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Local Sports

Hornets go cold in blowout loss to Randolph-Macon

WINCHESTER – The shots simply didn’t fall for Shenandoah University’s men’s basketball team against visiting Randolph-Macon College on Wednesday evening. The Hornets mustered only 15 points in the first half while R-MC hit a flurry of 3-pointers in the opening 20 minutes of action. ...

Hopkins helps lead Rams to first district win

STRASBURG-Strasburg High School's boys' basketball team often relies on the 3-point shot as its scoring staple of choice. But when the triples failed to fall, the Rams had to look elsewhere Wednesday night to defeat visiting Rappahannock High School. In so doing, the Rams notched their ...

Wildcats rally past Hawks for Conference 28 victory

FRONT ROYAL -- Warren County boys basketball coach Tony Clark wanted his team to pick up the pace in the second half against Skyline on Wednesday night. The Wildcats were able to do it just enough to get a big victory. The Wildcats used a big fourth period to pull out a 62-56 Conference 28 ...

Prep scores: Jan. 18

Wednesday’s results Boys basketball Rams 57, Panthers 53 Rappahannock 13 15 7 18 – 53 Strasburg 20 9 14 14 – 57 Rappahannock Jenkins 4 2-3 10, Atkins 3 1-2 10, Palmer 3 2-6 8, Sumner 2 0-0 6, Frye 1 0-0 2, Ramey 3 1-2 7, Rector 0 0-0 0, Strosnider 3 0-0 6. Totals 20 6-13 ...

Sherando edges Skyline in district wrestling

FRONT ROYAL – Sherando's wrestling team pulled more pins than Skyline Tuesday night in a Northwestern District dual match and carved out a 33-29 victory over the Hawks on their senior night at Andrew Keller Court. "It came down to the number of pins and we had the advantage," said Sherando ...

Free throw shooting proves costly for Generals in loss

QUICKSBURG -- One night after shooting well from the free throw line, Stonewall Jackson's girls' basketball team struggled with it Tuesday night, helping Page County to a 36-26 Shenandoah District victory. Stonewall Jackson shot 76 percent from the free throw line on Monday in an overtime ...

Dragons hit late bucket to rally past Wildcats

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County High School’s girls' basketball team made it a point of emphasis to attack William Monroe’s Samantha Brunelle in an attempt to get the sophomore in foul trouble when the two teams met on Tuesday evening. It worked – for a half. Brunelle, the No. 1 ranked ...

Prep scores: Jan. 17

Tuesday's results Boys basketball William Monroe 68, Warren County 45 Page County 75, Stonewall Jackson 49 Sherando 65, Martinsburg (W.Va.) 62 (OT) Highland 75, R-MA 43 Girls basketball Panthers 36, Generals 26 Page County 7 13 6 10 – 36 Stonewall Jackson 8 5 8 5 – ...

Gerald Almy: Fishing schools, shows on tap

Yes, hunting seasons are winding down. But there’s still plenty of activity available for sportsmen and women, including fishing and hunting shows and hands-on fly fishing lessons. If you have the urge to learn more about the sport of fly fishing, you don’t have far to go. Harry Murray, ...

Front Royal rivalry rests in heart of packed sports week

This week’s sports schedule, due in part because of some forced postponements due to poor weather that prompted the rescheduling of some games last week, is loaded with plenty of local action. Eleven of the 12 local public high school basketball teams will play three games this week and ...

Former standout Bauserman hired as new Strasburg baseball coach

STRASBURG -- For the first time in many years Jeff Smoot won't be coaching Strasburg's baseball team, but one of his former players will be. Strasburg has hired former standout Joe Bauserman as head coach. The hiring became official at Thursday's Shenandoah County School Board ...

Recreation Calendar

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held: SVR Shenandoah Valley Runners will hold a Stickman’s tandem 5K at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 28 at Strasburg High School. Registration will be held from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. There will be four divisions: men, women, co-ed and ...

Defense sparks Warriors past Hawks

STEPHENS CITY --Sherando used its defense to remain undefeated in the Northwestern District on Monday night. The Warriors had 19 steals as a team en route to a 50-33 Northwestern District girls basketball victory over Skyline. "Our defense was awesome. No matter what, that travels (with ...

Falcons fall flat at home in blowout loss to Mason

WOODSTOCK – Members of Central High School girls' basketball team had hoped last week’s victory over rival Strasburg was the game that would give them some needed momentum over the second half of the season. Instead, the Falcons fell flat at home to Conference 35 leader George Mason on ...

Bench sparks Sherando to victory over Skyline boys

STEPHENS CITY -- Sherando boys' basketball coach Garland Williams turned to his bench to give his team a lift on Monday night and it worked. The Warriors helped spark a run that gave Sherando the lead for good in an 82-43 victory over Skyline in Northwestern District action. "I thought ...

Prep scores: Jan. 16

Monday’s results Boys basketball Warriors 82, Hawks 43 Skyline 16 9 13 5 – 43 Sherando 20 23 19 20 – 82 Skyline (1-12, 0-2 Northwestern) Smith 7 2-2 21, Scott 3 0-0 6, Caperton 4 1-2 10, Allison 1 0-0 2, Roy 2 0-0 4. Totals 17 3-4 43. Sherando (9-6, 3-0 Northwestern) McKay 2 ...

Chasing a dream

WOODSTOCK – Kasper Christiansen recently was required to write a final paper for a class at Massanutten Military Academy, the topic being either the hardest decision he’s ever had to make, or the easiest. For Christiansen, his biggest life choice fell into both ...

McMackin, Ford lead ‘Cats past Rams

STRASBURG – They call it the pick-and-roll play and Friday night Warren County's boys' basketball team used it with success in a 78-62 victory over Strasburg at the Strasburg High School gym. The victory was the Wildcats' second straight Bull Run District win and evened their record in ...

Generals fall to Luray 56-48

QUICKSBURG – Stonewall Jackson High School’s boys basketball team appeared to be on its way to winning consecutive games for the first time in a month and reaching the .500-mark in Shenandoah District play against visiting Luray on Friday night. A poor second half from the Generals ...

Prep scores: Jan. 14

Saturday's results Wrestling Virginia Duals at Hampton Team scores: Strasburg 40, Staunton River 33 Frank Cox 57, Strasburg 24 Friday’s late results Boys basketball Bulldogs 56, Generals 48 Luray 11 8 17 20 – 56 Stonewall Jackson 12 18 11 7 – 48 Luray (3-10, 2-6 ...