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Luray bullies Rams in blowout victory

STRASBURG – Strasburg High School's football players knew they were going to face a unique offense against Luray’s physical old-school wing-T formation. The Rams likely don’t want to see another offense like that any time soon. The Bulldogs piled up 452 yards on the ground while three ...

Special teams, passing game shine for Falcons in win over Generals

WOODSTOCK -- A play that could have turned into disaster turned golden for Central's Kyle Clanton on Friday night. Stonewall Jackson punter Blake McCourt sent a punt to the Central 1-yard line where Clanton fielded it. However, Clanton collided with teammate Varsey Bright as he began to run. ...

JMU Football Notebook: Johnson has big game in return from injury

HARRISONBURG -- Cardon Johnson couldn't have scripted a better first game in his comeback this season. The James Madison University redshirt senior running back had 265 yards rushing on 17 carries and two touchdowns in the Dukes' 34-14 win over East Carolina University last weekend. Johnson ...

Prep scores: Sept. 5

Tuesday's results Golf Stonewall Jackson, Clarke County at Central At Bryce Resort (Par 36), Basye Team scores: 1. Central 165, 2. Clarke County 167, 3. Stonewall Jackson 192. Low-medalist: Sam Shifflett, Central, 37. Individual scores: Central: Sam Shifflett 37, Jared Rice 42, Coy ...

Gerald Almy: Three new books for sportsmen

If you’re looking for some good reading from an actual book, instead of on the internet, three fine works have crossed my desk recently that might be of interest to Shenandoah Valley hunters, fishermen and conservationists. One is on the experiences of wildlife biologists in the field, one on ...

Hornets race past Gallaudet in season opener

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University head football coach Scott Yoder said multiple times during preseason practice that the timing within the Hornets’ offense appeared slightly off. SU made some strides toward midseason form in Saturday’s season opener at home against Gallaudet. The ...

Hokies hold off Mountaineers in season opener

LANDOVER, Maryland -- When Virginia Tech needed it the most the Hokies' defense delivered. The Hokies fought off a last-minute drive by West Virginia University on Sunday night for a thrilling 31-24 football victory at FedEx Field. "I thought it was a well-played football game for both ...

Johnson excited to be back on field for Dukes

HARRISONBURG -- It was a simple play, but it was a significant moment. Several weeks ago, James Madison University tailback Cardon Johnson caught a screen pass and sprinted approximately 60 yards to the end zone in a JMU practice and celebrated with his teammates. It was Cardon's first play of ...

JMU faces big test against East Carolina

HARRISONBURG -- The reigning Football Championship Subdivision national champions will have quite a challenge when they open their season. James Madison University opens on the road tonight at East Carolina University, a Football Bowl Subdivision school. Head coach Mike Houston said facing ...

Hornets open season against familiar foe in Gallaudet

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team has thrived in Week 1 matchups against Gallaudet University over the last three years. SU gets another shot at a strong season debut on Saturday night. The Hornets host the Bison in a 7 p.m. non-conference game at Shentel Stadium, ...

Inexperienced Warriors take strides in volleyball win over TA

Sherando High School volleyball coach James Minney said he expected his young team to experience growing pains early the season, and the Warriors have. But Thursday’s match against Turner Ashby – the first home game of the season for Sherando – showed that progress is also being ...

Falcons, Generals ready for county showdown

For the second straight week Stonewall Jackson's football team will be taking on a Shenandoah County rival as the Generals play at Central tonight at 7:30 p.m. The Falcons are coming off a victory over Skyline, while the Generals are coming off a tough loss to Shenandoah County rival ...

Warriors looking to build off opening victory against Cougars

STEPHENS CITY -- Sherando coach Bill Hall was pleased with how his team performed in the season opener last week, but he wants his team to keep improving as the Warriors get ready to play at Jefferson, West Virginia. Hall said his team needs to understand that they have to work hard in ...

Hawks will see familiar offense when they face Gobblers

FRONT ROYAL -- Skyline will see a familiar offense when it takes the field for tonight's non-district football game against Broadway. The Gobblers run the read-option offense just like the Hawks do. Skyline coach Heath Gilbert said he hopes it will help his defense that they are used to ...

Wildcats expecting physical fight at Kettle Run

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County High School’s football team continues its early-season skirmishes against opponents of a higher classification on Friday night. One week after falling a point shy to Handley in the season opener, the Wildcats travel to Kettle Run for a 7 p.m. kickoff in what ...

Rams kick off football home opener against Luray

STRASBURG – Strasburg High School’s football team rolled through Stonewall Jackson in its season opener last week, and now the Rams anticipate that a more physical matchup awaits them in their first home game of 2017. Strasburg hosts Luray at 7:30 p.m. Friday in a non-district contest ...

Recreation Calendar: Aug. 30

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held: Cruise in The Helltown Cruisers will hold a cruise in from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Gazebo in Front Royal. Half marathon The inaugural Shenandoah half marathon will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday in ...

Athlete of the Week: Sherando’s Washington starts season off with a bang

STEPHENS CITY -- Some Sherando players had a request for T.J. Washington before the Warriors game with James Wood last Friday -- and the junior running back delivered. He took the opening kickoff 97 yards and returned it for a touchdown, the first of six for him on the night in a 58-8 victory ...

Craig Murto: NASCAR’s newest winner not new to sport

It only took 256 races, but Jeremy Clements is a winner in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series. The 32-year-old driver from Spartanburg, South Carolina, started 24th in the 40-car field on Sunday at Road America, the 14-turn, 4.084-mile road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. No Cup drivers ...