Stump The Duke: Bowl or Not

With college bowl season on the horizon, there are so many bowl games that it’s hard to keep track. So this week’s Stumper is “Bowl or Not” as Ryan “The Duke” Rutherford is presented with five real, fictional, or now-defunct college bowl games. Play along and see if you get to spike the ball in the end zone!

Sports Dogs Podcast: HS Basketball Preview & Bowl Talk

It’s time to come indoors for High School basketball, and the Sports Dogs highlight the area teams and some players to look out for in 23-24. And, it’s college football bowl season, with several of our regional teams playing one more game. Plus, the final CFP selections have been made–not without controversy. The Dogs have an opinion!

Sports Dogs Podcast
Sports Dogs Podcast
Sports Dogs Podcast: HS Basketball Preview & Bowl Talk
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The Duke’s Hoops Preview: Warren County vs Luray

Warren County (2-0) hosts Luray (0-1) tonight in the High School Basketball Game of the Week on Fox Sports Radio 1450 WFTR, theriver953.com, and the Tune In Radio App with coverage beginning at 7:20 pm.

Warren County enters the game 2-0 for the first time since 2011 (according to MaxPreps) and looks to have taken a big step forward in their second year under Head Coach TJ Atlee.

In a tight season opener, Warren County took down Strasburg, one of last year’s state quarterfinalists.

The Wildcats did a great job responding to each run Strasburg put together and locked in defensively to contain the Rams 6’7″ star forward Walker Conrad.

Warren County dominated the 4th quarter 11-2 to come away with the 48-43 win.

The Wildcats followed up that performance with 67-50 home win over Manassas Park where they dominated the glass.

Will Bergmann finished with a double-double including 14 rebounds and Jayden Jefferies added 7 boards in his return from injury.

Luray is coming off a tight loss to East Rockingham but also looks to have taken a step forward this season.

Head Coach Mat Huff is really excited about the Bulldogs balance of experience and youth for this year’s squad.

Senior 6’4″ center Christian Lentz returns to the paint where he was a 1st Team All-District and 2nd Team All-Region selection last season.

In their opening game, the underclassmen led the way including sophomore guard Conner Hillard and freshman guard Ayden Haddock who finished with 15 and 14 points.

Warren County appears to have an advantage in three point shooting thanks to Marshall Barton, Raymond Dingess, and Ethan Bare while Luray only converted on two attempts from the perimeter in their first game.

I predict Warren County’s defensive effort and momentum entering their third consecutive home game will contribute to the win in what should be a tight and competitive game, 57-53.

Next week, we will head across town as Skyline hosts Brentsville in our first look at the Hawks this season on 1450 WFTR, theriver953.com and the Tune In Radio App with coverage beginning at 7:20 pm.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

Sports Dogs HS Football Podcast: Season Recap

In our final HS football pod, the Dogs recap the Central-Riverheads Region 2B Final, and look back at the area football season. Duke has lots of awards to hand out…and we look ahead to roundball!

The Sports Dogs…ready to call the Region 2B Championship Game at Woodstock Central…

Sports Dogs Podcast
Sports Dogs Podcast
Sports Dogs HS Football Podcast: Season Recap
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News Maker Joanne Kosyk of CCAP wraps up Camping for Hunger

News Maker Joanne Kosyk, Executive Director of Front Royal-Warren County CCAP, speaks with Ryan Rutherford to recap the 15th Annual Camping for Hunger.

She provides the final donation results including over $17,500 in monetary contributions and over 14,300 pounds of food.

Joanne also highlights how many people will benefit from the food drive and how it will support their efforts through the entire year.

Since 2008, Camping for Hunger has helped gather 204,000 pounds of food with monetary donations nearing $152,500.

To hear Joanne’s news maker, click here.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

News Maker Joanne Kosyk of CCAP wraps up Camping for Hunger

News Maker Joanne Kosyk, Executive Director of Front Royal-Warren County CCAP, speaks with Ryan Rutherford to recap the 15th Annual Camping for Hunger.

She provides the final donation results including over $17,500 in monetary contributions and over 14,300 pounds of food.

Joanne also highlights how many people will benefit from the food drive and how it will support their efforts through the entire year.

Since 2008, Camping for Hunger has helped gather 204,000 pounds of food with monetary donations nearing $152,500.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

News Makers
News Makers
News Maker Joanne Kosyk of CCAP wraps up Camping for Hunger
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Sports Dogs HS Football Podcast: Region 2B Championship

Only one area high school football team remains alive in the VHSL playoffs, as Woodstock Central prepares to defend it’s Redion 2B title Friday night against powerful Riverheads. The Sports Dogs look back at the semifinal round, and break down the Falcons-Gladiators matchup! GO FALCONS!

 

Sports Dogs Podcast
Sports Dogs Podcast
Sports Dogs HS Football Podcast: Region 2B Championship
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Sports Dogs HS Football Playoff Podcast: 11-16-23

And then there were 4! As the area teams dwindle and the cream rises to the top, the Dogs look back at the opening weekend of the VHSL playoffs, and break down the three remaining Regional semifinal games. Plus the weekly Power Five, the Player of the Week, and even a few predictions. Enjoy the pod, and remember, be true to your school!

 

Sports Dogs Podcast
Sports Dogs Podcast
Sports Dogs HS Football Playoff Podcast: 11-16-23
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Sports Dogs HS Football Playoff Podcast

Let the second season begin! It’s playoff time, and several of our area teams will be playing some extra football! The Dogs break down the regular season finales, and their playoff implications. Randy & Ryan also look at this Friday’s VHSL Regional quarterfinal games, plus our Player of the Week, and thw weekly Power Five!

 

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Sports Dogs Podcast
Sports Dogs HS Football Playoff Podcast
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