Brad Fauber

Warriors beat rival Pioneers

May 22, 2015

WINCHESTER – Even during a down season, Sherando’s baseball team possesses a little bit of playoff magic.

Dragons stage late rally to down Wildcats

May 21, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County kept William Monroe’s bats in check for most of Thursday night’s Bull Run District baseball tournament championship at Bing Crosby Stadium. But the Green Dragons broke through in the seventh inning.

Magalis shows off her scoring touch

Erin Magalis

May 21, 2015

STEPHENS CITY – Sherando girls soccer coach Rob Kilmer nearly moved senior Erin Magalis from the forefront of the Warriors’ attack to the defensive back line prior to the start of the season.

Sherando’s Lane defends titles at meet

Davina Lane

May 20, 2015

WINCHESTER – If Sherando’s Davina Lane needed any reassurance after her stellar freshman season last year for the Warriors’ track and field team, she got it Wednesday evening at the Conference 21 meet at Millbrook High School.

Warriors shut out Colonels

May 19, 2015

STEPHENS CITY – The offense couldn’t have gotten going any quicker for Sherando’s boys soccer team than it did on Tuesday night against visiting James Wood in the quarterfinal round of the Conference 21 tournament.

Warriors use early scores to earn win

May 19, 2015

STEPHENS CITY – Sherando’s girls soccer team benefited from a strong first half against visiting Woodgrove on Tuesday night in the quarterfinal round of the Conference 21 tournament.


Strasburg's Ryan Smoot celebrates after scoring in the second inning on a hit by Nathan Butler during their game against George Mason at First Bank Park.  Rich Cooley/Daily

May 14, 2015

STRASBURG – Strasburg’s baseball team had already locked up the top seed in both the Bull Run District and Conference 35 tournaments heading into Thursday’s night’s regular-season finale against visiting George Mason. But the Rams were still playing for something.

Rams boys defend Bull Run District title

Strasburg's Tyrik Steed hands off the baton to Cody Price on this leg of the 4 x 100-meter relay during the Bull Run District Track and Field Championships on Wednesday in Strasburg.  Strasburg's boys team won the event. Rich Cooley/Daily

May 13, 2015

STRASBURG ¬– Cody Darr provided an emphatic ending for Strasburg’s boys track and field team at Wednesday’s Bull Run District Championships held on the Rams’ home track.

Hawks’ Dawkins soars after beating cancer

Makaela Dawkins

May 13, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – The thought pops into Makaela Dawkins’ head often when she steps foot on a softball diamond for Skyline High School. Her life could’ve been very different.

Variety’s Sake

Central's Lexi Keller clears the bar during high jump competition on May 6 at the Shenandoah County meet in Quicksburg. Rich Cooley/Daily file

May 12, 2015

WOODSTOCK – The nagging discomfort from the tendinitis in her left and right hip flexors began for Central High School junior Lexi Keller about a year ago.

Grayson, Hawks hold off Wildcats

May 12, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – With the tying run on third base in the top of the seventh inning of Tuesday’s game against cross-town rival Warren County, the nerves were all over the place for Skyline freshman pitcher Tamara Grayson.

Hornets face challenging Mideast Regional field

May 12, 2015

Fresh off winning its first Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament championship with a 4-2 win over Virginia Wesleyan back on April 26, Shenandoah University’s baseball team is now shifting its focus to larger goals.

Early mistakes cost Falcons

Central shortstop Shennan Waldron puts a tag on Madison County's Jeana Kelliher on a third base steal attempt during the seventh inning Monday night in Woodstock. Kelliher was called safe on the play.   Rich Cooley/Daily

May 11, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Early mistakes in the field and on the bases hurt Central’s softball team Monday night against visiting Madison County.

Pet of the week: Timid Tommy a good fit for quiet home

Lyndie Scott, kennel supervisor at the Winchester SPCA's Rockaplenty Adoption and Education Center, holds Tommy. Brad Fauber/Daily

May 11, 2015

WINCHESTER — Tommy, a black domestic longhair cat who has resided at the Winchester SPCA for nearly six months, is an affectionate animal that will gladly curl up in your lap, says Lyndie Scott, kennel supervisor at the new Rockaplenty Adoption and Education Center.

‘Hyped’ Warriors stay hot in win over Judges

May 7, 2015

STEPHENS CITY – Sherando senior Tommy Buono said the Warriors’ boys soccer team has come out “really hyped” over the past few games. To make sure that trend continued, he played an inspirational speech for his teammates in the locker room before Thursday’s home match against Northwestern District rival Handley.

Darr, Keller shine at county meet

Strasburg's Elijah Waters, left, edges out Central's Daniel George in the 110-meter hurdles during the county track meet at Quicksburg Wednesday evening. Rich Cooley/Daily

May 6, 2015

QUICKSBURG – Athletes and coaches had to wait to learn who would be crowned team champions at the annual Shenandoah