STEPHENS CITY -- Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy girls basketball coach Lauren Culler needed less than a minute to decide to scrap the Patriots' man-to-man defense against Musselman (W.Va.) on Thursday night.
I'm sure that most people who know me are aware that I'm a die-hard Duke fan. I've never been shy about my love for Duke men's and women's basketball. However, when anyone would mention Duke's football team I would usually just laugh. This year, that's no longer the case.
QUICKSBURG -- Stonewall Jackson's boys basketball program took some big strides forward last season. On Wednesday night, the Generals took another step forward as they knocked off Shenandoah County rival Strasburg, 53-47.
STRASBURG -- Last season, Hunter Dean wanted to put the disappointment of a runner-up finish in the 2012 state wrestling tournament behind him, which he did by winning the Group A 106-pound title as a sophomore this past February.
WINCHESTER -- Stonewall Jackson started off well against James Wood on Wednesday night, but in the second period things went south and the Generals couldn't recover. The Generals dropped their season opener to the Colonels, 60-30, in non-district girls basketball action.
PITTSBURGH -- Junior forward Toia Giggetts scored a career-high 23 points, including 13 in the second half, to lead the James Madison University women's basketball team to a 71-61 win over Pittsburgh in the Petersen Events Center on Wednesday evening.
STRASBURG -- From the way Strasburg High School's girls basketball team was getting after it on defense Tuesday night, you'd think the Rams were locked in an epic battle against Bull Run District rival Rappahannock County.
FRONT ROYAL -- Skyline head boys basketball coach Jacob Bates can expect the Hawks to suffer some early-season struggles considering the severe lack of varsity experience he has to work with on this year's team.
WOODSTOCK -- It certainly looked like the first game of the season for both Central's and Warren County's girls basketball teams when the two faced off in an early Bull Run District matchup on Monday night.