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Warren County wrestling cruises to second straight regional crown

Warren County High School’s wrestling team repeated as regional tournament champions on Saturday. Unlike last season, the Wildcats earned a handful of individual gold medals, as well. Warren County’s Bobby Hunger (138 pounds), Isaiah Frame (152), D.J. Almarode (195) and Nathan Johnson ...

Wildcats’ Gill embraces ‘warrior mentality’ on the wrestling mat

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County High School senior Wyatt Gill has wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and join the United States Marine Corps since he was 4 years old. Before he started high school about four years ago, he wanted to find a sport that would prepare him for the hardships ...

Central boys look playoff ready in blowout win over Rams

WOODSTOCK – If Central High School’s boys basketball team was looking for a tone-setter heading into their Bull Run District tournament quarterfinal game next week, the Falcons perhaps couldn’t have asked for one much better than Thursday night’s win over Strasburg. The Falcons were ...

Prep scores: Feb. 9

Friday's results Boys basketball Culpeper 99, Skyline 62 Manassas Park 70, Warren County 58 Shenandoah District tournament Quarterfinals Robert E. Lee 91, Stonewall Jackson 38 Leading scorers: Stonewall Jackson: Logen Patton 15 points; Nick Dotson 13 points Girls basketball Warren ...

Sherando’s Dieter, Kales fall short of regional wrestling championships

STEPHENS CITY – Sherando High School junior Timmy Dieter and senior Zack Kales were each afforded the chance to redeem their losses to a pair of Fauquier wrestlers in last weekend’s Class 4 Northwestern District tournament championship finals during Friday’s Region 4C tournament. ...

More experienced, confident Smallwood making impact for Rams

STRASBURG -- One year has made quite a difference for Strasburg's Maddie Smallwood. The sophomore point guard for the girls basketball team started last year as a freshman and said the year was a big learning experience for her. "It was really nerve-wracking being on varsity as a freshman, ...

Central’s Fadely signs to play women’s soccer at Longwood

WOODSTOCK – It’s been nearly two years since Layne Fadely made a verbal commitment to continue her soccer career at Longwood University on May 9, 2016. There was never a doubt since then about where she would end up in college, but the Central High School senior made things official with ...

Prep scores: Feb. 8

Thursday’s results Boys basketball Falcons 77, Rams 38 Strasburg 10 14 9 5 – 38 Central 26 20 18 13 – 77 Strasburg (8-14, 4-6 Bull Run District) Sager 1 0-0 3, Hamrick 5 4-5 18, King 2 0-0 5, Kloosterman 0 0-0 0, Scott 1 1-2 3, Fox 1 0-0 2, Miller 2 1-2 5, Roller 1 0-0 2. Totals ...

Craig Murto: We need more women in racing

As Danica Patrick prepares to compete in the final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race of her career, it becomes evident that we need more women in motorsports. Without a doubt, Patrick has been the most successful woman racer in history. When she leaves, she will leave a void. It’s ...

Wildcats’ rally falls short in loss to undefeated Dragons

FRONT ROYAL -- Warren County had undefeated William Monroe on the ropes Tuesday night. The Wildcats put together a fourth-quarter rally, but came up short in a 44-42 loss to William Monroe in Class 3 Northwestern District basketball action. "We played hard," Warren County senior center ...

Central girls top Rams as both teams gear up for playoffs

STRASBURG – Central High School’s girls basketball team proved it could go on the road and scrap out a victory in a close game. Strasburg showed it has the ability to make a run at the top teams in the district. Both did so in their meeting in the regular-season finale Tuesday night with ...

Sherando’s Perry signs to play football at University of Charleston

Michael Perry had plenty of options for college, but after taking a visit to the University of Charleston in Charleston, West Virginia, the Sherando senior knew it was the one and signed a letter of intent Wednesday morning to play football at the Division II school  next year. "I visited ...

Strasburg’s Guthrie signs letter of intent to play soccer at VCU

Soccer has taken Aileen "Beanie" Guthrie all around the world and now it is taking her to Virginia Commonwealth University. The Strasburg senior signed her letter of intent Wednesday to play women's soccer at Virginia Commonwealth University. Guthrie declined to comment to The Northern ...

Sharp-shooter Garrett giving Warriors a big lift this season

STEPHENS CITY -- Amber Garrett loves to shoot 3-pointers. The Sherando senior shooting guard has been a standout 3-point shooter for the Warriors for the last three years. Garrett said shooting from the outside has always come naturally for her. "I've always been good at that," Garrett said. ...

Prep scores: Feb. 6

Tuesday's scores William Monroe 65, Warren County 60 Handley 84, Sherando 64 Manassas Park 77, Skyline 59 Girls basketball Dragons 44, Wildcats 42 William Monroe 13 13 12 6--44 William Monroe (20-0, 9-0 Class 3, Northwestern) K. Beale 1 0-0 2, Morris 5 3-6 15, Velasquez 2 1-4 5, Pickett ...

Gerald Almy: Blade lures effective for winter, spring fishing

Blade lures are one of the hottest types of artificial baits available for catching a wide spectrum of gamefish. Best of all, they’re especially productive right now, from winter through spring. It’s difficult to imagine a more plain-looking lure. Stamped into a tear-drop shape out of a ...

Strasburg wins Bull Run District wrestling title

STRASBURG -- Strasburg had five individual champions in Saturday's Bull Run District Wrestling Championships as the Rams also took the team title and trophy. The Bull Run District Championships were dual matches instead of a bracket format. The Rams went 4-1 as a team on their way to the ...