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.
HARRISONBURG — James Madison University women’s basketball coach Sean O’Regan is seeing his team go through the growing pains that he was expecting them to go through.
HARRISONBURG — James Madison University head football coach Mike Houston isn’t happy his team has to play a Colonial Athletic Association team this weekend.
Andrew AnkrahJohn Miller
HARRISONBURG — As James Madison University made its playoff run to a Football Championship Subdivision national championship last season, Rashad Robinson could only stand and watch.
Bryan SchorAndrew Ankrah
Mike HoustonBryan Schor
Andrew AnkrahTerrence Alls
Percy Agyei-ObeseMike Houston
Bryan SchorRashad Robinson
HARRISONBURG — It will be a different looking team this season for James Madison University’s men’s basketball team.
HARRISONBURG — James Madison University’s women’s basketball coach Sean O’Regan was as surprised as anyone when the Dukes were picked to win the Colonial Athletic Association this season by the CAA coaches.
HARRISONBURG — Cornell Urquhart didn’t have to look very far for inspiration as a football player.
Clayton CheathamMike Houston