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Woodstock connection leads Australian hoops team to MMA visit

WOODSTOCK – Greg Jones first visited Woodstock in 1992, at which time he was recruiting former Central High School basketball standout Greg Gibson for a semi-professional league in Australia and wanted to meet with then-Falcons coach Jerry Walters. The 65-year-old Aussie, who formed a fast ...

VHSL Group 1A All-State Baseball Team

Player of the Year: Austin Smallwood, Eastside Coach of the Year: Eric Altizer, Auburn First Team Pos. Name School Year P Hunter Williams Windsor Sr. P Austin Smallwood Eastside Sr. P Cole Holsinger Stonewall Jackson Sr. C Kyle Altizer Auburn Sr. 1B Cole ...

VHSL Group 2A All-State Baseball Team

Player of the Year: Hunter Brown, John Battle Coach of the Year: Jacob Waller, Dan River First Team Pos. Name School Year P Carson Bell Washington & Lee Jr. P Desmond Austin Virginia High Sr. P Raleigh Duffer Randolph-Henry Sr. C Jacob Day Page County Jr. 1B Bryce ...

Strasburg has high expectations for Valley League season

STRASBURG -- It's a new season, many new faces, but expectations are still high for the Strasburg Express. The two-time defending Valley Baseball League champions are off to a slow start, but still optimistic about the season. "It's early. We gotta finish getting some players up in to town ...

Cardinals off to strong start in VBL

FRONT ROYAL -- The Front Royal Cardinals have good reason for high expectations this season. The Cardinals fell just short of making the Valley Baseball League Championship series last year, losing to Strasburg in the North Division finals. This year the Cardinals have a lot of depth and ...

All-Region 2A East Baseball team

All-Region 2A East Baseball team Player of the Year: Carson Bell, Washington & Lee Coach of the Year: Wes Farkas, Goochland First team Pos. Player School Year P Carson Bell Washington & Lee Jr. P Raleigh Duffer Randolph-Henry Jr. P Tristan Eppard Page Co. Jr. C Jacob Day Page ...

Gerald Almy: Fly fishing for panfish

Dogwoods bloomed along the river’s edge and wood ducks squealed plaintively as the olive johnboat drifted too close for comfort. A squirrel barked angrily from a white oak and the muted sound of a gobbler drifted down from a nearby ridge. It was easy for our eyes to roam from their casting ...

All-Group 4A Baseball team

All-Group 4A Baseball team Co-Players of the Year: Will Merriken, Kettle Run; Ryan Devine, Jamestown Coach of the Year: Randy Tomlin, Liberty Christian Academy First team Pos. Player School Year P Grant Johnson LCA Sr. P Ryan Devine Jamestown Sr. P Antonio Balducci Hanover Sr. C Kevin ...

Generals fall to Auburn in state championship game

RADFORD – The magical postseason run for Stonewall Jackson High School’s baseball team ended on Saturday morning one win away from the program’s first state championship. The Generals, who blasted their way through the Virginia High School League Group 1A state semifinals on Friday, ...

Seniors serve as ‘cornerstones’ in Stonewall’s historic run

RADFORD – Back in 2014, as Stonewall Jackson High School’s baseball team saw its season end in the Conference 35 tournament semifinals against Strasburg, head coach Mike Lenox was wrapping up what would be his final postgame interview of the season by mentioning the young talent he had on ...

Warriors fall short in girls tennis state final

Sherando's record-breaking season came to an end Saturday in the Group 4A girls tennis state final. The Warriors pushed the match to doubles, but fell, 5-1, to undefeated Hanover on the courts at Roanoke College in Salem. "I could not have been more proud of the way the girls battled," ...

Prep scores: June 10

Saturday's results Baseball VHSL Group 1A state tournament Championship Eagles 6, Generals 0 Auburn 120 200 1 – 6 10 0 Stonewall Jackson 000 000 0 – 0 2 2 A: Akers and K. Altizer. SJ: Dotson, Somers (3) and Moomaw. WP – Akers; LP – Dotson. Records: Stonewall Jackson ...

Generals roll through Eastside to reach program’s first state championship

PULASKI – The 2017 high school baseball season has brought with it a few milestones for Stonewall Jackson. It has included the Generals’ first regional tournament appearance since 1995, and the program’s first-ever Virginia High School League state tournament game. It will now feature ...

Bottom third of Stonewall’s lineup provides spark in historic win

PULASKI – Stonewall Jackson High School’s baseball team did damage from the top to the bottom of its lineup in Friday’s 11-3 win over Eastside in the Virginia High School League Group 1A state tournament semifinals at Calfee Park. But it was the bottom third of the Generals’ order that ...

Stonewall seniors share special graduation ceremony on baseball diamond

PULASKI – Stonewall Jackson High School senior Cole Holsinger said the talks about the Generals’ five baseball seniors having their own graduation ceremony on the diamond began with the start of the 2017 season. Early on Friday morning, the Generals were one win away from making that ...

Warriors ready to face Hanover in state finals

STEPHENS CITY -- Sherando faces its biggest challenge of the season Saturday. The Warriors will square off with Hanover in the Group 4A girls tennis state championship at 10 a.m. at Roanoke College. Both teams were in the state semifinals last year. Sherando lost in the state semifinals to ...

Prep scores: June 9

Friday's results Baseball VHSL Group 1A state tournament Semifinals Generals 11, Spartans 3 Stonewall Jackson 030 620 0 – 11 13 0 Eastside 003 000 0 – 3 2 5 SJ: Holsinger and Moomaw. E: Smallwood, Rittenberry (5) and Richards. WP – Holsinger (7-3); LP – ...

Generals staying loose ahead of semifinal

NEW MARKET – As he stood outside the third-base dugout at Rebel Park following Tuesday’s practice, Stonewall Jackson High School senior second baseman Dylan Vann was busy offering insight into what has powered the Generals’ baseball team through its deepest playoff run in school ...

Blaney delivers in clutch moments for Warriors

STEPHENS CITY -- When Sherando's girls tennis team needs a point, there's usually one player they can count on when the match is on the line -- Sarah-Beth Blaney. The junior plays at No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles for the Warriors, and throughout her career she has delivered time and again in ...

Holsinger set to lead Generals into state semifinal matchup with Eastside

NEW MARKET – Cole Holsinger has been the number one pitching option in Stonewall Jackson High School’s most important baseball games this season. The senior will be handed the ball one final time in his high school career on Friday morning, in the biggest game in the history of the ...