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Dukes not looking past Rhode Island

HARRISONBURG -  Rhode Island's football team has only won one game this season, but James Madison University head football coach Mike Houston said his team won't take the Rams lightly on homecoming day. The Dukes host Rhode Island at 3:30 p.m. today. Houston said the Rams have been playing ...

Hornets focused on keeping momentum against Cardinals

WINCHESTER – For the first time since joining the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in 2012, Shenandoah University’s football team finds itself in the thick of a conference title hunt. The Hornets trail only Washington and Lee and Randolph-Macon in the ODAC standings with three games ...

Defense sparks Strasburg’s win over Central

WOODSTOCK -- Strasburg made the plays when it mattered most Friday night on both sides of the ball. The Rams stuffed Central several times on fourth down, as they pulled off a 7-0 Bull Run District victory over the Falcons. "This was very, very big, very emotional," Strasburg senior ...

Indians edge Cubs 1-0 at Wrigley Field for 2-1 Series lead

CHICAGO — Cody Allen, Andrew Miller and the Cleveland Indians crashed a Wrigley Field party 71 years in the making. Leave it to that sensational bullpen to silence the Chicago Cubs and their revved-up fans. Allen escaped a ninth-inning jam and the Indians set a major league record with ...

Falcons, Rams set to meet on football field in county clash

The annual Shenandoah County football rivalry between Central and Strasburg will carry plenty of weight when the two teams meet in Woodstock 7:30 tonight. Both teams are very much alive for the Bull Run District title – Central is unbeaten in district play and Strasburg is 3-1 – and ...

Clarke routs Warren County

FRONT ROYAL – Clarke County High School's football team scored the first eight times it had the ball and dumped Warren County 56-7 Friday night in Bull Run District play. The Eagles, who lost to fellow-Group 2A Central High School earlier in the year, were averaging 51.3 yards in the ...

Warriors explosive in blowout over Hawks

STEPHENS CITY – Sherando High School’s football team ran just 31 offensive plays in its final home game of the season Friday night, while Skyline ran 72 offensive snaps. Sherando completed just one pass against Skyline’s 19 completions, and the Warriors had 12 first downs compared to the ...

Prep scores: Oct. 28

Friday's scores Football Clarke County 56, Warren County 7 Sherando 76, Skyline 13 Strasburg 7, Central 0 Riverheads 48, Stonewall Jackson 7

Stonewall falls to Luray

QUICKSBURG – Stonewall Jackson High School volleyball player Emily Ball did all she could on Thursday's Senior Night at the gymnasium; the problem for the senior and her teammates was that Shenandoah District/Conference rival Luray had more than one of her kind on its side of the ...

Falcons rally past Rams on senior night

WOODSTOCK – Central’s six volleyball seniors couldn’t have scripted a much better senior night than the one they had Thursday. The Falcons rallied from an early deficit and pulled out a 3-2 (11-25, 25-18, 17-25, 25-20, 15-5) victory over Shenandoah County rival Strasburg in Bull Run ...

Prep scores: Oct. 27

Thursday’s results Volleyball Central 3, Strasburg 2 Luray 3, Stonewall Jackson 0 Millbrook 3, Skyline 0 (25-12, 25-13, 25-14)

Recreation Calendar

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held: Golf Friday is the deadline to register for the Warren County Parks and Recreation doubles disc golf tournament that begins 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Rockland Park in Front Royal. The tournament is open to all ...

Athlete of the Week: Funkhouser bouncing back from injury with strong season

QUICKSBURG – LuLu Funkhouser didn't have the season she was hoping for last year. A hip injury slowed the Stonewall Jackson junior down, but this season she is back on track. Funkhouser said going through the injury last year helped motivate her even more this year. "I want to be back ...

Kluber, Perez, Indians beat Cubs 6-0 in World Series opener

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians are off to a pitch-perfect start in the World Series. The Chicago Cubs, meanwhile, fell completely flat in their first appearance since 1945. Kluber dominated into the seventh inning, Roberto Perez had four RBIs with a pair of home ...

Craig Murto: Enfinger shines at Talledega

Grant Enfinger shined in the NASCAR Camping World Truck race at Talladega, Alabama. The race marked Enfinger's seventh start in the series this season, and 13th in his career. He started from the outside pole, his best starting position since setting fast time at the season-opening round in ...

Trio of Warriors qualify for meet

WINCHESTER – In what was an otherwise disappointing day for Sherando High School’s cross country teams at the Conference 21 West championships Wednesday afternoon at the Kernstown Battlefield, the Williams siblings had something to celebrate. Warriors sophomore Stella Williams placed ...

Stonewall Jackson girls defend title

  NEW MARKET – Brandy Webb, a senior, and LuLu Funkhouser, a junior, have been running together for so long they can finish each other's sentences. And by running together, not only have the Stonewall Jackson High School girls cross-country competitors been on the same Generals ...

Mason Lucy-Speidel, Central boys win Conference 35 meet

MADISON -- Central's Mason and Sawyer Lucy-Speidel and Gus Wightman stayed in a pack together almost the whole race on Wednesday. The trio battled it out to the finish, taking the top three spots and leading Central to the boys team title in the Conference 35 cross country meet at Madison ...

SU football notebook: Hornets stressing focus during newfound success

WINCHESTER – Three games remain in the regular season for Shenandoah University’s football team and the Hornets find themselves in some largely unfamiliar territory. SU’s 33-28 win at home over Guilford last weekend – one that head coach Scott Yoder called one of the biggest wins for ...

Prep scores: Oct. 26

Wednesday’s results Boys cross country Conference 21 West meet at Kernstown Battlefield Team scores: 1. John Handley 57, 2. Millbrook 62, 3. Woodgrove 66, 4. James Wood 77, 5. Harrisonburg 87, 6. Sherando 144. Top 15: 1. Schrank (MB) 16:05.50, 2. Pettit (WG) 16:14.30, 3. Delaney (JH) ...