The Duke’s Playoff Preview: Strasburg vs Luray

Tonight’s high school girls basketball game of the week features Strasburg (1st seed) hosting Luray (8th seed) in the VHSL Region 2B Playoffs on Fox Sports Radio 1450, theriver953.com, and the Tune In Radio App.

Luray is still rebuilding from the State Championship runs in 2021 and 2022 while Strasburg has high hopes for this year’s postseason.

The Rams earned the #1 seed for the Regional Tournament following a 19-3 regular season.

Strasburg fell in the Bull Run District Tournament to Page County but the Rams were without star senior guard Macy Smith.

Smith, a D-I commit of St. Bonaventure, was named the District Player of the Year last week after another strong season where she led the area in points per game with 19.5.

She is expected to return to action tonight for Strasburg.

Luray has struggled this year but the Bulldogs are excited about the future with sophomore Ella Parlett and freshman Chloe Gochenour.

The pair led the team in scoring for their final regular season game and have continued to progress throughout the season.

Strasburg has already defeated Luray twice this season by scores of 20 and 14, and I anticipate a similar Rams edge tonight.

Luray lacks a true post presence which will allow Strasburg to get to the basket and potentially force Luray into foul trouble.

I predict Strasburg to advance to the next round of the Regional Playoffs with their championship aspirations intact, 54-34.

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Martinsburg Police report an arrest made in shots fired incident

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The Martinsburg Police Department report the arrest of a suspect in a shooting on West Race Street.

The investigation opened when shots were reported Wednesday, February 14 around 3 a.m.

Authorities arrived to find a victim suffering from several gunshot wounds.

Lifesaving techniques were initiated, and the victim was transported to the hospital where he was listed in stable condition at last report.

The investigation into the incident continues with motive into the shooting yet to be determined.

The investigation into the incident led to the shutdown of several Martinsburg Streets in and around the Police Department.

West Virginia state police are assisting in the investigation.

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Gov. Youngkin announces expansion of TTM Technologies Inc.

Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that TTM Technologies Inc. will invest $13.4 million to expand in Loudoun County.

TTM Technologies is a global technology solutions manufacturer.

TTM stands for Time-To-Market with the manufacturer offering mission systems, RF components, RF microwaves, and microelectronics assemblies among other components.

The company is consolidating and modernizing its US Facilities to maximize current and future growth in Loudoun County.

The expansion looks to create at least 43 new jobs for the Loudoun County and surrounding areas.

The facility is expanding its current Sterling facility with this latest investment.

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News Maker Dale Corey on George Washington’s birthday celebration

The Colonel James Wood II chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) will honor George Washington on his birthday February 22 in Winchester.

We spoke to Dale Corey of the SAR chapter in our latest news maker.

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Dale tells us that on President’s Day there are national celebrations going on.

He also tells us of the celebration and demonstrations that will happen in Winchester on February 22.

Dale also has information on additional plans for the SAR chapter in March and beyond as they celebrate the 250 year since the Revolutionary War.

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