Sports

Ritter’s walk-off single lifts Skyline over William Monroe

March 22, 2017

FRONT ROYAL – Skyline High School’s baseball team had a chance to see how it matched up early in the season against one of the traditional powers in Conference 28 when the Hawks hosted William Monroe, last season’s Group 3A state runner-up, on Wednesday night. Quite well, as it turns out.

Prep scores: March 22

March 22, 2017

Wednesday’s scores
Baseball
Hawks 4, Green Dragons 3
William Monroe 010 002 0 – 3 1 2
Skyline 000 102

Shenandoah baseball earns nation’s top ranking in latest poll

March 21, 2017

Shenandoah University’s baseball team is the nation’s top-ranked squad in the most recent D3baseball.com/NCBWA Top 25 poll released Tuesday morning by the website. Its the Hornets’ first No. 1 ranking since they held the nation’s top spot in the poll for four straight weeks in 2011.

Wildcats stumble in softball opener against Riverside

March 21, 2017

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County High School’s softball team opened up its season against visiting Riverside Tuesday night. The Wildcats likely left their home field wishing they could have a restart to the 2017 campaign.

Prep scores: March 21

March 21, 2017

Tuesday’s results
Baseball
Generals 9, Panthers 4
Rappahannock County 200 100 1 – 4 6 3
Stonewall Jackson 233 010 0 – 9 9 2
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Hawks top Falcons in baseball season opener

Central's Josue Rosario dives back to first on a pick off attempt as Skyline's first baseman Colin Rankin tries to make a play during third inning action Monday night in Woodstock. Rosario was safe on the play. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 21, 2017

WOODSTOCK — Skyline has an experienced team this season, while Central has some inexperience. It showed on Monday night when the two baseball teams squared off.

Knapp scores twice as Rams hold off Hawks

March 21, 2017

FRONT ROYAL – Jacob Knapp scored just five goals for Strasburg High School’s boys soccer team last season while missing a large chunk of the campaign with a broken foot. After just one game in 2017, the Rams junior is on pace to shatter that mark.

Prep scores: March 20

March 20, 2017

Monday’s results
Baseball
Hawks 7, Falcons 4
Skyline 400 002 1–7 8 3
Central 111 000 1–4 7 5
S: Ritter, Harris (6), Cross (6), Sisk (7) and Kandrick.
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Local schools to take second shot at start of spring sports season

March 20, 2017

The storm that dropped several inches of snow across the area last Monday and Tuesday wiped out the first week of spring sports for local high schools, leaving athletic directors scrambling to reschedule games before the season even got underway and spoiling the debut of several new head coaches. Teams will try again this week with a slate loaded with action.

Nine local athletes to compete in Shenandoah Valley All-Star Game

March 16, 2017

Harrisonburg High School varsity boys basketball coach Don Burgess created an all-star game for area high school seniors last year and, at the time, expressed his desire to make the event an annual occurrence while growing the game each year. In only its second year the event has already expanded.

Steele, Dukes enjoy JMU’s Pro Day

James Madison University linebacker Gage Steele focuses on catching this pass at the end of a drill Tuesday during Pro Day at Bridgeforth Stadium at JMU on Wednesday. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 16, 2017

HARRISONBURG — Many of James Madison University’s football seniors were reunited in the bitter cold for a great reason Wednesday — JMU’s Pro Day.

Hot bats power Hornets to best start since 2011

March 16, 2017

Shenandoah University’s baseball team has vaulted into the top 10 in a pair of Division III national polls since the start of the 2017 season, a rise powered by an offense that ranks as one of the best in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference through the season’s first month.

Craig Murto: Hard racing results in hurt feelings

Craig Murto

March 16, 2017

The final lap of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was good, hard racing, but it was the fight on pit road after the race that received all the media attention.