.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Sports

  • Fike takes over as Eagles’ head...

    Scott Fike always had a knack for coaching, even when he was still actively competing in high school and college.

    “Coaching is always been something I’ve done and wanted to do... I don’t really know anything different” Fike said. “When I was at Bridgewater (College) wrestling, I was helping with Turner Abby High School. Even when I was in high school, I’d come in and help with the little kids and do some camps.”

  • Ballengee takes bronze at USATF...

    Markus Ballengee has stood tall against all challenges thrown at him.

    Literally.

    The lengthy 6-foot-6 Staunton River alumnus has been tasked with learning several new decathlon events, overcoming injury, and even tracking down lost equipment before the USATF 2017 Junior Outdoor Nationals.

    Ballengee, a rising sophomore at Liberty University, travelled to Sacramento, Calif, for the junior national championship from June 22-23. He earned the No. 3 seed for the prestigious event after scoring 6,840 points at the Virginia Challenge in late April.

  • Overstreet to become a Spider

    What a difference a couple of weeks can make.

    On June 29, Grayson Overstreet told the Bedford Bulletin he wasn’t going to make a commitment until after his senior campaign. But, at the  encouragement of University of Richmond’s football coaching staff, Overstreet announced his verbal commitment to become a Spider on July 17.

  • Minutemen Tackling Clinic...

    Liberty’s head football coach, Chris Watts, launched his first Minutemen Tackling Clinic  on July 24 at BSTC in order to promote the safety of the game.

    “We’ve done different types of camps before, but this is the first year we’ve done just a true tackling camp,” explained Watts. “I did this because of all the notoriety of concussions in football... I wanted to show people that it’s not as bad as everyone makes it sound. If you teach things right, and they practice the right techniques, it can be very safe.”

  • Kim Jones takes on new coaching...

    Kim Jones has been known to make history at Staunton River.

    As a senior on Staunton River girls basketball team, Jones was part of the squad that made it to States for the first time in program history. This season also marked the most wins since 1976, a record that still stands to this day.        

    Then as head coach of the girls basketball team for more than 15 years, Jones racked up some historical accolades; most program wins (179), two State quarterfinal appearances and three Blue Ridge District titles.

  • Liberty shuts down Christiansburg

    Liberty’s football team picked up where it left off two weeks ago by claiming another win on home soil.

    The Minutemen bested Christiansburg 27-13 to move to 2-0 on the season.

    Liberty jumped out early by scoring on its first drive as Taylor Carson rushed into the end zone.

    The Minutemen would hold the Blue Demons on the Demons’ 24-yard line and forced them to punt down to Liberty’s 30 to give the Minutemen another scoring opportunity.

  • Cavs stun Magna Vista

    Jefferson Forest’s football team successfully rebounded from its season-opener loss with an impressive come-from-behind win over Magna Vista on Sept. 1 at the Sabre Stadium.

    After the Cavs Aug. 25 loss, head coach Bob Christmas reiterated that he hadn’t lost faith in his team and believed they could win as long as they stayed focused and played hard.

    Despite a tough, front-loaded schedule, the Cavs win over Magna Vista makes for a promising year.

  • Extra Points: Two weeks notice

    As quickly as I arrived, I am leaving.

    In two weeks, I’ll be packing up my two-suitcases worth of belongs and moving to Boise, Idaho.

    Boise!? Yes. Boise. The city with that college that has that infamous blue football turf. I am moving there to support my boyfriend as he takes on his new job at Boise State.

    Now I will take the time to be as corny and cliche as possible:

  • Staunton River bests Jefferson...

    Staunton River and Jefferson Forest met in a highly anticipated home opener on the Eagles’ turf on Aug. 25.

    It was expected to be a neck-in-neck, fight to the death type game, and it certainly lived up to the hype, but the Eagles’ more experienced team capitalized on an injured Cavalier squad who was forced to put in several second and third string players.

  • 'Matt' of All Trades

    Matt Uselton, Liberty’s new head golf coach,  stepped into an unfamiliar role... or rather, sport, in June 2017. The English teacher has been coaching since the early 2000s, but is tackling the challenge of coaching his third different sport.

    Uselton’s athletic coaching career began at William Byrd in 2005 with boys varsity tennis. He also assisted with Byrd’s JV girls soccer team for a season. He then moved into Bedford County where he assisted Staunton River’s boys soccer team with former Liberty teacher, Kris McCoy.