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Today's Sports

  • Forest takes three titles

    While the rest of the Seminole District was slugging it out on Monday, three Jefferson Forest teams were catching a break while staying above the fray. The Forest baseball and both soccer teams stayed home, a nice benefit of their regular season championships.

    Since the departure of Appomattox, the Seminole District has seven teams. Therefore, the District champ in each sport gets a bye for the first round of the tournament.

  • NASCAR and pump pain--commentary

    Having thought I?ve lived a pretty fulfilled life, I had a new experience the other day: Paying fifty dollars for a tank of gas. Now, I don?t get my hands on too many of those $50 bills, featuring U.S. Grant, so parting with one for what used to cost me an Andrew Jackson was a bit startling.

  • Liberty, River diamondmen fall

    One baseball game was a pitcher?s paradise. The other was a batter?s bonanza. Both ended in defeat for county teams.

    Liberty hosted, and was topped, 1-0 by Amherst while Staunton River visited, and was beaten, by Heritage 9-8.

    The Minutemen and the Eagles have the rest of the year to reflect on the games, as the losses eliminated them from further tournament play. Top-seeded Jefferson Forest is the only local team still in the running.

  • County softball roundup

    The Lady Cavs won?t be hauling the trophy for a regular season softball title back to Forest this season. Brookville will have that distinction.

    Just because JF won?t have the hardware, it would be unwise to count them out of the post-season dash. The team, currently tied with Amherst for second, showed it can play some superior softball. The Lady Cavs put on quite a demonstration in beating homestanding Liberty 3-0 this past Friday.

  • The IOC gets it right--commentary

    Along with the usual pitches for ?free? software and pleas from the widows of Nigerian multimillionaires for my bank account number, I received an interesting e-mail in my inbox today.

    The note was a press release on behalf of the ?Innocent Olympic victims,? those athletes who competed (and won) on relay teams that included Marion Jones, during the 2000 Sydney Olympic games.

  • Cav baseballers in hunt for top...

    Jefferson Forest continued with its season-long formula of using young arms along with graybeard fielders and hitters to top Liberty by the score of 9-2 last Friday night.

    With the win, the Cavs kept pace with Heritage for the coveted regular season crown. Along with the title comes a first-round bye in the District tournament and an automatic bid to the Region III playoffs.

  • County softball roundup

    Showing a memory that would put an elephant to shame, the Jefferson Forest softball team kept its foot on the throttle ensuring there would be no repeat of the last time it faced Rustburg.

  • Big hopes for Big Brown--...

    Has the sport of kings found its Prince Charming?

    With Big Brown?s crushing victory in last weekend?s Kentucky Derby, the horse racing industry has its best shot at a Triple Crown contender since Affirmed accomplished the feat back in 1978.

  • Marathon Minettes

    By Mike Forster

    Sports Editor

    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    If the Liberty soccer-playing seniors passed on the opportunity to dance at last week?s prom, their dates shouldn?t feel offended.

    With six games in six straight weekdays, the Minettes were nursing some seriously sore wheels. Even the coaches were worn out by the never-ending week.

    The compressed schedule came about because of numerous postponements due to early-season inclement weather.

  • Seminole stunners: County...

    Translated from German, the name Heiligenstadt means ?holy city.? Around Seminole baseball diamonds, the name Forslund means ?holy smokes.?

    While Rustburg?s Blake Forslund had his heater working for him, it was Jefferson Forest?s Erik Heiligenstadt who had folks at the Forest diamond exclaiming ?holy mackerel!,? as the southpaw sophomore led his team to a 5-0 win over the visiting Red Devils.