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Today's News

  • Seminole champ?

     

    It's a bit early for a coronation ceremony.  It's not, however, premature to take a fitting for the crown.

    And, in the case of Seminole District boys soccer, the noggin to be measuring appears to be the collective coconut of the E.C. Glass Hilltoppers.

    The lads in blue and white  topped Jefferson Forest by the score of 1-0 Friday night, and established a commanding lead over their archest of arch rivals in the hunt for the district title.

  • Brookville frosh zings JF and Liberty

     

    This year, the Seminole District softball scene seems to be about arms.  Pitching arms.  Good, young pitching arms.

    Nearly every team features a fireballing freshman or a stupendous sophomore in the pitching circle.

    Have no doubt about it:  Any Seminole team's hopes of a deep run will rely on the shoulder of the young lass pitching the potato.

    This past week made that fact abundantly clear.  Brookville topped Liberty behind the pinpoint pitching of its freshman ace

  • Commentary: Need a new team?

     

    We're one week into the baseball season, and I'm one week late in giving up on the Cubs.

    I could dedicate this column to going over just how terrible the Northsiders are.  But, you can easily discover that for yourself by flipping on the tube to WGN.

    I knew I was in trouble when nearly every baseball prognosticator had this to say about the team's upcoming season:  "2014 is the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field.  That's about all Cubs fans will have to celebrate this year."

  • Liberty boys soccer a' fire

     

    They say revenge is a dish best served cold.

    In the case of the Liberty boys soccer team, revenge was, indeed, gotten.  But the wait was a short one.

    A mere week after falling to the Staunton River Golden Eagles, the Minutemen picked up a hard-fought 3-1 win.  This time, the game was played at Minutemen Stadium.

  • Liberty baseball shaping up

     

    There's a big difference between winless and toothless.

    The Liberty baseball crew may be the former, but it is far from the latter.

    Things have slowly and steadily improved for a team which was rocked out of the gate.  Since that point, the Minutemen are putting things together, which has translated into vastly improved performance on the field.

    Now, the next thing the team needs to do is to figure out how to push those improvements into entries in the "W" column of the ledger.

  • JF picks up first Seminole baseball win

     

    It wasn't a "must-win" game.

    But, Jefferson Forest's visit from Rustburg had an awful lot riding on it.

    A loss to the Red Devils would have saddled the Cavs with a district mark of 0-3.

    A team might win the Seminole with three losses, but that would entail JF winning all nine of its remaining district dances.

    Any worries were put to rest as the homestanding Cavs tended to business, topping the Rusties by a score of 6-3.

  • Lady Eagles finding diamonds to be rough in BRD

     

    You could have had a lot of fun playing the name game when the Staunton River softball crew hosted Northside.

    Unfortunately, however, it was the Lady Vikes who had the most fun.

    Taylor Carter led the Northsiders to a 6-2 win over Taylor Carter and the Golden Eagles in a game played at the Eagles' Nest.

    That's right, there were two players named Taylor Carter.

    Staunton River had two named Taylor C. (Carter and Creasey)

    And for you fans of international finance, Morgan Stanley made an appearance.

  • Eagle baseball soaring

     

    They don't quit.

    With Staunton River ahead, 3-1, in the bottom of the seventh, William Byrd's Cody Carawan led off the inning.

    The Terrier first baseman drilled a hard grounder, which bounced off the chest of Golden Eagle second baseman Luke Davis.  

    In a split second, the crowd could sense the wheels falling off the River wagon.  One error leading to another, enabling Byrd to storm back, the Eagles snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

    Not this bunch.

  • Stopping EPA’s water power grab

    On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers issued a proposed rule to “clarify” waters that fall under the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act. However, this attempted clarification has made the issue murkier than ever. The proposed rule seeks to expand the term “waters of the United States,” which are those waters that are regulated under the law.

  • Timberlake Christian School’s response to allegations

     Liberty Counsel has been asked to represent Timberlake Christian Schools and to correct the record regarding allegations made about Timberlake Christian Schools and an eight-year-old girl by her great-grandparents and reported by a WSET news station.
        The statement below is from the school.