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JMU roundup: Hot-shooting Northeastern trumps Dukes

January 22nd, 2015

BOSTON – Northeastern shot the lights out in the first half and James Madison was not able to recover from the slow start, dropping an 82-59 Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball decision on Thursday night at historic Matthews Arena.

Vogel downplays missed vote on immigrant bill

Jill Holtzman Vogel

January 21st, 2015

State Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel, R-Upperville, downplayed a vote she missed Tuesday on a bill that would have scrapped in-state tuition for public college students who came to this country years ago as illegal immigrants.

SU roundup: Hornets fall to Eagles

January 21st, 2015

WINCHESTER – Bridgewater College completed a season sweep of the Shenandoah University Hornets in men’s basketball with a 76-67 ODAC road victory Wednesday evening.

JMU roundup: Okafor earns CAA Player of the Week honor

January 19th, 2015

RICHMOND — James Madison University women’s basketball redshirt-senior center Lauren Okafor is Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week for the second consecutive week and third time this season, the league announced Monday.

On Campus: Santmyers, Reynolds lead way

January 12th, 2015

Ferrum’s Dustin Santmyers (Skyline ’14) and Eric Reynolds (Strasburg ’13) are off to good starts this season wrestling for the Panthers.

Area sports ranked among state’s best

Central's Mary Wakeman, left, Sydney Plum, center, and Rebecca Truban, right, celebrate after defeating Loudoun Valley in the Conference 28 girls basketball finals. The Falcons advanced to the Group 3A state semifinals, their deepest postseason run in 18 years.   Rich Cooley/Daily file

January 2nd, 2015

The beginning of 2015 is here, marking the end of yet another year of local sports. The past year provided the area’s sports scene with mix of storylines: state championships were won, records were set, childhood dreams were realized and a beloved coach and mentor was laid to rest.

JMU roundup: Valpo runs past Dukes

December 29th, 2014

HARRISONBURG — James Madison University junior guard Winston Grays scored 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting and grabbed five rebounds, but the Dukes’ men’s basketball team was unable to bounce back from a 24-point halftime deficit, falling to Valparaiso, 79-52, in the non-conference finale Monday night at the JMU Convocation Center.

SU roundup: Burris lands VaSID all-state honors

December 23rd, 2014

NEWPORT NEWS — Shenandoah University junior women’s soccer player Danielle Burris has been named second team all-state in selections announced recently by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID).

JMU roundup: Allaband earns ECAC honors

December 18th, 2014

DANBURY, Conn. — James Madison University field hockey senior back Dana Allaband added another honor to her name Thursday as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) named her to the 2014 Division I Field Hockey All-Star Second Team.

Tommy Keeler Jr.: Cavs in good position

Tommy Keeler Jr.

December 11th, 2014

The University of Virginia men’s basketball team had a great season last year, and indications are that this season will be even better.

JMU roundup: Women’s lacrosse pair earn preseason All-America honors

December 11th, 2014

HARRISONBURG — Inside Lacrosse released it’s annual “Face-Off Yearbook” this week, which features preseason polls and honors leading into the 2015 women’s lacrosse season and two student-athletes from the James Madison women’s lacrosse team – senior defender Lexi Cross and senior attackerStephanie Finley – earned preseason All-American honors. Cross earned a Third Team nod while Finley received an honorable mention.

JMU roundup: Dukes’ Lee wins Dudley Award

December 10th, 2014

HARRISONBURG — James Madison redshirt-junior quarterback Vad Leehas been named the Bill Dudley Award winner, the Richmond Times-Dispatch announced Wednesday at a banquet in Short Pump.