Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Gladiators Roll in Region B Championship

 WOODSTOCK, Va.-  The Riverhead Gladiators gained revenge for an earlier 8-7 loss to the Central Falcons as the defeated Central 41-14 to capture the VHSL AA Region B Championship held at Central High School. The Gladiators scored three times in the the first half to put the game out of reach by halftime. Game Highlights and trophy presentation courtesy of Clarke County Sports.

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Washington Commanders Training Camp Information

ASHBURN, Va.- The Washington Commanders are preparing to open their 2024 Training Camp on Wednesday July 27, 2024 with practice starting at 9:00AM. Parking lots open at 7:30AM and the gates will open at 8:00AM.  

Several public sessions are sold out and not available for general admission. The Commanders Training Camp landing sight can be accessed at  Washington Commanders 2024 Training Camp Information

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Eagles Release 2024 Football Schedule and Will Have To Be Road Warriors This Season

Photo Courtesy Clarke County Football
BERRYVILLE, Va.-  The Clarke County Eagles 2024 Football Schedule has been released and this season will the Eagles will play 6 games on the road and travel 734 miles, averaging 122 miles per game.

"We played 6 games at home last season, and things definitely evened out this year, and we will have to adjust to playing away games." Eagles Head Coach Casey Childs said earlier.

The Eagles start off on a Thursday night as they travel to Ashburn to face the Rock Ridge Phoenix. The Eagles got an opening season home win last year against the Phoenix. Five of the first seven games are on the road. 

Week 2 is the longest trip of the year as the Eagles will face the King William Cavaliers in the final game of a two year contract. Rock Ridge, Buffalo Gap and Catoctin, MD also are in the second year of a two year contract.

The Hall of Fame Game and Little League Night have been combined and will be played September 13 at the Felt as Buffalo Gap visits the Eagles. Homecoming will be October 4 as Catoctin, MD comes to the Felt, and Senior Night is against Luray on November 1.

Notable this year is the lack of a West Virginia team in the scrimmage or regular season. The Eagles have been scrimmaging Jefferson County, WV for several years and before that scrimmaged Washington and Musselmen, and Berkeley Springs.

This season the Eagles will scrimmage Dominion (Loudoun County) and James Wood. 
"We just decided to move in a different direction with our scrimmage's and are excited to face Dominion and James Wood" Childs said.

2024 Bull Run District Football Schedule

Monday, June 10, 2024

Eagles Fall to Highlanders via Penalty Kicks in State Championship

 SALEM, Va.- The Clarke County Eagles Girls Soccer teams magical run came to a crashing halt on Saturday as the Eagles fell to the Glenvar Highlanders 1-0, after being tied at the end of all overtime periods the scoreless game moved to penalty kicks that gave Glenvar the Cup via a 4-3 shootout victory.

Clarke County Sports was on hand and filmed the entire game and medal ceremony after the game. 

The loss ended a run that included their 4th State Championship last year and their chance to win a fifth title.

Previous Clarke County High School Girls Soccer State Champions.  (Courtesy VHSL)

2006 Clarke County 1 Radford 0

2005 Clarke County 4 Radford 2

2021 Clarke County 4 Radford 0

2023 Clarke County 7 Central (Wise) 0

Monday, June 3, 2024

Clarke County Eagles at the VHSL AA State Track & Field Championships

HARRISONBURG, Va.- Several members of the Clarke County Eagles Boys and Girls track team competed in day 2 of the VHSL AA State Track & Field Championships held on Saturday at Sentara Park Athletic Complex on the campus of James Madison University.  Moe Murphy of Clarke County Sports was on hand to capture the action.

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Eagles Place Well at Region B Track & Field Meet

STAUNTON, Va.- The Clarke County Eagles competed in the VHSL AA Region B Championships on Thursday and came away with 2 individual and one team championship.

The girls finished in 2nd overall behind Fort Defiance, and the boys came in 4th behind, Stuarts Draft, Riverheads and edged out for 3rd by 2 1/2 points to Mountain View.

"We had a few competitors missing for the boys team, but everybody competed hard and we had some good performances." Eagles Head Coach Andre Kidrick said. "Not having anyone competing in the Pole Vault always costs us points right off the bat."

Will Booker won the high jump and broke the school record with a jump of 6' 5 1/2". Ellis Nei held the record prior to Bookers winning jump.  Video courtesy of Kristi Persinger Booker

                                             Will Booker Record Breaking Jump

Emmalene Morris was one of three competitors selected for the Girls Meet MVP. Morris accounted for 22.5 points placing 2nd in the 100 Hurdles, and high jump, 5th in the 200 meters, and was the anchor leg of the 4X100 relay team that captured the Championship trophy. The other members of the relay team were Robyn Preston, Alainah McCavish, and Regan Myers with a time of 52.42, edging out Stuart's Draft.

Haley Foltz captured 1st place in the the girls discus with a throw of  102' 11" the only female to break 100'.

"Some people hit it in the Districts, and others placed well in the regionals, we have to step up and have everybody's best performance at JMU this weekend.

Several other Eagles had medal winning performances to help to contribute to the high team scores. 

Full results can be seen at the following link:

VHSL AA Region B Track Results

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Washington Commanders 2024 Draft Re Cap via Commanders Public Relations

For Immediate Release

April 27, 2024


LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Commanders selected nine players in the 2024

NFL Draft. The club selected four on the offensive side of the ball and five on the defensive

side of the ball. See below for a full list of selections:

Name Round (Overall) Position School

1 Jayden Daniels First (2) Quarterback LSU

2 Jer’zhan Newton Second (36) Defensive Tackle Illinois

3 Mike Sainristil Second (50) Cornerback Michigan

4 Ben Sinnott Second (53)Tight End Kansas State

5 Brandon Coleman Third (67) Tackle TCU

6 Luke McCaffrey Third (100) Wide Receiver Rice

7 Jordan Magee Fifth (139) Linebacker Temple

8 Dominique Hampton Fifth (161) Safety Washington

9 Javontae Jean-Baptiste Seventh (222) Defensive End Notre Dame

2024 NFL Draft Notes

Dating back to 2011, Washington has now selected at least eight players in 13 consecutive

drafts for the first time since the league adopted the seven-round format in 1994.

Washington traded picks 40, 78 and 52 to Philadelphia in exchange for picks 50, 53 and 161.

Washington has selected at least two players with picks acquired via trade in each of the last

nine drafts.