STRASBURG -- The Strasburg gymnasium was thick with all of it: Desperation. Desire. Passion. Yearning. All of it. And the exhaustion from it all dyed red the faces of Warren County and Strasburg players alike.
STRASBURG -- As his team ran onto the court for warm-ups, Damien Caison could sense something wasn't right. Despite the tip-off being just a few minutes away, Caison noticed his teammates weren't completely focused.
FRONT ROYAL - Warren County's girls basketball team may have hoped that their seventh game would be a lucky one and result in their first win of the year when they hosted the Luray Bulldogs on Wednesday night in nondistrict action.
FRONT ROYAL - A quick start and a dominant finish gave Warren County and first-year boys basketball coach Vernon Mathews their first win in the young season 63-51 against the visiting Strasburg Rams on Friday night.
FRONT ROYAL -- Everyone knows what Matt Sherfey can do with his arm on the football field. But there's something else the all-district quarterback can do in a different season and in a different role -- cause havoc at the top of a pressure defense on the basketball court.
FRONT ROYAL -- Central clamped down on the defensive end in the second half to pull away with a 48-34 nondistrict win over Warren County on Wednesday night. The Falcons held the Wildcats to only 12 second-half points.
FRONT ROYAL -- Even when its last chance for the playoffs seemed exhausted with last week's loss to Sherando, Warren County still kept faith that a berth in the Division 3, Region II field could be earned with a win Friday night against arch-rival Warren County, along with a little help from the outside.
FRONT ROYAL -- It must have seemed like old times. Here was the Warren County football team, holding a rare lead in the fourth quarter. And, boom, Brentsville hits a big play for the go-ahead touchdown.
FRONT ROYAL -- Just a week ago, the Warren County defense did a good job of containment to limit Handley speedster Jeremiah Wilson's rushing yards. Wilson would rush for 154 yards in an overtime win by the Judges, but he was the only running back the Wildcats had to concern themselves with.
FRONT ROYAL -- Dressed in pink in support of breast cancer awareness, Warren County hoped to ride the spirit and steal a victory from Liberty in Northwestern District volleyball action Wednesday night.
FRONT ROYAL -- Most coaches will tell you the game is won in the trenches. The battle between the offensive and defensive line often makes the difference in a ballgame in who wins and loses. On Friday night, Warren County hosted James Wood in smashmouth football at its best.