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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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Kicking off: Sherando, Central begin football practice

Sherando's varsity football team wasted no time when it hit the field for the first official day of practice for the 2014 season on Thursday evening. The Warriors really have no need to ease into the basics -- that sort of thing is well behind them. comments

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Express takes advantage of Cards' mistakes

FRONT ROYAL -- Strasburg Express manager Ben Moore has continually stressed the importance of winning the battle of what he refers to as the "free 90," a term used to describe errors, walks, stolen bases, passed balls, wild pitches -- anything that awards an opponent an extra base. comments

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Cards, Express set to clash in VBL first round

Strasburg Express first-year manager Ben Moore held a team meeting several weeks ago to discuss how he and his coaching staff could improve the team's experience over the final stretch of the Valley Baseball League season. During that meeting, Moore, who thinks many college baseball players today have become too robotic while coaches control nearly every aspect of the game, decided he was going to take a more relaxed approach and simply allow the Express to have fun. comments

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Fauber: Lots of storylines in ACC football

You wouldn't know it with the heat wave that has rolled through the area this week, but football is right around the corner. comments

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Express rallies for extra-inning win over Royals

WINCHESTER -- The Strasburg Express never feels like it's out of a game, no matter how large the deficit. But being no-hit through five innings while trailing by six runs? That's pushing it. comments

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New travel team formed in Front Royal

Brad Curl knows that making the transition from hitting off a pitching machine to facing live pitching can be a difficult transition for young baseball players. So he developed a way to help some children in Front Royal face that challenge head on. comments

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Joo places fourth at State Open of Va.

Yong Joo knew when he first picked up a golf club at age 12 that the sport was his calling. comments

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Hunter solid as Express beat Senators

STRASBURG -- Brock Hunter had a little extra motivation during his start with the Strasburg Express on Monday evening. comments

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Miller, Jackson stay busy at Bryce Resort

BASYE -- Hayden Miller first started going to Bryce Resort when he was 5 years old, and he remembers watching the ski instructors who were giving him lessons at the time and thinking how cool it would be to work on the slopes of Bryce Mountain. comments

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Fauber: Nats, O's in prime position

We're now officially into the second half of the Major League Baseball season, as teams got back on the field Friday night for the first time since the All-Star break. comments

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Footgolf tourney coming to be held this weekend

Soccer has long been the world's most popular sport, and the game has seen a rising interest throughout the United States in recent years. Soccer is becoming so popular, in fact, that people have begun to find ways infuse aspects of the sport into other activities. comments

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Cyclists happy about increase in safety zone

The Virginia General Assembly voted to alter a law regarding the safety of road-bound cyclists, and area riders are applauding the decision. comments

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Harper sharp in Cardinals win

FRONT ROYAL -- Jake Harper felt a little off before he stepped on the mound for the Front Royal Cardinals in Thursday's Valley League game against visiting Staunton at Bing Crosby Stadium. comments

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Errors doom Cardinals as rally falls short

FRONT ROYAL -- Fielding has been an issue for the Front Royal Cardinals over the last several weeks, and their struggles on defense continued against visiting Covington in Wednesday night's Valley League contest at Bing Crosby Stadium. comments

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Jarrett lays own track on diamond

WOODSTOCK -- Zach Jarrett could've easily fallen into the sport of auto racing. Such a path would've hardly been surprising coming from a kid born into a family with such a rich racing tradition. comments

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Brothers, teammates reunite with Shockers

NEW MARKET -- Brothers Ryan and Bradley Henschel haven't had too many opportunities to share the baseball diamond together in a competitive atmosphere. comments

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Fauber: Will big changes help HR Derby?

Baseball has always been a sport filled with tradition, and any attempts to make changes to the game that seems to grind against that tradition is generally met with plenty of criticism. comments

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Fitness competition to serve as fundraiser

Stephanie Brennan, of Purcellville, has qualified for the Masters division of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games in California that will take place later this month, and two Winchester businesses are making sure she gets there. comments

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Winchester holds off Cardinals for win

FRONT ROYAL -- Every time the Front Royal Cardinals managed to start climbing out of an early hole they'd dug at Bing Crosby Stadium on Thursday night, the visiting Winchester Royals responded by shoveling more dirt. comments

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Potts named to VHSL all-state soccer team

