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Dominant second half rallies Rams past Wildcats

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FRONT ROYAL – Strasburg High School’s football coaching staff didn’t recognize the Rams team that competed in the first half of Friday night’s game at Warren County. The unit that took the field for the final two quarters was more recognizable. Trailing by 14 points at halftime, the ...

Central rushes past Riverside

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WOODSTOCK – Several backs gashed Riverside for big yardage Friday night as Central dropped visiting Rams 48-20 on homecoming night for the Falcons. "Coach (Mike) Yew always says that the offensive line sets the tone and then it's time for the backs to run," said Central's leading rusher ...

Key runs power Wildcats to sweep Dragons

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FRONT ROYAL – Slow starts have marked many matches for Warren County High School’s volleyball team this season. That trend continued for the Wildcats on Thursday night against visiting William Monroe, but they were able to withstand it. Warren County used a 9-0 run late in the opening ...

James Wood shuts out Sherando

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WINCHESTER – The last time Sherando and James Wood high schools met in girls' volleyball, Sherando extended James Wood to five sets. From the Colonels' perspective, that might have been a good thing. James Wood won that match over its cross-Frederick County foe 3-2, but the Colonels ...

Prep scores: Oct. 13

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Thursday’s results Volleyball George Mason 3, Central 0 James Wood 3, Sherando 0 (25-19, 25-11, 25-23) Warren County 3, William Monroe 0 (25-18, 25-10, 25-22) Wilson Memorial 3, Stonewall Jackson 0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-8)

MMA postgrad team optimistic in return to court

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WOODSTOCK – When Chad Myers sat down to discuss his return to Massanutten Military Academy to coach the school’s newly reinstated boys postgraduate basketball program back in April, he joked that a national championship was his top priority. All kidding aside, Myers hit the ...

Recreation Leagues

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Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation Department Men's fall softball Standings: Rutz Backyard BBQ 8-0; KES 5-1; Valley Builder's 5-3; Bandits 4-4; Mudcats 3-3; Full Draw 4-4; Wide Open 3-5; Pee Wee's Grading 1-7; Frog's Garage 0-6. Oct. 3-9 Results Full Draw 15, Mudcats 12; Mudcats ...

VHSL football ratings: Oct. 12

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VHSL football ratings Group 1A, East Region 1. Riverheads 24.7 2. Sussex Central 22.7 3. Franklin 20.5 4. Altavista 20.3 5. Luray 20.0 6. Northumberland 19.3 7. Central-Lunenburg 19.2 8. Essex 17.5 9. Colonial Beach 16.8 10. Chincoteague 16.3 11. William Campbell 15.8 12. Surry ...

Maurertown man bags 493-pound bear

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Bobby Spiker, of Maurertown, took the shot of a lifetime Monday when he killed a 493-pound black bear just outside of Maurertown on private land. Using a Parker crossbow with expandable Rage broadheads, Spiker was able to make the kill. The bear measured 6 feet from nose to tail but Spiker ...

Craig Murto: Never fear, racing continues

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Does the end of summer have you feeling depressed? Does the political climate heading toward the presidential election fill you with anxiety? Well, never fear, there is still good racing going on around the globe. It seems there really is no off-season for motorsports. Nico Rosberg won ...

SU football notebook: Special teams shine in Hornets’ win

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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 ...

Ris, Mason Lucy-Speidel star at Bull Run meet

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WOODSTOCK – "Turbo-charged." That's how Warren County High School assistant cross-country coach Paul Ranney described junior Jacqui Ris at Wednesday's Bull Run District meet. Ris clipped along at a pace of 20 minutes flat to finish second among the girls in the 3-mile run at ...

Athlete of the Week: Cooper brings versatility to court for Rams

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STRASBURG – When Cassie Cooper joined Strasburg High School’s junior-varsity volleyball team as an eighth grader in 2012, she did so strictly as a hitter. Now a senior for the Rams’ varsity squad, she does a little bit of everything. The end of the 2016 regular season is approaching ...

Prep scores: Oct. 12

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Wednesday’s results Boys cross country Bull Run District Championships At Central High School Team scores: 1. Central 49, 2. William Monroe 78, 3. George Mason 101, 4. Strasburg 109, 5. Clarke County 117, 6. Warren County 119, 7. Madison County 152, 8. Rappahannock County ...

Generals finish third in Group 1A state golf tournament

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HARRISONBURG – Stonewall Jackson didn’t have the best start to its round on Tuesday at the Group 1A state golf tournament, but the Generals finished strong. The Generals improved by 15 strokes from their first-round performance on Monday to shoot a 380. They finished with a two-day ...

Prep scores: Oct. 11

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Tuesday’s results Golf Group 1A state tournament At Heritage Oaks Golf Course, Harrisonburg Par 70 Team scores: 1. George Wythe 321-325-646, 2. Altavista 370-341-711, Stonewall Jackson 395-380-775. Individual results: individual state champion: Chris Boothe, George Wythe, ...

Stonewall falls, though Blank excels

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QUICKSBURG – Stonewall Jackson High School's volleyball team lost a match, 3-0, Tuesday night. But it might have found a front-line phenom. That would be sophomore Israel Blank, who collected six kills, one ace and four blocks versus Shenandoah District foe Stuarts Draft at the Generals' ...

Gerald Almy: Top tactics for tailwater trout

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Pouring out from dam gates like giant spring creeks, tailwaters offer some of the greatest trout fishing in America. Impounding the rivers upstream enhances the nutrient content of the water, creating rich habitat for the fish and a year-round growing season. Water is released at the optimum ...