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Today's Sports

  • Jim Cutler, 1977 state...

    Jim Cutler, the former head coach of Liberty's baseball team, and Liberty's 1977 State champions team was honored on May 17.

    Cutler behan coaching at Liberty when it was still called Bedford High School in 1961. He continued to coach the team until 2001, during which he racked up an impressive 513 career wins and earned a place in the VHSL Hall of Fame as well as Liberty's Hall of Fame.

    Despite all the accolades and honors Cutler has garnered throughout his decades of successful coaching, he considered being honored on May 17 especially special.

  • Staunton River softball holds...

    Staunton River softball managed to hold onto an early lead to best William Byrd in the season’s second “War on 24” match-up on May 3.   

    The Golden Eagles dropped the first “War on 24” on April 3, but as history has shown, they captured the second game of the series to split. After weeks of struggling to put the ball in play at the right time, SR’s “bats just came alive,” according to Head Coach Josh Weller.   

  • Staunton River girls soccer...

    Staunton River girls soccer continued to be competitive despite a season marred with injuries against William Byrd and Northside.  

    The Golden Eagles started their week at William Byrd on May 2, where they came up one goal short to concede the game 2-1. SR controlled the possession from the beginning and fired off a few shots on goal that unfortunately didn’t find the back of the net. The Terriers struck first in the 17th minute, netting a goal from 30 feet out while SR’s keeper was blinded by the sun.   

  • Liberty track finds success at...

        Liberty HS’ girls and boys track team enjoyed stellar results on May 3 at Amherst. The meet included to host school as well as: E.C. Glass, Hargave Military Academy, Jefferson Forest, Liberty Christian Academy, Nelson County and Rustburg.

        The girls team had several athletes finish in the top half of their events. The Lady Minutemen’s best finishes of the evening came from Jerica Thompson, Fiona Taylor, Alexis Mattson, Krystal Carrol Maliyah Harris.

  • Jefferson Forest softball wins...

        It was an ending right from the movies.

        A walk-off grand slam by Kayli Mull in the eighth inning led Jefferson Forest softball past Cave Spring on May 8.

        Before the happy ending, the game seemed to be heading in an all too familiar way as the Cavs trailed 4-3 into the bottom of the sixth.

        Just two days earlier, JF was playing Halifax County and had a commanding 3-0 lead going into the sixth. But, a few miscues handed Halifax a 4-3 lead that they never let go of.

  • Jefferson Forest lacrosse...

    It was a crazy week for Jefferson Forest’s lacrosse programs.
        

    The girls’ fitness and willpower was tested this past week, as they powered through three games in less than a week. They started off by thrashing Rockbridge 21-9 on April 26. Two days later, they were back on the field against E.C. Glass, toppling them 11-10. On May 1, the Cavs faced Salem hours later than expected due to bouts of rain and lightning. Unfortunately, the girls fell 15-8.
        

  • Staunton River girls soccer...

    Staunton River girls soccer hasn’t had the luckiest season health-wise, but they persevered on Friday for the win over William Fleming after dropping a well-fought battle to Lord Botetourt on April 26.
        

  • Liberty softball battles for...

    Liberty HS’ softball was forced to grind to get two wins last week against Rustburg and Amherst.
        

    Despite it not being “our best effort” according to Head Coach Mike Thompson, the Lady Minutemen fought out a scrappy 9-3 win over the Devils on April 26. Liberty pulled out to a 1-0 lead in the first, after Brianna Whorley produced a RBI ground out to short stop to plate Haylee Wood who had been walked to lead off the inning.
        

  • Staunton River softball snaps...

    Staunton River softball snapped a three game slide this week by thrashing William Fleming 18-0 before the mercy rule came into effect.
        

    The Golden Eagles suffered its third straight loss to Lord Botetourt on Wednesday, but Head Coach Josh Weller remained optimistic about his team, noting that they were hitting well but not at the right spots. Thankfully, it all came together against the Colonels on Friday evening, as their bats were seemingly unstoppable.
        

  • Liberty girls soccer blanks...

    Liberty HS girls soccer picked up two shutout wins  against Brookville and Amherst to move to 6-3 overall this season.