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High School

  • JF baseball comes on strong

     

    The Jefferson Forest baseball team seems to have figured out one key thing:  What matters is how good you are at the end of the season.

    And, it would seem, the lads are taking that knowledge to heart.  They wrapped up their regular season with wins over their big county rival and over the best team in the Seminole.

    The Cavs took care of Liberty, 5-1, before wrapping up things with a stunning 4-2 victory over the behemoth which is Amherst.

     

    Indiana Hall and the Temple of Doom

  • A grand pair

     

    They have to be darn good to win these awards.

    And they are.

    Up against a superb field of nominees, Liberty's Megan Beisser and Jefferson Forest's Ben Ottman were announced as the winners of this year's Bedford Rotary Grand Awards.

    The presentation was made as part of the Rotary's Student-Athlete awards ceremony, held this past Sunday at Liberty High School.

  • Upset bid falls short

     

    The Liberty soccer seniors will certainly remember their Senior Night.  The lads were introduced, along with their parents.  A good number of classmates and family was on hand to support them, as well.

    In all, it was a very nice Senior Night.

    It was nearly perfect.

    The Minutemen nearly pulled off the unthinkable:  an upset of soccer titan Jefferson Forest.  Instead, the Cavs escaped with a 2-1 win on the bouncy, rugged Liberty field.

  • JF girls are Seminole champs

     

    Nothing can stop the red and black express.

    The Jefferson Forest girls' soccer team stayed perfect and laid claim to the Seminole District title with a 3-1 win over host E.C. Glass.

    "That was an intense match," said JF Head Coach Stan Golon.  "But, we're smiling.  You have to give them credit.  Glass came out with a lot of intensity."

    Once again, the Lady Cavs got off to a slow start.  The match remained scoreless until the 27-minute mark.

  • Coach Monroe to leave LHS

     

    Liberty High School will be in the position of trying to fill vacancies in two of its more successful sports programs.  

    Because it will have to backfill for one man.

    Jeff Monroe, who has led the school to great successes in both boys basketball and softball, announced this will be his last year at the school.

  • Ladies on the rise

     

    When one thinks about the more solid programs in girls tennis, one's mind tends to wander toward the likes of Jefferson Forest and E.C. Glass.

    And with good reason.  Those two teams have dominated district play for the longest of times.

    But, the Lady Cavs and Hilltoppers need to keep an eye on their rear-view mirrors.  There's a crew closing in on them, and that crew hails from Liberty High School.

    The Minettes are in the process of wrapping up another very good season.

  • Six up for Grand Award

    There will be plenty of brainpower and athletic talent gathered in one place on Sunday, May 18.

    That's when the Bedford Rotary will host its annual student-athlete awards at the Liberty High School auditorium.  The festivities will get underway at 4 p.m.

    Once again, the best and brightest from each of our three high schools have  been nominated in 21 sports, as well as in the Grand Award category, which is designated for the county's top scholar-athletes, both male and female.

  • Nine to the next level

     

    The cafeteria at Liberty High School was a place for celebration last Tuesday.  That's because nine of the school's student-athletes announced their commitments to various colleges.

    The nine seniors announced their choices of colleges to the crowd of over 150 family members, coaches and schoolmates.  All nine will be continuing their athletic endeavors at those institutions.

    All nine will be staying in state, so checking on their progress will be convenient.

  • Eagles flying high

     

    Springtime sports have not always brought great joy to the Staunton River community.  In fact, there have been many woeful springs for the black and gold.

    The spring of 2014, however, is shaping up to be one of much happiness.

    In particular, the Eagle girls' soccer team and the baseball teams aren't only doing well, they seem poised for potentially deep runs come playoff time.

  • Forest soccer asserts its dominance

     

    Certain things can be counted upon in the springtime.  

    Of course, you have your April showers and your (subsequent) May flowers.

    The Kentucky Derby.

    The dissipation of any hope for Chicago Cubs fans.

    And top-notch soccer being played out of Jefferson Forest.

    Both the Cavs and the Lady Cavs were in fine form last week.  Both seem to have the potential for deep runs in the playoffs, even with the obstacle course that is the new playoff structure.