Tommy Keeler Jr.

‘Preacher Man’

JMU quarterback Vad Lee runs during a game earlier this season. Lee leads the Dukes with 594 yards rushing.   Photo courtesy JMU Athletics Communications

October 7, 2015

HARRISONBURG — Vad Lee is known for making big plays with his arm and his legs for James Madison University every Saturday. However, in his hometown of Durham, North Carolina, Lee is known at his church as “Preacher Man” and for his strong faith in God.

Aggressive Warriors sweep past Hawks

Kelsey Singhas  Rich Cooley/Daily

October 6, 2015

STEPHENS CITY — Sherando volleyball coach James Minney has been preaching to his team to be more aggressive and Tuesday night the aggressiveness paid off.

Steele leading way for Dukes

October 5, 2015

HARRISONBURG — Gage Steele was everywhere on defense Saturday for James Madison University during its 38-20 victory over Stony Brook.

State, valley brace for Hurricane Joaquin

Lewis McDonald, chief engineer for the Strasburg Fire Department, directs  water from the basement of this Charles Street home that flooded on Wednesday afternoon.   Heavy rain is on the way, forecasters say. Rich Cooley/Daily

October 1, 2015

As Hurricane Joaquin creeps closer to the East Coast, residents, organizations and agencies throughout the commonwealth and the Northern Shenandoah Valley are bracing for the impacts from likely heavy rains and wind.

Falcons, Wildcats searching for momentum

Warren County's Robert Rutherford scrambles for yardage against Madison County last Friday night in Front Royal. The Wildcats will travel to Woodstock tonight to take on the Central Falcons. Rich Cooley/Daily

September 30, 2015

Entering this week’s game, Warren County and Central are in the same boat. Each team is 1-3 and desperate for a win that could help turn its season around. The game has been moved to Thursday at 7 p.m. due to impending weather.

Motivated Wildcats sweep past Rams

September 29, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Sometimes a loss can be a real motivator for a team. Warren County used that kind of motivation to its advantage on Tuesday night.

JMU win brings national attention

September 28, 2015

HARRISONBURG — James Madison University’s 48-45 win over Football Bowl Subdivision opponent Southern Methodist University on Saturday garnered a lot of attention for the Dukes. JMU, a Football Championship Subdivision school, beat a FBS school for the fifth time in school history.

Wildcats top Falcons in four sets

September 24, 2015

WOODSTOCK — Warren County has a lot of new faces on its volleyball roster. The team is still working through some kinks, but the Wildcats picked up a solid win on Thursday night.

Stonewall trio advance to regionals

September 23, 2015

QUICKSBURG — Yash Desai had been struggling with his putting all day, but the Stonewall Jackson sophomore finally found his touch when it mattered most.

A haven for Strasburg teens

Justin Palmer, left,  and Jesse Baker, right, both 16, run on treadmills inside the Tight'n Up Gym in Strasburg.  Rich Cooley/Daily

September 23, 2015

STRASBURG — Rob Wescoat knew that youth in the Strasburg area needed a place to go, to hang out and get in a workout. So he came up with the perfect place — Tight’n Up.