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Brad Fauber

Fauber_Brad_7_6_12.jpg Brad Fauber is a sports reporter for the Northern Virginia Daily.
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Megeath looks to build on BiO brand

Daniel Megeath first began making a push for his Believe in One (BiO) movement well over a year ago, when he developed a logo and started a clothing line that he introduced to professional and amateur athletes. comments

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Fauber: Hornets impressive in ODAC title run

Shenandoah University's baseball team captured its first Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship when the Hornets beat visiting Bridgewater to claim the regular-season crown on Thursday evening. comments

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Ansbro tosses one-hitter as Falcons top Dragons

WOODSTOCK -- Central sophomore pitcher Bekah Ansbro found herself in a little bit of a jam in the top of the seventh inning against visiting William Monroe on Thursday evening. comments

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Strasburg's hot bats prove key in rout

STRASBURG -- No one on Strasburg's baseball team can fully explain the reason for it, but the Rams' bats have been tough to silence over the last several games. comments

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Snyder helps deliver win for SVCA

WINCHESTER -- Grace Snyder's role on Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy's girls soccer team can sometimes go unnoticed. comments

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Lions, Crusaders to meet on rugby pitch

Lord Fairfax Community College's men's rugby team will have a little bit of redemption on its mind when the Lions host Christendom College today. comments

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Wildcats name new head coach

FRONT ROYAL -- Steven Crist knew he had to jump at the opportunity for his first football head coaching job when the position opened up at Manassas Park High School last year. comments

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District-leading Pioneers jump out to fast start, defeat Hawks at home

FRONT ROYAL -- The numbers on the scoreboard at Bing Crosby Stadium following Monday's 23-0 drubbing at the hands of Millbrook sent a simple message to Skyline first-year baseball coach Jay Barnes. comments

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Wildcats get even with rival Hawks

FRONT ROYAL -- Warren County's softball team was playing a little shorthanded on Friday night against cross-town rival Skyline, but it still managed to get a little payback against the Hawks. comments

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Fauber: Cavs living up to the hype

The last several months have been a pretty special period for University of Virginia fans. comments

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Bold move backfires for Warriors in loss

STEPHENS CITY -- Sherando's boys soccer team had a hard time mounting any kind of pressure in the first half against visiting Broad Run on Thursday evening, so Warriors head coach Patrick Anderson made a bold choice at halftime. comments

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Sherando gains experience in loss to powerhouse Handley

STEPHENS CITY -- Sherando junior Nikolas Mikus will gladly fight through tough tennis matches like the one the Warriors had on Thursday evening against traditional Northwestern District powerhouse Handley, as long as doing so makes him better on the court. comments

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Davis' strong day helps lead Generals girls

QUICKSBURG -- Stonewall Jackson senior Ashton Davis did something a little differently with her offseason workouts in preparation for the 2014 track and field season. comments

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Potts on pace to break own season goals record

Warren County senior Kelsea Potts set a school single-season girls soccer record two years ago when she tallied 18 goals for the Wildcats as a sophomore in the 2012 spring season. comments

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Central, Strasburg end in 1-1 tie

STRASBURG -- It wasn't the long-awaited win over its county rivals that Strasburg's boys soccer team wanted, but the jubilation amongst the Rams following a 1-1 tie with visiting Central showed just how important Tuesday's performance was for the building program. comments

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Stonewall Jackson gets back on track against Stuarts Draft

QUICKSBURG -- Stonewall Jackson's boys soccer team badly needed a win against visiting Shenandoah District rival Stuarts Draft on Friday evening. comments

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Generals see progress in softball loss against Cougars

QUICKSBURG -- Stonewall Jackson's softball team struggled to yet another blowout loss on Friday evening to visiting Shenandoah District foe Stuarts Draft, but Generals first-year head coach Morgan Williams is seeing some positives. comments

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Fauber: Risk a wise one for 'Skins

The Washington Redskins already had some young, talented offensive weapons surrounding quarterback Robert Griffin III before they went out and signed wide receiver DeSean Jackson earlier this week. comments

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Christendom ready for Rugby Tourney

Christendom College's rugby season has been very hit and miss -- mostly miss -- so far this spring. comments

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Rams' offense heats up against Warren Co.

