Community Sports

High performance

Alex Funkhouser, a Handley 2007 graduate, is working as a tennis pro at Evert Tennis Academy, which is co-owned by Chrissie Evert, and is located in Boca Raton, FL.  Courtesy Photo/Evert Tennis Academy

April 16, 2015

Alex Funkhouser has plenty of reasons to smile these days.

Shared Belief gets in final prep work before Charles Town Classic

April 14, 2015

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Shared Belief, the co-top ranked thoroughbred in the world per the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, worked four furlongs in :51 4/5 over the track at Golden Gate on Tuesday morning in preparation for his run in Saturday’s $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (G2) at 1 1/8 miles at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

Charles Town to offer $100,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 for Classic

April 6, 2015

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — In addition to seven stakes worth nearly $2 million, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races will also once again be offering a Guaranteed $100,000 all stakes Pick 4 covering races 9 through 12 on its April 18 Charles Town Classic card.

Warriors’ Martin to receive award

Pepper Martin

April 1, 2015

STEPHENS CITY – Even now, about six months after being chosen as a recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Virginia Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Sherando wrestling coach Pepper Martin can’t believe it.

Life Lessons

Robin Richardson, Deputy Director of Warren County Parks and Recreation Department, holds a copy of the book "Developing Better Athletes, Better People." Richardson has been named a 2015 Development Zone Leadership Fellow by Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) for using high school and youth sports to develop "Better Athletes, Better People."  Rich Cooley/Daily

April 1, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — When Robin Richardson first heard about Positive Coaching Alliance, she was intrigued. Once she met with members of PCA and watched them at their clinics, she was hooked.

Top of his game

Dr. Jeremy Busch, a chiropractic and sports performance expert, shows his patient, Nicole Neely, 33, the wall angel exercise to reduce shoulder pain. Bush recently returned from the U.S. Olympics Training Center in California. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 15, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – Dr. Jeremy Busch recently got a rare glimpse of the training methods used by some of the world’s greatest athletes.

Truong twins making impact for Flames

Twins Michael, left,  and Eric Truong, right, are members of the the Front Royal Flames. The freshman pair lead the team in scoring. Rich Cooley/Daily

February 15, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Brad Foster didn’t expect much when he first heard that twins Eric and Michael Truong wanted to play for the Front Royal Flames last year. Once the Front Royal Flames boys basketball coach saw them on the court, though, his opinion quickly changed.

Veteran players continue to thrive in league

Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation basketball player  Wes Pence, 49, of Edinburg, drives around Davis Rosen, 51, of Quicksburg. Rich Cooley/Daily

February 13, 2015

Every weekend during the winter and even part of the spring, you can find basketball games at the local high school. While it may not be the high school athletes playing, a lot of former local legends still go out and have fun to play the game they love in the Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation basketball leagues.

Annual lacrosse festival slated for Winchester

January 21, 2015

Shenandoah Valley Youth Lacrosse will once again be holding its LAX Fest event on Feb. 8 at Body Renew Fitness and Family Sports Center (formerly the Sportsplex) in Winchester.

10-point buck

Edinburg's Jacob Dodson killed this 10-point buck on the last day of rifle season in Shenandoah County.   Courtesy photo

January 7, 2015

Edinburg’s Jacob Dodson killed this 10-point buck on the last day of rifle season in Shenandoah County. Courtesy photo

Area sports ranked among state’s best

Central's Mary Wakeman, left, Sydney Plum, center, and Rebecca Truban, right, celebrate after defeating Loudoun Valley in the Conference 28 girls basketball finals. The Falcons advanced to the Group 3A state semifinals, their deepest postseason run in 18 years.   Rich Cooley/Daily file

January 2, 2015

The beginning of 2015 is here, marking the end of yet another year of local sports. The past year provided the area’s sports scene with mix of storylines: state championships were won, records were set, childhood dreams were realized and a beloved coach and mentor was laid to rest.