Lady Reds win one, lose one in 1-run games
Union Star Sports
After losing its first game of the season by one run in a 3-4 home loss to Jefferson Forest on April 5, the Rustburg softball team split results in close games on consecutive days. On April 10, the Lady Devils dropped their second straight at Liberty, falling 1-0 to the Minettes in the only time they have been shut out this season. Then on April 11, the Lady Reds edged out LCA, shutting out the Lady Bulldogs in another close game, 1-0.
The team now holds a record of 11-2, 7-2 in the Seminole District. Brookville is also 11-2 overall but is 6-1 in the District. The other top teams are the Minettes, with 8-2, 4-1 records, and the Lady Cavaliers, with 9-3, 4-2 records.
Devils get back to win column with victory over Minutemen
Union Star Sports
Rustburg varsity boys’ soccer didn’t let its first loss of the season, a 2-0 home heartbreaker against JF, ruin its season. The team returned to its winning ways by getting past the Minutemen in a 3-2 win on Wednesday in Bedford.
The Red Devils stand at 6-1-1, 5-1-1 going into spring break. They return to the pitch next Monday at LCA. The Reds picked up their first-ever program win over the Bulldogs when they competed at the beginning of the season. In a busy week, they also host Amherst County on Tuesday and visit E.C. Glass at city stadium on Friday.
Spring sports scoreboard
(Home team second)
Rustburg 1, Liberty 9
Rustburg 1, Amherst Co. 2
Galileo 0, Altavista 8
Rustburg 3, Liberty 2
Brookville 8, Rustburg 1
Chatham 20, Wm. Campbell 9
Liberty 0, Rustburg 9
Nelson Co. 19, Altavista 5
Appomattox Co. 11, Wm. Campbell 5
Chatham 15, Altavista 1
Rustburg 4, LCA 5
Wm. Campbell 1, Chatham 11
Wm. Campbell 0, Appomattox Co. 15
Rustburg 0, Liberty 1
Rustburg 1, LCA 0
This week’s sports schedule (April 17-24)
(Note: The week of April 15-19 is spring break for Campbell County Schools)
Baseball: Gretna @ Appomattox Co.
Softball: Appomattox Co. @ Gretna
Baseball: Gretna @ Nelson Co.
Softball: Gretna @ Nelson Co.
Boys’ Soccer: Rustburg @ LCA
Girls’ Tennis: Rustburg @ E.C. Glass
Boys’ Soccer: Amherst Co. @ Rustburg
Girls’ tennis: Appomattox Co. @ Altavista; Wm. Campbell @ Nelson Co.; Rustburg @ JF
Baseball: Parry McCluer @ Altavista; Wm. Campbell @ Gretna; Amherst Co. @ Rustburg
Softball: Gretna @ Wm. Campbell; Amherst Co. @ Rustburg
Girls’ Soccer: Dan River @ Altavista
Boys’ Soccer: Dan River @ Altavista
Track @ Field: Heritage, Liberty, LCA @ Rustburg
Baseball: Wm. Campbell @ Chatham; Gretna @ Dan River
Softball: Chatham @ Wm. Campbell; Dan River @ Gretna
2019 State Games of America coming to Lynchburg, LU
The State Games of America is an Olympic-style event featuring competition between State Games medal winners (gold, silver, bronze) from across the nation (Virginia Residents are automatically qualified). There are currently 34 states conducting or organizing statewide sports festivals known as State Games. Virginia Amateur Sports, the City of Lynchburg, Liberty University and the Virginia Commonwealth Games at Liberty University will host the State Games of America. The 2019 State Games of America in Lynchburg is expected to attract 14,000 competitors.