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From the archives: Jefferson Forest High School | Local News  Lynchburg News and Advance

Jefferson Forest High School opened its doors on Perrowville Road in 1972. With the school marking Homecoming on Sept. 21, we thought this would be a good ...

Making it personal: Pilot program looks to create better learning environment  Lynchburg News and Advance

BEDFORD — Officials with Bedford County Public Schools said schools involved in the division's personalized learning pilot program are “definitely on the right ...

High school football countdown: No. 2 Jefferson Forest Cavaliers  Lynchburg News and Advance

As they enter the 2018 season, the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers are reloaded with experienced players who can provide the leadership necessary to win.

Jefferson Forest awarded Wells Fargo Cup for academic excellence  Lynchburg News and Advance

FOREST — Student filmmakers and a veteran Scholastic Bowl team helped Jefferson Forest High School win its first Wells Fargo Cup for academic competition.

Jefferson Forest football headed to Georgia for first scrimmage  Lynchburg News and Advance

FOREST — In a few days, jerseys and pads will be packed away again and equipment back in its proper place in the Jefferson Forest locker room. But parents ...

Prep football roundup: Jefferson Forest scores 44 unanswered to avoid upset, botched snap dooms Liberty, and more  Lynchburg News and Advance

In Forest, Amherst struck first and held on to the lead all the way through the third quarter, but the power of Jefferson Forest's trio of running backs was too.

"Little Shop of Horrors" | Calendar  Lynchburg News and Advance

UPDATE: The Oct. 11 performance has been postponed until Sunday.) “Little Shop of Horrors,” 7:30 p.m., Jefferson Forest High School, auditorium, 1 Cavalier ...

Jefferson Forest's Keenan Cupit breaking out in junior season  Lynchburg News and Advance

Keenan Cupit busted out for a 70-yard touchdown run against Magna Vista early this season, like he'd been shot out of a cannon. The Warriors have a fast ...

For Jefferson Forest and E.C. Glass, it's Round 2 of the Black and Blue Bowl  Lynchburg News and Advance

E.C. Glass enters Saturday afternoon's game against visiting Jefferson Forest trying to do something it hasn't since 1995: Win a second-round playoff game.

Jefferson Forest High School teacher brings France inside the classroom for students  Lynchburg News and Advance

Rather than teaching directly from the textbook, Jefferson Forest High School French teacher Lindsay Langett uses her passion for the language and culture as ...

Jefferson Forest hands Brookville first loss of volleyball season  Lynchburg News and Advance

FOREST — With a potential set point just a couple of plays away, Heather Forton dove for the ball in the back right side of the court.

Jefferson Forest routs Staunton River in season opener  Lynchburg News and Advance

FOREST — While their teammates mingled with friends, a small group of Cavaliers players gathered for a photo.

Old Dominion Snags Commitment From Versatile Tara Enneking  Swimming World Magazine

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Lynchburg-area Holiday Events 2018: Parades, concerts, movies and more  Lynchburg News and Advance

Thought the holidays were big in Lynchburg before? Well, organizations in the area have taken it to the next level in 2018.

Stalemate for Glass and Jefferson Forest in first meeting of 2018  Lynchburg News and Advance

FOREST — Nobody likes a tie. Coaches stare at the ground in thought and kick at the grass. Players walk off the field, discontent in their eyes. But as far as ties ...

Jefferson Forest on a roll as regular season winds down  Lynchburg News and Advance

If it feels like the Seminole District is in topsy-turvy mode this season, look to Bedford County for the answer.

Eight JF athletes make commitments official on Fall Signing Day  WSET

FOREST, Va. (WSET) - Jefferson Forest High School had a big group of athletes Wednesday taking advantage of Fall Signing Day. Eight Cavaliers making their ...

Jefferson Forest switching things up with new musical 'Freaky Friday'  Lynchburg News and Advance

JF's "Freaky Friday" is one of several pilot productions of the musical — the tale of an overworked mother and her sullen teenage daughter, who magically swap ...

Jefferson Forest finishes sixth in Class 4 state championship, Appomattox fourth in Class 2  Lynchburg News and Advance

In Williamsburg, Jefferson Forest's bid for the VHSL Class 4 state title was buried on the front nine.

Jefferson Forest band selected to perform in national music festival  WDBJ7

The wind symphony has been selected to perform in the All National Concert Festival at Butler University. Only 12 bands across the country were selected.

