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Strasburg's Tyler Brill chats with coach Matt Hiserman during the Region 2A East basketball game Tuesday night at Strasburg. Brill leads the area shooting over 40 percent from 3-point range.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 27th, 2015

STRASBURG — Strasburg has a real weapon at its disposal this postseason — junior forward Tyler Brill.

Shut ‘em down

Strasburg's Noah St. Clair drives against Clarke County on Feb. 6.  St. Clair has given the Rams a huge lift with his defensive play this season. Rich Cooley/Daily file

February 20th, 2015

STRASBURG — For Noah St. Clair it’s all about the belly button.

Third-period surge lifts Rams to win

February 19th, 2015

STRASBURG — Strasburg was struggling on both sides of the ball early in the third period as the Rams fell behind Stonewall Jackson on Thursday night.

Strasburg girls fall short

Strasburg's Rachel Harriman drives the lane with a hook shot over Luray's Maggie Chu during fourth quarter girls Conference 35 tournament quarterfinals action Thursday night in Strasburg. Rich Cooley/Daily

February 19th, 2015

STRASBURG — Rebounding has hurt Strasburg all season, and on Thursday night it proved costly again.

Area swimmers well represented at states

Strasburg's Cassie Cooper competes in the 200-yard freestyle during the Shenandoah County swim meet held Wednesday night at the Strasburg Recreation Center.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 19th, 2015

The Virginia High School League state swimming championships will be held in Christiansburg over the next few days, and the area will be well represented.

Metheny hired by Kansas State


February 18th, 2015

Coaching in college football is all about networking, and Ross Metheny is on his way to building an impressive resume early in his career.

Truong twins making impact for Flames

Twins Michael, left,  and Eric Truong, right, are members of the the Front Royal Flames. The freshman pair lead the team in scoring. Rich Cooley/Daily

February 15th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Brad Foster didn’t expect much when he first heard that twins Eric and Michael Truong wanted to play for the Front Royal Flames last year. Once the Front Royal Flames boys basketball coach saw them on the court, though, his opinion quickly changed.

Loving the game

Ronnie Jett, 68, dribbles the ball down the floor as he is guarded by Wes Pence, 49, of Edinburg.  Jett has been playing in the Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation basketball league for 51 years. Rich Cooley/Daily

February 13th, 2015

There have been times when Ronnie Jett considered retiring from the Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation men’s basketball league, but something always keeps him coming back for more.

Veteran players continue to thrive in league

Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation basketball player  Wes Pence, 49, of Edinburg, drives around Davis Rosen, 51, of Quicksburg. Rich Cooley/Daily

February 13th, 2015

Every weekend during the winter and even part of the spring, you can find basketball games at the local high school. While it may not be the high school athletes playing, a lot of former local legends still go out and have fun to play the game they love in the Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation basketball leagues.

Panthers overcome surge from Generals

February 10th, 2015

QUICKSBURG — For a little over three minutes in the third period, Stonewall Jackson played exactly the way it wanted to. The Generals used a big run to take the lead against Page County, but the Panthers responded and never looked back.

Warren’s Coffron shines in tourney

John Coffron

February 10th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – John Croffon didn’t expect to win the Conference 28 126-pound wrestling title last weekend. The Warren County junior just wanted to qualify for regionals, but once he won his first match momentum started to swing his way.

Fields, Falcons rally past Rams

February 9th, 2015

WOODSTOCK — For most of the game it looked like it was going to be déjà vu for Central, but junior guard Cianne Fields made sure that didn’t happen.