Shenandoah University

Hornets force five turnovers in second half to top Quakers

WINCHESTER – During his weekly meeting with the media Wednesday, Shenandoah University football coach Scott Yoder said turnover margin would play pivotal role in the Hornets’ homecoming matchup against Guilford on Saturday afternoon. Yoder stressed that ball security on SU’s part would ...

Shenandoah County football rivalry tops week’s list of local sports

A pair of local vs. local matchups highlight the high school football schedule this week, and one in particular should draw plenty of interest in Shenandoah County. Central (7-1, 4-0 Bull Run) will host rival Strasburg (6-2, 3-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in a game that will have district and ...

Hornets seeking elusive fifth win in homecoming showdown with Guilford

WINCHESTER – Four wins. That has been the peak for Shenandoah University’s football team in each of the last three seasons. In each the last two years Hornets have reached that win total with four games remaining, only to see their regular season end with a four-game losing streak both ...

SU football notebook: Hornets winning turnover battle this season

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team has not finished a season with a positive turnover margin since joining the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in 2012, and the Hornets’ coaching staff did plenty of analysis in the offseason to determine ways to improve in that aspect in ...

Hornets top Eagles for second straight ODAC road win

BRIDGEWATER – Bridgewater College has proven to be a menace to Shenandoah University during the teams’ longstanding football rivalry. The Hornets got one back on the Eagles’ home field Saturday night. SU’s defense stepped up to make a pair of key defensive stops in the red zone in ...

Hornets hoping momentum helps buck trend against Eagles

WINCHESTER – For reasons that Shenandoah University head football coach Scott Yoder can’t quite put his finger on, Bridgewater College has found ways to beat the Hornets in the teams’ longstanding rivalry. The Eagles have won each of the last two meetings against SU – including a ...

SU football notebook: Special teams shine in Hornets’ win

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team has experienced a couple hiccups on special teams through the first five games but has been solid in that aspect for much of the season. Last weekend at Emory & Henry, it can be argued that the Hornets’ special teams powered them ...

Generals and Eagles to play at JMU to cap week in sports

Stonewall Jackson High School’s football team will compete at a college venue this weekend when the Generals take on East Rockingham at James Madison University’s Bridgeforth Stadium at 3 p.m. Saturday. Stonewall, still seeking its first win of 2016, is coming off a 51-8 road loss to ...

Hornets rally past Wasps for first ODAC win of season

EMORY – A 21-point third quarter keyed a 36-33 ODAC football victory for Shenandoah over Emory and Henry Saturday at Fred Selfe Stadium. Trailing 20-13 to start the second half, Shenandoah (3-2, 1-1 ODAC) scored a pair of long touchdowns in the initial 2:31 of the third quarter to take a ...

Hornets aiming for rebound against Wasps

WINCHESTER – Shortly after Shenandoah University’s football team wrapped up its loss to Randolph-Macon College last week, head coach Scott Yoder stressed the importance of the Hornets’ ability to mentally bounce back from its third straight loss in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference ...

SU football notebook: Hornets hoping to learn from loss and prevent letdown

WINCHESTER – Finding ways to remain competitive in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference race has been a persistent struggle for Shenandoah University’s football team since the Hornets joined the league in 2012. SU fell to Randolph-Macon, 24-19, last Friday night, marking the third ...

Hornets kick off ODAC play with tough test against Yellow Jackets

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team spent its off week focusing much of its attention inward in preparation for tonight’s Old Dominion Athletic Conference opener at home against Randolph-Macon College. For the Hornets’ defense, that meant a continued emphasis on ...

Missed chances doom Hornets in loss

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team made things interesting in the fourth quarter of Friday night’s Old Dominion Athletic Conference opener against visiting Randolph-Macon College. But it was the Hornets’ missed opportunities in the first half that loomed large as the ...

Hornets ‘paring down’ offense to help solve O-line woes

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University football coach Scott Yoder said last week that the Hornets were going to simplify things during the bye week to try to mitigate some of the recent struggles of the offensive line. On Wednesday he said that has included “paring down” some of the ...

Young providing energy, excitement for Hornets

WINCHESTER – Bayvon Young had a sophomore football season worthy of All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference recognition with Shenandoah University in 2013. The next year, he was no longer on the roster. Young, who had recently founded the Premature Millionaire Company with a group of friends ...

Hornets hoping to solve O-line issues during bye

WINCHESTER – The rushing totals from Shenandoah University’s last two football games may be a bit unsettling for the Hornets, but head coach Scott Yoder said Wednesday that the coaching staff is far from hitting the panic button. Last Saturday’s 31-13 loss at home to North Carolina ...

District play begins this week for several football teams

High schools are starting to enter the heart of their 2016 football seasons, meaning several local teams are beginning district play this week. Central and Warren County both kick off Bull Run District competition this Friday, while Stonewall Jackson begins play in the Shenandoah District. ...

Hornets fall flat in loss to N.C. Wesleyan

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University football coach Scott Yoder said the Hornets learned some hard lessons Saturday afternoon against visiting North Carolina Wesleyan. For the second straight game the Hornets failed to establish any semblance of a running game to compound some crucial ...

Hornets chasing another 3-0 start in matchup with Bishops

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team is a win shy of consecutive 3-0 starts for the first time in school history, and to accomplish that feat this weekend the Hornets will have to get past what head coach Scott Yoder called the most talented non-conference team they will face ...

Ashwell brings versatility, toughness to Hornets

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team was preparing to start spring practice last year when head coach Scott Yoder posed a question to Michael Ashwell. The head coach wanted to know if Ashwell, then a running back buried in the depth chart behind All-ODAC performer Cedrick ...