High School

  • Cavaliers fall just short in Championship

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    Last year Jefferson Forest won five games and was bounced in the first round of the Seminole District Championship. This year the Cavaliers took down Liberty and Rustburg to reach the Seminole District Championship game.

  • Liberty falls at the buzzer

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    Liberty had the game in the palm of its hand but a defensive breakdown on the final play ended their run for the Seminole District title.

     “Before the tournament we talked about control what you can control,” Liberty Head Coach Emilee Dunton said after a first round victory against Rustburg. “Obviously it’s going to be a hostile environment when it’s win or go home.”

  • Abby Light signs with Ferrum

    Surrounded by friends, family and coaches Staunton River soccer star Abby Light signed her Letter of Intent to continue her career an hour south at Ferrum College.

    “Last year was a learning year for our team,” Staunton River Head Coach Shaun Leonard said. “We went into the season last year trying to figure out how to replace about 85% of our offense, lost to graduation. Abby really stepped up and took charge in trying to find ways for us to score as a team.”

  • JF ends Liberty's season

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    At the beginning the Liberty basketball program was filled with question marks. The team was young and looking for leadership and needed players who could score and rebound on a nightly basis.

    Fast forward about three months and the team went toe-to-toe with the No. 2 seed in the Seminole District, and Bedford County rival, Jefferson Forest. The Cavaliers were victorious 50-47 but Liberty pushed a top team to the edge.

  • Ospreys continue to fly high

    Midway through the season following a loss on Jan. 20 the Ospreys of Smith Mountain Lake found themselves sitting one game above .500 with a 9-8 record. Since then the team has won 11 consecutive games and has its eyes set on a deep playoff run.

    Two games into the VACA postseason the Ospreys have walked out with two wins, defeating Parkway Christian 76-54 on Feb. 9 and Christian Heritage 66-55 on Feb. 12.

  • Jefferson Forest impresses at 4D Regional Swim Meet

    Boys Team: Jefferson Forest- First Place 157 points

    Girls Team: Jefferson Forest - Fourth Place 72 points

  • Region 3 Wrestling Results

    Region 3D Results
    Staunton River: Third Place 176 points

    • 113
        Third Place-Zac Nichiols
    • 126
        Second Place-Justin Mutter
    • 132
        Third Place-Nathan Kerns
    • 145
        Fourth Place-Hunter Curren
    • 160
        Fourth Place-Trey Thomasson
    • 170
        Third Place-T.J. Tester
    • 182

  • Jones scores 1,000th point, Golden Eagles fall

    The Blue Ridge District opening round matchup between William Fleming and Staunton River had no shortage of offense. Playing at Lord Botetourt Friday Feb. 9 the game served as a rubber match between the two teams this year.

    Staunton River won the first matchup and Fleming won the final in the regular season. Fleming had the upper hand in this matchup, defeating Staunton River 78-77.

  • Region 3D Track & Field

    The Staunton River track and field team traveled to nearby Liberty University for the Region 3D Track & Field Championships.

    Rachel Maslen scored the first points of the day for the Lady Golden Eagles. Maslen placed fifth in the 500 Meter Dash to score two points. Bree Heft was next to score for Staunton River. Heft jumped 31-00.00 in the Triple Jump, nearly a foot further than her seeded distance.

  • Region 3C Track & Field

    The Liberty track and field team took part in the Region 3C Track and Field Championships Monday. Feb. 12.

    For the Lady Minutemen Krystal Carroll finished ninth in the 1000 Meter Run with a time of 3:28.32. Maliyah Harris finished eighth in the 55 Meter Hurdles with a time of 10.20. Kacey Whorley threw a distance of 31-10 to finish seventh in the Shot Put.