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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 ...

Stonewall’s Bush wins first Shenandoah District title

QUICKSBURG -- Two-lap dumbbells paid off for Dakota Bush. The Stonewall Jackson senior won his first Shenandoah District wrestling title on Saturday in the 285 weight class. Bush said the Generals do a drill called two-lap dumbbells, which really helped him in Saturday's final. "You have a ...

Wildcats win Class 3 Nortwestern District wrestling championship

BEALETON – Warren County High School’s run of dominance continued on the wrestling mat at the Class 3 Northwestern District tournament on Saturday. The Wildcats, who piled up the team titles during the regular season, added more hardware to their trophy case by claiming the top spot ...

Sherando suffers ‘disappointing’ day at tournament

BEALETON – Sherando High School wrestling coach Pepper Martin thought the Warriors would be well represented when they host the Region 4C tournament on Friday afternoon. The number of Sherando wrestlers competing in that event will be less than Martin initially had hoped. The Warriors took ...

Stonewall freshman Dorman making good on lofty expectations on wrestling mat

QUICKSBURG – Longtime Stonewall Jackson High School wrestling coach Jerry Franklin was quick to heap praise on Lance Dorman before the latter had even wrestled a varsity match for the Generals ahead of the 2017-18 season. With the regular season now coming to a close and the postseason ...

Prep scores: Feb. 3

Saturday's results Wrestling Bull Run District Championships at Strasburg Team results: Strasburg 4-1 (Strasburg 52, Rappahannock County 6; Strasburg 48, Clarke County 30; Strasburg 60, Central 12; Strasburg 37, George Mason 32; Madison County 37, Strasburg 36). Central 1-4 (Clarke County ...

Stonewall’s Dellinger making most of senior season

QUICKSBURG -- Stonewall Jackson girls basketball coach Jeff Burner has been waiting for three years to see J.J. Dellinger play like she has this season. The Stonewall Jackson senior is having a banner year, and Burner said he's not surprised by how she's playing. "I think she's finally ...

Prep scores: Feb. 2

Friday's results Boys basketball Central 70, Clarke County 53 Strasburg 72, Rappahannock County 47 Stonewall Jackson 66, Buffalo Gap 42 Brentsville 70, Warren County 42 William Monroe 77, Skyline 58 Girls basketball Bison 45, Generals 35 Stonewall Jackson 8 9 9 9--35 Buffalo Gap 5 ...

Shenandoah women pick up first win in new gym

WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah University's women's basketball team christened the opening of the James R. Wilkins Jr. Athletics & Events Center on Wednesday night with the first-ever Shenandoah win. Shenandoah used a key run late in the third quarter to pull out a 67-62 Old Dominion ...

Disappointing debut: Hornets fall flat in first game at new athletics center

WINCHESTER – The excitement running throughout Shenandoah University’s men’s basketball team regarding the opening of the school’s new James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center reached its peak Wednesday evening when the Hornets played their first game inside the ...

Central’s girls continue to roll while handing Mason rare district loss

WOODSTOCK – Central High School’s girls basketball team has been on a surge during the second half of the season, and not even a visit from Bull Run District leader George Mason could cool off the Falcons on Tuesday night. Central held off the Mustangs for a 45-43 win, extending its own ...

Rams hold off Mountaineers for key district win

STRASBURG -- It was a tale of two halves for Strasburg on Tuesday night. The Rams saw a double-digit lead start to slip away in the second half, but held on for a 44-36 Bull Run District girls basketball victory over Madison County. The win moves the Rams into sole possession of third place ...