Today's Sports

  • Sports commentary: Grumblin
  • Schiers and flyer

        When it comes to heaving heavy orbs of iron or to tossing oneself through the air, Bedford County’s got it all over the competition.
        As evidence, a pair of county athletes took home gold at the 3A-West indoor track and field meet held Monday evening at Liberty University.  It had originally been slated for Saturday, but Mother Nature had other plans.

  • Pure heart on the mat

        Quannie Blake showed that he is a premier wrestler, taking third place in the 152-pound class at Salem last Friday.
        He also showed that he’s a lot more than a heckuva wrestler:  He’s a heckuva man.
        It’s a wonder to me that Quannie was even able to make it to Salem.  You see, his mother, Joyce Ann Blake, passed away on Tuesday.  She was but 52 years old.
        Quannie, but 17 years old, was left to deal with such a major loss in his life.

  • Sports commentary: The buck is...

        I’m hopeful Governor Terry McAuliffe breaks out the veto pen.
        And, I’m hoping the governor vetoes what is commonly known as “The Tebow Bill.”
        This legislation recently passed both houses of the Virginia legislature.  As originally passed in the House of Delegates, the law would open the way for homeschooled children across the commonwealth to participate in sports and other extracurricular activities at their local public schools.

  • River, JF wrestlers nab third...

        Watch out, Christians-burg,  Bedford County is hot on your trail.
        While the Blue Demons are still, by far, the crème de la crème of Virginia wrestling, locals showed that Bedford County wrestling is on the ascendancy.
        Staunton River and Jefferson Forest landed in third place in their respective regional tournaments last weekend.

  • Smith, Jones and Bonds propel...

        As the host team for this past Friday’s Conference 30 indoor track championship, Heritage could learn a thing or two from Miss Manners.
        Looking like anything but a gracious host, Heritage trounced the rest of its conference peers on both sides of the house.

  • Sports commentary: The...

        I’m not a small man.  Never have been.
        True, some may accuse me of having a small heart or a small mind.
        But never a small body.
        That’s why I was stunned when the wife returned from her shopping foray with a packet of tee-shirts for me.

  • JF tops Liberty in hoops finale

        If you’re only going to get six wins over the course of the regular season, it’s nice to have half of them come against your archrivals.
        Jefferson Forest followed up wins over Brookville with a season-ending topping of Liberty Monday night.
        The Cavs went on a 32-7 run over the last 12 minutes of play to end their regular season on a happy note, albeit with a record of 6-16.

  • Sports commentary: Command-z!!!

        Many of us live in a "Command-z" world.
        Those of you who use Apple computing products are likely familiar with the term "Command-z."
        It refers to holding down the command button on your keyboard while hitting the key for the letter z.  That action immediately undoes what you'd previously done.

  • Eagles soar; opponents sore

        They are the bad boys of the Blue Ridge.
        They're the dominators of their district. 
        Now, they aim to be the conquistadors of their conference.
        And then some.