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Freshman Emily Seale’s walk-off home run in the 12th inning gave the Madison County softball team a 2A East Region championship on Friday with a 2-1 victory over Goochland.

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Due to rain, Madison County’s Conference 35 semi-final play-off game with George Mason was first postponed and eventually moved. The game was finally played on Orange County’s field Wednesday, May 24. MCHS won the game 6-0 to advance to the conference title game.

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After defeating Rappahannock County by an 18-1 score earlier in the season, a similar result was expected in the second meeting. However, the Panthers had other ideas. 

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The Madison County High School track teams traveled to the Wrangler Invitational in Shenandoah earlier this month. While there, several athletes finished in the top 10 in a variety of events.

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Riding a three game win streak, the Madison County High School team had high hopes as they hosted Warren County.

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Madison fell to Orange Friday evening in a non-conference game, leaving the Hornets’ undefeated season intact.

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The Madison County boys basketball team’s state tournament run ended Saturday afternoon in James Madison University’s Convocation Center, as Amelia County upset the Mountaineers, 61-55, in the 2A state semifinals.

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Facing a prolific 1,000-point scorer Friday night, host Madison County listened to two of its own high scorers in how to defend the Page County senior center Joel McKay in an opening-round 2A East regional boys basketball game.

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The Merriam Webster dictionary defines the word “snakebit” as having, or experiencing, failure or bad luck. With that definition in mind, Madison’s three wrestlers at last weekend’s 2A State tournament in Salem must have felt like the perfect examples and with the injected venom came the pain.

On Wednesday, Feb. 15, the Madison Swim Team competed in the State Championships at the Christiansburg (VA) Aquatic Center. Two MCHS students achieved state champion status while other Mountaineer Swim Team members placed top in state. Junior Ben Dillon is the state diving champion and junio…

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If the postseason were likened to a poker game, then the dealer upped the ante this week.

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With senior guard Isiah Smith already achieving 1,000 career points last Friday night at Strasburg, Madison County made a concerted effort to give forward Dre Twyman a fighting chance of attaining the same status Wednesday night against Central-Woodstock.

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For Madison’s wrestling team, last week’s eight matches resulted in an even split at 4-4 and pushed the team total to 15 wins on the season against 14 losses.

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A four-plus minute stall at the end of the second quarter Friday night kept visiting Madison County in a close Bull Run District girls basketball game against William Monroe.

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Sophomore guard Gaines Swink (game-high 25 points) got things started, connecting on the first of six 3-pointers and senior guard Isiah Smith followed with three consecutive steals — each one leading to Mountaineer layups.

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Madison split two last week, falling to East Rockingham at home Dec. 14, 55-36 before beating host Clarke County Dec. 16, 41-38.

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The girls’ basketball team had a rough start to its season, falling twice in the first week.

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Although they’re only located within 25 minutes of each other, Culpeper and Madison County had not played each other in a regular season boys basketball game in the 10 years that James Thompson has been the CCHS head coach.

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Most people have heard the expression, “Mum’s the word.” It means keep quiet and say nothing. In fact, Mike Sacra could have adopted the expression as his motto long ago. That’s because the savvy and long-time head coach of Madison County’s wrestling team has always chosen his words carefull…

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2,220 days.That is how long it had been since the Madison County basketball team had beaten rival William Monroe heading into Thursday night’s clash in Standardsville.

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The second tilt between county rivals Orange and Madison ended with the same result as the first one with the Mountaineers sweeping the season series in convincing fashion with an 87-62 thrashing of their hosts Saturday night in Orange.