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Today's News

  • Eagles to fly to William Campbell

     

    When the VHSL released this year's football schedule, Staunton River's seemed to be a mixed bag.  On the one hand, the Eagles started out with a pair of tough games.

    On the other, what looked to be a potential salve sat on the Eagles' calendar in Week 3.  Well, William Campbell could be considered a salve if you're the type who puts Tabasco sauce on a burn.

    Staunton River will attempt to earn its first win of the season after getting a double whammy from Bedford County foes.

  • A Christmas-y homecoming

     

    The theme at Jefferson Forest was "Christmas."

    The student-section "Hype Platoon" was bedecked in Santa Hats.  Giant stockings festooned the stands.  Even the snack shack was decked out in Christmas lights.

    And, in that spirit, there was plenty of giving on the field of play.  By both teams.

    In the end, the Cavs took on the role of the Grinch, handing Staunton River a lump of coal for its efforts, 43-22.

  • Payback time is now

     

    There's something about Brookville.

    Especially if you're a fan of the Liberty Minutemen.

    The men in red, white and blue have had a dickens of a time with the Bees.  In fact, the last time Liberty prevailed over Brookville was in 2009, when many of the current Minutemen were suiting up to play rec league football.

  • The Senate’s inaction prevents strong economic recovery

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    As I spoke with constituents throughout the district this month, the most common theme, as I have heard so many times before, is the need for Congress to pass jobs bills that will promote economic growth in our communities.  Many hardworking individuals are still looking for work, and I share the frustrations of the industrious Virginians with whom I spoke.  

     

  • Protecting students’ college choices

    Across the Sixth District and the nation, new college students are moving onto campuses for the first time, setting up dorm rooms, preparing for classes, and are just beginning to embark on their higher education. They have chosen a school, have enrolled, and are preparing to work hard to better themselves. I remember well choosing to attend Bates College and Washington and Lee University for my education, and similarly I remember helping my two children choose the universities that they attended.

  • Learning to stay at home

    In 2003, Secretary of State Colin Powell tried to warn President George W. Bush that if he invaded Iraq, he would “own it.”
        Bush and his war-planners were nothing if not confident (cocky would best describe it). They thought sure we’d be in and out in a month.
        Well, The Law of Unintended Consequences hit Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and all the rest pretty hard. Not to mention the casualties suffered by our soldiers and the Iraqi people.

  • A liberal rush to judgement

        Rick Howell’s Liberal Agenda did a great job of giving us another trip through the bat sanctuary that comprises the liberal world view.
        While Mr. Howell applied a fig leaf to due process by noting that it’s up to a grand jury to decide if Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, it’s clear what he believes this grand jury should decide. He implies that justice won’t be done if the grand jury does not indict Wilson on criminal charges.

  • Minutemen to host Rockbridge

     

    There is some debate as to which is the best football district, the Seminole or the Blue Ridge.

    Well, Liberty will try to do its part to make the case for the former.  One week after dispatching Staunton River, the Minutemen face a second Blue Ridge team in the form of the Rockbridge Wildcats.

    This is the rubber match and the third time the two teams will have met in the past three years. 

  • Sports commentary: Dribs and drabs

     

    Some dribs and drabs for you to consider.

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    While Virginians can't unite behind any single college football team, I think we all agree on one thing:  The Commonwealth's teams aren't timid when it comes to scheduling.

    In the first week, we got UVa taking on a UCLA team which is among the favorites to take the national title.

    Liberty, meanwhile dared to take on North Carolina, with its top-25 preseason ranking.

  • River to visit Forest this Friday

     

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    Two games, two county rivals.

    That's the way the schedule has worked out for Staunton River, which heads to Jefferson Forest this Friday night after hosting Liberty a week ago.

    JF, on the other hand, will have to wait for the regular-season finale to get its crack at the Minutemen.

    The game this Friday evening should be a good gauge for both teams.  It will also be a means to see some retro-style football, as JF's wishbone and River's single wing offenses will be showcased.