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Seniors play key role in success for Dukes

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HARRISONBURG — When asked why James Madison University's football team has had such a turnaround in the playoffs this season, first-year head coach Mike Houston singles out one group of individuals — the seniors. Houston said it's been the leadership of the senior class that has led to ...

Craig Murto: Racers make resolutions, too

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We all make New Year's resolutions, including local and regional racers. Such is the case with the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car competitors at South Boston (Va.) Speedway. "My resolution is to be a better father and to better appreciate the family and friends ...

Warren wrestlers stay undefeated at Clarke County

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BERRYVILLE – Warren County's wrestlers kept their dual match record unblemished (19-0) Wednesday night at the Clarke County High School Tri-Match at the Eagles' home on their senior night. The Wildcats, who have won four straight weekend events this season, added to their winnings at the ...

Third-period surge helps Eagles top Rams

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STRASBURG — Clarke County’s offense came to life at just the right time Wednesday night. The Eagles used a scoring spurt in the third period to pull away from Strasburg en route to a 57-29 girls basketball victory in Bull Run District action. Clarke County used a 15-0 run late in the ...

Prep scores: Jan. 4

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Wednesday’s results Girls basketball Eagles 57, Rams 29 Clarke County 12 11 16 18—57 Strasburg 11 6 5 7 — 29 Clarke County (5-6, 2-2 Bull Run) Clapp 3 0-0 6, Stephenson 0 0-2 0, See 5 0-4 10, Withers 2 0-0 4, Koontz 0 2-2 2, Payton 7 3-3 20, Oliver 2 0-1 4, Sowers 4 1-2 9, Lowell ...

Local teams turn page to 2017 with loaded week of games

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The year 2016 is now in the rearview mirror, and local high school basketball teams will kick off the new year in high gear as each is scheduled to play at least two games this week. For Strasburg High School’s boys basketball team, the turn of the calendar marks the first chance for the ...

VHSL Group 2A All-State Football Team

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VHSL Group 2A All-State Football Team Offensive Player of the Year: John-Luke Asbury, Richlands Defensive Player of the Year: De'Von Graves, Appomattox Coach of the Year: Doug Smith, Appomattox Offense First team Pos. Name School Year QB John-Luke Asbury Richlands Sr. C Drake ...

JMU football notebook: Dukes happy with preparation for game

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HARRISONBURG -- With three weeks in between the semifinals and Saturday's Football Championship Subdivision game in Frisco, Texas, James Madison University head coach Mike Houston said he feels like his team has prepared well for the game. Houston said the team started preparing for the game ...

Defense ignites Sherando past James Wood

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STEPHENS CITY — Sherando girls basketball coach Mike Marsh emphasizes the importance of defense to his team, and on Tuesday night he was brimming with pride. The Warriors used their defense to race out to a big lead and held on for a 58-41 Northwestern District victory over Frederick ...

Shifflett, Estep help put away Rappahannock

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WOODSTOCK – Central High School boys' basketballer Sam Shifflett shot Rappahannock County out of a zone defense and teammate Luke Estep did much of the rest as the Falcons knocked off the Bull Run District foe Panthers 59-52 Tuesday at Jerry Walters Court. Shifflett, who finished with 17 ...

Key runs power Warriors past Colonels

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STEPHENS CITY – A pair of key runs turned a back-and-forth boys basketball game in Sherando High School’s favor Tuesday night. The first came at the end of the first half, when the Warriors scored 11 unanswered points to take a double-digit lead into halftime over visiting James ...

Prep scores: Jan. 3

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Tuesday’s scores Boys basketball Warriors 63, Colonels 49 James Wood 17 6 12 14 – 49 Sherando 18 15 14 16 – 63 James Wood (4-6) Firebaugh 3 1-2 7, Lew 4 0-0 11, Sear 1 0-2 3, Houser 6 3-3 15, Costin 6 1-2 13. Totals 20-47 5-9 49. Sherando (7-5) McKay 4 0-2 8, Hayes 4 1-2 9, ...

Recreation league results: Dec. 18

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Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation Department Men's basketball Division 1/2 Standings: TBD 6-0; Not Guilty 6-0; MOJO 5-0; Buck's Bombers 4-1; Thomas Family Dentistry 2-3; Duane Patton Masonry 2-3; Haun-Magruder 2-4; Saved by the Bench 1-4; SCOGS 1-4; Wiseley Law 1-5; ATI ...

Recreation Calendar

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The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held: Winchester Beer Mile The Winchester Beer Mile, a drinking game that combines running and speed drinking on a one-quarter mile course, will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday at 1043 Shady Elm Road. A non-alcoholic root ...

Gerald Almy: ​​Best strategies for cold water largemouths

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A fierce wind blew across the pewter gray waters of Lake Anna and sporadic rain stung our faces as my fishing partner and I cast our lures toward a submerged island. It was the dead of winter and the weather was atrocious. Still, we thought our chances for a big bass were higher than ...

Rams top Hawks in consolation game for first win of season

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STRASBURG – It had been nearly a full year since Strasburg High School’s varsity boys basketball team walked off the court with a victory. The Rams ended that streak on Friday evening. Hosting Skyline in the consolation round of the Ram Hardwood Classic, Strasburg put together one of its ...

Prep scores: Dec. 30

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Friday’s results Boys basketball Ram Hardwood Classic consolation game Rams 56, Hawks 45 Skyline 15 6 13 11 – 45 Strasburg 12 14 13 17 – 56 Skyline (0-10) T. Clingerman 2 0-0 4, Smith 3 0-0 8, Scott 4 0-1 9, Caperton 3 0-0 6, Roy 3 0-0 6, Timbers 0 3-4 3, Allison 2 0-0 4, ...

Defense helps push Skyline girls past Strasburg

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STRASBURG – Skyline High School's girls' basketball team held Strasburg to two field goals for nearly the first 19 minutes of its Ram Hardwood Classic consolation game Friday and went on to drop the Rams 33-25. By the time that Haley Bischoff scored Strasburg's second basket in the third ...