FRONT ROYAL — Marion 'Budder' Haley is about to have his dream come true.
The run that captured the attention of sports fans everywhere finally came to an end for James Madison on Monday afternoon in Oklahoma City when top-seeded Oklahoma pulled away from the Dukes for a 7-1 victory in the national semifinal round of the Women’s College World Series.
James Madison’s season died Saturday underneath the sun-drenched Texas sky as its 21-point halftime lead evaporated and its national championship-game hopes melted away.
They had the perfect counter to put an aggressive defense in slow motion.
An early triumph in one-on-one coverage was enough.
He needed only three yards, but Cole Johnson recognized the rare continuously-widening space for more.
That’s not how anyone thought it would go.
They could’ve continued sputtering.
There’s no denying the primary source of motivation for James Madison this spring.
The game was over when Latrele Palmer put a punctuation mark on it.
COVID-19 dominated headlines in 2020 and local college sports weren’t spared from the virus’ impact. And yet, before the pandemic gripped the nation and quarantines and full-scale shutdowns became the new normal, college storylines proceeded as normal for the first couple months of the calen…
NEW MARKET – Once again one inning proved costly for New Market on Tuesday night.
New Market Shockers head coach Nolan Potts believed going into the season that pitching would be his team's strong suit and through three games that has proven true.
New Market started off slow and couldn’t recover in a 15-3 home loss to Broadway on Sunday in Rockingham County Baseball League action.
Plenty of events shaped the area’s sports landscape outside of the high school scene in 2019.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Just as quickly as Chattanooga showed it could hang, D’Angelo Amos dashed the Mocs’ hopes of an upset.
It’s been a busy week for Colton Harlow.
WINCHESTER — Handley’s Kevin Curry certainly was happy to be continuing his football career at Division II Concord University next fall.
Whether it was a quarterback lighting up the stat sheet, teams enjoying playoff success, pitchers getting drafted or new faces taking over key positions, a lot happened in the local college athletics landscape in 2018.
Colton Harlow pitches in a game for James Madison University earlier this season. Harlow was drafted in the 30th round of the MLB Draft on Wednesday by the Colorado Rockies. Rich Cooley/Daily fileColton Harlow pitches for James Madison University in a contest earlier this season. The 2014 St…
STEPHENS CITY – Hunter Entsminger wanted to settle on his college destination as soon as possible, provided he could find the right fit for the next stop in his baseball career. He’s found that fit before his junior year at Sherando High School could come to a close.
JMU pitcher Colton Harlow fires a pitch. Rich Cooley/DailyJMU’s Conor Hartigan runs to third. Rich Cooley/DailyJMU’s Conor Hartigan waits on deck to bat during Friday’s game against Elon University. The local trio of Hartigan, Garrett Richards and Colton Harlow have been major contributors f…
Reid Entsminger (Sherando ’14) had a strong week for Shepherd University’s baseball team last week and he was honored for it.
Jonathan KloostermanAndrew Ankrah
HARRISONBURG — North Dakota State University head football coach Chris Klieman wasn’t going to let one loss change his team.
Bryan SchorAndrew Ankrah
HARRISONBURG — When James Madison University head football coach Mike Houston first took over the program two years ago he wanted the team to become more like North Dakota State University — and it has.
The 2017 calendar year in local sports brought with it an abundance of storylines. Below are the top 10 sports stories, listed chronologically, of this pastyear as selected by The Northern Virginia Daily sports staff.
HARRISIONBURG — Jonathan Kloosterman wasn’t going to let an injury keep him from playing in his final game at Bridgeforth Stadium.
Marcus MarshallBryan Schor
Jonathan KloostermanMike Houston
Jordan BrownDarrious Carter
Kyre HawkinsJordan Brown
HARRISONBURG — It’s taken some time, but James Madison University junior running back Marcus Marshall may finally have turned a corner in the Dukes’ offense.
Bryan SchorAaron Stinnie
Jordan BrownAndrew Ankrah
HARRISONBURG — With all coaching changes going on in college football lately, James Madison University players, fans and alumni can breathe a sigh of relief. Mike Houston isn’t going anywhere.
Aaron StinnieBryan Schor
HARRISONBURG — Riley Stapleton is finally seeing his hard work pay off.
Riley StapletonBryan Schor
HARRISONBURG — Ethan Ratke wasn’t feeling the pressure.
Terrence AllsAndrew Ankrah
HARRISONBURG — James Madison University had its entire starting secondary receive All-Colonial Athletic Conference honors this season. In last weekend’s playoff victory over Stony Brook, JMU’s secondary showed just how deserving their conference honors were.
Andrew AnkrahBryan Schor
HARRISONBURG — It hasn’t been the easiest season for James Madison University senior A.J. Bolden and the rest of the Dukes offensive line. But one drive in last weekend’s playoff victory over Stony Brook was a sign that the position group may be playing its best at the right time.
HARRISONBURG — When James Madison University senior John Miller suffered a game-ending injury against Stony Brook on Saturday, someone had to step up — and D’Angelo Amos did.
HARRISONBURG — James Madison University’s men’s basketball coach Lou Rowe likes the identity of his team, but he wishes they didn’t have to utilize it in the ways they have been doing this season.