Plenty of events shaped the area’s sports landscape outside of the high school scene in 2019.
STEPHENS CITY – Blake Conner wanted to go to Shepherd University in West Virginia and when the school made her a scholarship offer, she got her wish.
Lauren Sims (Skyline ’19) is off to a good start in her collegiate women’s golf career at Christopher Newport University.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Just as quickly as Chattanooga showed it could hang, D’Angelo Amos dashed the Mocs’ hopes of an upset.
One visit is all it took for Chase Hart to know where he belonged.
A postseason to remember will continue for the Shenandoah University baseball team.
George Mason swept the Atlantic 10 Men’s and Women’s Track and field Championships over the weekend, and Davina Lane (Sherando ’17) played a role in the victory.
FRONT ROYAL — Warren County’s Keegan Brade and Ronnie Dodson achieved life-long dreams on Thursday.
Bekah Ansbro (Central ’16) was named the Atlantic 10 Softball Pitcher of the Week on Monday for the second time this season.
A quartet of local athletes are making an impact on Eastern Mennonite University’s track and field program this season.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Now that, Virginia, is the way to close out a season.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The final seconds ticked down and the celebration began for Virginia Tech. The more than half-century wait for a return to the Sweet 16 was finally over.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Virginia coach Tony Bennett made a last-minute change in his starting lineup and the top-seeded Cavaliers finally breezed through an NCAA Tournament game to make their first Sweet 16 in three years.
Shenandoah junior forward Jordan Sondrol (right), an All-ODAC selection as a sophomore, is one of 17 players who could be back for next year's team.
WINCHESTER — When the Shenandoah University women's basketball team takes the floor today in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, for the program's first NCAA Division III Tournament game in 19 years, it will do so with the knowledge that its opponent has plenty of offensive firepower.
Grant Golden is continuing his strong season for the University of Richmond’s men’s basketball team.
WOODSTOCK — Declan Franklin has known for quite a while where he wanted to attend college and recently the Central senior got his wish.
Rasir Bolton (MMA post-grad ’18) is having a great freshman season for Penn State University.
Nichole Rittgers (Warren County ’18) is having a solid freshman season at Covenant College, located in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, this year.
Middletown natives Grant and Bryce Golden are both playing for Division 1 college basketball teams this season and helping their teams succeed.
Concord University is off to a solid start, and Tamra Scott (Central ’17) is playing a key role in the team’s success.
Lenoir-Rhyne University is playing in the NCAA Division II Super Region 2 football finals this weekend and Ronnie Clifton (Skyline ’15) has played a big role in the team’s success.
The University of Pittsburgh’s football team is in first place in the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference, and George Aston (Sherando ’14) has played a key role in the team’s success.
A few weeks ago Randolph College’s Autumn Troxell (Warren County ’15) had a historic moment on the volleyball court.
WINCHESTER – One bright spot for Shenandoah University’s football team on Saturday was the play of freshman Rahsadeen Byrd Jr.
David Eppard (Sherando ’17) is having a solid season for Shepherd University this year.
Old Dominion University pulled off one of the biggest upsets in years on Saturday when the Monarchs beat Virginia Tech, 49-35. A former Massanutten Military Academy standout ad a big role in the win.
Dylan Rivers (Sherando ’17) is off to a great start for Virginia Tech’s football team this season.
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Things haven’t gone quite the way New Market head coach Zac Cole thought they would early in the Valley Baseball League season.
WOODSTOCK – Chad Myers is finally seeing one of his dreams come to fruition.
New Market third baseman Chase Suddith prepares to put a tag on Front Royal’s Alex Briggs as Briggs slides around him during third inning action Monday night at Bing Crosby Park. Briggs was safe on the play. Rich Cooley/DailyFront Royal’s Andrew Burden breaks up a potential double play ball …
Express shortstop Austin Thompson turns a double play as Staunton’s Hayden Leatherwood slides into second base during fifth inning action Thursday night in Strasburg. Rich Cooley/DailyAustin Thompson, right, is greeted at home plate after a fourth inning home run Thursday night against Staun…
WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock River Bandits are off to a rocky start in the Valley Baseball League this season.
Colton Harlow pitches in a game for James Madison University earlier this season. Harlow was drafted in the 30th round of the MLB Draft on Wednesday by the Colorado Rockies. Rich Cooley/Daily fileColton Harlow pitches for James Madison University in a contest earlier this season. The 2014 St…
Joseph Rutherford (Warren County ’17) is not playing for an NCAA baseball team, but he is still playing for a Division 1 school.
Davina Lane (Sherando ’17) continues to put together an impressive freshman track and field season at George Mason University.
WINCHESTER – Two powerhouse Division III baseball teams played a doubleheader on Saturday at Bridgeforth Field in Winchester. At the end of the day, Randolph-Macon College showed why it’s one of the top teams in the country.
WOODSTOCK – Varsey Bright is going to play football at the next level.
Bekah Ansbro (Central ’16) is putting together another solid season for George Mason University.
Helena Briggs was recently named the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association National Student-Athlete of the Year.
JMU pitcher Colton Harlow fires a pitch. Rich Cooley/DailyJMU’s Conor Hartigan runs to third. Rich Cooley/DailyJMU’s Conor Hartigan waits on deck to bat during Friday’s game against Elon University. The local trio of Hartigan, Garrett Richards and Colton Harlow have been major contributors f…
Reid Entsminger (Sherando ’14) had a strong week for Shepherd University’s baseball team last week and he was honored for it.
Zach Beckner (Warren County ’16) is putting together another solid wrestling season for Ferrum College.
WINCHESTER — Shenandoah University’s women’s basketball team christened the opening of the James R. Wilkins Jr. Athletics & Events Center on Wednesday night with the first-ever Shenandoah win.
Davina Lane (Sherando ’17) has started her collegiate track and field career at George Mason University off on the right foot.
Grant Golden is having a big impact on the University of Richmond men’s basketball team this season.
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HARRISONBURG — North Dakota State University head football coach Chris Klieman wasn’t going to let one loss change his team.