High School

  • Upset bid falls short


    The Liberty soccer seniors will certainly remember their Senior Night.  The lads were introduced, along with their parents.  A good number of classmates and family was on hand to support them, as well.

    In all, it was a very nice Senior Night.

    It was nearly perfect.

    The Minutemen nearly pulled off the unthinkable:  an upset of soccer titan Jefferson Forest.  Instead, the Cavs escaped with a 2-1 win on the bouncy, rugged Liberty field.

  • JF girls are Seminole champs


    Nothing can stop the red and black express.

    The Jefferson Forest girls' soccer team stayed perfect and laid claim to the Seminole District title with a 3-1 win over host E.C. Glass.

    "That was an intense match," said JF Head Coach Stan Golon.  "But, we're smiling.  You have to give them credit.  Glass came out with a lot of intensity."

    Once again, the Lady Cavs got off to a slow start.  The match remained scoreless until the 27-minute mark.

  • Coach Monroe to leave LHS


    Liberty High School will be in the position of trying to fill vacancies in two of its more successful sports programs.  

    Because it will have to backfill for one man.

    Jeff Monroe, who has led the school to great successes in both boys basketball and softball, announced this will be his last year at the school.

  • Ladies on the rise


    When one thinks about the more solid programs in girls tennis, one's mind tends to wander toward the likes of Jefferson Forest and E.C. Glass.

    And with good reason.  Those two teams have dominated district play for the longest of times.

    But, the Lady Cavs and Hilltoppers need to keep an eye on their rear-view mirrors.  There's a crew closing in on them, and that crew hails from Liberty High School.

    The Minettes are in the process of wrapping up another very good season.

  • Six up for Grand Award

    There will be plenty of brainpower and athletic talent gathered in one place on Sunday, May 18.

    That's when the Bedford Rotary will host its annual student-athlete awards at the Liberty High School auditorium.  The festivities will get underway at 4 p.m.

    Once again, the best and brightest from each of our three high schools have  been nominated in 21 sports, as well as in the Grand Award category, which is designated for the county's top scholar-athletes, both male and female.

  • Nine to the next level


    The cafeteria at Liberty High School was a place for celebration last Tuesday.  That's because nine of the school's student-athletes announced their commitments to various colleges.

    The nine seniors announced their choices of colleges to the crowd of over 150 family members, coaches and schoolmates.  All nine will be continuing their athletic endeavors at those institutions.

    All nine will be staying in state, so checking on their progress will be convenient.

  • Eagles flying high


    Springtime sports have not always brought great joy to the Staunton River community.  In fact, there have been many woeful springs for the black and gold.

    The spring of 2014, however, is shaping up to be one of much happiness.

    In particular, the Eagle girls' soccer team and the baseball teams aren't only doing well, they seem poised for potentially deep runs come playoff time.

  • Forest soccer asserts its dominance


    Certain things can be counted upon in the springtime.  

    Of course, you have your April showers and your (subsequent) May flowers.

    The Kentucky Derby.

    The dissipation of any hope for Chicago Cubs fans.

    And top-notch soccer being played out of Jefferson Forest.

    Both the Cavs and the Lady Cavs were in fine form last week.  Both seem to have the potential for deep runs in the playoffs, even with the obstacle course that is the new playoff structure.


  • Meet not for your average Joe

    The unofficial run-up to the State championship meet began in earnest this past weekend.

    More than 30 teams assembled at Lynchburg College to participate in the Joe Curcio Track Classic.  The meet's namesake (and Staunton River head coach) was on hand to see some dynamic athleticism from a host of tracksters.

  • JF takes Liberty in battle of the unbeatens


    It must have been family night at Minutemen Stadium.

    At least it was for the second half of the JF-Liberty girls soccer game.

    A pair of sisters scored for the now-5-0 Lady Cavs.  So did a Cousin.  

    And a Mercedes drove them in style.

    Liberty lost its unbeaten status in falling to the Lady Cavs.  But, a strong first half by the Lady Minettes (7-1) had the Liberty faithful thinking an upset might be looming.