Sports

All-Conference 21 Baseball team

May 29, 2015

All-Conference 21 Baseball team
Player of the Year: Adam Whitacre, Sherando
Co-Coaches of the Year: Rusty Smith, Woodgrove; Brian Burke,

All-Shenandoah District Baseball team

May 29, 2015

All-Shenandoah District Baseball team
Player of the Year: Shannon Cross, East Rockingham
Coach of the Year: David Scott, East Rockingham

Rams win Conference 35 title

George Mason's Logan Nesson rolls over after tagging out Strasburg's Eric Reynolds on a fourth inning steal attempt at second base during Conference 35 tournament championship Thursday night in Strasburg. Rich Cooley/Daily

May 28, 2015

STRASBURG – It wasn’t in Strasburg’s plan for Ryan Bowers to pitch the bulk of the innings during Thursday’s Conference 35 baseball tournament championship against visiting George Mason. But with senior Garrett Richards’ start cut short due to illness, Rams coach Jeff Smoot turned to Bowers – and the sophomore delivered.

Trentini making most of year

Stefano Trentini

May 28, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Stefano Trentini came to the United States in part because he wanted to develop better English. The Skyline exchange student from Italy has learned a lot more than just English in the almost 10 months that he’s been in the U.S. and he’s happy that he’s here.

Prep scores: May 28

May 28, 2015

Thursday’s results
Baseball
Conference 35 championship
Rams 2, Mustangs 1
George Mason 010 000 0 – 1 5 1
Strasburg 002 000 x – 2 6

Out of gas

William Monroe's McKenzie Flora steals home as Central's Kylie Stottlemyer tries to put on a late tag during Conference 28 semifinal action Wednesday night in Woodstock. William Monroe won 3-1.  Rich Cooley/Daily

May 27, 2015

WOODSTOCK — The way William Monroe softball coach Greg Breeden sees it, if your team faces the same opposing pitcher four times it had better learn something.

Skyline’s Parker leaps way to regional titles

May 27, 2015

CULPEPER – Skyline’s Jamal Parker chose to pull himself from competition in the boys 200-meter dash – an event he was the top seed in – at the Region 3A East track and field championships at Culpeper County High School on Wednesday afternoon. But the senior still brought home plenty of hardware.

Rams earn titles at regional

May 27, 2015

ELKTON– Rachel Funkhouser overcame some nerves and produced a Region 2A East title in the discus on Wednesday.

Prep scores: May 27

May 27, 2015

Baseball
John Champe 3, Warren County 2
Softball
Dragons 3, Falcons 1
William Monroe 000

Rams advance to regionals with win

May 26, 2015

STRASBURG — Mark Smoot may not have had his best stuff, but it was more than good enough for Strasburg on Tuesday night.

Lapses hurt Generals in loss

May 26, 2015

BERRYVILLE – A pair of defensive breakdowns put Stonewall Jackson’s girls soccer team in an early bind against host Clarke County in the Conference 35 tournament semifinals Tuesday evening.

Patriots’ win puts Warriors on the road for regionals

May 26, 2015

STEPHENS CITY — Park View freshman Rember Garcia scored four goals in his team’s Conference 21 semifinal victory over Heritage last week, so he figured he might as well pick up two more when they counted most Tuesday night. His pair of points helped lead Patriots to a 3-1 championship victory over Sherando at Arrowhead Stadium.

Gerald Almy: Mouse flies can trigger big strike

w/ Gerald Almy column

May 26, 2015

Cats aren’t the only predators who like to prey on mice. Bass, pike and trout will also gladly attack and wolf down these furry little rodents. And even though they are terrestrial creatures by nature, mice often stumble into lakes, ponds and rivers.