Central High School

Falcons fall flat at home in blowout loss to Mason

January 16, 2017

WOODSTOCK – Members of Central High School’s girls basketball team had hoped last week’s victory over rival Strasburg was the game that would give them some needed momentum over the second half of the season. Instead, the Falcons fell flat at home to Conference 35 leader George Mason on Monday night.

Prep scores: Jan. 16

January 16, 2017

Monday’s results
Boys basketball
Warriors 82, Hawks 43
Skyline 16 9 13 5 – 43
Sherando 20 23 19 20 – 82
Skyline (1-12, 0-2 Northwestern)
Smith 7

Defense sparks Falcons past Rams

Strasburg's Hannah Alexander, left, and Lauren Nofsinger, right, climb over Central's Tamra Scott as she works to shoot underneath the basket during second quarter girls basketball action Friday night in Strasburg.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 13, 2017

STRASBURG — Central girls basketball coach Bryan Scott decided to use the full-court press defense from the start of the game against Strasburg. It was a decision that paid off in a big way for the Falcons.

Prep scores: Jan. 14

January 13, 2017

Saturday’s results
Virginia Duals
at Hampton
Team scores: Strasburg 40, Staunton River 33
Frank Cox 57, Strasburg 24

Jimenez, Falcons dominate the paint in rout of Rams

Central's Mason Marston drives down the lane for a layup as Strasburg's Samuel Hopkins, left, and Matthew Hoover, right, look on during first quarter action Thursday night in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 12, 2017

WOODSTOCK – On many occasions this season, Central High School’s boys basketball team has relied on its ability to hit shots from the perimeter. Against county rival Strasburg at home on Thursday night, the Falcons did most of its damage around the rim.

Prep scores: Jan. 12

January 12, 2017

Thursday’s results
Boys basketball
Falcons 74, Rams 49
Strasburg 10 12 10 17 – 49
Central 17 13 19 25 – 74
Strasburg (1-11, 0-3 Conference 35)

Brunelle leads Dragons past Falcons in front of UConn coach

January 11, 2017

WOODSTOCK — William Monroe’s Sam Brunelle is used to playing in front of college coaches. So when University of Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma showed up in Woodstock Wednesday night it was just business as usual for Brunelle.

Prep scores: Jan. 11

January 11, 2017

Wednesday’s scores
Boys basketball
William Monroe 66, Central 40
Girls basketball
Dragons 48, Falcons 21
William Monroe 11 21 13 3—48
Central 7 8 2 4 — 21

Shifflett, Estep help put away Rappahannock

January 3, 2017

WOODSTOCK – Central High School boys’ basketballer Sam Shifflett shot Rappahannock County out of a zone defense and teammate Luke Estep did much of the rest as the Falcons knocked off the Bull Run District foe Panthers, 59-52, Tuesday at Jerry Walters Court.

Prep scores: Jan. 3

January 3, 2017

Tuesday’s scores
Boys basketball
Warriors 63, Colonels 49
James Wood 17 6 12 14 – 49
Sherando 18 15 14 16 – 63
James Wood (4-6)
Firebaugh 3

VHSL Group 2A All-State Football Team

January 3, 2017

VHSL Group 2A All-State Football Team
Offensive Player of the Year: John-Luke Asbury, Richlands
Defensive Player of the Year: De’Von

Year in Review: Highs, lows mark list of local sports storylines in 2016

December 30, 2016

From the highlights – high school student-athletes winning state titles and earning college scholarships, a local team winning the Valley Baseball League and an area college competing for a national championship – to the lowlights – a local athletic program rocked by controversy – the 2016 calendar year was filled local sports storylines.

Estep powers hot-shooting Falcons

December 28, 2016

QUICKSBURG – Central High School boys basketball coach Jeff Whittle said he was a little nervous about playing Wednesday’s game against county rival Stonewall Jackson without junior forward Coy Jimenez, one of the Falcons’ most aggressive rebounders who was battling the flu. Junior forward Luke Estep and his hot-shooting teammates made sure their head coach didn’t have to worry for long.

Generals topple Central

December 28, 2016

QUICKSBURG – Stonewall Jackson High School girls basketball coach Jeff Burner said he felt like his team has been improving with each game this season, even if the results haven’t quite shown as much on the scoreboard. On Wednesday night, the Generals got a little validation for their efforts.

Prep scores: Dec. 28

December 28, 2016

Wednesday’s results
Boys basketball
Falcons 66, Generals 50
Central 14 23 16 13 – 66
Stonewall Jackson 9 20 12 9 – 50
Central (2-7)
Patton 5 0-0