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Today's Sports

  • Jim Cutler, 1977 state...

    Jim Cutler, the former head coach of Liberty's baseball team, and Liberty's 1977 State champions team was honored on May 17.

    Cutler behan coaching at Liberty when it was still called Bedford High School in 1961. He continued to coach the team until 2001, during which he racked up an impressive 513 career wins and earned a place in the VHSL Hall of Fame as well as Liberty's Hall of Fame.

    Despite all the accolades and honors Cutler has garnered throughout his decades of successful coaching, he considered being honored on May 17 especially special.

  • Jefferson Forest softball wins...

        It was an ending right from the movies.

        A walk-off grand slam by Kayli Mull in the eighth inning led Jefferson Forest softball past Cave Spring on May 8.

        Before the happy ending, the game seemed to be heading in an all too familiar way as the Cavs trailed 4-3 into the bottom of the sixth.

        Just two days earlier, JF was playing Halifax County and had a commanding 3-0 lead going into the sixth. But, a few miscues handed Halifax a 4-3 lead that they never let go of.

  • Staunton River girls soccer...

    Staunton River girls soccer continued to be competitive despite a season marred with injuries against William Byrd and Northside.  

    The Golden Eagles started their week at William Byrd on May 2, where they came up one goal short to concede the game 2-1. SR controlled the possession from the beginning and fired off a few shots on goal that unfortunately didn’t find the back of the net. The Terriers struck first in the 17th minute, netting a goal from 30 feet out while SR’s keeper was blinded by the sun.   

  • Liberty track finds success at...

        Liberty HS’ girls and boys track team enjoyed stellar results on May 3 at Amherst. The meet included to host school as well as: E.C. Glass, Hargave Military Academy, Jefferson Forest, Liberty Christian Academy, Nelson County and Rustburg.

        The girls team had several athletes finish in the top half of their events. The Lady Minutemen’s best finishes of the evening came from Jerica Thompson, Fiona Taylor, Alexis Mattson, Krystal Carrol Maliyah Harris.

  • Staunton River softball holds...

    Staunton River softball managed to hold onto an early lead to best William Byrd in the season’s second “War on 24” match-up on May 3.   

    The Golden Eagles dropped the first “War on 24” on April 3, but as history has shown, they captured the second game of the series to split. After weeks of struggling to put the ball in play at the right time, SR’s “bats just came alive,” according to Head Coach Josh Weller.   

  • Cavalier Fishing reels in success

    Cavalier Fishing has made an impressive statement in just its first year of competing.
        

    The teams of Robert Parker/Harrison Rice and Ethan Robinson/Spence Francis qualified for the 2017 JSC High School Championship after placing first and fourth at a regional tournament in late March.
        

    The fishing rules of this tournament were: five fish allowed in the fishers’ livewell, two of them having to be 14-inch and three could be 12-inch.   

  • Staunton River baseball moves to...

    Staunton River baseball continues to enjoy a successful season, as it picked up two wins over Lord Botetourt and William Fleming to push its record to 9-3.
        

  • JF softball too strong at the...

    Jefferson Forest’s softball team couldn’t be stopped, as it drove in a stunning 33 runs combined between their April 26 game with Liberty Christian Academy and April 28 contest against Heritage.
        

    In its first game of the week, the Cavs exploded in the second inning with 13 runs. This big inning came as JF batted through its entire lineup twice. Marlie Hill, Olivia Fox and Skylar Jenkins all notched two hits in the second, with Hill and Fox grabbing two singles and Jenkins knocking out two doubles.
        

  • Jefferson Forest baseball grabs...

    It was a busy week for Jefferson Forest’s baseball team, as they played three games in three days. The Cavs picked up two wins for the week, capping it off with a epic comeback win over William Monroe, the 2016 State 3A finalists.
        

  • Karnes navigates through '...

    Less than four years ago, Madison Karnes was the No. 1 singles player for Liberty HS girls tennis team.
        

    Fast forward to today, the 21-year-old Liberty alumna is now the head coach.
        

    Liberty’s girls tennis program holds a special place in Karnes heart, as it was the place where she learned to play the game she describes as one of the biggest passions in her life.