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Today's Sports

  • Football Fever continues to rise

    Bedford County’s high schools (Jefferson Forest, Liberty and Staunton River) enjoyed their first taste of competition during scrimmages on Aug. 10-11.

    Jefferson Forest was the first one to suit up and take the field with a scrimmage against the Louisa Lions at Sabre Stadium.

  • Hoops-Kid inspires change

    For four weeks, Edmund Street Park was an oasis.

    That’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. 

    “Nothing else mattered to those kids on the basketball court,” said Stevens. "They don’t see color, they don’t see sex, they don’t see anything else. When we were at (Edmund Street Park), it was like our own little world... our perfect world of equality.”

  • 'Matt' of All Trades

    Matt Uselton, Liberty’s new head golf coach,  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.

    Uselton’s athletic coaching career began at William Byrd in 2005 with boys varsity tennis. He also assisted with Byrd’s JV girls soccer team for a season. He then moved into Bedford County where he assisted Staunton River’s boys soccer team with former Liberty teacher, Kris McCoy.

  • Jefferson Forest golf continues...

    Jefferson Forest’s boys golf team did it again.

    The Cavaliers won their fourth consecutive team match by taking the Seminole District Match hosted by Amherst at Winton Country Club.

    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.

  • Cavalier golf remains unstoppable

    Jefferson Forest’s golf team is off to a blazing start. The Cavaliers have rattled off three straight team wins, including five individual top-five finishers.

    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.        

  • Free Stroke Clinic aims to...

    Marty Ponder, JF’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.

    “This is an idea I’ve had for awhile,” said Ponder. “My idea is to get more kids involved with competitive swimming throughout the area.”

  • Wahoowa! Agee commits to UVA

    Griffin Agee wasted no time committing to the University of Virginia (UVA), one of the nation’s powerhouse college baseball programs.

    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.

    Agee made the trip to Charlottesville the afternoon of July 21, and made his commitment just hours later.

  • Fike takes over as Eagles’ head...

    Scott Fike always had a knack for coaching, even when he was still actively competing in high school and college.

    “Coaching is always been something I’ve done and wanted to do... I don’t really know anything different” Fike said. “When I was at Bridgewater (College) wrestling, I was helping with Turner Abby High School. Even when I was in high school, I’d come in and help with the little kids and do some camps.”

  • Ballengee takes bronze at USATF...

    Markus Ballengee has stood tall against all challenges thrown at him.

    Literally.

    The lengthy 6-foot-6 Staunton River alumnus has been tasked with learning several new decathlon events, overcoming injury, and even tracking down lost equipment before the USATF 2017 Junior Outdoor Nationals.

    Ballengee, a rising sophomore at Liberty University, travelled to Sacramento, Calif, for the junior national championship from June 22-23. He earned the No. 3 seed for the prestigious event after scoring 6,840 points at the Virginia Challenge in late April.

  • Overstreet to become a Spider

    What a difference a couple of weeks can make.

    On June 29, Grayson Overstreet told the Bedford Bulletin he wasn’t going to make a commitment until after his senior campaign. But, at the  encouragement of University of Richmond’s football coaching staff, Overstreet announced his verbal commitment to become a Spider on July 17.