FRONT ROYAL --Maria Marston has been in the zone lately for Central. On Tuesday night she gave the Falcons a big lift and guided them to a big win.

FRONT ROYAL - The Warren County Wildcats had their four-year tournament winning streak snapped on Saturday at their annual invitational wrestling tournament, but still managed a runner-up finish despite having a pair of starters missing from their lineup.

Bringing the intensity for four quarters. That was the focus for Central in the Falcons home win against Stonewall Jackson on Monday. The Falcons delivered, jumping out to a 21-7 lead after the first quarter and eventually defeating the Generals 66-27.

WOODSTOCK — Central boys basketball coach Jeff Whittle wanted his team to rebound and play better defense in the second half against Shenandoah County rival Strasburg on Wednesday night. The Falcons listened and achieved it.

FRONT ROYAL — Poor weather on Friday prompted the alteration of the Class 3/4 Northwestern District wrestling tournament from a two-day individual bracket format to a single-day string of duals, but host Skyline capitalized on the opportunity it was afforded on Saturday.

WOODSTOCK — A Strasburg wrestling team breaking in some young and inexperienced grapplers under a new head coach got its first chance at some live action on Wednesday. The Rams’ performance in their season opener was an encouraging first step.

STRASBURG — Between injuries, illness and late arrivals from the football team, Central’s boys basketball team slogged through the preseason at less than full speed. The Falcons treated fans to a glimpse on Friday night of what they could look like when they do start consistently hitting the…

Strasburg senior Jalen Bray smirked as he mentioned that he’s picked up on some tendencies of Rams’ quarterback Chase Hart after playing alongside Hart for the past three high school football seasons, ones he thinks he can use to his advantage this weekend. Whether Bray was serious or not, i…

WOODSTOCK – Strasburg’s girls basketball team is 2-0 after the first week of the season, but the Rams know they have a ways to go if they hope to make a return trip to the Class 2 state tournament this winter.

STEPHENS CITY — Sherando had almost as many players dressed in street clothes as it did players dressed to play in Tuesday’s season opener. However, that didn’t slow down a young Sherando squad.

STEPHENS CITY — Dominic Strother didn’t get to play as much as he would have liked on Tuesday night, but when he was in the game he made a huge difference.