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Drew Davis, a park ranger at the Andy Guest State Park, looks over the view of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River at the Everett Cullers Overlook inside the park. The park saw an increase of 16 percent more visitors in 2014 over the previous year. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 29th, 2015

Shenandoah River State Park continues to see more and more visitors with each passing year.

Showdown time

Strasburg's Ethan Duckworth gets Stonewall Jackson's Bryant Schutz on his back during their 170-pound wrestling match on Jan. 21 at Strasburg. Rich Cooley/Daily file

January 29th, 2015

The top of the Bull Run District wrestling race has been as competitive as they come this season, and the district’s best will meet for one final time this weekend before true postseason competition starts up in the coming weeks.

SU roundup: Hornets top ODAC preseason baseball poll

January 29th, 2015

FOREST — The No. 17/20 Shenandoah University baseball team is the preseason selection to win it all in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in poll results released Thursday afternoon by the conference office.

JMU roundup: Softball star Ford named to prestigious ‘watch list’

January 29th, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Junior Jailyn Ford of the James Madison softball team was recognized among the elite in collegiate softball as she was one of 50 student-athletes to be named to the “Watch List” for the 2015 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced Wednesday.

Central routs Rock Ridge

Central's Cianne Fields drives past Rock Ridge's Jasmyne Hinkamp during girls basketball action Wednesday night in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 28th, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Like most local teams, Central’s girls basketball team hadn’t practiced in nearly a week when the Falcons hosted Conference 28 foe Rock Ridge on Wednesday evening. It showed.

Rams stifle delayed Cougars

January 28th, 2015

STRASBURG — Manassas Park’s girls basketball team broke its sideline huddles Wednesday night with the cry of “Defense,” but it was Strasburg that put the fundamental into practice.

Prep scores: Jan. 29

January 28th, 2015

Boys basketball
Falcons 48, Phoenix 40
Rock Ridge 10 11 7 12 – 40
Central 11 11 16 10 – 48
Rock Ridge (8-7)
Mayur 2 2-2 6,

Warriors produce complete effort in home win

January 27th, 2015

STEPHENS CITY — The last time these two teams met, Sherando girls basketball coach Mike Marsh figured he got three good quarters out of his Warriors. On Tuesday, he got all four. And, as far as the coach was concerned, that made the difference.

Falcons’ Neri makes impression

Bethany Neri

January 27th, 2015

Central’s girls swim team saw a side of senior Bethany Neri that the Falcons hadn’t really seen before during last week’s Shenandoah County championship.

Wolf motivated in senior season

Trevor Wolf

January 27th, 2015

Trevor Wolf has plenty of motivation heading into the postseason. The Central senior swimmer had some bad luck last year at the worst possible time.

Prep scores: Jan. 27

January 27th, 2015

Tuesday’s scores
Boys basketball
Warriors 60, Colonels 55
James Wood 10 17 14 14–55
Sherando 10 23 12 15–60
James Wood
Potter 0 1-2 1, Ratliff 1 2-2

Steele helping Royals’ strong season

January 26th, 2015

Eastern Mennonite University is enjoying a lot of success this season, and Blake Steele (Warren County ’14) has certainly been part of that.