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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Cavs take Seminole baseball...

    Some pundits claim that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result.

    Well, count the Jefferson Forest baseball team among the more sane.

    The team relied, yet again, on its tried and true formula of young pitching, backed by veteran defense and supplemented by help from all parts of the batting order.

  • Minettes, Lady Cavs advance to...

    As far as Staunton River was concerned, Liberty could not have chosen a worse time to right its ship.

    The Minette bats came to life, supporting pitcher Brooke Davis?s fine outing. As a result, the visiting Eagles saw their season come to an end, 8-1.

    The Minettes returned to earlier season form, looking more like the team that won nine straight to open the season than the squad that hit a rough patch, finishing fourth in the District.

  • Liberty and SR make it three...

    Tonight (Wednesday) will be Bedford County night, as the three local girls? soccer teams are joined by Heritage at the District semifinals in Forest.

    Girls? soccer is the only sport in which all three county teams advanced to the semis (as well as to Regional play).

    Liberty punched its tick by beating up on Rustburg, a team notable for its winless season as well as a grittiness and gutsiness. The final score was 7-0 in favor of the Minettes.

    Staunton River took care of an overmatched, but noble Amherst team, eliminating the Lancers by the score of 2-0.