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JMU Football notebook: Dukes receive special surprise after victory

HARRISONBURG – James Madison University head coach Mike Houston and his team had a welcomed surprise on Saturday after their 20-7 road victory over Villanova. Shortly after the Dukes came back to the locker room Colonial Athletic Association commissioner Joe D’Antonio showed up with the ...

Sherando track standout Lane signs with GMU

STEPHENS CITY – Davina Lane first came in contact with George Mason University associate head track and field coach Randy Bungard during the summer before her junior year at Sherando High School last year. It was during that initial meeting, at the Blue Ridge Running Camp held annually in ...

Gerald Almy: Tips on bagging a turkey this fall

Mention wild turkeys and most sportsmen think of spring hunting and the challenge of calling in a wary gobbler. But if you want some exciting hunting before spring, try going after the big black and brown birds this fall and winter. This year in Shenandoah and Frederick counties the season ...

Recreation Calendar

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held: Turkey Trot Page County Public Schools and the Page Alliance for Community Action will sponsor a Turkey Trot starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on the Greenway in Luray.  Information: http://tiny.cc/x45ygy or ...

Hornets hoping experience leads to more success on court this season

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s men’s basketball team lost three starters from last season’s 6-20 team that finished with just three wins in Old Dominion Athletic Conference play for the second straight season. Twelve of the Hornets’ 21 players this season are newcomers to the ...

All-Bull Run Football team

All-Bull Run Football team Offensive Player of the Year: Hunter Rogers, Clarke County Defensive Player of the Year: Bryan Wallace, Clarke County Offense First team Pos. Name School Year C Josh Wallace Clarke County Sr. OL Bryan Wallace Clarke County Jr. OL Alex ...

All-Conference 35 Football team

All-Conference 35 Football team Offense First team Pos. Name School Year C Josh Wallace Clarke County Sr. OL Bryan Wallace Clarke Clounty Jr. OL Alex Sibert Central Sr. OL Cam Marshall Clarke County Sr. OL Ryan Jenkins Strasburg Sr. WR Dre Twyman Madison County Sr. WR Kyle ...

Hornets fall to Generals in season finale

LEXINGTON – Host Washington and Lee scored on its first five possessions Saturday to down Shenandoah, 59-42, in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference football season finale for both schools. The Generals (6-4, 5-2 ODAC) rolled up 631 yards in total offense to outlast Shenandoah (6-4, ...

Dukes ready to face Villanova’s third-ranked defense

HARRISONBURG -- Something has to give when James Madison University's football team plays at Villanova University at 1 p.m. today. The Dukes enter the game with No. 2 ranked scoring offense in the Football Championship Subdivision. The Wildcats have the No. 3 ranked FCS scoring ...

Hornets set to take on Generals in regular season finale

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team trails Randolph-Macon by a game in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference standings and needs a lot of help if the Hornets are to claim the conference crown, but the Hornets have emphasized just one thing this week – take care of business ...

O’Regan ready to take reigns of JMU’s women’s basketball team

HARRISONBURG -- Things are a little different for first-year James Madison University head coach Sean O'Regan this season. After spending nine years as an assistant coach under former JMU coach Kenny Brooks, O'Regan is now in charge. "I think probably the biggest difference is when you go ...

Seven seniors will look to lead way for Dukes this season

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University's men's basketball team has seven seniors on the roster. The Dukes will have an experienced group, but they won't have 2016 graduate Ron Curry. Curry, was the team's top scorer last year, and new head coach Louis Rowe said Curry's absence changes ...

Local teams, individuals excited for state cross country meet

Central and Stonewall Jackson have high hopes for their teams in today's Cross Country State Championships held at the Great Meadow course in The Plains. Central's boys team is trying to duplicate what it accomplished last year when it finished second in the Group 2A boys race. The Falcons ...

Falcons ready to face Barons

WOODSTOCK -- Central will be facing a dual-threat quarterback tonight when it hosts Bluestone in the first round of the Region 2A East football playoffs. The Barons, who will be playing in their first-ever playoff game in school history, use a spread offense and like to run quarterback ...

Rams stressing fresh start in playoff matchup with King William

STRASBURG – Strasburg High School’s football team saw its regular season end in disappointing fashion with a blowout loss at home to William Monroe last week. Now in the Group 2A East Region playoffs, the Rams are ready to start fresh. Strasburg, the seventh seed, hosts No. 10 King ...

Falcons place second in Group 2A cross country state meet

THE PLAINS – Central did it again. For the second straight year the Central boys cross country team placed second in the Group 2A State Cross Country Championships on Friday at the Great Meadow 5K course. “We are so proud of these young men,” Central coach Melissa Wright said. ...

Stonewall’s Webb, Funkhouser finish third, fourth in girls 1A state meet

THE PLAINS – Brandy Webb had first place in her sights. As the Stonewall Jackson senior came to the final long stretch at the Great Meadow cross country course, she was just behind race leader Mary Elliott, of Radford. Webb wasn’t able to close the gap and lost another spot before ...

Prep scores: Nov. 11

Friday’s results Boys cross country Group 3A state meet At Great Meadow, The Plains Team results: 1. Blacksburg 43, 2. Abingdon 69, 3. Western Albemarle 79, 4. Christiansburg 126, 5. Turner Ashby 166, 6. James Monroe 170, 7. Waynesboro 172, 8. Warhill 209, 9. Riverside 210, 10. Tabb ...

Rams ride special teams to playoff win

STRASBURG – Strasburg High School’s special teams were a little extra special when the Rams hosted King William in the opening round of the Region 2A East football playoffs Friday night. The Rams blocked two punts. They stuffed a fake punt attempt. They recovered a fumble on a ...

Defense, run game earn Central win

WOODSTOCK – Most nights, the Central High School football team's run game is strong enough to stand alone, but when the opposition hands the ball back to the Falcons on four turnovers, the partial Bull Run District champion is hard to beat. Such was the situation Friday night as the ...