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Scott leads Falcons past Judges

Central's Autumn Shelton puts up a running one-hand shot over Handley's Chloe Putnam during second quarter action Wednesday night in Woodstock.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 7, 2016

WOODSTOCK — Central girls basketball coach Bryan Scott challenged his daughter Tamra before Wednesday’s game to get back to one of the basics of her game — rebounding. Tamra Scott delivered.

Balanced offense leads Hawks past Cougars

December 5, 2016

FRONT ROYAL — Skyline may have a young girls basketball squad this season, but the Hawks showed Monday that their youth won’t keep them from winning games.

Defense improving steadily for JMU this season

JMU's Gage Steele looks to make a play during a game against Villanova on Nov. 12. Steele has helped lead JMU's defense, which has only allowed 18.6 points per game since Oct. 29. Courtesy photo/JMU Athletics Communications

December 5, 2016

HARRISONBURG — When James Madison University head football coach Mike Houston first came to Harrisonburg last January he quickly realized that he needed to change the mindset of his defense.

JMU’s balance pays off big against New Hampshire

December 4, 2016

HARRISONBURG — James Madison University senior running back Khalid Abdullah doesn’t get frustrated when teams stack the box like New Hampshire did Saturday in JMU’s 55-22 win — instead he’s flattered.

Plenty of rematches on tap this week

Strasburg's Daniella Henry, left, and Debra Dillman, right, sandwich Stonewall's Kelsey Hines during the first quarter of last Thursday night's game in Strasburg. The two teams meet again at Stonewall Jackson on Thursday. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 4, 2016

Even though it’s only the second week of the season, there will be several rematches in boys and girls basketball this week.

Dukes eager to start playoffs against Wildcats

December 3, 2016

HARRISONBURG — James Madison University’s football team has lost in its first playoff game each of the last two seasons, and coach Mike Houston said he’s reminded his team that this year’s team is not the same team.

Streett sparks Generals past Rams

Strasburg's Daniella Henry rejects a shot by Stonewall's Emily Dodson during the third quarter of Thursday night's girls basketball game in Strasburg. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 1, 2016

STRASBURG – Stonewall Jackson was looking for a spark in the second half – and junior Sara Streett delivered it.

Funkhouser’s free throws lift Generals past Panthers

LuLu Funkhouser

November 29, 2016

QUICKSBURG — Stonewall Jackson had been struggling from the free-throw line most of the night. But with the game on the line, LuLu Funkhouser knew she needed to come through for the team — and the junior point guard did.

Davis making big impact for Dukes

JMU's Rashard Davis catches a pass for a touchdown as his foot connects with Richmond's Brendan Coniker during their game on Nov. 5. Davis has returned three punts for touchdowns this season. AP file

November 25, 2016

HARRISONBURG — James Madison University senior wide receiver Rashard Davis had an impact on JMU’s win over the University of Richmond earlier this season without even touching the ball.