College

Houston excited to be new coach at JMU

January 19, 2016

HARRISONBURG – Mike Houston had no intentions of leaving The Citadel, where he was the head football coach the last two years, before he heard about the James Madison University opening. But as he took a look around the campus at JMU on Monday he knew Harrisonburg was where he needed to be.

Central looks to avenge only loss

Central's Tamra Scott converts on a layup while Strasburg's Kelsey Jenkins attempts to defend during second quarter action on Friday night in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 19, 2016

Central girls basketball coach Bryan Scott is hoping the Falcons are a better team now than when they played George Mason for the first time this season back on Dec. 16.

JMU hires Houston as football coach

January 18, 2016

James Madison University hired Mike Houston as its new football head coach on Monday, Director of Athletics Jeff Bourne announced in a press release.

Strasburg-Central game highlights busy week

Strasburg's Tyler Brill makes a pass to teammate Tyler Fincham while Clarke County's Michael Dietz defends during their game last week  in Strasburg.  The Rams host Central on Thursday to highlight a busy week of high school sports. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 10, 2016

There are plenty of big games on tap this week in local high school and college action, and the Central at Strasburg boys basketball game on Thursday is certainly towards the top of that list.

Year in Review: Another memorable year for local sports

Strasburg senior Nic Campbell celebrates his fourth state wrestling championship after winning the Group 2A 132-pound championship at Salem Civic Center.   Brad Fauber/Daily file

December 28, 2015

The past year in local sports has been yet another successful one. Championships were won, national events were held in the area, big college decisions were made, and many coaching changes were made at all levels of local sports.

Future still bright for JMU football

December 7, 2015

HARRISONBURG — The football season didn’t end the way James Madison University wanted it to, but a young Dukes’ squad still had plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future.

Dukes excited to face Colgate

November 30, 2015

HARRISONBURG – James Madison University head football coach Everett Withers wants his team to look at the season as two different seasons.

JMU seniors proud of accomplishments

November 24, 2015

HARRISONBURG — James Madison University has only 10 seniors on this year’s squad, but most of them have had a very eventful four or five years.

JMU notebook: Dukes thankful to have bye week

November 23, 2015

HARRISONBURG –James Madison University senior Dominick Richards had one big wish after Saturday’s victory over Villanova — to be able to go home for Thanksgiving.

Plenty at stake for Dukes, Wildcats

November 21, 2015

HARRISONBURG – James Madison University still has plenty to play for when it hosts Villanova University at noon today for senior day.