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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Commentary--You'll "...

    I’ve maintained a relatively decent interest in the Beijing Olympics. The wife and I have put in our fair share of hours, mostly watching Michael Phelps’s pursuit of history and the track and field excitement.

    I’ll admit that I’ve paid scant attention to the less traditional sports. Shooting, judo and rowing have garnered little attention in the Forster household. There are, after all, only 24 hours in a day and one has to go to work, you know.

  • Prep Preview hits newstands

    The Bedford Bulletin's prep preview section hit the newstands this Wednesday. Find out about the County teams and the rest of the Seminole.

    The preview is a 28-page chock-full-o informative and insightful information.

    Best of all, you get it with the mere purchase of the Bedford Bulletin.