SU roundup: Hornets top ODAC preseason baseball poll

January 29th, 2015

FOREST — The No. 17/20 Shenandoah University baseball team is the preseason selection to win it all in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in poll results released Thursday afternoon by the conference office.

JMU roundup: Softball star Ford named to prestigious ‘watch list’

January 29th, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Junior Jailyn Ford of the James Madison softball team was recognized among the elite in collegiate softball as she was one of 50 student-athletes to be named to the “Watch List” for the 2015 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced Wednesday.

Steele helping Royals’ strong season

January 26th, 2015

Eastern Mennonite University is enjoying a lot of success this season, and Blake Steele (Warren County ’14) has certainly been part of that.

JMU roundup: Hot-shooting Northeastern trumps Dukes

January 22nd, 2015

BOSTON – Northeastern shot the lights out in the first half and James Madison was not able to recover from the slow start, dropping an 82-59 Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball decision on Thursday night at historic Matthews Arena.

Vogel downplays missed vote on immigrant bill

Jill Holtzman Vogel

January 21st, 2015

State Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel, R-Upperville, downplayed a vote she missed Tuesday on a bill that would have scrapped in-state tuition for public college students who came to this country years ago as illegal immigrants.

SU roundup: Hornets fall to Eagles

January 21st, 2015

WINCHESTER – Bridgewater College completed a season sweep of the Shenandoah University Hornets in men’s basketball with a 76-67 ODAC road victory Wednesday evening.

JMU roundup: Okafor earns CAA Player of the Week honor

January 19th, 2015

RICHMOND — James Madison University women’s basketball redshirt-senior center Lauren Okafor is Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week for the second consecutive week and third time this season, the league announced Monday.

On Campus: Santmyers, Reynolds lead way

January 12th, 2015

Ferrum’s Dustin Santmyers (Skyline ’14) and Eric Reynolds (Strasburg ’13) are off to good starts this season wrestling for the Panthers.

Area sports ranked among state’s best

Central's Mary Wakeman, left, Sydney Plum, center, and Rebecca Truban, right, celebrate after defeating Loudoun Valley in the Conference 28 girls basketball finals. The Falcons advanced to the Group 3A state semifinals, their deepest postseason run in 18 years.   Rich Cooley/Daily file

January 2nd, 2015

The beginning of 2015 is here, marking the end of yet another year of local sports. The past year provided the area’s sports scene with mix of storylines: state championships were won, records were set, childhood dreams were realized and a beloved coach and mentor was laid to rest.

JMU roundup: Valpo runs past Dukes

December 29th, 2014

HARRISONBURG — James Madison University junior guard Winston Grays scored 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting and grabbed five rebounds, but the Dukes’ men’s basketball team was unable to bounce back from a 24-point halftime deficit, falling to Valparaiso, 79-52, in the non-conference finale Monday night at the JMU Convocation Center.