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 winter. You could well latch onto the fish of a lifetime now, with December through March being one of the best times of the year for citation-sized (8 pound) …

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The high school sports season is scheduled to start Dec. 21, but due to Gov. Ralph Northam’s latest guidelines on COVID-19, only 25 spectators will be allowed at each game. That has area schools scrambling to figure out ways to broadcast games to local fans.

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FRONT ROYAL – Mason Schmitz didn’t play organized basketball until he was in seventh grade, but most of his basketball experience has come from playing street ball on different playgrounds throughout Front Royal.

The woods seemed unusually quiet in Shenandoah County during the muzzleloader season. But perhaps that was just true in the area I hunt in the western part of the county near North Mountain.

QUICKSBURG -- Stonewall Jackson girls basketball coach Jeff Burner thought Morgan Gibson could be a good experiment and she turned out to have an even bigger impact on his team that he would have first imagined.

Shenandoah University head wrestling coach Tim McGuire said his team was just starting to hit the point where practices and workouts, which were taking place with no concrete season yet in sight, were beginning to produce a wearing-down effect before the university announced on Tuesday its p…

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WINCHESTER — DeShon Foxx, a former University of Connecticut football player who spent two seasons in the NFL, has joined Shenandoah University’s athletic department in an administrative role, the school announced on Thursday.

Molly Robinson spent much of the first decade of her life in Texas, and starting next fall she’ll be spending the next four years of her life in another state located in the central part of the country.

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Shenandoah University announced its plan to return to athletic competition on Tuesday afternoon, beginning with the start of winter sports at the beginning of the spring semester in late January.

While COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the country, there’s a far less serious condition some hunters will deal with as rifle season swings in. It’s a malady that every hunter knows the signs and symptoms of. Fortunately, they do not last long. In fact, they are present for only a few…

STRASBURG – While the COVID-19 pandemic has been tough for everyone, Strasburg Athletic Director Matt Hiserman was able to turn a bad situation into a positive one.

When the weather turns cold, many sportsmen devote themselves exclusively to hunting. But this is also a good time to improve your fishing skills. If you’ve always thought about taking up fly fishing or want to improve your technique at that sport, you’re in luck. One of the best places to u…

At the end of October and early November, bow hunting can get especially hard. Deer that had not been pressured all spring and summer start to feel the effect of hunters coming and going into the woods every day and don’t move as much as they did during the first weekend or two of the season…

QUICKSBURG — When high school sports athletes weren’t allowed to be in the gym due to the COVID-19 pandemic during the early part of summer, Stonewall Jackson girls basketball coach Jeff Burner came up with an idea to help his players.

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FRONT ROYAL — Skyline’s boys basketball team brought home a trophy last weekend. It could be the first of several trophies for the team this high school season.

QUICKSBURG — When Stonewall Jackson’s cross country team found out that their teammate, Martin Hernandez, had a setback in his battle with cancer this summer, they went to head coach Mary Clanahan to see if there was something they could do for him — and the idea for ‘Miles for Martin’ was born.

When gun seasons open for deer over the next few weeks, most hunters will be hunting from tree stands or ground blinds. But if you prefer to put on “drives,” here are some strategies to make them more successful and safe. Even if you don’t turn to this method regularly, sometimes it’s worth …

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WINCHESTER — As he stood off to the side of the turf football field at Shentel Stadium and watched his teammates take part in a recent practice, Shenandoah University senior defensive back Daquan Pridget said he looks back on his past, some of shadowed by dark moments in his life, and realiz…

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The Top of Virginia Hockey Alliance broke ground on an outdoor inline hockey rink behind James Wood Middle School last month, more than two years after proposing the project to Frederick County Public Schools.

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WINCHESTER – In a COVID-less world, Shenandoah University’s football team would be squaring off against Randolph-Macon in its homecoming game this weekend at Shentel Stadium. Instead, those bragging rights will be won on the virtual gridiron.

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The Virginia High School League is looking into the possibility of changing the number of classifications starting with the 2023-2024 high school season.

STEPHENS CITY — In an interview last month for a story about the 2016 Millbrook football team, former Pioneer center Nic Kline recalled that there was a lot of “chirping” prior to the team’s clash with rival Sherando to end the regular season.

Legs weary from the long morning of hunting, I was just about to take a break when suddenly there they were, right in front of me: 10 to 12 turkeys. Their brown and black feathers reflected the bright midday sun like a mirror.

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QUICKSBURG – Rion Dennison knows how to play just about every position on the football field.

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This week marks the end of our Flashback Friday series, in which we took a look back at historical football teams from the five public high schools in Shenandoah and Warren counties. To conclude the series, we’ll shift gears from our glimpse into the past and instead look ahead to what is (h…

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The upcoming high school sports calendar, should it indeed happen as the state continues to battle COVID-19, will feature plenty of oddities this school year as schools work to fit their schedules to the Virginia High School League’s condensed-season format. Few schedules may stray further f…

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FRONT ROYAL — With football season not slated to start until February, Skyline and Warren County have been getting a head start on the upcoming year. They have been playing in a 7-on-7 passing league in Fauquier County.

Sometimes the best lure for catching a bass, striper or walleye, isn’t the latest brand new hi-tech product but rather an old offering that has proven its worth over many generations of fishermen. One such lure is the Rat-L-Trap. Today, we’ll take a look at why that lure is still so producti…