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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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Patriots record sweep

STEPHENS CITY -- Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy's volleyball team wanted to return to form Thursday against visiting Fresta Valley Christian School. comments

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Hornets focus on correcting mistakes

WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah University's football team has been busy this week trying to correct the mistakes that led to plenty of missed opportunities in last Saturday's 20-10 loss to Frostburg State. comments

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Minteer making own mark

STEPHENS CITY -- Patrick Minteer has heard the murmuring. comments

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Colten Smith wins Skyline tourney

FRONT ROYAL -- Everything clicked for Strasburg junior Colten Smith on Tuesday. comments

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Generals rally past Falcons

WOODSTOCK -- Stonewall Jackson volleyball coach Lindsey Dinges was worried all night about the Generals' lack of communication on the court Monday against Central. comments

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Missed opportunities cost Shenandoah

WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah simply didn't capitalize on its opportunities against visiting Frostburg State in Saturday night's home opener. comments

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Warriors too much for Pats

STEPHENS CITY -- Sherando bounced back in a big way against visiting Washington (West Virginia) on Friday night at Arrowhead Stadium. comments

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Fauber: Latest blow will test Orioles

You have to wonder just how much more the Baltimore Orioles can take. comments

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Hornets look to keep momentum rolling

WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah University is coming off arguably its most dominating team effort under head coach Scott Yoder in a win over Gallaudet in last weekend's season opener. comments

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Hawks aim to bounce back against upstart Tigers

FRONT ROYAL -- Maintaining team unity has been the biggest point of emphasis for Skyline's football team from the moment the Hawks opened fall camp back in August. Whether or not the Hawks learned from last season's experience in that aspect will be put to its first true test tonight. comments

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Hawks' boys take third in district mini-meet

WINCHESTER -- Many cross country teams are gearing up for larger meets this weekend, and schools in the Northwestern District used Wednesday's mini-meet as preparation for Saturday's competitions. comments

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Hornets get lesson in adversity in opener

WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah University's football team had to overcome more than just the Gallaudet Bison over this past weekend. comments

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Patriots spread the wealth in blowout

STEPHENS CITY -- Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy's boys soccer team has placed a premium on spreading the ball around the pitch this season and it showed on Tuesday against visiting Mountain View Christian Academy. comments

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Harrison starting strong in new role for Pats

STEPHENS CITY -- Peter Harrison had thrived as an outside forward for the last three years on Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy's boys soccer team. This fall, as a senior, he's had to get accustomed to a new position. comments

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Strasburg serves its way past Generals

STRASBURG -- Suzanne Mathias has been preaching to her Strasburg volleyball team the importance of establishing a consistent serve. That message has apparently begun to sink in for the Rams. comments

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Falcons rumble past Generals

QUICKSBURG -- Central head football coach Mike Yew said earlier in the week that it was likely the Falcons would throw the ball a little bit more in Friday's game against Stonewall Jackson than they did in the opener last week. comments

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Hornets aim to limit options for Gallaudet

WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah University junior defensive end Jake Payne has had tonight's season opener at Gallaudet circled on his calendar for quite a while now. And that's not just because it's the Hornets' first game of the 2014 season. comments

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Fauber: Opener critical for SU

All throughout fall camp, one common theme has been repeatedly addressed by players and coaches in Shenandoah University's football program -- the need to develop the collective confidence and consistency that the Hornets severely lacked last season. SU can now stop talking about that goal and prove that things will be different in 2014. comments

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Wildcats hold off Eagles for thrilling win

FRONT ROYAL -- Warren County's volleyball team had had just about enough of having to claw back from early deficits against visiting Clarke County on Thursday evening. comments

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Falcons, Generals aim for rivalry win

Central head football coach Mike Yew knows that when it comes to playing games against Shenandoah County rivals, everything else can be tossed aside. comments

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Versatile Delaney to play all over for SU

WINCHESTER -- If Shenandoah University head football coach Scott Yoder has his way, Cedrick Delaney will be a busy man in the Hornets' offense this fall. comments

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Inspired Generals top county rival Falcons

QUICKSBURG -- Stonewall Jackson first-year varsity volleyball coach Lindsey Dinges had a decision to make before the Generals' home match against Central on Tuesday evening. comments

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Hornets' o-line hoping to keep building

WINCHESTER -- It's not too often that an offense returns as much playing experience as Shenandoah University's football team does this season. comments

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Skyline cages Wildcats

FRONT ROYAL -- Skyline quarterback Corban Ruch was ready for his second shot against cross-town rival Warren County on Friday night. comments

