Soap Box Derby 2023
A complete guide to the 2023 Piedmont Area Soap Box Derby, to be held June 17, 2023, at Paul Bates Raceway in Culpeper, Virginia. Published by the Culpeper Times.
Week in Review: Culpeper Cavaliers
The Culpeper Cavaliers continue to look for more wins than losses in this past week. With the Valley League stepping in and requesting postponements due to air quality on Thursday, it wasn’t helpful for the Cavaliers in this ambition. However, the week started and ended for the Cavs on rather good notes. TUESDAY, JUNE 6 The Cavs traveled to the Purcellville Cannons for a game at Fireman’s field. Although a loss, it was the first game that didn't end in a 10-run, seven inning game. The Cannons won 9-6. The Cavs showed just what they are capable of, though, as they tied the game 2-2 in the fourth that held on...
Culpeper suffers another mercy-rule loss
Culpeper pitchers issued eight walks to Charlottesville batters Sunday night in a Valley League game played at Culpeper County High School. Combined with timely hitting it resulted in another mercy-rule 11-1 loss for the Cavaliers. MadRapp VIDEO: Culpeper Cavaliers Manager Brandon Mack post-game interview. The TomSox opened the second inning with back-to-back walks. Then, University of Georgia sophomore Josh Tate doubled to left bringing home Connor Hincks (Notre Dame senior) and San Jacinto Community College North sophomore Jake Bennettt. Ohio State University sophomore Drew Jones followed with a bunt single, putting runners on the corners. One batter later, ODU junior Kyle Edwards’ doubled scored Tate. The Cav’s Jaden Sheffield, son of former MLB’s...
Culpeper Cavaliers home opener spoiled
The Culpeper Cavaliers opened their Valley League home slate Friday night to a crowd of roughly 400 fans. Unfortunately, the game went sour in the sixth, ending in a 12-2 loss to the Front Royal Cardinals. The Cavaliers host Charlottesville, Sunday evening, at Culpeper County High School. First pitch is set for 7:30 p.m. The Valley League is a wooden-bat collegiate summer league in existence for more than a century. With 12 teams in the league – primarily in the Shenandoah Valley – the league plays a 44-game regular season schedule climaxed by an eight-team playoff to determine the Lineweaver Cup champion. 2023...
Madison long-distance runners place at state championships
HARRISONBURG - Two Madison County long-distance runners scored points for the Mountaineers at Saturday’s VHSL Class 2 boys outdoor track and field state championships held at JMU’s Sentara Park. Freshman Evan Roberts finished fourth in the 1,600 with a time of 4:43.93 and junior Aiden Griffin placed sixth in the 3,200 run. Madison finished in a tie for 25th place in the Class 2 championship.
Front Royal Cardinals vs. Winchester Royals – June 6th
Culpeper Cavaliers vs. Front Royal Cardinals – June 2, 2023 – Catch this game on the Royal Examiner. The Culpeper Cavaliers have a home game against the Front Royal Cardinals on Friday, June 2, 2023, at 7:30 pm. Tonight’s game is the home opener for the Cavaliers for the team’s inaugural 2023 season. Join us at 7:00 pm for the “Saber Metrics” pre-game show. The game will begin at 7:30 pm.
Culpeper opens Valley League with loss
WINCHESTER – Garrett Gainey’s fastball hovered around 90-92 mph Thursday night at Bridgeforth Field and his slider proved merciless for Culpeper batters, thwarting the Cavaliers, 11-1, in the opening of the 2023 Valley League season – which happens to be Culpeper’s first season too. Culpeper opens its home schedule tonight when it hosts Front Royal in a 7:30 p.m. game at Culpeper County High School. GreeneJournal VIDEO: Culpeper Manager Brandon Mack on his team’s first-ever Valley League game. The Valley League has been around since 1897 and has been a NCAA-sanctioned league for 62 years. The league adopted wooden bats in 1993. All 12 teams play a 44-game summer...
Madison rallies past Colgan to advance to state baseball final
Six outs away from its season coming to an end, Madison turned its fortunes around by scoring a run in four straight at-bats in the top of the sixth inning of Friday's Class 6 state semifinal at John Champe High School against Colgan. The result gave the Warhawks a 4-3...
Strasburg wins shootout, 4-3
Deadlocked in a scoreless tie after 100 minutes of regulation, two overtime and two sudden-death periods, it came down to a shootout Wednesday afternoon to see whether host and No. 2 seed Madison County (16-6) and No. 3 Strasburg (16-4) would advance to the VHSL Class 1 state boys soccer championship round. SLIDESHOW: VHSL Class 1B SF – Strasburg at Madison. MadRapp photos by Amber Woodson. MadRapp VIDEO: Shootout. Strasburg’s Holden Mrizek hit his shot from the point, kicking the ball high into the right side of the net, giving the Rams’ their fourth point. The win puts Strasburg into Friday’s regional championship against unbeaten Clarke County (21-0), who beat Stuarts Draft...
The Happiest Place on Earth: For athletes with special needs, soccer coach John Schlenker is a superhero
“I often tell people that the ‘happiest place on earth’ is the Vint Hill Gym, just outside of Warrenton, Virginia, on Saturday mornings. The smiles and laughter are contagious, and the hugs are plentiful,” says Fauquier County resident John Schlenker, chairman of Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) TOPSoccer and director of TopSoccer for the Northern Piedmont Sports Club and the Virginia Soccer Association.
Madison boys one game away from states
Juniors Seth McLearen and Silas Carter both scored second-half goals to life No. 2 Madison County into Wednesday’s VHSL Class 2B boys’ soccer semifinal against third-seed Strasburg. The winner of that game is assured a spot in next week’s state championship round. The goals held up as the Mountaineers (16-4) beat a pesky Central – Woodstock (6-10-2) team that entered the tournament as the No. 7 team in the region. A 35-minute lightening delay held up play in the first half when referees halted play just 17 minutes into the match played on the McLearen pitch. Strasburg (14-4) beat No. 6 East Rockingham, 3-0, in another quarterfinal played Monday. Unbeaten Clarke County (20-0) demolished Luray, Monday, and will meet the Tuesday winner of Stuarts Draft and Mountain View – Quicksburg game on Wednesday in Berryville.
GALLERY: Culpeper Cavaliers fall to Front Royal Cardinals in first home game
The Cavaliers first home game on June 2 at Culpeper County High School against the Front Royal Cardinals resulted in a 2 to 12 loss, the second for the season. Henry Wolfe, the Cavaliers Athletic Trainer stated that normally each team in the Valley Base Ball League play 20 games at home and 20 away.
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