Central High School

Ignition trouble: Falcons’ offense misfires in defeat

By Tommy Keeler Jr. - tkeeler@nvdaily.com WOODSTOCK -- Central coach Marty Bundrick changed his lineup around for the Falcons game against Madison County, hoping to ignite the Falcons' offense. Unfortunately for Central, it didn't work. The Falcons managed only three hits in a 3-0 Bull Run ...

Talented Mustangs shut down Falcons

By Dennis Atwood - sports@nvdaily.com WOODSTOCK -- The Central Falcons boys tennis team faced a ferocious opponent In its final match of the season, hosting the two-time defending state champion George Mason Mustangs on Wednesday afternoon. With a program that has captured the top state ...

Keeler: District battles heat up

By Tommy Keeler - tkeeler@nvdaily.com While many in the area get excited over the Apple Blossom Festival, I can guarantee that I am not one of them. However, I do get excited knowing that it's Festival week, because that means the spring playoffs will soon be here. There are only a couple of ...

Falcons crush Mustangs in Bull Run battle

By Dennis Atwood - sports@nvdaily.com WOODSTOCK -- Central continued its winning ways, dominating George Mason, 7-2, in a Bull Run District match Thursday evening on the courts at Woodstock's W.O. Riley Park. Central improved to 3-0 in the three-team Bull Run District and 9-3 overall, and are ...

Prep roundup: Plunkett pitches Falcons to win

Daily Staff Reports - sports@nvdaily.com BERRYVILLE -- Central's John Plunkett delivered a complete game pitching performance as the visiting Falcons knocked off Bull Run District rival Clarke County 6-2 in baseball action Friday. Plunkett allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and two ...

Clarke blanks Falcons

By Brad Fauber - sports@nvdaily.com WOODSTOCK -- Clarke County was forced to do some shuffling to its lineup for Friday's Bull Run District boys soccer matchup with host Central, but the visiting Eagles still proved to be too tough to handle for the Falcons. The Eagles maintained solid ...

Rally power: Cochran’s seventh-inning blast saves Eagles

By Tommy Keeler Jr. - tkeeler@nvdaily.com BERRYVILLE -- Central had Clarke County on the ropes in Friday's Bull Run District softball game. The Eagles were down to their last two outs in the seventh inning, but senior Kiersten Cochran saved the day for district-leading Eagles with a home run ...

Prep roundup: Rally-prone Falcons edge Mustangs

Daily Staff Reports - sports@nvdaily.com WOODSTOCK -- Central rallied three times to pull out a 9-8 nine-inning win over George Mason in Bull Run District softball action Tuesday night. The Falcons trailed 8-7 entering the bottom of the ninth. Katelyn Poston doubled, went to third on a passed ...

Talented Mustangs trample inexperienced Falcons

By Brad Fauber - sports@nvdaily.com WOODSTOCK -- Visiting George Mason scored early and often against host Central, thumping the Falcons 8-0 in Bull Run District girls soccer action on Tuesday. The Mustangs, winners of the last four Group A state championships dating back to 2008, struck in ...

Central knocks off Clarke

By Dennis Atwood - sports@nvdaily.com WOODSTOCK -- Pairing the singles No. 1 and 6 players to form the doubles No. 2 duo is a bit unusual, but the arrangement worked well again for Central's boys tennis team, as junior Colbey Ryman and senior Michael Beaune won their No. 2 doubles match to ...

Winning ways: Falcons soaring to start season

By Tommy Keeler Jr. - tkeeler@nvdaily.com WOODSTOCK -- Central senior Molly Barb has seen a lot of changes in her four seasons with Central's girls tennis team. The team has had three different coaches in the last three years and they've played in three different districts in her four years on ...

Athletes of the Week: April 16-April 21

BOYS ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Name: Devon Newman School: Sherando Sport: Track and field Year: Senior Accomplishment: Named Most Outstanding Male Performer at Handley Invitational after winning triple jump competition. GIRLS ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Name: Mary Wakeman School: Central Sport: ...

Falcons downed by Rams

By Tommy Keeler Jr. - tkeeler@nvdaily.com STRASBURG -- Collin Cook had the best strikeout of his career Friday night. The Strasburg senior struck out in the second inning, but a dropped third strike led to a three-base error and scored two runs to help the Rams beat Central, 6-4, in Bull Run ...

Winning formula: Falcons find chemistry in win

By Brad Fauber - sports@nvdaily.com STRASBURG -- Friday's girls soccer showdown between host Strasburg and Central played out exactly as any good rivalry game should -- plenty of back-and-forth action with a late-match goal to decide the final outcome in the closing minutes. Fortunately for ...

Prep roundup: Wildcats rally for baseball win

Daily Staff Reports - sports@nvdaily.com WARRENTON -- Warren County scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to pull out a 9-7 Evergreen District baseball win over Fauquier on Friday night. Tyler Moody went 3-for-4 with a triple, and Tyler Post and Eric Baker each went 2-for-3 for the ...

On campus: Sherando grad Witt finishes strong college career

By Tommy Keeler Jr. - tkeeler@nvdaily.com Virginia Tech's Ryan Witt (Sherando '07) saw his track career with the Hokies end with the indoor track season. Witt had to redshirt during indoor track in 2010, and was out of eligibility for this year's outdoor season. However, he is still running in ...

Prep roundup: Hott pitches Rams to win

Daily Staff Reports - sports@nvdaily.com FALLS CHURCH -- Strasburg's Tyler Hott fired a complete-game, three-hitter as the Rams downed George Mason 5-1 in Bull Run District baseball action on Tuesday. Jalen Doman was 2 for 3 with a pair of doubles, a run scored and an RBI to lead Strasburg's ...

Prep scores: 4-16

Monday Baseball Conquistadors 11, Yellow Jackets 5 R-MA 100 001 3--5 7 4 Seton 023 411 x--11 10 1 R: Duy, Guyette (5) and Robertson, Pile (5). S: Godeaux and Kohlhaus. WP -- Godeaux. LP -- Dut (1-3). Warriors 11, Hawks 3 Skyline 120 000 0 -- 3 8 6 Sherando 013 331 x -- 11 9 0 Sk: Rutherford, ...

Prep roundup: Falcons pull away in sixth for win

Daily Staff Reports - sports@nvdaily.com WOODSTOCK -- Central used a three-run sixth inning to pull away for a 7-4 Bull Run District softball victory over William Monroe on Friday. Mikayla Viar went 2-for-4, and Caitlin Cummins went 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Falcons (6-5, 3-2 Bull Run). ...

Even Stevens: Falcons, Dragons battle to draw

By Brad Fauber - sports@nvdaily.com WOODSTOCK -- It was apparent from the beginning of Friday's Bull Run District girls soccer match between host Central and William Monroe that goals were going to be hard to come by. That theme carried through much of the game as neither team found the back ...