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Fauber: Answers to come for Hokies

The 2014 college football season is finally upon us and teams across the country are hitting the gridiron this week for their respective season openers. comments

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Haymore excited about Pioneers' positive vibe

WINCHESTER -- For Millbrook head football coach Josh Haymore, there's just something about this year's group of Pioneers. comments

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Gray provides long-range threat for Millbrook

WINCHESTER -- Tyler Gray's journey as a kicker began during his eighth-grade year at Admiral Byrd Middle School back in 2010. comments

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Skyline intent on avoiding breakdown this season

FRONT ROYAL -- Members of Skyline's football team admit that the team fell apart down the stretch last season, as a combination of factors led to the Hawks losing six of their final seven games. comments

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Baltimore's unique talents a perfect fit for Hawks

FRONT ROYAL -- Jerrius Baltimore is a unique kind of football player for Skyline High School. comments

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Strasburg aiming to erase disappointing memories

STRASBURG -- The 2013 season turned into a grind for Strasburg as injuries took their toll and the Rams lost six of their final seven games, limping to a 3-7 record and falling short of the Group 2A playoffs. comments

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Rams' Funk makes second home in weight room

STRASBURG -- Colton Funk is your prototypical gym rat, the type of player that every high school football coach wants and the type of player that every high school football coach seems to never have enough of. comments

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New Warren County coach Crist faces tall task

FRONT ROYAL -- Steve Crist faces quite a challenge in his first year as the head football coach at Warren County High School. comments

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Moon the man in the middle for Wildcats

FRONT ROYAL -- When Zach Moon looks around the football field at his Warren County teammates this season, things will look a little bit different. comments

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Shenandoah working to strengthen program's foundation

The foundation for Shenandoah University's football program was planted last fall. Now the Hornets have to continue to build on the progress that was made in 2013. comments

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Fiery Payne determined to lift Hornets to new heights

WINCHESTER -- Jake Payne doesn't need to be reminded about Shenandoah University's defensive numbers from a season ago. They're ingrained in the defensive lineman's brain. comments

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Hawks, Wildcats to rekindle rivalry in season opener

FRONT ROYAL -- The final scores from the last four football meetings between Skyline and Warren County say plenty about the cross-town rivalry. comments

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Rams shake off slow start to beat rival Falcons

STRASBURG -- Strasburg's volleyball team played a little out of character early in Thursday's home opener against rival Central. comments

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Falcons' Alvarado emerges as solid runner

WOODSTOCK -- Central cross country coach Melissa Wright wasn't quite sure what the Falcons had in Ivan Alvarado last season. comments

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Smith outduels Plauger, leads Rams to county title

NEW MARKET -- Strasburg senior Jacob Smith found himself locked in a tight competition with Central's Joseph Plauger during the entirety of Tuesday's annual Shenandoah County golf tournament at Shenvalee Golf Resort. comments

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Wildcats' QB competition unsettled

FRONT ROYAL -- Warren County's football team is prepping for this week's season opener against cross-town rival Skyline, but Wildcats first-year coach Steve Crist is still unsure about who will be his team's starting quarterback on Friday night. comments

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Ferguson ready to lead Hornets

WINCHESTER -- Things seem quite a bit different for Shenandoah University senior quarterback Drew Ferguson this season. comments

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Butler to see increased role for Hawks

FRONT ROYAL -- Skyline senior Gerren Butler figures to make a bigger impact in the Hawks' offense this season. comments

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Fauber: SU aims for greater consistency

Shenandoah University's football program learned the hard way of the importance of remaining consistent week in and week out. comments

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Catching on: Newcomers making good progress for Rams

STRASBURG -- Strasburg's varsity football team has to reload its wide receiver and defensive back positions this season after losing some key pieces to graduation. The Rams return a few players with some varsity experience at those spots, but it will be up to a handful of newcomers to provide Strasburg with some depth on the outside this season. comments

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Fauber: Hornets face QB quandary

Shenandoah University's quarterback situation has already been solved this season, but the answer didn't come the way Hornets head coach Scott Yoder would've liked. comments

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Fauber: Fight over Redskins' name heats up

The Washington Redskins went about business as usual on Thursday night, as they opened up their preseason slate with a 23-6 win over New England at FedEx Field. comments

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Fauber: Generals breathe sigh of relief

All who are involved with Stonewall Jackson High School's football program are breathing a little easier today. 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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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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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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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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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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