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Eagles rally past Rams for Conference 35 victory

STRASBURG — Strasburg experienced a tough lesson on Friday night. The inexperienced Rams saw a 17-point halftime lead slip away as Clarke county rallied for a 69-63 Bull Run District/Conference 35 boys basketball victory. “We’ve never been in those positions too often this year,” ...

Warrior boys find a way in double overtime win over Pioneers

WINCHESTER – Sherando’s boys basketball team found a way to survive on the road against rival Millbrook Friday night. The Warriors couldn’t get shots to fall for most of Friday’s game, but a couple of key defensive stops and some solid free throw shooting down the stretch pushed ...

Prep scores: Jan. 27

Friday’s results Boys basketball Eagles 69, Rams 63 Clarke County 15 10 19 25—69 Strasburg 19 23 11 10 — 63 Clarke County (9-8, 4-6 Bull Run, 3-4 Conference 35) McCaw 4 4-8 12, Good 9 0-1 18, Childs 1 1-2 4, McDonald 4 6-9 14, Rogers 8 0-2 18, Waters 1 2-3 4. Totals 27 13-25 ...

Skyline girls win at Handley

WINCHESTER-Three factors had to coalesce Thursday night to help Skyline High School's girls' basketball team to a district victory at Handley, 44-34. First the Hawks (9-7 overall, 1-3 Northwestern District) had to solve Handley's (2-14, 0-5) zone press defense, which helped the Judges to a ...

Falcons get complete effort, rout Panthers

WOODSTOCK – Following Central High School’s blowout win over Madison County earlier this week, Falcons girls' basketball coach Bryan Scott said he begged his struggling team to carry that momentum over into Thursday night’s home game against Rappahannock County. What Scott got was the ...

Defense propels Eagles past Rams

BERRYVILLE -- Strasburg girls' basketball coach Darin Jenkins knew his young team would have some bumps in the road this season. Thursday night's game with Clarke County was one of those bumps. The Rams struggled against Clarke County's pressure defense in a 79-34 Conference 35 ...

Prep scores: Jan. 26

Thursday’s results Boys basketball Fredericksburg Christian 61, Randolph-Macon Academy 57 Handley 76, Skyline 51 Girls basketball Falcons 69, Panthers 42 Rappahannock County 15 4 10 13 – 42 Central 16 24 23 6 – 69 Rappahannock County (7-12, 2-9 Bull Run District) Estes ...

Craig Murto: This is Not Your Father’s NASCAR

  NASCAR continues to embrace change as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series makes format changes prior to the 2017 season. This a different sport than it was just a few decades ago; it's not your father's NASCAR. First we go The Chase – now called the playoffs –- which ...

Recreation Leagues

Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation Department Men's basketball Division 1/2 Standings: Not Guilty 8-0; Buck's Bombers 7-1; TBD 7-1; MOJO 6-2; Thomas Family Dentistry 4-4; Haun-Magruder 3-5;Saved by the Bench 3-5; Wiseley Law 3-6; Duane Patton Masonry 2-6; SCOGS 2-6; ATI ...

Ram wrestlers breeze to county wrestling title

WOODSTOCK – Strasburg High School has dominated the Shenandoah County wrestling meet in recent years. Even when Rams' head coach Mike Wood opted to rest four regular starters during the annual event on Wednesday, Central and Stonewall Jackson couldn’t keep pace. Strasburg, the lone team ...

Prep scores: Jan. 25

Wednesday’s results Boys basketball Clarke County 67, Warren County 51 George Mason 61, Strasburg 46 Madison County 74, Central 45 Wrestling Shenandoah County meet Team standings: 1. Strasburg 2-0; 2. Stonewall Jackson 1-1; 3. Central 0-2. Strasburg 65, Central 18 152: ...

Central girls swim to county championship

STRASBURG-As a sophomore, Central High School girls' swimmer Ashley Funkhouser set precedents for Shenandoah County in the pool. She was the first Central girls' participant to swim to a Group 2A title in 2016. Along with winning the 50-yard free-style in just her second season of ...

Wilson Memorial holds off Stonewall’s boys

QUICKSBURG -- Wilson Memorial High School boys' basketball coach, Scott Crist, had seen this "movie" before. With his team ahead of Shenandoah District competitor Stonewall Jackson at the Green Hornets' home, Wilson Memorial led Stonewall Jackson by 13 at the half, only to lose 61-58 on Dec. ...

Free-throw shooting costly for Wildcats in defeat

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County couldn't make its free throws, especially when it counted, on Tuesday night. The Wildcats fell 44-40 to Clarke County in Bull Run District girls basketball action after holding an 8-point halftime lead. The Wildcats were 14-for-35 from the free-throw line, ...

Colonels hold off Fork Union for signature win

WOODSTOCK – Massanutten Military Academy’s postgraduate boys basketball team squandered a shot at a pair of signature victories over a couple top-ranked teams at the National Prep Showcase in Connecticut back in November. Drawing from what MMA guard Charles Falden called a “hunger to ...

Prep scores: Jan. 24

Tuesday’s results Boys basketball Green Hornets 83, Generals 74 Stonewall Jackson 9 21 15 19 – 74 Wilson Memorial 29 14 17 13 – 83 Wilson Memorial (7-12, 6-5 Shenandoah District) Church 6 4-4 20, Welch 0 0-0 0, Pierce 4 5-8 13, Woodard 4 3-3 11, Poole 5 1-2 14, Harris 2 0-0 ...

Sherando has big week ahead in girls basketball

Much will be on the line for Sherando's girls basketball team this week. The Warriors play at James Wood at 6 p.m. Tuesday.  The two teams are tied for first in Conference 21 West. If Sherando wins it would clinch the top seed for the Conference tournament and a Region 4A West ...

Tips for late season grouse hunting

With deer seasons finished for the year, there’s one sport that still draws diehard hunters to the woods no matter how cold the air and how deep the snow – grouse hunting. It’s hard to think of a better way to conquer the monotony of gray winter days than walking through the woods ...