Today's Sports

  • Sports commentary: Moneyball

        I’m rarely accused of being a man of few words.  That I need four or so pages of newsprint each week backs up that assertion.
        I do, however, hold in high esteem those who can get their points across with a minimum of verbiage.
        Highest regard goes to those who can convey their meaning without words:  a head nod, a wink, a nudge.

  • Rude hosts

    By Mike Forster

        The Greenbrier.  The Boar’s Head Inn.  The Homestead.
        These are all luxury resorts where guests are treated like royalty.  Invariably, guests come away from their stays feeling like a million bucks.
        To that list we’ll not add the Lady Minutemen Field.  For it was there that guests found themselves mistreated by the hosts.  They most assuredly did not leave the place feeling like that million bucks.

  • JF ladies overpower Liberty on...

        Morgan Dills knew she’d have a tough challenge when her team played Jefferson Forest on Friday.
        Only, the freshman goalkeeper expected to be going up against the Lady Cav JV.
        Instead, because of a pair of injuries to the varsity netminders, Dills was thrust into starting duty against the mighty Jefferson Forest varsity.
        Welcome to the big-time, young lady.

  • Winning one for Coach

    By Mike Forster

        What’s better than having a track meet named after you?
        How about having your team reign victorious in said meet?
        The Staunton River boys’ track team did just that on Saturday, winning the Joe Curcio Track Classic, held at Lynchburg College.

  • First bump in the road

        Staunton River’s baseball team lost to Lord Botetourt on Friday night, 8-7.  Hey, even the Harlem Globetrotters take it on the chin every now and then.
        The Golden Eagles (9-1) saw their perfect record pick up its first nick, as Lord Bot scored all its runs via the long ball.  Of special pain was a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, which gave the Bots the win.
        Chance Henry (twice), Matt Henderlite and Alex Snyder did all of the damage for the Bots.

  • Sports commentary: Derby Day

        The upcoming weekend is a big one for those of you who might be Kentucky natives.
        No.  It’s not the weekend in which the Kentucky Wildcats introduce the latest crop of basketball players:  Those who will play in the Bluegrass for a year before landing in the greengrass of the NBA.
        It’s a big weekend because it’s Derby time.

  • Jefferson Forest rings Liberty...

        Liberty High School was the place to be Friday night.
        The school was the site of a three-pronged invasion from Jefferson Forest, including girls soccer (see story below), baseball and softball.
        It was a good night, if you happen to be a fan of the red and black.  We at the Bedford Bulletin, of course, were pulling for tie scores, given they were all county teams.  Or, we’d take a split:  two wins apiece.
        What we saw was an old fashioned skunking.

  • Sports commentary: Sweet and...

        First, a gripe.  Then, we can discuss less dreary topics.
        Bedford County high schools will conduct their graduation ceremonies on May 23.  That’s less than six weeks away.
        State high school spring sports championships will wrap up on June 13.
        I believe something is backwards here. 

  • Bounce back

        Call them resilient.
        Liberty’s baseball and softball teams showed that they don’t quit, even when things are not going their way.
        That was on display last week, when both teams began on a low note but brought it home in fine fashion by week’s end.

  • Sports commentary: Hall of Shame

        Which esteemed hall contains more rogues and rascals:  the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or the Basketball Hall of Fame?
        While the former contains the likes of Alice Cooper, the Beastie Boys and The Clash, a recent inductee to the latter might have you scratching your head.
        As a wrap-up to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, the hoops HOF announced its most recent electees for membership.