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Today's Sports

  • Cavalier golf remains unstoppable

    Jefferson Forest’s golf team is off to a blazing start. The Cavaliers have rattled off three straight team wins, including five individual top-five finishers.

    The Cavs kicked off their season on Aug. 2 at the Spotswood Invitational hosted by Spotswood High at Lakeview GC in Harrisonburg, Va. The invitational hosted 15 teams, including JF.        

  • Extra Points: I survived my...

    What comes to your mind when you hear Airbnb?

    For me it’s: Potential death. Potential kidnapping. Horror stories used as plots in Criminal Minds episodes. PR nightmare. Allegedly doesn’t rent to minorities.

    Well, this past weekend I put my life at risk (yes, I’m dramatic) and stayed in my first Airbnb room. And although I am alive, it definitely was a unique experience to say the least.

  • Extra Points: 'Schooled...

    Small town life has rendered me a Netflix addict. And within my Netflix addiction, has developed a documentaries obsession.

    Since I’m a sports editor, my review will be about a sports documentary (non-sports documentary recommendation: The Imposter.) This past weekend, I struggled (you’ll see why) through Schooled: The Price of College Sports which is a documentary about why student-athletes should receive a salary.

    If I could rename this documentary I would call it: Schooled: When football players still find more to complain about.

  • 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.”

  • Wahoowa! Agee commits to UVA

    Griffin Agee wasted no time committing to the University of Virginia (UVA), one of the nation’s powerhouse college baseball programs.

    The recruitment process between UVA and Agee, a rising junior from Jefferson Forest, was a swift but sweet courtship. UVA came to watch Agee, a left-handed pitcher, throw three times with his elite travel league, the EvoShield Canes, before inviting him for an on-campus visit.

    Agee made the trip to Charlottesville the afternoon of July 21, and made his commitment just hours later.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Summer Sessions: Our Process

    While other basketball programs may just be getting started with their summer workouts, Staunton River’s team has been hard at work since March.

    Coming off a tough season that saw the Eagles only log in three wins, Head Coach Brandon Harris and his squad are dialing in on making the necessary improvements over the offseason.