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Today's Sports

  • Rockbridge hits stonewall on...

    There were only two similarities between this year’s JF-Rockbridge game and last season’s version.

    First, the Cavs won both games. Second, Rockbridge scored 6 points in each contest.

    In the biggest difference, Forest’s one-point margin of victory last year was surpassed by 33, as the Cavs had their way with the Wildcats, 40-6.

    The game served to make several statements. Of primary notice, the Cav offense is for real. The 43 points it put up in last week’s game against Staunton River was not an anomaly.

  • District Volleyball ramps up

    Ready or not, the Seminole District volleyball season opens this Thursday night. Liberty will visit Staunton River while Jefferson Forest will head to Heritage. Both games are at 7:30.

    Certainly all three teams have question marks. While Rustburg looks to be the slight favorite to win the District, every Seminole squad has a shot. Certainly, Brookville lost a lot to graduation, but the Bees have developed a culture of winning over the past couple of years. That, plus some decent talent, should help them in their run.

  • Commentary--Local football dog...

    The timing of the high school football schedule is terrible.

    We were already two games into the season and we hadn’t even bid farewell to August.

    The season will be half over before the first day of Autumn (Sept. 21).

    With each team receiving a bye-week, regular season play wraps up on Oct. 31, just about the same time baseball’s World Series champ will be crowned.

    The reasons for the first game of the season being on Aug. 22 stem from the playoff system and the rest of the school year.

  • Cavs take a bye week

    Forest takes its 2-0 record into its bye week. But it won’t rest on its laurels. Instead, it’ll be getting ready for E.C. Glass, and the game against the Hilltoppers next Thursday.

    This past Monday, the Cavs were back in the weight room, under the watchful eyes of strength gurus Jeremy Hardison and David Carter.

    The two coaches have helped to make a noticeable difference in the Cavs this year.

    Most of the players look, and play, as though they lived the entire summer in the wight room.

  • Liberty to host Magna Vista

    All signs point to an easy Friday night for the Minutemen, when Magna Vista comes to visit.

    Liberty opened the season impressively, shutting out Western Albemarle, 33-0. After that win, the Minutemen were off for a week because of a scheduled bye. So, Coach Chris Watts and company have had a good amount of time to get ready for the Warriors.

    Magna Vista opened its season by falling to William Fleming, 28-7. The Warriors followed that loss with a 53-0 drubbing at the hands of Heritage last Friday night.

  • Minutemen: No Western Sizzlin...

    A team full of question marks provided some answers as Liberty pounded visiting Western Albemarle, 33-0, in the season-opening game for both teams.

    Question One: Can the Minutemen run the ball? Against the likes of the Warriors, they certainly can. Liberty approached the 400 yard mark in rushing yards. Led by sophomore tailback Thomas Clark (6 carries for 112 yards) and senior fullback Lavarta Tanner (16 for 110), the Minutemen showed off a Mr. Outside/Mr. Inside combination.

  • Suddenly high-scoring Cavs to...

    There's no time for resting on one's laurels.

    Hot on the heels of the Staunton River win, Forest now sets its sights on Rockbridge County, with the Wildcats coming to call at Sabre Stadium this Friday evening.

    Among other things, Rockbridge will be seeking to avenge last season's 7-6 loss to the Cavs. Forest took that win on a defensive touchdown.

    While Rockbridge bounced back nicely, winning its next four games, it lost every game in the last half of the season to finish up 4-6.

  • Minutemen take an early bye

    Liberty was given no great deal this year, getting its bye on the second week of the season.

    While the bye is ALWAYS welcome, it's usually best suited for when the coaching staff has had a decent look at the team. A couple of games’ worth of film in the can provides ample opportunity to understand weaknesses and what needs to be shored up on the squad.

  • Eagles fly off to Cave Spring...

    Staunton River takes its act on the road for a second straight week. Next up for the Eagles is Cave Spring, one of the less highly-regarded foes they will face this season.

    It's still early in the season to call the Cave Spring game a "must win" game but, the fact is, it would be a tremendous boost to the Eagles to come away from this game with a win under their belts.

  • Cav offense spectacular in win...

    The Jefferson Forest offense might adapt Mark Twain’s famous saying: Rumors of its death have been greatly exaggerated.

    The Cavalier offense, almost an afterthought last season, took front and center stage, piling up six touchdowns in a 44-17 manhandling of County foe Staunton River Friday evening.

    Those six touchdowns match the number of TDs that the Cavs put together over the first four games of last season. “We’ve caught up on our offense to our defense,” said Cav Head Coach Don Rice.