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Today's Sports

  • Forest pesters Bees before...

    The law of averages finally caught up with the lads from Forest.

    Playing Brookville on even terms throughout the first quarters of their matchup, the Cavs developed a collective cold shooting hand in the fourth stanza and fell to the Bees by the score of 48-33.

    "On this night (Brookville) was too much," said Cav Head Coach Paul Smith. "It was a matter of them playing well, not us playing poorly."

  • Commentary - Natives and C'...

    I write this as a C'mere.

    There are two kinds of people in our area: Those that were born here and those that located here from elsewhere. In Richmond, all transplants were known as "C'meres," a contraction of "Came here," as opposed to "born here." (And, no, those folks are not known as "B'rneres." They are just plain Richmonders.)

    I haven't heard the C'mere term used here. However, for the sake of simplicity, I'd like to use it in pointing out the differences between locals and transplants when it comes to sports.

  • Dix leads way for Lady Cavs over...

    It was Mandy Dix's night as Jefferson Forest easily handled Liberty on the Minettes home court a week ago, Tuesday. Dix played her heart out and Liberty was unable to answer her slashing drives in the middle.

    Dix made Liberty pay for her aggressive play. Seemingly every time Dix drove the paint, it resulted in either a layup or a foul. Throughout the third quarter, and into the fourth, she hit nine straight free throws, two layups and a turnaround, quick jumper, turning a nine point halftime lead into an insurmountable 20 point gap.

  • Lady Eagles soar above County

    Jefferson Forest picked the wrong night to host the Golden Eagles.

    The Staunton River girls' basketball team came out with a vengeance and systematically dismantled their county counterpart squad from Jefferson Forest.

    The Lady Eagles could do no wrong, as all aspects of their game were hitting on all cylinders. A team that has allowed teams to linger and make games close looked more like a team that wanted to throttle the opposition.

    "We came out with a point to prove," said Eagle Head Coach Kim Jones. "We wanted to show we can be at the top."

  • Staunton River vs Forest looms...

    In what is shaping up to be one of the more critical games of the season, Staunton River will travel to Forest to take on the Lady Cavs this Friday evening.

    If not for Brookville, these two would be battling it out at the top for Seminole supremacy. However, until someone steps up to show otherwise, the Bees are clearly at the top of the heap. Brookville has already beaten Staunton River twice this season (only once in Seminole play, the other came in the Byrd tournament), while the Bees dispatched Forest just before the break.

  • Liberty boys nail Forest in...

    It appears that half a game of expertise is greater than a full game of hustle.

    Liberty finally got it into gear after the intermission and went on to beat county rival Jefferson Forest by as score of 61-47. The victory broke a string of two straight years in which the Minutemen lost at Forest.

    That streak appeared to have a good chance of being extended. Cav Todd tenPas hit two straight layups near the end of the first half to bring the Cavs within two points and the momentum seemed to be with Forest.

  • Staunton River boys fall to...

    Amherst Head Coach Eddie Carter was facing a very long year. It took a trip to his old stomping ground to give him a boost.

    Carter, who the long-time former hoops coach at Staunton River, led his Lancers to their first Seminole District win of the season, topping the Eagles by the score of 58-49.

    However, it was a hard-fought victory. "That's the hardest win I've gotten in my lifetime," said Carter, who coached the Eagles throughout most of the 1990s.

  • Forest girls looking strong;...

    With all the hype about Staunton River's chance at upending Brookville at the top o' the Seminole heap, another local team has started to reveal aspirations of its own.

    Jefferson Forest opened the season in impressive fashion, walloping an understaffed Amherst team before pounding E.C. Glass on the Lady Cav home hardwoods. The Lancers were routed 65-16 while the Hilltoppers fell by a less embarrassing 62-38.

  • Forest and Staunton River boys...

    Staunton River appeared to have a breakout performance, but then back-slid against Byrd and was pummeled by Brookville. Jefferson Forest remains an enigma. It seemed to have its offense in gear in its win over Amherst, but then reverted back to its low-scoring self in losses to Glass and Rustburg.

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  • Liberty hitting groove

    It is fairly easy to show character when everything is going your way; much more difficult to do so when faced with disappointment.

    The Liberty boys' basketball squad showed a ton of character as it knocked off state AA powerhouse R.E. Lee last Friday night. Having fallen by a significant margin (79-52) to the Leemen earlier this season and having lost a heartbreaker to Seminole rival Brookville the night before, there was little reason to expect the Minutemen to even show up for the game with Lee.