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Stories By Brad Fauber

Hornets hope to get back to winning brand of football against E&H

WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah University’s quest for an Old Dominion Athletic Conference football title took another major blow last week, and the Hornets are now tasked with recovering while hitting the road for the first time in seven weeks. Shenandoah, fresh off a 45-14 loss to conference ...

Falcons aiming to rediscover ‘killer instinct’ against Mustangs

WOODSTOCK – Central’s football team is unbeaten and has yet to win a game by fewer than 15 points, and yet the Falcons are out to make a statement tonight. Central travels to George Mason as the clear favorite in the 7:30 p.m. Bull Run District contest and the Falcons want to look the part ...

Winless Wildcats host Western Albemarle in homecoming matchup

FRONT ROYAL – The end of the high school football regular season is drawing near, and as his team still searches for that elusive first win, Warren County head coach Brian Bush said earlier this week that the Wildcats simply need to keep competing. The Wildcats, losers of seven straight to ...

Physical pass coverage giving a typically high-powered SU offense fits

WINCHESTER -- Few football teams have been able to shut down Shenandoah University quarterback Hayden Bauserman and a high-powered Hornets’ passing game over the past few seasons. Two Old Dominion Athletic Conference schools appear to have found the formula this year. Ferrum and ...

Warren County Football Notebook: Wildcats taking struggles in stride

FRONT ROYAL – Not much has gone Warren County’s way during the 2018 high school football season, but head coach Brian Bush said on Tuesday evening that the Wildcats are taking their struggles in stride as the end of the regular season draws near. “It has been tough, but you know, coping ...

Hornets have chance to ‘put our name out there again’ vs. Randolph-Macon

WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah University’s football team got back on track in a blowout win last week. A chance to shake up the picture in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference lies ahead for the Hornets. Shenandoah, fresh off a 59-34 win over Hampden-Sydney, hosts conference leader Randolph-Macon ...

Rams, Eagles to meet in district game full of playoff implications

STRASBURG – Strasburg’s football team has reeled off four straight wins since falling to Luray in Week 2. Next up for the Rams is a matchup with a longtime rival in a game filled with playoff implications. Strasburg, fresh off a dominant 35-7 win over George Mason last week, travels to ...

Generals working toward better discipline ahead of game vs. Draft

QUICKSBURG -- Stonewall Jackson’s football team played a competitive game against Robert E. Lee back in Week 5, falling to the 2017 Class 2 state runner-up by two touchdowns. The Generals have since gone back to being on the wrong of lopsided games. Stonewall was thumped by Class 1 power ...

Rams show poise in volleyball sweep of Central

STRASBURG – The momentum in Tuesday’s volleyball match between county rivals Strasburg and Central changed in a matter of seconds. Sixty of them, to be exact. Central, the underdog in the Bull Run District contest, raced out to a quick 7-0 lead in the opening game and forced the Rams to ...

Warren County’s Kelly, Sorge relish experience at Class 3 golf tournament

The Warren County senior duo of David Kelly and Joey Sorge knew the incredible challenge that awaited them at the Virginia High School League Class 3 State Championship golf tournament at Williamsburg National Golf Club on Monday. Each took the approach that they would simply have fun in ...

Hawks can’t keep pace with Culpeper, fall in district opener

FRONT ROYAL -- Timely turnovers and sharp special teams play did enough to keep Skyline’s football team within striking distance of Culpeper County on Friday night. The Hawks’ offense, however, couldn’t produce enough to keep pace with the Blue Devils. Culpeper County, on the strength ...

Hornets get back on track with record-setting performance against Tigers

WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah University’s football team rediscovered its winning formula against Hampden-Sydney College on Saturday afternoon. One week after posting season lows in points and total yards in a loss to Ferrum in their Old Dominion Athletic Conference opener, the Hornets’ ...

Hornets host Hampden-Sydney in pivotal homecoming matchup

WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah University’s football team is only a game into Old Dominion Athletic Conference play, and yet the Hornets enter a weekend that could have major implications on their conference title hopes. Shenandoah, which dropped its ODAC opener to Ferrum last weekend, hosts ...

Williams a quiet force in the middle of Shenandoah’s defense

WINCHESTER -- Tyler Williams emerged as Shenandoah University’s leading tackler last year, and in his first season as a full-time starter earned second-team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference honors. The junior linebacker entered 2018 wanting to be more for the Hornets’ defense. “I ...

Winless Wildcats hoping to begin late-season push against Brentsville

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County’s misfortunes in close football games continued in a two-point loss to Clarke County on the road last week. As the Wildcats renew their quest for their first win of 2018 at home tonight in a 7 p.m. kickoff against Brentsville, they’ve drawn some inspiration ...