FRONT ROYAL -- The 13th hole at Jackson's Chase Golf Course is not for the faint of heart. It's a challenging, 478-yard, par 5, with the fairway hanging to the right of the tee box. It's one of the five longest holes on the course and for any golfer, the prospect of a par or even a bogey is satisfactory.
FRONT ROYAL -- Gage Steele could see the momentum start to creep over to the Strasburg sideline. After a 25-yard strike from Rams quarterback Hunter Funk cut Warren County's lead to just six points early in the second quarter, the purple and white were beginning to play with swagger and Steele decided to do something about it.
STRASBURG -- Since Jill Lester took over as coach of the James Wood volleyball team before the start of the 2008 season, the Colonels have implemented a jump-serve attack that has flustered many opponents.
FRONT ROYAL -- For three years, Strasburg and Warren County have met on the gridiron to open their respective seasons. In 2007, Strasburg blanked the Wildcats, 35-0. For the past two years, however, it's been all Warren County.
STRASBURG -- The glaring issue for Strasburg coach Mark Roller this preseason has been finding replacements for departed running backs Bub McKelvey and Tanner Orndorff, who last season rushed for 845 and 711 yards, respectively.
MADISON -- Strasburg and Clarke County's girls softball teams split their regular season meetings, so the atmosphere was tense when they squared off in the Bull Run District tournament semifinals at Madison County.
STRASBURG -- The question posed to Madison County pitcher Jordan Aylor seemed to handcuff the junior just like she handcuffed Strasburg batters on Thursday night: Had she thrown a perfect game this season?
STRASBURG -- Strasburg completed its regular season on Wednesday with a 6-1 Bull Run District baseball win over Madison County. The win put the Rams in a tie with George Mason for the regular-season title. The Rams and Mustangs will have a one-game playoff, most likely on Friday, at a site and time to be determined.
STRASBURG -- The discus event, as Lucas Ryan will tell you, requires a lot of technique in order to be successful. The shot put, on the other hand, is simply a test to see who is truly the strongest guy out there.
BERRYVILLE -- If you hit a granny in a social setting it's a gross transgression. But hitting a "granny" in baseball is the supreme batting accomplishment, as it's the nickname for a grand slam home run -- four RBIs with a single swat of the bat.
STRASBURG -- Homestanding Strasburg tries not to remember its game against George Mason earlier this season. The Rams, in the midst of a three-game stretch on the road, fell behind early on and couldn't escape defeat at the hands of the Mustangs.
STRASBURG -- Zach Cover will tell you he's not an overpowering pitcher. He'll say his pitches aren't really designed to leave a hitter off balance after an at-bat, and that all he tries to do is throw strikes and let his defense get all of the glory.
STRASBURG -- Despite the fact that they're not playing in the same district, a Strasburg-Central game is always something special for both teams, and Wednesday's girls softball matchup was no exception.