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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • District changes look like a

    While nothing is official, it appears that the proposed adjustments to the Seminole District will be approved.

    As a result, the District will be saying so-long to Bedford County?s Staunton River and hello to Lynchburg?s E.C. Glass. The changes will take place at the start of the 2009-10 school year.

  • Lady Cav kickers perfect at...

    In a development that has surprised nobody, the Jefferson Forest girls? soccer squad has run the first half of the Seminole season by going 6-0.

    So, one has to look for little surprises, such as the fact that the Lady Cavs gave up only one goal to their Seminole pals. That the goal was scored by cellar-dwelling Rustburg is fodder for future musings.

    Last week, Forest took care of Brookville, dispatching the Bees by the score of 6-0. Once again, the team showed balanced scoring, strong defense and unmatchable depth.

  • How the NHL iced itself--...

    Although nobody can blame you if you haven?t noticed, the NHL post-season is well under way.

    If you happen to get the Versus channel (formerly known as the Outdoor Life channel), you may actually have watched some of the games.

    I have not and I shall not. Besides the fact that I don?t have access to the channel that shows most of the games (NBC carries a few), I?ve lost interest in a sport that I followed from boyhood.

  • It's not just a Baltimore...

    There is nothing ?LAX? about the Lacrosse Program at the Forest Youth Athletic Association. In its second year, there are over 90 players on four teams including U13, U15, High School boys, and U15 girls.

    The program is only in its second year, having spun off of the Blue Ridge Lacrosse club in Lynchburg, according to founder Victor Clarke. ?The popularity of the sport is growing like crazy,? said Clarke.

  • Lady Cavs cruise to county...

    Lady Cavs blank Minettes

    Jefferson Forest's ladies took care of business in workmanlike fashion, disposing of the homestanding Liberty Minettes by a score of 2-0.

    The scoring was book-ended, with Brittany Gallagher's goal coming 2:30 into the match. Katherine Frank's insurance goal came with four minutes remaining.

    Gallagher's goal was an easy tap into the lower left corner of the goal mouth. She was ably assisted by Cameron DeWitt on the kind of goal that Forest Head Coach Stan Golon loves. "That was a team goal," said Golon.

  • Now they're banning the...

    I recently read that an elementary school principal in McLean has banned the game of tag from the playground of the Northern Virginia school.

    Citing the "intense aggression" of the game, Robyn Hooker informed parents that students at Kent Gardens Elementary would no longer be allowed to play the ageless classic.

    When parents expressed their disappointment at the ruling, Hooker sniffed, "I did not know that tag was so sacred."

    I'm with the parents on this one. Only "sacred" might be too tame of a word when it comes to tag.

  • Lady Cavs upend Liberty, ring up...

    It was a team with five straight titles vs. an undefeated one; a young team vs. an experienced one; Forest vs. Liberty.

    In a tight pitching duel, the Lady Cavs prevailed 3-0, hanging a loss on the Minettes for the first time this season and putting Forest back into the thick of the hunt for a sixth straight title.

    Freshman Carly Farmer limited the Minettes' hitherto spicy bats to four hits while reigning Seminole District Pitcher of the Year fell victim to some shoddy field play by her mates.

  • Forest diamondmen sweep county...

    Forest waited four weeks before hosting a game. The Cavs looked like they never missed the place as they took care of Liberty 9-2 on the Forest diamond. "The Seminole District is never easy, no matter who you're playing," said Forest Head Coach Ryan Gilleland. "You've got to win at home"

    After spotting the Minutemen a two run lead, Forest piled up all of its runs in the fourth (four runs) and fifth innings (five) as their bats caught fire.

  • Living the dream--local pitching...

    Ernie Banks, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle.

    When Bob Humphreys, of Bedford, reflects back on his professional baseball career, he recalls pitching to the likes of that trio of Hall of Famers, as well as many others.

    Humphreys' big league playing career began in 1962 and extended until 1970. During that period, Humphreys pitched for the Detroit Tigers, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Senators and Milwaukee Brewers. During his time in St. Louis, he threw for the World Series champion Cardinal team of 1964.