Jefferson Forest boys win Region 4D swimming championship  Lynchburg News and Advance

One year after its state swimming title, the Jefferson Forest boys' squad took a big step toward a repeat on Tuesday.

E.C. Glass defeats Jefferson Forest to claim Region 4D title  Lynchburg News and Advance

E.C. Glass coach Roy Roberson stepped off a ladder and looked around the E.C. Glass gym, a smile on his face and a net draped around his neck.

Heritage claims Seminole District Tournament championship with win over Jefferson Forest  Lynchburg News and Advance

Thirty seconds remained on the clock and Jefferson Forest had to hurry.

Student-led Cyber SWAT Team produces movie about consequences of 'sexting'  WSET

BEDFORD Co., Va. (WSET) -- Students in Bedford County are standing up to sexting.Jefferson Forest High School students, part of the Cyber SWAT Team, ...

High School Football Capsules for Week 9  Lynchburg News and Advance

A preview of Friday night's prep football games in the Lynchburg area.

High school football capsules for Week 6  Lynchburg News and Advance

A capsule look at Friday night's Lynchburg-area high school football games.

Prep Roundup: E.C. Glass football makes history, JF clinches, and more  Lynchburg News and Advance

When E.C. Glass' football team scored 63 points in its win over Jefferson Forest on Friday, it made school history.

13 Jefferson Forest athletes sign National Letters of Intent  WSET

FOREST, Va. (WSET) - 13 student-athletes at Jefferson Forest high school in Forest signed their national letters of intent on Wednesday, committing to play at the ...

Field of Honor event unfurls 1,000 American flags in Forest  Lynchburg News and Advance

The Rotary Club of Forest used the Labor Day weekend to recognize the military, veterans, law enforcement, EMTs, and other first responders with a field of ...

Loudoun County ends JF girls soccer's season  Lynchburg News and Advance

FOREST — Cheers reverberated from one of the locker rooms outside Sabre Stadium on Tuesday evening. For visiting Loudoun County, there was plenty to ...

Bedford's Jefferson Forest High School receives $50000 state grant  Lynchburg News and Advance

The Virginia Department of Education will award $50000 to Bedford County Public Schools to be used toward Jefferson Forest High School's personalized ...

Plan your weekend, Oct. 11-14 | Features  Lynchburg News and Advance

Mark your calendars for these weekend events, chosen by The Burg staff.

"Everybody has a new book to write" as area high school football teams prepare for opening night  Lynchburg News and Advance

There will come a time when high school football teams across the area will struggle, will question their resolve and, ultimately, either give in or grit their teeth ...

Former Jefferson Forest High School color guard instructor indicted  Lynchburg News and Advance

A Bedford County grand jury Tuesday indicted a former Jefferson Forest High School color-guard instructor accused of having an inappropriate relationship with ...

Bedford County Planning Commission votes against recommending housing development near Forest  Lynchburg News and Advance

BEDFORD — Plans to build a new housing development in Bedford County have hit a stumbling block after the Bedford County Planning Commission denied ...

Community weighs in on Forest Middle School expansion  Lynchburg News and Advance

FOREST — Representatives of a Charlottesville-based architectural firm said the message from the faculty and staff of Forest Middle School —as well as the ...

Buckle Up: Seatbelt use brought to the forefront after six ejected in Bedford Co. crash  WSET

FOREST, Va. (WSET) --One teenager involved in the Bedford County Crash early Sunday morning is fighting for his life.A family member of Cade Bailey posted ...

High school football roundup: Cupit runs for four scores in JF's win at Rustburg  Lynchburg News and Advance

In Rustburg, Jefferson Forest running back Keenan Cupit rushed for four touchdowns and the Cavaliers routed Rustburg 55-21 Thursday evening.

Hundreds of local students participate in National Walkout Day to protest gun violence  WSET

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Warning their futures are being stolen from them, tens of thousands of young people across the U.S. walked out of school to ...

Road Warriors: Brookville volleyball team thriving despite hurdles  Lynchburg News and Advance

The old gym at Brookville High School is cramped. That's the first thing a visitor notices when walking into the nearly 50-year-old confines, now used as an ...

