Brad Fauber

Rams fall to Mustangs at home

Strasburg's Noah St. Clair drives through the lane as George Mason's Robert Tartt defends during third quarter boys basketball action Friday night in Strasburg.   Rich Cooley/Daily

January 30th, 2015

STRASBURG – George Mason boys basketball coach Chris Capannola said the Mustangs’ goal on a game-by-game basis is to “frustrate” opposing offenses. The Mustangs did that against Strasburg on Friday night.

Showdown time

Strasburg's Ethan Duckworth gets Stonewall Jackson's Bryant Schutz on his back during their 170-pound wrestling match on Jan. 21 at Strasburg. Rich Cooley/Daily file

January 29th, 2015

The top of the Bull Run District wrestling race has been as competitive as they come this season, and the district’s best will meet for one final time this weekend before true postseason competition starts up in the coming weeks.

Central routs Rock Ridge

Central's Cianne Fields drives past Rock Ridge's Jasmyne Hinkamp during girls basketball action Wednesday night in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 28th, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Like most local teams, Central’s girls basketball team hadn’t practiced in nearly a week when the Falcons hosted Conference 28 foe Rock Ridge on Wednesday evening. It showed.

Falcons’ Neri makes impression

Bethany Neri

January 27th, 2015

Central’s girls swim team saw a side of senior Bethany Neri that the Falcons hadn’t really seen before during last week’s Shenandoah County championship.

Hawks rebound against Eagles

January 22nd, 2015

BERRYVILLE – Skyline boys basketball coach Jacob Bates was eager to see how his team responded from a loss to Handley on Tuesday that snapped the Hawks’ four-game winning streak. It wasn’t a flawless performance, but Bates got the answer he was looking for on Thursday night at Clarke County.

Beckner works to ‘get noticed’

ZACH BECKNER

January 22nd, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County junior Zach Beckner wasn’t too happy as he and his teammates left Pennsylvania following the Tunkhannock Kiwanis Wrestling Tournament at the end of December.

Rams wrestlers repeat as county champions

Strasburg's Ethan Duckworth gets Stonewall Jackson's Bryant Schutz on his back during their 170-pound wrestling match on Jan. 21 at Strasburg. Rich Cooley/Daily file

January 21st, 2015

STRASBURG – Hunter Dean was admittedly a little surprised to hear his named called as the most outstanding wrestler of the Shenandoah County wrestling championship on Wednesday.

Annual lacrosse festival slated for Winchester

January 21st, 2015

Shenandoah Valley Youth Lacrosse will once again be holding its LAX Fest event on Feb. 8 at Body Renew Fitness and Family Sports Center (formerly the Sportsplex) in Winchester.

Huston’s pin sends Hawks over Wildcats

January 20th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – Skyline senior Josiah Huston had just one thing on his mind as he awaited his turn in the match-ending 170-pound bout of the Hawks’ dual at cross-town rival Warren County on Tuesday evening.

Dragons too much for Wildcats in rout

January 19th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County boys basketball coach Vernon Mathews didn’t like much of what he saw from the Wildcats in the first half of Monday’s home game against William Monroe.

Ford, Wildcats hold off Falcons

Warren County's DeAndre Lawrence shoots over Central's Tyler Bosserman during first half boys basketball action  Friday night in Woodstock.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 16th, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Warren County sophomore Cameron Ford hit some big shots for the Wildcats on Friday night against host Central. It was only fitting that he was the one to step to the free-throw line with a chance to secure the win.

Central rolls past Warren

Warren County's Hayley Martin blocks a shot by Central's Brooke Sager during Friday night girls basketball action in Woodstock.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 16th, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Central girls basketball coach Mallory Skarupa wanted to see an improved defensive effort from the Falcons on Friday night against visiting Warren County. She got her wish.

Pinning Machine

Sherando's John Borst controls James Wood's Ryan Funkhouser during their  170-pound match Wednesday night in Stephens City. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 15th, 2015

STEPHENS CITY – Longtime Sherando wrestling coach Pepper Martin offered an easy description of sophomore John Borst following the Warriors’ duals against Northwestern District rivals James Wood and Millbrook on Wednesday evening.

Warriors earn pair of victories

Sherando's Tim Coleman picks up James Wood's Kyle Smalls during their 160-pound match Wednesday night in Stephens City. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 14th, 2015

STEPHENS CITY – Sherando junior wrestler Curtis Guthridge picked a good time to achieve a personal first on Wednesday night.

Rams’ Hodson ‘opening up’ on mat

Bradlee Hodson

January 14th, 2015

STRASBURG – Like many of his Strasburg wrestling teammates, Bradlee Hodson gained some valuable experience when the Rams traveled to Pennsylvania for the Powerade Christmas Wrestling Tournament at the end of December.

Warriors use defense to roll through Titans

Sherando's Heidi Brown is fouled as she drives to the basket against Dominion's Bailey Hartzel during first half  girls basketball action Tuesday night in Stephens City. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 13th, 2015

STEPHENS CITY – It’s been about defense all season long for Sherando’s girls basketball team. On Tuesday night against visiting Dominion, the Warriors once again put that emphasis to work.

Central goes cold in loss

Central's Brady Baker penetrates inside and goes up for a shot while William Monroe's O'Brien Morton tries to reject it during first quarter boys basketball action Monday night in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 12th, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Central’s boys basketball team simply couldn’t find the bottom of the net against visiting William Monroe on Monday night.