Steele, Dukes enjoy JMU’s Pro Day

James Madison University linebacker Gage Steele focuses on catching this pass at the end of a drill Tuesday during Pro Day at Bridgeforth Stadium at JMU on Wednesday. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 16, 2017

HARRISONBURG — Many of James Madison University’s football seniors were reunited in the bitter cold for a great reason Wednesday — JMU’s Pro Day.

The voice of JMU women’s basketball

Craig Orndorff, of Edinburg, sits along press row during the Colonial Athletic Association Conference Tournament  quarterfinals at James Madison University on Mar. 9. Orndorff  took over as the voice of JMU's women's basketball, giving play-by-play announcing on the JMU/Sprint Broadcast Network. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 15, 2017

WOODSTOCK — For many years Craig Orndorff has been the voice of high school sports in Shenandoah County. Now Orndorff is also the voice of James Madison University women’s basketball.

Hall making most of senior season at JMU

March 2, 2017

HARRISONBURG — When asked what his team would look like if redshirt senior Precious Hall hadn’t returned to the team this year, James Madison University head women’s basketball coach Sean O’Regan said he couldn’t give an answer.

Kloosterman still enjoying JMU’s national championship experience

Jonathan Kloosterman

January 10, 2017

It’s been several days since James Madison University’s football team won the school’s second Football Championship Subdivision national championship. But starting JMU junior tight end and 2014 Strasburg graduate Jonathan Kloosterman said the accomplishment still hasn’t hit him.

Seniors play key role in success for Dukes

JMU's Gage Steele (33) makes a tackle against North Dakota State on Dec. 16 in Fargo, North Dakota. Steele is one of 13 seniors who have helped lead the Dukes to the FCS championship game. Courtesy photo/JMU Athletics Communications

January 4, 2017

HARRISONBURG — When asked why James Madison University’s football team has had such a turnaround in the playoffs this season, first-year head coach Mike Houston singles out one group of individuals — the seniors.

JMU football notebook: Dukes happy with preparation for game

James Madison's Khalid Abdullah runs during the FCS national semifinals against North Dakota State on Dec. 16. The Dukes play Youngstown State University on Saturday in the FCS National Championship game in Frisco, Texas. Courtesy photo/JMU Athletics Communications

January 3, 2017

HARRISONBURG — With three weeks in between the semifinals and Saturday’s Football Championship Subdivision championship game in Frisco, Texas, James Madison University head coach Mike Houston said he feels like his team has prepared well for the game.

Year in Review: Highs, lows mark list of local sports storylines in 2016

December 30, 2016

From the highlights – high school student-athletes winning state titles and earning college scholarships, a local team winning the Valley Baseball League and an area college competing for a national championship – to the lowlights – a local athletic program rocked by controversy – the 2016 calendar year was filled local sports storylines.