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Post 21 program continues to make strides

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WINCHESTER — When Winchester Post 21 manager Anthony Hargrove took over the program over three years ago he envisioned days like Friday — playing for an American Legion state championship. Now he just wants to take his program a step further. “When (assistant coach Jimmy Swiggett) and ...

Winchester Post 21 stays alive in state tourney

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WINCHESTER -- Winchester Post 21 stayed alive on Thursday morning. The American Legion baseball squad defeated Post 217 Big Island, 13-4, to stave off elimination in the American Legion state baseball tournament at James Wood High School. It was the second-straight win facing elimination for ...

Rams excited about first football practice

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STRASBURG – Strasburg held its first football practice of the season on Thursday, which was the first day Virginia High School League schools were allowed to practice. Strasburg head coach Mark Roller said he was very happy with the turnout as the Rams had 43 players participate on ...

Winchester Post 21 advances in state tourney

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WINCHESTER -- Winchester Post 21 took the first step Wednesday toward its goal of winning a state title. Post 21 beat Post 2001 Ashburn, 4-3, in the American Legion state tournament held at James Wood High School. Post 21 lost 7-6 on the first day of the double-elimination tournament on ...

Craig Murto: Kasey Kahne proves drivers are athletes

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The sight of Kasey Kahne sitting on the pavement next to his car, drenched in sweat in Victory Lane, following the marathon that was the Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis is proof that drivers are athletes. Following three red flags, including a rain delay, the race finally ended about ...

Recreation Leagues

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Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation Department Men's softball Standings: Valley Builders 18-0; Back Roads Crew 15-1; Rhodes Concrete 13-6; Buck's Bombers 11-6; Pool's Electric 9-5; UAW Local 2999 10-8; Shenandoah Woodworks 10-8; Full Draw 8-9; George's Chicken 4-9; Michael A Manuel ...

JMU’s Kloosterman earns Preseason All-CAA honor

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James Madison University tight end and 2014 Strasburg graduate Jonathan Kloosterman was named to the 2017 Preseason All-CAA Football Team on Tuesday at the Colonial Athletic Association Media Day in Baltimore. The senior was one of six Dukes selected to the team. JMU senior quarterback Bryan ...

Peter Brookes: Lake of the Woods: World’s walleye wonderland

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“Passport? ... why do I need a passport to go to Minnesota?,” I wondered out loud. I know the folks up there have a “unique” accent and are obsessed with curling and hockey, but what’s going on? It must be “Minnexit.” That’s it! You know, like this year’s “Brexit,”the ...

Recreation Calendar

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The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held: Cruise-in The Helltown Cruisers will hold a free cruise-in from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Gazebo in Front Royal. Information: 540-450-7939. Car show The annual car show at the Edinburg Mill will be held from from 10 ...

Post 21 excited to host American Legion state tournament

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WINCHESTER -- Winchester Post 21 will be hosting the American Legion baseball state tournament all this week. Post 21 manager Anthony Hargrove said the team is excited for the chance to win a state title. "The kids are excited to be on their home field," Hargrove said Monday afternoon ...

Gerald Almy: Outdoor sportsman show coming in August

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If you’re starting to get excited about the coming hunting seasons you’ll want to mark your calendars for this year’s Outdoor Sportsman Show, set for Aug. 11-13 in Richmond. This year is the 34th time the summer outdoor show will be held. The event will take place at the Richmond Raceway ...

Erick Green signs one-year hoops deal with Valencia

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The latest stop in Erick Green’s professional basketball career will take him back to Europe. Green, who spent last season playing in Greece for Olympiacos Piraeus before both sides parted ways this offseason, has signed a one-year contract with Spain’s Valencia Basket, the team announced ...

SU catcher Cameron to extend baseball career in Australia

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Dan Cameron had a backup plan – of sorts – in case his pursuit of a professional baseball career didn’t pan out upon his graduation from Shenandoah University this past May. When he was 18 years old, Cameron – SU’s starting catcher in each of the last two seasons after he ...

Craig Murto: NASCAR president addresses start times

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Brent Dewar, NASCAR's new president, addressed the issue of NASCAR starting times when pressed about it in New Hampshire. NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series races have been starting later and later, with at least 13 Cup races in 2017 starting no earlier than 3 p.m. Dewar's reasoning was that it ...

Recreation Calendar

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The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:   Splash dash The Strasburg Splash Dash will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Town Park. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. An awards ceremony will begin at 9:15 a.m. Registration is $10 for youth and ...

Gerald Almy: Factors to consider when booking outfitter

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Editor's note: This is the second part of a series about planning a western hunt. Read the first part at http://tinyurl.com/y8enlga3. Many things should be considered when you begin to plan your first western big game hunt. We covered a number of these in last week’s column. Now let’s look ...