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WOODSTOCK - Central boys basketball coach Jeff Whittle sat down with Jared Patton before last season started and asked him to switch from shooting guard to point guard. It's a move that has worked out well for the Falcons.

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SALEM — A year ago, Central wrestler Billy Ball made his first trip to the Virginia High School League Class 2 State Wrestling Championships and went home empty-handed after going 2-2. He left with some hardware following his second trip to the Salem Civic Center on Saturday.

The area’s six local high schools are sending 37 wrestlers to compete in the Virginia High School League state tournaments across Class 1 through 4 starting this afternoon. Of those 37, 22 have qualified for the state championships in seasons past and 13 have earned state placement in their …

WOODSTOCK — At various points throughout the season, several of Central’s boys basketball players have credited the Falcons’ rise in defensive intensity for propelling them to victory. Wednesday’s Bull Run District tournament semifinal game against Strasburg presented yet another example of …

The swimming state championships are being held today and Friday in Richmond and there are plenty of local swimmers vying for titles.

STRASBURG — Having come up a win short of qualifying for the Class 2 state wrestling tournament a year ago, Central sophomore 106-pounder Andrew Scibelli had reason to be a little extra amped for Saturday’s Region 2B Championships at Strasburg.

WOODSTOCK — Somewhere among the muddled mess of 66 turnovers, 32 missed free throws and 44 fouls, a girls basketball game was played on Friday night at Central that decided the playoff fates of the two teams involved.

Strasburg wrestling coach Mike Wood said recently that he can see a scenario in which the Rams advance only four wrestlers to next weekend’s Class 2 state tournament. He can also see one in which the Rams send nine to Salem. Strasburg will find out which is the more accurate vision on Saturday.

WOODSTOCK — Declan Franklin has known for quite a while where he wanted to attend college and recently the Central senior got his wish.

STRASBURG - Central and Strasburg have both struggled with second-half starts this season. However, on Saturday night the Falcons were able to fix their problem while the Rams' struggles continued.

STRASBURG - Strasburg has had to overcome a little adversity this season, but on Saturday that made winning the Bull Run District wrestling title that much sweeter.

The rules will be slightly different, but Strasburg’s success a month ago at the Bull Run District Duals should have the Rams feeling like the favorites heading into the district tournament this morning.

QUICKSBURG — Central’s boys basketball team finished off the regular-season sweep of county rival Stonewall Jackson on Monday night, but it wasn’t exactly in the same dominant fashion as the Falcons’ 45-point blowout on Dec. 10.

WOODSTOCK - The latest installment of the Central-George Mason boys basketball rivalry lived up to expectations, but it was he Mustangs who made all the right plays down the stretch. 

Strasburg swim coach Ina Rae Crisman said the Rams are working toward a “common goal” as they head into today’s Bull Run District Championships in Manassas. The Rams used one final tuneup before the start of the postseason to top a pair of rivals.

WOODSTOCK -- It wasn’t quite a must-win status, but the Central’s girls basketball game against Madison County on Friday night was a critical one for the Falcons’ Bull Run District hopes.

STRASBURG - Strasburg picked a good time to have its best defensive performance of the season.

WOODSTOCK — Minutes after Central’s boys basketball team thumped rival Strasburg on Tuesday night, Falcons head coach Jeff Whittle noted the Rams’ poor shooting performance in the Bull Run District contest.

WOODSTOCK -- Strasburg stood toe-to-toe with -- and even led -- county rival Central for a quarter and a half when the two boys basketball teams met on Tuesday evening. The Falcons romped their way through the game’s final 20 minutes.