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Hawks fall in final seconds to Colonels

Skyline's Antwan Swain takes the ball down the lane as James Wood's Samuel Hopkins defends during second quarter action Monday night in Front Royal.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 8, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – James Wood boys basketball coach Tim Wygant said he felt a bit lucky his team walked out of Skyline’s gymnasium victorious Monday night. Hawks coach Jeff Monroe likely felt his team was a bit unlucky, as well.

Skyline girls fall to James Wood in finale

Skyline's Nikea Whitmore goes up for a shot over James Wood's Grace Greene during Monday night basketball in Front Royal.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 8, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – As has been the case all season for Skyline’s girls basketball team, youth and inexperience showed on the court against visiting James Wood in Monday night’s regular-season finale.

Three Wildcats win conference wrestling titles

Nathan Johnson

February 7, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – From the moment the 106-pound championship began at the Conference 28 wrestling tournament at Warren County High School on Saturday, Wildcats sophomore Nathan Johnson never left the side of the mat.

Cold shooting costs Generals

Stonewall's Kelsey Kokkonen and Riverhead's Adriana Dunlap struggles for a loose ball during first half basketball action Friday night in Quicksburg.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 5, 2016

QUICKSBURG – Stonewall Jackson’s girls basketball team marched to a familiar tune Friday night.

Rams win third straight wrestling title

Central's Daniel George prepares to take down Strasburg's Corie Baker during the 152-pound. match Thursday evening during the Shenandoah County meet held in Quicksburg.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 4, 2016

QUICKSBURG – Strasburg senior Christian Plaugher was in quite the predicament leading up to Thursday’s Shenandoah County wrestling meet at Stonewall Jackson High School.

Warriors shut down Gaels in second half in win

Sherando's Rebecca Travis goes up underneath the basket while surrounded by Goretti defenders from Hagerstown, Maryland, during first quarter action Wednesday night in Stephens City.   Rich Cooley/Daily

February 3, 2016

STEPHENS CITY – At one point during the first half of Sherando’s girls basketball game against visiting St. Maria Goretti (Maryland) on Wednesday, Warriors head coach Mike Marsh turned to his assistant coaches to express his disbelief in how proficient the Gaels were shooting from the perimeter.

Falcons top Wildcats 61-49

Central's Luke Estep is fouled by Warren County's Joseph Rutherford as he goes to the basket during second quarter action Tuesday night in Front Roya..  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 2, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Central boys basketball coach Brandon Shields left the gymnasium at Warren County High School on Tuesday night feeling pretty good about his team’s execution over the final few minutes of the Falcons’ Bull Run District matchup with the Wildcats.

Central girls stifle Warren County in road win

Warren County's Kima Robinson strips the ball from Central's Cianne Fields as she drives to the basket for a layup during second half action Tuesday night in Front Royal. Robinson was charged with a foul on the play.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 2, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – First-year coach Bryan Scott has emphasized the importance of defense since taking over the helm of Central’s girls basketball team. On Tuesday night against Warren County, the Falcons’ defense once again propelled them to victory.

Conference wrestling tournaments cap local sports week

February 1, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County High School’s wrestling team checked the first item off their to-do list Saturday afternoon with a Bull Run District tournament championship. But the Wildcats have their sights set on bigger things, and that quest begins this weekend.

Warriors lifted over Pioneers

January 29, 2016

WINCHESTER – Sherando boys basketball coach Garland Williams says his team spends quality time working on free throws each and every practice. The Warriors reaped the benefits of that diligence Friday night.

Wildcats, Rams seeking district wrestling title

Warren County's Connor Jost controls Strasburg's Ben Rodriguez in the 145-pound match on Jan. 13 in Front Royal. Jost won the match 7-1. Rich Cooley/Daily file

January 29, 2016

Warren County High School’s wrestling team won all but one of its regular season duals this winter, but Wildcats head coach Matt Wadas would like to see that success in head-to-head matchups translate into success in a postseason, bracket-style tournament.

Sherando girls top James Wood in rematch

January 28, 2016

STEPHENS CITY – Thursday night’s girls basketball game between Sherando and visiting James Wood contained the sloppiness expected after a weeklong layoff due to the recent snowstorm. But Sherando senior Madison Leckie wouldn’t have had it any other way.

Wildcats outlast Hawks in match

Warren County's Nathan Johnson controls Skyline's Joseph Pingley during the 285 pound match during Thursday night's wrestling at Skyline High School in Front Royal. Johnson won the match.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 21, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Skyline’s wrestling team had consistently gotten the best of cross-town rival Warren County in head-to-head meetings over the last few years, but the Wildcats ended that streak Thursday night.