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Today's Sports

  • No mundane Monday for Liberty

     

    Liberty hosted Heritage in boys soccer Monday as the Belles headed to E.C. Glass for a softball tilt.

    There were decidedly mixed results, with the lads taking it on the chin and the lasses storming to a decisive win.

     

    Carr has another gem

    In the world of numerology, 19 is pretty unexciting.  Sure, it's a prime number.  And, it's the title of singer Adele's debut album.

    After that, though, 19 is pretty darn boring.

  • Sports commentary: Just thoughts

     

    Allow me to use this space to declutter the old coconut.  I've had the following thoughts bouncing around my bean, though none merited a full column.  You, valued reader, may deem them of no merit at all!

    *****

    I know I'm weighing in late on this whole deal with the (soon to be former) owner of the L.A. Clippers.  That's the price of working for a weekly periodical.  

    Still, I wish the NBA was as severe on other transgressions as it is on racism.

  • Sports Commentary: Viva España!

     

    Ink runs in my veins.

    That's not a surprising statement, as any old newspaperman will make the same figurative claim.

    Only I make mine literally.  At least I can now.  You see, the wife and I recently returned from a trip to Spain.  Among other delicacies, I treated myself to a pile of seafood in black rice.

    Now, when I ordered the dish, I assumed black rice was a mere variant of the grain.  Sort of like blue corn or red wheat.

  • Finger-lickin' good twist...

        These Eagles can soar.

        In a series of games with Blue Ridge foe William Fleming, the Eagles made the most of their opportunities.
        While the two schools' baseball game was postponed (due to a soggy field), the Eagles cleaned house in boys and girls soccer, as well as in softball.
        The Staunton River girls soccer team put on a show of strength in completely dominating visiting William Fleming on the Eagles' Nest pitch last Tuesday.

  • Liberty, JF in jam session

        It was a perfect way to start the Easter break. 

  • Commentary: Need a new team?

     

    We're one week into the baseball season, and I'm one week late in giving up on the Cubs.

    I could dedicate this column to going over just how terrible the Northsiders are.  But, you can easily discover that for yourself by flipping on the tube to WGN.

    I knew I was in trouble when nearly every baseball prognosticator had this to say about the team's upcoming season:  "2014 is the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field.  That's about all Cubs fans will have to celebrate this year."

  • Liberty boys soccer a' fire

     

    They say revenge is a dish best served cold.

    In the case of the Liberty boys soccer team, revenge was, indeed, gotten.  But the wait was a short one.

    A mere week after falling to the Staunton River Golden Eagles, the Minutemen picked up a hard-fought 3-1 win.  This time, the game was played at Minutemen Stadium.

  • Liberty baseball shaping up

     

    There's a big difference between winless and toothless.

    The Liberty baseball crew may be the former, but it is far from the latter.

    Things have slowly and steadily improved for a team which was rocked out of the gate.  Since that point, the Minutemen are putting things together, which has translated into vastly improved performance on the field.

    Now, the next thing the team needs to do is to figure out how to push those improvements into entries in the "W" column of the ledger.

  • Lady Eagles finding diamonds to...

     

    You could have had a lot of fun playing the name game when the Staunton River softball crew hosted Northside.

    Unfortunately, however, it was the Lady Vikes who had the most fun.

    Taylor Carter led the Northsiders to a 6-2 win over Taylor Carter and the Golden Eagles in a game played at the Eagles' Nest.

    That's right, there were two players named Taylor Carter.

    Staunton River had two named Taylor C. (Carter and Creasey)

    And for you fans of international finance, Morgan Stanley made an appearance.

  • Sports commentary: Training...

     

    There is no medal for finishing in 16,974th place

    Since they give gold for first, silver for second and bronze for third, I suspect that 16,974th deserves something made of, oh, dirt or sticks or a discarded Gatorade paper cup.

    I should know, for I finished in 16,974th place last Saturday.

    That showing took place at the Monument Avenue 10K, held in Richmond.

    The organizers of this event are very clever.  You see, they don't call it the "Monument Avenue six-point-two miler."