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Ripken talks youth baseball, MLB career at festival

Cal Ripken Jr.

May 1, 2016

WINCHESTER – Imagine a pressure situation on the baseball diamond. There are runners at the corners with one out in the late innings of a tight game, the batter at the plate stares down a 2-2 count trying to find a way to drive in the tying or go-ahead run.

Hokies’ Dresser discusses raising the bar at Sports Breakfast

Kevin Dresser

May 1, 2016

WINCHESTER – When Virginia Tech wrestling coach Kevin Dresser attended the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival as a featured speaker at the annual Sports Breakfast for the first time in 2011, the Hokies’ program was beginning its turnaround but was still barely a blip on the national radar. How things have changed over the last five years.

Wildcats’ Beckner to wrestle at Virginia Tech

Zach Beckner

April 29, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County High School senior Zach Beckner hasn’t been one to shy away from a challenge, as he proved during a prolific high school wrestling career. So when it came to choosing his college destination, he looked for a school that would truly test him on and off the mat.

Dragons edge Central

April 26, 2016

WOODSTOCK – The signs of improvement continued to show for Central’s baseball team Tuesday night. Unfortunately for the Falcons, they are still waiting for that to translate into a better outcome on the scoreboard.

Judges burn Warriors in second half

Sherando's goal keeper Brandon Teets manages to deflect a goal attempt during the first half of Monday night's soccer game against Handley. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 25, 2016

STEPHENS CITY – Sherando’s boys soccer team was right where it wanted to be – right where it needed to be – at halftime of Monday’s home match with unbeaten John Handley. Then the Warriors weren’t.

Bowers, Rams hold off rival Falcons

April 22, 2016

STRASBURG – Ryan Bowers admits his nerves were “pretty wild” on the mound in the top of the seventh inning of Strasburg’s baseball game against rival Central on Friday night. Given the situation, that’s not surprising.

Brown delivers win for Hawks

Warren County shortstop Arianna Smoot, right, tags out Skyline's Makaela Dawkins at second base while holding a runner on third base during a steal attempt in the first inning of Thursday night's game at Skyline High School. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 21, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Thursday might as well have been called “Tori Jo Brown Day” at Skyline High School.

Eppard, Warren sign letters of intent

April 20, 2016

STEPHENS CITY – Sherando High School seniors David Eppard and Kyle Warren have long envisioned themselves playing football at the collegiate level. The two took a major step toward accomplishing that goal Wednesday afternoon.

Mistakes cost Falcons in loss to Madison County

April 19, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Central junior Autumn Shelton admitted shortly after Tuesday’s loss to visiting Madison County that the Falcons’ softball team felt a little like they had just given a game away.

Hawks grind out rocky win over Manassas Park

April 18, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – There’s the old adage that a win is a win, and Skyline’s baseball team will certainly take Monday night’s victory over visiting Manassas Park at Bing Crosby Stadium.

Wildcats’ France two-hits Falcons

April 15, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Warren County High School senior Josh France said his throwing arm felt a little better than usual Friday night. That was good news for the Wildcats – not so much for Central.

Falcons, Wildcats fight to draw in girls soccer

April 14, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Central girls soccer coach Kim Dellinger considers the Falcons’ defense to be the strength of the team this season. Warren County has been particularly stingy along the back line itself over the last three games.