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Warriors ready for first true test against Loudoun Valley

STEPHENS CITY – Sherando High School has rumbled through its first three football games of the 2017 season, outdistancing itself from the competition in the first half of each contest and rolling to a trio of heavily lopsided victories. Things figure to get a little tougher for the Warriors ...

Hawks off to fast start on the volleyball court

FRONT ROYAL – Skyline High School’s volleyball team continued to roll through the early part of its 2017 schedule Thursday night, as the Hawks breezed past visiting Eastern View 3-0 (25-6, 25-12, 25-6) at home. The win was the second for the Hawks over the Cyclones, including a sweep in ...

Prep scores: Sept. 15

Friday's results Football Warren County 35, James Wood 8 Central 75, Park View 21 Sherando 50, Loudoun Valley 20 Strasburg 26, Rappahannock County 0 Luray 70, Stonewall Jackson 20

Falcons aim to keep rolling against scuffling Park View

WOODSTOCK – Central High School football coach Mike Yew likely could imagine worse problems to have than his doling out of weekly reminders for the Falcons to take things game-by-game, stay within themselves and not overlook any opponent. As his team prepares to take on Park View (Sterling) ...

Wildcats use bye week to get back on track

FRONT ROYAL -- The bye week may have come at the perfect time for Warren County last week. The Wildcats, coming off two losses, had time to work on things as they prepared to host James Wood tonight. "We worked on the little things," Warren County coach Brian Bush said. "And what we need to ...

Rams ready to face Rappahannock County

STRASBURG -- After a tough loss to Luray two weeks ago, Strasburg had a whole bye week to work on getting better. The Rams are hopeful the work will pay off when they play at Rappahannock County tonight. Strasburg coach Mark Roller said he feels pretty good about what the team accomplished ...

Generals face another tough challenge against Bulldogs

QUICKSBURG -- Things don't get any easier for Stonewall Jackson. Coming off three tough losses to quality opponents the Generals face yet another one tonight when they play at undefeated Luray. Despite being 0-3, the Generals are still entering the Shenandoah District game with an upbeat ...

Prep scores: Sept. 14

Thursday’s results Golf Clarke County, James Wood, Madison County at Strasburg At Blue Ridge Shadows, Front Royal Team scores: 1. James Wood 162, 2. Strasburg 168, 3. Clarke County 173, 4. Madison County 218. Volleyball James Wood 3, Warren County 0 (25-15, 25-16, 25-21) Skyline 3, ...

Athlete of the Week: Central freshman Cardoso off to strong start

WOODSTOCK -- Jaclyn Cardoso couldn't have asked for a much better start to her freshman cross country season. The Central runner placed third last weekend in her third meet of the season, the Eastern Mennonite Invitational. "I'm a little surprised," Cardoso said of her season. "It's been ...

Craig Murto: NASCAR needs a full-time safety team

Matt Kenseth started on the pole for the 400-lap Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at Richmond Saturday night and had a car that was capable of winning. But during a caution, as the cars headed to pit road, so did an errant ambulance. As drivers swerved and slammed on their brakes to avoid the ...

SU Football Notebook: Bauserman, Hornets’ offense off to a torrid start

WINCHESTER – If you talked to anyone associated with Shenandoah University’s offensive unit in the preseason, they would’ve told you the Hornets’ have a veteran group loaded with weapons for junior quarterback Hayden Bauserman. In short, the expectations were high for an offense that ...

Athlete of the Week: Dyer grows into QB role for Falcons

WOODSTOCK – Central High School head football coach Mike Yew eased quarterback Zeb Dyer into the starting role as a sophomore in 2016 – “spoon-fed” him, as Yew put it on Wednesday afternoon. A year later, Dyer has taken the next step for the Falcons in football’s most scrutinized ...

Prep scores: Sept. 13

Wednesday’s results Boys cross country Madison County, Page County, SVA at Central Team scores: 1. Central 19, 2. Page County 53, 3. Madison County 56, 4. SVA 120. Central individual leaders: 1. Gus Wightman (16:30), 2. Sawyer Lucy-Speidel (17:21), 3. Chase Rimel (17:25), 5. Colin ...

Photographer wins four awards at SNPA-Inland convention

Northern Virginia Daily photographer Rich Cooley won four Readers' Choice awards at the Southern Newspapers Publishers Association-Inland annual meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Tuesday. Cooley took first place in spot news photography, first place and third place in features ...

Recreation Events

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:    Still Standing 5k Shenandoah Valley Runners will sponsor the Still Standing 5k at 9 a.m. Saturday at Skyline High School, 151 Skyline Vista Drive, Front Royal. Packet pickup and race day registration ...

JMU Football Notebook: Running backs take on different role in Dukes’ win

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University's running backs had to take on a little bit of a different role in last weekend's 52-10 victory over East Tennessee State University. The Bucanneers typically went with eight or nine guys in the box to try to stop JMU's run game. The Dukes had to rely ...

Prep scores: Sept. 12

Tuesday's results Golf Central 173, George Mason 203 Central at George Mason Individual leaders: Central: Sam Shifflett 41, Luke Estep 42, Coy Jimenez 45, Brandon Davis 45, Jared Rice 45, Mike French 47. Skyline Invitational Individual results: Warren County: Joseph Sorge 83, Jacob ...

Hawks drop heartbreaker to James Wood in OT

FRONT ROYAL – The shifts between the highs and lows were frequent and extreme for Skyline High School’s football team in Friday night’s home game against Northwestern District foe James Wood. The Hawks opened the game with a 14-0 lead before surrendering 22 unanswered points. On the ...

Special teams helps lead way for Warriors in rout

STEPHENS CITY -- T.J. Washington was happily surprised on Friday night. The Sherando junior admitted after Friday's 77-7 victory over Broadway that he was a little surprised that the Gobblers kept punting the ball right to him during the first half. Washington ran two punts back for ...