WOODSTOCK -- David Hoye still remembers learning his team's fate at last year's Shenandoah District tournament. The Central Falcons had turned in an impressive day, shooting a collective 356 behind Hoye's 89 and teammate Josh Edmonds' 88.
WOODSTOCK -- When Mickey Clinedinst played basketball at Central under then-head coach Jerry Walters, he occasionally thought of one day coaching the Falcons himself.
Clinedinst has been an assistant coach at Central for a number of years, most recently to boys basketball coach Roger Wilkins, who stepped down in April.
WOODSTOCK -- The Bull Run District champion George Mason Mustangs girls soccer team scored three goals in the first eight minutes and went on to dominate the Shenandoah District champion Central Falcons, 10-0, in their Region B semifinal contest on Wednesday.
FALLS CHURCH -- Good fortune shone on the George Mason High School campus, with clear weather prevailing in the midst of storms and heavy rain nearby, as the host venue for the Region B girls and boys tennis individual doubles tournament semifinals and finals on Tuesday.
LOVINGSTON -- Two goals from Katie Philpott and goals from Katie Bennett and Allison Eye helped propel Central past Nelson County, 4-0, in the Region B girls soccer quarterfinals. Falcons keeper Mirands Morris had 10 saves in the win while Bennett added an assist.
NEW MARKET -- After Thursday night's attempt to play was suspended due to periodic lightening in the middle of the first inning, and Friday's rescheduled game was rained out, the second seed Central Falcons and top seed Page County Panthers finally got to play the Shenandoah District baseball tournament championship game Saturday afternoon, at Rebel Park.
HARRISONBURG -- Central softball coach Jill Yew was perplexed. Just minutes after her team's 3-2 loss to Page County in the Shenandoah District tournament final, she was still searching for a clue as to why her team makes so many errors against the Panthers.
QUICKSBURG -- There was no on-field celebration for Central on Thursday. There were no shrieks from teammates, no applause from fans in the stand, not even a team gathering following the final whistle. In fact, there wasn't even a final whistle.
HARRISONBURG -- Central secured a Region B tournament berth with a 9-8 baseball victory over Buffalo Gap in the Shenandoah District tournament semifinals on Wednesday at James Madison University. The Falcons play Page County today at JMU in the final at 7 p.m.
SWOOPE -- Central's Katie Philpott scored in the second overtime to give the Falcons a 3-2 overtime win over top-seeded Buffalo Gap in the Shenandoah District girls soccer tournament semifinals on Tuesday.
WOODSTOCK -- In a Shenandoah District tournament quarterfinal doubleheader at Central, the first featuring the Falcons' girls soccer team, the latter game featuring the Falcons' boys, both teams exercised differing styles of play yet reaped similar results.
HARRISONBURG -- The Stonewall Jackson Generals took several top spots, and Central also earned some medals, in the Shenandoah District Track and Field meet on Wednesday evening at Harrisonburg High School.
WOODSTOCK -- For the second time in 10 days, Central and Riverheads had a girls tennis match come down to the wire. And for the second time, it was the Gladiators pulling out a 5-4 Shenandoah District victory on Thursday.
QUICKSBURG - This season has provided Katie Bennett with plenty of reasons, it seems, to hang her head low, and few reasons to keep it from rising too high. Bennett's Central Falcons were winless heading into Shenandoah District play, and had suffered a handful of grueling, grimy one-goal losses.
NEW MARKET -- Claire Barbour hadn't made much use of her net play this season. But with the match against Shenandoah District and county rival Stonewall Jackson on the line Friday afternoon, she decided it was time to try.
QUICKSBURG -- The Central softball team has longed for a game like this all season. Sure, the Falcons can usually count on veteran pitcher Brea Hinegardner to throw strikes and keep opponents to a few runs each time out.