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Central High School

Falcons in rebuilding mode in boys cross country

WOODSTOCK - Central's boys cross country program is in a rebuilding mode. The last three years the team has finished in the top three in the state in Class 2. However, the Falcons lost some key pieces to their team to graduation. Central coach Melissa Wright said she thinks her young team is ...

Central looking for football opponent after Park View cancels season

WOODSTOCK - Just a few weeks before the high school football regular season starts, Central’s schedule is up in the air. On Tuesday, Park View High School in Sterling announced it was canceling its football season due to lack of players on the team. Central Athletic Director Justin Broughman ...

Goff already making noticeable mark on Skyline’s golf program

FRONT ROYAL – The 18th Annual Curly Licklider Memorial Golf Tournament showed that Skyline’s golf team has a good amount of work ahead of it, but new head coach Monty Goff is already leaving his mark on the program. Skyline’s golfers were hard to miss during Wednesday’s 22-team ...

Falcons hope a stronger bond, better communication lead to more success

WOODSTOCK – The opening week of practice, no matter the sport, tends to offer a chance for optimism ahead of each season. Central’s volleyball team, as much as any squad, needs that fresh start. For years, the Falcons have been mired in struggle. In the first two seasons under head coach ...

Local golfers experience mixed success in Curly Licklider tournament

FRONT ROYAL – A handful of local schools hit the golf course for the first tournament of the 2018 season on Wednesday afternoon in the 18th Annual Curly Licklider Memorial Golf Tournament at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club. As is typical of any season opener, levels of contentment varied in ...

Prep scores: Aug. 1

Wednesday’s results Golf Curly Licklider Memorial Golf Tournament At Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, Front Royal Team scores: 1. Heritage (Leesburg) 451; 2. Loudoun Valley 471; 3. Woodgrove 487; 4. Potomac Falls 500; 5. Clarke County 513; 6. Kettle Run 516; 7. Loudoun County 517; 8. ...

Veteran Central squad has solid first football practice

WOODSTOCK - With a strong nucleus of returners, things couldn't have gone much smoother for Central in its first football practice of the season on Thursday morning. The Falcons return a lot of players from last year's 11-1 team, and the players said that definitely made a big difference in ...

Community tennis program in Woodstock picking up steam

WOODSTOCK - Central girls tennis coach Matt Smith wanted to find a way to keep his players active and playing in the offseason. So last year he came up with the idea to have Tuesday Tennis, one night a week where the players could get together, play tennis and have fun at Woodstock's W.O. ...

Front Royal Post 53 excited about baseball squad this season

FRONT ROYAL - The weather has taken a toll on Front Royal Post 53's American Legion team this season, but it hasn't dampened the team's expectations and potential. Post 53 played only its second game of the season on Thursday, a 3-1 loss to Ashburn Post 2001, but the players were still ...

Central’s 7-on-7 football league a big hit with local teams

WOODSTOCK - High school football season may not officially start until July 26, but most of the local teams have been coming together at Central this month to get a head start. Central has been hosting a 7-on-7 football league each Tuesday night in June. It is a six-team league, featuring ...

Central High returns to the Northwestern District

Central is headed back to the Northwestern District. The Virginia High School League announced its recommended district alignment plan for 2019-20 through 2022-23 on Wednesday and one of the changes is Central moving from the Bull Run District to the Northwestern District. Central will also be ...

2018 All-Area Baseball Team

First Team Hunter Entsminger, Sherando Catcher The junior posted nine RBIs, 10 runs scored and 13 steals, and on the mound was 4-1 with a 1.69 ERA. Entsminger was first team All-Northwestern District and second team All-Region 4C. Chase Hart, Strasburg Infield The sophomore first ...

2018 All-Area Softball Team

First Team Rachel Sirbaugh, Skyline Catcher The junior led the area in batting average (.646) and doubles (16) and ranked second in RBIs (30). Sirbaugh was a second team All-Northwestern District (Class 3) and All-Region 3B pick. Emma Benson, Skyline Infield The sophomore shortstop ...

2018 Girls Soccer All-Area team

2018 All-Area Girls Soccer team Eli Dellinger, Stonewall Jackson The freshman defender was a first team All-Shenandoah District and first team All-Region 1B selection. Dellinger had four goals and six assists for the Generals. She helped lead the team to a Region 2B berth. J.J. ...

2018 Boys Soccer All-Area team

2018 Boys Soccer All-Area team Juan Arrecona-Jacuinde, Stonewall Jackson The senior was a first team All-Region 1B and a second team All-Class 1 State selection this season. Arrecona-Jacuinde had six goals and 11 assists for the Generals this year. Angel Arteaga Loorenzo, Stonewall ...

2018 Track and Field Coach of the Year: Lytton leads Falcons to golden year

WOODSTOCK – Compared to other high school sports, track and field is less team-oriented than most. There are the relay races, sure, but they’re the outliers in a sport dominated by individual performance. Even still, Central’s showed the value of a unified effort in 2018. The Falcons ...

2018 All-Area Boys Track and Field Team

First Team Isaiah Allen, Sherando Throws The junior was the runner-up in the shot put at the Class 4 state meet and placed fourth in the discus. Allen won shot put titles in the Class 4 Northwestern District and Region 4C championships. Wade Banks, Stonewall Jackson Hurdles The senior ...