NEW ORLEANS -- James Madison University kicks off its women's cross country season this weekend and enters 2014 ranked No. 11 in the Southeast region, according to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
FRONT ROYAL -- Warren County's football team is prepping for this week's season opener against cross-town rival Skyline, but Wildcats first-year coach Steve Crist is still unsure about who will be his team's starting quarterback on Friday night.
White mist swirled over the emerald green waters of Leesville Lake as we raced towards the frothing commotion of churning gamefish and frantically skipping shad. Cutting the outboard motor, we cast our white bucktail jigs towards the melee and began reeling. Soon all three rods in the boat were bent double.
FOREST -- The Shenandoah University field hockey team is the pre-season No. 4 selection of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference coaches in pre-season poll results released Monday morning by the league office.
RICHMOND --Sophomore forward Ashley Herndon of the James Madison University women's soccer team has been named the Colonial Athletic Association's Player of the Week for games played Aug. 18-24, the league announced Monday.
STRASBURG -- Strasburg's varsity football team has to reload its wide receiver and defensive back positions this season after losing some key pieces to graduation. The Rams return a few players with some varsity experience at those spots, but it will be up to a handful of newcomers to provide Strasburg with some depth on the outside this season.
I've always had high hopes that someday the Citi Open in Washington D.C. could be elevated to a bigger professional tennis tournament. The idea of seeing players such as Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova dancing around in my head. However, after actually attending and seeing most of those players last week in Cincinnati I realize that D.C. has a long ways to go to become a big-time tennis tournament.
FOREST -- The Shenandoah University men's cross country team is picked to finish seventh in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference race this fall in pre-season poll results released Thursday afternoon by the league office.
HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University senior Lizzy Briones and sophomore Janey Goodman have both been named to the Preseason All-CAA Volleyball Team, as voted on by the league's coaches and announced by the CAA Thursday afternoon.
WOODSTOCK -- With a young and inexperienced team, Central head football coach Mike Yew has seen his squad go through plenty of growing pains. However, Yew has still been encouraged by what he's seen from the group.