http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sports/rss.xml en Liberty, JF in jam session http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/liberty-jf-jam-session <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_casey.jpg" alt="Liberty pitcher Kasey Carr delivers during her perfect performance against Jefferson Forest on Friday evening. She faced the minimum 18 batters, striking out a dozen." title="Liberty pitcher Kasey Carr delivers during her perfect performance against Jefferson Forest on Friday evening. She faced the minimum 18 batters, striking out a dozen." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It was a perfect way to start the Easter break.&nbsp;</p> Finger-lickin' good twist: Birds put Colonel in the fryer http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/finger-lickin-good-twist-birds-put-colonel-fryer <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gsc_sr_maxey.jpg" alt="Staunton River&#039;s Madison Maxey has this scoring opportunity nixed by Colonel keeper Tierra Holland." title="Staunton River&#039;s Madison Maxey has this scoring opportunity nixed by Colonel keeper Tierra Holland." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; These Eagles can soar.<br /> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;In a series of games with Blue Ridge foe William Fleming, the Eagles made the most of their opportunities.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;While the two schools&#39; baseball game was postponed (due to a soggy field), the Eagles cleaned house in boys and girls soccer, as well as in softball.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The Staunton River girls soccer team put on a show of strength in completely dominating visiting William Fleming on the Eagles&#39; Nest pitch last Tuesday.<br /> Commentary: Need a new team? http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/commentary-need-new-team <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> We&#39;re one week into the baseball season, and I&#39;m one week late in giving up on the Cubs.</p> <p> I could dedicate this column to going over just how terrible the Northsiders are. &nbsp;But, you can easily discover that for yourself by flipping on the tube to WGN.</p> <p> I knew I was in trouble when nearly every baseball prognosticator had this to say about the team&#39;s upcoming season: &nbsp;&quot;2014 is the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field. &nbsp;That&#39;s about all Cubs fans will have to celebrate this year.&quot;</p> Liberty boys soccer a' fire http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/liberty-boys-soccer-fire <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bsc_lh_sr.jpg" alt="Liberty&#039;s Ben Stevens finds himself sandwiched between Staunton River&#039;s Hunter Johnson (17) and Keelan Guilliams." title="Liberty&#039;s Ben Stevens finds himself sandwiched between Staunton River&#039;s Hunter Johnson (17) and Keelan Guilliams." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> They say revenge is a dish best served cold.</p> <p> In the case of the Liberty boys soccer team, revenge was, indeed, gotten. &nbsp;But the wait was a short one.</p> <p> A mere week after falling to the Staunton River Golden Eagles, the Minutemen picked up a hard-fought 3-1 win. &nbsp;This time, the game was played at Minutemen Stadium.</p> Liberty baseball shaping up http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/liberty-baseball-shaping <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bb_lh_oleson.jpg" alt="Liberty starting pitcher Dylan Oleson (right) is congratulated by third baseman Lance Parker after Oleson put down the Brookville side." title="Liberty starting pitcher Dylan Oleson (right) is congratulated by third baseman Lance Parker after Oleson put down the Brookville side." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> There&#39;s a big difference between winless and toothless.</p> <p> The Liberty baseball crew may be the former, but it is far from the latter.</p> <p> Things have slowly and steadily improved for a team which was rocked out of the gate. &nbsp;Since that point, the Minutemen are putting things together, which has translated into vastly improved performance on the field.</p> <p> Now, the next thing the team needs to do is to figure out how to push those improvements into entries in the &quot;W&quot; column of the ledger.</p> Lady Eagles finding diamonds to be rough in BRD http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/lady-eagles-finding-diamonds-be-rough-brd <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sr_sb_16.jpg" alt="Laundry day just got moved up. Staunton River second baseman Kelsey Padgett bore a good amount of the infield dirt on her uniform." title="Laundry day just got moved up. Staunton River second baseman Kelsey Padgett bore a good amount of the infield dirt on her uniform." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> You could have had a lot of fun playing the name game when the Staunton River softball crew hosted Northside.</p> <p> Unfortunately, however, it was the Lady Vikes who had the most fun.</p> <p> Taylor Carter led the Northsiders to a 6-2 win over Taylor Carter and the Golden Eagles in a game played at the Eagles&#39; Nest.</p> <p> That&#39;s right, there were two players named Taylor Carter.</p> <p> Staunton River had two named Taylor C. (Carter and Creasey)</p> <p> And for you fans of international finance, Morgan Stanley made an appearance.</p> Sports commentary: Training payback http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/sports-commentary-training-payback <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> There is no medal for finishing in 16,974th place</p> <p> Since they give gold for first, silver for second and bronze for third, I suspect that 16,974th deserves something made of, oh, dirt or sticks or a discarded Gatorade paper cup.</p> <p> I should know, for I finished in 16,974th place last Saturday.</p> <p> That showing took place at the Monument Avenue 10K, held in Richmond.</p> <p> The organizers of this event are very clever. &nbsp;You see, they don&#39;t call it the &quot;Monument Avenue six-point-two miler.&quot; &nbsp;</p> Golden Eagle men give rude welcome to visiting Liberty http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/golden-eagle-men-give-rude-welcome-visiting-liberty <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bb_l12_sr21.jpg" alt="This pickoff attempt by Staunton River pitcher Collin Watkins was a bit too late to nail Liberty&#039;s Will Grant. Applying the tag is Eagle first baseman Blake Green." title="This pickoff attempt by Staunton River pitcher Collin Watkins was a bit too late to nail Liberty&#039;s Will Grant. Applying the tag is Eagle first baseman Blake Green." align="left" hspace="6" width="119" height="85" /><p> <span _fck_bookmark="1" id="cke_bm_69S" style="display: none; ">&nbsp;</span></p> <p> The Staunton River men played the roles of rude hosts to their guests from the northern part of Route 122.</p> <p> The Eagle diamondmen topped Liberty, 6-1, as their soccer counterparts were tending to the Minutemen, 2-1.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> River baseball rocks</p> <p> The Golden Eagle nine improved to 4-0 with the win over Liberty.</p>