JMU fires Mickey Matthews after 15 seasons, including 3 conference titles and national championship
This season, the James Madison University football team missed the playoffs for the fourth time in five years, finishing with its worst record since 2003 and under .500 in the Colonial Athletic Association for the second time since 2010. The stretch of disappointing seasons cost Mickey Matthews his job.
Luray volleyball finishes season in state championship
At the beginning of this season, Luray High School head volleyball coach Julie Moore didn't know what kind of team she would have after the Lady Bulldogs lost a five-set nailbiter to perennial rival Madison County and a couple of abbreviated tournament matches to Liberty Christian and Kettle Run. She knows now.
160 cyclist flock to Luray for cyclocross
Alexandria's Collin Clark is among those who ventured out to compete in Sunday's Luray Caverns Cyclocross, held in chilly and windy conditions. With the popularity of the sport on the rise, Clark was one of nearly 160 cyclists who competed in the various category divisions. Luray is becoming one of the venues of choice for those in the Mid-Atlantic area.
Page deputy wins weight class at Raw Powerlifting World Championship in Vegas
If you ask Page County Sheriff's Depart officer Casey Bryant for a lift, he'll deliver. Bryant won the ADAU (Anti-Drug Athletic Union) Raw Powerlitfing World Championship last month at Las Vegas, Nev. in his 181-pound weight class. Bryant defeated more than 30 lifters from around the country and the world within his division to claim the title.
East Rock Eagles qualify four runners for states
East Rockingham will send its first-ever runners to the 2A cross country meet, after four Eagles qualified during last Wednesday 2A East regional at Panorama Farms near Charlottesville.
Former Skyline runner named ACC Freshman of the Year
After having one of the best high school junior seasons in Virginia High School League history, Thomas Madden struggled with illnesses and injuries during his senior season at Skyline. Still, the talented cross country and distance runner received a scholarship offer to the University of Virginia. Now one year later, Madden has made the Cavaliers faith in him pay off.