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Move to receiver pays off for JMU’s Miller

HARRISONBURG -- John Miller came to James Madison University as a running back, but after his freshman season he was moved to wide receiver. The move has paid off for both Miller and the Dukes. The redshirt senior said he wasn't surprised when then-head coach Everett Withers asked him to ...

Henry returns as towering presence at net for young Rams

STRASBURG – A quick glance at Strasburg High School’s varsity volleyball team is enough to notice that the 2017 Rams won’t be the tallest group that head coach Suzanne Mathias has ever fielded. Only one player, 6-foot-2 junior Daniella Henry, stands over 6 feet tall. Sophomore Lauren ...

Sherando Football Notebook: Warriors see progress in second scrimmage

STEPHENS CITY -- Sherando's football scrimmage with Spotswood on Thursday didn't go quite as planned, but head coach Bill Hall said he still saw some positives. The game, which was the second scrimmage of the preseason for the Warriors, was delayed by lightning twice, and Hall said they were ...

Recreation Leagues

Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation Department Men's softball Playoff results Aug. 10 Chico's Bail Bonds 20, Michael A Manuel Trucking 16 Chico's Bail Bonds 10, Full Draw 8 Valley Builders 7, Rhoades/Racey 0 Pool's Electric 9, Valley Builders 7 Pool's Electric 7, Rhoades/Racey ...

Strasburg Football Notebook: Hamrick, Hart still competing for Rams’ QB job

STRASBURG – Strasburg High School’s football team began preseason practice on July 27 seeking its next starting quarterback. The Rams are a week away from kicking off the 2017 season against Stonewall Jackson, and that spot is still being contested. Sophomores Dylan Hamrick and Chase Hart ...

Recreation Leagues

Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation Department Men's softball Results Aug. 7 Back Road Crew 27, Valley Builders 12 Back Roads Crew 23, George's Chicken 12 Valley Builders 23, Chico's Bail Bonds 6 Full Draw 22, George's Chicken 7 Full Draw 17, Chico's Bail Bonds 2 Aug. 9 Valley ...

JMU’s Kloosterman suspended for two games

James Madison University head football coach Mike Houston announced on Thursday that tight end Jonathan Kloosterman has been suspended for two games due to violation of team rules. Kloosterman, a 2014 Strasburg graduate, will miss the season opener on the road against East Carolina on Sept. 2, ...

Football Camp Notebook: Generals picking up triple option quickly

QUICKSBURG – Stonewall Jackson has switched its offense to the triple option this season, and so far the move is paying off. Stonewall Jackson head football coach Pete Lampman said he feels like the players have picked it up quickly and are doing well. He said the Generals scored four ...

Gerald Almy: Night fishing for bass great sport

We had been fishing for just over an hour since the sun disappeared as a vivid orange ball in the West. Amazingly, as I counted in my head the number of fish two of us had caught and released, I realized it was well over a dozen. On many daytime trips I have put in long eight- to 10-hour ...

Recreation Calendar

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held: Bike Run A bike run will be held at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 26 at the Front Royal Nazarene Church. The cost is $15 for riders and $25 for passengers. Air show The Virginia Air Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 26 ...

Gerald Almy: Old time lures effective for catching fish

In these hi-tech times we exist in, it’s sometimes nice to look back on simple products that were not devised by a computer or software, but rather by one creative, pioneering mind of a single person tinkering in his shop. Such is the case with some fishing lures developed during the 20th ...

Youthful Warriors, Hawks have learning experience in Bryan Gunter tourney

WINCHESTER --Sherando and Skyline had a good learning experience in this year's Bryan Gunter Memorial Golf Invitational. Neither team finished in the top half, but both young squads saw plenty of positives. It was a two-day tournament. The first round was played at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club ...

Prep scores: Aug. 11

Friday's results Golf Bryan Gunter Memorial Invitational Second round at Winchester Country Club Team scores: 1. Washington (W.Va.) 592 (294-298), 2 tie. Loudoun Valley 597 (297-300), 2 tie. Woodgrove 597 (292-305), 4. Loudoun County 601 (293-308), 5. Charlottesville 649 (330-319), 6. ...

Seven transfers add to JMU’s depth

HARRISONBURG -- There are many perks that come with winning a national championship and in the offseason James Madison University took advantage of one of those. The Dukes, the reigning Football Championship Subdivision national champions, added seven Football Bowl Subdivision transfers to ...

Prep scores: Aug. 10

Thursday’s scores Golf Bryan Gunter Memorial Invitational At Shenandoah Valley Golf Club Day 1 of a 2-day event Team scores: 1. Woodgrove 292, 2. Loudoun County 293, 3. Washington (W.Va.) 294, 4. Loudoun Valley 297, 5. Dominion 322, 6 tie. Charlottesville 330, 6 tie. Sherando 330, 8. ...

Strasburg defends Shenandoah County golf championship

BASYE – Playing without its top golfer, and on a day when scores were elevated throughout the lineup of the three rival teams, Strasburg High School’s golf team defended its Shenandoah County title. The Rams fired a four-man total of 359 at Bryce Resort on Thursday afternoon to edge out ...

Recreation Calendar

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held: Waggin’ for Dragons The Petco Foundation will present Waggin' for Dragons, a boat race featuring 17 teams of 21 paddlers and one drummer, to benefit the Warren County Humane Society starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at ...