Massanutten Military Academy

Former MMA postgrad standout Mason voted Big 12 POY

March 6, 2017

Former Massanutten Military Academy postgraduate basketball standout and University of Kansas senior point guard Frank Mason III was unanimously voted the Big 12 Conference Player of the Year, the conference announced Sunday.

Colonels aiming for hoops title at National Prep Championship

Massanutten Military Academy postgraduate boys basketball coach Chad Myers looks on during the second half of the Colonels' game against Fork Union on Jan. 24. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 6, 2017

WOODSTOCK – Shortly after Chad Myers returned to Massanutten Military Academy to coach the Colonels’ postgraduate boys basketball team last April, he joked that the team’s first order of business was to win a national championship.

Prep scores: Feb. 8

February 8, 2017

Wednesday’s results
Postgraduate boys basketball
Warriors 80, Colonels 76
Mt. Zion Prep 39 41 – 80
Massanutten Military Academy 40 36 – 76

Prep scores: Feb. 7

February 7, 2017

Tuesday’s results
Boys basketball
Falcons 58, Green Dragons 46
William Monroe 13 8 11 14 – 46
Central 11

Postseason wrestling, swim tournaments cap sports week

January 30, 2017

The calendar turns to February this week, meaning the playoffs are right around the corner for most high school sports teams. For local wrestling and swimming programs, the postseason has already arrived.

Colonels hold off Fork Union for signature win

MMA's Charles Falden goes up to make a jump pass under the basket while surrounded by Fork Union's Lamount McManus, left, and Jasiah Perry, center, during first half action Tuesday night in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 24, 2017

WOODSTOCK – Massanutten Military Academy’s postgraduate boys basketball team squandered a shot at a pair of signature victories over a couple top-ranked teams at the National Prep Showcase in Connecticut back in November. Drawing from what MMA guard Charles Falden called a “hunger to beat those top teams,” the Colonels picked up a statement win over visiting Fork Union Military Academy on Tuesday night.

Prep scores: Jan. 24

January 24, 2017

Tuesday’s results
Boys basketball
Green Hornets 83, Generals 74
Stonewall Jackson 9 21 15 19 – 74
Wilson Memorial 29 14 17 13 – 83

Chasing a dream

Massanutten Military Academy's Kasper Christiansen works out during practice on Monday. Christiansen is hoping to make his mark in the U.S. after leaving his family in Denmark.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 13, 2017

WOODSTOCK – Kasper Christiansen recently was required to write a final paper for a class at Massanutten Military Academy, the topic being either the hardest decision he’s ever had to make, or the easiest. For Christiansen, his biggest life choice fell into both categories.

Colonels pleased with season’s first half, ready to make push to postseason

Massanutten Military Academy's coach Chad Myers explains a drill during practice on Monday. MMA is halfway through their season.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 10, 2017

WOODSTOCK – Some members of Massanutten Military Academy’s postgraduate boys basketball team have struggled adjusting to the military school lifestyle, to the point where the team recently lost the privilege of 24-hour cell phone availability, a luxury not generally afforded to the rest of the school’s cadets. But on the court, the Colonels have become much more comfortable.

Year in Review: Highs, lows mark list of local sports storylines in 2016

December 30, 2016

From the highlights – high school student-athletes winning state titles and earning college scholarships, a local team winning the Valley Baseball League and an area college competing for a national championship – to the lowlights – a local athletic program rocked by controversy – the 2016 calendar year was filled local sports storylines.

Prep scores: Dec. 14

December 14, 2016

Wednesday’s results
Boys basketball
Generals 45, Falcons 44
Stonewall Jackson 9 19 5 12 – 45
Central 15 13 3 13 – 44
Stonewall Jackson

MMA’s Mack signs to play basketball at Manhattan College

Nehemiah "Bud" Mack

November 16, 2016

WOODSTOCK – As Nehemiah “Bud” Mack was just beginning his senior season of high school basketball at Mount Zion Prep in Baltimore around this time last season, the 6-foot-1 guard gave his verbal commitment to NCAA Division I Manhattan College. By the beginning of May, Mack had backed off his prior commitment simply to explore his other options and ensure he was making the right decision.

MMA’s Pickett signs with Ole Miss

Jamarko Pickett

November 10, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Jamarko Pickett had been leaning toward Ole Miss as his college of choice when he traveled to the school’s Oxford, Missippi campus for a weekend visit with the basketball program in mid-October. Just a few days later, on Oct. 20, the Massanutten Military Academy postgraduate hoops star made his verbal commitment to the Rebels.

Prep scores: Nov. 1

November 1, 2016

Tuesday’s results
Boys cross country
Region 1A East Championships
at Panorama Farms, Earlysville
Team scores: 1. Luray 70, 2. Mathews