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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 ...

Roundabout journey lands Beckner in D3 national wrestling tournament

For much of the last six years, wrestling has been Zach Beckner’s life. He went all in on the sport, committing nearly every weekend to training or competing in tournaments. At Warren County High School that dedication led to two Virginia High School League Group 3A state titles, the ...

Defense sparks Dukes past Seahawks

HARRISONBURG --James Madison University's women's basketball team made history on Thursday night. The Dukes set two Colonial Athletic Association women's basketball tournament defensive records in a 52-27 victory over UNC-Wilmington in the quarterfinals at JMU's Convocation Center. The ...

CAA women’s tournament notebook: JMU confident in offense for semifinals

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University head women's basketball coach Sean O'Regan isn't concerned about his team's shooting struggles on Thursday night. In fact he believes it's a positive. The Dukes shot just 32.8 percent (19-for-58) from the field in their 52-27 victory over ...

Dukes excited to host CAA women’s basketball tourney

HARRISONBURG -- Precious Hall couldn't be more excited for her final women's basketball games at James Madison University's Convocation Center this week. The JMU redshirt senior and her teammates will get to play on their home court as JMU hosts the Colonial Athletic Association tournament. ...

Harlow living his dream, making impact for the Dukes

HARRISONBURG -- Colton Harlow is living out his dream. The 2014 Stonewall Jackson graduate and James Madison University junior pitcher dreamed of one day playing for the Dukes, and he has become a key player for the squad. "It's a blessing," Harlow said with a smile Saturday after the ...

Hall making most of senior season at JMU

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. "It would be tough for me to imagine, so I'll just answer ...

Hall, Dukes rally past Cougars in regular-season finale

HARRISONBURG -- Coming off a loss, James Madison University's young women's basketball team was put to the test again Wednesday. The Dukes rallied from an eight-point third quarter deficit and pulled out a 74-60 victory over College of Charleston in Colonial Athletic Association action. It ...

Rebel Park to host four Division III games this weekend

A tradition will be continued this weekend at Rebel Park in New Market. There will be three different Division III baseball schools from out of the area playing against each other on Saturday and Sunday at Rebel Park. The University of Pittsburgh-Bradford, (Pennsylvania), will be the host ...

On Campus Notebook: Miller having solid season for Mountain Lions

With the postseason just around the corner, Aaron Miller (Sherando '13) continues to lead the way for Concord University's men's basketball team. Miller is averaging a team-best 19.4 points per game for the Mountain Lions this season. He is also averaging 4.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists per ...

Steele has storybook ending to stellar JMU career

It was a perfect ending. James Madison University redshirt senior linebacker Gage Steele couldn’t have scripted the ending to his college football career any better than how it finished Saturday. The 2012 Warren County graduate helped lead the Dukes to the Football Championship Subdivision ...