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High School

  • A matter of inches

        Jefferson Forest scored on its opening possession, a five-minute drive from its own 40-yard line, and then scored early in the fourth en route to a 14-12 over Heritage at City Stadium in Lynchburg.
        But the outcome of the game hinged on a two-point conversion try by the Pioneers late in the contest. Forest sealed the Seminole District victory with a game-saving tackle by linebacker Caleb Smith.

  • It was a muddy mess

        Both teams had to play in it.
        And the mud ran deep.
        In the end, it was the Terriers who plodded through the field the best en route to a 26-6 victory over rival Staunton River. The loss was River’s first this season.
        “Obviously it was a tough loss for us,” Golden Eagle Coach Chuck Poston stated.
        But the game didn’t start out that way.

  • LHS volleyball defeats Amherst

        Liberty’s volleyball team defeated Amherst 3-1 in action last Thursday at Liberty.
        Liberty won the first set 27-25 and the second 25-17. AFter dropped the third set, Liberty took the match with a 25-17 fourth-set win.
        Liberty was led by Torri Bower with nine kills, five blocks and 17 digs; Morgan Dills with six kills; Katie Vaughan with nine kills and 19 digs; and Kendra Ayers with 24 assists.

  • JF sees two touchdown lead vanish

    This is a game Jefferson Forest would like to have back.
        The Cavaliers led by two touchdowns for much of the contest, but at the very end, Rustburg pulled a rabbit out of the hat and lit up the JF secondary for two late scores en route to a 27-26 victory.
        “We never should have lost the game,” stated Cavs Coach Bob Christmas.  “Right at the very end of the game we let it slip from us. We need to learn to finish.”

  • Slip, sliding away

    During the offseason Liberty Coach Chris Watts had his team work on the fundamentals. Last Friday against E.C. Glass, those fundamentals broke down.
        “I’d like to say it was all because of the weather,” the LHS coach said. “But we just struggled with some basic things like getting the snap back to the quarterback.”
        The result was a 21-0 loss to the Hilltooppers with Liberty showing little ability to move the ball on offense.

  • River runs over Vikes

        This was one for the record books.
        After slipping to its first loss on a wet and muddy field at William Byrd, Staunton River didn’t mind at all that Northside postponed its game with the Golden Eagles to Monday this week.
        It suited River just fine as the Eagles ran circles around the Vikings in a 59-21 victory, the school’s first ever football victory over Northside.

  • Running with the Wolves

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@ Bedfordbulletin.com

        Runnin’ with the Wolves is an October cross country tradition for the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers. This year the invitational brought in 19 teams to compete at the high school level.
        Jefferson Forest girls finished third with 81 points and the Jefferson Forest boys finished fifth with 139 points.

  • Liberty girls defeat Glass

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Liberty volleyball team shutout E.C. Glass 3-0 on Tuesday, October 11 in a Seminole District rematch.
        The win gave the Lady Minutemen their third victory in a row.
        Liberty came out strong in the first set winning 25-18. Glass battled in the second but fell short as the Lady Minutemen took a 25-21 victory.
        LHS put it away in the third set winning 25-10.

  • Week 9 Football previews

    Liberty travels to Brookville

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Liberty football team will be traveling to Brookville this Friday for a district matchup against the Bees.
        “We are just trying to get the things we have spent a ton of time working on to show improvement in those areas,” said Coach Chris Watts. “The last game we just couldn’t get a snap from center.”

  • River rolls over Mounties

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        After a huge win over Northside on Monday, Oct. 10 Staunton River kept its foot on the gas shutting out Alleghany 47-0 Friday.
        That’s an accumulated total of 106-21 for the week. Not a bad five days of work.