High School

  • Minutemen roll; top Amherst


    They're certainly not going to impress you with the size of their roster.

    Therefore, they have to do it with the size of their hearts.

    Liberty's football crew picked up another victory, over Seminole foe Amherst, tending to business on the Lancers' turf, 37-20.

    The team with the incredible shrinking roster turned up the heat in the second half to run away from the speedy Amherstians.

  • Game of the century


    We're calling it "The Game of the Century."

    And, by "century," we don't mean the 14 years that have ticked off since we added a "2" to the front of our years.

    We mean the one hundred years, running from 1914 to this year.

    When Jefferson Forest visits the Liberty gridiron this year, it will be the biggest in-county matchup since, well, since forever.

    At least on the football field.

    And, since football is king in these parts, our logic is pretty sound here.

  • Next up for JF: Glass


    Here's a new twist on an old joke:  What's black and blue and red all over?

    Why, it's the Black and Blue bowl, featuring the black of Jefferson Forest, the blue of E.C. Glass and, we suspect, the red of the scoreboard lighting up all night long.

    The annual contest, which features the awarding of the Med Express medical kit, usually lives up to its name, with the fierce hitting resulting in some bruised-up lads the following morning.

    This year should be no exception.

  • Next up for Liberty: Amherst


    The good news?  Liberty will save a bunch on travel costs when the Minutemen head to Amherst County this Friday evening.

    The bad news?  The savings come because the team has such small numbers.  Due to injuries and departures from the team, the Minutemen have been dressing out in the neighborhood of 30 players.

    Ah, but what success that score-and-a-half of young men has had.  For a sampling, take a look at this chart:

  • Victory is theirs!


    By Jeffery McClintock

    Special to the Bedford Bulletin


    Ask any high school football player about what can  make homecoming a successful night and you'll get a wide list of items: picking up a win, having  nice weather, playing an easy opponent.

    On Friday night Staunton River got the win and nice weather but (on paper) its opponent, Rockbridge County, would be considered anything but easy. 

  • Jf to face Rustburg


    Which team holds the longest current winning streak over Jefferson Forest?

    Why, it's none other than Rustburg.  The Red Devils have been a thorn in the side of the Cavaliers the past three years.  In fact, there is not a single player on the current Cav roster who knows the feeling of beating Rustburg on a varsity gridiron.

    By the way, those three straight losses have all been particularly ugly.  

  • Minutemen top BuckCo in a tight one, 17-15


    If this is what you get playing down a class, Liberty may well be advised to stick with the big boys.

    The Minutemen headed to 2A-level Buckingham County last Friday night and were met by a foe that gave them everything they could handle.

    Yet, the men of Liberty showed that they can keep it together when things get rocky.  As a result, they escaped the fields of Buckingham with a 17-15 win.

    The operative word in all of this is "win."  

  • Best shot at a win


    One team will finally find some joy this season.

    For the other?  Oy!

    This Friday, Rockbridge County, owners of an 0-7 record, will visit Staunton River, saddled with an identical mark.

    While neither team has any hopes of making the playoffs, a victory would be a huge emotional and mental lift to whomever is the victor.

    We like to think that winner will be Staunton River.  The Eagles have a number of factors working in their favor.

  • Missed opps at the net


    They just can't seem to get over the hump.  As a result, Liberty seems destined to be a middle-of-the-pack member of the Seminole District volleyball club.

    This past Thursday night was a microcosm of the Lady Minutemen's season.  After storming out to a furious start, they knocked the visitors from Brookville back on their heels.  Liberty claimed the opening set in neat fashion, 25-22.

  • Rain reins in reign



    The Wicked Witch of the West being the notable exception, there are few folks who abhor water these days as much as the Jefferson Forest golf team.

    The Cavs saw their season stopped in a sad and soggy style, done in by an eminently more powerful foe:  Old Ma Nature.

    She turned on the spigots Tuesday morning, turning what had been an already damp Ivy Hill course into an unplayable one.  If she'd waited another hour to let loose the liquid, JF might have pulled out the win.