Today's News

  • Sports commentary: Black Saturday


    Weekends have changed forever.

    With the CW's announced cancellation of its slate of Saturday morning cartoons, a golden era has finally closed.

    When I was a young lad, Saturday morning consisted of an endless parade of cartoons.  What a joy it was to watch the likes of the Looney Tunes, Jonny Quest and Scooby Doo.

  • Byrd beats the Birds


    Going into Friday night's contest we were certain of only a single thing:  That one of the teams would experience the joy of victory for the first time this season.

    Alas, that team would not be the Staunton River Golden Eagles.

    Instead, it was the team's archrival, William Byrd, which savored the sweetness that comes only from winning.

  • Liberty smacks Glass


    The fewer men, the greater share of honour.

    God’s will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.

    -Henry V


    When good King Henry made that intonation, he could have just as well have been speaking of the Liberty Minutemen football team as of his army before the Battle of Agincourt.

    The outmanned English went on to throttle the French in one of the greatest underdog stories of all time.

  • JF rocks Heritage



    Holy cow!

    My goodness!

    That mix of exasperation and awe is what is being experienced by fans of the foes of Jefferson Forest football.

    The latest to experience such emotions:  the Heritage Pioneers.

    That's the same Heritage Pioneers who have been to the State semifinals (last year) and finals (the year before).  Yup, the Pioneers who last lost a regular-season game nearly two years ago (and that was to eventual State champion Brookville).

  • Man enters FES, apparently steals teacher's credit card

    Bedford County Public Schools officials are working to increase security at Forest Elementary School following reports of an intruder who entered the school Sept. 19.

    According to school officials, an African-American man, bald and apparently in his 20s, went to the school and requested to have lunch with a first grade student.

  • Big game for Cavs (again!)


    You don't get to rest on your laurels long around these parts.

    Particularly if you play football in the Seminole District.

    Having neatly dispatched Brookville, the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers now must turn their attention to Heritage.

    How many "Big Games" can one team take?

    Well, for JF, it'll be at least one more.  They'll visit the refurbished City Stadium this Friday night to take on the Heritage Pioneers.

  • Sports commentary: Driven to drink


    We are becoming mere mounds of meat.

    By "we," I am referring to humanity, in general.  By "mounds of meat," I am referring to blobs of protoplasm that do little for themselves (or for anyone else, for that matter).

    Automation has made it so that we no longer have to do an awful lot of things which humans did.  Common household chores, such as dishwashing and clothes washing were automated long ago.  Now, there are vacuum cleaners which operate on their own.  You plug 'em in, and forget about 'em.

  • Glaziers head to M-Men Stadium


    Do you believe in déjà vu?

    It doesn't take a fan of such phenomena to get that feeling about Liberty football.

    To wit:  Last year, the Minutemen sported a 4-1 record at this point last year.

    After convincing wins over Staunton River and Rockbridge, the M-Men lost a gut-wrencher to Brookville.

    Just like this year.

    Then the team earned a tight win over Rustburg.

    Just like this year.

    Well, Liberty fans, lets hope this reliving of last year ends this week.

  • River seeks to rebound


    They sure don't look like an 0-5 team.

    They play with heart, skill and determination.  They've shown an unwillingness to quit, no matter the opponent and no matter the circumstances.

    In short, the Staunton River Golden Eagles play as though they are the consummate winners.

    But, alas, the record stands at 0-5.

    You can blame the schedule.  You can blame fate and its issuance of confounding bad breaks for the team.

  • Patchwork works for LH


    Sometimes you have to just make do.  

    And sometimes, that works out just fine.  

    Take last Friday night as an example.

    Instead of a guy with three and a half years of experience under center, Liberty found itself with a young man who had three and a half quarters  of experience at quarterback.

    Instead of a pair of veteran tight ends, the team lined up with next to zero experience at the position.

        They had to head to Rustburg to play the Red Devils at Eternal Perdition Field.