High School

  • Liberty ladies on the ascent


    No year in recent memory has held as much hope for Liberty girls' basketball as does this one.

    Coming off a season in which they finished 17-5, the Lady Minutemen seem poised to make a stab at a deep run in the playoffs. 

    But, they're likely to do so only:

    -IF Mikalah Jones, the engine of last year's team, can step up and assume the mantle of leadership, both on and off the court.

    -IF the ladies in red, white and blue respond positively to Jones's leadership.

  • Unlucky 13 for Cavs


    It was close, but size and strength won out over speed and precision.

    "Any loss is a tough one," sighed JF Head Coach Bob Christmas as the sun set Saturday evening.

    The burly bruisers of Bealeton had just topped the fleet fellows of Forest, 35-28, in a beaut of a game.

    Well, for the most part, it was a beaut of a game.  In a contest in which minimizing mistakes was a must, the Cavs fell short.  A team which was noted for having minimal turnovers during the regular season, had a pair of them against the Eagles.

  • Eagles seek to rebound


    They're bigger, but will they be better?

    Staunton River's boys basketball team looks ahead to the 2014-15 season with one goal:  to be better than last year.

    During the previous campaign, the Golden Eagles struggled through a 3-20 season.  For the second consecutive season, the Rivermen failed to pick up a win in the Blue Ridge District.  In mitigation, that was a brutal league last season.

  • JF keeps rolling


    In a game that was more offensive than Uncle Charlie picking his teeth at the Thanksgiving table, Jefferson Forest topped Eastern View, 63-55.

    Both team's offenses were stellar in a game that featured  a combined 17 touchdowns, 118 points and more than 1,000 yards.

  • State-ment win


    Bring on the cupcakes!  And the fudge and the chocolate-chip pancakes.  Ice cream and cake?  You bet.

    Such hedonism took place in what is fast becoming a tradition on the evening of the second Saturday of November.  That's when the Jefferson Forest girls' cross country team treats itself to an annual junk-food party.

    The festivities are in response to what is also becoming something of a tradition on the mornings of those same autumnal Saturdays:  winning a State cross country title.

  • Next up for JF: Eastern View


    The road becomes more difficult.  Fortunately for JF, it's the other guys who will be hitting said road.

    The Cavs will luxuriate in their second seed as they host another playoff game this Friday night.  This time, the foe will be Eastern View.  And the Cyclones may well be the toughest foe the Cavs have faced all season.  And that's a season that included games with the likes of Brookville, Liberty and Heritage.

  • Not again!


    For Superman, it was Kryptonite.

    For the Wicked Witch of the West, it was water.

    For Achilles, it was his own heel.

    And for Liberty's football team, it seems to be Brookville.

    An inability to put away the Bees resulted in a 24-16 loss for the Minutemen.  While it was only the third defeat of the season for Liberty, it was especially painful: 

    a)  It was the second loss at the hands of the Bees and

  • Runnin' to States


    Those that run together won together.

    The Jefferson Forest girls' cross country team romped to victory in the 4A-North regional runoff last Thursday.

    Meanwhile, the vastly improved JF boys' team punched its ticket to States (this Saturday at Great Meadow) by landing in fifth place at regionals.

  • Two for the show


    Well, at least the traveling will be light.  The games, themselves?  Probably not.

    Bedford County residents wanting to catch the first round of the playoffs will have two options within the county limits.  Liberty entertains Brookville in a 3A-West opener.  Meanwhile, Jefferson Forest gets its 4A-North sojourn underway by hosting Loudoun County.

  • Ending on a high note


    By Jeffery McClintock

    Special to the Bedford Bulletin


    Folks, Staunton River closed out its season with a 56-42 victory over visiting Alleghany on Friday night. But, rest assured, the game wasn’t that close.

    On a night honoring the seniors of Staunton River athletics it was the seniors who contributed in big ways.

    For instance, senior Clay Feazell ran for 78 yards on nine carries tallying two scores and Daniel Scott recorded a sack and recovered two fumbles.