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High School

  • Minette tracksters fall just short

     

    Liberty entered the brave new world of the indoor track post-season.  

    By all accounts, the team did just fine.

    In fact, Liberty emerged as one of the stronger teams in Conference 30.  The Minettes looked strong, missing out on first place by half a stinkin' point.  The Minutemen also took second.

    Liberty was powered by a trio of double winners:  Kennedy Flynn, Mikalah Jones and Justin Haupt.

  • Girls hoops roundup

     

    My, how times have changed.  And how they haven't.

    It used to be that Staunton River and Jefferson Forest were the two teams vying for Bedford County supremacy.

    This year, Liberty was coronated queen o' the county.

    But, that doesn't mean that when Jefferson Forest and Staunton River get together, it isn't a knock-down, drag 'em out affair.

    That's exactly what they had in Moneta.

  • Boys hoops roundup

     

    That's how you wrap up a regular season.  At least, that's how you do it if you happen to be a Liberty Minuteman hoopster.

    The M-Men put an exclamation point on a fine season, taking care of Jefferson Forest, 55-45, in workmanlike fashion to close out the regular season with a Seminole District mark of 9-3.

  • Raining rings in Forest

         To the victors go the spoils.  In this case, it was the Jefferson Forest girls cross country team which raked in their prizes:  The rings that go to State champions.  The team started the season with the slogan, "Know your ring size."  

  • Things go swimmingly at meet for JF

     

    They turned silver into gold.

    The Jefferson Forest swim team donned brand new silver caps for the Seminole championship meet.

    When all was said and done, both the boys and the girls also donned the titles of district champions.

    Girls - Team Scores

    1  Jefferson Forest 143

    2  Brookville 141

    3  E.C. Glass 123

  • Catch-22

     

    Two of the top players in the Seminole District ladies' circuit faced off Monday night on the hardwoods of Jefferson Forest.

    As expected, both had superb games.  It was the supporting cast which made the difference, however, as Liberty defeated the host Lady Cavs, 53-45.

    The win improved Liberty's record to 8-3 in the Seminole, while Jefferson Forest dropped to 3-9.

    The two teams' candidates for All-Seminole consideration were the marquee players in this matchup.  They did not disappoint.

  • Tracksters are on track

     

    Tolsma was tight.  And Bedford County athletes were all right.

    This past Friday, 23 schools jammed Liberty University's Tolsma Indoor Track facility for LU's Mid-Area Meet.

    While no team scores were maintained, plenty of Bedford tracksters performed in superior fashion.  In fact, Liberty, Staunton River and Jefferson Forest combined for 34 medals (eighth place or higher), as they ran, jumped and vaulted to their hearts' content.

  • Liberty swimming strong

     

    By Mike Forster

    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

     

    The Liberty swim team engaged in some aquatics athletics in anticipation of Friday's Seminole District championship.

    The Min-mermen and Min-mermaids entertained Appomattox and Prince Edward in the friendly confines of Liberty's home pool at the Bedford Area YMCA.

  • JF on Santa's 'nice' list

     

    The ghost of Christmas's past will soon be haunting future Jefferson Forest football opponents.

    Bob Christmas, who led the Cavs to their greatest gridiron glory, has been named to take the reins of the program once more.

    Christmas was selected from a pool of over 20 applicants, according to JF Athletic Director John Otey.  "I think this (hire) will do amazing things for school spirit and great things to rally the community behind Jeff Forest football," said Otey.

  • River gets swept

     

    A team can get swamped or it can be edged.  Either way, it receives the same mark in its won-loss record.  That record, of course, is what matters the most.

    The Staunton River guys and gals got a taste of both types of losing.  They were routed by William Fleming before each lost a tough, close game to Northside.

    The pair of losses left the Eagle men looking at a district mark of 0-6 (3-11, overall).  The Lady Eagles, meanwhile, fell to 2-4 halfway through the district skein, and stand 5-10, overall.