Today's News

  • Forest thumps the Hilltoppers

    Sports Editor

        Jefferson Forest scored 22 points in the first and third quarters, and secured its eighth win of the season- a 56-10 victory over E.C. Glass last Friday night.
        Even though the Cavaliers won the game,  Coach Bob Christmas is the teams biggest critic. “I don’t feel like we played our best. We weren’t focused completely but I thought we did some really good things,” he said.

  • Minutemen on a roll

    Sports Editor

        It only took one short 10-yard run to the left for the Liberty Minutemen to secure its 40-34 victory over Brookville in overtime last Friday night.
        Coach Chris Watts is happy with the win. “I am extremely proud of the kids. Thank god for those kids and how hard they have worked,” he said.
        It was the Liberty pink night and homecoming game. The stands were coated in pink and blue in support of the Minutemen Tackle for the Cure. 

  • Democrats show how to debate

        Watching the Democratic presidential debate last week was such a contrast from the painful experience of the Republican debates.
        Democrats managed to hold a debate without bashing immigrants, denigrating women, or bowing and scraping at the throne of the NRA.
        Candidates didn’t attack each other. No one was called “stupid,” or “loser,” or even “low energy.” No, we don’t have a Donald Trump in our party, and that makes us proud.

  • Time for action in the South China Sea

        The U. S. Navy has been prepared to carry out freedom of navigation operations (FONOPS) around artificial islands China has built in the South China Sea over the last few years. The ships would sail within 12 nautical miles of these islands.

  • The governor and guns

        Governor Terry McAuliffe, last week, signed an executive order directing actions that he said were designed to keep guns out of dangerous hands by better enforcing existing Virginia law.

  • Police vehicles involved in accidents

    Two accidents involving area law enforcement officers are being investigated by the Virginia State Police.

  • Simmons takes fourth at States

    Sports Editor

        Isaac Simmons, Jefferson Forest, found himself in fourth place with a score of 75 after the first day of the Golf State Championships at Glenrochie Country Club. The Championships took place on Oct. 12 and Oct. 13 for Conference 4A.
        On Oct. 12 Simmons had to fight through slick greens and pins that were in tough spots but still managed to shoot 75 over the 18-holes. Simmons hit 12 greens, had five bogeys and two birdies on the first and 16th holes.

  • The Bedford County cross country clash

    Sports Editor
    Big Cat Meet
        Jefferson Forest traveled to Williamsburg Saturday, Oct. 10 for the Big Cat Invitational that brought home personal records for the Forest Cross Country team.

  • Liberty’s four match winning streak ended

    Sports Editor
        After a loss against E.C. Glass earlier in the season, Liberty was looking for a win at its match against Glass Tuesday, Oct. 13.
        Coach Alyssa Kidd was happy to see how well her team played together last Tuesday.

  • The Golden Eagles get big win

    Sports Editor
        The Golden Eagle offense is back in gear.
        Staunton River started out slow in the first quarter in its game against Alleghany, but caught fire in the second en rout to a 60-24 victory over Alleghany.
        “It was a big win for us. And we put ourselves in a real good position to make the playoffs.” said Coach Chuck Poston.