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    Bedford County Clash

  • Forest defeats Liberty in five sets

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        The Lady Minutemen gave Jefferson Forest a run for a win last Thursday during their second county and district meeting. The Lady Cavaliers didn’t give up the win but it took five sets to secure their victory.
        Forest took the first set winning 25-19. The Lady Minutemen came back in the second to win 25-21.

  • Two locals inducted into the ASA Hall of Fame

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Edward ‘Eddie’ Walker was a part of the third class inducted into the Piedmont Virginia American Softball Association (ASA) Hall of Fame as an umpire last Saturday, October 22.
        The ASA Hall of Fame inducts softball players, coaches and umpires into the Hall of Fame. 
        Walker has been umpiring softball for 45 years. “This is my 40th year as an NCAA official in the ACC and SEC,” said Walker.

  • Hook and ladder trips up JF

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        It was the final play that sealed a 26-21 victory by E.C. Glass over Jefferson Forest last Friday. The hook and ladder tripped up the JF defense and Glass was able to score one final touchdown.

  • Playing better was not good enough

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Despite the Liberty football team playing better, the Minutemen were unable keep up with Brookville’s offense last Friday and fell 49-27.
        “We didn’t do a really good job covering the pass early in the game,” said Coach Chris Watts. “We had some penalties and things that kept us out of the endzone early. Then once we started to get going on offense we did a pretty good job.”

  • JF hosts Conference 23 tourney

        Jefferson Forest hosted the Conference 23 Golf Tournament on Tuesday September 27, at Ivy Hill Golf Club in Forest.
        The Conference Tournament was won by  EC Glass with a 299. Jefferson Forest was Runner up with 308.  Conner Burgess (ECG) was medalist with a score of 67.
        2016 Conference Tournament results included:
        1. Conner Burgess EC Glass 67
        2. Isaac Simmons Jefferson Forest 70
        3. Jimmie Massie EC Glass 71

  • Amherst hands M-Men 42-6 loss

        Liberty practiced all week on stopping the run against Amherst. The problem was the Lancers proved Friday they could throw the ball too.
        The result, a 42-6 loss.
        “We struggled to adapt to their speed and size,” LHS Coach Chris Watts said. “They’re really fast. (With their size) that’s a pretty good combination for high school football.”

  • A matter of inches

        Jefferson Forest scored on its opening possession, a five-minute drive from its own 40-yard line, and then scored early in the fourth en route to a 14-12 over Heritage at City Stadium in Lynchburg.
        But the outcome of the game hinged on a two-point conversion try by the Pioneers late in the contest. Forest sealed the Seminole District victory with a game-saving tackle by linebacker Caleb Smith.

  • It was a muddy mess

        Both teams had to play in it.
        And the mud ran deep.
        In the end, it was the Terriers who plodded through the field the best en route to a 26-6 victory over rival Staunton River. The loss was River’s first this season.
        “Obviously it was a tough loss for us,” Golden Eagle Coach Chuck Poston stated.
        But the game didn’t start out that way.

  • LHS volleyball defeats Amherst

        Liberty’s volleyball team defeated Amherst 3-1 in action last Thursday at Liberty.
        Liberty won the first set 27-25 and the second 25-17. AFter dropped the third set, Liberty took the match with a 25-17 fourth-set win.
        Liberty was led by Torri Bower with nine kills, five blocks and 17 digs; Morgan Dills with six kills; Katie Vaughan with nine kills and 19 digs; and Kendra Ayers with 24 assists.