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Today's Sports

  • Youth learn from high school...

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sport@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Jefferson Forest boys baseball team hosted its youth baseball camp last week, June 7-9.
        The Cavaliers had 65 participating youth ranging in ages from five up to 12 years old. Coach Ryan Gilleland split all the youth into age groups and had different stations where the youth would work on certain aspects of the game.

  • Take a shot at love

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Bedford County Recreation Department held its first indoor tennis and archery camp this past week for youth in the area. The camp was held at the old group home gym near Falling Creek Park.
        With the camp doing so well, Coach Dave Eckes has decided to hold another camp. “We are also going to be offering another camp July 11-15,” he said.

  • Fat Tire Bike Weekend

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Centra Health Fat Tire bike weekend took place this past weekend at Falling Creek Park. It kicked off Friday, June 10 and finished up on Sunday, June 12.
        The Bedford Co. Recreation Department decided in 2006 to put bike trails into their parks. “In 2007 we started promoting Bedford County as a mountain bike trail destination,” said Kenny Palmer the Operations Coordinator for Bedford Co. Parks and Recreation.

  • Rotary Club sports award ceremony

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Kasey Carr and Nathaniel Willis, both of Liberty, received top honors at the Rotary Club Sports Awards ceremony.
        The Bedford Rotary Club hands out awards to top student athletes across all of Bedford County. The award winners are picked first by the coaches and athletic directors and then a committee gets together and selects one student athlete for each sport.

  • Youngest Coach of the Year

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@Bedfordbulletin.com

        A Bedford native, Trey Padgett, at 23 years old, is the youngest boys soccer coach in Virginia. He took a position as the Heritage High School soccer coach for the 2016 soccer season. Padgett received the coach of the year award for Conference 30 this year.

  • In the winning ring

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Olivia Randall, out of Synergy Gym, competed in the WKA USA National Championships in New York City on May 21.
        This was Randall’s second year fighting at the tournament, but it was the first year it was held in New York City.

  • Passing of a Legend

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@Bedfordbulletin.com

        This weekend boxing legend Muhammad Ali gripped the hands of his family members for the last time as they all said their goodbyes.
        Ali was born on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky as Cassius Clay and passed away June 3, 2016. Ali struggled with Parkinson’s, a neurodegenerative disease. 

  • River softball swept away by the...

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Staunton River girls softball team lost 9-2 to Broadway on Tuesday, May 31 in the regional quarterfinals.
        The Lady Eagles were unable to keep up with the Lady Gobblers after they hit three homeruns including a two-run shot.
    Madison Meador had three hits including a two-run homerun.
    The Lady Eagles went 13-5 in the regular season and went 15-8 overall.  

  • Extra Inning fall

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Staunton River boys baseball team fell 4-3 to Rustburg in eight innings on Friday, June 3 in the Regional semifinal game that was rained out the night before. “We definitely played good enough to win, and we had a couple calls that didn’t go our way,” said Coach Brian Divers.
        The Golden Eagles traveled to Fluvanna Co. High School twice to take on the Red Devils in the Regional semifinals.

  • SML Fishing Report

    DALE WILSON
    SML GUIDE SERVICE
    PHONE NO:  540-297-5650 / 540-874-4950
    www.captaindalewilson.com

     OVERVIEW- Fishing should be good this month! Water temperature will be in the 70’s to low 80’s.  Best times will be early morning, late afternoon and at night this month. Fishing the past few weeks has been good! The baitfish will continue to move to the shoreline late at night as they are trying to finish spawning. Most species of fish have spawned. Night time is the best time to try your luck!