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Today's Sports

  • Lady Cavs seek repeat

     

    It’s tough when the act you have to follow is yourself.

    The Jefferson Forest girls’ soccer team, the crew that stormed its way to the State 4A finals last year, faces a tall order in trying to match that feat.

    In will be especially daunting, given the quality of the players which have moved on via graduation.  For starters, the Lady Cavs lost the Gatorade National Player of the Year in Katie Cousins.  Ouch!

    Also taking her sheepskin was all-time (boys and girls) school scoring leader Cassidy Ratliff.  Owee!

  • Sports commentary: Welcome to...

     

    As February is the worst time of the year for sports, the end of March/start of April is among the best.

    Just as the NCAA basketball tournaments will be hitting full stride, baseball’s Opening Day will kick into gear.  And you’ll get the big NASCAR race at Martins-ville, to boot.

    This time of year is rivaled only by October, with its full slate of college and NFL games plus the MLB playoffs.

    So, enjoy Mar-pril!  February will be here soon enough.

  • Room to grow

    By Mike Forster
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Is this the year it all comes together for the Liberty boys soccer crew?

  • sports commentary: Don't...

        Rule #1 for sports journalists is not to be a part of the story.
        There are other rules, such as being accurate, being fair and being thorough.
        But, you don’t want to be a part of the story.  That means you don’t want to impact the game in any way.

  • Even better?

        Two years ago, they were upstarts.
        Last year, they were unsurprisingly good.
        This year, they should be beasts.
        The Staunton River baseball team hopes to improve on last year’s historical season by being a major force when late May  rolls around.  Until then, they hope to hone a team that seems to have all of the pieces in place.

  • Sports commentary: Elasticity

        In economics, there’s a term called demand elasticity.    Basically, this term is used to measure the change in demand for an item in response to the change in its price.
        When demand drops significantly with a slight change in an item’s price, there is said to be great demand elasticity.
        Similarly, when demand stays strong even in the face of a significant increase in price, that item is said to have low demand elasticity or to be inelastic.

  • Lady M-Men hit the road

        The Liberty girls’ basketball team hit the road on Tuesday for the longest ride of their careers.
        In the opening round of the Region 4A-West playoffs, the Lady Minutemen were to travel to Abingdon.
        For those of you who don’t have the travel bug, Abingdon is located 163 miles from Bedford.  That’s 326 miles round-trip.

  • Sports commentary: Grumblin

        It causes me great sadness to see the great Ernie Banks dragged through the posthumous muck and mire.
        “Mister Cub” was a boyhood idol of mine.  He was one of the main reasons I continued to like the team, particularly after I’d outgrown my toddler affinity for the bear cub worn on the players’ sleeves.
        Unfortunately, the dignity with which he carried himself in life has so far eluded him in the afterlife.

  • 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.