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Defense ignites Rams past Eagles

January 31st, 2015

BERRYVILLE — Strasburg was struggling on offense, so the Rams let their defense lead the way on Saturday.

Rams defend Bull Run District wrestling title

January 31st, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – Strasburg senior Hunter Dean was closing in on a personal milestone and looking for his third straight district title entering Saturday’s Bull Run District wrestling tournament at Warren County High School. But he was more concerned about the Rams’ fate as a whole.

Prep scores 1-31

January 31st, 2015

Saturday’s results
Boys basketball
Rams 48, Eagles 41
Strasburg 4 17 11 16–48
Clarke County 14 6 12 9 –41
Strasburg (15-4, 9-4 Bull Run)
St. Clair 2

Rams fall to Mustangs at home

Strasburg's Noah St. Clair drives through the lane as George Mason's Robert Tartt defends during third quarter boys basketball action Friday night in Strasburg.   Rich Cooley/Daily

January 30th, 2015

STRASBURG – George Mason boys basketball coach Chris Capannola said the Mustangs’ goal on a game-by-game basis is to “frustrate” opposing offenses. The Mustangs did that against Strasburg on Friday night.

Generals fall short against Bison

January 30th, 2015

QUICKSBURG — Stonewall Jackson’s girls basketball team made a good faith effort in the first half, but in the end Buffalo Gap had more talent and depth. It added up to a 47-31 Shenandoah District victory Friday for the Bison over the Generals.

Prep scores: Jan. 30

January 30th, 2015

Boys basketball
Mustangs 56, Rams 46
George Mason 5 16 17 18 – 56
Strasburg 7 12 13 14 – 46
George Mason (16-1, 13-0 Bull Run)
Thomas

Be our guest

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,