FRONT ROYAL – As the most experienced player back from a Strasburg golf program that made its first-ever state tournament appearance as a team in 2018, senior Drew Thomas is the natural choice to fill the Rams’ top spot in the lineup this fall. Thomas played like a No. 1 in Strasburg’s 2019 …

The high school football season is fast approaching and there are many changes in this year’s schedule. Due to the Virginia High School League realignment, there will be a lot of new match-ups in and out of the district.

Central and Strasburg high schools saw a pair of long-tenured boys soccer coaches depart, while Stonewall Jackson Athletic Director Mike Lenox had to fill five varsity head coaching vacancies as part of the coaching turnover between the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years.

In an ideal world, Skyline Athletic Director Bill Cupp would have the Class 3 Northwestern District hold tournaments in all its team sports, from which a specified number of teams would emerge and advance to the Virginia High School League’s Region 3B tournament.

Ty Waits, Sherando: The junior was 10th in the Class 4 800 (1:57.63). Waits helped lead Sherando to a tie for seventh place in the Class 4 state meet.

Sabrina Wilkins, Skyline: The junior was fourth in the Class 3 state meet in the 800 (2:22.30). Wilkins finished second in the Region 3B 800 (2:21.53).

ELKTON — Strasburg’s Kyierra Ashby came tantalizingly close to qualifying for the Class 2 State Track and Field Championships a year ago, and achieving that feat was at the top of her list of goals heading into her junior season. As it turns out, Ashby figures to be pretty busy when she retu…

ELKTON — Moments after completing his race in the boys 200-meter dash at the Region 2B Track and Field Championships at East Rockingham on Wednesday afternoon, Central senior Kyle Clanton, bent over with his hands on his knees, said through panting breaths and a grin, “Whew, had to make a li…

WOODSTOCK – Central’s boys soccer team could’ve made it four straight trips to the Bull Run District tournament championship game and added a home game to their schedule in the upcoming Region 2B tournament. Clarke County spoiled the Falcons’ quest for both of those achievements on Tuesday evening.