Brad Fauber

Workhorse Warrior

Sherando running back LeeQuan Johnson Jr. bulked up for his final year with the Warriors, and it paid off as he rushed for 1,524 yards and 23 touchdowns. He also caught 14 passes for 265 yards and two TDs.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 19th, 2014

STEPHENS CITY — Following the end of each high school football season, Sherando head coach Bill Hall presents his returning players with a sheet of paper on which they list their goals for the next season and how they plan to put themselves in position to reach those goals.

Late three-pointers help Hawks sink Wildcats

December 19th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — After struggling to find much of an offensive rhythm in the first half against host Warren County on Friday night, Skyline’s boys basketball team hit its groove in the second half.

Brad Fauber: Ravens primed to make playoffs

Brad Fauber

December 19th, 2014

About a month ago, I wrote about the Baltimore Ravens and how their playoff chances in the ultra-competitive AFC North hinged on an important road game against the Saints.

Lowering the boom

Warren County senior Autumn Troxell, The Northern Virginia Daily's 2014 Volleyball Player of the Year, ended a stellar career with career highs in kills (432), blocks (127), aces (72) and digs (395) this past season.

December 17th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — It’s a sound that Warren County volleyball coach Sarah Putnam has grown quite fond of over the last few years.

Putnam leads Wildcats to success

Sarah Putnam

December 17th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — Warren County volleyball coach Sarah Putnam noticed a certain closeness amongst her team on and off the court this past season.

Warriors finish perfect in Skyline quad meet

December 17th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — Sherando wrestling coach Pepper Martin had to make some last-minute additions to his lineup before Wednesday’s quad match at Skyline High School.

Second-half struggles doom Warren County

December 16th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — Warren County’s boys basketball team held a six-point lead at the end of the first half of Tuesday’s home game against Bull Run District foe Madison County. But some halftime adjustments by the Mountaineers and inexperience on the part of the Wildcats turned the tables in the second half.

Scott’s late 3 lifts Strasburg

Strasburg's Kelsey Jenkins flips a pass as she drives the baseline against Stonewall Jackson's Olivia Marshall during first-half girls basketball action Monday night in Quicksburg.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 15th, 2014

QUICKSBURG — Strasburg junior Carey Scott has admittedly struggled to find her shot on the basketball court over the last few games.

Relentless preparation

Sherando sophomore Brett Loy, The Northern Virginia Daily's 2014 Golfer of the Year, became the first golfer in school history to win an individual state title this past season.    Brad Fauber/Daily file

December 14th, 2014

STEPHENS CITY — Brett Loy doesn’t quite remember the first time he picked up a golf club.

Strasburg thrives under Hardy

Jordan Hardy

December 14th, 2014

STRASBURG — Jordan Hardy was set up quite nicely for his first season as Strasburg High School’s head golf coach.

George Mason defeats Central

December 12th, 2014

WOODSTOCK — Central’s youth and inexperience was apparent in Friday night’s girls basketball game against visiting George Mason.

Brad Fauber: Nats, O’s quiet at winter meetings

Brad Fauber

December 12th, 2014

Fans of the Nationals and the Orioles waited eagerly for their teams to make some moves during the annual MLB Winter Meetings this week. But the meetings have come and gone and, as action packed as they were, fans of both teams are still waiting.

Warriors roll past Pride to stay unbeaten

December 11th, 2014

STEPHENS CITY — Visiting Heritage (Leesburg) struggled through a dry spell in the second period of Thursday’s boys basketball game against Sherando, and it proved to be just the opening the Warriors needed.

Offseason work pays off for Brown

December 10th, 2014

STEPHENS CITY — Sherando girls basketball coach Mike Marsh has already seen the change in senior Heidi Brown this season.

Warriors end skid, roll past Washington

December 9th, 2014

STEPHENS CITY — Sherando’s girls basketball team got back on track in a big way against visiting Washington (West Virginia) on Tuesday evening.

Fadely’s career night helps Central hold on

Warren County's Cameron Ford drives inside while Central's Joseph McConkey (24)  defends during first-half boys basketball action Monday night in Front Royal.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 8th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — It didn’t matter where the shots came from — beyond the 3-point arc, inside the paint, at the free-throw line — something was just clicking for Central junior Austin Fadely on Monday night.

Rams top Generals with ‘D’

Stonewall Jackson's Ryan Smith blocks a shot by Strasburg's Ryan Smoot from behind during third quarter boys basketball action Friday night in Quicksburg.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 5th, 2014

QUICKSBURG — On a night when the shots simply weren’t falling, Strasburg’s boys basketball team turned to its defense against county rival Stonewall Jackson.