High School

  • Jefferson Forest gets new athletic director

    By Margaret Scott

    Sports Editor



    Ben Martin has been named the new athletic director at Jefferson Forest High School. Martin is taking over for Dan Pritchard. Pritchard took a full-time position at Liberty University teaching Sport Management. 

  • Rotary Club sports award ceremony

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Kasey Carr and Nathaniel Willis, both of Liberty, received top honors at the Rotary Club Sports Awards ceremony.
        The Bedford Rotary Club hands out awards to top student athletes across all of Bedford County. The award winners are picked first by the coaches and athletic directors and then a committee gets together and selects one student athlete for each sport.

  • Passing of a Legend

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        This weekend boxing legend Muhammad Ali gripped the hands of his family members for the last time as they all said their goodbyes.
        Ali was born on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky as Cassius Clay and passed away June 3, 2016. Ali struggled with Parkinson’s, a neurodegenerative disease. 

  • SR claims track titles

        Staunton River took both the boys and girls Conference 31outdoor track and field championships held May 20-21.
        For the girls, Staunton River outdistanced Rockbridge County 151-97, with Lord Botetourt finishing third with 88 points. Magna Vista (79), Alleghany (48) and Northside (44) rounded out the team rankings.

  • County players part of Titan Trophy Team introductions

        A large crowd was on hand at the May 18 Hillcats’ double header.
        Many were at the pro baseball game to see high school football players wearing their home jerseys though.  The Society Of Seven Sports Club was on hand to deliver the 10th annual Titan Trophy Team introductions for 16 area prep schools. 
        On August 23 Phase 2 in Lynchburg will once again host The Titan Trophy Ceremony at 8 p.m. 

  • SR boys soccer advances

        It was a good win for Staunton River boys soccer against Magna Vista Monday night as Conference 31 action got underway.
        The Golden Eagles won the game 6-0, scoring five of their goals in the second half. Six different players scored for River.
        They included: Hector Carreon on a PK for the first half’s only goal; Keelan Guilliams on a solo effort; Austin Tuck from a Carreon assist; Chad Hicks on a free kick; Wes Givens from a Quinn Overstreet assist; and Michael Smith on a free kick.

  • Bedford County Softball post-season

    Lady Cavs move on in conference play

  • LHS football alumni gather at FCA event

    By Chappy Merritt

        Organized by head football coach Chris Watts of Liberty High School, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes of LHS hosted what many hope will become an annual gathering of former LHS football coaches and players that attended Liberty High School since inception of the school.    

  • LHS downs Brookville in play-in game

        Tony Wertz hit a home run in the first inning and then went on to pitch the Liberty Minutemen to a 10-7 victory over Brookville in the Conference 30 play-in game held Monday at LHS.
        Liberty scored four runs in the first and six in the third and then held on for the victory.
        Only two of Brookville’s seven runs were earned; the Minutemen committed seven errors. But Brookville’s defense also struggled, committing the same amount of errors.

  • JF moves on to regionals

        Jefferson Forest’s baseball victory over Amherst Monday night earned the Cavs a spot in the regionals and a shot at No. 1 seed LCA in the Conference 23 championship.
        The game with LCA, which defeated E.C. Glass 6-1 to advance, was scheduled for Tuesday.
        Against Amherst, JF scored three runs in the first and one in the second en route to the 6-3 victory.