STRASBURG – Throughout Steve Shaffer’s seven seasons as head coach of Central High School’s swim team, one trait has become a staple for the Falcons each season – unity.
Central, particularly in recent years, has made a point of developing a family type atmosphere each season, one that ...
Lindley Armel, Sherando
The freshman placed 11th and 13th in the 500 free and 50 free at the Region 4C meet and ranked in the Top 3 in the area in both events. Armel also helped Sherando’s 200 and 400 free relays to the area’s top times.
Abigail Davis, Strasburg
The Bob Wade Autoworld 3rd Annual Shenandoah Valley All-Star basketball games return to Harrisonburg High School on Sunday, and eight local senior student-athletes are listed on this year’s roster that was released on Tuesday by event organizer and Harrisonburg head boys basketball coach Don ...
Ayman Ibrahim, Sherando
The senior placed sixth in the 50-yard freestyle and seventh in the 100-yard freestyle at the Class 4 state meet. Ibrahim set a school record in both events. He was also on Sherando's two state relay teams.
Matthew Pham, Sherando
Pham was part of Sherando's 200 free ...
WOODSTOCK – Skyline High School’s softball team set a program record for wins in a season a year ago. The Hawks picked up win No. 1 of the 2018 season in the opener on Monday night.
Skyline’s bats heated up in the latter half of a frigid game at Central to back a complete-game effort ...
PENN LAIRD – Central High School’s boys basketball team got the rematch it wanted against Robert E. Lee in the VHSL Class 2 state semifinals on Tuesday night. The Falcons’ quest to avenge their regional championship loss to the Fighting Leemen, however, came up short.
Central made an ...
WOODSTOCK – Immediately after Central High School’s boys basketball team lost to Robert E. Lee in the Region 2B tournament championship game on Feb. 24, the Falcons wanted another shot at the defending VHSL Class 2 state champs. They’ve got one.
Central squares off with the Fighting ...
WOODSTOCK -- Central's girls tennis team took its share of lumps last year, but this season could be a completely different story.
With all but one player back from last year's team and the addition of a couple of talented freshmen, the Falcons have good reasons to be upbeat.
"We only had ...
PALMYRA -- Central made sure history didn't repeat itself.
With the Falcons holding a double-digit lead in the fourth period, boys basketball coach Jeff Whittle reminded his team how important it was to finish the game strong.
The Falcons listened and knocked off Goochland, 59-45, in the ...
PALMYRA -- Central's offense was struggling at times in Saturday's 59-45 win over Goochland, but the Falcons' defense saved the day.
Early in the game, the Falcons were turning the ball over too much, but Central's man-to-man defense held the Bulldogs at bay until the offense started ...
WOODSTOCK -- Central has had a week to prepare after a tough loss, and the team is ready to take its next step in a quest for a state championship.
The Falcons play Goochland at Fluvanna High School in the Class 2 state quarterfinals at 7 tonight.
The Falcons (23-4) suffered a 71-68 loss to ...
There are 12 new spring head coaches in the area and two of them are familiar to local sports teams.
Ted McDaniel is taking over as head coach for Warren County's softball program, while Jeff Monroe takes the reins of Skyline's baseball team.
McDaniel is replacing Justin Stock, who left ...
WOODSTOCK -- Central is in the state tournament for the first time since 2002, and the boys basketball team doesn't have to look far to find a coach with experience.
Central head boys basketball coach Jeff Whittle, a 1999 Strasburg graduate, played on back-to-back Strasburg teams that went to ...
WOODSTOCK -- Varsey Bright loves to take charges.
The Central senior guard isn't afraid to put his body on the line for his team, and in fact, he enjoys it.
"It feels great," Bright said of taking charges. "In a big game, the crowd's up. My teammates are there helping me up. And we get the ...
All-Region 2B Boys Basketball team
Player of the Year: Jarvis Vaughan, Robert E. Lee
Player School Year
Jarvis Vaughan Robert E. Lee Sr.
Kobi Alexander Madison County Sr.
Max Ashton George Mason Jr.
Dalton Jefferson East Rockingham Jr.
Luke Estep Central Sr.
All-Region 2B Girls Basketball team
Player of the Year: Leah Calhoun, Buffalo Gap
Player School Year
Leah Calhoun Buffalo Gap Sr.
Sarah Sondrol Wilson Memorial Sr.
Ayanna Strother Central Sr.
Ali Berry East Rockingham Jr.
Nicole Bloomgarden George Mason Sr.