Brad Fauber

Falcons fall flat at home in blowout loss to Mason

January 16, 2017

WOODSTOCK – Members of Central High School’s girls basketball team had hoped last week’s victory over rival Strasburg was the game that would give them some needed momentum over the second half of the season. Instead, the Falcons fell flat at home to Conference 35 leader George Mason on Monday night.

Generals fall to Luray 56-48

January 13, 2017

QUICKSBURG – Stonewall Jackson High School’s boys basketball team appeared to be on its way to winning consecutive games for the first time in a month and reaching the .500-mark in Shenandoah District play against visiting Luray Friday night. A poor second half from the Generals prevented that from happening.

Chasing a dream

Massanutten Military Academy's Kasper Christiansen works out during practice on Monday. Christiansen is hoping to make his mark in the U.S. after leaving his family in Denmark.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 13, 2017

WOODSTOCK – Kasper Christiansen recently was required to write a final paper for a class at Massanutten Military Academy, the topic being either the hardest decision he’s ever had to make, or the easiest. For Christiansen, his biggest life choice fell into both categories.

Jimenez, Falcons dominate the paint in rout of Rams

Central's Mason Marston drives down the lane for a layup as Strasburg's Samuel Hopkins, left, and Matthew Hoover, right, look on during first quarter action Thursday night in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 12, 2017

WOODSTOCK – On many occasions this season, Central High School’s boys basketball team has relied on its ability to hit shots from the perimeter. Against county rival Strasburg at home on Thursday night, the Falcons did most of its damage around the rim.

Wildcats, Rams get mixed results in Strasburg quad

Warren County's Bobby Hunger gets Strasburg's Alec Campbell on his back during  the 132-pound wrestling match Wednesday night in Strasburg. Hunger won the match.    Rich Cooley/Daily

January 11, 2017

STRASBURG – Warren County High School’s wrestling team got a peak at how it stacks up against some of the top teams in district and conference competition during a quad match at Strasburg Wednesday evening. The Wildcats got mixed results.

Athlete of the Week: Stevens a ‘man on a mission’ for Sherando’s wrestling team

Jacob Stevens    Rich Cooley/Daily

January 10, 2017

STEPHENS CITY – Sherando High School head wrestling coach Pepper Martin said when he came across a 9-year-old Jacob Stevens competing for a local youth wrestling league, he knew the Warriors’ program was soon going to receive a “potential good one.” As a high school sophomore last season, Stevens was showing that potential.

Colonels pleased with season’s first half, ready to make push to postseason

Massanutten Military Academy's coach Chad Myers explains a drill during practice on Monday. MMA is halfway through their season.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 10, 2017

WOODSTOCK – Some members of Massanutten Military Academy’s postgraduate boys basketball team have struggled adjusting to the military school lifestyle, to the point where the team recently lost the privilege of 24-hour cell phone availability, a luxury not generally afforded to the rest of the school’s cadets. But on the court, the Colonels have become much more comfortable.

Generals ride defense, late surge to win over Bison

Stonewall's Brendan Hoover is fouled by a pair of Buffalo Gap defenders during third quarter action Friday night in Quicksburg. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 6, 2017

QUICKSBURG – Stonewall Jackson High School’s boys basketball team ended its two-game slide with a combination of good team defense and a timely run at the end of the final period against visiting Buffalo Gap Friday night.

Key runs power Warriors past Colonels

January 3, 2017

STEPHENS CITY – A pair of key runs turned a back-and-forth boys basketball game in Sherando High School’s favor Tuesday night.

Pet of the Week: Cassius seeking a return to family life

Cassius, a 7-year-old male tabby, is available for adoption at the Humane Society of Warren County in Front Royal.   Brad Fauber/Daily

January 3, 2017

FRONT ROYAL – Cassius, a 7-year-old gray male tabby cat, was picked up as a stray in late October and brought to the Humane Society of Warren County’s Julia W. Wagner Animal Shelter. However, it’s clear from the moment he’s given the chance to roam that he’s had no shortage of interaction with people.

Year in Review: Highs, lows mark list of local sports storylines in 2016

December 30, 2016

From the highlights – high school student-athletes winning state titles and earning college scholarships, a local team winning the Valley Baseball League and an area college competing for a national championship – to the lowlights – a local athletic program rocked by controversy – the 2016 calendar year was filled local sports storylines.

Rams fall short against Luray in home tourney

December 29, 2016

STRASBURG – Hungrily seeking its first win of the new boys basketball season, Strasburg made a desperate comeback against Luray in the first round of the Ram Hardwood Classic on Thursday night.

Hawks fall to Page County in first game of Hardwood Classic

December 29, 2016

STRASBURG – Skyline High School’s boys basketball team opened the Ram Hardwood Classic at Strasburg High School with seven unanswered points against Page County. An early timeout appeared to awaken the Panthers.

Estep powers hot-shooting Falcons

December 28, 2016

QUICKSBURG – Central High School boys basketball coach Jeff Whittle said he was a little nervous about playing Wednesday’s game against county rival Stonewall Jackson without junior forward Coy Jimenez, one of the Falcons’ most aggressive rebounders who was battling the flu. Junior forward Luke Estep and his hot-shooting teammates made sure their head coach didn’t have to worry for long.

Generals topple Central

December 28, 2016

QUICKSBURG – Stonewall Jackson High School girls basketball coach Jeff Burner said he felt like his team has been improving with each game this season, even if the results haven’t quite shown as much on the scoreboard. On Wednesday night, the Generals got a little validation for their efforts.