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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 ...

Former Hornet Colin Morse earns first pro baseball promotion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former Shenandoah University standout pitcher Colin Morse has earned his first promotion after six professional appearances for the Gulf Coast League Nationals. Morse, a three-time All-ODAC honoree with SU, was assigned to the Auburn Doubledays, the short-season Class A ...

New Market Notebook: Rebels still searching for consistency

NEW MARKET - All season long New Market Rebels head coach Zac Cole has been looking for consistency for his team and with the playoffs just around the corner that hasn't changed. The fourth-place Rebels are 16-16 on the season, four games behind first-place Front Royal and Purcellville in the ...

Gerald Almy: For exciting topwater action, try rat lures

Tossing the lure toward the edge of the lily pads, I cranked slowly on the handle of the baitcast reel. After two turns, the vegetation exploded as a 5- pound largemouth broke through the “salad” and hammered the soft lure shimmying across the surface. After a brawling fight, I worked the ...

Recreation Events

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:   Full moon hike The White House Farm Foundation will host a full moon hike from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 27 at 1917 Kauffmans Mill Road, Luray. Registration: email canderson@whfarmfoundation.org.  

Valley League hunting wins in Southern Collegiate Showcase

At its core, the Southern Collegiate Showcase is an opportunity for participating summer collegiate baseball leagues to show off some of their top professional prospects and get those players some added exposure. That’s not to say that those competing aren’t doing so to win, however. For ...

Strasburg’s Hayes applying the pressure to opposing VBL teams this summer

STRASBURG – Strasburg Express manager Anthony Goncalves recently referred to center fielder Justin Hayes as the “Ichiro of the Valley Baseball League.” Such a comparison to a Major League Baseball star – and one destined for a spot in baseball’s Hall of Fame, no less – is a lofty ...

Community tennis program in Woodstock picking up steam

WOODSTOCK - Central girls tennis coach Matt Smith wanted to find a way to keep his players active and playing in the offseason. So last year he came up with the idea to have Tuesday Tennis, one night a week where the players could get together, play tennis and have fun at Woodstock's W.O. ...

Cardinals facing tough schedule to end season

FRONT ROYAL - The Front Royal Cardinals have a long and tough road ahead of them. Counting this week's games, the Valley Baseball League squad has to play 20 games in 19 days. The Cardinals played a doubleheader on Monday, the day after the league's All-Star game, and then played another one ...