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High School

  • JF impresses at New Balance Nationals

    Jefferson Forest’s Logan Sheppard, Patrick McCray, Bobby Nevarez and Tacelyen Hurt took their talents to New York March 9-11 to compete in the New Balance Nationals Indoor track and field meet.
        

    The boys took part in the 1600 meter Sprint Medley Relay event. With a time of 3:41.49 the team finished 18th in the Emerging Elite division.
     

  • Special teams do special things

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    To start the season the main goal for the Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy (SMLCA) Ospreys was simple–win the VACA State Championship. Achieving that goal would be easier said than done for the Ospreys.
        

    The basketball season officially starts in November but the Ospreys began this year’s journey much earlier. The team started to get familiar with one another in June.

  • Judges close case on Cavaliers' season

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    The last time the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers made it to the VHSL state tournament every player on this year’s team was still in diapers and head coach Cameron Shepherd was getting set to enter high school as a freshman. It has been 16 years since the Cavaliers battled Martinsville in the 2002 AA state quarterfinal.
        

    “It really puts it into persecutive on just how long it’s been,” Shepherd said.
        

  • Eight Cavaliers notch All-State honors

    4A All-State Honors

    • Sutton Schonfelder: 200 Medley Relay

    • Matthew Davidson: 200 Medley Relay, 400 Freestyle Relay, 100 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke

    • Brian Grimmett: 200 Medley Relay, 400 Freestyle Relay

    • Austin Orange: 200 Medley Relay

    • Connor Sauls: 200 Medley Relay, 400 Freestyle Relay

    • Brendan Murray: 400 Freestyle Relay

    • Tara Enneking: 50 Freestyle

    • Lexi Plogger: 100 Breaststroke

  • Intense Rubber Match

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    The 4D Regional Championship game featured no shortage of intensity. The third matchup of the year between Seminole District rivals Jefferson Forest and host E.C. Glass–each team holding a road win against each other–had nothing but state seeding and pride on the line.
        

    Fans from both teams filled the Hilltoppers gym giving the game the atmosphere of a heavyweight title fight.
        

  • Smith Mountain Lake captures third place at VACA State Tournament

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    At the beginning of the season Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy (SMLCA) Head Coach Chris Madden said his team’s main goal was a VACA State Championship. Those are high expectations from a first-year coach at an up and coming program.
      

  • Golden Eagles takedown Falcons; fall to Titans

    by: Denton Day
    Sports Editor
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    Toward the end of the season Staunton River Golden Eagles boy’s Head Coach Brandon Harris said his team needed more scoring from players not named Kalip Jones and Josh Thomas.
        

    In Staunton River’s Region 3C first round matchup against Abingdon the Golden Eagles stepped up, finishing with three players in double-digits and eight total players on the scoresheet Staunton River defeated Abingdon 77-63.
      

  • VHSL State Track Results

    4A
    Boys Teams: Jefferson Forest, 19th place–10 points

    Girls Teams: Jefferson Forest, 27th place–5 points

  • Moving On

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    It has been nearly a decade since the Jefferson Forest boy’s basketball team has made it to the Regional Tournament, all of the current players were still in elementary school.
      

    On Friday Feb. 16 not only did the Cavaliers return to the Regional Tournament but they took down Pulaski County 63-57 to get one step closer to the VHSL State Tournament.
        

  • Wrestling continues record year for Golden Eagles

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    Last year the Staunton River Golden Eagles took four wrestlers to the VHSL State Championship meet and put one on the podium. This year the Golden Eagles had four wrestlers in the finals for their respective weight-class.
        

    This year’s team made program history by taking nine wrestlers to the State Championship.