Brad Fauber

Rams win on buzzer-beater

March 3rd, 2015

WILLIAMSBURG – Strasburg junior Trevin Howard has grown to appreciate his role as the electric sixth man as the boys basketball season has progressed. In the Rams’ road game against Bruton in the Region 2A East tournament quarterfinals on Tuesday night, he was the hero.

Rams to take on Panthers after weeklong layoff

Strasburg's Ryan Smoot looks to pass while Wilson Memorial's Mack Cullen defends during the first round of Region 2A basketball on Feb. 24 at Strasburg High School.  The Rams travel to Bruton for Tuesday's regional quarterfinal. Rich Cooley/Daily file

March 2nd, 2015

STRASBURG – Strasburg’s weeklong layoff between its Region 2A East boys basketball tournament first-round and quarterfinal games brought with it a list of pros and cons.

Down to size

Strasburg's Tyler Brill goes up against Wilson Memorial's Keaton Boyson during the first round of Region 2A East basketball Tuesday night at Strasburg High School.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 24th, 2015

STRASBURG – Strasburg’s boys basketball team was concerned with Wilson Memorial’s height ahead of their matchup in the first round of the Region 2A East tournament on Tuesday night. But the Rams had a game plan, and they stuck to it.

Experienced Hornets eager to take field

February 24th, 2015

Shenandoah University’s baseball team figures to step on a diamond at some point during the 2015 Division III college baseball season. At least that’s the hope.

Rams expecting tall order against Wilson Memorial

Strasburg's Mekhi Hendricks shoots over Clarke County's Hunter Rogers during a boys basketball game on Feb. 6 in Strasburg. The Rams host Wilson Memorial in the first round of the Region 2A East tournament Tuesday night.   Rich Cooley/Daily file

February 23rd, 2015

STRASBURG – Strasburg’s boys basketball players hadn’t seen much of Wilson Memorial outside of a few pieces of game film prior to Monday’s practice. But in that brief exposure to the Green Hornets – Strasburg’s first-round opponent in the Region 2A East tournament that begins on Tuesday – something caught the Rams’ attention.

Warriors’ Borst wins 170-pound wrestling title

Sherando sophomore John Borst, right, stuffs a takedown attempt by Glen Allen's Chip Sturek during the Group 4A 170-pound state wrestling championship Friday at Salem Civic Center. Borst won the match, 6-4.   Brad Fauber/Daily

February 21st, 2015

SALEM – Midway through the wrestling season, Sherando sophomore John Borst reflected back on one of his early-season losses, a defeat at the hands of Glen Allen junior Chip Sturek during a tournament at Turner Ashby High School. Borst said he wanted a rematch with Sturek, which could only come in the Group 4A state wrestling tournament.

Warriors’ season ends with semifinal loss

February 19th, 2015

STEPHENS CITY – Sherando’s boys basketball team got off and running against visiting Woodgrove in the semifinal round of the Conference 21 tournament on Thursday evening, as the Warriors traded buckets with the Wolverines during a frantically paced first quarter. Then Woodgrove’s defense dug in.

Rams pursue state wrestling team title

February 19th, 2015

Strasburg’s goal as a team all season long has been to win the school’s first state wrestling championship in 15 years. The Rams now face an uphill climb to get there.

Sherando’s Ojo signs letter to play for West Liberty

Sherando's Josh Ojo, seated, signed his national letter of intent to play football at Division II West Liberty University. Surrounding Ojo are (left to right) Sherando football assistant coach Mike Marsh, head coach Bill Hall and assistant coaches Cory Carlson, T.J. Rohrbaugh and John Minteer.    Brad Fauber/Daily

February 13th, 2015

STEPHENS CITY – For Sherando senior Josh Ojo, the decision he had to make in regards to where he would continue his football career after high school was a tough burden to bear. He breathed a sigh of relief on Feb. 3.

Pressure works well for Skyline

Skyline's Jamal Parker, right, goes up to block a shot by Warren County's Robert Rutherford during first half boys basketball action Thursday night at Skyline High School.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 12th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – Skyline boys basketball coach Jacob Bates resisted his players’ insistence that the Hawks use a full-court press early against cross-town rival Warren County on Thursday night. Bates finally obliged early in the second period, and the defensive switch proved to be just what the struggling Hawks needed.

Goss seeks strong close to senior year

Skyline High School wrestler Noah Goss spars with teammate Caleb VanDoren during a recent practice.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 12th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – When Noah Goss’ junior season ended with a loss in the Group 3A 132-pound state wrestling championship a year ago, he took some time to reflect on his accomplishments and then cleared the entire 2013-14 season from his mind.

Freshman Clifton finds rhythm for Hawks


February 11th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – Skyline girls basketball coach Jim Kenney noticed the upward shift in Rachel Clifton’s performance on the court following the Hawks’ home game against Clarke County on Jan. 5.