Brad Fauber

Bowers, Rams roll past rival Falcons

April 21, 2017

WOODSTOCK – Strasburg High School senior Ryan Bowers was all smiles after Friday night’s baseball game at Central. He had every right to be.

Skyline girls can’t keep pace with Millbrook in soccer loss

April 20, 2017

FRONT ROYAL – Skyline High School girls soccer coach Kristy Beaune said she sees her team inching closer to becoming more competitive against Northwestern District opponents. But the Hawks’ last two matches showed there is still more work to be done.

SU baseball notebook: Hornets prepped for daunting end to regular season

April 20, 2017

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s baseball team has held the nation’s top ranking in the Top 25 for five straight weeks, but don’t expect the Hornets to coast into the Old Dominion Athletic Conference that lies just two weeks away. They can hardly afford to.

Marcelle leads 21-hit attack as Hornets top Royals

April 19, 2017

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s baseball team got an uneven pitching performance in its Old Dominion Athletic Conference matchup against visiting Eastern Mennonite University Wednesday afternoon, but the Hornets’ offense more than made up for those flaws on the mound.

Athlete of the Week: Bucher bringing the pop to Warriors’ lineup

April 19, 2017

STEPHENS CITY – Pearce Bucher was the victim of some bad luck at the plate early last season for Sherando High School’s varsity baseball team, and as a result he had what Warriors head coach Pepper Martin refers to as a “down year” in respect to Bucher’s statistical numbers. Bucher’s fortunes have reversed this spring.

Athlete of the Week: Stead an ‘all-around player’ for Central softball

April 13, 2017

WOODSTOCK – Kristina Stead emerged as one of the more productive hitters for Central High School’s softball team during its run to its first Virginia High School League Group 2A state championship game appearance last season. While doing so, she was being groomed by then senior Bekah Ansbro to be the Falcons’ next starting pitcher.

Warriors rally past Pioneers for conference win

April 11, 2017

STEPHENS CITY – Sherando High School’s baseball team had entered Tuesday’s matchup against Millbrook having lost three of its last four games. During that span, Warriors head coach Pepper Martin said it seemed like early deficits simply “sapped” the energy out of his team. Something was different against the Pioneers.

Grayson shuts down Falcons as Hawks snap two-game slide

April 10, 2017

FRONT ROYAL – It took Skyline High School’s softball team 15 innings to score a run in a victory over Central in the season opener for both squads back on March 20. The Hawks didn’t need nearly as much time to push a run across the plate in the rematch at home Monday evening.

Reloaded Falcons soaring on soccer field early in 2017

April 7, 2017

WOODSTOCK – Coaches are never happy to see their players go down with injuries but if there was a silver lining to all the bumps and bruises Central High School’s boys soccer team suffered in 2016, it was that it afforded head coach Ted Poor the opportunity to get his younger players some valuable experience. Sitting at 3-1 overall this spring after notching three straight blowout victories, Poor feels the Falcons are reaping those benefits.