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Famed Virginia Major League Baseball catcher Foiles signs books at Colonial Beach

Famed Virginia Major League Baseball catcher Foiles signs books at Colonial Beach

Hank Foiles, a Virginia native who was a major league baseball all-star catcher for legendary pitche...

Washington & Lee football begins with new optimism

Washington & Lee football begins with new optimism

The Washington Redskins are not the only Virginia football team beginning training with a new coach ...

KG Her-icanes win third straight championship

KG Her-icanes win third straight championship

 
The KG Her-icanes Travel Softball team won its third straight tournament on July 19 at the Nat...

HT Pro Watercross Liberty Cup returns to Colonial Beach

HT Pro Watercross Liberty Cup returns to Colonial Beach

Watercraft racing is more than just an adrenalin rush for Loyd Alspaugh, it’s a blend of danger, fun...

Will Armstead: fueled with gridiron determination

Will Armstead: fueled with gridiron determination

To meet William Armstead, or simply “Will” to nearly everyone who knows him, is to meet a handsome, ...

Colonial Beach Triathlons, huge challenge  for area and visiting athletes

Colonial Beach Triathlons, huge challenge for area and visiting athletes

Jumping from the frying pan and into the fire! Life in the often-turbulent lane of triathlon sports ...

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Foxes basketball packed with talent

The sky is the limit for every aspect of King George High School varsity boys’ basketball.
After a taste of winning a District 4, Region I basketball title, and a visit to the VHSL Group AA, Division 4 State Quarterfinals, the Foxes varsity boys’ basketball program has reloaded with the familiar focus of pushing every team to the brink of oblivion. After the triple overtime lost to Liberty-Bealton, Foxes second year head coach Joshua Luzier promised his team would be back.

In light of their recent non-district victories (Washington & Lee, Colonial Beach) the Foxes have already won the first two out of three games of the season. Last season, King George finished with a record of 12-7, 22-7.

Now that basketball standouts Matt Mohr, Kelsey Monroe, Wayne Wyatt, and DJ Lewis have graduated, the spotlight will shine on a group of veterans leaders, and a talented contingent of new athletes. With the constantly changing player make-up surrounding the Battlefield District, Luzier is cautiously optimistic about the challenges ahead of him.

However, he is thrilled to have returning veterans Damion Carroll and L.J. Baylor back to provide leadership, and scoring power. During the game against Garfield, Carroll recorded a double, double, by scoring 18 points, and ripping down 12 rebounds. “I didn’t know what I was going to get out of those two (Baylor and Carroll), this season,” Luzier said. “Damion has matured a lot over the summer, and has taken over the role of leader. He has gotten everyone in the serious mode.”

Like Carroll, Baylor is equally versatile, both defensively and offensively. Luzier is confident that Baylor will lead by example, while uniting the team in crucial situations. “His game has improved from what it was last year, where he was considered mostly a outside threat,” Luzier said. “It’s unreal with the confidence he has shown, and how much he has transformed from last year to this year.”

Other key returning players that will enhance his depth include John Brown, Lonnie Chisley, and Trey Graham. The Foxes varsity team will also feature a versatile group of new players, who have already made an impact with their contributions this season. “As far as my younger players, I am very excited,” Luzier said. “I am going to have two years with this group, and I expect them to be top notch.”

Point guard Keenan Frye will lead the Foxes into battle this season as their floor general.  Frye’s repertoire of basketball skills is an added intangible that will be utilized by Luzier throughout the season.

According to Luzier, football player turned shooting guard, junior, De’Shon Brown is a pure athlete who is quick, smart, and very coachable.
Another player who will compliment the Foxes backcourt is Anthony Howard. From the team aspect he fills a void with his quickness, and knowledge of the game. Throughout the Foxes roster, there is not a weak link that stands out. “I expect by mid-season to be very strong depth wise,” Luzier said.

On Dec. 27 and 28, the Foxes will host their annual holiday break. Featured teams that are scheduled to compete are McDonough, Riverbend, and LaPlata

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