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Craig Murto: The good and bad from Phoenix

There was good and bad in the NASCAR weekend at Phoenix. The good was that the races for the Camping World Truck Series, Xfinity Series, and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series were all competitive and entertaining races, each determining the four drivers in their respective divisions that will ...

Wildcats advance to state championship match with win over Southampton

Warren County High School’s volleyball team is set to make the program’s first-ever state championship finals appearance. The Wildcats went on the road and knocked off Southampton, 3-1, in the VHSL Class 3 state semifinals in Courtland on Tuesday evening. The win advances Warren County to ...

Central’s Davis making most of return to football

WOODSTOCK -- Bryan Davis wasn't on the football field last year, but he learned a valuable lesson. The Central senior fullback/linebacker had to sit out the season due to ineligibility because of grades. He said it was difficult to watch his teammates play and not be out there with them. "It ...

JMU Football Notebook: Healthy Kloosterman key for Dukes’ run game

HARRISONBURG -- Jonathan Kloosterman is finally healthy again and his return to the lineup is playing a big role in James Madison University's success. The senior tight end had some key blocks on JMU's game-winning drive Saturday in a 20-13 Colonial Athletic Association victory over the ...

Wildcats top Hawks for first-round playoff win

FRONT ROYAL -- Warren County won its first playoff game in several years on Friday night. And to make it sweeter they beat their cross-town rival Skyline to do it. The Wildcats used a balanced offensive attack and a solid defense to pull out a 31-14 home victory over Skyline in the Region 3B ...

Falcons hold onto winning formula in playoff win over Buffalo Gap

WOODSTOCK – Central High School’s football team talked about starting over and switching gears to playoff mode after going unbeaten during the regular season. The stakes may have changed when the No. 2 Falcons hosted No. 7 Buffalo Gap in the quarterfinal round of the Region 2B playoffs ...

Falcons finish third in Class 2 boys state championships

THE PLAINS -- Central had three all-state performers in Saturday's Class 2 boys cross country state championships. The Central trio of Mason Lucy-Speidel, Chase Rimel and Gus Wightman led the Falcons to a third-place finish at the state meet held at Great Meadow. Lucy-Speidel led the way as ...

Four area girls runners earn all-state honors

THE PLAINS -- LuLu Funkhouser capped off her high school cross country career with her second straight all-state performance. The Stonewall Jackson senior was one of four area girls runners to earn all-state honors in the cross country state championships on Saturday at the Great Meadow ...

Wildcats advance to state semifinals with sweep of Dragons

FRONT ROYAL -- Warren County hasn't had many competitive matches during its winning streak this season, but on Saturday that changed -- and the Wildcats pulled out another victory to advance to the volleyball Class 3 state semifinals. Warren County beat Park View (South Hill), 3-0 (26-24, ...

High school football roundup: Rams fall to top-seeded Clarke County

A banged-up Strasburg High School football team held an early lead over top-seeded Clarke County in the quarterfinal round of the Region 2B playoffs Friday night, but the Eagles eventually overwhelmed the No. 8 Rams for a 63-20 victory. The loss ended Strasburg’s season, while Clarke County ...

On Campus Notebook: Singleton caps off volleyball career with All-ODAC honors

Ali Singleton (Stonewall Jackson '14) finished her volleyball career in style at Emory & Henry College. Singleton was recently named to the volleyball All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference third team. The senior outside hitter was second on the Wasps in kills (262) and total attacks ...

Hornets fall to W&L in de facto ODAC title game

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team entered Saturday’s regular season finale with a shot to claim the program’s first Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship. Instead, Washington and Lee celebrated the program’s fourth ODAC title in the last eight years on the ...

Coons key to Warren County’s offense

FRONT ROYAL -- Morgan Coons has a lot of options at her fingertips. The junior setter is at the controls of Warren County's high-powered volleyball offense. On any given play, Coons has three or four players she can go to for a hit. "I'm kind of like the middle man," Coons said. "And I have a ...

Dukes ready for clash with rival Richmond

James Madison University's football team has been faced with all types of challenges this season. Today the Dukes face another one as they try to slow down the University of Richmond's high-powered offense at 3:30 p.m. at Bridgeforth Stadium. It is also senior day for the Dukes. "They have ...

Hornets set to clash with W&L with ODAC title on the line

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s path to its first Old Dominion Athletic Conference title veered a bit off course with a loss to Hampden-Sydney last week. The Hornets are not out of the running but now need outside help, and that help will mean nothing if Shenandoah doesn’t take care ...

Class 3 All-Northwestern District Football Team

Offensive Player of the Year: Ryan Scott, Skyline Defensive Player of the Year: Jake Cornwell, Brentsville District Coach of the Year: Brian Bush, Warren County First Team Offense Pos. Name School Year QB Ryan Scott Skyline Sr. RB Ronnie Dodson Warren County Jr. RB J.C. ...

Prep scores: Nov. 11

Saturday's results Boys cross country Class 3 state championships at Great Meadow, The Plains Team results: 1. Western Albemarle 47, 2. Abingdon 101, 3. Christiansburg 104, 4. Cave Spring 107, 5. Waynesboro 134, 6. Brentsville 163, 7. James Monroe 165, 8. Fort Defiance 178, 9. Tabb 228, ...