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Crist’s stint as Wildcats’ head football coach over

Steven Crist will not return as the head football coach at Warren County High School next season, according to school athletic director Ed Dike. Dike said Thursday evening that Crist’s stint as the Wildcats’ head coach has come to an end about a month and a half after Crist completed his ...

Wildcats claim team title

BROADWAY – Warren County High School’s wrestling team anticipated getting a shot at Freedom (South Riding), a team ranked 24th in the state by the Virginia Wrestling Association, when it hit the road for the annual Lou Nagy Memorial Duals at Broadway High School on Thursday. Shortly upon ...

Making it look easy

WINCHESTER – Before he is through, Sherando High School award-winning wrestler John Borst may become the most decorated mat man in Winchester and Frederick County history – if he is not already. But the interesting thing about Borst, who won at the Willie Walters/Jaye Copp Holiday ...

Miscues plague Falcons

WOODSTOCK – Central hung with undefeated Madison County for the first period, but then turnovers helped the Mountaineers pull away. Madison County used a big second period to defeat Central, 90-51, in Bull Run District boys basketball action Thursday night. “I knew going into this ...

Prep scores: Dec. 22

Thursday’s results Boys basketball Mountaineers 90, Falcons 51 Madison County 18 25 22 25 — 90 Central 10 8 19 14 — 51 Madison County (7-0, 3-0 Bull Run) Smith 7 11-17 26, Twyman 8 1-1 15, Swink 3 2-2 9, Lewis 3 4-4 15, Alexander 4 2-3 10, Breckenridge 1 2-2 5, Turner 2 2-2 8. ...

Athlete of the Week: Stonewall’s Dotson taking his game to the next level

QUICKSBURG – Nick Dotson wanted to improve his athleticism. The Stonewall Jackson junior achieved his goal and the Generals' boys basketball team is reaping the benefits this season. Dotson said he began training at Next Level Athletic Development in Harrisonburg. He's worked with a ...

Athlete of the Week: Reid hitting her stride on the court for Rams

STRASBURG – It wasn’t that Christyan Reid felt overwhelmed or uncomfortable playing as a freshman on Strasburg High School’s varsity girls basketball team at the beginning of the season. She grew accustomed to competing against older players as a member of the Winchester Rising Stars AAU ...

VHSL All-State Group 4A Football team

VHSL All-State Group 4A Football team Offensive Player of the Year: Noah Beckley, Salem Defensive Player of the Year: Riley Fox, Salem Coach of the Year: Steve Magenbauer, Salem Offense First team Pos. Player School Year QB Noah Beckley Salem Sr. C Travon ...

Craig Murto: Saving weekly racers money

It's almost universally agreed that there's a constant need to save weekly racers money. The theory, of course, is that if you save racers money, and save it in the right areas, you'll eventually find yourself with more weekly racers who can afford to race each week. Higher car counts, which ...

Bright leads Yellow Jackets past Rams

STRASBURG – Strasburg struggled in the second period Wednesday night and couldn’t recover. The Rams didn’t make a basket in the second period and lost to Moorefield (West Virginia), 69-52, in non-district boys basketball action. Moorefield point guard Varsey Bright, who transferred ...

Prep scores: Dec. 21

Wednesday’s results Boys basketball Yellow Jackets 69, Rams 52 Moorefield 22 10 22 15 — 69 Strasburg 16 1 13 22 — 52 Moorefield (2-2) Landes 2 2-2 7, Sirk 1 0-3 2, Bright 9 11-11 31, Williams 1 3-4 5, Harper 1 2-2 5, Baker 4 4-5 12, Haggerty 2 2-2 6, Vance 0 1-2 1. Totals 20 ...

Panthers knock Redskins out of wild-card position

Cam Newton and the Panthers stuck it to Josh Norman and the Redskins, helping the Buccaneers and Packers improve their playoff chances. Carolina's 26-15 victory at Washington on Monday night knocked the Redskins out of the NFC's second wild-card position and kept the Panthers in the race ...

JMU Football Notebook: Millbrook grad Gray comes up big for Dukes in semis

HARRISONBURG – James Madison University sophomore kicker Tyler Gray hasn't had the easiest of seasons, but the 2015 Millbrook graduate came through when his team needed it the most last week. Gray kicked a career-long 45-yard field goal to put JMU on top for good in its 27-17 victory over ...

Borst tackles adversity in title run through Beast of the East

STEPHENS CITY – John Borst offered a glimpse into his list of goals for his senior wrestling season at Sherando High School last month and pointed to two high-profile tournaments that dominated his focus – the prestigious Beast of the East and Escape the Rock events. Borst tackled the first ...

2016 All-Region 4A West Football Team

Offensive Player of the Year: Noah Beckley, Salem Defensive Player of the Year: Riley Fox, Salem Coach of the Year: Steve Magenbauer, Salem First Team Offense Pos. Name School Year QB Noah Beckley Salem Sr. C E.J. Boldin John Champe Sr. OL Tommy Christ Dominon Sr. OL Cameron ...

Warriors rally to top Wolverines

STEPHENS CITY – Sherando High School girls basketball coach Mike Marsh said the Warriors had studied game film of Woodgrove ahead of the teams’ matchup Tuesday night. He would remark shortly after the game that the team Sherando had prepared for and the team that actually started the ...

Third period dooms Generals in loss to Cougars

QUICKSBURG – Stonewall Jackson hung tough with Stuarts Draft for most of the night, but a strong third period by the Cougars was the difference. The Generals tried to rally in the fourth period but came up short in a 114-94 loss to the Cougars in Shenandoah District boys basketball action ...

Prep scores: Dec. 20

Tuesday’s results Boys basketball Cougars 114, Generals 94 Stuarts Draft 33 24 37 20 — 114 Stonewall Jackson 22 27 20 25 — 94 Stuarts Draft (3-1, 1-1 Shenandoah) Peck 3 1-2 9, McCampbell 5 0-0 14, McGann 4 2-2 12, Rader 1 1-2 4, White 3 3-4 11, Custard 4 2-2 13, Ruiz-Haynes 5 5-8 ...

Recreation Leagues

Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation Department Men's basketball Division 1/2 Standings: TBD 4-0; Not Guilty 4-0; Buck's Bombers 3-0; MOJO 3-0; Thomas Family Dentistry 2-1; Duane Patton Masonry 2-2; SCOGS 1-3; Wiseley Law 1-3; Saved by the Bench 0-3; Haun-Magruder 0-4; ATI ...