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Today's Sports

  • Cubs will end century of pain--...

    2008 will be the Year of the Cub.

    This is the year that will end the century-long misery affair that Cubs fans have had with the North Siders.

    Many, many times over the past forty years, I've been joined by millions of Cub rooters in having our hearts broken.

    My wife, having sat through the Cubs? meltdown in the 2003 NLCS (some call it the Bartman series, though he only merits scant blame), remarked, "I don't see how you can stand it. It gives me agita."

    Naturally, fans that have endured such disappointments tend to grasp at straws.

  • Commentary--The Star Mangled...

    I blame Whitney Houston.

    Having witnessed yet another flagellation of the National Anthem, I can bite my tongue no longer. We have sunk to the level where we find it perfectly acceptable to allow the wanton butchering of the song that is supposed to be the one piece of music that we, as a people, have in common. Francis Scott Key did not intend his masterpiece to be countrified, romanticized, urbanized or salsasized.

  • JAKES doing its part for local...

    If we're going to see continued appreciation for outdoor activities, particularly hunting and fishing, we will need those sports to be embraced by our youth.

    Bedford's James River Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is certainly doing its part. Recently, the chapter hosted a JAKES youth event Saturday May 31. JAKES is an outreach program of the NWTF and stands for Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship.

  • Falls, White win Grand Awards

    Student-athletes from across the county saw their efforts pay off when the Bedford Rotary Club presented its 13th annual awards last Tuesday evening.

    The event, which was held at the Liberty High School auditorium showcased numerous athletes from all three high schools in 21 distinct sports.

    The Grand Awards, given to the top male and female scholar athletes of the year, were also presented.

  • Both Cav soccer squads booted

    On the same sunny evening, both Forest soccer teams had their state championship aspirations quashed in heartbreaking fashion. The Cavs lost 1-0 to Northside, while the girls lost to Harrisonburg 2-1 in the third overtime period.

    Cavs outhustled, outmuscled

    It wasn?t supposed to end this way.

    The Jefferson Forest boys? soccer team saw its clear shot to a state berth picked from its collective pocket by a quick and aggressive bunch from Northside.

  • Plea from a desperate housewife...

    Editor?s note: While Mike was away from his desk, we took the liberty of replacing his normal commentary with this missive from his wife. Normally, we wouldn?t be so underhanded. But, in this case, it?s a fairly dire situation.

    Dear Bedford Bulletin readers,

    I am the wife of the jamoke that usually writes this column. I am using his space to make a request:: Would you please contact Mike with your ideas for summer sports articles?

  • Semi-no for Seminole's Cavs

    The Jefferson Forest baseball team is unaccustomed to playing with fire. It did so, however, twice in Regional play. While the Cavs escaped their first experience, Waynesboro was only too happy to burn them. The result was a season-ending 10-8 loss to the Little Giants in the Regional semifinals. The seven errors that the Cavs committed netted Waynesboro the boost it needed to overcome the 6-1 lead that Forest had built in the early going.

  • Football and drugs--commentary

    As nearly all of you know, in Amherst County, the star quarterback of the football team (state player of the year, in fact) was busted for dealing drugs in his school.

    Last week, Virginia Tech pulled its offer of a full football scholarship. The young man still faces felony charges.

    In discussing the incident with area teachers, coaches, students and fans, the same things are said over and over: How stupid. What was he thinking? What a wasted opportunity.

    The purpose of this column isn?t to pile on.

  • Tracksters off to States

    Staunton River?s Sarah Witt and James Bell made the trip back from the Region III championship track meet at Liberty University with Bedford County?s only individual championships in hand.

    Witt was stellar in taking top honors in both the 100 and 300 hurdles. Bell took up where he left off the indoor season, winning the pole vault. This time, the competition, in the form of Josh Drablos of Forest was a little stiffer. Bell?s 14? 03 vault edged Drablos by 3 inches.

  • Forest soccer teams sweep to...

    All those that paid the five dollar admission fee to the boys? and girls? Seminole District soccer tournament championship doubleheader got their money?s worth, and then some.

    Both matches went into overtime, with host Forest coming out on top in each. The tournament trophies that the Cavs and Lady Cavs earned became matched sets with the regular season championship hardware they were also awarded.

    Gals put on a show

    A classic.