STRASBURG -- The Strasburg faithful were cheering as loud as they could as the final match of the 2A East Region wrestling tournament unfolded late Sunday evening. It was a tight battle in the 285 final, and the Strasburg fans and wrestlers were as invested as possible -- even though there wasn't a Ram wrestling.
Strasburg's wrestling team has been consistent on the mat all season long, and the Rams are in as good a position as any to take home the team championship at the Region 2A East tournament this weekend.
QUICKSBURG -- The trait Stonewall Jackson High School golf coach Roger Wilkins might remember most about senior Andrew Good could be any number of attributes -- his amazing work ethic, his undeniable talent on the course, his impressive academic achievements off it -- there's plenty to be proud of as a coach.
You go to enough football camps and talk to enough football coaches, and sooner or later you'll hear all about players' "heads swimming" as they learn a new offense or defense, shift over to a new position, move up a level of competition or join a new program.
QUICKSBURG -- As the first half slipped under two minutes Thursday night, Stonewall Jackson guard Russell Hill pulled up just shy of the foul line and drained a jumper.
The Generals were jumping for joy, cutting Shenandoah District rival Central's lead to five points with the made basket.
Then came the whistle: One of Stonewall Jackson's players had held the ball a tad too long after it ended flight through the hoop, and the perceived delay resulted in a technical foul called against the Generals.
QUICKSBURG -- For 13 minutes Thursday, Stonewall Jackson looked like a team on its way to a stunning upset of Central in girls basketball. The Generals were beating the undefeated Falcons press with ease and scoring at will.
But with 3:42 left in the second quarter, everything changed. Central exploded for an 18-0 run that left Stonewall Jackson (1-7) gasping for air. After that, the Falcons had no trouble dominating the Generals and eventually winning easily 67-52.