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FRONT ROYAL — Warren County girls basketball coach Randy Bush has been telling his team all season that they’re getting closer to playing their best and on Tuesday they did.

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WINCHESTER — Millbrook’s girls basketball team didn’t shoot well in the first half and ended Tuesday’s Class 4 Northwestern District tournament semifinal game against No. 4 Sherando with just a 35-percent mark from the field. But the Pioneers harassed the Warriors on the other end of the cou…

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Strasburg has high hopes when its boys and girls swim teams compete in the Class 2 State Swimming Championships Thursday in Richmond.

You won’t catch as many fish as you do on spring and summer outings, but no time of year offers a better chance for trophy bass than late winter. You could well latch onto the fish of a lifetime now, with February and March being two of the top months of the year for citation-sized (8 pound)…

STRASBURG – At the start of the wrestling season, Strasburg first-year head coach and former grappler Daniel Reynolds said his goal was to get the Rams back to championship caliber. Strasburg cruised to the Bull Run District title last weekend and could cross another item off its checklist t…

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WINCHESTER — Sherando’s boys basketball team, which had tested Millbrook twice in a pair of two-possession losses during the regular season, held a lead at halftime of Thursday’s Class 4 Northwestern District tournament quarterfinal game against the top-seeded Pioneers. A decisive Millbrook …

Stonewall Jackson and Strasburg’s girls basketball teams are already in regionals, but each team would like nothing better than to add a trophy and gain some momentum when they play in the Bull Run District tournament.

FRONT ROYAL — Skyline’s wrestling team has been aiming high all season long, and junior Tyler Davis said the Hawks’ have been “all business” in the practice room since Day 1. With the postseason officially here, it sounds like the Hawks are zeroed in as they hunt the program’s first regional…

For Stonewall Jackson’s boys basketball team, the Bull Run District tournament trophy is all they have to play for. For Strasburg’s boys basketball team, it’s a chance to continue playing at the high level they’ve been at for the last few weeks.

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STEPHENS CITY -- Sherando’s boys and girls basketball teams play in the Class 4 Northwestern District tournament quarterfinals today and both squads have reason to be optimistic.

FRONT ROYAL -- Warren County’s boys basketball team led by as many as 16 points in the third period of Tuesday’s Class 3 Northwestern District contest against Manassas Park, but the Wildcats let slip the chance to snag their third straight win.

WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah University’s baseball program set the bar high for this year’s squad by winning back-to-back Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament titles in 2018 and 2019. But lofty expectations are the norm for the Hornets under longtime head coach Kevin Anderson, and senior …

As hunting seasons wind to a close, it’s a good time to think about new gear that might be useful for next year’s outings here in the Shenandoah Valley or adventures out of state or even out of the country. Here’s a rundown on some of the latest new hunting equipment companies have unveiled …

The Region 2B and Region 3B boys and girls basketball tournaments will be starting over the next two weeks and both regions use a power-point system to determine seedings, but they do it in different ways. The systems are used for all team sports, except football.

FRONT ROYAL -- Central boys basketball coach Jeff Whittle wanted to see one main thing from his team on Friday -- a strong defensive game. Whittle got his wish.

STRASBURG -- Seniors stepped up for Strasburg’s girls basketball team in their final home regular season game of the year, propelling them to a 54-52 win over Stonewall Jackson in overtime.

QUICKSBURG -- Strasburg wrestling coach Daniel Reynolds said two days before the Bull Run District tournament that he felt the Rams had as good a shot as any to leave Stonewall Jackson High School with the championship trophy. Sending 10 wrestlers into the finals on Saturday afternoon made S…

WOODSTOCK -- Skyline’s and Central’s girls basketball teams each were in the bottom half of the Region 3B power-point standings last week, but the two programs are trending in opposite directions as the regular season nears its end.

FOREST — Shenandoah University’s baseball team, the two-time defending Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament champion, was picked second in the preseason ODAC poll conducted by league coaches.