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High School

  • Eagles to host Pulaski County

     

    Another Friday night, another game against a school named for a Revolutionary War general.

    Having fallen last week to William Campbell, a school named for the brigadier general who was the hero of the Battle of Kings Mountain, Staunton River gets to host Pulaski County.  Casmir Pulaski, a brigadier general in George Washington's army, is considered the father of American Cavalry.

  • From soup to 'Nuts!'

     

    It was time to dish up some Cream of Single Wing soup.

    William Campbell entertained the Golden Eagles of Staunton River at the Soupbowl Friday night.

    In a slugfest between a pair of throwback offenses, the Generals prevailed, stunning their visitors and knocking them down to 0-3 for the year.

  • Raiders rebuffed

     

    Consider last year avenged. 

    Jefferson Forest repelled a bunch of Raiders from Appomattox in neat fashion last Friday, winning to the tune of 43-27.

    After last year's stunning loss to the Raiders, JF made sure there would be no repeat this time around.

    Scoring on their first two possessions of the game, the Cavs seemed in solid control of things.

  • Streaking into Bedford...

     

    Harrisonburg will be the next course on the Minutemen's plate.

    The Blue Streaks are off to a horrendous start, though that doesn't merit overlooking them.

    In Week 1, they were pounded by E.C. Glass to the tune of 50-7.  A week later, they were bested by Handley, 35-0.  That's two games played under mercy-rule expediting.

  • Minutemen: Bee-Bopped!

     

    Playing the role of the Ukraine to Brookville's Russia, Liberty surrendered huge swaths of land in falling to the Bees, 28-7.

    And, like today's Ukrainians, the lads of Liberty found themselves frustrated, overwhelmed and at a loss as to how to overcome the situation in which they found themselves.

    Worse, any remediation of their woes will have to come from within.

    Going in, this Liberty team featured exactly zero players who know the taste of a varsity win over the Bees.

  • Young Eagles take flight

     

    Call it a rebuilding year.  Or, if you prefer, call it a reloading year.

    Either way, it will be a year of growth and opportunity for an extremely young Staunton River cross country team.

    The Golden Eagles got their first taste of competition for the 2014 year when they ran at Watson Farm, home of the Rustburg program.

    Under balmy conditions, Head Coach Joe Curcio sent out his minions against the likes of Brookville, E.C. Glass and the host Red Devils.

  • JF volleyball in the air

     

    Will this be a big year for the Jefferson Forest volleyball crew?

    Or, will the Lady Cavs play second fiddle to other teams in both the Seminole District and Conference 24?

    The lasses in black and red seem to have the talent.  That was on display last Thursday as they dispatched William Byrd in workmanlike fashion.

    The Lady Cavs also got a look at some potential Conference 24 competition, hosting Salem and E.C. Glass on Saturday afternoon.

  • JF seeks to go to 3-0

     

    There are plenty of players on Jefferson Forest who recall last year's stunning loss at Appomattox.

    What lessons those young men learned from that defeat will be clear when they get another crack at the Raiders, Friday night at Sabre Stadium.

    It might be easy to overlook the visitors.  In their first game of the season, the Raiders were dominated by Buckingham County, 20-7.  During that game, the Raiders were only able to manage a paltry 115 yards of total offense, with a mere 53 of those coming on the ground.

  • 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.