams for a 63-20 victory. The loss ended Strasburg’s season, while Clarke County ...

On Campus Notebook: Singleton caps off volleyball career with All-ODAC honors

Ali Singleton (Stonewall Jackson '14) finished her volleyball career in style at Emory & Henry College. Singleton was recently named to the volleyball All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference third team. The senior outside hitter was second on the Wasps in kills (262) and total attacks ...