Today's Sports

  • Clash of the titans: Amherst at...

        Oh, yeah.
        Could a better scenario unfold than that which is doing so right here in Bedford?
        The Minutemen play this Friday night in what may well shape up to be Liberty’s Game of the Century.
        Considering this century is only ten years old, that’s not hyperbole.
        And what is the cause of the excitement?
        Why, none other than the imminent arrival of the Amherst Lancers.

  • The Water Bowl: River vs. River

         Talk about your wild and wet adventures.  All this one needs is rain.
        James River heads down from Buchanan to face Staunton River this Friday, at 7 p.m.
        Last year, Staunton River prevailed, as James River became the second victim of an eventual five- game Golden Eagle win streak.
        Will history repeat?
        That will likely depend on Staunton River’s ability to thwart a highly regarded Knight attack.

  • JF claims Seminole golf title

        Jefferson Forest High School coach Ray Davidson has high expectations for senior golfer George McDaniel.
        “He is a fantastic golfer,” Davidson said. “We expect him to go low every time.”
        Monday wasn’t any different as McDaniel led the Cavaliers to the Seminole District tournament title.

  • Liberty cruises to 27-6 win over...

        Though the first play wasn’t exactly how Liberty head coach Chris Watts had drawn it up, the rest of the game more than made up for it as his Minutemen posted a 27-6 victory at Martinsville Friday.
        “That was not exactly the way we planned it,” Watts said of the Bulldogs’ first play from scrimmage, a 65-yard scoring run by Derrick Zigler.
        The worst part, it came on a busted play with Martinsville’s two backs running into each other.

  • Sports Commentary: The Halo...

    There are a number of candidates in this year’s election season who first made their names in the world of sports.

    Chris Dudley, a former center for the Portland Trailblazers, is running for the governorship of Oregon.

  • Commentary: My kind of leader

    Mike Shanahan is my kind of guy.

    That’s not entirely accurate, so let me restate.

    Mike Shanahan is my kind of leader.

  • Sports commentary: Life on the...

     It’s football season, and that means I’m on the sidelines.

    I’m not sure it’s the best place from which to cover a game.  It is, however, certainly the best place to get your action photos.

  • Sports commentary: Incongruous

     I never thought I’d see the day.

    By “the day,” I refer to a time when I lift pen to paper in defense of Roger Clemens.

  • Commentary: An ode to Double...

     A man goes through many rites of passage.

    Each is remarkable in its own way.

  • Commentary: The drama that is...

     Too many skeletons; not enough closets.

    Unsavory NFL characters are already starting to creep into the national consciousness, and we’re still early in the month of August.