High School

  • Slow Start dooms M-Men

    For Rockbridge County, 13 was enough. For Liberty, 1-1 isn't good enough.
        The Wildcats broke their 13-game losing streak Friday night with a home victory against the Minutemen, 34-12.
        Liberty heads to Staunton River Friday to try and improve on its 1-1 mark this season.
        Liberty Coach Chris Watts will need to see better play “across the board,” from the M-Men.

  • Jefferson Forest runs over Magna Vista

    Jefferson Forest knocked off last years state 3A Champion, in what seemed like an effortless game by the Cavaliers.
        Magna Vista and Jefferson Forest faced off last Friday for the first time in 23 years.  The Warriors may want to wait another two decades before the two teams meet again.
        The Cavaliers proved to be less-than-gracious hosts, defeating Magna Vista 53-20.

  • County Clash: Cavs triumph over SR

    It seemed as though it was anyone’s game during the first half as the clash of two undefeated Bedford County schools kicked off at Staunton River last Friday night.
        The stadium was packed, standing room only. Fans were lined up around the fences about three deep.     
        But Jefferson Forest’s three touchdown explosion in the third quarter ignited the Cavs to a 42-21 victory over Staunton River.

  • M-men bring home close win against HV

    Nick Young kicked a 22-yard-field goal with one second left on the clock for a 53-50 victory over Hidden Valley Saturday night.
        The M-men traveled to Hidden Valley for a victory in the high scoring affair. Coach Chris Watts was pleased with the way the team played but says there are still improvements to make, “We have missed a lot of key kids the past few weeks and had to move kids around a lot, trying to find that right combination and get better at what we do.”

  • Cavalier golf looking to go to regions

    On Wednesday, Sept.16 Liberty High School hosted Jefferson Forest, Liberty Christian Academy and Rustburg High School in a golf match. JF came in first with a total score of 155, Rustburg was second with 161, LCA was third with 162 and Liberty was fourth with 166.
        Jefferson Forest sophomore Isaac Simmons took the medalist honor with a low score of 36 for nine holes. Simmons is also the only returning team member for JF.

  • Mishaps with the Seminole District meet

    The past Wednesday, Sept. 16, the Seminole District had its meet. E.C. Glass hosted the meet that took place at the Presbyterian Home course in Lynchburg.
         Alexis Mattson took second place overall with a time of 21:45. Ellie Daily, Forest, took fifth place overall with a time of 23:27. The Forest girls also took places 6-9 with times just milliseconds apart.

  • When it rains it pours

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        The Liberty M-men were unable to catch the Rustburg Red Devils running game last Friday night. The Red Devils went on to win the game 47-14.
        Things don’t always go as planned during a game. “Right now I think we aren’t doing a good job of overcoming negative things in a game,” said Liberty Coach Chris Watts. 

  • Jefferson Forest moves to 4-0 in District

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        It was a struggle at first but in the end Jefferson Forest carded another Seminole District win in action against Amherst last week.
        The Lady Cavs came out strong in the first two sets, but struggled in the third and fourth. They finally got the win in the 5th set against Amherst.

  • Individuals Advancing to Regions

        Jefferson Forest took top honors at the Bedford County golf tournament held last Wednesday, Sept 23. The match was hosted by Staunton River and took place at Mariners Landing Golf Course.
        Forest took first place with a total score of 167, Staunton River and Liberty finished with a score of 183.

  • Staunton River falls to Byrd

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        So Close, with seconds left in Thursday’s game Staunton River trailed by just a point. Jordan Thompson tried for a 47-yard field goal to win the game but it fell short. “Our kids showed their character and we came back and took the lead in the fourth quarter,” said SR Coach Chuck Poston, “It really was a tale of two halves.”