Warren County High School girls soccer standout Kelsea Potts has added another achievement to her stellar list of accomplishments. comments

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Newman sparks Cards to win

FRONT ROYAL -- Wednesday was supposed to be an off day for Front Royal third baseman Hunter Newman, and he spent most of the Cardinals' Valley League game against Waynesboro hanging out in the bullpen with some of his teammates. comments

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Kelly growing on the mound for New Market this summer

NEW MARKET -- Pitching at the collegiate level likely didn't seem like a real possibility for Garrett Kelly just a few years ago. comments

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Fauber: Charlottesville a great addition to Valley League

Wednesday's announcement that a new Valley Baseball League team would be coming to Charlottesville next summer has stirred up quite a bit of excitement throughout the league. comments

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Youth golf program goes beyond basic teaching of the sport

The PGA Sports Academy's purpose, at its core, is to promote golf by teaching the nation's youth about the basic guidelines and fundamentals of the sport. But the academy's true mission runs much deeper. comments

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Charlottesville team to join Valley League in 2015

The Valley Baseball League is returning to Charlottesville after a 40-year absence. comments

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Entsminger clutch in playoffs again for Warriors

STEPHENS CITY -- There's just something about the playoffs that brings out the best in Sherando senior Reid Entsminger. comments

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Under Smoot, Rams continue their proud tradition

STRASBURG -- Year after year, longtime Strasburg High School baseball coach Jeff Smoot makes it a point to ensure that his players understand the foundation that Rams baseball is built upon. comments

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Fauber: O's returning to form

Now these are the Orioles that we've become accustomed to seeing over the past few years. comments

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Potts shatters scoring records in stellar season

FRONT ROYAL -- Warren County girls soccer coach Mike Carpenter wasn't surprised to see senior forward Kelsea Potts sending shots into the net on a regular basis this past season. After all, Potts entered this spring as the school's all-time leading scorer and had set a Wildcats single-season scoring record with 18 goals during her sophomore season in 2012. comments

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Coach led Pats to titles

STEPHENS CITY -- Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy girls soccer coach Dustin Wheelock wanted to put the best competition possible on the Patriots' schedule in the months leading up to the 2014 spring season. comments

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Stover thrives in new role for Patriots

STEPHENS CITY -- Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy's boys soccer coach Dustin Wheelock foresaw the potential benefits of moving senior Austin Stover up in the Patriots' offensive formation before the start of the season last fall. comments

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Golladay grew in guiding Generals

Caleb Golladay knows he was placed in a favorable position when he took over as Stonewall Jackson's boys soccer coach last year. comments

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Fauber: Cards are a hit in VBL

First-year Front Royal manager Brad Neffendorf had a plan in the months leading up to the start of the 2014 Valley Baseball League season. comments

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Almy: 'Dap' nails tough trout

Novice fly fishermen often think the farther they cast, the more trout they'll catch. Actually, more often than not carefully stalking and wading and then a short, accurate cast is a better approach. In fact, sometimes even no cast at all is the most effective fishing technique. comments

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Fauber: 'Hoos face tough road in CWS

The University of Virginia's baseball team did what it had to do in the super regional round of the NCAA tournament last weekend. comments

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Fauber: Powers deserves support in fan vote

Dan Powers was a gift for the Shenandoah University baseball program when he first arrived on campus as a freshman four years ago, and Hornets head coach Kevin Anderson feels lucky to have had the opportunity to coach a player like Powers for the past four seasons. comments

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Fauber: Wizards need to build on success

I was on my way to a high school football game at Madison County on Nov. 1 of this past fall and, while sifting through the radio stations in my car, I came across a pregame talk show prior to a Washington Wizards game. comments

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Fauber: Hornets likely in line for NCAA bid

It was hard to envision that Shenandoah University's baseball team would be sitting on the bubble come time for this weekend's selection process for the NCAA Division III tournament. comments

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Fauber: Redskins explore draft options

The NFL draft is less than a week away and the Washington Redskins have plenty of holes to fill after last season's miserable 3-13 season. comments

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Fauber: O's, Nats look to get healthy

The Nationals and the Orioles are getting very close to returning some key pieces to their ball clubs in the coming weeks, as Washington starting pitcher Doug Fister and Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado work their way back from injuries. 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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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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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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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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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: 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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