High School

  • Unkind Thursday


    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.

  • Cavs edge M-Men nine


    You can call it a moral victory.  But the Minutemen baseball crew seems quite a bit more interested in the victories that show up in the W-L standings.

    Liberty played Jefferson Forest tough, once again.  But it was the crew from Forest that prevailed, sweeping its season series with the Minutemen by virtue of a 4-0 win at Liberty's Jim Cutler Field.

    It comes on the heels of a 2-1 win by JF over the Minutemen at Forest.

    The win kept the Cavs in contention for the Seminole District's regular season crown.

  • Blanks and booms


    They're starting a new tradition.  Unfortunately for Liberty, the Minutemen were the first to be pilloried in that new tradition.

    Jefferson Forest, which will not win a Seminole District regular season title for the first time in over two decades, took out its frustration on the Minutemen, pounding the Libertarians at Minutemen Stadium.

  • Curcio is a classic


    How much human interest can one track meet absorb?

    Well, in the case of last weekend's Joe Curcio Classic, the answer is:  plenty.

    For starters, the Liberty girls and boys each delivered top-ten finishes at the meet.  That was in keeping with the spirit of big deliveries for the team.  That's because Liberty Coach Sherry Wiese delivered a brand new bouncin' baby two days before.

  • Girls soccer roundup


    In recent years, while the JF girls soccer team would win the battle of the scoreboard, it was Brookville that won the battle of the bruises.

    Not this time.

    The Lady Cavs came away with a convincing 3-0 win over the Bees.  The JF crew also gave as good as it got in a physical, though cleanly played match at Sabre Stadium.

    Senior Ashlie Freeman set the tone when she took a feed from Alyssa Mitchell and blasted a sand wedge over the head of Bee keeper Kaily Weiss just a few minutes into the game.

  • Softball roundup


    You needed a scorecard to keep track of all the Taylor C's when Northside visited Staunton River.

    One Taylor C had it good.  Two other Taylor C's had it less so.

    It was a good day to be Taylor Carter, of the Lady Vikings.

    The Northsider scored the game-winning run and crushed Staunton River's hopes  of a comeback victory with a circus catch in center field.

  • Staunton River takes two from Rusties

     They did leave the Seminole, right?

  • Soccer preview: Jefferson Forest girls


  • Soccer preview: Staunton River girls

      If the early part of the season is a good indicator, folks had better be wary of what's going on in the southern part of the county.

  • Soccer preview: Liberty girls

      When an opposing team attempts to score on Liberty this year, it will have to work through a lot of sisters.