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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Heading to the post-season!

     

    All the pieces to the puzzle haven’t been provided.  But, we think we’ve got enough of them to give you an idea of how this Spring’s playoffs picture looks.  At least, for the first round.

     

    Liberty

    The good news for Liberty is that it is part of the five-team Conference 30.  Of the quintet that comprises that conference, two will advance to regionals.

    The bad news is that, for the most part, it’s a tough row to hoe in 30.

  • A win-win

     

    Both girls’ soccer teams came into Monday night’s game at Sabre Stadium in need of something.

    Jefferson Forest needed a crisp win over a solid opponent to rid itself of the bad taste in its mouth, a residual of its being throttled by E.C. Glass late last week.

    Liberty needed to hang with one of the premier teams in the area in order to steady itself for the upcoming playoff slog.

  • Big soccer day at JF

        It’s rare for the Jefferson Forest boys’ and girls’ varsity teams to play on the same day, let alone at the same location.
        So Monday was a special treat, as the Lady Cavs hosted Rustburg and the Cavs entertained Patrick Henry.
        Regrettably, only one of those contests held promise of much scintillating soccer:  the lads’ nightcap.

  • Sports commentary: Brain...

        Just some dribs and drabs here.  In other words:  It’s time for some Spring cleaning of the old noggin.
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  • Sports commentary: Moneyball

        I’m rarely accused of being a man of few words.  That I need four or so pages of newsprint each week backs up that assertion.
        I do, however, hold in high esteem those who can get their points across with a minimum of verbiage.
        Highest regard goes to those who can convey their meaning without words:  a head nod, a wink, a nudge.

  • Rude hosts

    By Mike Forster
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Greenbrier.  The Boar’s Head Inn.  The Homestead.
        These are all luxury resorts where guests are treated like royalty.  Invariably, guests come away from their stays feeling like a million bucks.
        To that list we’ll not add the Lady Minutemen Field.  For it was there that guests found themselves mistreated by the hosts.  They most assuredly did not leave the place feeling like that million bucks.