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Falcons extend win streak to six games in win over Warriors

STEPHENS CITY — Central and Sherando’s boys basketball teams were in the same boat this season. However, the Falcons showed on Wednesday night that they are further along than the Warriors. Both teams got of to late starts due to the school’s football teams making a run in the ...

Things coming together for JMU running back Marshall

HARRISONBURG — It’s taken some time, but James Madison University junior running back Marcus Marshall may finally have turned a corner in the Dukes’ offense. Last week, Marshall had 128 yards rushing on 14 carries and two touchdowns in JMU’s Football Championship Subdivision ...

Prep scores: Dec. 14

Thursday’s results Girls basketball Rams 46, Generals 38 Stonewall Jackson 10 2 12 14 – 38 Strasburg 5 13 13 15 – 46 Stonewall Jackson 4-3 Smith 0 0-0 0, Franklin 0 6-6 6, Hines 2 0-0 4, E. Dellinger 0 0-0 0, Funkhouser 2 1-2 6, Councill 0 0-0 0, Neff 0 0-0 0, Street 2 5-9 9, J. ...

Skyline girls fall at home to James Wood

FRONT ROYAL – Skyline High School’s girls basketball team extended its streak of holding opposing teams to less than 50 points to five straight games on Wednesday night against James Wood, and yet Hawks head coach Jim Kenney left the floor feeling his team failed to play defense for the ...

Composure, experience key component for Dukes this season

HARRISONBURG — Throughout the season when James Madison University’s football team has needed it, they have been able to come up with a big play to pull out a win. In last weekend’s 31-28 Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinal win over Weber State, the Dukes rallied with 11 ...

VHSL Class 1 All-State Football team

VHSL Class 1 All-State Football team Offensive Player of the Year: Dougie Peoples, Galax Defensive Player of the Year: Blake Smith, Riverheads Coach of the Year: Robert Casto, Riverheads Offense First team Pos. Name School Year QB Josh Rosser William Campbell Sr. C Chandler ...

Craig Murto: Busy time of year on motorsports

  Fans like to call this time of year the “off season,” but there truly is no off season in motorsports. A couple weeks ago the granddaddy of all pavement Late Model events took place at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida, which celebrated the 50th running of the Snowball ...

2017 VHSL Class 2 All-State Football Team

Offensive Player of the Year: Jayden Williams, Robert E. Lee Defensive Player of the Year: JaVon Scruggs, Appomattox Coach of the Year: Doug Smith, Appomattox First Team Offense Pos. Name School Year C Alex Gillispie Giles OL Tavion Hall R.E. Lee Sr. OL Bryan Wallace Clarke ...

Prep scores: Dec. 13

Wednesday’s results Falcons 70, Warriors 58 Central 12 11 19 28—70 Sherando 6 10 15 27—58 Central (6-1) Patton 4 0-0 9, Strother 3 0-1 6, Bright 8 7-9 24, Estep 4 4-6 14, Shifflett 4 0-0 11, Davis 3 0-0 6. Totals 26 11-16 70. Sherando (1-3) McKay 3 4-4 11, Washington 3 1-2 7, ...

Nats’ Zimmerman visits Winchester to promote ziMS Foundation

WINCHESTER – What began as a business relationship for Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman has blossomed into a familial bond with Jim Stutzman and his wife, Kim. It’s that connection that brought the former back to Winchester for the second time in the last five ...

Young Hawks finding their way on the basketball court early this season

FRONT ROYAL – Skyline High School’s boys basketball team is sure to hit some speed bumps during the 2017-18 season. Such is to be expected after coming off a one-win season last winter, having a young 11-man roster that features three freshmen and only two seniors, and losing the ...

Improved shooting helped Rams to first victory of season

STRASBURG — Things finally fell into place for Strasburg’s boys basketball team. The Rams picked up their first win of the season on Monday, a 54-50 victory over Moorefield, West Virginia. Strasburg had struggled in its first four games of the season, scoring no more than 41 points in a ...

Depth key to Dukes’ success this season

HARRISONBURG — James Madison University’s depth has been evident all season. The Dukes’ depth was heavily showcased in last weekend’s come-from-behind victory over Weber State in the Football Championship Subdivision playoff quarterfinals. JMU head football coach Mike Houston said he ...

JMU Football Notebook: JMU quartet named FCS AP All-Americans

HARRISONBURG — Four James Madison University football players were named to the Associated Press Football Championship Subdivision All-American team on Tuesday. JMU redshirt senior offensive lineman Aaron Stinnie, redshirt senior defensive lineman Andrew Ankrah and redshirt senior safety ...

2017 VHSL Class 3 All-State Volleyball Team

Player of the Year: Miette Veldman, Lord Botetourt Coach of the Year: Julie Connor, Lord Botetourt First Team Name School Year Miette Veldman Lord Botetourt So. Lexi Alexander Hidden Valley Sr. Hannah Burch Rockbridge Sr. Emma Drake Southampton Sr. Kaley Foulks Warren County Jr. Lara ...

JMU’s Houston signs 10-year contract extension

HARRISONBURG — With all coaching changes going on in college football lately, James Madison University players, fans and alumni can breathe a sigh of relief.  Mike Houston isn’t going anywhere. The JMU head football coach signed a 10-year contract extension on Tuesday, keeping him under ...

Prep scores: Dec. 12

Tuesday’s results Boys basketball Warriors 62, Wildcats 53 Warren County 11 6 18 18--53 Sherando 11 22 12 17—62 Warren County ( Garnett 1 0-0 3, Kelly 4 0-0 12, Cameron 4 4-8 14, Wines 2 0-2 6, Pratscher 0 3-4 3, Bloomfield 1 0-0 3, McCarty 2 0-0 4, Dodson 4 0-0 8. Totals 18 7-12 ...

Hard work paying off for JMU’s Stapleton

HARRISONBURG — Riley Stapleton is finally seeing his hard work pay off. The JMU redshirt sophomore wide receiver had a career-best night on the biggest stage. Stapleton had eight catches for 189 yards receiving in JMU’s 31-28 victory over Weber State in the Football Championship ...

Prep scores: Dec. 11

Monday’s results Boys basketball Rams 54, Yellow Jackets 50 Moorefield 8 13 15 14—50 Strasburg 14 20 5 15—54 Moorefield (0-2) Morgan 0 1-2 1, Vance 4 0-0 10, Pyles 2 0-0 6, Watts 1 4-5 6, Keller 0 0-2 0, Fawley 11 1-4 23, Haggerty 2 0-0 4. Totals 20 6-13 50. Strasburg (1-4) Sager ...