School officials look at redistricting options for Liberty, Forest attendance zones  Lynchburg News and Advance

BEDFORD — The Bedford County School Board is considering redistricting measures that would move some students from Forest Middle School and Jefferson ...

Six area high school football games moved to Thursday  Lynchburg News and Advance

What is the de facto day for high school football? Any day other than Friday, evidently. For the second straight week, and the fifth time in the 2018 season, the ...

Jefferson Forest launches nation's first Cyber SWAT Team  WSLS

The first Cyber S.W.A.T. Team is at Bedford County's Jefferson Forest High School. S.W.A.T. stands for Safety While Accessing Technology.

Cupit leads the way as JF ends reign for 3-time state champion Salem  Lynchburg News and Advance

Jefferson Forest had a big 35 on the Salem Stadium scoreboard Friday night.

High school football capsules for Thursday, Nov. 8  Lynchburg News and Advance

Rustburg at Heritage (City Stadium). KICKOFF: 7 p.m.. RADIO: 102.1 FM. Sports newsletter sign-up. Enter your email: Apps: iOS • Android. RECORDS: Rustburg ...

Jefferson Forest band wins top honors at Carnegie Hall  WSET

FOREST, Va. (WSET) -- They were honored just to be invited to perform at Carnegie Hall, but then the Jefferson Forest High School band took home the gold.

JUUL e-cigarettes make their way into local schools  WSET

FOREST, Va. (WSET) - There's a new brand of e-cigarettes that you may not even recognize at first.And, teens in our area are getting their hands on them.

Jeff Steele, who started Liberty High's girls soccer program in 1997, stepping down at season's end  Lynchburg News and Advance

There was no girls soccer program when Jeff Steele first arrived at Liberty High School in 1994. The varsity team was co-ed, with just a few girls choosing to play.

Discussions continue about cost of Forest Middle School expansion  Lynchburg News and Advance

BEDFORD — The planned expansion and renovation at Forest Middle School could be delayed as Bedford County officials debate the cost and scope of the ...

UVA football breaks into national rankings  Lynchburg News and Advance

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Virginia football is back … in The Associated Press Top 25, at least.

Former Jefferson Forest H.S. educator pleads guilty to child sex crimes  WSLS

Former Bedford County educator Kyler Parker pleaded guilty to two felonies on Friday afternoon.

Two local students awarded scholarships from Al Stroobants Foundation to study at Sweet Briar  SBC News

Sweet Briar College has awarded two scholarships supported by the Al Stroobants Foundation. The recipients are Juliet Hatch, of Forest, and Jacquelyn Vari, ...

Forest Dance Academy taking a 'Journey to the Dark Side' with Disney villains for spring performance  Lynchburg News and Advance

As Forest Dance Academy's Michelle Thomas searched for music for their spring recital earlier this year, she came across a YouTube video spoofing “Cellblock ...

Bedford County School Board votes to reassign deputy superintendent to instructional coach  WDBJ7

After a closed session meeting Thursday night, the Bedford County School Board voted 4-3 to reassign Deputy Superintendent Cherie Whitehurst to the position ...

Prep roundup: Gretna's football game vs. Radford changed, area athletes attend signing ceremonies  Lynchburg News and Advance

The day, time and venue for Gretna's second-round playoff game against Radford was changed Wednesday. The Hawks and Bobcats will now play Saturday at ...

Bedford County Sheriff begins 'Cyber SWAT Team' at Jefferson Forest High School  Smith Mountain Eagle

To deter the ongoing problem of cyberbullying, the Bedford County Sheriff's Dept. partnered with students of Jefferson Forest High School to create an ...

Local golfers set to tee off in State Open of Virginia  Lynchburg News and Advance

ROANOKE — It wasn't much of a debate between academics and golf for Zeke Shen when he arrived on campus at the University of Virginia in the fall of 2015.

Jefferson Forest Student Killed in Car Crash Laid To Rest  WSET

Forest, VA-- A 15-year-old Jefferson Forest High School freshman was laid to rest Saturday. Bronwyn Farris was killed in a car accident on Route 221 on the ...

Softball preview: Five future Division I pitchers headline Seminole District in 2018  Lynchburg News and Advance

Jordan Dail, one of the most celebrated softball pitchers to ever hail from the Lynchburg area, is now a freshman at Virginia Tech.

