Today's Sports

  • Heading to the post-season!


    All the pieces to the puzzle haven’t been provided.  But, we think we’ve got enough of them to give you an idea of how this Spring’s playoffs picture looks.  At least, for the first round.



    The good news for Liberty is that it is part of the five-team Conference 30.  Of the quintet that comprises that conference, two will advance to regionals.

    The bad news is that, for the most part, it’s a tough row to hoe in 30.

  • A win-win


    Both girls’ soccer teams came into Monday night’s game at Sabre Stadium in need of something.

    Jefferson Forest needed a crisp win over a solid opponent to rid itself of the bad taste in its mouth, a residual of its being throttled by E.C. Glass late last week.

    Liberty needed to hang with one of the premier teams in the area in order to steady itself for the upcoming playoff slog.

  • Big soccer day at JF

        It’s rare for the Jefferson Forest boys’ and girls’ varsity teams to play on the same day, let alone at the same location.
        So Monday was a special treat, as the Lady Cavs hosted Rustburg and the Cavs entertained Patrick Henry.
        Regrettably, only one of those contests held promise of much scintillating soccer:  the lads’ nightcap.

  • Sports commentary: Brain...

        Just some dribs and drabs here.  In other words:  It’s time for some Spring cleaning of the old noggin.

  • Sports commentary: Moneyball

        I’m rarely accused of being a man of few words.  That I need four or so pages of newsprint each week backs up that assertion.
        I do, however, hold in high esteem those who can get their points across with a minimum of verbiage.
        Highest regard goes to those who can convey their meaning without words:  a head nod, a wink, a nudge.

  • Rude hosts

    By Mike Forster

        The Greenbrier.  The Boar’s Head Inn.  The Homestead.
        These are all luxury resorts where guests are treated like royalty.  Invariably, guests come away from their stays feeling like a million bucks.
        To that list we’ll not add the Lady Minutemen Field.  For it was there that guests found themselves mistreated by the hosts.  They most assuredly did not leave the place feeling like that million bucks.

  • JF ladies overpower Liberty on...

        Morgan Dills knew she’d have a tough challenge when her team played Jefferson Forest on Friday.
        Only, the freshman goalkeeper expected to be going up against the Lady Cav JV.
        Instead, because of a pair of injuries to the varsity netminders, Dills was thrust into starting duty against the mighty Jefferson Forest varsity.
        Welcome to the big-time, young lady.

  • Winning one for Coach

    By Mike Forster

        What’s better than having a track meet named after you?
        How about having your team reign victorious in said meet?
        The Staunton River boys’ track team did just that on Saturday, winning the Joe Curcio Track Classic, held at Lynchburg College.

  • First bump in the road

        Staunton River’s baseball team lost to Lord Botetourt on Friday night, 8-7.  Hey, even the Harlem Globetrotters take it on the chin every now and then.
        The Golden Eagles (9-1) saw their perfect record pick up its first nick, as Lord Bot scored all its runs via the long ball.  Of special pain was a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, which gave the Bots the win.
        Chance Henry (twice), Matt Henderlite and Alex Snyder did all of the damage for the Bots.

  • Sports commentary: Derby Day

        The upcoming weekend is a big one for those of you who might be Kentucky natives.
        No.  It’s not the weekend in which the Kentucky Wildcats introduce the latest crop of basketball players:  Those who will play in the Bluegrass for a year before landing in the greengrass of the NBA.
        It’s a big weekend because it’s Derby time.