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Stonewall Jackson High School

District tussle: Generals survive slow start for victory

By Jeremy Stafford - jstafford@nvdaily.com QUICKSBURG -- About midway through the third quarter, it was palpably and lamentably clear that Stonewall Jackson juniors Cassie Conley and Ashlie Clar were both in the midst of a shooting slump. Conley approached the slump like the veteran she is, ...

Defense ignites Falcons to win

By Jerry Holsworth - sports@nvdaily.com QUICKSBURG -- For 13 minutes Thursday, Stonewall Jackson looked like a team on its way to a stunning upset of Central in girls basketball. The Generals were beating the undefeated Falcons press with ease and scoring at will. But with 3:42 left in the ...

Second-half surge carries Falcons over Generals

By Greg Brill - sports@nvdaily.com QUICKSBURG -- As the first half slipped under two minutes Thursday night, Stonewall Jackson guard Russell Hill pulled up just shy of the foul line and drained a jumper. The Generals were jumping for joy, cutting Shenandoah District rival Central's lead to ...

Power rankings: Girls basketball

Daily Staff - sports@nvdaily.com The Northern Virginia Daily Sports staff collaborated to create a girls basketball top 10 list. Each staffer voted, with 10 points being awarded to the top ranked team, nine to the No. 2 team and so on. Numbers in parenthesis indicate where each team was last ...

Prep roundup: Dec. 21

Daily Staff Reports - sports@nvdaily.com SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. -- Millbrook's Courtni Green tallied a double-double to lead the Pioneers to a 70-49 girls basketball victory over Jefferson (W.Va.) on Tuesday. Green tied for the game high with 20 points and added 13 rebounds in the ...

Gladiators turn back Generals

By Robert Edmonds - sports@nvdaily.com QUICKSBURG -- The Riverheads offense was slowed by a stingy Stonewall Jackson defense Tuesday night as the Generals hosted their high-octane opponent. Unfortunately for the Generals, they could not generate enough offense of their own to find a ...

Big man on campus: Ryan improves by training with competition

By Brian Eller -- beller@nvdaily.com QUICKSBURG -- It takes a big man to admit when he's been defeated. It takes an even bigger one to look the opponent who defeated him in the eye and ask for help. Lucas Ryan is that man. As Stonewall Jackson's heavyweight wrestler, Ryan has had the rare ...

Sluggish Generals fall to Bulldogs

By Tommy Keeler Jr. - tkeeler@nvdaily.com QUICKSBURG -- The good news for Stonewall Jackson was its defense held Luray in check throughout its Shenandoah District game on Saturday. The bad news was the Generals offense was nonexistent. The Generals, playing without top scorer Ashlie Clar, ...

Daily Power Rankings: Dec. 16

Daily Staff - sports@nvdaily.com The Northern Virginia Daily Sports staff collaborated to create a girls basketball top 10 list. Each staffer voted, with 10 points being awarded to the top ranked team, nine to the No. 2 team and so on. Numbers in parenthesis indicate where each team was last ...

Perfect execution: Host Stonewall Jackson goes unbeaten in quad

By Brian Eller - beller@nvdaily.com QUICKSBURG -- A young girl darted across the gymnasium, running outside where John Quinlan's mom had escaped for a moment. The girl was trying to let Quinlan's mom know her son was about to take the mat, representing Stonewall in the 215-pound weight ...

Wildcats go undefeated in wrestling duals

By Dennis Atwood - sports@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- Junior Lucas Ryan won all five of his wrestling matches by pins in the 285-pound class for Stonewall Jackson in the Warren County Duals meet Saturday. In spite of the stellar performance, Ryan says he still isn't where he wants to be in his ...

Strasburg slips past Generals

By Greg Brill - sports@nvdaily.com STRASBURG -- Sometimes you've just got to respect your opponent a little better. At least that was the feeling Strasburg boys basketball coach Millson French had Friday night after his Rams had to fight off a Stonewall Jackson team that has gone two years ...

Generals rout rival Strasburg

By Dennis Atwood - sports@nvdaily.com QUICKSBURG -- There was one certainty about the Strasburg Rams at Stonewall Jackson Generals non-district girls basketball game Thursday night: One of the teams would earn its first victory of the young season. All of the Generals' four losses came ...

Eagles set to defend regional title

By Brian Eller beller@nvdaily.com BERRYVILLE -- There's a storm brewing inside the wrestling room at Clarke County, a perfect mixture of senior experience and fresh new faces, eager to prove their worth on the mat. Regional champions and state qualifiers are back for another season, while the ...

Dynamic Duo: New faces could lead Warriors to title

By Jeremy Stafford -- jstafford@nvdaily.com STEPHENS CITY -- Kevin Reed used to wear Raider blue and yellow. Now he wears Warrior red. Erin Drumheller used to wear Judges maroon. Now she wears Warrior red. Megan Sirbaugh, Briana Hudnall and Keyaira Newman all took last winter off -- and ...

Prep roundup: Dec. 3

Daily Staff Reports - sports@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- Millbrook's Devin Call buried a pair of 3-pointers en route to a 19-point performance to lead the Pioneers to a 68-59 victory over visiting Forest Park on Friday. Rze Culbreath added 12 points for the Pioneers, who were playing their ...

Boys basketball preview: Veteran Hawks expect to contend in district

By Tommy Keeler Jr. - tkeeler@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- As the boys basketball season went on, Skyline got better and better last year. The Hawks put together win after win, finished as co-regular season champions and advanced to the regionals for the second straight year. This season, the ...

Prep roundup: Dec. 2

Daily Staff Reports - sports@nvdaily.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- Erin Drumheller poured in a game-high 21 points to lead Sherando to a 56-44 girls basketball victory over host Washington on Thursday. Drumheller also had 13 steals for the Warriors, who improved to 2-0 this season. Also for ...

Hornets cruise past Stonewall

By Dennis Atwood - sports@nvdaily.com QUICKSBURG -- The Stonewall Jackson Generals hosted the Wilson Memorial Hornets in a non-district season-opening boys basketball contest for both squads Wednesday night. The Group AA Hornets employed a full-court, man-to-man press nearly the entire game, ...

Ayers captures second state title

By Brian Eller beller@nvdaily.com THE PLAINS -- Katlyn Ayers doesn't like it when an opponent is close behind. For some runners, having somebody on their heels might serve as motivation to keep pushing harder and harder, but that doesn't work for Ayers. If it were up to the Strasburg junior, ...