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Today's Sports

  • Sports commentary: Final column

     

     

    This being my last column, I thought I’d share some of my more enjoyable moments from my nine years on the job.

  • Sports commentary: Community

        This column is my penultimate.
        That’s a fancy word of saying it’s my second-to-last column.  Second-to-last  section.  Second-to-last week on the job.
        So, why get all fancy-schmantzy with all of this penultimate business?
        Well, I’ve always tried to be informative and entertaining in this corner of the sports pages.

  • Sports commentary: Community

        This column is my penultimate.
        That’s a fancy word of saying it’s my second-to-last column.  Second-to-last  section.  Second-to-last week on the job.
        So, why get all fancy-schmantzy with all of this penultimate business?
        Well, I’ve always tried to be informative and entertaining in this corner of the sports pages.

  • JF: Too 'Duff' to...

    By Mike Forster
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        In the classic baseball movie The Natural the protagonist twice hits highly dramatic home runs.
        Leave it to Zach Duff to outshine Roy Hobbs.  Duff has smashed three hugely significant taters.  While Hobbs’s homers took place over the course of the season, Duff’s took place over the course of two weeks.  Best of all, while Hobbs is a fictitious character, Duff is the real deal.

  • Rainy days and Mondays

        Bedford County emerged from the first day of regional playoffs looking like a starting pitcher who’s seen better days.
        On Monday, Bedford teams amassed a record of two wins, six losses and two no-decisions.
        This is the “one-and-done” time of year.  Thus, Jefferson Forest’s boys’ and girls’ soccer, Liberty’s softball and girls’ soccer and Staunton River’s softball and boys’ soccer all saw their seasons come to an abrupt ending.

  • Sports commentary: Scout's...

        Have the Boy Scouts of America become sissified?
        That’s the contention of Richard Cromwell, a senior contributor to The Federalist.
        Cromwell points out that  the BSA now prohibits such time-honored activities as water gun fights, water balloon battles, crossbows, boomerangs, bottlerockets, potato guns and blow guns.
        What is life for a youngster without bottlerockets and boomerangs?

  • River runs wild

        For a place not used to hosting playoff games, Staunton River sure was a busy place on Monday.
        The Eagles’ Nest was host to a trio of Conference 31 openers while the baseball team took the night off, a benefit of being the top seed in the conference.
        Best of all, the three Eagle squads in action nabbed victories.  As a result, all four River entrants advanced to the second round of the playoffs.  When was the last time that ever happened?  It’s been a decade, at least.

  • Sports commentary: Welcome

        So, Liberty Christian Academy (LCA) is becoming part of the Virginia High School League (VHSL).  That has lots of folks feeling CONCERNED.
        The VHSL and LCA recently issued an announcement that ended the school’s lawsuit against the state’s high school sports governing body.
        The key take-aways from the agreement are:

  • A "Grand" evening for...

        Just prior to receiving their sheepskins, a good number of Bedford County athletes were feted by the Bedford Rotary.
        At a ceremony held at Jefferson Forest High School, athletes in 21 individual sports were recognized for their accomplishments, both in the fields of their athletic endeavors as well as for their scholastic accomplishments and contributions to our community.

  • Sports commentary: Betrayed

     

    Now I know what it’s like to have your wife cheat on you with your best friend.

    OK, that’s a little strong.  At least I know what it’s like to have two organizations of which I am extremely fond get nailed for doing something that I consider untoward.