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On Campus Notebook: Rutherford finishes baseball career on high note

Chaz Rutherford (Skyline '13) finished his college baseball career off strong at Bluefield State College. Rutherford had a .288 batting average (30-for-104). Rutherford scored 15 runs, had two doubles, one triple and seven RBIs for the Big Blues. He also made six appearances on the mound. He ...

Stonewall Jackson’s Holsinger finds perfect fit with Garrett College

QUICKSBURG -- Cole Holsinger found just what he was looking for in a college. The Stonewall Jackson senior recently signed to play baseball at Garrett College, and said it was a perfect fit. "I was looking for a small school and it had that real family feel when I got there," Holsinger ...

Steele earns NFL tryout with Saints

Gage Steele is getting an opportunity of a lifetime. The Warren County High School and James Madison University graduate is trying out with the New Orleans Saints today at the Saints' rookie minicamp in Metairie, Louisiana. Steele, who played at JMU for the last five seasons, found out on ...

On Campus Notebook: Harlow picks up big victory for Dukes

Colton Harlow (Stonewall Jackson '14) played a big part in James Madison University's baseball success this past weekend. The junior pitcher went 5.2 innings on Saturday in a 7-4 victory over Towson University. Harlow picked up the win, struck out two with one walk. On April 26, Harlow ...

Sherando’s Travis signs to play basketball at Converse College

STEPHENS CITY -- Becca Travis has always wanted to play basketball in college and starting in the fall her dream will happen. The Sherando senior girls basketball player recently signed a letter of intent to play at Division II Converse College, in Spartansburg, South Carolina. The school is ...

On Campus Notebook: Smith continues solid season for Cavaliers

Jacob Smith (Strasburg '15) has backed up his strong fall season at U.Va.-Wise with a strong spring season. Smith was recently named to the All-Mountain East Conference Men's Golf second team. The sophomore finished 20th last week in the Ohio Valley Spring Championship held at the Oxbow ...

On Campus Notebook: Ansbro earns Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week honor

Bekah Ansbro (Central '16) earned the Atlantic 10 Softball Rookie of the Week honor last week. The George Mason University freshman pitcher picked up her first win of the season on April 1 against Dayton University. She pitched five innings in relief, gave up only one run, and struck out ...

Dukes pleased with football spring season

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University's football team wraps up its spring season today and the Dukes are feeling pretty good about how things have went over the last few weeks. JMU, just three months removed from winning the Football Championship Subdivision national title, has been ...

Transfers Little, Marshall fitting in at JMU

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University's football squad is losing some talent from this past season's Football Championship Subdivision National Championship team. However, two former Football Bowl Subdivision players will look to help fill that void. Gus Little, a transfer from the ...

Dukes receive championship rings after spring football game

HARRISONBURG -- Three months ago James Madison University won its second Football Championship Subdivision National Championship in school history. On Saturday the Dukes had one last celebration and added some bling to their accomplishment. The Dukes received their National Championship ...

On Campus Notebook: Dawkins, Robinson having success at Shenandoah

Two former Skyline softball standouts are having successful seasons at Shenandoah University. Makaela Dawkins (Skyline '16) and Carrie Robinson (Skyline '15) have been very productive for the Hornets. Dawkins is batting .311 (23-for-74) with 13 runs scored, three doubles, two triples, 10 ...

Shepherd coach Cater to be guest at ABF Sports Breakfast

Shepherd University head football coach Monte Cater will be a guest at this year’s Partlow Insurance Sports Breakfast, according to a  Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival news release. Cater led Shepherd to the Division II National Championship game in 2015. He is Shepherd’s all-time ...

On Campus Notebook: Whitacre making impact for Highlanders

Adam Whitacre (Sherando '15) is having a solid season on Radford University's baseball team. The sophomore is batting .247 (22-for-89) with one home run, three doubles, eight RBIs and 16 runs scored. Whitacre has drawn a team-best 12 walks and has stolen five bases in five ...

Steele, Dukes enjoy JMU’s Pro Day

HARRISONBURG — Many of James Madison University's football seniors were reunited in the bitter cold for a great reason Wednesday — JMU’s Pro Day. There were 10 seniors, one former player and four players from Virginia Military Institute participating in JMU’s Pro day in front of ...

The voice of JMU women’s basketball

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. The Edinburg resident took over as the radio play-by-play announcer for the JMU/Sprint Broadcast Network, ...

On Campus Notebook: Dukes’ Harlow earns CAA, national honors

James Madison University’s Colton Harlow (Stonewall Jackson ’14) had a career-best day on Friday. Harlow pitched a complete game five-hitter against Coppin State in a 12-1 baseball victory. He struck out a career-high 15 batters with no walks. Harlow, who is now 1-1 on the season, has ...

Elon knocks off JMU for CAA tourney title

HARRISONBURG -- The third time was the charm for Elon University's women's basketball team. The Phoenix avenged two regular season loses to James Madison University with the most important win of all. Top-seeded Elon led most of the way in a 78-60 victory over the Dukes in the Colonial ...

Warren County grad Beckner places second in NCAA DIII wrestling championships

Former Warren County High School standout Zach Beckner saw his first collegiate wrestling season come to an end one win shy of an NCAA Division III national championship. Beckner, a freshman at Ferrum College, reached the 125-pound championship final at the NCAA Division III Championships in ...

Hall, Dukes rally past Dragons in CAA tourney semis

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University's defense came to life just in time Friday night. JMU erased a double-digit deficit and rallied for a 76-68 victory over Drexel in the Colonial Athletic Association women's basketball tournament semifinals. The Dukes play top-seeded Elon in tonight's ...