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Rohrbaugh named new Sherando track, field coach

Sherando High School announced Wednesday that T.J. Rohrbaugh has been named the new head outdoor boys and girls track coach at the school. Rohrbaugh replaces Jamie McCarty, whose contract was not renewed for this season. McCarty had been the head coach for the last two years. Rohrbaugh is a ...

Prep scores: Sept. 5

Wednesday's results Golf Dragons 163, Wildcats 175 William Monroe at Warren County Individual results: Warren County, David Kelly 39, Michael Silek 43, Joey Sorge 45, Lance Nalls 48.

Falcons cruise past Generals in shortened game

QUICKSBURG - Central’s 42-0 non-district football victory over Stonewall Jackson on Friday night had a bizarre start and ending, but the Falcons accomplished what they wanted to. The game was played without lights and a scoreboard to start the game due to a power outage. The power came ...

Special teams blunders sink Rams against Luray

LURAY – Strasburg’s football team headed to Luray on Friday night seeking to avenge a lopsided loss to the Bulldogs in 2017. A pair of decisive special teams plays derailed the Rams’ shot at doing that. Moments after Strasburg finally seized some momentum with a long touchdown pass from ...

Prep scores: Sept. 4

Tuesday's results Golf Rams 165, Mountaineers 178 Madison County at Strasburg at Blue Ridge Shadows Individual results: Strasburg: Jack Burr 40, Austin Stickles 41, Drew Thomas 42, Satchel Roller 42, Colin Kosubinsky 44, James Burr 46. Skyline, Brentsville at William Monroe Team scores: ...

Shenandoah opens season with win over Methodist

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Shenandoah University’s football team picked up a win in its season opener for the fifth straight season, beating Methodist, 48-33, in a non-conference game at Monarch Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Hornets (1-0) scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special ...

Hornets QB Bauserman determined to be ‘best I can be’ in final season

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team entered preseason camp needing to answer some questions about its offense: How would the Hornets reload their receiving corps? Who would step into the running back rotation? What players would fill out the rest of the offensive line around ...

SU heads to Methodist to open season with unfamiliar opponent

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University opens up the 2018 season this afternoon, and the Hornets do so against a team they know very little about. SU travels to Fayetteville, North Carolina, to take on Methodist University in a 1 p.m. kickoff at Monarch Stadium, pitting the former USA South foes ...

Many reasons why football is in decline in Virginia

There's no question that football across America is on the decline. According to numbers listed on the National Federation of State High School Associations, the number of participants playing football in 2017 dropped by 2 percent with 21,465 fewer players than in 2016. Although it was a ...

Former coaches shocked by decline of two powerhouse programs

Just 15 years ago, Park View High School in Sterling and Manassas Park High School were two of the top football programs in Virginia. This season neither will field a varsity football team. Park View announced in early August that it did not have enough players to field a team, and just a ...

VHSL mulls making changes to help football programs

With three schools, Charles City, Manassas Park and Park View canceling their football seasons, Virginia High School League Executive Director Billy Haun said he understands changes need to be made. The Strasburg graduate said that over the next year the league will look at a lot of different ...

After lopsided loss in 2017, Rams ready for rematch with Luray

STRASBURG – Da’Neil Holliday probably spoke for many of Strasburg’s football players when he shook his head and said, “I did not like that game at all.” He was referring to the Rams’ 2017 loss to Luray, during which the Bulldogs came into Ram Stadium in Week 2 and trampled ...

Hawks hunting sharper mental focus as they head to Broadway

FRONT ROYAL – While Skyline’s football team has prepared for its opponents during the first two weeks of the regular season, the Hawks have also been fighting their own internal battles. Senior running back/defensive back Ty Clingerman and senior two-way lineman Marcel Roy each said on ...

Bragging rights on line for Generals, Falcons

Despite recent results in the Shenandoah County rivalry, tonight’s Central at Stonewall Jackson contest is still meaningful to the players and the coaches. Stonewall Jackson’s program is down, while Central’s program is at the top but records don’t mean a lot when it comes to ...

Wildcats ready to bounce back from tough loss

FRONT ROYAL ― After losing a heartbreaking game last week, Warren County has to rebound quickly against a tough opponent ― Kettle Run ― in the Wildcats' home opener tonight. The Wildcats are coming off of a 15-14 football loss to Handley, in which the Judges won in the final minute of ...

Despite losses, Hornets expect no drop in talent at receiver

WINCHESTER – No offensive position group on Shenandoah University’s football team experienced as much roster turnover as the wide receivers. Three of the Hornets’ top six receivers from last season are gone, a group that included Mike Ashwell, who caught 80 passes in 2017 and graduated ...

Warriors ready to face improved Jefferson squad

STEPHENS CITY - The Jefferson (W.Va.) football team went winless in 2017, but it appears the Cougars mean business in 2018. Down 22-0 last week against Millbrook, Jefferson was a two-point conversion away from tying the game at 28. The Pioneers went on to win 30-26. The Cougars - who lost ...