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Wildcats force three turnovers, run away from Dragons in second half

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County High School’s football team let William Monroe hang around in the first half after taking a quick lead Friday night. The second half belonged entirely to the Wildcats. Warren County’s defense forced three turnovers in the second half to set up a trio of ...

Defense dominates, Schor breaks school record in JMU victory

HARRISONBURG -- Another dominant defensive performance led to yet another James Madison University football win. The Dukes won their 20th straight game, with a 21-0 victory over the University of New Hampshire on Saturday. "It was a great effort by our defense," JMU junior cornerback Rashad ...

Hornets shake off slow start to pound Apprentice

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team wanted a get-right game against non-conference foe Apprentice School on Saturday afternoon. What it got was more sluggishness before eventually getting things back into gear. The scuffling Builders gave SU a game for most of the first half ...

Football roundup: Rams hit big plays to top Madison County

Strasburg High School’s football team found itself trailing Madison County in the second quarter on Friday night, but the Rams hit a string of big plays to score 26 unanswered points in a 34-14 Bull Run District win. Trailing 14-8 midway through the second quarter, Strasburg (5-4, 2-1 Bull ...

Dukes will have very young men’s basketball squad this season

HARRISONBURG -- It will be a different looking team this season for James Madison University's men's basketball team. The Dukes return only two players from last year's squad. JMU head coach Louis Rowe said that he hopes the team will play with the same energy and passion that they had last ...

Recreation Events

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held: 10K The Jim Schatz Memorial 10K (formerly the Loudoun 10K Race) will be held Nov. 12 at Camp Highroad, 21164 Steptoe Hill Road, Middleburg. The race benefits Boulder Crest Retreat, the nation’s first privately ...

Warriors fall flat in district tournament loss to James Wood

WINCHESTER – Sherando High School volleyball coach James Minney had hoped the momentum his team had built from a five-set loss to Handley last Friday night would spill over into Monday’s Class 4 Northwestern District tournament quarterfinal matchup against James Wood. Instead, the Warriors ...

MMA postgrad hoops reloaded for another national title hunt

WOODSTOCK – Chad Myers has led Massanutten Military Academy’s postgraduate boys basketball program to the invitation-only National Prep Championship in each of his three seasons as the Colonels’ head coach. Early indications suggest MMA is reloaded and ready to make another run at a ...

Dukes facing familiar CAA opponent

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University will be facing a very familiar Colonial Athletic Association football opponent today. The Dukes will host New Hampshire at Bridgeforth Stadium at 3:30 p.m. in JMU's homecoming game,  the third time in the last two season the two teams will have ...

Hornets hoping to right the ship against Apprentice

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team stumbled in Old Dominion Athletic Conference play for the first time this season last weekend, and now the Hornets get a chance to correct themselves without the added pressure of league play. SU takes a rare late-October break from ODAC ...

Prep scores: Oct. 28

Saturday's results Football Norfolk Christian Academy 42, R-MA 0 Volleyball Bull Run District tournament Quarterfinals Rappahannock County 3, Strasburg 1 (23-25, 25-19, 25-11, 26-24) Clarke County 3, Central 0 (25-13, 25-12, 25-19) Friday's late results Football Falcons 21, ...

Rams ready for pivotal district matchup at Madison County

STRASBURG – Strasburg High School’s football team has a showdown with red-hot Central looming next week, but that rivalry matchup could mean little for the Rams if they don’t take care of business tonight at Madison County. The Rams hit the road for a 7:30 p.m. Bull Run District ...

Skyline ready for tough road challenge against Tigers

FRONT ROYAL -- Skyline faces a tough task tonight when the Hawks take on Northwestern District foe Brentsville on the road. One thing that really stands out for Skyline football coach Heath Gilbert watching film on Brentsville is their aggressiveness. "You start with the defensive side and ...

Undefeated Falcons set for showdown with Gladiators

WOODSTOCK -- Central is facing one of its toughest opponents tonight when the Falcons host Riverheads. The Gladiators are the defending Class 1 state champions, but are coming off their first loss of the season to Robert E. Lee. "(Riverheads) Coach (Robert) Casto's done good things down ...

Generals looking for win in final regular season game

QUICKSBURG -- Stonewall Jackson is looking to end its regular season on a positive note. The Generals will play at Buffalo Gap tonight in a Shenandoah District football contest, before having a bye next week. It's the last game for the Generals before heading into the Class 1, Region B ...

Warriors prepped to begin late playoff push against Fauquier

STEPHENS CITY – Sherando High School’s football team has won two straight games but actually dropped a spot this week to No. 5 in the latest playoff rankings for Region 4C, which sends its top six teams into the postseason. However, the Warriors have no reason to panic. As head coach ...

Wildcats focused only on Monroe, not the playoff implications

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County High School’s football team could strengthen its claim to a top-four seed in the VHSL Region 3B playoffs against William Monroe on tonight, but the Wildcats aren’t exactly entering the Class 3 Northwestern District matchup with that approach. Far from it, in ...

JMU’s Urquhart following in father’s footsteps

HARRISONBURG -- Cornell Urquhart didn't have to look very far for inspiration as a football player. The JMU senior defensive tackle said he's always looked up to his father, Cornell Urquhart Sr., who played for Virginia Tech's football team from 1982-84. "He's probably the biggest influence ...

Dukes looking to fill scoring void left by Hall

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University's women's basketball coach Sean O'Regan was as surprised as anyone when the Dukes were picked to win the Colonial Athletic Association this season by the CAA coaches. The Dukes only lost one starter from last year's team, which finished second in the ...