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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Sports Commentary: The Age of...

        "April is the cruelest month" is the opening line of a poem called "The Waste Land."
        That poem was written by T.S. Eliot.  I understand the poem is considered one of the most important poems of the 20th century.
        I'm uncertain how critical such prose might be when its opening line is patently false.  These being the sports pages, rather than arts and letters, I'm looking at it with a sporting eye.

  • Sports Commentary: Bedford...

     

    The challenge to a community newspaper is to somehow make national issues resonate with the local populace.

    That bit of logic earned no traction with the big boss when I tried to make the case for a Bedford Bulletin presence at the upcoming Super Bowl.

    "It would cost my entire paycheck just for air fare, hotel, meals and game tickets," he thundered.  "And it would cost your entire paycheck to buy a commemorative game program."

  • Zesty time at the Big Orange

     

    They were singing the blues at the Big Orange last weekend.

    That's "blues" as in "Blue Demons."  Christiansburg showed that it is in superb position to claim yet another in a long string of State wrestling championships.

    In what was widely viewed as an excellent preview of the State 3A tourney, William Byrd hosted the Big Orange tourney.

    Christiansburg came away with the juiciest parts, romping to a team title and five individual crowns.

  • Sports commentary: Super duper

     

    Well, we've got our Super Bowl teams.  To the surprise of nobody (except those that bet on other teams), the Seahawks and Patriots will face off ten days hence.

    In the spirit of the big game, I'd like to dedicate this column to aspects surrounding it.  Hopefully, there are some points here that you may not have considered previously.

  • Golden Eagles light up Cavs

     

    By Mike Forster

    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

     

    It was a situation that called for Emily Post, Amy Vanderbilt or Miss Manners.  Or perhaps, all three.

    In a grievous breach of etiquette, Staunton River played the role of rude guest to Jefferson Forest's gracious host.

    The Saturday afternoon matinee ended with said guests absconding town in possession of a 56-41 victory.

  • Liberty lasses complete sweep of...

     

    They must have known that the Hall of Fame committee was in attendance.

    That's because the Liberty lady hoopsters put on a demonstration for consideration for induction into the Hall some time in the future.

    The Lady Minutemen smothered the Staunton River offensive spark in an affair punctuated with a 41-31 win for the gals in red, white and  blue.  Coupled with last month's 49-39 win at Staunton River, the Lady Minutemen completed a sweep of their county rivals with a pair of ten-point victories.

  • Sports Commentary: Dubuque...

     

    Joining the likes of Scrooge, the Grinch and Mister Potter as  cold-climate curmudgeons is the city of Dubuque, Iowa.

    Specifically, the wintery wretch here is the city council of Dubuque.  For that is the entity which recently banned sledding in the city's parks.

  • Sports commentary: Winging it

     

    There are few areas in which I'm a snobby stickler.  In fact there are only three.

    Frist, I take grate pride in my speling.

    Second, I make it my business to never split an infinitive:  To grievously make such an error in grammar is a no-no. 

    Third, I'm a martinet when it comes to chicken wings.

  • "Hive"-er education

     

     

    For a machine to work properly, all of its parts must do their jobs in an efficient fashion.

    The Liberty girls basketball team, which has everything it needs to be such a machine, misfired in a big matchup at Brookville on Monday night.

    At times, the Lady Minutemen showed flashes of pure brilliance.  At others, they showed whatever the direct opposite of pure brilliance is.

    Meanwhile, the Bees played their usual, steady game.  As a result, the Brookvillians came away with a 56-40 win.