Today's Sports

  • Rainy days and Mondays

        Bedford County emerged from the first day of regional playoffs looking like a starting pitcher who’s seen better days.
        On Monday, Bedford teams amassed a record of two wins, six losses and two no-decisions.
        This is the “one-and-done” time of year.  Thus, Jefferson Forest’s boys’ and girls’ soccer, Liberty’s softball and girls’ soccer and Staunton River’s softball and boys’ soccer all saw their seasons come to an abrupt ending.

  • Sports commentary: Scout's...

        Have the Boy Scouts of America become sissified?
        That’s the contention of Richard Cromwell, a senior contributor to The Federalist.
        Cromwell points out that  the BSA now prohibits such time-honored activities as water gun fights, water balloon battles, crossbows, boomerangs, bottlerockets, potato guns and blow guns.
        What is life for a youngster without bottlerockets and boomerangs?

  • River runs wild

        For a place not used to hosting playoff games, Staunton River sure was a busy place on Monday.
        The Eagles’ Nest was host to a trio of Conference 31 openers while the baseball team took the night off, a benefit of being the top seed in the conference.
        Best of all, the three Eagle squads in action nabbed victories.  As a result, all four River entrants advanced to the second round of the playoffs.  When was the last time that ever happened?  It’s been a decade, at least.

  • Sports commentary: Welcome

        So, Liberty Christian Academy (LCA) is becoming part of the Virginia High School League (VHSL).  That has lots of folks feeling CONCERNED.
        The VHSL and LCA recently issued an announcement that ended the school’s lawsuit against the state’s high school sports governing body.
        The key take-aways from the agreement are:

  • A "Grand" evening for...

        Just prior to receiving their sheepskins, a good number of Bedford County athletes were feted by the Bedford Rotary.
        At a ceremony held at Jefferson Forest High School, athletes in 21 individual sports were recognized for their accomplishments, both in the fields of their athletic endeavors as well as for their scholastic accomplishments and contributions to our community.

  • Sports commentary: Betrayed


    Now I know what it’s like to have your wife cheat on you with your best friend.

    OK, that’s a little strong.  At least I know what it’s like to have two organizations of which I am extremely fond get nailed for doing something that I consider untoward.

  • Heading to the post-season!


    All the pieces to the puzzle haven’t been provided.  But, we think we’ve got enough of them to give you an idea of how this Spring’s playoffs picture looks.  At least, for the first round.



    The good news for Liberty is that it is part of the five-team Conference 30.  Of the quintet that comprises that conference, two will advance to regionals.

    The bad news is that, for the most part, it’s a tough row to hoe in 30.

  • A win-win


    Both girls’ soccer teams came into Monday night’s game at Sabre Stadium in need of something.

    Jefferson Forest needed a crisp win over a solid opponent to rid itself of the bad taste in its mouth, a residual of its being throttled by E.C. Glass late last week.

    Liberty needed to hang with one of the premier teams in the area in order to steady itself for the upcoming playoff slog.

  • Big soccer day at JF

        It’s rare for the Jefferson Forest boys’ and girls’ varsity teams to play on the same day, let alone at the same location.
        So Monday was a special treat, as the Lady Cavs hosted Rustburg and the Cavs entertained Patrick Henry.
        Regrettably, only one of those contests held promise of much scintillating soccer:  the lads’ nightcap.

  • Sports commentary: Brain...

        Just some dribs and drabs here.  In other words:  It’s time for some Spring cleaning of the old noggin.