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Wildcats sweep rival Hawks

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FRONT ROYAL – Warren County looked at times like a volleyball team that hadn’t played a match in 11 days during Tuesday’s contest against Skyline, but the Wildcats still enjoyed more consistency than their cross-town rivals. Warren County’s offensive attack hit a better rhythm in ...

Prep scores: Sept. 6

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Tuesday’s results Golf Strasburg 180, Central 186 At Bryce Resort, Basye Low-medalists: James Burr, Strasburg; Austin Stickles, Strasburg; Coy Jimenez, Central, 43. Central: Coy Jimenez 43, Sam Shifflett 44, Luke Estep 48, Brandon Davis 51. Strasburg: Austin Stickles 43, James Burr ...

Variation of deer virus locally isolated

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The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has isolated a variation of hemorrhagic disease in deer to Shenandoah County. Nelson Lafon, deer project coordinator for the department, said the   isolated variation, or serotype, in question is known as blue tongue disease and is viral. ...

Gerald Almy: Tips for better food plots

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Few things can improve both the health of your local deer herd and the success of your hunting more dramatically than putting in quality food plots. To help with that task, here are 20 quick tips that will help you grow the best food plots possible this year as prime fall planting dates ...

Dukes set record with 80 points in season-opening win

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HARRISONBURG -- Things couldn't have went much better for James Madison University in the first game of the Mike Houston era Saturday. The Dukes dominated from start to finish in a 80-7 victory over Morehead State University at Bridgeforth Stadium. JMU set several school records, including ...

Hornets pound Gallaudet in season opener

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Shenandoah University kicked off its 2016 football season with a 43-6 non-conference victory over Gallaudet University Saturday night at Hotchkiss Field on the Gallaudet campus. Shenandoah (1-0) got all of the offense it would need at the 9:08 mark of the first quarter when Central graduate ...

Hornets hoping to see rewards in opener with Gallaudet

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WINCHESTER – After an offseason spent finding ways to develop a consistent winning formula to break a streak of three straight 4-6 seasons, Shenandoah University will kick off its 2016 football season this weekend. The Hornets open with Gallaudet for the fourth straight season when the two ...

Warriors hoping for better showing in Week 2 against Bulldogs

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Sherando High School’s football season started on a sour note last week when the Warriors fell at home to Louisa County in the waning seconds, a game in which head coach Bill Hall said his team “didn’t put our best foot forward.” Seeking to learn from that 21-20 loss, which saw ...

Dukes face tough challenge in season opener

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HARRISONBURG – James Madison University is not facing an easy opponent in its opening football game of the season. The Dukes host Morehead State at 6 p.m. tonight at Bridgeforth Stadium. Morehead State won seven games last season and has a lot of returners back this year. "(Morehead ...

Fast start propels Eagles past Rams

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ELKTON -- East Rockingham's high-powered offense struck quickly on Friday night and Strasburg couldn't keep up. The Eagles started off fast on their way to a 35-8 non-district football victory over the Rams. It was the second straight 35-point game for the Eagles. "I think their ...

Central answers wakeup call

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QUICKSBURG – The Central High School Falcons bulled past the Stonewall Jackson Generals on Friday night in Quicksburg 40-18 in a showdown of two Shenandoah County schools. A week ago the Generals, now 0-2, led another county archrival at the half only to falter to Strasburg. This time ...

Bulldogs survive Warriors’ challenge

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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Sherando coach Bill Hall and quarterback Hunter Entsminger hatched a plan at halftime they told nobody about. Not even when they called the play did the pair tell anybody. Entsminger took the snap, faked left and ran a bootleg to the right, finding clear territory ...

Hawks blitz past Broadway in blowout win

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BROADWAY – One week after getting dominated at the line of scrimmage in its season opener, Skyline’s football returned the favor against Broadway on Friday night. The Hawks rolled up 587 yards of offense against the Gobblers while their defense tallied seven sacks and forced three ...

Miller finally getting a shot at linebacker for Hornets

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WINCHESTER – Cody Miller has been biding his time. After graduating from Strasburg High School in the spring of 2013, Miller enrolled at Shenandoah University that fall and joined the school’s football program as an inside linebacker. With Michael Messick (who graduated following the ...

Prep scores: Sept. 1

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Thursday's results Volleyball Moorefield (W.Va.) 3, Strasburg 2 (20-25, 25-21, 25-22, 15-25, 15-13) Brentsville 3, Skyline 0

Moorefield gets the better of Strasburg

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STRASBURG – Thursday night's effort by the Strasburg High School girls volleyball team was not enough to carry the Rams to a win. Strasburg (1-3), fresh off a pair of defeats, played some of its best volleyball of the season, yet frittered away points to Moorefield (West Virginia) 3-2 ...

Tech’s Facyson hoping 2016 marks return to form

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BLACKSBURG – Brandon Facyson sometimes pulls out game film from his 2013 season at Virginia Tech. He insists it’s “just for the memories,” but what he sees on that tape is a freshman cornerback who led the Hokies with five interceptions in a defensive secondary that included three ...

Winchester gym trains aspiring gymnasts

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WINCHESTER – The U.S. women’s gymnastics team turned heads with the towers of medals its members earned this summer at the Olympics in Brazil. Back in Winchester, the next crop of gymnasts are training at East Coast Gymnastics and Cheer to perfect their tumbles, flips and vaults. Mandy ...

Events

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The following are some of the area recreational events that are being this week: Dash for Diabetes The Shenandoah Valley Runners will sponsor a Chick-fil-A Dash for Diabetes race at 8 a.m. Monday at Millbrook High School in Winchester. Featured will be a four-mile race and a kids’ one ...

Craig Murto: The Oxford 250 met expectations

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There are a number of marquee short track events known throughout the country that competitors want to win and fans want to attend. The World 100 and The Dream for dirt Late Models at Eldora, Ohio, are well known. The Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals for Sprint Cars and the Chili Bowl for Midget ...