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Recreation Calendar

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The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held: Waggin’ for Dragons The Petco Foundation will present Waggin' for Dragons, a boat race featuring 17 teams of 21 paddlers and one drummer, to benefit the Warren County Humane Society starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at ...

Craig Murto: It’s all about the money

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First we heard that Stewart-Haas Racing did not pick up the option on its contract with Kurt Busch, despite the fact that he won the Daytona 500. Now we discover that Kasey Kahne, only weeks after winning the Brickyard 400, will not return to Hendrick Motorsports in 2018, despite the ...

Dukes pleased with first week of football practice

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HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University's football team is not looking back. The reigning Football Championship Subdivision national champions have completed the first week of practice, but the mindset for the team has been no different than it has been in the past. "We forgot about it," JMU ...

Dukes ranked No. 1 in STATS preseason poll

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James Madison University’s football team starts the 2017 season where it finished the 2016 season — at No. 1. The Dukes are the No. 1 ranked team in the STATS Football Championship Subdivision preseason poll. The defending FCS champions received 134 out of 163 first-place votes and a total ...

Wielansky, Sutera lead 2017 All-VBL selections

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Charlottesville’s Michael Wielansky and Purcellville’s Thomas Sutera took home the major awards as the Valley Baseball League announced its 2017 All-VBL teams Friday afternoon. Front Royal, New Market, Strasburg and Woodstock combined to land a total of 15 players on the first and second ...

Prep scores: Aug. 2

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Wednesday’s results Golf Shenandoah District mini At Heritage Oaks Golf Course, Harrisonburg (Par 70) Team scores: 1. Robert E. Lee 322, T2. Wilson Memorial 323, T2. East Rockingham 323, 4. Stonewall Jackson 328, 5. Stuarts Draft 329, 6. Page County 400, 7. Buffalo Gap 401, 8. Luray ...

Gerald Almy: What qualifies as a big black bear?

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Countless articles, books, DVDs and videos tell us how to age and score whitetail bucks in the field, but very little advice is available on how to judge bears. That’s unfortunate because bears can be particularly difficult to judge, especially for the novice or those who haven’t hunted ...

Warriors grow closer through team bonding

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STEPHENS CITY -- While some football teams practiced last Thursday, the very first day teams were allowed to, Sherando took a different approach. Sherando football coach Bill Hall had his team do some team bonding activities on Thursday and Friday, including a boot camp. Hall said he was ...

Wildcats, Bush excited for season

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FRONT ROYAL -- Brian Bush had trouble sleeping on Sunday night. The night before his first practice as Warren County head coach, Bush said he was pretty excited about getting the season started. "I didn't really sleep (Sunday) night, because I was too excited," Bush said Monday after the ...

Drive to improve has Sims sitting atop Skyline’s golf lineup

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FRONT ROYAL – Lauren Sims was several months removed from her freshman season with Skyline High School’s golf team in 2015 when she traveled to Williamsburg to watch Brooke Henderson, her favorite professional golfer, compete in the LPGA Tour’s Kingsmill Championship. As Sims watched the ...

Gerald Almy: A dozen tips for summer panfish

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When trout streams are low and bass seem to have a case of lockjaw, it’s hard not to look for a more appealing group of fish to go after. One of the best answers I can think of is to concentrate on panfish. Quarries like crappies, bluegills, yellow perch, redbreasts, and white bass are ...

Recreation League

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Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation Department Men's softball Standings: Valley Builders 18-0; Back Roads Crew 16-2; Rhodes Concrete 16-6; Buck's Bombers 14-6; Pool's Electric 12-6; Shenandoah Woodworks 10-8; UAW Local 2999 10-10; Full Draw 8-10; George's Chicken 5-11; Michael A Manuel ...

Skyline football starts fresh on first day of practice

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FRONT ROYAL – Skyline High School’s football team mustered only two wins in 2016 and saw its streak of four straight seasons with a playoff appearance come to an end. With their sights set on a rebound in 2017, the Hawks hit the practice field officially for the first time on ...

Prep scores: July 31

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Monday’s results Golf Shenandoah District mini At The Club at Ironwood, Staunton (Par 71) Team scores: 1. Robert E. Lee 337, 2. Wilson Memorial 339, 3. Stuarts Draft 367, 4. Stonewall Jackson 370, 5. East Rockingham 374, 6. Page County 410, 7. Buffalo Gap 450, 8. Riverheads ...

Enthusiasm high for Falcons this season

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The Central High School Falcons have a lot of returners from last year’s team, which went 9-3 and advanced to the second round of the playoffs. “I think we're all ready to play some football,” Central rising junior Kyle Clanton said on Thursday. “I think knowing that we’re going to ...

Rebels, Express set for playoff showdown

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New Market and Strasburg are ready for the Valley Baseball League playoffs and a match-up with each other. The Rebels will host the Express tonight in the start of a best-of-3 series in the opening round of the North Division playoffs. New Market has won four of five meetings this season with ...