MADISON — Strasburg set the tone from the very first play from scrimmage in its 53-16 thumping of Madison County on Friday night.

FALLS CHURCH — A Central football team that has grown accustomed to success finds itself in some new territory after a 15-13 setback on the road at George Mason on Friday night.

FRONT ROYAL -Sometimes high school football teams use their annual homecoming game as motivation. Other times the activities of the week become a distraction.

WINCHESTER – After testing itself, and falling short, against one of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference’s best last weekend, Shenandoah University’s football team will look to get back on track against a scuffling Hampden-Sydney squad today.

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WOODSTOCK – Shannon Vernick never had any doubt. Her team was down two sets to zero. They were playing in a noisy gym on the road, but the Warren County senior knew her team was capable of making the comeback.

QUICKSBURG — Many players on Stonewall Jackson’s football team had never won a game at any level before this season. Two wins in the last three games have created a bit of a different vibe for the Generals as they head into a Week 8 matchup at Clarke County.

STRASBURG — Since a loss at home to Page County in its Bull Run District opener on Sept. 27, Strasburg’s football team has rolled to comfortable wins over district foes Rappahannock County and East Rockingham over the last two weeks.

WOODSTOCK — Central’s first district game as a newcomer to the Class 3 Northwestern went awry last week, as the Falcons dropped a 35-21 game at home to Skyline. The Falcons will try to get back on track during a trip to Falls Church tonight.

WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah University’s football team was rolling after back-to-back conference wins heading into last weekend’s road game at Randolph-Macon. A matchup with the defending Old Dominion Athletic Conference Yellow Jackets on Saturday showed the Hornets need to be better on game da…

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Stonewall Jackson High School and the community lost a local football legend on Tuesday night when longtime football and track and field coach Dick Krol passed away.

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QUICKSBURG — Zach Wine had a tough decision to make before his freshman year and he decided to go out for cross country instead of football. It’s been a decision that paid off for him and the cross country team.

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A golf season that saw Strasburg win its second straight Bull Run District tournament championship and its first-ever regional title fizzled out with a lackluster performance in the Virginia High School League Class 2 state tournament on Monday.

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Talk to three different deer hunters about the present quality of deer hunting in the Shenandoah Valley and you’ll likely get three different opinions. The fact is, hunting quality can vary widely from property to property. It can vary dramatically from day to day. And it can be different fr…

WOODSTOCK - Skyline sophomore quarterback Blake Appleton came up with two big plays in the fourth quarter against Central as the Hawks pulled away late for a 35-21 win over the Falcons.

ASHLAND -- Shenandoah University turned the football over five times and had a failed fourth-down conversion in the red zone as the Hornets fell to Randolph-Macon, 35-14, in an Old Dominion Athletic contest on Saturday afternoon.

Allie Heselton, 8, of Middletown, tries on the Sorting Hat during the Festival That Must Not Be Named on Saturday in Strasburg.

STRASBURG -- Chase Hart hasn’t played in the secondary much this season, but on Friday night he showed what he can do as a defensive back.

FRONT ROYAL -- There were plenty of chances throughout Friday night’s football game against George Mason for Warren County to concede that it just wasn’t its night.

WINCHESTER – Coaches and teammates refer to linebacker Bernie Hayes III as the “old man” of Shenandoah University’s defense, a nod to both Hayes’ seniority on the team and a gait that lends itself to an older generation.

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team is feeling good after back-to-back conference wins helped erase much of the sting from a Week 3 loss to Bridgewater in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference opener. The Hornets will find out just how good they actually are this weekend.

STRASBURG – The first time Strasburg played Luray the Rams lost on the road. This time around, it was a different scene. First, both teams traded their regular jersey colors for pink uniforms. The Rams’ jerseys read “Diggin’ Pink” and proceeds from the concession stand went to breast cancer …

Central enters its Week 7 matchup against Skyline coming off a bye week following a gritty win over Staunton, its third win in its last four games. The Hawks, meanwhile, limp into tonight's contest having lost three straight games against some of the toughest competition they’ll see all year.

FRONT ROYAL — Given how tough Warren County’s first-half schedule was this football season, the Wildcats could rightfully feel that they’re entering the more winnable part of the season with the start of Class 3 Northwestern District play against George Mason tonight.

WINCHESTER — The 2019 college football season has been one of Shenandoah University trying to find a new offensive identity. As the midway point of the season approaches, Hornets head coach Scott Yoder feels his team has developed one.