STRASBURG -- It took a few innings, but Strasburg's bats finally got going against visiting Warren County in Bull Run District baseball action on Thursday evening. comments

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Warren County earns first win

STRASBURG -- Warren County's softball team got a solid pitching performance from junior Paige McLachlan and plenty of offense as the Wildcats rolled to a 13-2 win over host Strasburg on Thursday evening. comments

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Potts stays hot as Wildcats top Rams

STRASBURG -- Not much can slow down Warren County senior Kelsea Potts on the soccer pitch right now -- not opposing defenses, and certainly not an ailing left leg. comments

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Rams' Smoot shines in first start

STRASBURG -- Strasburg's baseball team expects to have plenty of pitching depth this spring, with at least seven capable arms available at the disposal of longtime Rams head coach Jeff Smoot. comments

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Falcons softball soars past Rappahannock Co.

WOODSTOCK - Central's softball team could've easily looked past visiting Rappahannock County on Tuesday evening. comments

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Central girls survive test against John Champe

WOODSTOCK -- Central's girls tennis team survived a tough test against visiting John Champe on Tuesday evening, as the Falcons squeezed out a competitive 5-4 win in a Conference 28 matchup. comments

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Youthful Warriors continue building

STEPHENS CITY -- Sherando's girls tennis team has plenty of work to do to overcome its youth and inexperience this season. The good news is, with the weather finally starting to look more like spring, the Warriors should have plenty of opportunities this week to gain some valuable court time. comments

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Small ball pays off for Rams

STRASBURG -- Strasburg didn't need the big base hit against visiting Page County in the first game of the Ram Hardball Classic baseball tournament on Friday evening. comments

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Fauber: HS staffs deal with weather, rest rules

Prior to the start of the spring season last year, the Virginia High School League implemented a new rule that placed stricter limitations on the number of innings that high school pitchers could throw in a given time period. comments

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George Mason blanks Wildcats

FRONT ROYAL -- Warren County's baseball team knew there would be some rust when it finally took the field for the first time this spring against visiting George Mason on Thursday evening -- and the Wildcats did indeed look less than sharp in a few areas. comments

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Errors cost Yellow Jackets in loss to Fredericksburg Christian

FRONT ROYAL -- Randolph-Macon Academy baseball coach Robert Locklear had expected to see some fielding mishaps that never came in the Yellow Jackets' season-opening win earlier this week. But R-MA's inexperience reared its head on Thursday evening against visiting Fredericksburg Christian. comments

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Warren County still awaiting its elusive season opener

Some members of Warren County's baseball team might be starting to wonder if the Wildcats will ever play a game this season. comments

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Ukai makes memorable debut in soccer for Falcons

WOODSTOCK -- Taishi Ukai wowed his teammates with a little sleight of hand during a preseason dinner for Central's boys soccer team, as he performed several card tricks that head coach Ted Poor said left more than a few Falcons "mesmerized." comments

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Weight room work pays off for Steele

FRONT ROYAL -- Blake Steele's passion has always been basketball, and high school football was there simply to keep him in shape for the winter season. comments

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Shenandoah tops Dickinson College

WINCHESTER -- Third baseman Michael Paul continued his torrid streak at the plate for Shenandoah University on Monday, as the No. 18 Hornets rolled past visiting Dickinson College (Pa.), 14-5, in nonconference game at Bodie Grim Field. comments

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Warriors gain valuable experience in 4-1 loss

STEPHENS CITY -- Sherando's girls soccer team fell at home to Potomac Falls, 4-1, on Monday evening, but the Warriors came away with some valuable experience. comments

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Paul growing into role for SU

WINCHESTER -- When Michael Paul first arrived at Shenandoah University for his freshman year in the fall of 2011, Hornets head baseball coach Kevin Anderson knew the Red Hill, Pa., native would need some tuning if Paul was to fill the role Anderson had envisioned for him on SU's baseball team. comments

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Central boys open season with win over Wildcats

