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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Withers has solid first year at JMU

December 1st, 2014

HARRISONBURG — There was a very somber mood around James Madison University’s locker room after their season-ending playoff loss on Saturday. There were also plenty of reasons for optimism for the future.

Flames rally past Dukes

November 30th, 2014

HARRISONBURG — Liberty had the perfect formula for stopping JMU’s high-powered offense — keep JMU’s offense off the field.

Dukes ready for showdown with Flames

November 28th, 2014

HARRISONBURG –One program is returning to the postseason for the first time in three years, while the other one is making it’s first-ever Football Championship Subdivision playoff appearance.

JMU roundup: Dukes sign five for softball

November 26th, 2014

HARRISONBURG — The James Madison University softball program has signed five players to a National Letter of Intent during the early signing period, head coach Mickey Dean announced Wednesday.

JMU roundup: Seven Dukes claim all-CAA football honors

November 25th, 2014

HARRISONBURG — After finishing third in the Colonial Athletic Association at 9-3 and 6-2 in the league, James Madison University’s football team received seven All-CAA selections for the 2014 season, announced Tuesday by the league office. The teams and top honors were selected by the league’s head coaches.

Dukes excited to be back in the FCS playoffs

November 24th, 2014

HARRISONBURG — James Madison University will be making its first playoff appearance since 2011 on Saturday when it hosts Liberty University at 4 p.m. at Bridgeforth Stadium.

Kloosterman, Brown step up for Dukes

November 17th, 2014

HARRISONBURG — Strasburg graduate and James Madison University true freshman tight end Jonathan Kloosterman and fellow tight end Brandon Brown were a perfect combination in Saturday’s 55-20 Colonial Athletic Association victory over Richmond.