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Steele, Dukes enjoy JMU’s Pro Day

HARRISONBURG — Many of James Madison University's football seniors were reunited in the bitter cold for a great reason Wednesday — JMU’s Pro Day. There were 10 seniors, one former player and four players from Virginia Military Institute participating in JMU’s Pro day in front of ...

Nine local athletes to compete in Shenandoah Valley All-Star Game

Harrisonburg High School varsity boys basketball coach Don Burgess created an all-star game for area high school seniors last year and, at the time, expressed his desire to make the event an annual occurrence while growing the game each year. In only its second year the event has already ...

The voice of JMU women’s basketball

WOODSTOCK -- For many years Craig Orndorff has been the voice of high school sports in Shenandoah County. Now Orndorff is also the voice of James Madison University women's basketball. The Edinburg resident took over as the radio play-by-play announcer for the JMU/Sprint Broadcast Network, ...

Loew providing the pop for Hornets’ offense

There’s a certain level of expectation on the baseball diamond that comes with the All-American label, a status Shenandoah University designated hitter Jake Loew earned last season when he emerged as the Hornets’ primary run producer. Loew’s 2016 performance left SU head coach Kevin ...

On Campus Notebook: Dukes’ Harlow earns CAA, national honors

James Madison University’s Colton Harlow (Stonewall Jackson ’14) had a career-best day on Friday. Harlow pitched a complete game five-hitter against Coppin State in a 12-1 baseball victory. He struck out a career-high 15 batters with no walks. Harlow, who is now 1-1 on the season, has ...

Gerald Almy: Exotics offer great off-season hunting

If you’re like many avid hunters, you dread seeing the end of deer season. Yes, we’re usually physically exhausted from the early morning rising, long waits on stand, and tiring stalk hunting sessions. But emotionally, it’s hard to see it come to an end. If you want to extend your big ...

Elon knocks off JMU for CAA tourney title

HARRISONBURG -- The third time was the charm for Elon University's women's basketball team. The Phoenix avenged two regular season loses to James Madison University with the most important win of all. Top-seeded Elon led most of the way in a 78-60 victory over the Dukes in the Colonial ...

Recreation Leagues

Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation Men's basketball Division III Kickin Asphalt 65, Dynasty 51 Leading scorers: KA: Brad Neff 23, Derek Mann 9; D: T.J. Tyson 19, Caleb Ritter 9. Women's basketball Woodstock Massage 51, Estep's Signs 41 Leading scorers: WM: Lacy Easter ...

Warren County grad Beckner places second in NCAA DIII wrestling championships

Former Warren County High School standout Zach Beckner saw his first collegiate wrestling season come to an end one win shy of an NCAA Division III national championship. Beckner, a freshman at Ferrum College, reached the 125-pound championship final at the NCAA Division III Championships in ...

2016-17 All-Area Girls Basketball Team

First team Haley Bischoff, Strasburg The senior averaged 10 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 3.5 steals per game this season. Bischoff was a first-team All-Conference 35 and All-Bull Run District selection. Davina Lane, Sherando The senior averaged 16.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, ...

Hall, Dukes rally past Dragons in CAA tourney semis

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University's defense came to life just in time Friday night. JMU erased a double-digit deficit and rallied for a 76-68 victory over Drexel in the Colonial Athletic Association women's basketball tournament semifinals. The Dukes play top-seeded Elon in tonight's ...

2016-17 All-Area Boys Basketball Team

First team Nick Dotson, Stonewall Jackson The junior averaged 17.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2 steals per game. Dotson was a first team All-Shenandoah District and All-Conference 44 selection. He shot 49.8 percent from the field (122-for-245). Luke Estep, Central The ...

Roundabout journey lands Beckner in D3 national wrestling tournament

For much of the last six years, wrestling has been Zach Beckner’s life. He went all in on the sport, committing nearly every weekend to training or competing in tournaments. At Warren County High School that dedication led to two Virginia High School League Group 3A state titles, the ...

Defense sparks Dukes past Seahawks

HARRISONBURG --James Madison University's women's basketball team made history on Thursday night. The Dukes set two Colonial Athletic Association women's basketball tournament defensive records in a 52-27 victory over UNC-Wilmington in the quarterfinals at JMU's Convocation Center. The ...

CAA women’s tournament notebook: JMU confident in offense for semifinals

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University head women's basketball coach Sean O'Regan isn't concerned about his team's shooting struggles on Thursday night. In fact he believes it's a positive. The Dukes shot just 32.8 percent (19-for-58) from the field in their 52-27 victory over ...