SALEM — After embracing family members with tears streaming down their face just beyond the finish line, George Austin III put his hands above his head and let out a grin that stretched across his face and brought out dimples on both sides too big to hide.
Saturday, November 16, 2019
BERRYVILLE — The Clarke County football team has one of the best special teams weapons in the Bull Run District in senior kicker Kellan Dalton.
Friday, November 15, 2019
Liberty Christian quarterback Josh Nelson made good on his prediction from one week ago.
Ryan High admitted he put some blame on himself.
Harrisonburg had a different quarterback, and even a different head coach, than the first time the Blue Streaks met William Fleming this year.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
If you ask Harrisonburg players, it’s a complete turnaround.
Everyone at Turner Ashby is aware of the challenge they face.
There’s a sense of pride that comes when playing at East Rockingham, according to the players, and it has been on display recently.
Despite the two programs never facing off before and being separated by more than 65 miles, Spotswood and Fluvanna County are familiar with each other.
Which team stands in Spotswood’s way of a regional title?
All-Valley District Teams
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
It’s been quite the year for city/county running backs this season and that trend continued in Week 11 with Spotswood’s Ethan Barnhart, Turner Ashby’s Grant Swinehart and East Rockingham’s Colton Dean and Trenton Morris all having big performances.
Chris Thurman is out after nine years as head football coach at Harrisonburg High School, a school official confirmed to the Daily News-Record on Wednesday.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
As she stood just past midcourt with her hands placed upon her hips, Sage Fox cracked a smile at the thought of what her senior-filled team had just accomplished.
Monday, November 11, 2019
Saturday, November 09, 2019
Ben Conahan shook his head as a sheepish grin emerged across his face.
There’s something special about the Stuart C. Siegel Center.
Friday, November 08, 2019
ELKTON — His quarterback’s early interception was enough for Donnie Coleman to shelve the downfield passing game.
WAYNESBORO — It took longer than anyone at Broadway had hoped for Danny Grogg to get his first victory as the Gobblers coach.
How realistic of a shot does Spotswood have of reaching the state tournament?
The last time Spotswood football went undefeated in the regular season, Dale Shifflett was a sophomore on the team, but said he remembers it just like it was yesterday.
It was an odd, but completely reasonable explanation.
Sage Fox slapped down 20 kills and had 30 digs as second-seeded East Rockingham survived some first-set hiccups to defeat seventh-seeded Buffalo Gap 26-28, 25-14, 25-21, 25-21 in the Region 2B volleyball quarterfinals in Elkton on Thursday.
Thursday, November 07, 2019
Everyone knows the Shenandoah Valley Football Classic always brings some high-scoring affairs, but this year’s version of the event took it to a new level.
(first-place votes in parenthesis)
Eastern Mennonite sophomore Sydney Litwiller said she “wouldn’t call it a panic.”
All-Bull Run District Teams
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
George Austin III said he sat down at the beginning of the season and made a lengthy list of some of his biggest goals to accomplish as a sophomore.
There’s something that’s been a goal in the back of Mary Milby’s mind all year.
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Coming into the season, Sue Leonard admitted that she had braced for a bit of a rebuild with a young squad that featured just two seniors.
Monday, November 04, 2019
Sophia Brause scored in the 99th minute off an assist from Iris Rabot as No. 6 James Madison continued its postseason run with a 3-2 overtime upset of Delaware in the Colonial Athletic Association women’s soccer semifinals Sunday.
Kayla Rhodes slapped down 11 kills and Sage Fox added nine as East Rockingham defeated Strasburg 25-8, 25-23, 26-24 in the Bull Run District volleyball semifinals on Monday in Elkton.
Sunday, November 03, 2019
According to Grant Swinehart, it was just what Turner Ashby needed.
Playing at James Madison’s Bridgeforth Stadium is exciting for most players.
When Donnie Coleman thought back to earlier this season, he just shook his head.
Saturday, November 02, 2019
Standing along the away sideline of Zane Showker Field inside of James Madison’s Bridgeforth Stadium, Rockbridge County coach Mark Poston let out a deep sigh.
PENN LAIRD — One would think a little bit of familiarity would be a good thing.
There’s a different aura around the Harrisonburg football program right now.
Friday, November 01, 2019
(First-place votes in parenthesis)
Here's the 12th of my weekly prep football mailbag this preseason. You can submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter or Facebook.
While it was a defensive battle in Penn Laird between the Valley District's top two teams with Spotswood edging Turner Ashby 14-10, Harrisonburg continued to put on a clinic offensively in a rout over Broadway and East Rockingham had its best game yet.
Whether it’s a monster dunk in transition on the basketball court or a big hit defensively on the field, Nate Tinnell has no problem hiding his excitement.