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Today's News

  • A matter of inches

        Jefferson Forest scored on its opening possession, a five-minute drive from its own 40-yard line, and then scored early in the fourth en route to a 14-12 over Heritage at City Stadium in Lynchburg.
        But the outcome of the game hinged on a two-point conversion try by the Pioneers late in the contest. Forest sealed the Seminole District victory with a game-saving tackle by linebacker Caleb Smith.

  • It was a muddy mess

        Both teams had to play in it.
        And the mud ran deep.
        In the end, it was the Terriers who plodded through the field the best en route to a 26-6 victory over rival Staunton River. The loss was River’s first this season.
        “Obviously it was a tough loss for us,” Golden Eagle Coach Chuck Poston stated.
        But the game didn’t start out that way.

  • Between the Lines

    By Tom Wilmoth
    Editor
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        I rarely find myself on the same side of an issue with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but every now and then the ultra liberal Supreme Court Justice gets something right.
        Rarely doesn’t it happen, but this week I found myself cheering Ginsburg on for comments she made to journalist Katie Couric.

  • LHS volleyball defeats Amherst

        Liberty’s volleyball team defeated Amherst 3-1 in action last Thursday at Liberty.
        Liberty won the first set 27-25 and the second 25-17. AFter dropped the third set, Liberty took the match with a 25-17 fourth-set win.
        Liberty was led by Torri Bower with nine kills, five blocks and 17 digs; Morgan Dills with six kills; Katie Vaughan with nine kills and 19 digs; and Kendra Ayers with 24 assists.

  • JF sees two touchdown lead vanish

    This is a game Jefferson Forest would like to have back.
        The Cavaliers led by two touchdowns for much of the contest, but at the very end, Rustburg pulled a rabbit out of the hat and lit up the JF secondary for two late scores en route to a 27-26 victory.
        “We never should have lost the game,” stated Cavs Coach Bob Christmas.  “Right at the very end of the game we let it slip from us. We need to learn to finish.”

  • Slip, sliding away

    During the offseason Liberty Coach Chris Watts had his team work on the fundamentals. Last Friday against E.C. Glass, those fundamentals broke down.
        “I’d like to say it was all because of the weather,” the LHS coach said. “But we just struggled with some basic things like getting the snap back to the quarterback.”
        The result was a 21-0 loss to the Hilltooppers with Liberty showing little ability to move the ball on offense.

  • River runs over Vikes

        This was one for the record books.
        After slipping to its first loss on a wet and muddy field at William Byrd, Staunton River didn’t mind at all that Northside postponed its game with the Golden Eagles to Monday this week.
        It suited River just fine as the Eagles ran circles around the Vikings in a 59-21 victory, the school’s first ever football victory over Northside.

  • County nursing home celebrates achievement

        Bedford County’s nursing home held an employee appreciation lunch, Thursday. It’s the second year in a row that the home has done that and the reason is that this year marks the second year in a row that the home has passed its annual state inspection with a perfect score.

        “Can you believe that?” commented Toni Pierce, the nursing home’s director.
        Every year, every nursing facility gets a survey by the Virginia Department of Health.

  • Extra Points: While I was gone

        After two weeks of not being able to do anything it feels nice to finally be able to get up and about and even get out and about. I am also excited to be back on the field and courts this week and looking forward to seeing some great games.
        I want to apologize to anyone who normally follows me on twitter for play-by-play updates, I have been out with a ruptured appendix but no worries the play-by-plays will continue this week.

  • Running with the Wolves

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@ Bedfordbulletin.com

        Runnin’ with the Wolves is an October cross country tradition for the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers. This year the invitational brought in 19 teams to compete at the high school level.
        Jefferson Forest girls finished third with 81 points and the Jefferson Forest boys finished fifth with 139 points.