Today's News

  • High School Scoreboard: September 25-29

    Tuesday September 25


    Jefferson Forest 3, Heritage 0
    (25-6, 25-18, 25-8)
    (JF) Sarah Shanton: 11 kills
    (JF) Sydney Strain: 10 kills
    (JF) Sophia Gerni: 5 aces, 3 digs
    (JF) Heather Forton: 22 assists, 6 aces, 6 digs

    Rustburg 3, Liberty 0
    (13-25, 20-25, 20-25)
    (LHS) Katie Vaughan: 4 kills, 5 digs
    (LHS) Katherine Thompson: 5 kills
    (LHS) Chassity Alphin: 5 aces

  • Volleyball: Lady Cavs sweep season series with Lady Minutemen

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    The Jefferson Forest volleyball team traveled to play its first game in Liberty’s new gym looking to sweep the season series with the Lady Minutemen. The Lady Cavaliers defeated the Lady Minutemen on their homecourt earlier in the month and completed the sweep with a 3-0 (25-11, 25-14, 25-15) victory over Liberty.

  • Golf: JF Golf advances to State Tournament

    Team Score

    1. Blacksburg                 286

    2. Jefferson Forest        299

    3. Salem                331

    4. Amherst County        334

    Individual Scores
    (All Jefferson Forest)

    T5. Garnet Manley III*    (+3) 74

  • Basketball: Lawrence takes over Lady Minutemen basketball

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    Tuesday, September 25 started as a relatively normal day for Nic Lawrence. Lawrence, a teacher at Liberty Middle School, was going about his day teaching when he got a visit from the principal and a few guests.

    This was no normal visit but rather a visit to inform Lawrence that he will be the Head Coach of the Liberty Lady Minutemen basketball team.

  • Football: Lord Botetourt takes down Staunton River

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    Following an elongated bye week – thanks, in part, to the threat of a hurricane that never hit the Bedford County area – Staunton River returned to face an offensive blitz from the Lord Botetourt Cavaliers.

    Lord Botetourt entered the game 3-2 fresh off a close, 27-24, loss against the Northside Vikings, the Blue Ridge District’s lone unbeaten team. Staunton River entered the game still in search of its first win.

  • Football: Liberty’s comeback falls short

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    Liberty was in desperate need of a big play. Aladdin Elroumy was chased out of the pocket by Heritage defenders. Antonio Dumire locked eyes with his quarterback and sprinted towards the end zone.

    Elroumy put the ball on a rope and connected with Dumire for a 24-yard touchdown to cut Heritage’s lead to 23-20 with 2:08 to play. Liberty was back in the game.

  • Football: Offensive Explosion

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    Offense, offense and more offense was put on display as Jefferson Forest took the field at Williams Stadium with the intent to spoil Liberty Christian’s Homecoming.

    The two teams combined for 117 points as the Cavaliers took down the Bulldogs 77-40 to remain undefeated.

  • Centra President & CEO E.W Tibbs, Announces Resignation


    Centra will soon begin a search for a new president and chief executive officer after E.W. Tibbs tendered his resignation to the Centra Board of Directors on Thursday, September 27th. A Bedford native, E.W. became President and CEO of Centra in April 2013.

  • Trump’s policies don’t justify him

        There’s a mentality on the right these days – expressed on this page recently – that, yes, we know what an awful person Donald Trump is, but his policies are good and worthy of support. No, they’re not.
        Where do I start? Well, it’s illegal immigration that has generated the most heat from this awful regime. But as a serious issue, it’s extremely over-rated.

  • Decisive action

        I want to compliment the Bedford County School Board on taking such decisive action two weeks ago. 
        The school board had listened to a presentation by Kenneth Thacker, of VMDO Architects, the firm handling the renovation/expansion project for Forest Middle School. Thacker’s firm has estimated the cost at $28 million, a price Thacker said also included soft costs. This is much higher than the estimate the school board got from another firm last year.