https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sports/rss.xml en Racing: Yopp returns after 15 year hiatus https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/racing-yopp-returns-after-15-year-hiatus <img src="https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_6633.png" alt="Jessie Yopp races in his Joker themed No. 12 car." title="Jessie Yopp races in his Joker themed No. 12 car." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By: Denton Day<br /> Sports Editor<br /> sports@bedfordbulletin.com<br /> <br /> In the early 2000s Jessie Yopp was dominant on the local racing scene. In fact, an argument could be made that he was the best.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p> Yopp&rsquo;s journey began in the mid-1990&rsquo;s when he met, his now wife, Rebecca. Rebecca&rsquo;s father was a racecar driver and she grew up in the sport, which lit a flame under Jessie.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Frank Reich to speak at SMLCA Camp https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/frank-reich-speak-smlca-camp <p> By: Denton Day<br /> Sports Editor<br /> sports@bedfordbulletin.com</p> <p> Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Frank Reich will be joining the Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy Basketball Camp on Tuesday July 17 at 11:30 a.m.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Liberty begins new era with brand new gym https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/liberty-begins-new-era-brand-new-gym <img src="https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0447_3.jpg" alt="The phrase, “Liberty Pride” is placed on the side of the court in Liberty’s brand new gym." title="The phrase, “Liberty Pride” is placed on the side of the court in Liberty’s brand new gym." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By: Denton Day<br /> Sports Editor<br /> sports@bedfordbulletin.com<br /> <br /> The Liberty Minutemen begin a new era of athletics on August 21. The Lady Minutemen volleyball team hosts Staunton River in what will be the first athletic event held in Liberty&rsquo;s brand new gym.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p> Construction on the project began during the third week of May 2017 and will officially be complete by the start of the Fall season. A, near, year and a half wait could certainly feel rather long, but it was definitely worth it.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Sports Day-ly: This time around James was a teacher https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/sports-day-ly-time-around-james-was-teacher <img src="https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ct_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> By: Christian Taylor<br /> Sports Intern<br /> sports@bedfordbulletin.com<br /> <br /> Almost every person in the world with internet access has heard it by now, but in case you haven&rsquo;t, LeBron James is headed to Los Angeles. At the very beginning of NBA Free Agency, James signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on a 4-year contract worth around $154 million. Whether you love him or hate him as a player, I think we can all learn a thing or two from 2018 LeBron James.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Sports Day-ly: This time around James was a teacher https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/sports-day-ly-time-around-james-was-teacher <img src="https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ct_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> By: Christian Taylor<br /> Sports Intern<br /> sports@bedfordbulletin.com<br /> <br /> Almost every person in the world with internet access has heard it by now, but in case you haven&rsquo;t, LeBron James is headed to Los Angeles. At the very beginning of NBA Free Agency, James signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on a 4-year contract worth around $154 million. Whether you love him or hate him as a player, I think we can all learn a thing or two from 2018 LeBron James.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Liberty teaches basic and elite skills at camp https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/liberty-teaches-basic-and-elite-skills-camp <img src="https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0275_1.jpg" alt="The second half of Wednesday June 27’s five-on-five game became a three-point shootout. Each team knocked down multiple deep shots." title="The second half of Wednesday June 27’s five-on-five game became a three-point shootout. Each team knocked down multiple deep shots." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By: Denton Day<br /> Sports Editor<br /> sports@bedfordbulletin.com</p> <p> The Liberty Lady Minutemen coaching staff pulled double duty on June 25-28, hosting both a Skills Camp and an Elite Camp for current and future players.</p> <p> The Skills Camp began at 9 a.m. And finished around noon each day and consisted of rising third graders to rising seventh graders. Each day they started with warm up drills to get players familiar with basic basketball activities, such as dribbling, defense, rebounding and shooting.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Galindo, Mackey participate in VSCA All-Star Game https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/galindo-mackey-participate-vsca-all-star-game <img src="https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/2018-vscasoccer-0913701.jpg" alt="Chase Mackey sends a ball down the field in the VSCA All-Star Game." title="Chase Mackey sends a ball down the field in the VSCA All-Star Game." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By: Denton Day &amp; Christian Taylor<br /> Sports Editor &amp; Sports Intern<br /> sports@bedfordbulletin.com</p> <p> The sun beat down on the campus of the University of Lynchburg, temperatures were flirting with triple digits but that did not stop the Virginia Soccer Coaches Association Senior Soccer Showcase from tearing the house down.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Sports Day-ly: NBA’s wild start to Free Agency https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/sports-day-ly-nba%E2%80%99s-wild-start-free-agency <img src="https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/aaeaaqaaaaaaaapzaaaajdnjmjvkyzfllwniotetnde1ms1imwfkltgzntjizme2owezna_15.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By: Denton Day<br /> Sports Editor<br /> sports@bedfordbulletin.com</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <style type="text/css"> P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }</style> <p> <span style="font-size:12px;"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times-Roman, serif">The past four days have been a whirlwind in the NBA.NBA Free Agency officially began, which is an incredibly exciting time for the league and its fans. </font></font></span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:12px;"><br /> </span></p>