JMU football notebook: Houston pleased with Dukes’ progress

JMU's Bryan Schor  makes a pass against William & Mary last season. Schor and the Dukes open the season on Sept. 3 against Morehead State. Courtesy photo/JMU Athletics Communications

August 23, 2016

HARRISONBURG – James Madison University has only 10 days left before its first game of the season, and first-year coach Mike Houston said the coaching staff will begin to scale back on how hard they are working the players to get them ready for next week.

Prep scores: Aug. 22

August 22, 2016

Monday’s results
Sherando 173, James Wood 181
Skyline 3, Eastern View 0

Gerald Almy: The 25 best National Parks for fly fishing

Gerald Almy

August 22, 2016

It’s no secret that our country has a wealth of natural treasures in its national parks. For the outdoorsman or woman who likes to fish, hike or camp, there’s a wide range of national parks to choose from within reasonable driving distance. Our own local Shenandoah National Park is a prime example.

JMU’s Kloosterman ready to take on starting role

James Madison University  junior tight end Jonathan Kloosterman runs after making a catch against Colgate last season. The Strasburg graduate is excited for the opportunity to be the starting tight end this season for the Dukes. Courtesy photo/JMU Athletics Communications

August 19, 2016

HARRISONBURG – Jonathan Kloosterman has played a role in James Madison University’s football team during his first two years at the school, but this season his role will be getting bigger.

Football camp notebook: Benefit game important for Rams

Strasburg head coach Mark Roller works with his offense during a recent practice. The Rams will host Moorefield, West Virginia, at 7 tonight. Rich Cooley/Daily

August 19, 2016

STRASBURG — Strasburg football coach Mark Roller will be taking a good, hard look at tonight’s benefit game with Moorefield (W.Va.) as it will be the only preseason game the Rams will have this year.

Prep scores: Aug. 18

August 18, 2016

Thursday’s results
Clarke County 163, Central 180
At Blue Ridge Shadows, Front Royal
Low-medalists: Cameron Sheib and Zach Koontz,

Stephens City teen plays on championship hockey team

Joe Hammer

August 17, 2016

WINCHESTER – When the Hammer family used to host family skates together on Sundays, 5-year-old Joe Hammer would stand flatfooted and still. He refused to take a single stride, lodging a formal protest against the sport.

Prep scores: Aug. 17

August 17, 2016

Wednesday’s results
Central tri-match
At Bryce Resort, Basye
Team scores: 1. Central 184, 2. Luray 194, 3. Page County

Recreation Calendar

August 17, 2016

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being:

Craig Murto: Racing in the rain

Craig Murto

August 17, 2016

The NASCAR Xfinity Series race last weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course was aptly called the “Mid-Ohio Challenge,” and it was a challenge even for the most experienced racers once the rain started to fall.

Recreation Leagues

August 17, 2016

Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation Department

Men’s softball
Aug. 9-11 Results
Pee Wee’s Grading 7, 9-11 0; 9-11