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Hornets land program-best 12 players on All-ODAC football team

FOREST – Shenandoah University earned a program-record 12 football All-ODAC honors in selections announced Tuesday morning by the league office. Included in that total are a program-best four named first team All-ODAC. Senior Michael Ashwell and junior Hayden Bauserman highlight the ...

Leemen knock off Falcons in regional semifinals

WOODSTOCK -- Central's stellar, history-making football season came to an end Friday night. The Falcons started off slow and couldn't recover in a 49-21 loss to Robert E. Lee in the Region 2B semifinals. "We weren't as disciplined as we should have been," Central coach Mike Yew said. "I'm ...

Wildcats fall to James Monroe in regional semifinals

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County High School’s football team has been a second-half team for most of the season. The Wildcats got the fast start they needed against visiting James Monroe in the Region 3B semifinals on Friday night, but the final two quarters belonged to the Yellow ...

Wildcats fall to Cavaliers in volleyball Class 3 state final

RICHMOND -- Warren County had a top-notch volleyball season filled with history-making moments. However, the Wildcats came up short Saturday in the Class 3 state final. "We played a very good Lord Botetourt team," Warren County coach Dorinda Robinson said. "They were very solid top to ...

JMU earns top seed in FCS playoffs

HARRISONBURG -- It was no surprise, but still a special moment for James Madison University's football program on Sunday. The Dukes were chosen as the No. 1 seed for the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs by the FCS playoff selection committee. The pairings were announced Sunday ...

JMU Football Notebook: Dukes thankful for bye week

HARRISONBURG -- There are many advantages for James Madison University's football team having a bye week this week to start the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. Perhaps the biggest one is being able to spend Thanksgiving with their families. JMU coach Mike Houston is among those ...

Much at stake for JMU against Elon

HARRISONBURG -- The Colonial Athletic Association outright title is on the line for James Madison University today. The Dukes play at Elon University  at noon, and a JMU win will give them back-to-back outright conference titles. Two years ago, the Dukes won a share of the title. Elon and ...

Digging deep: Ruffner thrives under pressure as Warren County’s libero

FRONT ROYAL – By now the key names behind the high-powered offensive attack for Warren County High School’s volleyball team are well known. Outside hitter Kaley Foulks, the Region 3B Player of the Year, is five kills shy of 400 for the season. Middle hitters Britney Carter and Lauren Fox ...

Wildcats aiming to put stamp on banner year in volleyball state finals

FRONT ROYAL – There’s a spot on the wall inside the gymnasium at Warren County High School reserved for the teams that have reached or won state championships, and in that spot are four banners. Two celebrate the Wildcats’ back-to-back softball championships in 1984 and 1985. The other ...

Prep scores: Nov. 18

Saturday's results Volleyball Class 3 state championship at VCU's Siegel Center, Richmond Lord Botetourt 3, Warren County 0 (25-14, 25-12, 25-17) Leaders: Warren County: Lauren Fox 9 kills; Kaley Foulks 8 kills, 10 digs, 2 aces; Morgan Coons 24 assists, 9 digs; Britney Carter 5 kills; ...

Wildcats aiming to keep taking strides in semifinal matchup with James Monroe

FRONT ROYAL – The turnaround for Warren County High School’s football team under first-year head coach Brian Bush continued its impressive course last week in the first round of the Region 3B playoffs. The Wildcats can take yet another giant step on Friday night. Warren County, the No. 2 ...

Falcons ready to face strong Leemen squad

WOODSTOCK -- When Central squares off with Robert E. Lee, the Falcons will face a different style of team than what they typically see. The second-seeded Falcons hosts Robert E. Lee at 7 p.m. tonight in the Region 2B football playoff semifinals. The Leemen use a spread offense and like to ...

Frederick County rematch: Warriors excited to face rival Pioneers again

STEPHENS CITY -- For the second time in three weeks, Frederick County rivals Sherando and Millbrook will face off -- this time the season is on the line for both teams. The fourth-seeded Warriors travel to play the top-seeded Pioneers tonight in the Region 4C football playoff semifinals at 7 ...

Recreation Events: Nov. 16

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held: Berryville Turkey Trot Shenandoah Valley Runners will sponsor the Berryville Turkey Trot Saturday at the Clarke County Parks and Recreation Fitness Trail in front of Cooley Elementary School. Registration will be ...

Hard work, dedication paying off for Sherando’s Perry

STEPHENS CITY -- Sherando football coach Bill Hall said he's not surprised at all by the success that Sherando senior linebacker Michael Perry is having this season. Hall said that Perry is a product of hard work and dedication, especially in the weight room. "I could have told you very ...

Craig Murto: The good and bad from Phoenix

There was good and bad in the NASCAR weekend at Phoenix. The good was that the races for the Camping World Truck Series, Xfinity Series, and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series were all competitive and entertaining races, each determining the four drivers in their respective divisions that will ...

Wildcats advance to state championship match with win over Southampton

Warren County High School’s volleyball team is set to make the program’s first-ever state championship finals appearance. The Wildcats went on the road and knocked off Southampton, 3-1, in the VHSL Class 3 state semifinals in Courtland on Tuesday evening. The win advances Warren County to ...