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Off Broadway players perform southern-themed Christmas play

Nov. 27, 2021 09:04 AM EST

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — In the fictional town of Fayro, Texas, the competition is stiff when it comes to putting on the best church Christmas pageant. And the prim Honey Rae Futrelle, played by Jean Fiske of the Off Broadway Players, is determined to make her...

Police: 2 women found dead in empty lot, man charged

Nov. 25, 2021 09:43 AM EST

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman who went missing earlier this month has been found dead. The Daily Progress reported Wednesday that Tonita Lorice Smith, 39, of Charlottesville was founded dead in Harrisonburg this week. Harrisonburg...

Johnson throws for 6 TDs again in James Madison's win

Nov. 20, 2021 17:54 PM EST

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Cole Johnson matched his school-record of six touchdown passes and James Madison beat Towson 56-10 on Saturday as the Dukes finished in a tie for the Colonial Athletic Association title. The Dukes (10-1, 7-1), ranked No. 2 in the FCS, share the...

Molson, Mason power James Madison past George Mason 67-64

Nov. 19, 2021 22:03 PM EST

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Takal Molson tossed in 19 points and Vado Morse hit a late go-ahead 3-pointer as James Madison edged George Mason 67-64 in nonconference play Friday night. James Madison trailed by a point when Morse, who tallied 14 points, buried a 3 to give...

Police: Children hurt in school bus crash with train

Nov. 17, 2021 17:08 PM EST

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Several elementary school students were hurt when a school bus and a train crashed in Rockingham County on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of East Side Highway and Island Ford Road...

Bibby's 19 lead No. 4 Maryland women to easy win over JMU

Nov. 14, 2021 17:28 PM EST

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — In its first three games, all decisive wins, No. 4 Maryland has played well. On Sunday, it had its most complete game, dominating James Madison 81-45. Chloe Bibby scored 19 points, Ashley Owusu added 14 and Angel Reese had 12 points and matched...

Hodge carries James Madison over Old Dominion 58-53

Nov. 13, 2021 22:13 PM EST

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Jalen Hodge registered 16 points as James Madison narrowly beat Old Dominion 58-53 on Saturday. Vado Morse had 11 points for James Madison (2-0). Charles Falden added 10 points. C.J. Keyser had 21 points for the Monarchs...

Hodge scores 21 to lead James Madison past Carlow 135-40

Nov. 10, 2021 22:03 PM EST

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Jalen Hodge had 21 points as James Madison rolled past Carlow 135-40 on Wednesday night in the Dukes' season opener. Charles Falden had 17 points, Julien Wooden added 16 points and five assists for James Madison. Alonzo Sule had 15 points and...

Johnson, Thornton lead James Madison to 51-14 win

Nov. 06, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Cole Johnson threw for four touchdowns, Kris Thornton caught four TDs and James Madison beat Campbell 51-14 on Saturday. Johnson and Thornton connected on three touchdown passes. Johnson finished with 259 yards on 11-of-21 passing while Thornton...

Johnson throws record 6 TD passes in James Madison's win

Oct. 30, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Cole Johnson threw a school-record six touchdown passes and James Madison beat Elon 45-21 on Saturday to take over first place in the Colonial Athletic Association. The victory gave the Dukes (7-1, 5-1) the conference lead over William &...