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Today's Sports

  • Sports commentary: Welcome to...

     

    As February is the worst time of the year for sports, the end of March/start of April is among the best.

    Just as the NCAA basketball tournaments will be hitting full stride, baseball’s Opening Day will kick into gear.  And you’ll get the big NASCAR race at Martins-ville, to boot.

    This time of year is rivaled only by October, with its full slate of college and NFL games plus the MLB playoffs.

    So, enjoy Mar-pril!  February will be here soon enough.

  • Room to grow

    By Mike Forster
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Is this the year it all comes together for the Liberty boys soccer crew?

  • sports commentary: Don't...

        Rule #1 for sports journalists is not to be a part of the story.
        There are other rules, such as being accurate, being fair and being thorough.
        But, you don’t want to be a part of the story.  That means you don’t want to impact the game in any way.

  • Even better?

        Two years ago, they were upstarts.
        Last year, they were unsurprisingly good.
        This year, they should be beasts.
        The Staunton River baseball team hopes to improve on last year’s historical season by being a major force when late May  rolls around.  Until then, they hope to hone a team that seems to have all of the pieces in place.

  • Lady M-Men hit the road

        The Liberty girls’ basketball team hit the road on Tuesday for the longest ride of their careers.
        In the opening round of the Region 4A-West playoffs, the Lady Minutemen were to travel to Abingdon.
        For those of you who don’t have the travel bug, Abingdon is located 163 miles from Bedford.  That’s 326 miles round-trip.

  • Sports commentary: Grumblin

        It causes me great sadness to see the great Ernie Banks dragged through the posthumous muck and mire.
        “Mister Cub” was a boyhood idol of mine.  He was one of the main reasons I continued to like the team, particularly after I’d outgrown my toddler affinity for the bear cub worn on the players’ sleeves.
        Unfortunately, the dignity with which he carried himself in life has so far eluded him in the afterlife.

  • Sports commentary: Grumblin
  • Schiers and flyer

        When it comes to heaving heavy orbs of iron or to tossing oneself through the air, Bedford County’s got it all over the competition.
        As evidence, a pair of county athletes took home gold at the 3A-West indoor track and field meet held Monday evening at Liberty University.  It had originally been slated for Saturday, but Mother Nature had other plans.

  • Pure heart on the mat

        Quannie Blake showed that he is a premier wrestler, taking third place in the 152-pound class at Salem last Friday.
        He also showed that he’s a lot more than a heckuva wrestler:  He’s a heckuva man.
        It’s a wonder to me that Quannie was even able to make it to Salem.  You see, his mother, Joyce Ann Blake, passed away on Tuesday.  She was but 52 years old.
        Quannie, but 17 years old, was left to deal with such a major loss in his life.

  • Sports commentary: The buck is...

        I’m hopeful Governor Terry McAuliffe breaks out the veto pen.
        And, I’m hoping the governor vetoes what is commonly known as “The Tebow Bill.”
        This legislation recently passed both houses of the Virginia legislature.  As originally passed in the House of Delegates, the law would open the way for homeschooled children across the commonwealth to participate in sports and other extracurricular activities at their local public schools.