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High School

  • There's no keeping up with these Joneses

     

    On the face of it, they have little in common, other than the same last name.

    One wears Liberty's red, white and blue.

    The other dons Staunton River's black and gold.

    One is a standout basketball player.  The other excels in volleyball.

    One is a junior, the other in her final year of high school.

    One is black-haired.  The other has light brown tresses.

    But Liberty's Mikalah Jones and Staunton River's Taylor Jones do, in fact, have a lot in common.

  • Seay what?

     

    For such a small group, it sure delivered.

    Bedford County sent a total of six wrestlers to the State championship tourneys at Salem last weekend.

    The group acquitted itself quite nicely; none more so than Staunton River's Elijah Seay.  The sophomore sensation took second place in his second trip to the big show.

    Seay wrestled himself into the 3A finals at 182 points with a pair of workmanlike wins in Salem.  Unfortunately, he faced Poquoson's Ross Graham, who owned a season record of 42-0 at that point.

  • Glass dominates Conference 24 track

     

    As far as Jefferson Forest's track team is concerned, this new post-season setup bears little difference to the old.

    "In a lot of ways, (the Conference 24 meet) is the same as districts," said JF distance ace Erin Saunders.  "The big 'same' is that Glass is still here."

    Indeed, the Hilltoppers were out in force at Sunday's conference meet.  

  • Minette tracksters fall just short

     

    Liberty entered the brave new world of the indoor track post-season.  

    By all accounts, the team did just fine.

    In fact, Liberty emerged as one of the stronger teams in Conference 30.  The Minettes looked strong, missing out on first place by half a stinkin' point.  The Minutemen also took second.

    Liberty was powered by a trio of double winners:  Kennedy Flynn, Mikalah Jones and Justin Haupt.

  • Girls hoops roundup

     

    My, how times have changed.  And how they haven't.

    It used to be that Staunton River and Jefferson Forest were the two teams vying for Bedford County supremacy.

    This year, Liberty was coronated queen o' the county.

    But, that doesn't mean that when Jefferson Forest and Staunton River get together, it isn't a knock-down, drag 'em out affair.

    That's exactly what they had in Moneta.

  • 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.