High School

  • Boys hoops roundup


    That's how you wrap up a regular season.  At least, that's how you do it if you happen to be a Liberty Minuteman hoopster.

    The M-Men put an exclamation point on a fine season, taking care of Jefferson Forest, 55-45, in workmanlike fashion to close out the regular season with a Seminole District mark of 9-3.

  • Raining rings in Forest

         To the victors go the spoils.  In this case, it was the Jefferson Forest girls cross country team which raked in their prizes:  The rings that go to State champions.  The team started the season with the slogan, "Know your ring size."  

  • Things go swimmingly at meet for JF


    They turned silver into gold.

    The Jefferson Forest swim team donned brand new silver caps for the Seminole championship meet.

    When all was said and done, both the boys and the girls also donned the titles of district champions.

    Girls - Team Scores

    1  Jefferson Forest 143

    2  Brookville 141

    3  E.C. Glass 123

  • Catch-22


    Two of the top players in the Seminole District ladies' circuit faced off Monday night on the hardwoods of Jefferson Forest.

    As expected, both had superb games.  It was the supporting cast which made the difference, however, as Liberty defeated the host Lady Cavs, 53-45.

    The win improved Liberty's record to 8-3 in the Seminole, while Jefferson Forest dropped to 3-9.

    The two teams' candidates for All-Seminole consideration were the marquee players in this matchup.  They did not disappoint.

  • Tracksters are on track


    Tolsma was tight.  And Bedford County athletes were all right.

    This past Friday, 23 schools jammed Liberty University's Tolsma Indoor Track facility for LU's Mid-Area Meet.

    While no team scores were maintained, plenty of Bedford tracksters performed in superior fashion.  In fact, Liberty, Staunton River and Jefferson Forest combined for 34 medals (eighth place or higher), as they ran, jumped and vaulted to their hearts' content.

  • Liberty swimming strong


    By Mike Forster



    The Liberty swim team engaged in some aquatics athletics in anticipation of Friday's Seminole District championship.

    The Min-mermen and Min-mermaids entertained Appomattox and Prince Edward in the friendly confines of Liberty's home pool at the Bedford Area YMCA.

  • JF on Santa's 'nice' list


    The ghost of Christmas's past will soon be haunting future Jefferson Forest football opponents.

    Bob Christmas, who led the Cavs to their greatest gridiron glory, has been named to take the reins of the program once more.

    Christmas was selected from a pool of over 20 applicants, according to JF Athletic Director John Otey.  "I think this (hire) will do amazing things for school spirit and great things to rally the community behind Jeff Forest football," said Otey.

  • River gets swept


    A team can get swamped or it can be edged.  Either way, it receives the same mark in its won-loss record.  That record, of course, is what matters the most.

    The Staunton River guys and gals got a taste of both types of losing.  They were routed by William Fleming before each lost a tough, close game to Northside.

    The pair of losses left the Eagle men looking at a district mark of 0-6 (3-11, overall).  The Lady Eagles, meanwhile, fell to 2-4 halfway through the district skein, and stand 5-10, overall.


  • Eagles flex mat muscle


    By Mike Forster



    Last year, Lord Botetourt and Staunton River tied for the Blue Ridge District wrestling championship.

    So, it's natural to anticipate the two teams would be at the top of the heap this year.

    Well, if last Wednesday was any indicator, there's only room for one at the pinnacle.  And that one wears singlets of black and gold.

  • Shattered!


    The Liberty Minutemen had every right to mail it in when they hosted E.C. Glass Friday night.

    But the same Liberty team which lost to the Hilltoppers earlier this season by 21 points took it to Glass.

    The M-Men showed up in a way that was forceful, together and precise in its execution.

    As a result, Liberty took care of the high-flying Glaziers, winning in overtime by the score of 65-64.