.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Sports

  • Volleyball gets underway

    The three county volleyball teams open up the season with high aspirations.

    After struggling through last year’s less-than satisfactory campaigns, the three teams start out 0-0, just like everyone else.

    They also seem to have a lot of talent, which bodes well for any playoff hopes.

    Last season was characterized by Brookville’s undefeated run through the Seminole District and by the county lasses struggling. Liberty was the top finisher, taking third place in the regular season.

  • Football kicks into high gear...

    Football will be in the air this Friday evening, with all three Bedford County teams playing inside the county line.

    Staunton River and Jefferson Forest open up Seminole District play when the Golden Eagles travel up the road to pay a visit to the Cavaliers at Sabre Stadium. Meanwhile, Liberty will play host to Western Albebarle.

    Eagles hit Forest

    Sub-plots abound in this intriguing season-opener for the two county foes.

    Cutting through all the noise, each team needs the win in a big way.

  • Let's dump these Olympic...

    With the summer Olympics in full swing, I figured I’d kick in my two cents. As many of you already know, this will be the last Olympics (at least for the foreseeable future) that include baseball and softball.

  • Big Island Legion squad is state...

    The number 13’s reputation as a harbinger of bad luck was dampened by the efforts of the Big Island Post 217 at this year’s Legion baseball state tournament.

    The Islanders put on quite the performance, earning runner-up status to South Richmond.

    “We just ran out of pitching,” said Coach Kelly Russell.

    A variety of reasons, including the start of football season, reduced the number of players on the team. When it rolled into Stuarts Draft for the start of the tournament, it was down to that dreadful 13 number.

  • SRHS Alum Sigmon on Salem fight...

    An eight-bout boxing card this Friday evening will feature some local talent, as Scott Sigmon will take to the ring in a light heavyweight bout.

    Sigmon, a graduate of Staunton River High School, will go up against Daniel Shull in a fight on the undercard of the Andrew Farmer-Cesar Vega light welterweight fight.

    This will be Sigmon’s third pro bout, having split his first two fights. Shull will be battling for the fifth time.

  • Commentary: NFL shooting self...

    Meet the new NFL. It is the old NBA.

    The National Football League seems destined to wind up as the NBA did a decade ago: unloved because of coddled bad characters. Let’s take a little peek at history. The NBA thrived during the Magic-Larry-Michael years. It had rich, national television contracts with the likes of NBC.

  • Love and golf - comentary

    I was thrilled to see Padraig Harrington win the British Open last weekend.

    The fact that Harrington is an Irishman was only partially responsible for my happiness.

    Chiefly, I was happy because Harrington was able to overtake Greg Norman, and ruin the story-within-a-story of Norman's honeymoon.

    For those of you who haven't heard about this, I offer the Cliffs Notes version of the tale, forthwith: Norman gets married and honeymoons in Scotland. While there, he plays in the British Open, nearly winning it.

  • Future Eagle booters in camp

    Last week's camp showed that soccer is becoming a more popular pursuit in the southern part of Bedford County, and that the feeder pipe into Staunton River High School is filled with promising players.

    The week-long camp placed an emphasis on fundamentals but seemed to do so in a way that made the learning fun for the 40 campers that attended the camp, which was held at the high school. The instruction was aimed at the 6-11 year old range of players.

  • HOOPS Kids keeps basketball...

    While the sounds that punctuate summertime are typically those of the "ping" of bat on a ball or the "punt" of shoe leather on a soccer ball, another sound resonated in Bedford last week: The "boing?"of a basketball on pavement.

    Players of varying ages and talent showed up at the HOOPS Kids camp, at the Edmund Street Park in Bedford City. "Idle time is the biggest problem we have for our kids," said Camp Director Jerome Battle. "The purpose of the camp is to get the kids something to do, first and foremost."

  • Moneta couple heads to World...

    ?The (Revolutionary) War was won by pitchers of horse hardware.?

    ?The Duke of Wellington, after England?s defeat

    While pitchers of horse hardware, also known as horseshoes, haven?t won anything as big as the Revolutionary War lately, Amy and Rick Hall of Moneta are certainly giving it their best effort.