WOODSTOCK -- Central's boys soccer team, like every other team in the area, has had limited practice time outside due to the weather. So when the Falcons took to the pitch for its season opener against visiting Warren County on Friday night, head coach Ted Poor was simply hoping to see some positives. comments

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Fauber: Hornets' offense is red-hot

There may not be a hotter offense in all of NCAA Division III baseball right now than the lineup that Shenandoah University head coach Kevin Anderson has been trotting out on the field over the last week. comments

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Warren girls get past slow start

WOODSTOCK -- Warren County's girls soccer team needed a half to work the kinks out against host Central on Friday night. comments

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New half marathon event to be held

Distance runners and fitness enthusiasts have another date to mark on their calendar this year, as the Frederick County Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled the first Battlefield Half Marathon this fall. comments

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Campbell trying to set example

STRASBURG -- Nic Campbell has held lofty goals for himself since wrestling first began clicking for him in eighth grade. comments

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First year strong for Wood

STRASBURG -- Mike Wood has been coaching wrestling a long time, and he has guided some pretty successful high school teams during his 24-year career. comments

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Shenandoah's bats stay hot in rout of Royals

WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah University's baseball team kept its hot streak at the plate rolling on Thursday evening against visiting Eastern Mennonite University at Bridgeforth Field. comments

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Fauber: Va. Tech AD faces major decision

Virginia Tech's men's basketball team wrapped up another dreadful season on Wednesday, as the Hokies fell to Miami, 57-53, in the first round of the ACC tournament. comments

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Fauber: Hornets' pitchers starting strong

Shenandoah University's baseball season hasn't had much fluidity so far thanks to the weather, but it hasn't taken long for the Hornets' pitching staff to find a rhythm on the mound. comments

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Fauber: SU hoops moves in positive direction

Shenandoah's men's basketball team ended its season in heartbreaking fashion on Tuesday in the first round of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament. comments

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Fauber: Hornets baseball to get workout

At this point, Shenandoah University's baseball team would probably happily travel as far as Florida if it meant the Hornets could play a real baseball game on a real baseball field. That is how severely the string of bad weather that has hit the area this winter is affecting the start of SU's 2014 season. comments

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Fauber: O's should stick with what they've got

A few short months ago, I was desperate to see any kind of offseason move or addition made by the Baltimore Orioles. I wanted to see one or two high profile moves that showed me that the Orioles' front office was devoted to improving upon the success that's been had in Baltimore over the last two seasons. comments

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Hornets preparing to open 2014 season

WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah University's baseball team is just a few days from the start of its 2014 season, but there is one small problem. The Hornets haven't stepped foot on a baseball diamond in over a month. comments

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Fauber: Mason is reason to watch Jayhawks

I haven't been watching as much college basketball as I usually do, which isn't all that surprising considering the fact that the only team I really care about -- Virginia Tech -- is having yet another bad season. It's really hard to watch a team that simply isn't very good. comments

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Fauber: PED cloud hangs over baseball Hall of Fame

The newest class of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame was announced on Wednesday, and three very worthy players in Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas were elected to baseball's most prestigious club. Another very worthy player, Craig Biggio, fell a crushing two votes short of the required 75-percent approval. comments

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Fauber: Central to honor first HOF class

Central High School is finally getting a Hall of Fame for the school's athletic program. comments

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Fauber: ACC can reverse bowl trends

The Christmas holiday has come and gone, which means the college football bowl season is officially in full swing. For the next week and a half, college football games will dominate the ESPN family of networks, with the occasional FOX and CBS broadcast thrown in, before things begin to slow down with the buildup to the BCS National Championship game. comments

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Fauber: Trash talk adds a bit of fun to rivalry

It's Thanksgiving weekend, which means one thing for college football fans -- rivalry week is finally upon us. comments

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Fauber: Gallaudet provides great story

There are feel-good stories everywhere in the sporting world, and there has been one story that has somewhat flown under the radar in college football up until the last week or so. comments

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Fauber: Hornets led by seniors

The impact and importance of senior leadership in sports cannot be overstated. Teams need that veteran presence. Oftentimes, seniors are the glue that holds the entire team together. comments

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Fauber: Shenandoah men embrace status as underdogs

