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Falcons top Hawks in extras

Central's Erika Thorpe slides under Skyline pitcher Carrie Robinson after Thorpe scored on a wild pitch in the eighth inning Monday night in Front Royal.  Rich Cooley/Daily

April 27, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – With Central’s Bekah Ansbro and Skyline’s Carrie Robinson locked in a pitcher’s duel during Monday’s softball game, Falcons coach Lisa Rhodes told her team to take advantage of what was in front of them. It took eight innings, but Central finally did.

Sherando hands Millbrook first loss

Sherando's Andrew Wade celebrates after scoring a goal late in the first half during a soccer game against Millbrook on Thursday night in Stephens City.  Rich Cooley/Daily

April 23, 2015

STEPHENS CITY – Sherando boys soccer coach Pat Anderson said the Warriors suffered some setbacks defensively earlier in the season. The Warriors had no such trouble Thursday night against visiting Millbrook.

Falcons fend off Hawks for tennis win

Skyline's Stefano Trentini returns a forehand shot during his doubles match against Central on Wednesday evening in Front Royal. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 22, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – Stefano Trentini admitted he was a little off during Skyline’s boys tennis match with visiting Central on Wednesday afternoon. But it was hard to tell.

Michaud ‘on the money’ in Warriors’ win

April 17, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Sherando senior Ty Michaud got the best of Skyline’s Tyler Ritenour in a pitcher’s duel between the Northwestern District rivals Friday evening at Bing Crosby Stadium.

Big fifth inning is costly for Warren County

April 17, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – Everything unraveled for Warren County’s baseball team in the fifth inning against visiting George Mason on Friday night at Bing Crosby Stadium.

Dragons roll through Hawks

Skyline shortstop Todd Tasker tries to field a ball to third base as  William Monroe's Keegan Woolford slides safely for the extra base during third  inning baseball action Monday night at Bing Crosby Stadium in Front Royal. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 13, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – Visiting William Monroe had it all working against Skyline on Monday evening at Bing Crosby Stadium.

Solid group effort on mound sends Rams over Falcons

April 11, 2015

STRASBURG – Strasburg’s baseball team wasn’t particularly sharp at the plate or in the field against rival Central on Saturday evening at First Bank Park. But the Rams were solid on the mound.

A smooth transition

Shenandoah University's Darrell Thompson throws a pitch during a recent game. The Hornets, along with the rest of college baseball, are using new flat-seam baseballs this season as the NCAA seeks to increase run production.   Photo courtesy of Shenandoah University

April 10, 2015

WINCHESTER – The NCAA implemented the new flat-seam baseballs into the college game prior to the start of the 2015 season in an effort to boost offense in a sport that has been largely dominated by pitching since bat specifications were altered four years ago. Through the first half of the regular season, players on Shenandoah University’s baseball team have seen the difference.

Falcons, Rams end in tie after late score

April 7, 2015

STRASBURG – As Central sophomore Sydney Crosser points out, every opportunity you get on the soccer pitch matters, no matter when it comes during a match. The Falcons missed several of those opportunities throughout Tuesday’s game against Strasburg, but with her team facing defeat at the hands of its county rivals, Crosser came through.

Rough inning dooms Generals against Hornets

Stonewall Jackson's Cole Holsinger waits on a throw as Wilson Memorial's Dan Poole reaches second safely with a stolen base during sixth inning action Monday night at Rebel Park in New Market. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 6, 2015

NEW MARKET – One bad inning by Stonewall Jackson gave visiting Wilson Memorial a boost on Monday evening. From there, the baseball game between the Shenandoah District rivals turned into a rout.

Goodier rises through ranks for Generals

April 5, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON – Last season, Adam Goodier didn’t start much for Stonewall Jackson’s boys soccer team. He was typically one of the first players off the bench for the Generals, but even coach Caleb Golladay admits that Goodier sometimes didn’t get as much playing time as Stonewall’s coaching staff would’ve liked.

Hawks top Falcons on the road

Skyline second baseman Robert Presley has a throw get past him as Central's Cody Sager slides in to steal second base during the fourth inning of Thursday's game in Woodstock.   Rich Cooley/Daily

April 2, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Skyline baseball coach Jay Barnes has been trying to instill in his team the importance of putting a complete game together. The Hawks gave Barnes just what he was looking for on the road Thursday night at Central.

Warriors’ Martin to receive award

Pepper Martin

April 1, 2015

STEPHENS CITY – Even now, about six months after being chosen as a recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Virginia Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Sherando wrestling coach Pepper Martin can’t believe it.