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Today's Sports

  • Minettes romp in Conference 30...

     

    It may have been the first-ever Conference 30 championship but, for Liberty's girls team, it was the usual script.

    The Minettes used their great depth and proficiency across events to dominate the conference meet, hosted by Heritage last Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Girls results

    1.  Liberty        233.5

    2.  Heritage           137

  • River soccer girls nearly win...

     

    They came close, but they missed the brass ring.

    Have no fears, though: They'll still likely go far.

    Staunton River's girls' soccer team saw its aspirations of a Blue Ridge regular-season crown torched on the fields of Daleville.

    Specifically, the Lady Eagles were bounced by the Bots, 4-1.

    Fortunately, a get-well plan arrived in the form of Alleghany.

    Over the course of three nights, the Staunton River booters solidified their places in the district with a duo of wins over the Mountaineers.

  • Sports commentary: Help wanted

     

    It seems that everyone has their hand out lately.

    Barely a day goes by when you're not solicited by some good cause or another.

    Well, let me join in the fun.

    The good news is, I'm not looking to hit you up for any of your treasure.  

    What I seek is your brain and the thinking it can generate.  You see, summer is just around the corner, and I'll need your help.

  • Saturday in the park

     

    Staunton River played host to a pair of Rockbridge County teams on a rare Saturday twin bill.

    The Golden Eagle men took a nip-and-tuck affair over the Wildcats, 3-2.  Meanwhile, the Lady Eagles were taking it on the collective chin, falling to the Rockies, 6-0.

  • Sports commentary: Just perfect

     

    Well, they've gone and made a mess of things.

    I'm not exactly sure who "they" are.  But I am sure what the mess is:  It's the end of the preps' spring season.

  • Sports Commentary: No triple...

     

    I'd love to see horse racing produce a triple crown this year.

    But it won't happen.

    Oh, I'll see the last two races, all right.  I just won't see California Chrome win both of them.

    The horse is already a champion, having won the Kentucky Derby in dominant fashion.  And the story of the two regular guys who own the horse certainly makes you want to pull for the horse.

    That Chrome has a 77-year-old trainer makes his an even better story.

  • No mundane Monday for Liberty

     

    Liberty hosted Heritage in boys soccer Monday as the Belles headed to E.C. Glass for a softball tilt.

    There were decidedly mixed results, with the lads taking it on the chin and the lasses storming to a decisive win.

     

    Carr has another gem

    In the world of numerology, 19 is pretty unexciting.  Sure, it's a prime number.  And, it's the title of singer Adele's debut album.

    After that, though, 19 is pretty darn boring.

  • Sports commentary: Just thoughts

     

    Allow me to use this space to declutter the old coconut.  I've had the following thoughts bouncing around my bean, though none merited a full column.  You, valued reader, may deem them of no merit at all!

    *****

    I know I'm weighing in late on this whole deal with the (soon to be former) owner of the L.A. Clippers.  That's the price of working for a weekly periodical.  

    Still, I wish the NBA was as severe on other transgressions as it is on racism.

  • Sports Commentary: Viva España!

     

    Ink runs in my veins.

    That's not a surprising statement, as any old newspaperman will make the same figurative claim.

    Only I make mine literally.  At least I can now.  You see, the wife and I recently returned from a trip to Spain.  Among other delicacies, I treated myself to a pile of seafood in black rice.

    Now, when I ordered the dish, I assumed black rice was a mere variant of the grain.  Sort of like blue corn or red wheat.

  • Finger-lickin' good twist...

        These Eagles can soar.

        In a series of games with Blue Ridge foe William Fleming, the Eagles made the most of their opportunities.
        While the two schools' baseball game was postponed (due to a soggy field), the Eagles cleaned house in boys and girls soccer, as well as in softball.
        The Staunton River girls soccer team put on a show of strength in completely dominating visiting William Fleming on the Eagles' Nest pitch last Tuesday.