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Football Preview 2016: Hornets hope to continue to make strides

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University head football coach Scott Yoder thinks the Hornets’ records over his first three seasons can be a bit misleading. During that span, SU has gone 4-6 each year, and last season the Hornets suffered a 1-6 mark in Old Dominion Athletic Conference play, tied ...

Football Preview 2016: Stone eager for challenge that awaits at MMA

WOODSTOCK – Pete Stone said he had the chance to take on another job. A football coach for seven years at Lubbock Christian School in Texas, the last three of which he spent as the team’s head coach, Stone could’ve gone to a public school and returned to his previous post as a high ...

Football Preview 2016: Colonels in rebuilding mode under new coach

WOODSTOCK – There’s not really any way for first-year coach Pete Stone to sugarcoat the state of Massanutten Military Academy’s football program. After a winless 2015 season, the second for the program in three years, and playing for their third different head coach in as many seasons, ...

Football Preview 2016: Ndongo-Seh ready to lead R-MA in senior season

FRONT ROYAL -- Alex Ndongo-Seh has grown a lot since his freshman season at Randolph-Macon Academy. Not only has he literally grown several inches, but the R-MA senior football standout said he's learned a lot during his time at the school. "I used to think I was on top of the world," ...

Football Preview 2016: McMackin hopes to ride confidence into senior season

FRONT ROYAL – If Brendan McMackin had to place his confidence level heading into his junior football season at Warren County High School last fall on a scale of one to 10, he would call it a five. He had played sparingly as a sophomore in 2014, starting only three games at tight end after ...

Football Preview 2016: Hokies set to start post-Beamer era under Fuente

BLACKSBURG – The initial getting-to-know-you phase has passed for Virginia Tech’s football program and new head coach Justin Fuente. Fuente, hired by Tech last November to replace longtime head coach Frank Beamer, has had nine months to become acclimated to the Hokies, and them to ...

Football Preview 2016: Wildcats seeking rebound from last season’s struggles

FRONT ROYAL – Last season was a pretty forgettable one for Warren County High School’s football team. The Wildcats stumbled to a 2-8 record while struggling on both sides of the ball, and missed out on the playoffs for the first time in five seasons. Wide receiver/defensive back Cam Ford ...

Generals, Rams aiming to change perceptions in football opener

The 2016 high school football season is here, and both Strasburg and Stonewall Jackson feel like they have something to prove when the two Shenandoah County rivals meet in tonight’s 7:30 p.m. contest in Strasburg. Stonewall, entering year two under head coach Jay Goode, is hungry for a ...

Couillard, Ubert return to lead Warriors after strong cross country debuts

STEPHENS CITY – Sherando High School cross country coach Jamie McCarty had an idea what kind of talent he’d be inheriting from Olivia Couillard and Camryn Ubert for the 2015 season. The two runners, who were freshmen at the time, already had logged plenty of experience in distance races ...

JMU’s Ankrah following in brother’s footsteps

HARRISONBURG — Andrew Ankrah gave up on a passion to follow in his brother’s footsteps and now has another passion — football. The James Madison University redshirt junior defensive lineman loved skateboarding as a youngster, but after watching his brother have a lot of success in ...

Rams come alive in second half to top Generals

STRASBURG – There was no other way to put it. Strasburg just needed to play better. That was the message Rams head coach Mark Roller presented to his team at halftime, when Strasburg trailed county rival Stonewall Jackson by a touchdown after mustering a meager 19 yards of offense in the ...

Louisa nips Sherando on late score

STEPHENS CITY – Job Whalen twisted over tackle for the score and then bulky Malik Bell chased it with a 2-point conversion throw Friday to give Louisa County a 22-21 victory over homestanding Sherando in a non-district football game. It was the first game for both teams. Whalen took the ...

Offensive line keys Falcons to victory over Hawks

FRONT ROYAL – Central’s offensive line stole the show Friday night against Skyline. The Falcons controlled the line of scrimmage throughout the game as they knocked off the Hawks, 34-13, in non-district football action. Central running back Carston Shockey ran for 118 yards on 24 ...

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Family footgolf The Warren County Parks and Recreation Department, in cooperation with the Front Royal Gold Club Advisory Committee, will host a Family FootGolf Fun Day Tournament from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Front Royal Golf Club. The game combines the skills of soccer with the rules of ...

Rams cruise to Shenandoah County golf title

BASYE – Strasburg High School senior Cory Clinedinst had been struggling on the golf course over the last week and a half, as he’d barely been able to shoot a sub-50 during 9-hole competitions in that span, according to Rams head coach Joel Morgan. But as Clinedinst was wrapping up his ...

SU football notebook: Hornets could get creative with offensive personnel

WINCHESTER – Though Shenandoah University’s football team will replace four starters along the offensive line this season, the Hornets boast plenty of experience and depth at the skill positions. With the return of starting quarterback Hayden Bauserman, senior running back Cedrick ...

Spotswood outlasts Sherando in volleyball

STEPHENS CITY – Group 3A Spotswood High School held on Thursday night to nip 4A Sherando in nonconference volleyball here. The 3-2 victory by the Trail Blazers – and the way they did it – came as no surprise to Warrior coach James Minney. "We're out of shape," he said ...

Eagles hold off Hawks in four sets

FRONT ROYAL — Skyline had Clarke County off its game for a while on Thursday night. However, the Eagles regrouped to pull out a 3-1 (25-14, 19-25, 25-15, 25-20) non-district volleyball victory over the Hawks. “You can’t really complain,” Skyline volleyball coach Erika Berry said. ...

Prep scores: Aug. 25

Thursday’s results Golf Shenandoah County meet At Bryce Resort (Par 71), Basye Team scores: 1. Strasburg 340, 2. Central 368, 3. Stonewall Jackson 374. Low-medalists: Austin Stickles, Strasburg; Seth Stickley, Strasburg; Cory Clinedinst, Strasburg, 83. All-county (top 6): T1. Austin ...