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Prep scores: July 31

Tuesday’s results Golf Shenandoah District mini At Lakeview Golf Course, Harrisonburg (Par 72) Team results: 1. Wilson Memorial 316, 2. Robert E. Lee 363, 3. Stuarts Draft 384, 4. East Rockingham 393, 5. Riverheads 406, 6. Stonewall Jackson 419, 7. Buffalo Gap 422, 8. Page County 422, ...

Hawks open first football practice of 2018 with new energy, enthusiasm

FRONT ROYAL – The first official day of practice is an exciting time for all high school football players. For Skyline senior Caleb Reedy, Monday’s opening day was a little bit more so. Reedy, a receiver/defensive back, suffered a broken femur in last year’s season opener against ...

Wildcats ‘a lot further along’ as team opens football practice

FRONT ROYAL – There was no feeling-out process needed on Warren County’s first day of football practice on Monday. Brian Bush didn’t need to acclimate himself to the Wildcats’ personnel, and his players didn’t need an introductory phase with their head coach. Though rain forced the ...

Stickley eager to continue progression for Rams

STRASBURG – Seth Stickley has progressed with each year. The Strasburg senior golfer has been a steady force for the Rams the last three years. He said one of the differences for him has been playing more often at both Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club and Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front ...

Rams have smooth opening football practice

STRASBURG - Strasburg had a strong turnout on its first day of football practice and thing went smoothly with some new faces on the team . The Rams had 38 players on the opening day of practice Thursday, and Strasburg junior quarterback Chase Hart said he was surprised at how quickly the ...

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 ...

Generals enjoy early start to preseason

QUICKSBURG - Logan Ritchie couldn’t contain his excitement. The Stonewall Jackson senior was so excited about the Generals’ first day of football practice that he arrived at the school an hour early - at 5 a.m. “ I was hyped,” Ritchie said after Stonewall Jackson’s practice on ...

More consistency, creativity have Rebels getting hot at the right time

After spending much of the summer struggling to play much better than .500 ball, the New Market Rebels have emerged as one of the hottest teams in the Valley Baseball League’s North Division at the season’s critical stage. The Rebels entered Wednesday having won eight of their last 11 ...

Murto: Rain and racing don’t mix

The good news is that we are no longer in a drought; the bad news is that race tracks throughout the region are struggling to get all their race dates in. Once again rain washed out most of the regional racing, forcing postponements and cancellations. Dirt tracks can’t race in the rain, as ...

Express looking to make big playoff push in final week of VBL season

STRASBURG - The Strasburg Express have an uphill climb to make if they want to take the final playoff spot in the North Division of the Valley Baseball League. The Express, who have been in the VBL championship game the last three seasons, are three games out of the fourth and final playoff ...

VBL extends season by two days

The weather is sure to have an effect on the final week of the regular season in the Valley Baseball League. The league announced on Sunday that the regular season would be extended for two extra days to give teams a chance to play as many games as possible. The regular season was supposed to ...

Versatile Griswold doing a bit of everything for Cardinals this summer

FRONT ROYAL – Rob Griswold was a middle infielder, one who’d seen sparse action in only 14 games as a freshman at Long Island University Brooklyn in 2017, when the Milford, Connecticut, native made a switch this past spring that has changed the course of his college baseball career. The ...

Strasburg Notebook: Express running out of time to make playoff push

STRASBURG – Strasburg isn’t quite out of the Valley Baseball League playoff picture with a week remaining in the regular season, but time is rapidly working against the Express. Following Wednesday’s 3-2 win over Charlottesville, Strasburg was four games back of New Market for the ...

Craig Murto: Racing relieves the dog days of summer

As July rolls into August and the summer heat makes it hard to be comfortable, the best activity to enjoy is auto racing. And the best auto racing to enjoy is on local and regional facilities. In fact, you can start this Saturday night with a couple of options. The closest option would be to ...

Valley League puts together another strong outing at showcase

The Valley Baseball League’s squad of traveling all-stars arrived at the Southern Collegiate Showcase in North Carolina on Monday looking to grab a pair of victories in the two-day event. The VBL didn’t quite get the two wins they were hunting, but the league left the event without a loss ...

Front Royal Notebook: Cardinals lose grip on division lead during recent slide

FRONT ROYAL – Front Royal ruled the Valley Baseball League’s North Division for most of the summer season, but the Cardinals have lost their grip on the top spot in the standings with the end of the regular season fast approaching. Entering Tuesday, Front Royal had lost four straight games ...

Shenandoah County schools retaining most of head coaches this season

Last year, the three Shenandoah County schools had many varsity head coaching positions to fill. This summer things couldn't be more different. Central, Stonewall Jackson, and Strasburg will have a combined two new varsity coaches this season, a drastic change from the last few years when ...

Recreation Leagues

Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation Women's softball league Standings: Elite Painting 10-0; Thomas Family Dentistry/Provia 3-7; Gudentight Fencing 2-8. Results July 10 Elite Painting 16, Thomas Family Dentistry/Provia 1 Gudentight Fencing 11, Thomas Family Dentistry/Provia 9 Elite ...