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Seven transfers add to JMU’s depth

HARRISONBURG -- There are many perks that come with winning a national championship and in the offseason James Madison University took advantage of one of those. The Dukes, the reigning Football Championship Subdivision national champions, added seven Football Bowl Subdivision transfers to ...

Dukes pleased with first week of football practice

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University's football team is not looking back. The reigning Football Championship Subdivision national champions have completed the first week of practice, but the mindset for the team has been no different than it has been in the past. "We forgot about it," JMU ...

Dukes ranked No. 1 in STATS preseason poll

James Madison University’s football team starts the 2017 season where it finished the 2016 season — at No. 1. The Dukes are the No. 1 ranked team in the STATS Football Championship Subdivision preseason poll. The defending FCS champions received 134 out of 163 first-place votes and a total ...

Kloosterman one of four Dukes to earn preseason All-American honor

James Madison University tight end and 2014 Strasburg graduate Jonathan Kloosterman was one of four Dukes named to the STATS Football Championship Subdivision Preseason All-American team. Kloosterman was a third-team selection. JMU redshirt senior offensive lineman Aaron Stennie was named to ...

Rebels, Express set for playoff showdown

New Market and Strasburg are ready for the Valley Baseball League playoffs and a match-up with each other. The Rebels will host the Express tonight in the start of a best-of-3 series in the opening round of the North Division playoffs. New Market has won four of five meetings this season with ...

Post 21 program continues to make strides

WINCHESTER — When Winchester Post 21 manager Anthony Hargrove took over the program over three years ago he envisioned days like Friday — playing for an American Legion state championship. Now he just wants to take his program a step further. “When (assistant coach Jimmy Swiggett) and ...

JMU’s Kloosterman earns Preseason All-CAA honor

James Madison University tight end and 2014 Strasburg graduate Jonathan Kloosterman was named to the 2017 Preseason All-CAA Football Team on Tuesday at the Colonial Athletic Association Media Day in Baltimore. The senior was one of six Dukes selected to the team. JMU senior quarterback Bryan ...

SU catcher Cameron to extend baseball career in Australia

Dan Cameron had a backup plan – of sorts – in case his pursuit of a professional baseball career didn’t pan out upon his graduation from Shenandoah University this past May. When he was 18 years old, Cameron – SU’s starting catcher in each of the last two seasons after he ...

Versatile Sudduth making impact with New Market

NEW MARKET -- When Zac Cole was in a Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association meeting this past spring, Gordon State College baseball coach Travis McClanahan gave a speech about why Chase Sudduth should be the Player of the Year. He was so convincing that Cole decided he needed to have him on ...

Woodstock’s Hyman stands out on and off the field

WOODSTOCK -- There are plenty of things that make Danton Hyman stand out on and off the field. The Woodstock River Bandit's energy and enthusiasm is noticeable to his teammates and coaches and anyone who meets him. His ability to run down balls and make plays in centerfield are followed by ...

Aleywine is ‘Mr. Clutch’ for Rebels this season

NEW MARKET -- Whenever the New Market Rebels have needed a big hit this season, there's one player they've been able to count on -- Alec Aleywine. The Rebel, who has batted either fourth or fifth in the lineup all season, has come up big in big situations to help put New Market in second ...

Zipp resigns as SU director of Intercollegiate athletics

Doug Zipp had an opportunity that was too good to pass up. Zipp resigned on Thursday as Shenandoah University's Director of Intercollegiate Athletics to  become Director of Athletics at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. "My decision was based on family and there comes a time when ...

Versatile Canzone leads way for Cardinals

FRONT ROYAL -- Dominic Canzone had a strong season in his first year of college, and now he's continuing that in the Valley Baseball League. The Front Royal Cardinal outfielder can do a little bit of everything on the field. "Offensively, he's about the closest thing to a five-tool player ...

Strasburg grad Richards joins JMU baseball squad

Garrett Richards found the ideal place to play baseball next season -- James Madison University. The 2015 Strasburg graduate just finished up his two years at Danville Community College, and recently decided to transfer to JMU and play baseball next year for the Dukes. Richards said he was ...

Steele pursuing career as NASCAR pit crew member

Gage Steele is moving on from football, but looking toward a possible new career in the world of sports. The Warren County High School graduate recently went to a NASCAR Pit Crew Combine in Concord, North Carolina. Steele said that he found out a few days ago that he advanced to the next ...

Golden verbally commits to play basketball at Pittsburgh

Bryce Golden had plenty of options when choosing a college to play basketball, but he recently found the perfect fit. The Middletown resident, who is a rising senior at St. James School in Hagerstown, Maryland, recently verbally committed to play for the University of Pittsburgh. He will be ...

MMA postgrad standout Mason selected by Kings in NBA Draft

It's been quite a year for Frank Mason III and it became even better Thursday night. The former Massanutten Military Academy post-graduate basketball standout was drafted by the Sacramento Kings with the fourth pick of the second round (34th overall) in Thursday night's NBA Draft. MMA ...

Four former Rebels headed to VBL Hall of Fame

NEW MARKET -- Four former New Market Rebels will be inducted into the Valley Baseball League's Hall of Fame this season. They are among a group of seven new inductees. The 2017 former Rebel inductees are John Kruk, Sam Perlozzo, Marion 'Bo' Trumbo and Maynard 'Mo' Weber. The rest of the 2017 ...

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 ...