Strasburg High School

Strasburg’s Swink captures first 2A state wrestling crown

Strasburg's Brandon Swink looks at the clock as he keeps a firm hold on Graham's Tracy Hagerman during the 120 pound Group 2A state finals Saturday in Salem. Swing won his first state title in a 2-1 match. Rich Cooley/Daily

February 19, 2017

SALEM – Strasburg High School wrestling coach Mike Wood has been saying since the beginning of the 2016-17 season that he considered Brandon Swink to be the favorite to win the 120-pound Virginia High School League state title among Group 2A competitors. The junior made his head coach look like a smart man on Saturday afternoon.

Prep scores: Feb. 18

February 19, 2017

Saturday’s results
Boys basketball
Region 4A East first round
Black Knights 72, Warriors 49
Sherando 15 7 8 19–49
Charlottesville 9 20 21 22–72
Sherando (14-11)
McKay 0

Prep scores: Feb. 17

February 17, 2017

Friday’s results
Boys basketball
Region 2A East first round
Eagles 56, Falcons 35
Central 8 11 5 11– 35
East Rockingham 12 15 17 12–56
Central (11-13)

Area schools to send 37 wrestlers to state tournament

February 16, 2017

The Strasburg and Warren County high school wrestling teams each claimed regional championships in their respective classifications last week, and now both have a chance to leave Salem with Virginia High School League state tournament trophies this weekend. But each will have to get past two of the state’s traditional powerhouses to do it.

2017 All-Conference 35 boys basketball team

February 14, 2017

Name School Year
Isiah Smith Madison County Sr.
Dre Twyman Madison County Sr.
Max Ashton George Mason So.
Luke Estep Central Jr.
Gaines Swink Madison County So.
Sam Shifflett Central So.
Elijah Lewis Madison County So.

2017 All-Conference 35 girls basketball team

February 14, 2017

Name School Year
Jade Payton Clarke County Sr.
Nicole Bloomgarden George Mason Jr.
Tamra Scott Central Sr.
Kaylee Hirsch George Mason Jr.
Haley Bischoff Strasburg Sr.
Ayanna Strother Central Jr.
Sarah Lubnow George Mason Sr.

All-Bull Run District Girls Basketball team

February 13, 2017

All-Bull Run District Girls Basketball
Player of the Year: Samantha Brunelle, William Monroe
First team
Player School Year
Samantha Brunelle William Monroe So.

Rams rumble to regional wrestling championship

February 12, 2017

STRASBURG – Strasburg High School’s wrestling team had to watch rival Clarke County take home consecutive Region 2A East tournament trophies over the last two seasons. Prior to the annual event this past weekend, Rams head coach Mike Wood told his wrestlers they shouldn’t be satisfied if they didn’t win back the team title by at least 50 points.

Prep scores: Feb. 11

February 11, 2017

Saturday’s results
Boys basketball
George Mason 53, Central 45
Girls basketball
Eagles 42, Falcons 39
Clarke County 12  11  7 

Prep scores: Feb. 10

February 10, 2017

Friday’s results
Boys basketball
James Monroe 82, Warren County 55
William Monroe 101, Skyline 61
Girls basketball
Generals 56, Rams

Rams, Wildcats aiming for team success in regional wrestling tournaments

Warren County's Wyatt Gill takes control of Strasburg's Javian Moore during the 160-pound  match on Jan. 11 in Strasburg.   Rich Cooley/Daily

February 10, 2017

Strasburg High School’s wrestling team welcomed head coach Mike Wood with a Region 2A East tournament championship during his first season with the Rams back in 2014. In the two seasons since, the Rams have watched rival Clarke County stake its claim atop the regional podium.

Strasburg’s season ends with tournament loss to Eagles

Clarke County's Brett McDonald wraps up Strasburg's Matthew Hoover during second quarter basketball action Thursday night in Berryville. McDonald was charged with a foul on the play.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 9, 2017

BERRYVILLE – Inside the visitor’s locker room at Clarke County High School, Strasburg boys basketball coach Hamilton Doyle wrote down a list goals he wanted to see his team accomplish during Thursday night’s Conference 35 tournament quarterfinal game against the Eagles. Doyle said after the contest he felt the Rams accomplished those goals – but only after a lopsided first period buried Strasburg in what proved to be an insurmountable deficit.

Prep scores: Feb. 9

February 9, 2017

Thursday’s results
Boys basketball
Eagles 67, Rams 55
Strasburg 6 15 19 15 – 55
Clarke County 24 14 14

Reserves propel Wildcats over Rams

February 7, 2017

FRONT ROYAL-In a game of wild swings, Warren County High School’s boys’ basketball team closed out senior night at the

Defense sparks Wildcats past Rams

Warren County's Arianna Smoot goes up for a shot against Strasburg's Haley Bischoff during third quarter basketball action Tuesday night in Strasburg. Rich Cooley/Daily

February 7, 2017

STRASBURG — Warren County went almost seven minutes without a basket on Tuesday night, but the Wildcats’ defense saved the day.