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Dukes ready to start CAA football season

James Madison University's Jimmy Moreland tries to tackle North Carolina's Elijah Hood as he runs for a touchdown in the first half of their game in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on Sept. 17. The Dukes play at Maine today. AP

September 24, 2016

HARRISONBURG — James Madison University’s football team starts its Colonial Athletic Association conference schedule today against the University of Maine.

Warriors sweep past Skyline

September 22, 2016

STEPHENS CITY – Sherando and Skyline each have young volleyball teams that are going through growing pains this season. When the two teams met Thursday night it was the Warriors who showed they are a little further along in gaining the experience needed to win.

Redshirt senior trio leading way for JMU offensive line

The James Madison University offensive line, led by redshirt seniors Matt Frank, Mitchell Kirsch and Kyle Rigney, has played a key role in the success of the offense this season. The Dukes are averaging 539.7 yards per game. Courtesy photo/JMU Athletics Communications

September 22, 2016

HARRISONBURG — Five years ago Matt Frank, Mitchell Kirsch and Kyle Rigney came to James Madison University’s football team together. There’s been a lot of changes in the program since then, but the trio of offensive lineman is still together.

Dukes ready to face North Carolina

September 17, 2016

HARRISONBURG – James Madison University football coach Mike Houston knows a little about playing Football Bowl Subdivision teams. Last year he coached The Citadel, a Football Championship Subdivision team, to a 22-21 upset victory over the University of South Carolina.

Duckworth sparks Rams past Colonels

Strasburg's Grant Scott hauls in a pass and drives near the end zone as James Wood's Mike Zabarth, left, and Cody Dahlinger, right, try to tackle him during first half action Friday night in Strasburg. Rich Cooley/Daily

September 16, 2016

STRASBURG – So far this season Strasburg High School’s football team has relied mostly on its running game. On Friday night the Rams showed then can pass as well.

Warriors ready for another tough test

Sherando's Nathan Wagner hits Washington's wide receiver Parker Jackson during first quarter action on Sept. 9 in Stephens City. Wagner's hit forced a Washington interception on the play. The Warriors play at Eastern View tonight. Rich Cooley/Daily file

September 16, 2016

STEPHENS CITY – Sherando has had a tough schedule to start the season. That won’t change at 7 p.m. today when the Warriors travel to face Eastern View.

Undefeated Panthers sweep past Wildcats

September 15, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Rappahannock County entered Thursday’s volleyball contest with Warren County with a perfect record. The Wildcats weren’t able to come up with a win, but they were able to hang tough with the Panthers.

Rams top Mountaineers in four sets

September 14, 2016

STRASBURG — Strasburg’s volleyball team grabbed the momentum early against Madison County and kept it for most of the match.

Loy wins Skyline Invitational

Strasburg's Austin Stickles lines a putt during the Skyline Invitational golf tournament Tuesday at Shenandoah Valley Country Club in Front Royal. Rich Cooley/Daily

September 13, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – With the golf postseason just around the corner, four area teams had a chance to fine-tune their games on Tuesday and all four of them had success.

Balanced offense sparks Dukes to victory

September 11, 2016

HARRISONBURG — Last week James Madison University’s football team mostly ran the ball, but on Saturday the Dukes showed they could be effective in the running and passing game.

Dukes look to build off season opener

September 10, 2016

HARRISONBURG – James Madison University’s football team will have quite a challenge today trying to top how they played in their season opener.