High School

  • Lady M-men win first conference match

    d couldn’t have asked for a better match when her team met conference foe Rustburg last week.
        Rustburg took the lead winning the first set 28-26. Liberty came back in the second set with a 25-23 win. In the third set liberty won 25-20 and took the match with a fourth set 26-24 victory.
        “It was a great win last night for our first conference game,” said Kidd.

  • Cross Country Runs at Knights Crossing

    The Liberty, Jefferson Forest and Brookville cross country teams met at the Brookville course behind Leesville Road Elementary School on September 9.
        Brookville girls took first place over all, Liberty took second and Jefferson Forest finished third. Liberty Junior Alexis Mattson took first overall with a time of 23:47. LHS Junior Kylene Flynn finished sixth overall with a time of 30:46.

  • Friday Night Clash: The Cavaliers vs. The Golden Eagles

    Jefferson Forest holding a 10-2 advantage over Staunton River for the past 5 years in the record book of the cross-county rivals.
        The teams have a natural rivalry, even though now they play in different districts.  Both teams this year are 3-0 and both teams are putting up large amounts of scores and rushing yards.

  • Golden Eagles offense runs past M-men

        Going into the season, Coach Chuck Poston wanted Staunton River to build early season momentum.
        After three games, he has the Golden Eagles rolling downhill over opponents like an avalanche.
        The latest victory came at the expense of county rival Liberty, with River steamrolling the Minutemen 69-26.

  • River runs dry

        One way or another, the good times had to end.
        For Staunton River, that ending came sooner than anyone wanted.
        On a watery Wednesday the last two Eagle teams fell out of the running for state glory.  The baseball crew was stunned by Rustburg, 6-4 while the girls’ soccer squad was done in by Western Albemarle, 3-0.

  • Shuperb ending to track season

    By Mike Forster

        Bedford County athletes fell short of their dreams at the State championship track and field meets (for both 4A- and 3A-level schools) last weekend.  Except for one.
        Jefferson Forest’s Alyssa Shupe was the sole trackster from the county to bring home the gold, taking top honors in the 800 meter run.

  • Visitors lost in Forest

        The classrooms may have been silent, but the fields of Jefferson Forest certainly were not.
        In spite of the school year’s end, JF athletes were still in the swing of things.  While others headed to the beach, the Cav baseball and soccer teams, as well as the Lady Cav softball and soccer squads, were in action during Monday’s Conference 24 opening games.

  • Tracking LHS

    By Mike Forster

        You’d think things would be easy when you compete in a five-team conference.
        Well, you’d think wrong, particularly when you’re thinking about track and Conference 30.

  • min-nets max nets


    Central Bedford County doesn’t have a reputation for being a tennis hotbed.

    But that seems to be changing thanks, in large part, to the Liberty girls’ tennis team.

    The crew of racketeers made mincemeat of the competition in winning the Conference 30 title last week.

    Of the team’s second-straight conference title, Head Coach Ramona Murray said, “We’ve had success because the girls play so hard and enjoy learning about tennis.  They aren’t just out there.”

  • River rocks Rocks


    Whenever Eagles and Wildcats get together, feathers and fur are sure to fly.

    That was the case on Friday evening.  But it was the aerial predators which got the upper hand, er, talon, over their feline foes.

    Staunton River topped Rockbridge, County in baseball, softball and boys soccer while settling for a tie on the girls’ pitch.

    All was good on the homefront, where the softball and boys’ soccer teams gave the local fans a start before picking up wins.