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BRIDGEWATER — A lot had changed in the 15 months since Bridgewater College last played a football game. But a crushing defense and an offense designed to keep the opposition on its heels remained the same for the Eagles, who opened their 2021 spring season with a 27-21 victory against Shenandoah.

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QUICKSBURG — There were sure to be mistakes when Strasburg and Stonewall Jackson squared off on the football field for a spring opener that ended a 15-month layoff from high school competition on Saturday afternoon. The Rams hid those blunders behind a barrage of big plays and a stifling def…

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FRONT ROYAL — Things haven’t gone as Warren County would have liked in the preseason, but the Wildcats have overcome the adversity and are excited for their first game on Saturday against Brentsville.

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STRASBURG — Strasburg may have lost some key players to graduation last year, but that doesn’t mean the Rams won’t have a strong team this season.

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Stonewall Jackson head football coach Kyle Kokkonen said recently that players with Austin Ritchie’s athleticism and versatility are necessary for the Generals, who often rely on such players to fill multiple positions and roles. Ritchie has added a leadership component to his skillset this …

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SALEM — Strasburg wrestling coach Daniel Reynolds said freshman 106-pounder Heath Burks was “radiating confidence” when he and his teammates arrived at the Salem Civic Center for Monday’s Virginia High School League Class 2 State Championships. Burks rode that self-assuredness all the way to…

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FRONT ROYAL – Skyline has a lot of weapons on offense, but head football coach Heath Gilbert said it wasn’t the quarterback or the wide receivers who were the most valuable to his squad on offense last year – it was fullback Darion Santucci.

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SALEM – Skyline entered the Virginia High School League 2021 Class 3 state wrestling tournament having had two wrestlers win state titles in the first 13 years of the program’s history. By the time the Hawks left the Salem Civic Center on Sunday night, they’d more than doubled that total.

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FOREST – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has voted to expand its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments next month in order to provide additional competitive opportunities for its member programs, the league announced on Friday.