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Scott leads Falcons past Judges

Central's Autumn Shelton puts up a running one-hand shot over Handley's Chloe Putnam during second quarter action Wednesday night in Woodstock.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 7, 2016

WOODSTOCK — Central girls basketball coach Bryan Scott challenged his daughter Tamra before Wednesday’s game to get back to one of the basics of her game — rebounding. Tamra Scott delivered.

Flat first period buries Hawks in loss to Riverside

December 7, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Skyline High School’s boys basketball team found itself trailing visiting Riverside by 15 points after one period of play in its home opener Wednesday night. The Hawks spent the rest of the game trying to erase the deficit.

Defense propels Wildcats to win over Cougars

December 7, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County High School girls basketball coach John Kelly was unhappy with his team’s offensive production, but it mattered little Wednesday night as the Wildcats beat Manassas Park 45-17 in Conference 28 action.

Prep scores: Dec. 7

December 7, 2016

Wednesday’s results
Boys basketball
Rams 71, Hawks 54
Riverside 22 14 23 12 – 71
Skyline 7 17 22 8 – 54
Riverside (2-2)
Dusseault 3 1-1 7,

Prep scores: Dec. 6

December 6, 2016

Tuesday’s results
Boys basketball
Eagles 69, Falcons 38
East Rockingham 23 20 17 9 – 69
Central 10 4 7 17 – 38
East Rockingham (3-0)
Butler 3

Eagles overpower Falcons in rout

Central's Mason Marston shoots a one-handed shot over East Rockingham's Trenton Breeden during first quarter boys basketball action action Tuesday night in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 6, 2016

WOODSTOCK – With just two players returning from last season’s regional qualifying squad, and only one who played significant minutes, Central’s varsity boys basketball is bound to hit some rough patches this season. The Falcons suffered their second straight beating from East Rockingham Tuesday night in their home opener.

All-Region 2A East Football team

December 6, 2016

All-Region 2A East Football team
Offensive Player of the Year: Jaylen McNair, East Rockingham
Defensive Player of the Year: Bryan

Balanced offense leads Hawks past Cougars

December 5, 2016

FRONT ROYAL — Skyline may have a young girls basketball squad this season, but the Hawks showed Monday that their youth won’t keep them from winning games.

Prep scores: Dec. 5

December 5, 2016

Monday’s results
Boys basketball
SVCA 68, Shalom 48
Girls basketball
Hawks 63, Cougars 31
Manassas Park 2 7 9 13–31
Skyline 12 12 17 22–63
Manassas Park

Defense improving steadily for JMU this season

JMU's Gage Steele looks to make a play during a game against Villanova on Nov. 12. Steele has helped lead JMU's defense, which has only allowed 18.6 points per game since Oct. 29. Courtesy photo/JMU Athletics Communications

December 5, 2016

HARRISONBURG — When James Madison University head football coach Mike Houston first came to Harrisonburg last January he quickly realized that he needed to change the mindset of his defense.

Gerald Almy: New gear unveiled for hunters

Gerald Almy

December 5, 2016

If you felt some of your hunting gear wasn’t quite up to the task this fall or maybe it simply needs replacing because it’s old, here’s a look at some new hunting products that might be of interest.

Prep scores: Dec. 3

December 4, 2016

Saturday’s scores
Boys basketball
East Rockingham 76, Central 26
Potomac Falls 68, Sherando 51
Girls basketball
John Champe 54, Central

JMU’s balance pays off big against New Hampshire

December 4, 2016

HARRISONBURG — James Madison University senior running back Khalid Abdullah doesn’t get frustrated when teams stack the box like New Hampshire did Saturday in JMU’s 55-22 win — instead he’s flattered.

Depth wins out for Warren’s wrestling team

December 4, 2016

FRONT ROYAL-Warren County High School’s wrestling team failed to miss a beat Saturday in claiming its sixth straight duals championship at the Wildcats’ gymnasium.