Local Sports

On Campus notebook: Smith sets school record in golf

Jacob Smith (Strasburg 2014) is off to a record-breaking start to his junior golf season at U.Va.-Wise. On Tuesday, Smith shot a collegiate career-best 139 to finish one-under par in the King University Invitational held at the Bristol Country Club. He was the runner-up in the tournament, ...

Athlete of the Week: Sherando’s Wagner providing spark for team

STEPHENS CITY – Nathan Wagner has made the most of his opportunities this season. The Sherando senior is starting at safety for the first time as well as being the back-up tailback. Wagner, who is in his second year on the varsity squad, said it's been a nice feeling to be out on the field ...

Prep scores: Sept. 28

Wednesday's results Boys cross country Stonewall Jackson, Stuarts Draft at Luray Team scores: Luray 17, Stonewall Jackson 36; Stonewall Jackson 18, Stuarts Draft 44; Luray 15, Stuarts Draft 42. Individual results: Stonewall Jackson: Tristan Williams (Fourth, 18:26), Kaelan Sorrells (Fifth, ...

Recreation Leagues

Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation Department Men's fall softball Standings: Rutz Backyard BBQ 4-0; KES 4-0; Bandits 3-1; Mudcats 2-2; Valley Builder's 2-2; Full Draw 2-2; Wide Open 1-3; Frog's Garage 0-4; Pee Wee's Grading 0-4. Sept. 19-25 Results Rutz Backyard BBQ 15, Mudcats ...

JMU football notebook: Career day from Abdullah keyed Dukes’ victory

HARRISONBURG – James Madison University's Khalid Abdullah had a career day in Saturday's 31-20 football victory over the University of Maine. Abdullah ran for 172 yards on 22 carries and two touchdowns. He was also named the Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the ...

SVCA falls in five-set thriller

STEPHENS CITY – Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy volleyball standout Hannah Berger hammered home 14 kills Tuesday in the second game of her team's dramatic 3-2 loss to visiting Cumberland Valley Christian School of Pennsylvania. So the opposing team got smart. "We served around her," ...

Wildcats overcome slow start

STRASBURG – Strasburg raced out to an 11-point lead in the opening game against Warren County in Tuesday night’s Bull Run District matchup, but things quickly turned into a lopsided affair in favor of the visiting Wildcats. Although Warren County failed to overcome its hefty deficit ...

Gerald Almy: Hunt where the acorns are falling

With bow season set to open on Saturday, it’s important to predict where whitetails will be feeding when you head out. Most Shenandoah Valley deer hunters think tactically in two broad categories: 1) hunting open country such as fields and food plots and 2) “hunting the woods.” And ...

District contests, rivalry games highlight busy week

There is another heavy dose of football games scheduled for this weekend. One of the marquee matchups has Strasburg traveling to George Mason on Friday. The Rams are looking to build on their 3-1 start and are coming off a bye week, while the Mustangs (2-2) are coming off a 23-15 defeat to ...

Recreation Calendar

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being: Diabetes walk The Rotary Club of Front Royal will hold its annual Northern Shenandoah Valley Walk to Cure Diabetes from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday starting at the First Baptist Church, 14 W. 1st St. and North Royal Avenue, ...

Jimenez, Central take top honors in tourney

FRONT ROYAL – As Central High School’s golf team wrapped up regular-season play last week, the players on the Falcons’ roster had a unified message for head coach Jeff Walters – “We’re fine.” The team proved as much Monday afternoon. After what Walters called a “seesaw” ...

Shenandoah Downs Results

Results for Saturday, Sept.24 1st - $4,000 Pace 1:55.3 3-Somuchcooleronline (Ty Shehan) 7.20 4.20 2.80 2-Four Boys (Ty Stillings)   4.20 2.80 1-Southern Artie (Ch Shaw)     3.60 $1 Exacta Wagering (3-2) $8.60 $1 Trifecta Wagering (3-2-1) $52.40 2nd - $5,500 Pace ...

Young providing energy, excitement for Hornets

WINCHESTER – Bayvon Young had a sophomore football season worthy of All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference recognition with Shenandoah University in 2013. The next year, he was no longer on the roster. Young, who had recently founded the Premature Millionaire Company with a group of friends ...

Prep scores: Sept. 26

Monday’s results Golf Conference 35 tournament At Bowling Green Country Club South (Par 70), Front Royal Team scores: 1. Central* 326, 2. Clarke County* 334, 3. George Mason 347, 4. Strasburg 348, 5. Madison County 364. Low-medalist: Coy Jimenez, Central, 75. First team ...

Wildcats hold on for rivalry victory

FRONT ROYAL – In the end, it was probably a match each team deserved to win. Certainly match-winning Warren County High School's volleyball team would disagree with that as the Wildcats (8-5 overall, 4-2 Conference 28) would take the 2 ½-hour, five-set match. The visiting 'Cats took ...

Prep scores: Sept. 24

Saturday's results Boys cross country Stonewall Jackson Invitational Blue results Team scores: 1. Sherando 64, 2. William Byrd 66, 3. Fairfax 68, 4. Broad Run 70, 5. Norfolk Collegiate 137, 7. Skyline 156. Individual results: Sherando: Hayden Williams (Fourth, 18:29), Isaac Chapman ...

Sherando, Central boys claim division championships

NEW MARKET – Sawyer Lucy-Speidel may have said it best. "We did well as a team, but every team needs a leader," said the Central cross-country runner at the 19th annual Stonewall Jackson High School Invitational. "That leader?" he asked rhetorically, his voice trailing off.  All ...

Dukes ready to start CAA football season

HARRISONBURG — James Madison University’s football team starts its Colonial Athletic Association conference schedule today against the University of Maine. Despite Maine’s 0-2 record, JMU head football coach Mike Houston said the Black Bears present a real challenge for his team. The ...

Falcons prepped for physical matchup with Eagles in district opener

WOODSTOCK – Central High School’s 55-31 loss to Turner Ashby on the road last week featured a mix of positives and negatives for the Falcons to pull from. Falcons head coach Mike Yew said this week he was pleased overall with the physicality and toughness his team showed against a Group ...