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The following are some of the area recreational events that are being this week: Dash for Diabetes The Shenandoah Valley Runners will sponsor a Chick-fil-A Dash for Diabetes race at 8 a.m. Monday at Millbrook High School in Winchester. Featured will be a four-mile race and a kids’ one ...

Craig Murto: The Oxford 250 met expectations

There are a number of marquee short track events known throughout the country that competitors want to win and fans want to attend. The World 100 and The Dream for dirt Late Models at Eldora, Ohio, are well known. The Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals for Sprint Cars and the Chili Bowl for Midget ...

SU football notebook: Hornets facing some uncertainty with familiar foe

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team will kick off its 2016 season with an air of uncertainty surrounding a familiar opponent. The Hornets travel to Gallaudet University on Saturday night for a 7 p.m. kickoff, marking the fourth straight year the two teams will meet in the ...

Athlete of the Week: Central’s Shockey stellar in starting tailback debut

WOODSTOCK – Carston Shockey made his first-ever start at tailback for Central last week and he made the most of his debut. The Central senior scored four touchdowns and rushed for over 100 yards against Skyline. Shockey said he wouldn't have had the success he had without the help of his ...

JMU football notebook: Johnson, Abdullah to share RB duties

HARRISONBURG – James Madison University head football coach Mike Houston said on Tuesday that running backs Cardon Johnson and Khalid Abdullah will both be listed as starting running backs for Saturday's home game against Morehead State University. Houston said they were both deserving of ...

Experienced secondary could be key for Hornets

WINCHESTER – On the heels of a season in which Shenandoah University ranked near the bottom of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in most defensive categories, Hornets football coach Scott Yoder is pushing his defensive unit to perform better in what he deems critical ...

Athlete of the Week: Hotek is instant hit for Skyline cross country

FRONT ROYAL – When Carrie Hotek joined Skyline High School’s track and field team as a freshman last spring for her first venture in a running-centric sport, she dabbled in a few events. Hotek first tried the 100-meter dash but wasn’t quite fast enough to be competitive. The same held ...

Estes, Panthers down Generals

QUICKSBURG – In a Tuesday loss to Rappahannock High School, members of the Stonewall Jackson girls volleyball team saw the strength of a Bull Run District team they rarely meet in competition. Julia Estes, the 2015 Bull Run District player of the year and all-region Group A member, ...

Prep scores: Aug. 30

Tuesday’s results Golf Central 163, Madison County 185 At Greene Hills Golf Course Low-medalists: Sam Shifflett, Central; Coy Jimenez, Central, 39. Central: Sam Shifflett 39, Coy Jimenez 39, Brandon Davis 42, Jared Rice 43. Madison County: Gaines Swenk 40, John Johnson 47, Dale ...

Gerald Almy: Dove hunting without the crowds

Bring up the subject of dove hunting and many sportsmen picture images of vast fields of harvested grain surrounded by dozens of shooters waiting for birds to fly under a hot afternoon sun. If you don’t have the social connections to be invited to such festive dove shoots, or simply ...

Dukes aiming to improve defense

HARRISONBURG - The last two years have been rough for James Madison University's football team on defense. The Dukes allowed 28.7 points and 403.5 yards per game last season. Two years ago the Dukes allowed 29.0 points and 424.8 yards per game. JMU redshirt senior linebacker Gage Steele said ...

Falcons top Generals for first volleyball win since 2014

QUICKSBURG – At the beginning of the high school volleyball season, Central’s players wrote the words “finish strong” on a sticky note. Prior to Monday’s road game against Stonewall Jackson, Falcons head coach Alyssa Bane added a little bit more to her team’s adopted slogan – she ...

Early decision pays off for JMU’s Ravenel

HARRISONBURG -- Brandon Ravenel wasn't budging. When the James Madison University senior wide receiver was entering his freshman year of high school at North Stafford High School he came to a team camp at JMU and fell in love with the place. "I kind of told myself If I'm ever fortunate ...

Bauserman a more comfortable, confident QB for Hornets

WINCHESTER – There’s been a different feeling surrounding Hayden Bauserman as Shenandoah University’s football team prepares for its season opener at Gallaudet on Saturday night. Bauserman, set to begin his second season as the Hornets’ starting quarterback, said during the team’s ...

County rivals Central, Stonewall highlight busy football week

For the second straight week two Shenandoah County teams will be going toe-to-toe in high school football action this Friday. Central (1-0) plays at Stonewall Jackson (0-1) at 7 p.m. Friday in the second game of the season for both teams. The Falcons are coming off a 34-13 victory over ...

Defense sparks Judges past Wildcats

WINCHESTER --Handley's defense set the tone early and kept the momentum going the whole way on Saturday. The Judges shut down Warren County's offense in a 29-2 non-district football victory. The win snapped an 11-game losing streak for the Judges. "I think this is everything," Handley ...

Prep scores: Aug. 27

Saturday's results Football Judges 29, Wildcats 2 Warren 0 0 2 0--2 Handley 0 15 14 0--29 Second quarter H: James fumble recovery in end zone, (Marshall run), 11:54 H: Walker 3 pass from Parker (Marshall kick), 8:57 Third quarter H: Fusco-Grant 19 pass from Parker (Marshall kick), ...

Skyline girls, Central boys bring home invitational hardware

  WOODSTOCK – Sometimes it seems like runners are almost falling out of the sky for Skyline High School coach Rodger Seemiller. Seemiller helps out with coaching sprinters during spring outdoor track and this fall takes over as the head coach of the Hawks' cross-country ...

Football Preview 2016: Playing for Central special for Shockey

WOODSTOCK - Having a father as a coach, Carston Shockey grew up around Central football. Shockey was often around practices, watching the team year after year. So it's no surprise that wearing the blue and gold is pretty special for the senior. "It means the world to me, just representing ...

Football Preview 2016: Millbrook’s Kier has special hero

WINCHESTER – Millbrook fans – inside the high school and outside in the stands – consider  college football recruit P.K. Kier a hero. After all, he maintains nearly a 4.0 grade-point-average, according to his coach, and Kier also rushed for more than 1,300 yards last season in one ...