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On Campus Notebook: Aston making big impact at Pittsburgh

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. His individual statistical numbers may not show it, but the redshirt senior fullback has ...

On Campus Notebook: Warren County grad Troxell notches 1,000 collegiate kill

A few weeks ago Randolph College's Autumn Troxell (Warren County '15) had a historic moment on the volleyball court. The senior outside hitter became only the second player in program history to notch 1,000 career kills. Troxell had 11 kills in a 3-0 victory over Emory & Henry (25-18, ...

Byrd Jr. helps give Hornets more balanced offensive attack

WINCHESTER - One bright spot for Shenandoah University’s football team on Saturday was the play of freshman Rahsadeen Byrd Jr. The running back had his second straight strong game for the Hornets, which could help give the team a more balanced offense. “It felt good running the ball,” ...

On Campus Notebook: Sherando grad Eppard having success at Shepherd

David Eppard (Sherando '17) is having a solid season for Shepherd University this year. The sophomore linebacker is tied for third on the team with 14 total tackles. Eppard has five solo tackles and nine assisted tackles. He has played in all four games for the Rams. In a 35-33 loss to Notre ...

On Campus Notebook: Rivers making impact at Virginia Tech

Dylan Rivers (Sherando '17) is off to a great start for Virginia Tech's football team this season. The sophomore linebacker is third on the team with eight total tackles for the Hokies. He started in both games. Rivers has five solo tackles and three assists. All five solo tackles came in the ...

Front Royal Post 53 excited about baseball squad this season

FRONT ROYAL - The weather has taken a toll on Front Royal Post 53's American Legion team this season, but it hasn't dampened the team's expectations and potential. Post 53 played only its second game of the season on Thursday, a 3-1 loss to Ashburn Post 2001, but the players were still ...

New Market Notebook: Rebels struggling to find consistency

Things haven’t gone quite the way New Market head coach Zac Cole thought they would early in the Valley Baseball League season. The Rebels have struggled and are off to a 6-7 start. They are in third place in the VBL’s North Division and four games behind first-place Front ...

Former MMA postgrad players returning for alumni game

WOODSTOCK - Chad Myers is finally seeing one of his dreams come to fruition. The Massanutten Military Academy postgrad basketball coach will get to have most of his former players back in town at the same time this weekend for an MMA postgrad basketball alumni game. The game will be held ...

Balanced Cardinals enjoying best record in VBL

FRONT ROYAL – Front Royal has been sitting firmly in first place in the Valley Baseball League’s North Division all season and the Cardinals have done it by being solid with both offense and pitching. The Cardinals have the best record in the entire league at 10-3, and head coach Zeke ...

Offense big strength for Express this season

STRASBURG - The bats are starting to come to life for the Strasburg Express and head coach Anthony Goncalves hopes more and more wins will soon follow. The Express started the season off slowly with five losses, but have won two of their last three Valley Baseball League contests led by a ...

River Bandits off to slow start in Valley Baseball League

WOODSTOCK - The Woodstock River Bandits are off to a rocky start in the Valley Baseball League this season. The River Bandits have lost seven straight games, and head coach Greg Keaton said there is still time to turn things around, but they need to do it soon. “There’s not much to be ...

Stonewall grad Harlow taken in MLB Draft by Rockies in 30th round

Colton Harlow's life-long dream came true on Wednesday, and he was able to share the moment with his family. Harlow was drafted in the 30th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday. The 2014 Stonewall Jackson graduate and 2018 JMU graduate said that he ...

On Campus Notebook: Lane continues to make strides at George Mason University

Davina Lane (Sherando '17) continues to put together an impressive freshman track and field season at George Mason University. Lane finished eighth in the 400-meter hurdles at the Duke Invitational on April 21 at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She finished the finals in a time of ...

Yellow Jackets sweep Hornets in key ODAC baseball doubleheader

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. The Yellow Jackets used two strong pitching performances to sweep ...

Central’s Bright commits to Glenville State College

WOODSTOCK - Varsey Bright is going to play football at the next level. The Central senior recently committed to play football next season at Division II Glenville State College. “ I went to go visit the school. I just liked it,” Bright said in an interview after track and field practice ...

On Campus Notebook: Ansbro making impact at George Mason University

Bekah Ansbro (Central '16) is putting together another solid season for George Mason University. The sophomore pitcher has started a team-best 10 games and appeared in 13 games. She has thrown four complete games and has a 2-6 record with a 3.73 ERA. Ansbro has pitched 56.1 innings and also ...

Christendom’s Briggs named Student-Athlete of the Year

Helena Briggs was recently named the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association National Student-Athlete of the Year. The Christendom College two-sport star is studying abroad in Rome, Italy, for the semester and stated in an e-mail that she was shocked when she found out she had won the award. "To ...

Local trio making big impact for JMU baseball

HARRISONBURG – Colton Harlow, Conor Hartigan and Garrett Richards bring a local flavor to James Madison University’s baseball team and the trio are playing a big role in the Dukes’ success this season. Harlow, a 2014 Stonewall Jackson graduate, is JMU’s No. 1 pitcher. Hartigan, a ...