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  • Forest gym heads to NYC for tournament
    By Margaret Pascale Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     Several Muay Thai kick boxers from Synergy gym in Forest will be heading to New York City for the World Kickboxing Association USA National Tournament.     The tournament will take place May 19- 22. The fighters from the Synergy gym are the only ones from the Lynchburg/Bedford area that will be attending the tournament.
  • 2016 BYRA /ML Realty Regatta
    The annual BYRA Spring Sailing Regatta will take place on April 30 and May 1, 2016 at the Pelican Point Yacht Club, Smith Mountain Lake     This premier racing event is held on the Blackwater River at Smith Mountain Lake and is open to all keel boats.      This year’s Regatta will be held on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 and it is sponsored by the Blackwater Yacht Racing Association (BYRA), and for the seventh consecutive year, by Title Sponsor Mary Lou McDonald, owner and principal broker of ML Realty in Huddleston.
  • First year obstacle race sees high participation
    By Margaret Pascale Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     March weather can go either way in Virginia, but on the March 13 the day of the Rose Hill Penny run it was chilly and rainy.     “The day was overcast with a drizzly rain but the weather is not what made the runners suffer. The race course was four miles of fields, woods, streams and obstacles,” said race host Bill Vickery.
  • Bench Press Competition
    By Margaret Pascale Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     Caylin Tolbert and Kevin Seay won the overall female and male titles at the Bench Press competition this past Saturday, March 12 at the Bedford YMCA.     The competition had 18 competitors mostly from the local area, but some came from as far away as South Boston.     The competition was an unsanctioned event, which means little things, such as putting weights on your feet to help hold you down, were allowed.
  • Rose Hill Penny Run
        Rose Hill Horse Farm is hosting a fun-filled race day on Sunday, March 13 at 3pm. The farm is better known for the more than 30 horses that are groomed, boarded, and trained by Hunter and Anna Lisa King. They have been showing and training horses for more than 50 years. Both have won many races and international awards for their riding.     So, why have a foot race at a horse farm?
  • A walk down Memory Lane
    By Margaret Pascale Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     Billy Catron, Ron Jones and Richard Vaught, three native Bedford men, were a part of the 1982 Longwood baseball team that went to California for the College World Series.     “In 1982 it was Longwood’s fifth year playing organized baseball and only the second year in Division II,” said Billy Carton.
  • Forest Elementary gets a big surprise
    By Margaret Pascale Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     All the students at Forest Elementary gathered in the gymnasium for an assembly this past Monday, March 7. The students thought that they were just gathering to speak about accomplishments and handing out awards for participating in the Rashad Jennings Foundation Reading Challenge.
  • Bedford YMCA Bench Press Competition
    Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     The Bedford Area YMCA will start a new competition this year specifically geared towards the weight room and people who lift weights.     The Bench Press Competition will be held on Saturday, March 12 and start at noon at the Bedford YMCA.     Josh Ranes and David Kingery are the two people who started and are running the competition at the YMCA.
  • Moneta Pickleball Tournament
    By Margaret Pascale Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     Pickleball is a cross between tennis, ping pong, volleyball and racquetball and it is one of the fastest growing sports across the United States.     “A ton of people who use to be tennis players and racquetball players love this sport because it is easier on your joints,” said Lauren Ackers. 
  • Elks Southwest District Hoop Shoot
    Tyler Beck of Bedford, left, Peyton McDaniel of Pulaski, Reed Pendleton of Roanoke, Maggie Rooklyn of Clifton Forge, Kaylee Hughes of Martinsville, and Miranda Reynolds, right, of Martinsville placed first at the Elks Lodge Southwest Hoop Shoot on January 30 at Bedford Middle School. Tyler Beck holding his first place trophy after placing first in the 8 and 9 year old group. Beck will move on to the Virginia State Hoop Shoot held on Sunday, Feb. 14 at St. Anne’s Belfield School in Charlottesville.