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Balanced Cardinals enjoying best record in VBL

FRONT ROYAL – Front Royal has been sitting firmly in first place in the Valley Baseball League’s North Division all season and the Cardinals have done it by being solid with both offense and pitching. The Cardinals have the best record in the entire league at 10-3, and head coach Zeke ...

Class 3 All-State Baseball team

Class 3 All-State Baseball team Player of the Year: Max Harper, Spotsylvania Coach of the Year: Travis Payne, Spotsylvania First team Pos. Player School Year P Eugene Snyder Spotsylvania Sr. P Tanner Barrs Abingdon Jr. P Derek Domecq Western Albemarle Sr. C Kevin Christy Abingdon ...

2018 Track and Field Coach of the Year: Lytton leads Falcons to golden year

WOODSTOCK – Compared to other high school sports, track and field is less team-oriented than most. There are the relay races, sure, but they’re the outliers in a sport dominated by individual performance. Even still, Central’s showed the value of a unified effort in 2018. The Falcons ...

2018 All-Area Boys Track and Field Team

First Team Isaiah Allen, Sherando Throws The junior was the runner-up in the shot put at the Class 4 state meet and placed fourth in the discus. Allen won shot put titles in the Class 4 Northwestern District and Region 4C championships. Wade Banks, Stonewall Jackson Hurdles The senior ...

2018 All-Area Girls Track and Field Team

First Team Donzailya Berg, Sherando Hurdles/Sprints The senior placed seventh in the 110-meter hurdles at the Class 4 state meet and was part of the Warriors’ all-state 4x100 relay team. That relay team won gold in the Region 4C meet. Sarah Schulte-Bunert, Warren ...

2018 Girls Tennis Coach of the Year: Smith leads Falcons to big turnaround

WOODSTOCK - Central girls tennis coach Matt Smith knew his team would be improved this season, but even he was surprised at how successful his team would be. The Falcons were one win away from a state berth, just one season removed from notching only three victories. “It was just a fabulous ...

2018 Girls Tennis All-Area team

2018 Girls Tennis All-Area team Michelle Kim, Central The freshman won the Region 2B individual singles title. She advanced to the Class 2 state semifinals, losing to the eventual state champion. Kim led the Falcons to a 12-win season. Sarah Miller, Stonewall Jackson The senior played at ...

2018 Boys Tennis All-Area team

2018 Boys Tennis All-Area team Aidan deVenoge, Warren County The junior led the Wildcats to the Region 3B semifinals. He played at No. 1 singles in his first year playing tennis. He also played in the Region 3B individual singles tournament. Parker Gregg, Sherando The junior played at the ...

Offense big strength for Express this season

STRASBURG - The bats are starting to come to life for the Strasburg Express and head coach Anthony Goncalves hopes more and more wins will soon follow. The Express started the season off slowly with five losses, but have won two of their last three Valley Baseball League contests led by a ...

River Bandits off to slow start in Valley Baseball League

WOODSTOCK - The Woodstock River Bandits are off to a rocky start in the Valley Baseball League this season. The River Bandits have lost seven straight games, and head coach Greg Keaton said there is still time to turn things around, but they need to do it soon. “There’s not much to be ...

Class 3 All-State Softball team

Class 3 All-State Softball team Player of the Year: Sydney Jacobsen, Tabb Coach of the Year: Brian Verstynen, Tabb First team Pos. Player School Year P Millie Thompson Liberty So. P Tamara Grayson Skyline Sr. P Mady Wood Southampton Jr. C Sydney Jacobsen Tabb Sr. 1B Ashley Adams Tabb ...

Craig Murto: Ban wind tunnel testing

NASCAR continues to experiment with different aerodynamic packages in order to come up with the best product for race fans. Saturday’s Xfinity Series race in Michigan used a high-downforce package much like the one used by the Cup Series in the all-star race at Charlotte. It slowed the cars ...

Recreation Events

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:   Stunt show Motorcycle stunt rider Rhett Rotten will be riding vintage motorcycles on his wooden “Wall of Death” motor drome style race track from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3:30 ...

Class 2 All-State Baseball team

Class 2 All-State Baseball team Player of the Year: T.R. Williams, Page County Coach of the Year: Wayne Comer, Page County First team Pos. Player School Year P T.R. Williams Page Co. Fr. P Tristan Eppard Page Co. Sr. P Andrew Potojecki Chatham Jr. C Kaden Warren Clarke Co. Sr. 1B ...

Class 2 All-State Girls Soccer team

Class 2 All-State Girls Soccer team Player of the Year: Danielle Toone, Clarke County Coach of the Year: George Bitadze, George Mason Pos. Player School Year F Mya Holmes Richlands Sr. F Danielle Toone Clarke Co. Sr. F Victoria Rund George Mason Sr. F Katie Smith Maggie Walker So. F ...

Cole excited for third season with Rebels

NEW MARKET – Zac Cole has become the veteran Valley Baseball League coach in the area. The New Market skipper is entering his third season at the helm of the Rebels, and he said he enjoys the league, the management team and the community. “The town of New Market treats me really well,” ...