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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.

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WOODSTOCK — Central wrestling coach Greg Stickles tried for some time to lure Nick Houghton away from the basketball court and onto the wrestling mat, a move Houghton finally took a crack at during his senior year this winter. Something struck Houghton the moment he entered the Falcons’ wres…

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WOODSTOCK — Central girls basketball coach Bryan Scott said he was walking off the floor at Jerry Walters Court after Wednesday’s home win over George Mason when one of the referees, who had just officiated his first Falcon game of the season, told him that his team looked “pretty good.” Sco…

FALLS CHURCH -- Central’s boys basketball team couldn’t keep pace with a hot-shooting George Mason team in the second half of Tuesday’s Bull Run District contest, continuing a recent trend that has seen the Falcons struggle to find consistency on the offensive end.

FALLS CHURCH -- Central’s boys basketball team had a chance to take a major step toward its Bull Run District title defense on Tuesday night. Instead, George Mason, likely the biggest threat to a repeat performance for the Falcons, roughed up the district’s defending regular-season and tourn…

WOODSTOCK – Sam Shifflett knew what many of the teams were thinking about him after his sophomore year — ‘he’s just a 3-point shooter.’ So he decided to change that, and this season he’s shown just how versatile his game can be.

WOODSTOCK — Given how handily Central’s girls basketball team lost its previous two games, Saturday’s win over Skyline would’ve been a beautiful sight no matter how the Falcons got it.

WOODSTOCK — Saturday’s non-district boys basketball game between Central and Skyline began as a back-and-forth affair that featured three ties and seven lead changes in the first half. The second half belonged almost entirely to the Falcons.

The inaugural Valley Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Series Football game, held Sunday at James Madison University’s Bridgeforth Stadium, was a success.

STEPHENS CITY — Sherando girls basketball coach Mike Marsh came in with a different game plan against Central on Wednesday night and it worked out well for the Warriors.

WOODSTOCK — For Sherando girls basketball coach Mike Marsh, Friday’s non-district game at Central was lost during a five-minute span to start the third period.

WOODSTOCK — Central’s girls basketball team got back on the winning side of things with a 52-48 victory over Sherando on Friday night, and it did so following a formula that figures to be the key to the Falcons’ success all season.

WOODSTOCK – Central saw some momentum slip away in the second quarter, but the Falcons didn’t waste any time in getting it back in the second half.

FRONT ROYAL — Central’s boys basketball team knew what it had in established varsity veterans like Jared Patton and Sam Shifflett, two returning starters from last season’s state semifinal squad. What head coach Jeff Whittle needed was some lesser-known players to step up and fill the void l…

FRONT ROYAL — Skyline gained momentum in the second quarter on Monday night and didn’t look back.

FRONT ROYAL — It wasn’t the statement win that would’ve gone a long way toward building a sense of confidence within Skyline’s boys basketball program early in the season, but there was still some good to be gleaned from Monday's 73-66 loss at home to Central.

WOODSTOCK – Certain circumstances led to Greg Stickles assuming an eleventh-hour role as Central’s head wrestling coach last season. Entering his second season, Stickles now finds himself in a more comfortable position as the Falcons prepare to open their season in a tournament at Loudoun Co…