The Duke’s Hoops Preview: Warren County vs Skyline

The high school boys basketball regular season concludes tonight with Skyline hosting Warren County on 1450 WFTR, theriver953.com, and the Tune In Radio App at 7:20 pm.

It will be Senior Night at Skyline High School and two of those seniors have stepped up their game of late.

Colby Wood played one of his best games of the season against Meridian to lead all scorers with 23 points, helping the Hawks knock off the top team in the region.

Caden Thorne has shot the three-ball more efficiently lately which has helped keep defenses honest, allowing more space inside for junior forward Dwayne Tucker.

While Skyline’s offense starts with their senior guards, Warren County’s offense has been led by a freshman down the stretch.

Bryce Bergmann has been filling up the scoring column, reaching over 20 points in the Wildcat’s last two games.

Warren County has already improved their record from last season, as well as raising their scoring average and lowering their points allowed, and with the emergence of Bergmann, should be very excited about the future of the program under head coach TJ Atlee.

Skyline started off the season rockier than previous years but have seem to find their stride as the season progressed to maintain aspirations for another playoff run.

The Hawks will look to put away their cross-town rivals early to provide some rest for their key players before the playoffs begin next week, but Warren County kept the game competitive early in the last matchup before fading.

Skyline’s depth and experience on Senior Night in front of a packed gym will give them the edge to continue their win streak against Warren County, 79-54.

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A body is recovered from the Shenandoah River in Shenandoah Co.

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Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office reports that a body has been recovered from the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.

The body has been positively identified as Judith “Judy” Lehman Hollon.

Hollon was reportedly last seen Wednesday, February 7 around 9 p.m.

Hollon was seen in her home in the 4000 block of Riverview Drive in Toms Brook.

It is believed that Hollon left her home at approximately 1:50 a.m. on February 8.

It is known that Hollon suffered from dementia and the search was launched by Shenandoah County Authorities on February 8.

On Thursday, February 8 Hollon’s body was recovered from the river around 9:11 a.m.

The family was notified of the discovery by Shenandoah County Sheriff Tim Carter.

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Agencies announce major traffic disruption on Feb. 14 and 15

Agencies announced that they are prepared for major traffic disruptions in Warren County on both February 14 and 15 as Norfolk Southern conducts repairs.

First Route 624 or Happy Creek Road traffic will be disrupted by train crossing maintenance on February 14 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Shenandoah Shores Road.

The work is expected to cause major one day traffic disruptions for Shenandoah Shores, Christendom College, and businesses on the Route.

There will be no traffic during work on Wednesday, February 14 at the train crossing.

Warren County Agencies announced plans in place for the closure.

Fire and Rescue will have additional personnel stationed at Shenandoah Shores Fire Department from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Front Royal Police Department and Warren County Sheriff’s Office will have personnel and vehicles in the area for the same time period.

Warren County Public Schools have contingency plans in place should the work go beyond the scheduled time affecting the release of students.

Additional rail work will take place affecting the Route 647 624 intersection with detour signs in place again from 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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School speed cameras go live February 12 in Front Royal

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Front Royal Police Department (FRPD) reports that speed enforcement cameras will go live Monday February 12 around local schools.

After a 2023 study showed an alarming 15,383 citations were issued for speeding in school zones in a four-day period the action was taken.

As we reported earlier in the year Front Royal have placed cameras at A.S. Rhodes and Ressie Jeffries Elementary Schools as well as Skyline and Warren County Middle Schools.

After they go live a 30-day warning period will go into effect.

Cameras are going to photograph any vehicle going 10 miles per hour above the posted speed limit.

The registered owner of that vehicle will receive a warning in the mail until March 18.

After March 18 citations and fines will be issued for violating the speed limit in a school zone.

This warning or grace period is an attempt to get drivers to change their habits around schools.

There will be signs with the posted speed limit and feedback signs will be in place if not already that show your current speed.

It is not the intension of the Front Royal Police Department to issue citations.

The grace period is an attempt to get drivers to be more aware of their speed in school zones.

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SCPS announces grant recipients

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Shenandoah County Public Schools announced the recipients of grants for 2024 from the Moore Educational Trust.

In total, nine grants were awarded for nearly $180,000.

Mountain View High School and Massanutten Regional Governor’s School were awarded $65,300 to implement a functional, accessible, and sustainable living watershed laboratory and outdoor learning space at the high school.

This will provide hands-on learning experiences for all grades and field trip opportunities for elementary and middle schools.

$35,000 of funding will support the Shenandoah Education Foundation’s continuation of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library which currently provides over 1,300 children with books per month.

Signal Knob Middle School received $27,625 to construct an outdoor classroom built by Signal Knob FFA and Triplett Tech students.

Some of the other projects included virtual reality learning experiences, support for photography classes, and expanded music instruction.

A full list of awarded grants is available here.

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News Maker Todd Jones on Warren County activities and job opportunities

Warren County Parks and Recreations Father Daughter Dance is Saturday February 10 at the Health and Human Services Complex.

That isn’t all that is being offered by Warren County’s Parks and Recreation.

We spoke to Warren County’s Director of Technology Todd Jones about what else is available in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County.

Experience Warren County Where History, Nature, and Family Come Together.

Todd has all the latest from Parks and Recreation and more.

He also tells us that The Night to Shine event is happening Friday February 9 at the Virginia Hills Church and around the world.

Todd also tells us that numerous job opportunities are available with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

Click here for Todd’s latest news maker.

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