http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sports/rss.xml en Football Fever continues to rise http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/football-fever-continues-rise-0 <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/20689924_1857109847647386_4641811981803124395_o_0.jpg" alt="Jefferson Forest was the first Bedford County high school to scrimmage ahead of their first fall game against Staunton River. Here, sophomore Keenan Cupit charges past Louisa defenders during the Aug. 10 scrimmage at Sabre Stadium. " title="Jefferson Forest was the first Bedford County high school to scrimmage ahead of their first fall game against Staunton River. Here, sophomore Keenan Cupit charges past Louisa defenders during the Aug. 10 scrimmage at Sabre Stadium. " align="left" hspace="6" width="141" height="85" /><p> Bedford County&rsquo;s high schools (Jefferson Forest, Liberty and Staunton River) enjoyed their first taste of competition during scrimmages on Aug. 10-11.</p> <p> Jefferson Forest was the first one to suit up and take the field with a scrimmage against the Louisa Lions at Sabre Stadium.</p> Hoops-Kid inspires change http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/hoops-kid-inspires-change <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/image1_6.jpg" alt="“If we had to sum up Hoops-Kid in a picture, this would be it,” said ShaQuon Battle, one of three leaders of the four week program held at Edmund Streek Park. “This (picture) embodies everything... The older guys being leaders to the younger ones.”" title="“If we had to sum up Hoops-Kid in a picture, this would be it,” said ShaQuon Battle, one of three leaders of the four week program held at Edmund Streek Park. “This (picture) embodies everything... The older guys being leaders to the younger ones.”" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> For four weeks, Edmund Street Park was an oasis.</p> <p> That&rsquo;s how MarTrey Stevens, one of Hoops-Kid three leaders, described the site of the newly revamped program that aims to teach youth participants important principles of life through basketball.&nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;Nothing else mattered to those kids on the basketball court,&rdquo; said Stevens. &quot;They don&rsquo;t see color, they don&rsquo;t see sex, they don&rsquo;t see anything else. When we were at (Edmund Street Park), it was like our own little world... our perfect world of equality.&rdquo;</p> 'Matt' of All Trades http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/matt-all-trades-0 <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fullsizerender_1.jpg" alt="Matt Uselton stepped down as Staunton River’s boys soccer assistant coach and took the new head golf coaching position at Liberty, the high school he’s been teaching at since 2013." title="Matt Uselton stepped down as Staunton River’s boys soccer assistant coach and took the new head golf coaching position at Liberty, the high school he’s been teaching at since 2013." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Matt Uselton, Liberty&rsquo;s new head golf coach,&nbsp; stepped into an unfamiliar role... or rather, sport, in June 2017. The English teacher has been coaching since the early 2000s, but is tackling the challenge of coaching his third different sport.</p> <p> Uselton&rsquo;s athletic coaching career began at William Byrd in 2005 with boys varsity tennis. He also assisted with Byrd&rsquo;s JV girls soccer team for a season. He then moved into Bedford County where he assisted Staunton River&rsquo;s boys soccer team with former Liberty teacher, Kris McCoy.</p> Jefferson Forest golf continues winning ways http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/jefferson-forest-golf-continues-winning-ways <p> Jefferson Forest&rsquo;s boys golf team did it again.</p> <p> The Cavaliers won their fourth consecutive team match by taking the Seminole District Match hosted by Amherst at Winton Country Club.</p> <p> Once again, it was another blowout win for the deep six-man roster, who won by 25 strokes by collectively hitting a 139 (-1). The host school came in second with a score of 154 (+14), following by Liberty Christian Academy with 160 (+20) and Rustburg rounded out the district match with a plus 20, 167.</p> Cavalier golf remains unstoppable http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/cavalier-golf-remains-unstoppable <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_2140.jpg" alt="Jefferson Forest’s golf team are all smiles after pulling away with the win in their opening match at the Spotswood Invitational on Aug. 2. The Cavs won by 12 strokes and placed four golfers in the top 10. " title="Jefferson Forest’s golf team are all smiles after pulling away with the win in their opening match at the Spotswood Invitational on Aug. 2. The Cavs won by 12 strokes and placed four golfers in the top 10. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Jefferson Forest&rsquo;s golf team is off to a blazing start. The Cavaliers have rattled off three straight team wins, including five individual top-five finishers.</p> <p> The Cavs kicked off their season on Aug. 2 at the Spotswood Invitational hosted by Spotswood High at Lakeview GC in Harrisonburg, Va. The invitational hosted 15 teams, including JF.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Free Stroke Clinic aims to increase interest in competitive swimming http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/free-stroke-clinic-aims-increase-interest-competitive-swimming <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0705.jpg" alt="Say cheese! Bedford native Garrett Karnes hams it up on the final day of the Free Stroke Clinic. " title="Say cheese! Bedford native Garrett Karnes hams it up on the final day of the Free Stroke Clinic. " align="left" hspace="6" width="110" height="85" /><p> Marty Ponder, JF&rsquo;s head swim coach, launched his first Free Stroke Clinic on Aug. 2 at Miller Park in Lynchburg. The three-day clinic is a brainchild of Ponder, who was looking for ways to increase community interest in competitive swimming.</p> <p> &ldquo;This is an idea I&rsquo;ve had for awhile,&rdquo; said Ponder. &ldquo;My idea is to get more kids involved with competitive swimming throughout the area.&rdquo;</p> Wahoowa! Agee commits to UVA http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/wahoowa-agee-commits-uva <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0613.jpg" alt="Eyes on the prize – Griffin Agee, a rising junior from Jefferson Forest, announced his commitment to UVA. one of the nation’s top college baseball programs, on July 21. Agee will join the Hoos in 2019. " title="Eyes on the prize – Griffin Agee, a rising junior from Jefferson Forest, announced his commitment to UVA. one of the nation’s top college baseball programs, on July 21. Agee will join the Hoos in 2019. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Griffin Agee wasted no time committing to the University of Virginia (UVA), one of the nation&rsquo;s powerhouse college baseball programs.</p> <p> The recruitment process between UVA and Agee, a rising junior from Jefferson Forest, was a swift but sweet courtship. UVA came to watch Agee, a left-handed pitcher, throw three times with his elite travel league, the EvoShield Canes, before inviting him for an on-campus visit.</p> <p> Agee made the trip to Charlottesville the afternoon of July 21, and made his commitment just hours later.</p> Fike takes over as Eagles’ head wrestling coach http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/fike-takes-over-eagles%E2%80%99-head-wrestling-coach <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0488_2.jpg" alt="Scott Fike was in his senior year at Staunton River when the wrestling gym was built... Eight years later, Fike has rejoined the Eagles, this time as the head coach of the wrestling program. " title="Scott Fike was in his senior year at Staunton River when the wrestling gym was built... Eight years later, Fike has rejoined the Eagles, this time as the head coach of the wrestling program. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Scott Fike always had a knack for coaching, even when he was still actively competing in high school and college.</p> <p> &ldquo;Coaching is always been something I&rsquo;ve done and wanted to do... I don&rsquo;t really know anything different&rdquo; Fike said. &ldquo;When I was at Bridgewater (College) wrestling, I was helping with Turner Abby High School. Even when I was in high school, I&rsquo;d come in and help with the little kids and do some camps.&rdquo;</p>