A primer for the Lynchburg-area high school baseball season  Lynchburg News and Advance

A few baseball teams in the Seminole District will stand taller than the rest in 2018. But every team in the eight-member district, coaches agree, features at least ...

Navy Jones and the rise of Jefferson Forest football  Lynchburg News and Advance

Jefferson Forest players were sweating it out in summer camp in 2014, gearing up for a new season.

Brookville girls hand Jefferson Forest first loss of season  Lynchburg News and Advance

FOREST — They turned out the overhead lights to introduce the Jefferson Forest girls before Thursday night's game against Brookville, using a spotlight on each ...

Checking Up ... A Chorister and a Camp Jaycee Savior  Lynchburg News and Advance

Thumbs up to Chris Young, a student at University of Lynchburg, who's currently living in Gloucester, England, where he's a chorister with the Gloucester ...

Whitehurst files formal complaint  Lynchburg News and Advance

BEDFORD — A complaint against the Bedford County School Board has been sent to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) concerning the ...

High school football capsules for Week 7  Lynchburg News and Advance

A capsule look at the Lynchburg-area high school football games.

Prep football capsules for Week 1  Lynchburg News and Advance

A capsule look at Friday night's Week 1 games in the Lynchburg area.

College football preview: Liberty at Virginia | Cavaliers  Lynchburg News and Advance

LIBERTY AT VIRGINIA. Saturday: 3 p.m. TV: NBCSW Radio: 1140, 2. Where: Scott Stadium (cap. 61,500), Charlottesville. Records: Liberty 4-4; Virginia 6-3 ...

High School Football Countdown: No. 11 Liberty Minutemen  Lynchburg News and Advance

BEDFORD — The five seniors line up shoulder to shoulder. A blocking sled awaits them just a few feet away. The scorching sun is unforgiving during this round ...

Jefferson Forest sophomore dies after U.S. 221 wreck  Lynchburg News and Advance

A Jefferson Forest High School sophomore died after she was thrown from a car that left the road and overturned Monday night, police said.

A look ahead to Lynchburg's 2018 arts and culture scene  Lynchburg News and Advance

We've got a lot to look forward to in Lynchburg's arts and cultural scene in 2018.

Developer plans 172 new apartments for Logans Lane off Timberlake Road  Lynchburg News and Advance

New apartments are in the works at a site off Timberlake Road near the new traffic circle.

Defending state champ Lord Botetourt ends Rustburg volleyball's season  Lynchburg News and Advance

DALEVILLE — The Lord Botetourt volleyball team has tackled nearly obstacle in its path in the last two years.

UPDATE: Armed robbery prompts brief lockdown at five Bedford County schools  WDBJ7

Five schools were briefly placed on lock down in the Forest area Wednesday afternoon, according to a spokesperson for Bedford County Public Schools.

Virginia football notes: Reed sets UVa record for more career kick return yards  Lynchburg News and Advance

Junior Joe Reed became UVa's all-time leader in kick return yards, breaking former Cavalier Darius Jennings' record of 1839 yards.

Rustburg defense wakes up, stymies Altavista  Lynchburg News and Advance

RUSTBURG — Seconds into Thursday's game, Altavista quarterback Jayllen Jones broke away, ripping off a 74-yard touchdown run on his team's second play ...

E.C. Glass tops William Byrd in tight Region 4D battle  Lynchburg News and Advance

E.C. Glass linebacker Xavius Hager was mad. With five minutes to go in the fourth quarter, William Byrd was on its own 45-yard line and down by seven.

All-Seminole District basketball teams  Lynchburg News and Advance

BOYS BASKETBALL. All-Seminole District Teams. First team: Leon Carter (Amherst), Gardner Blanks (Amherst), Anthony Williams (E.C. Glass), CJ Rosser ...

Lost and found: The brown jug, symbol of the Glass vs. Heritage rivalry, is still held high  Lynchburg News and Advance

A few things are for certain: There has been more than one jug, multiple people have been involved in keeping it from becoming a relic of the past, and players.

Get Downtown, new Poplar Forest festival and tour among fall events  Lynchburg News and Advance

Expect this year's Get Downtown to be the biggest yet — the street festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary, after all.

LCA downs Jefferson Forest to earn automatic Region 4A West berth  Lynchburg News and Advance

Jefferson Forest didn't have time to settle and get into a rhythm Monday. Ward Lammerts made sure of it.

