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Sherando’s Borst wins title at Beast of the East

Sherando High School senior John Borst added another accomplishment to his list of wrestling successes in 2016 as he claimed the 195-pound championship at the prestigious Beast of the East tournament held this past weekend at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, ...

Brunelle, Dragons run away from Rams

STRASBURG – Strasburg High School’s girls basketball team held Samantha Brunelle without a field goal for the final 14 minutes of the first half of Monday night’s game, but it was only a matter of time before William Monroe’s star sophomore got in a rhythm. Brunelle, ranked as the ...

Third-period slump costly for Hawks in loss to Eagles

FRONT ROYAL — Skyline hung with Clarke County for the first half, but a third-period slump proved costly for the Hawks. The Hawks struggled from the field in the third period, and the Eagles took advantage and pulled out a 68-60 non-district victory Monday night. “I thought we ...

Prep scores: Dec. 19

Monday’s results Boys basketball Eagles 68, Hawks 60 Clarke County 16 15 16 21—68 Skyline 14 16 8 22—60 Clarke County (5-2) McCaw 0 4-6 4, Good 10 2-5 22, Holsinger 9 1-2 19, McDonald 3 0-0 6, Rogers 4 3-4 11, Waters 1 2-2 4, Anderson 0 0-1 0, Nappi 1 0-0 2. Totals 28 12-20 ...

Dukes ready to face five-time defending champ Bison in FCS semis

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University is facing its biggest challenge of the season today as it takes on five-time defending Football Championship Subdivision champion North Dakota State on the road. The fourth-seeded Dukes will be underdogs and will try to do something no one has ever ...

Bryce Resort is making snow for slopes

Bryce Resort has kicked off its winter season and has begun to make snow, said Horst Locher, director of skiing at the southern Shenandoah County resort. “All the snow-making right now is 24 hours a day until we get that sleet or rain on Saturday. We're going all the time. We have the ...

2016 Football Offensive All-Area team

First team Hunter Entsminger, Sherando Quarterback The sophomore passed for 1,337 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also ran for 137 yards and two scores. Entsminger was a second-team All-Conference 21 West selection. Carston Shockey Running back The senior led the area with ...

2016 Football Coach of the Year: Roller guides Rams down path to success

STRASBURG – The way Mark Roller looked at it, Strasburg High School’s varsity football team had two options early in the 2016 season. The Rams could’ve succumbed to the popular outside perception – one formed as a result of their uninspired showing in their preseason scrimmage ...

Sirbaugh propels Hawks past Wildcats

FRONT ROYAL – Rachel Sirbaugh was relieved. As the final seconds ticked off the clock Friday night, the Skyline sophomore could finally relax as the Hawks held off cross-town rival Warren County, 32-30, in girls basketball action. “It was a big relief. I could take a breath,” ...

Reid’s 22 points lead Rams girls

STRASBURG – Strasburg High School's girls basketball Christyan Reid scored a career best 22 points and her Rams (3-3 overall, 1-1 Bull Run District) won for the third straight time Friday – this one an easy 46-26 victory over league rival Rappahannock (4-4, 1-1). While, Reid, a 6-foot-2 ...

Warren County snaps skid with rout of rival Skyline

FRONT ROYAL – One of two struggling boys basketball teams was guaranteed to pick up a much-needed win when Warren County hosted cross-town rival Skyline on Friday night. The Wildcats went home with something to celebrate. Warren County’s big men controlled the paint with Hawks senior ...

Prep scores: Dec. 16

Friday’s results Boys basketball Wildcats 59, Hawks 38 Skyline 6 10 7 15 – 38 Warren County 12 16 18 13 – 59 Skyline (0-7) Clingerman 1 0-0 2, Smith 2 2-2 7, Scott 3 1-2 7, Caperton 1 0-0 2, Roy 0 0-0 0, King 1 3-4 6, Guizar 2 0-0 4, Timbers 1 0-0 3, Allison 3 0-0 7. Totals ...

Athlete of the Week: Strasburg’s Miller shines in wrestling debut

STRASBURG – Before hitting the mat with Strasburg High School’s wrestling team for a couple of camps over the summer, Austin Miller hadn’t wrestled in five years, preferring basketball as his winter sport of choice. If Mike Wood hadn’t had a seat in the corner for the last three years ...

2016 Football Defensive All-Area Team

Isaiah Allen, Sherando Defensive line The sophomore finished the season with 37 total tackles, including two solo stops for the Warriors. Allen was a first team All-Conference 21 West selection. Ethan Duckworth, Strasburg Defensive line The senior was the Rams’ third ...

Falcons top Mustangs for first win of the season

WOODSTOCK – Central’s boys basketball team struggled through its first five games of the new season but the Falcons found a little bit of their shooting touch Thursday night. Central shot better than 44 percent from the floor against visiting George Mason and connected on 10 ...

Prep scores: Dec. 15

Thursday’s results Boys basketball Falcons 55, Mustangs 49 George Mason 13 15 7 14 – 49 Central 10 19 11 15 – 55 George Mason (3-2, 1-1 Conference 35) Teshome 2 4-5 8, Andrianarison 0 0-0 0, Ashton 8 1-2 20, Green 2 0-0 4, Smith 6 0-0 12, Chatterjee 2 1-1 5. Totals 20-53 6-8 ...

Craig Murto: You can’t control the weather

Stock car racing and rain are not a good combination. NASCAR may allow some of its series to put on rain tires and compete on road courses if inclement weather arrives, but stock cars on ovals do not compete in the rain. Most of the time bad weather is the scourge of fans, competitors and ...