High School

  • State champ? You 'Bret'-cha!

        He was born to do this.
        Jefferson Forest’s Bret Romanzak won a State wrestling title on Friday evening. 
        It was the first title of its sort for a JF wrestler since 1997.  That, by the way, is the year of Romanzak’s birth.
        The subsequent years of dedication, hard work, pain, frustration and sacrifice manifested themselves as Romanzak stood above all his peers in 4A’s 145-pound classification.

  • County sending 10 to Salem’s State meet

        Friday afternoon’s first round of the State wrestling championship will feature a good number of Bedford County wrestlers.
        The question, of course, is what that number might be for Saturday night’s finale.
        Staunton River and Jefferson Forest will each send five of their best into the fray, courtesy of some fine performances at this past weekend’s regional tournaments.
        With the VHSL’s new format/structure, there are a couple of things to keep in mind.

  • JF tracksters can't get past Glass

    By Mike Forster

        They made a run at it.  But, in the end, there was just too much E.C. Glass.
        The Glaziers won both sides of the Conference 24 indoor track championship meet, held last Tuesday at Liberty University.
    Girls team scores
    1.   E.C. Glass                161
    2. Jefferson Forest         103

  • And, they're off!

        The sport is called track and field.  In Staunton River’s case, the emphasis was on the latter part of that term.
        The Eagle men rode dominance in field events to win the team title in Conference 31 indoor track and field championships last Thursday, at Liberty University.
    Men’s team scores
    1.  Staunton River        112.0
    2.  William Byrd           108.3

  • Born to run

        In what will be the last tune-up before the run to State glory, thousands of athletes crammed Liberty University’s Tolsma Indoor Track field house for the Mid-Area Track Classic.
        The race, which was rescheduled after the threat of a January snowstorm, drew athletes from far and wide.  The majority of schools seemed to come from the 3A-West region, though there were schools as distant as Louisa County and Auburn.
        Some events drew upwards of 80 athletes to them.

  • Fourth straight title for Eagle grapplers

        Another tournament, another championship.
        Staunton River’s wrestling team earned the matching hardware for its Blue Ridge District championship, won last week.  The companion piece is the District 31 trophy, which the Eagles earned in convincing fashion this past weekend at Rockbridge County.
        The Golden Eagles have now been district or conference (or both) champions in each of the past four years.

  • JF wrestlers rock Conference 24

        There have only been two team trophies awarded to Conference 24 wrestling champs.  Both times, they’ve gone to Jefferson Forest.
        The Cavs claimed their second straight crown with a dominating performance on William Fleming’s mats.  The team punched finals tickets for 9 of its 11 wrestlers who competed.
    Team results
    1. Jefferson Forest    227.5
    2. William Fleming   153.0
    3. E.C. Glass          147.5

  • River burns Forest

        The Jefferson Forest girls and boys teams rolled into Staunton River Saturday afternoon.
        By the time the teams headed North for the return trip, they'd learned something:  Those River kids can play some defense.
        The Lady Cavs and Cavs had those lessons reinforced as the lasses fell, 45-39, in the afternoon feature, and the fellows were topped 57-47 in the nightcap.
    Lady Eagles earn sweep

  • Liberty Bee-ten

        The beat goes on.
        Make that:  The beatings go on.
        Liberty has been unable to solve the enigma which is Brookville this year.  In football, the Minutemen were beaten twice by the Bees, including being sent packing from the playoffs.

  • Lady Minutemen: Now is the time


    It'll be the unstoppable force vs. the immovable object this Friday evening.

    That's because the high-flying Liberty Lady Minutemen will go toe-to-toe with the parsimonious and penurious Bees of Brookville.

    And for those of you not fortunate enough to have a thesaurus lying nearby, "parsimonious" and "penurious" are fancy ways of saying "stingy."