Today's News

  • Winning one for Coach

    By Mike Forster

        What’s better than having a track meet named after you?
        How about having your team reign victorious in said meet?
        The Staunton River boys’ track team did just that on Saturday, winning the Joe Curcio Track Classic, held at Lynchburg College.

  • First bump in the road

        Staunton River’s baseball team lost to Lord Botetourt on Friday night, 8-7.  Hey, even the Harlem Globetrotters take it on the chin every now and then.
        The Golden Eagles (9-1) saw their perfect record pick up its first nick, as Lord Bot scored all its runs via the long ball.  Of special pain was a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, which gave the Bots the win.
        Chance Henry (twice), Matt Henderlite and Alex Snyder did all of the damage for the Bots.

  • Sports commentary: Derby Day

        The upcoming weekend is a big one for those of you who might be Kentucky natives.
        No.  It’s not the weekend in which the Kentucky Wildcats introduce the latest crop of basketball players:  Those who will play in the Bluegrass for a year before landing in the greengrass of the NBA.
        It’s a big weekend because it’s Derby time.

  • Soccer win for JF over Liberty

        You don’t tug on superman’s cape
        You don’t spit into the wind
        You don’t pull the mask off that old lone ranger
        And you don’t mess around with JF soccer
    -Jim Croce (kind of)

        Both of Liberty’s soccer crews learned that hard lesson.  Expecting to play JF teams that might be ripe for the picking, it turned out to go the other way around.

  • Rivermen booters shocking

        If you think this is the same old-same old Staunton River boys’ soccer team, you might want to check with the guys from Lord Botetourt.
        Those Cav kickers suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the invading  Golden Eagles last Friday night.
        Huh?  Are we talking about the same Lord Botetourt team which used to dominate the pitch whenever it faced the Rivermen?  The red-and-silver clad blazers who disdainfully dispatched the Eagles.
        Yes.  The very same. 

  • The American people deserve a voice in the Iran nuclear negotiations

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    The prospect of Iran attaining the capability to produce a nuclear weapon is one of the most grave threats we face as a nation, and it must be our policy to do everything within our power to prevent this from happening.  The terms of Iran’s preliminary nuclear understanding with the United States, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United Kingdom is a cause for concern due to Iran’s longstanding commitment to see the demise of the United States and Israel, our greatest ally in the Middle East. 

  • Restoring trust in federal law enforcement agencies

    Every day, thousands of federal law enforcement agents are hard at work, doing their part to keep Americans safe and delivering them the justice they deserve. I have the utmost respect and appreciation for the dedicated law enforcement professionals who protect and serve our communities. 


  • Someone else needs a history lesson

        I have a challenge for the editor: Tell columnist John Barnhart that he has to go a full month – four consecutive columns – without attempting to leech off something I’ve written the previous week.
        Well, I’d probably better withdraw that request, because the editor and I both know Barnhart couldn’t do it. He has a longtime obsession with the contents of my humble “Liberal Agenda.”

  • Inexcusable sloppiness

        Early last month, relying on the accuracy of statistics provided by the teachers’ union, I offered the opinion that these statistics may indicate that Bedford County Public Schools is losing teachers. The statistics offered showed something odd, indicating that Bedford County was dead last in average teacher pay, but not at the bottom of any category in the presentation.

  • Playing Eagle ball

        It’s been a while since Staunton River was a spring sports powerhouse.
        But, lo and behold, it seems fair to apply that moniker to the Golden Eagles this primavera.
        For starters, the baseball and softball teams share a combined record of 14-1.  That’s 14 wins and one loss!