High School

  • JF takes Liberty on the softball diamond

        There is a natural rivalry between Jefferson Forest and Liberty.
        In softball, that rivalry is compounded due to the fact that both schools have a long history of excellence in the sport.
        Further mitigating things is that the players know each other so well from, among other things, travel ball.
        So, one can expect an exciting game whenever the two teams get together, right? 
        Darn tootin’!

  • Soccer win for JF over Liberty

        You don’t tug on superman’s cape
        You don’t spit into the wind
        You don’t pull the mask off that old lone ranger
        And you don’t mess around with JF soccer
    -Jim Croce (kind of)

        Both of Liberty’s soccer crews learned that hard lesson.  Expecting to play JF teams that might be ripe for the picking, it turned out to go the other way around.

  • Rivermen booters shocking

        If you think this is the same old-same old Staunton River boys’ soccer team, you might want to check with the guys from Lord Botetourt.
        Those Cav kickers suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the invading  Golden Eagles last Friday night.
        Huh?  Are we talking about the same Lord Botetourt team which used to dominate the pitch whenever it faced the Rivermen?  The red-and-silver clad blazers who disdainfully dispatched the Eagles.
        Yes.  The very same. 

  • Playing Eagle ball

        It’s been a while since Staunton River was a spring sports powerhouse.
        But, lo and behold, it seems fair to apply that moniker to the Golden Eagles this primavera.
        For starters, the baseball and softball teams share a combined record of 14-1.  That’s 14 wins and one loss!

  • They're off and running

    By Mike Forster

        Hot on the heels of hugely successful cross country and indoor track seasons, local athletes are heating up the outdoor tracks as well as their accompanying fields.
        You may recall that last autumn, the Jefferson Forest cross country lasses earned a State championship in convincing style.

  • Not exactly a "classic"

        It was called the “Cavalier Classic.”
        As things went for the two local participants, it was anything but classic.
        And, in the end, it didn’t even belong to the Cavaliers, as the championship game was played on an alternate field.
        Jefferson Forest hosted an Easter week tourney which included Liberty, Pulaski County, Blacksburg and the host Cavs.
        The River Ridge entrants, however, put a pasting on their Bedford County brethren.

  • M-Men get first diamond win

        Who doesn’t want to go out on a high note?  Certainly, the Liberty Minutemen felt that way.  The diamondmen headed into the Spring break by picking up their first win of the season. 
        The M-Men rode the strong pitching of Tony Wertz to a 1-0 win over the invaders from Lynchburg.  The junior picked up a complete-game victory, scattering four hits and walking six over the seven innings. 
        He also struck out nine would-be Hilltopper hitters.

  • Lady M-Men rolling on the diamond

        Talk about your hot start!
        The Liberty softball crew cruised into the break, having made mincemeat out of the E.C. Glass Hilltoppers.
        In a mercy rule shortened affair, the Lady M-Men cruised to a 10-0 victory, improving their record to 5-1 for the season.
        By the way, this victory didn’t come against a bunch of hapless Hilltoppers:  The Glass gals are much improved over years past.

  • Thomas penalty kick propels M-Men

        “Each station should be like a beacon on the road toward better things, a center for trade of course but also for humanizing, improving, instructing.”
    -Heart of Darkness

        Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness prominently features a journey up a  river.  The story ends badly for its protagonist.

  • Hurler ‘Hoosier’ Hall holds Heritage hitless

        Indiana Jones has his Lost Ark.  Indiana University has its five national men’s hoops championships.
        And Indiana Hall has a no-hitter.
        Hall, the junior hurler from Jefferson Forest, confounded Heritage over the full seven innings, allowing not a single base hit in a 1-0 win for the Cavs.