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Warriors ready to face district foe Judges

STEPHENS CITY -- Sherando is playing the first of three straight road games today when it travels to Handley. Sherando coach Bill Hall said he thinks his team is ready for the challenge of playing the last three regular-season games on the road. "As much as you enjoy playing at home, I enjoy ...

Dukes facing another strong defensive CAA team

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University will be going up against yet another strong Colonial Athletic Association defense today. The Dukes will play at William & Mary College today at 3:30 p.m. The Tribe have lost some close games this season, but they are fourth in the CAA in total ...

Hornets looking to extend winning streak on the road at Guilford

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team enjoyed the friendly confines of Shentel Stadium over the last two weeks, picking up a pair of victories to improve to 5-1 overall and remain perfect in Old Dominion Athletic Conference play. The Hornets, who spent most of the first month ...

Unbeaten Falcons set to take on George Mason

WOODSTOCK – For the entirety of the 2017 high school football season up to this point, Central has managed to keep its focus solely on its next opponent. There’s no need to change up that formula now. The Falcons have rumbled their way to a 7-0 record and jumped to No. 2 in the VHSL Region ...

Wildcats hoping for more energetic effort at Manassas Park

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County High School’s football team lost the battle in the trenches during a homecoming loss to Culpeper County last week, but Brian Bush,  the first-year head coach said Monday he is most concerned that the Wildcats  didn’t seem like they were emotionally invested ...

Much at stake for Hawks, Dragons in Northwestern District showdown

FRONT ROYAL -- A lot is at stake for Skyline when it hosts William Monroe tonight. The Hawks and the Dragons will both be battling for a playoff berth  in the Northwestern District contest at 7 p.m. "Everyone in our district has to feel the same way," head coach Heath Gilbert said. "Culpeper ...

Prep scores: Oct. 20

Friday's results Football Skyline 41, William Monroe 25 Central 52, George Mason 8 Strasburg 50, Nelson County 34 Warren County 49, Manassas Park 6 East Rockingham 42, Stonewall Jackson 12

Rams looking to bounce against Governors

STRASBURG -- Strasburg will look to bounce back from a tough loss when it hosts Nelson County in non-district football action today. The Rams are coming off a disappointing 49-20 loss to Clarke County last week. Strasburg coach Mark Roller said the Rams will have their hands full against ...

SU Football Notebook: Grady wreaking havoc in opposing backfields for Hornets

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University head football coach Scott Yoder and defensive coordinator Brock McCullough each said in the preseason that they expected junior Chris Grady to make an impact along the Hornets’ defensive front this season after being hampered by an injury for most of 2016. ...

Prep scores: Oct. 19

Thursday’s results Volleyball Clarke County 3, Strasburg 0 (25-21, 25-18, 25-23) East Rockingham 3, Stonewall Jackson 0 Rappahannock County 3, Central 0 Warren County 3, Culpeper County 0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-13)

Recreation Leagues

Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation Department Men's fall softball Standings Valley Builders 9-1; Racey's Paving 7-1; Chico's Bail Bonds 4-6; Michael A Manuel Trucking 3-7; Mike Chavez Masonry 2-6; Rookies 2-6. Results Oct. 2 Valley Builders 22, Mike Chanez Masonry 7 Valley Builders ...

Craig Murto: Talladega shakes up NASCAR points

Last weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at Talladega, Alabama, shook up the standings in the playoffs. How difficult was the race? It too more than an hour to complete the final 17 laps, as multiple-car crashes caused three red flags during the final stage of the race. Brad Keselowski ...

Passing keys Wildcats to ninth straight victory

FRONT ROYAL -- Warren County passed the ball very well on Tuesday night and Skyline did not. Passing was a big key in the Wildcats 3-0 (25-13, 25-12, 25-18) road victory over the Hawks in Northwestern District volleyball action. "We've been working on passing a lot, because you can't get a ...

Athlete of the Week: Versatile Garcia steps up for Hawks

FRONT ROYAL -- With a few wide receivers out due to injury, Luis Garcia knew the team needed him last week and he came through in a big way. The Skyline senior had three big catches to help key a Hawks' victory over Manassas Park. "We have a few boys, we lost them for a couple games, and ...

Athlete of the Week: Hockman grows into leader on and off court for Rams

STRASBURG – Ashleigh Hockman does the dirty work on the court for Strasburg High School’s volleyball team. As the Rams’ libero, her role isn’t glamorous. She isn’t soaring above the net to unleash a thunderous kill, or dishing a pass to set one up, or piling up aces from the service ...

Generals seeking improvement in home tilt against East Rock

QUICKSBURG – Stonewall Jackson High School’s football team has made a few positional changes and could get as many as three starters back this week, and the Generals hope that leads to some improvement on the football field on Friday night. Stonewall head coach Pete Lampman said Monday his ...

Central runners reach perfection

NEW MARKET -- Perfection. That's what Central's boys cross country team achieved Wednesday in the Shenandoah County meet held at the New Market battlefield course. Central won the boys meet with 15 points, recording the top five runners in the race. "That's been something we've been wanting ...

Prep scores: Oct. 18

Wednesday's results Boys cross country Shenandoah County meet at Stonewall Jackson Team results: 1. Central 15, 2. Stonewall Jackson 57, 3. Strasburg 66. Individual results: Central: Mason Lucy-Speidel (First, 17:47), Gus Wightman (Second, 17:52), Sawyer Lucy-Speidel (Third, 18:42), ...

JMU Football Notebook: Alls making impact for Dukes since return

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University redshirt senior Terrence Alls has made a big impact at wide receiver since he returned three weeks ago from a suspension. JMU coach Mike Houston said his biggest impact has been his leadership by example to his teammates. "He does the things that good ...