Coppin State at No. 4 Virginia preview | Cavaliers |  Lynchburg News and Advance

COPPIN STATE AT NO. 4 VIRGINIA. Friday: 7 p.m. Online: WatchESPN Radio: 1140, 6:30. Where: John Paul Jones Arena (cap. 14,593), Charlottesville ...

All-Area Softball Player of the Year: Millie Thompson, Liberty High  Lynchburg News and Advance

Q: Let's talk about the season. Did it live up to your expectations?

Former Jefferson Forest soccer player to compete in FIFA Women's World Cup  WSET

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WSET) -- A local soccer star will be playing on a much bigger field in November.Katie Cousins, who graduated from Jefferson Forest High ...

Man pleads guilty in Bedford County to soliciting sex from teen  Lynchburg News and Advance

BEDFORD — An Accomac man pleaded guilty in Bedford County Circuit Court on Tuesday morning to soliciting sex from a 16-year-old girl living in Bedford.

Banner promoting Juuls, VES logo with curse word pop up on first day of school  WSET

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Lynchburg parents and students were busy Wednesday as kids had their first day of school.They weren't just paying attention to ...

Rest of the Story: Forest's Wright caps successful 2017 by joining premier development team  Lynchburg News and Advance

Ben Wright's first trip to Europe to compete with LUX/Stradling — one of the premier junior development teams in the United States — for two weeks in July gave ...

William Fleming has big second half to top Staunton River for first win  Lynchburg News and Advance

MONETA — William Fleming's football team showed up ready to win.

Liberty Christian to move to VHSL's Class 3 in 2019-2020  Lynchburg News and Advance

Liberty Christian Academy, which has competed in the Virginia High School League's Class 4 since joining the league prior to the 2015-2016 season, will ...

Loudoun Valley streaks away from E.C. Glass in Class 4 state quarterfinals  Lynchburg News and Advance

Tru Haskins downed a 3-pointer early in the second quarter, Zaykese Brown followed it with a fast-break slam, and E.C. Glass coach Roy Roberson called a ...

Monacan boys finish second in Class 4 state swimming

Monacan's first appearance at the Class 4 state swimming championship was memorable. Chiefs coach Brian Singleton was all smiles as the night closed, ...

Area athletes honored at inaugural News & Advance Athletic Awards  Lynchburg News and Advance

From the outside looking in, the events that are part of high school athletics could be perceived as “just a game.”

Prep roundup: Brookville volleyball falls in region play, Gretna's Cline fourth at Region 2C cross country meet  Lynchburg News and Advance

In Fort Defiance, Parker Morrison finished with 12 kills, four digs and one block as Brookville volleyball's season came to a close in a 3-0 loss to Fort Defiance in.

Two local students selected to be in the United States Army All-American Band  WDBJ7

Two young men from our region will be playing in the U-S Army All-American Band at the All-American Bowl Football game in Texas in January.

Longtime JF soccer coach Zaring to retire  Lynchburg News and Advance

His coaching career spans nearly three decades, and now one of Lynchburg's most beloved high school coaches will retire at the end of the school year.

Foster celebrates, then helps E.C. Glass rumble to win over Franklin County  Lynchburg News and Advance

Ty Foster celebrated his 16th birthday Thursday night and the E.C. Glass running back's goal was to score three times.

Glaize dazzles as Brookville defeats Fluvanna in first round of Region 3C playoffs  Lynchburg News and Advance

AMHERST — With five offensive starters sidelined by injuries, Brookville entered the playoffs here Friday night looking for help.

Lawing, Ferguson help Appomattox beat Giles in playoffs for third straight year  Lynchburg News and Advance

APPOMATTOX — Here at Bragg Stadium, the Raiders faithful know well the strengths of their football team. They've watched Division I players develop over the ...

Two roadwork projects in Forest get state funding  Lynchburg News and Advance

FOREST — Bedford County planners have received state money for two projects to improve traffic congestion in Forest while two others did not receive funding.

Glass' McClurg, who helped start girls soccer program, stepping down from post  Lynchburg News and Advance

Darien McClurg won plenty of games during his 23 seasons as a head coach, but he always learned more from losing than winning.

Appomattox County Public Schools names Jason Clark as Teacher of the Year  Times Virginian

This afternoon a host of Appomattox County Public School staff members and school board members, as well as local media, walked into a computer class ...

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