ELKTON -- Strasburg won the Region B cheerleading title on Saturday at East Rockingham High School.
The Rams finished with 230 points, followed by Manassas Park (226), Central (221.5) and East Rockingham (206.5).
ELKTON -- Momentum can be a fickle thing in volleyball. Central found that out the hard way Monday night.
Just when the Falcons thought they had momentum, it quickly disappeared in a 3-1 (25-15, 22-25, 25-17, 25-23) loss to East Rockingham in the Shenandoah District tournament quarterfinals.
WOODSTOCK -- One year ago, Central suffered a heartbreaking loss at Buffalo Gap, allowing 28 points while managing just 6. The loss was devastating to the Falcons' playoff hopes at the time, culminating with the defeat that kept Central sitting at home during the postseason. It was the kind of blowout that's not easy to forget, the one that sticks with a team for 12 months until they have a chance at redemption.
On Friday night, the Falcons got their shot at redemption and behind quarterback Matt Sherfey and wide receiver Sean Semones, they didn't miss. Sherfey threw for 279 yards, 176 to Semones, as Central celebrated homecoming night with a 35-7 win over Buffalo Gap.
NEW MARKET -- Central's Brandon Poff finished first and led the Falcons to the boys team championship. Luray's Deanna Teter was the fastest girl and Page County took the girls team top spot in the Shenandoah District cross country meet Wednesday afternoon at the 5K/3.1 mile New Market Battlefield Park course.
WOODSTOCK --The Page County Panthers took some of the air out of the Central Falcons' Senior Night celebration balloons, with a 3-2 (25-18, 24-26, 25-10, 17-25, 15-10) Shenandoah District volleyball win Tuesday night.
The Falcons recovered from a monumental 17-8 deficit in the second set, and recovered from a 25-10 third set thrashing to win the fourth set, and played to a 10-10 tie before losing the decisive fifth set.
STAUNTON -- Central won its second consecutive Shenandoah District competition cheerleading title on Saturday.
The Falcons had 240 points in the first round of competition, and 241 points in the second round to win the crown. Page County finished second, and Buffalo Gap was third. Stonewall Jackson finished sixth.
GREENVILLE -- The Riverheads Gladiators dominated the first half, taking a 28-0 lead, en route to a 42-12 victory over Central in Shenandoah District action Friday.
The Gladiators ripped through the Falcons' defense for 323 first-half yards, while the Riverheads' defense held Central to just 33 yards on 17 plays.
WOODSTOCK -- Central hosted the Shenandoah County cross country meet Saturday morning at the 3.0 mile Wetzel Farm course off North Street.
Strasburg junior Katlyn Ayers took first place and led the Rams to the girls title.
Central junior Brandon Poff finished first among the boys, leading the Falcons to the boys top spot.
QUICKSBURG -- When talking about Central's offensive attack, Matt Sherfey's arm seems to get all the credit.
Not that it shouldn't, mind you. With 168 yards and two touchdowns in Friday's 24-8 win over Stonewall Jackson, the Falcons senior certainly showed why his throwing skills steal the headlines.
FALLS CHURCH -- Central coach Mike Yew has a theory pertaining to punt returns: Once the ball takes its first bounce, players tend to let up.
And in the first quarter of Central's football game at George Mason on Friday night, Yew's theory proved true.
The Northern Virginia Daily Sports staff collaborated to create a football top 10 list. Each staffer voted, with 10 points being awarded to the top-ranked team, nine to the No. 2 team and so on. Numbers in parenthesis indicate where each team was last week.
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.