Brad Fauber

Falcons topple Mountaineers for Conference 35 softball title

May 26, 2016

MADISON – Central High School softball coach Lisa Rhodes could tell her team was ready to play in the Conference 35 tournament championship game at Madison County Thursday evening. She could tell on the bus ride over. She could tell during pre-game warm-ups. She sensed the Falcons “wanted to be here.”

Rams’ Waters has record day at regional track meet

Elijah Waters   Rich Cooley/Daily

May 25, 2016

ELKTON – It’d be easy to hand Strasburg junior Elijah Waters all of the credit during a track and field season in which he has continuously posted winning times in the hurdle events this spring. But Waters said during Wednesday’s Region 2A East Championships at East Rockingham High School that his success this season has all come from his mentor.

Falcons rebound to defeat Eagles

May 24, 2016

BERRYVILLE – Central High School’s softball team took a tough loss last Friday against Madison County with the top seed in the Conference 35 tournament on the line. The Falcons bounced back in the conference semifinals at Clarke County on Tuesday evening.

Pet of the Week: Playful Mr. Meowgi ready to explore a new home

Mr. Meowgi, an 8-week-old domestic medium hair cat, is available for adoption at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter in Edinburg.   Brad Fauber/Daily

May 24, 2016

EDINBURG – The moment Mr. Meowgi enters a room at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter, the 8-week-old kitten begins exploring. He crawls over furniture navigates his way along a bookshelf and even climbs up the back and onto the shoulder of animal caretaker Holly Helsley.

Madison County rallies past Generals

LuLu Funkhouser

May 23, 2016

QUICKSBURG – Stonewall Jackson’s girls soccer team seemed in control for the first 20 minutes of Monday’s Conference 35 tournament quarterfinal match. Visiting Madison County took over the final hour of game time.

Hawks upset rival Wildcats

Skyline's pitcher Brett Ritter dives in an attempt to catch a pop up bunt by Warren County's Hunter Wines during the second inning of Friday night's game at Bing Crosby Stadium. The ball rolled off the edge of Ritter's glove and fell into foul territory.  Rich Cooley/Daily

May 20, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Time and time again, Warren County’s baseball team put men on base in Friday night’s Conference 28 tournament quarterfinal game. Skyline starting pitcher Brett Ritter said, “at times, it got scary.”

Rally falls short for Warriors in quarterfinal

May 19, 2016

STEPHENS CITY – It was nearly a miraculous comeback that would’ve kept the season alive for Sherando’s girls soccer team and sent the Warriors into a Conference 21 West tournament semifinal matchup with James Wood. Instead it was a heartbreaking defeat, a case of a rally coming too little, too late.

Simonelli pitches Pioneers past Warriors

May 18, 2016

STEPHENS CITY – With the Conference 21 West tournament’s top seed and an automatic regional berth on the line, everyone knew Anthony Simonelli was taking the mound for Millbrook heading into Wednesday’s baseball game against Sherando. Simonelli knew it. His head coach, Brian Burke, knew it. And Sherando head coach Pepper Martin knew it.

Generals’ Blank has field day at Conference 44 meet

Stonewall's Isaac Blank leaps over the six foot height during the Conference 44 Track and Field Championships at Quicksburg on Monday. Blank won the event. Rich Cooley/Daily

May 16, 2016

QUICKSBURG – Stonewall Jackson senior Isaac Blank didn’t want to take for granted his top overall seeds in both the boys triple jump and high jump heading into Monday’s Conference 44 Track and Field Championships held on the Generals’ home track. It was that attitude that allowed him to make good on those expectations.

Hornets claim spot in NCAA tournament field

Kevin Anderson

May 16, 2016

Shenandoah University baseball coach Kevin Anderson said the Hornets were disappointed with their performance in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament two weeks ago, when they felt they didn’t play their best against some quality competition. SU will have a shot at a stronger showing this week.

Conference track meets kick off local sports week

Warren County's Quay Caison launches the shot put during the Bull Run District meet held Wednesday in Strasburg. Caison placed second in the shot put.  Rich Cooley/Daily

May 15, 2016

The 2016 high school sports regular season is approaching its close, which means the postseason will soon kick into high gear. For some local teams, playoff action is already upon them.

Hawks rout Judges to end five-game slide

May 13, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Skyline’s home baseball game against John Handley was supposed to be postponed, but miscommunication resulted in both teams showing up at Bing Crosby Stadium on Friday evening. Luckily for the Hawks, they were able to get the field in a playable condition – they needed the playing time after repeated rainouts, and they needed the win that came along with it.

Falcons take down rival Rams

May 12, 2016

STRASBURG – Central’s boys soccer team entered Thursday’s match against Strasburg having scored just two goals during a three-game losing streak. The Falcons took out their frustrations on their county rivals.

Central boys run away with district crown

Strasburg's Elijah Waters, center, was able to edge out Central's Donivan Armstrong, left, and Daniel George to win the 110 meter hurdles during the Bull Run District track meet on Wednesday. Armstrong was runner-up in the event.    Rich Cooley/Daily

May 11, 2016

STRASBURG – A season full of success for Central’s boys track and field team had Falcons coach Rick Lytton a little leery about his team’s focus entering Wednesday’s Bull Run District Championships at Strasburg High School. The Falcons proved those concerns were unfounded.

Rutherford fires gem as Wildcats blank Falcons

May 10, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Warren County baseball coach Michael Minch said Wildcats top arm Joseph Rutherford was due for a good outing, and the senior left-hander looked every part the ace on Tuesday night against Central.