High School

  • Rain reins in reign



    The Wicked Witch of the West being the notable exception, there are few folks who abhor water these days as much as the Jefferson Forest golf team.

    The Cavs saw their season stopped in a sad and soggy style, done in by an eminently more powerful foe:  Old Ma Nature.

    She turned on the spigots Tuesday morning, turning what had been an already damp Ivy Hill course into an unplayable one.  If she'd waited another hour to let loose the liquid, JF might have pulled out the win.

  • JF heads to Turner Ashby


    What's worse than a 105-mile, two-hour late night bus ride?

    How about such a sojourn while mulling over a loss?

    That's the nightmare scenario facing Jefferson Forest as it heads to lightly-regarded Turner Ashby this Friday evening.

    The Cavs couldn't be in a better spot.  They are sitting on a superb record of 6-0.  They are rated as the second best team in 4A-North.

    They have been racking up points with breathtaking alacrity.  Their defense seems to be tightening up nicely.

  • LHS gets Big Bucks


    This may not be just what the doctor ordered.

    A Liberty team which has seen its roster suffer hits due to injury and departure got to rest up last week, a bye firmly in its collective grasp.

    So, having an extra week to regroup and recuperate was certainly swell.

    And, you'd think that a game this Friday against a 2A-level foe would be an ideal way to get back into the swing of things.

  • JF still perfect; tops Amherst


    It's good to be the king.  Just ask Chris Tidwell.

    The offensive guard and defensive tackle's work in the trenches all season long would have earned the praise of King Richard the Line-Heart.

    This past Friday, against Amherst, Tidwell plucked a loose fumble in the end zone as deftly as King Arthur drew Excalibur from the stone.  And while Arthur's act presaged Camelot, Tidwell's  play helped ice Jefferson Forest's victory over the Lancers.

  • Shen-sational!


    For a team that was decimated by graduation losses, the Jefferson Forest golfing Cavaliers sure look like a bunch of winners.

    The Cavs added to their trove of treasure as they brought home the 4A-North region's first-place trophy on Monday.

    Already the top team in the Seminole District and in Conference 24, the regional champs now take aim at the big prize:  a State 4A-level championship.

  • JF rocks Heritage



    Holy cow!

    My goodness!

    That mix of exasperation and awe is what is being experienced by fans of the foes of Jefferson Forest football.

    The latest to experience such emotions:  the Heritage Pioneers.

    That's the same Heritage Pioneers who have been to the State semifinals (last year) and finals (the year before).  Yup, the Pioneers who last lost a regular-season game nearly two years ago (and that was to eventual State champion Brookville).

  • Glaziers head to M-Men Stadium


    Do you believe in déjà vu?

    It doesn't take a fan of such phenomena to get that feeling about Liberty football.

    To wit:  Last year, the Minutemen sported a 4-1 record at this point last year.

    After convincing wins over Staunton River and Rockbridge, the M-Men lost a gut-wrencher to Brookville.

    Just like this year.

    Then the team earned a tight win over Rustburg.

    Just like this year.

    Well, Liberty fans, lets hope this reliving of last year ends this week.

  • River seeks to rebound


    They sure don't look like an 0-5 team.

    They play with heart, skill and determination.  They've shown an unwillingness to quit, no matter the opponent and no matter the circumstances.

    In short, the Staunton River Golden Eagles play as though they are the consummate winners.

    But, alas, the record stands at 0-5.

    You can blame the schedule.  You can blame fate and its issuance of confounding bad breaks for the team.

  • Patchwork works for LH


    Sometimes you have to just make do.  

    And sometimes, that works out just fine.  

    Take last Friday night as an example.

    Instead of a guy with three and a half years of experience under center, Liberty found itself with a young man who had three and a half quarters  of experience at quarterback.

    Instead of a pair of veteran tight ends, the team lined up with next to zero experience at the position.

        They had to head to Rustburg to play the Red Devils at Eternal Perdition Field.

  • Eagles to host Pulaski County


    Another Friday night, another game against a school named for a Revolutionary War general.

    Having fallen last week to William Campbell, a school named for the brigadier general who was the hero of the Battle of Kings Mountain, Staunton River gets to host Pulaski County.  Casmir Pulaski, a brigadier general in George Washington's army, is considered the father of American Cavalry.