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Stories By Tommy Keeler Jr.

Cadle leading the way for Rams

STRASBURG – Anthony Cadle suffered a concussion playing football in eighth grade and decided that it wasn't the sport for him. Luckily for Strasburg's cross country team, he decided to give cross country a try, and it's paid off. Cadle, a junior, has helped lead the Rams to a strong season ...

Rams ready to face Governors in non-district game

STRASBURG - Strasburg’s football team has faced a variety of offenses over the last few weeks, and that will continue tonight when they play at Nelson County. The last two games the Rams have had to prepare for George Mason’s double-wing offense and Clarke County’s single wing offense. ...

Hawks excited to start final three-game stretch against Dragons

FRONT ROYAL – A new season begins for Skyline tonight when it plays at William Monroe. Skyline head football coach Heath Gilbert has told his team to look at the remaining games as a three-game schedule, with each game being important. The Hawks are 2-5, but three wins would get them to .500 ...

Warriors’ struggles continue against top district teams

STEPHENS CITY - Sherando’s volleyball team has had an up and down season this year. The Warriors have had some solid performances in a difficult district, but they have struggled to pick up wins against the top teams. Sherando pushed James Wood to five sets earlier this season but were ...

Generals face tough test against undefeated East Rockingham

QUICKSBURG -- As Stonewall Jackson continues to search for its first win in over three years, the Generals face one of their toughest opponents of the season Friday night. The Generals play at undefeated East Rockingham in Shenandoah District football action. Stonewall Jackson sophomore Rion ...

Byrd Jr. helps give Hornets more balanced offensive attack

WINCHESTER - One bright spot for Shenandoah University’s football team on Saturday was the play of freshman Rahsadeen Byrd Jr. The running back had his second straight strong game for the Hornets, which could help give the team a more balanced offense. “It felt good running the ball,” ...

Turnovers haunt Hornets in loss to Yellow Jackets

WINCHESTER - Shenandoah University got off to a slow start against Randolph-Macon College on Saturday and could never recover. The Hornets turned the ball over three times and had a punt blocked in a 45-14 loss to the Yellow Jackets in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference football ...

Missed opportunities in first half doom Generals in loss to Cougars

QUICKSBURG - Stonewall Jackson didn’t get a victory on Friday night, but head coach Pete Lampman saw some positives from his team. The Generals played for four quarters and had some chances in the first half to keep the game close in an eventual 42-0 loss to Stuarts Draft in Shenandoah ...

Versatile Roy making impact for Hawks on both sides of ball

FRONT ROYAL – Marcel Roy brings some versatility to Skyline’s offensive line. The senior can play anywhere head football coach Heath Gilbert needs him to, and it’s paid dividends for the Hawks the last few years. Roy played at center on the offensive line the past two years, before ...

Focused Falcons ready to face Mountaineers

WOODSTOCK – After a hard-fought battle last week, Central head football coach Mike Yew said he doesn’t expect any kind of let down from his team this week against Madison County. The Falcons play at Madison County at 7:30 tonight in a Bull Run District contest. Last week, the Falcons saw a ...

Blue Devils will be another tough challenge for Wildcats

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County has endured some tough losses this season against quality opponents in a winless start to the year. Things won’t get easier for the Wildcats tonight as they play at Culpeper County. The Blue Devils lead the Class 3, Region B VHSL playoff power ratings, while the ...

Skyline Football Notebook: Hawks mix in fun, hard work on bye week

FRONT ROYAL – Skyline football coach Heath Gilbert said that it’s important for his players to be able to enjoy their bye week. That’s why each year they have a dodgeball tournament during the bye week. This week is Skyline’s bye week, and Gilbert said they had this year’s dodgeball ...

Hogan adjusting well to new position for Wildcats

FRONT ROYAL - Brianna Hogan is adjusting well to her new role with Warren County. The junior moved from outside hitter to middle hitter this season for the Wildcats’ volleyball team, and on Tuesday she showed how formidable she can be. Hogan helped lead Warren County to a 3-0 (25-9, 25-15, ...

Hawks looking to take next step after loss to Warren

FRONT ROYAL – Skyline has shown that it can play with all the best teams in the region. Now assistant volleyball coach Kaitlin Erdman wants her team to take the next step – having a better mentality throughout a match. The Hawks played even in spurts with cross-town rival and defending ...

Stickley ties for fourth overall, leads Rams to fifth-place team finish

Seth Stickley couldn’t have picked a much better way to close out his golf career. The Strasburg senior shot a 75 in the Class 2 State Golf Championships Tuesday held at the Lonesome Pine Country Club in Big Stone Gap. Stickley finished tied for fourth overall. “I think I played great,” ...

Burr twins play key role in Strasburg’s success this season

STRASBURG - Jack and James Burr didn't get to play in the golf postseason as freshmen due to some bad timing. But today, the Strasburg twin brothers will be ending their high school golf careers with a trip to the state tournament. The Rams will be one of eight teams competing in the Class 2 ...

Rams dominate in Bull Run District opener

STRASBURG - Strasburg put together a dominant first half on Friday night in its Bull Run District opener. The Rams controlled the game in every aspect in the opening half en route to a 35-7 victory over George Mason. Strasburg senior Stephen Kloosterman said it was a good feeling to get the ...

Generals looking to repeat history and snap losing streak

QUICKSBURG - Stonewall Jackson is hoping history repeats itself tonight. The Generals have lost 33 straight games. The last time they won was against Page County, 51-24, on Sept. 24, 2015. It was the Panthers’ homecoming game. Stonewall Jackson plays at Page County tonight for the ...

Rams excited to start Bull Run District season

STRASBURG - Strasburg opens its Bull Run District season tonight as it hosts George Mason, and the Rams are eager to get the district season started. Strasburg junior Trevor Sager said it's important to start district play with a win. "The first district game doesn't sound like a big game, ...

Falcons, Eagles ready for another Bull Run clash

WOODSTOCK – One of the top rivalries in the area takes place again tonight as Central hosts Clarke County. The two teams have been regularly at the top of the Bull Run District for the last 10 years. Central head coach Mike Yew said that the players have no problem getting ready for ...