Thursday is named after Thor, that hammer-smacking god of Norse mythology.
Well, it may not have been Thor, but someone took a hammer to the hopes of Bedford County athletes last Thursday.
On that bleak day, three of the four county teams still in the hunt for State glory had their dreams dashed.
On the JF baseball diamond, Staunton River saw its unlikely run end, 9-5, at the hands of Alleghany.
On the William Byrd pitch, the Jefferson Forest soccer crew fell to arch nemesis E.C. Glass, 2-1.