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Prep scores: Dec. 27

Wednesday’s results Boys basketball Ram Hardwood Classic semifinals Panthers 72, Hawks 52 Page County 21 18 11 22 – 72 Skyline 0 22 13 17 – 52 Page County (5-5) Williams 5 1-1 13, Conley 3 2-2 8, Knight 3 1-3 7, Pettit 3 0-0 7, Lucas 4 0-0 9, Myers 4 3-6 11, Stidham 1 0-0 2, Hart 4 ...

Strasburg’s Alsberry off to fast start in return from injury

STRASBURG -- Last year Jaden Alsberry had to sit and watch as her Strasburg teammates played basketball. This year the sophomore guard is making up for lost time. Alsberry missed all but one game of last season due to a broken foot. But now that she's healthy, Alsberry is making a big impact ...

Improved Clingerman leading Hawks to strong start

FRONT ROYAL -- Skyline's Ty Clingerman put in extra time working on his game this season and so far it's paid off. The junior point guard for the Hawks' boys basketball team said he's worked a lot on improving his jump shot in the offseason. "I got a lot of shots up this summer," Clingerman ...

Gerald Almy: Grouse hunting missteps to avoid

In last week's column, we looked at some common errors grouse hunters make that reduce their chances for bagging this elusive brown and black quarry. Here are 10 more mistakes we should all try to avoid as we hike through the sere, gray forests this winter in search of this ...

Prep scores: Dec. 23

Saturday's results Wrestling Appalachian Duals at Skyline Team results: 2. Warren County Team scores: Warren County 57, Skyline 12; Warren County 53, Rock Ridge 21; Patrick Henry-Roanoke 36, Warren County 33.

2017 All-Area Football Offensive Team

First Team Hunter Entsminger, Sherando Quarterback The junior was the Offensive Player of the Year in the Northwestern District (Class 4) and Region 4C and was second team all-state in VHSL Class 4. Entsminger passed for 2,736 yards and 33 TDs. Ronnie Dodson, Warren County Running ...

Prep scores: Dec. 22

Friday's results Boys basketball East Rockingham 77, Stonewall Jackson 47 Individual leaders: Stonewall Jackson: Nick Dotson 17 points; Brendan Hoover 13 points. James Wood 60, Strasburg 49 Girls basketball Eagles 45, Warriors ...

Inexperienced Rams wrestling for future but expect growing pains along the way

STRASBURG – Strasburg High School’s wrestling team enjoyed great success during the first four years of Mike Wood’s tenure as head coach, due in large part to a key group of grapplers that formed the nucleus for the Rams over that span. But take a peek at this season’s roster, and ...

2017 Defensive Football All-Area Team

First Team Isaiah Allen, Sherando, Defensive line The junior was a first team All-Region 4C selection at defensive line. Allen was also a first team All-Northwestern District, Class 4 selection. He had 22 tackles this season. Declan Franklin, Central, Defensive line The junior was a first ...

Prep scores: Dec. 21

Thursday's results Boys basketball Handley 73, Skyline 34 Woodgrove 54, Warren County 38 Central 62, Jefferson (W.Va.) 54 Girls basketball Handley 41, Skyline 39 James Wood 69, Strasburg 39 Woodgrove d. Warren County

2017 All-Area Volleyball Team

First Team Britney Carter, Warren County The senior middle hitter ranked second on the team with 189 kills, a mark that also stood as the third-best in the area. Carter was a first team Class 3 All-Northwestern District and All-Region 3B selection. Morgan Coons, Warren County The junior ...

After slow start, Strasburg girls finding ways to win on the basketball court

STRASBURG – It wasn’t a textbook performance, but if Tuesday’s girls basketball game between Strasburg and Warren County high schools proved anything, it’s that the Rams are figuring out how to win. On a night that saw the Rams slog through a miserable first half, they still managed ...

Central extends winning streak with victory over Eagles

WOODSTOCK -- A statement win. That's what Central's boys basketball team had on Tuesday night as the Falcons beat East Rockingham, 66-58, in non-district action. The Falcons lost three times last year to the Eagles. Central lost to East Rockingham again in this year's season opener, 67-44, ...

Kloosterman overcomes injury to play in his final home game for Dukes

HARRISIONBURG -- Jonathan Kloosterman wasn't going to let an injury keep him from playing in his final game at Bridgeforth Stadium. The James Madison University senior tight end and 2014 Strasburg graduate suffered a knee injury in the Dukes' Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinal win ...

Sherando’s Banks signs letter of intent with Richmond

STEPHENS CITY -- Aaron Banks put in a lot of extra time in the last year, and on Wednesday he got his reward. The Sherando senior signed his letter of intent Wednesday to play football at the University of Richmond. "It feels really good," Banks said after signing in Sherando's library late ...