Those within the Shenandoah University men's basketball program realize the uphill climb that they face when it comes to being more competitive in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. They experienced that challenge last season. comments

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Fauber: Local coach returns game ball to Redskins' Orakpo

Anyone can go to a Major League Baseball game and catch a baseball that soars into the stands. It happens hundreds of times each and every day during baseball season. But catching a game ball during an NFL game? That's not so common. comments

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Fauber: Hornets basketball team should see improvement

Shenandoah University's football team picked up its first victory in Old Dominion Athletic Conference play earlier this season, and now it's time for another Hornets men's program to take aim at a similar feat. comments

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Fauber: Shenandoah's offense hindered by slow starts

Shenandoah University's football team has been a witness to some ups and downs up to the midway point of the 2013 season, but one thing -- one major thing -- has remained relatively consistent. And it's not a good thing. comments

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Fauber: Hokies in thick of Coastal race

It was tough to imagine Virginia Tech competing for the Coastal Division crown in the Atlantic Coast Conference prior to the kickoff of the 2013 college football season. comments

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Fauber: Real season starts now for Shenandoah

The start of the 2013 college football season hasn't necessarily been kind to Shenandoah University, but it hasn't been terrible either. comments

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Fauber: Some things never change for Virginia Tech

Hey Hokie football fans, some things just never seem to change, do they? comments

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Fauber: Hornets could settle on starter soon

There were plenty of intriguing storylines surrounding Shenandoah University football leading up to the 2013 season, as the Hornets welcomed in new head coach Scott Yoder and new schemes on offense and defense in a rebirth of the program that the team has been referring to as "Red Dawn." comments

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Fauber: College football's perfect storm

Can you feel that? That's the collective rumble of excitement from the entire college football fanbase as the next "Game of the Century" prepares to hit our television screens this afternoon. comments

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Fauber: Not your average Ravens defense in opener

I'm probably going to have nightmares about Peyton Manning after what the future Hall of Famer did to the Ravens on Thursday night. comments

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Fauber: Taking to Twitter this fall

This year's fall sports schedule is about to kick into full gear next week with volleyball, cross country and football -- yes, it's finally that time -- all joining golf and starting up for high schools in our coverage area. comments

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Fauber: Orioles' activity is nice change

Another Major League Baseball trade deadline has come and gone, and Orioles fans got to witness something that hasn't been the norm in Baltimore for quite a while. comments

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Fauber: O's still pack punch

We Orioles fans really didn't expect it to last forever, did we? And no, I'm not referring to that dreadful four-game series against Kansas City as if it is the start of Baltimore getting back to its usually losing ways. comments

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Fauber: HR Derby still has magic left

I'm not going to sit here and pretend like I'm old -- at the ripe young age of 23, I like to believe the best years of my life are still ahead of me. comments

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Fauber: Suspensions a no-win for MLB

Here we go again, another wave of major suspensions linked to the use of performance-enhancing drugs is about to sweep over Major League Baseball. comments

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Fauber: VT, WVU to rekindle rivalry

There has been plenty of news that has rolled out of Virginia Tech's athletic department within the last week. comments

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Fauber: Green's hard work pays off

Erick Green made a bit of local history on Thursday night when he was selected in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz (who then traded his draft rights to the Denver Nuggets). But Green's rise to the NBA is special for a far bigger reason than the simple fact that he was raised in the Shenandoah Valley, an area that many of us have called home for many years. comments

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Fauber: Too soon to write off Ravens

Rarely does a professional football team win the Super Bowl only to fall off the map of perceived competitive relevancy just one month later, but that is exactly how the Baltimore Ravens' offseason has played out up to this point. comments

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Fauber: Memories to be made at Radford

As I prepare to travel down to Radford University for the state championship festivities this weekend, my mind can't help but take a short trip of its own down memory lane. comments

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Fauber: 'Hoos, Hokies bring a buzz

The road to the College World Series is officially in full swing, and there is plenty of exciting baseball to be played for fans of the sport. comments

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Fauber: Spring practice offers a fresh start

The 2013 college football season is still months away, but teams all over the country are several weeks deep into their respective spring practices. comments










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