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Defense sparks Falcons past Rams

Strasburg's Hannah Alexander, left, and Lauren Nofsinger, right, climb over Central's Tamra Scott as she works to shoot underneath the basket during second quarter girls basketball action Friday night in Strasburg.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 13, 2017

STRASBURG — Central girls basketball coach Bryan Scott decided to use the full-court press defense from the start of the game against Strasburg. It was a decision that paid off in a big way for the Falcons.

Brunelle leads Dragons past Falcons in front of UConn coach

January 11, 2017

WOODSTOCK — William Monroe’s Sam Brunelle is used to playing in front of college coaches. So when University of Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma showed up in Woodstock Wednesday night it was just business as usual for Brunelle.

Kloosterman still enjoying JMU’s national championship experience

Jonathan Kloosterman

January 10, 2017

It’s been several days since James Madison University’s football team won the school’s second Football Championship Subdivision national championship. But starting JMU junior tight end and 2014 Strasburg graduate Jonathan Kloosterman said the accomplishment still hasn’t hit him.

Seniors play key role in success for Dukes

JMU's Gage Steele (33) makes a tackle against North Dakota State on Dec. 16 in Fargo, North Dakota. Steele is one of 13 seniors who have helped lead the Dukes to the FCS championship game. Courtesy photo/JMU Athletics Communications

January 4, 2017

HARRISONBURG — When asked why James Madison University’s football team has had such a turnaround in the playoffs this season, first-year head coach Mike Houston singles out one group of individuals — the seniors.

Defense ignites Sherando past James Wood

Sherando's Davina Lane is fouled as she goes up against James Wood's Hannah Burke during third quarter action Tuesday night in Stephens City. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 3, 2017

STEPHENS CITY — Sherando girls basketball coach Mike Marsh emphasizes the importance of defense to his team, and on Tuesday night he was brimming with pride.

JMU football notebook: Dukes happy with preparation for game

James Madison's Khalid Abdullah runs during the FCS national semifinals against North Dakota State on Dec. 16. The Dukes play Youngstown State University on Saturday in the FCS National Championship game in Frisco, Texas. Courtesy photo/JMU Athletics Communications

January 3, 2017

HARRISONBURG — With three weeks in between the semifinals and Saturday’s Football Championship Subdivision championship game in Frisco, Texas, James Madison University head coach Mike Houston said he feels like his team has prepared well for the game.