Stories By Brad Fauber

Stonewall hires Sanders as its new boys basketball coach

Stonewall Jackson High School has found its next varsity boys basketball coach, and it’s a name that should be familiar to many in the Shenandoah District. Jim Sanders, formerly the longtime boys hoops coach at Luray High School, will take over the Generals for the 2017-18 season. The ...

Clanton, Falcons streak past Park View for blowout win

WOODSTOCK – Central High School junior Kyle Clanton said he checks in with Jeff Walters, who keeps the stats for the Falcons’ football team, along the sideline each time he scores a long touchdown during a game, simply to feel the adrenaline rush when he is told how long his most recent ...

Moten rushes for 6 TDs as Handley hammers Hawks

WINCHESTER – John Handley High School football coach John Davis said following Saturday’s game against Skyline that the Judges entered the Northwestern District matchup determined to ride the legs of senior running back Christian Moten and “see how it went.” As it turned out, that game ...

Central Football Notebook: Falcons handling success one week at a time

WOODSTOCK – It would be easy for Central High School’s football team to become relaxed in its weekly preparation given the Falcons’ start to the season. The 2017 campaign is now four weeks old, and the Falcons don’t appear to be letting off the gas. Central’s 75-21 beat-down of ...

Hornets shooting for validation of early success against Hobart

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team has rolled through the first two weeks of the season. The Hornets now get the chance to make a statement this weekend. SU travels to Geneva, New York tonight for a 7 p.m.  non-conference contest against Hobart College, the first-ever ...

Hawks hoping to bounce back in road game at Handley

FRONT ROYAL – Skyline High School’s football team let one get away in an overtime loss to James Wood last week, and the Class 3 Hawks now seek to bounce back against yet another Class 4 Northwestern District foe this weekend. Skyline (1-2) travels to John Handley (1-2) for a district ...

Warriors ready for first true test against Loudoun Valley

STEPHENS CITY – Sherando High School has rumbled through its first three football games of the 2017 season, outdistancing itself from the competition in the first half of each contest and rolling to a trio of heavily lopsided victories. Things figure to get a little tougher for the Warriors ...

Hawks off to fast start on the volleyball court

FRONT ROYAL – Skyline High School’s volleyball team continued to roll through the early part of its 2017 schedule Thursday night, as the Hawks breezed past visiting Eastern View 3-0 (25-6, 25-12, 25-6) at home. The win was the second for the Hawks over the Cyclones, including a sweep in ...

Falcons aim to keep rolling against scuffling Park View

WOODSTOCK – Central High School football coach Mike Yew likely could imagine worse problems to have than his doling out of weekly reminders for the Falcons to take things game-by-game, stay within themselves and not overlook any opponent. As his team prepares to take on Park View (Sterling) ...

SU Football Notebook: Bauserman, Hornets’ offense off to a torrid start

WINCHESTER – If you talked to anyone associated with Shenandoah University’s offensive unit in the preseason, they would’ve told you the Hornets’ have a veteran group loaded with weapons for junior quarterback Hayden Bauserman. In short, the expectations were high for an offense that ...

Athlete of the Week: Dyer grows into QB role for Falcons

WOODSTOCK – Central High School head football coach Mike Yew eased quarterback Zeb Dyer into the starting role as a sophomore in 2016 – “spoon-fed” him, as Yew put it on Wednesday afternoon. A year later, Dyer has taken the next step for the Falcons in football’s most scrutinized ...

Pet of the Week: Wishbone a proper lap dog for a willing owner

WINCHESTER – Wishbone, an 8-year-old Jack Russell terrier mix, has spent nearly the last two months at the Winchester SPCA’s Rockaplenty Adoption and Education Center after being picked up as a stray, and his previous adoption from the facility was short-lived. Wishbone suffers from a ...

Hawks drop heartbreaker to James Wood in OT

FRONT ROYAL – The shifts between the highs and lows were frequent and extreme for Skyline High School’s football team in Friday night’s home game against Northwestern District foe James Wood. The Hawks opened the game with a 14-0 lead before surrendering 22 unanswered points. On the ...

Hornets out to avenge loss with road trip to N.C. Wesleyan

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team was hunting consecutive 3-0 starts for the first time in program history last season when North Carolina Wesleyan rolled into Shentel Stadium and left Winchester with a lopsided 31-13 victory. The Hornets are hoping for better fortunes when ...

Hawks hoping to build on momentum against James Wood

FRONT ROYAL – Skyline and James Wood each entered the 2017 high school football season seeking to rebound from a 2-8 season last year, and both picked up their first wins of the new season last week. One of those two teams will take another big step toward a turnaround when the Hawks and the ...

Generals kick off district slate in home game vs. Wilson

QUICKSBURG – Stonewall Jackson High School’s football losing streak has reached 18 games after back-to-back losses to county rivals to start the 2017 season. The Generals now enter their Shenandoah District slate hungrily seeking their first victory since 2015. Stonewall hosts Wilson ...

Warren County grad Stewart emerging as red-zone weapon for Hornets

WINCHESTER – Casey Stewart’s first interaction with Hayden Bauserman on the football field doesn’t exactly conjure up pleasant memories for the Shenandoah University sophomore wide receiver. That came back in 2013, when both were seniors at Warren County High School and Central High ...