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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 ...

Andrew Knizner: a model for collegiate baseball perfection

Andrew Knizner: a model for collegiate baseball perfection

He may be the best freshman collegiate third baseman in the country. Andrew Knizner’s journey to a p...

Dirty Lion 5K Mud Run slides into another year

Dirty Lion 5K Mud Run slides into another year

 

On Saturday, Eagles Nest was transformed from a residential community into a swarming pool o...

Black Dog Paddle returns to Dahlgren Marine Center

Black Dog Paddle returns to Dahlgren Marine Center

On Saturday, the Black Dog Paddle Company, under the supervision of Maria Shultz returned to Dahlgre...

Mark Donovan has everything on-track at CB Dragstrip

Mark Donovan has everything on-track at CB Dragstrip

In the 50s and 60s, when gambling was still flourishing in Colonial Beach, there was steady traffic ...

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On target with KGHS NJROTC

KGHS Air Rifle Match; Virginia State Air Rifle
Three-Position  Qualifying Competition

   The King George High School Navy JROTC Rifle Team is having another stellar year.  On Saturday, they reeled in more accolades to go with their already bursting trophy collection.  Taking the top three individual awards in both Sporter Categories – veteran and novice, and claiming first and second place in Sporter Team competition, the talented KGHS students continue to carry on the winning tradition.   KGHS competed against the Caroline High School and Robinson Secondary School (from Fairfax, VA) rifle teams in the match held at King George High School.
   Junior Elizabeth Hampton took first place with a score of 559 in the veteran Individual Sporter Category, while Senior Sam Green came in second, scoring 543, and sophomore Kimberly Heitmeyer shortly behind, placing third with 536.   Novice Individual Sporter shooters placing for KGHS were all freshmen: Adrian Haught – first place - 440, Kyle Wagner – second place - 426, and Denver Brandts – third place - 385.
While no one from KGHS placed in the Precision Competition, several students continue to improve their skills in this category.  Junior Chris Braccini came in sixth from a field of twenty, shooting a score of 549.
   In the Sporter team competition, the King George team of Heitmeyer, Green, Hampton, and senior Matt Reed took first place, with a combined score of 2163.  Second place went to King George’s team consisting of junior Caitlin Henrickson, sophomore Brian Beverly, Haught, and Wagner, combining to score 1813.  The Caroline Red team placed third.  The Robinson Gold team walked away named the top Precision team.
   “We have been invited to the National JROTC Championships for the last 10 or more years; as long as it has been in existence,” said Head Coach Jim Morgan, who has been coaching for as many years at KGHS and other shooting organizations such as:  King George Shooting Association, Shooting Education 4-H Club, and State Small Bore team.  Virginia teams qualify for Nationals by being among the top in Virginia State Air Rifle Matches.  Saturday’s match at KGHS was considered one of the qualifying matches.  The Foxes have taken first or second place in the Navy National Championships for the last five or more years.  King George won the All-Services National JROTC Championship in 2007, when graduate Elizabeth Lyon, who attends Morehead State University on a shooting scholarship, was a senior.  Lyon was the top individual shooter at that competition.
   King George has been rated in the top four Navy JROTC teams since it has existed, according to Coach Morgan.  The King George students practice and compete year around, including summer camps.  “We have a great bunch of young people,” said Coach Morgan .  “They know what needs to be done and they follow through in doing it.” There is plenty of equipment involved in this sport, and the students are the ones who take care of moving it in and out.   The team spends about two weekends per month at matches.
   So far this year, Hampton has earned a distinguished marksmanship badge by accumulating 30 excellent marksmanship points.  Reed is close to that mark.  Heitmeyer and Henrickson have earned silver marksmanship badges this year as well.
King George will take two teams to the Navy JROTC Championships beginning on February 26 at Camp Perry, Ohio, where they will try to qualify (again) for the           All-Services National Championships in Fort Benning, Georgia, March 24-29. 

Go Foxes!


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