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Today's Sports

  • New scoring mark at JF

    Let's face it:  Jefferson Forest soccer is a powerhouse.

    Indeed, the Cavs and Lady Cavs have been a major player in the state for a couple of decades.

    During that time, a number of magnificent players have donned the black and red.

    Guys like Jim and David Rochow, Adam Roscioli and Tim and Tyler Bullock.

    On the ladies' side, you have notables such luminaries as Chelsea Hayes, Brittany Gallagher and Laura Golon.

    But only one name can sit atop the list of most prolific scorers in Jefferson Forest soccer history.

  • Glass is tops in 4A-North, but...

     

     

    It's hard to top the Hilltoppers.

    In fact, it's downright impossible.

    E.C. Glass made mincemeat out of the rest of the 4A-North region, literally running away with championships in both the men's and women's sides of the house.

    Powered by nine national elite performances and nine first-place finishes, the Hilltoppers were nothing short of dominant.

  • Sports commentary: Weighty...

     

    "This pricing is unfair," I thought to myself.

    It had that thought as the wife and I were shopping for running shoes the other day.

    Now, I know that sentence is fraught with incongruities.  For example, the wife and I really shouldn't go shopping for anything together.  At the grocery, while she's filling the cart with staples, such as flour, breakfast cereal and bananas, I'm trying to slip large bags of beef jerky and lime-flavored Tostitos onto it.

    Alas, such goodies typically get the boot.

  • County: Soccermania!

     

    We may not yet rival the likes of Brazil, Italy or Spain.

    But, Bedford is certainly becoming a hotbed of soccer.

    The fruits of many years of labor paid off last week as five of the six local high school varsity squads advanced to regional competition.

  • There's nothing LAX-...

     

    It's the little train that could.

    Jefferson Forest High School's boys' lacrosse team has come a great ways since its humble beginnings.

    Starting out as a twinkle in the eye, growing as a part of the Forest Youth Athletic Association until splitting off to become a club sport at the high school, the team has really hit its stride this year.

  • Record-breaking quartet

     

    Early during the Conference 24 outdoor track championships, the announcer at the E.C. Glass site let it be known that every event winner would establish a meet record.

    That's how it goes at an inaugural meet.

    While 34 meet records were set that day, the Jefferson Forest 4 X 800 team wasn't concerned about being one of them.  The team of Abby May, Madelynn Knight, Erin Saunders and Alyssa Shupe had its collective eyes on another prize:  a school record.

    That, and beating archrival E.C. Glass.

  • Minettes romp in Conference 30...

     

    It may have been the first-ever Conference 30 championship but, for Liberty's girls team, it was the usual script.

    The Minettes used their great depth and proficiency across events to dominate the conference meet, hosted by Heritage last Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Girls results

    1.  Liberty        233.5

    2.  Heritage           137

  • River soccer girls nearly win...

     

    They came close, but they missed the brass ring.

    Have no fears, though: They'll still likely go far.

    Staunton River's girls' soccer team saw its aspirations of a Blue Ridge regular-season crown torched on the fields of Daleville.

    Specifically, the Lady Eagles were bounced by the Bots, 4-1.

    Fortunately, a get-well plan arrived in the form of Alleghany.

    Over the course of three nights, the Staunton River booters solidified their places in the district with a duo of wins over the Mountaineers.

  • Sports commentary: Help wanted

     

    It seems that everyone has their hand out lately.

    Barely a day goes by when you're not solicited by some good cause or another.

    Well, let me join in the fun.

    The good news is, I'm not looking to hit you up for any of your treasure.  

    What I seek is your brain and the thinking it can generate.  You see, summer is just around the corner, and I'll need your help.

  • Saturday in the park

     

    Staunton River played host to a pair of Rockbridge County teams on a rare Saturday twin bill.

    The Golden Eagle men took a nip-and-tuck affair over the Wildcats, 3-2.  Meanwhile, the Lady Eagles were taking it on the collective chin, falling to the Rockies, 6-0.