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Hawks top Falcons in baseball season opener

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WOODSTOCK -- Skyline has an experienced team this season, while Central has some inexperience. It showed on Monday night when the two baseball teams squared off. The Hawks took advantage of five Central errors and held on for a 7-4 non-district victory. It was the season opener for both ...

Hawks outlast Falcons in softball opener

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WOODSTOCK – Feisty Skyline High School batted around in the top of the 15th inning Friday night to take a hard-fought 4-0 victory over state runnerup Central in the first softball game for both teams this season. Pitchers Tamara Grayson of the Hawks and first-year starter Kristina Stead of ...

Shenandoah baseball earns nation’s top ranking in latest poll

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Shenandoah University’s baseball team is the nation’s top-ranked squad in the most recent D3baseball.com/NCBWA Top 25 poll released Tuesday morning by the website. It's the Hornets’ first No. 1 ranking since they held the nation’s top spot in the poll for four straight weeks in ...

Wildcats stumble in softball opener against Riverside

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FRONT ROYAL – Warren County High School’s girls softball team opened up its season against visiting Riverside Tuesday night. The Wildcats likely left their home field wishing they could restart the 2017 campaign. Riverside freshman pitcher Bella Radican came within a strike of firing a ...

Generals playoff win carries over to new season

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NEW MARKET -- Stonewall Jackson's baseball team ended last season on a positive note after winning a playoff game for the first time in years. On Tuesday, the Generals picked up where they left off. The Generals used a balanced hitting attack and solid pitching to ease past Rappahannock ...

Prep scores: March 21

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Tuesday’s results Baseball Generals 9, Panthers 4 Rappahannock County 200 100 1 – 4 6 3 Stonewall Jackson 233 010 0 – 9 9 2 R: Murphy, Midkiff (5) and Barnes. S: Dotson, Ritchie (5), Estep (6) and Moomaw. WP – Dotson (1-0). LP – Murphy (0-1). Rams 10, Yellow Jackets ...

Gerald Almy: Three tactics for spring crappies

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Slipping silently up to flooded brush pile, we cast our jigs towards the cover, counted down three seconds and turned our spinning reel handles. First one, then the other rod bowed deep as my friend and I connected on a double with fat crappies from southern Virginia’s Kerr Lake (also ...

Prep scores: March 20

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Monday's results Baseball Hawks 7, Falcons 4 Skyline 400 002 1--7 8 3 Central 111 000 1--4 7 5 S: Ritter, Harris (6), Cross (6), Sisk (7) and Kandrick. C: Rice, Baker (5), Shifflett (7) and Marston. WP -- Ritter (1-0). LP -- Rice (0-1). S-- Sisk (1). Sherando 11, Broadway ...

Snow halts first week of high school spring sports season

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Local high school athletic directors were treated with mild weather during the winter sports season. As it turned out, Mother Nature was simply saving all of the fun for the spring. In an inconvenient piece of timing, a winter storm that swept through the area and dropped several inches of ...

Craig Murto: Hard racing results in hurt feelings

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The final lap of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was good, hard racing, but it was the fight on pit road after the race that received all the media attention. Martin Truex Jr. passed the ailing car of Brad Keselowski for the lead on the final lap. ...

Hot bats power Hornets to best start since 2011

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Shenandoah University’s baseball team has vaulted into the Top 10 in a pair of Division III national polls since the start of the 2017 season, a rise powered by an offense that ranks as one of the best in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference through the season’s first month. The Hornets ...

Steele, Dukes enjoy JMU’s Pro Day

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HARRISONBURG — Many of James Madison University's football seniors were reunited in the bitter cold for a great reason Wednesday — JMU’s Pro Day. There were 10 seniors, one former player and four players from Virginia Military Institute participating in JMU’s Pro day in front of ...

The voice of JMU women’s basketball

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WOODSTOCK -- For many years Craig Orndorff has been the voice of high school sports in Shenandoah County. Now Orndorff is also the voice of James Madison University women's basketball. The Edinburg resident took over as the radio play-by-play announcer for the JMU/Sprint Broadcast Network, ...

Loew providing the pop for Hornets’ offense

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There’s a certain level of expectation on the baseball diamond that comes with the All-American label, a status Shenandoah University designated hitter Jake Loew earned last season when he emerged as the Hornets’ primary run producer. Loew’s 2016 performance left SU head coach Kevin ...

On Campus Notebook: Dukes’ Harlow earns CAA, national honors

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James Madison University’s Colton Harlow (Stonewall Jackson ’14) had a career-best day on Friday. Harlow pitched a complete game five-hitter against Coppin State in a 12-1 baseball victory. He struck out a career-high 15 batters with no walks. Harlow, who is now 1-1 on the season, has ...

Gerald Almy: Exotics offer great off-season hunting

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If you’re like many avid hunters, you dread seeing the end of deer season. Yes, we’re usually physically exhausted from the early morning rising, long waits on stand, and tiring stalk hunting sessions. But emotionally, it’s hard to see it come to an end. If you want to extend your big ...

Elon knocks off JMU for CAA tourney title

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HARRISONBURG -- The third time was the charm for Elon University's women's basketball team. The Phoenix avenged two regular season loses to James Madison University with the most important win of all. Top-seeded Elon led most of the way in a 78-60 victory over the Dukes in the Colonial ...

Recreation Leagues

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Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation Men's basketball Division III Kickin Asphalt 65, Dynasty 51 Leading scorers: KA: Brad Neff 23, Derek Mann 9; D: T.J. Tyson 19, Caleb Ritter 9. Women's basketball Woodstock Massage 51, Estep's Signs 41 Leading scorers: WM: Lacy Easter ...