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Today's Sports

  • Football Preview: Liberty looks...

    Coming off a 2-8 season with a team stocked with underclassmen, head coach Chris Watts says his team is still growing. The Minutemen hope to secure a few more wins under their belt and continue gaining experience as the team still boasts mostly younger players. Here’s Watts’ take on his 2017 squad.

    What improvements has your team made since last year?

  • Bedford County's golf...

    As the majority of fall sports are just beginning, golf season is nearly halfway done.

    Bedford County’s high school golf programs have had great success thus far, with each capturing at least one top two finish.

    Jefferson Forest

    Jefferson Forest’s golf program, which has the most extensive schedule of the Bedford County high school teams, has been nearly unstoppable.

    The Cavs tallied five team wins in as many tournaments and claimed four individual wins as well.

  • Football Fever: Bedford County...

    Friday night football is inching closer as Bedford County’s high schools wrapped up their preseason play with a final scrimmage on Aug. 17-18.

    Liberty faced off against two teams; Galax and George Wyth at Pulaski. The Minutemen split their time between the two teams, playing a half against each opponent.

    Liberty’s head coach, Chris Watts, was pleased with what he saw and noted several improvements.

  • Jefferson Forest golf continues...

    Jefferson Forest’s boys golf team did it again.

    The Cavaliers won their fourth consecutive team match by taking the Seminole District Match hosted by Amherst at Winton Country Club.

    Once again, it was another blowout win for the deep six-man roster, who won by 25 strokes by collectively hitting a 139 (-1). The host school came in second with a score of 154 (+14), following by Liberty Christian Academy with 160 (+20) and Rustburg rounded out the district match with a plus 20, 167.

  • Football Fever continues to rise

    Bedford County’s high schools (Jefferson Forest, Liberty and Staunton River) enjoyed their first taste of competition during scrimmages on Aug. 10-11.

    Jefferson Forest was the first one to suit up and take the field with a scrimmage against the Louisa Lions at Sabre Stadium.

  • Football Fever continues to rise

    Bedford County’s high schools (Jefferson Forest, Liberty and Staunton River) enjoyed their first taste of competition during scrimmages on Aug. 10-11.

    Jefferson Forest was the first one to suit up and take the field with a scrimmage against the Louisa Lions at Sabre Stadium.

  • '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.

  • '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.

  • Hoops-Kid inspires change

    For four weeks, Edmund Street Park was an oasis.

    That’s how MarTrey Stevens, one of Hoops-Kid three leaders, described the site of the newly revamped program that aims to teach youth participants important principles of life through basketball. 

    “Nothing else mattered to those kids on the basketball court,” said Stevens. "They don’t see color, they don’t see sex, they don’t see anything else. When we were at (Edmund Street Park), it was like our own little world... our perfect world of equality.”

  • Free Stroke Clinic aims to...

    Marty Ponder, JF’s head swim coach, launched his first Free Stroke Clinic on Aug. 2 at Miller Park in Lynchburg. The three-day clinic is a brainchild of Ponder, who was looking for ways to increase community interest in competitive swimming.

    “This is an idea I’ve had for awhile,” said Ponder. “My idea is to get more kids involved with competitive swimming throughout the area.”