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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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KG JV Lady Foxes are perfect Battlefield District Champions

The King George JV Lady Foxes are the Battlefield Champions for the second year in a row.  To make it even more impressive, they are undefeated.  They completed the season with 16 wins and no losses.
King George traveled to Spotsylvania to take on the Lady Knights for the third time this season.  Seeded Number 1, the Foxes were the home team for the District Championship game.  To win the title, the Foxes would have to win a third time against a strong Spotsylvania team.
The Knights jumped out to a one-run lead in the first inning as King George allowed one run on three errors.  The Foxes failed to score in the bottom of the first.  Spotsy was three up, three down in the second.  King George had two runners reach base in their half but couldn’t score.

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Undefeated and the best in the Battlefield

 

How difficult is it to complete a regular season undefeated? It’s extremely difficult!  A team must be solid across the board — strong pitching, potent offense and a defense that makes the plays that seal the wins.  The King George JV Lady Foxes met those objectives and ended the season 15-0 (13-0 District).
The Foxes traveled to Caroline for their final game of the season.  The Cavaliers are one of the three powers in JV Softball in the Battlefield District, along with King George and Spotsylvania.  The Foxes expected a tough game, and it was! 
King George entered the game with two of their starters unavailable to play.  The game was being played on the Cavaliers’ home field.  The Foxes had everything to gain and Caroline had nothing to lose, but something to gain with chance to end King George’s undefeated streak.
King George scored in the first inning, using a walk, an error and two hits to break the ice with two runs.  Caroline was unable to respond as the Foxes defense grabbed three fly balls to complete a three-up, three-down inning. Foxes 2-0. 
The second inning was interesting with both teams threatening, but neither team able to score.
The third inning was a challenge for the Cavaliers as King George loaded the bases with two outs.  After a long at bat, Caroline recorded the final out with a good play on a ground ball.  The Cavs showed no offense as they went quietly, three-up, three-down. 
The fourth inning was different with King George being held scoreless as their inning ended on a double play.  Caroline carried this solid play into their half of the inning, wrapping two hits around an error to score a run and close the gap to 2-1.
The fifth and sixth innings had no runs crossing the plate with the Foxes going three-up, three-down in both innings.  In the fifth, the King George coaches made a defensive change in the outfield that came into play.  Caroline had two runners on base when they slashed a fly ball to right field where Kiersten Sydnor made a fine play for the second out.  One ground ball later the Foxes ended the fifth. 

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KG Foxes own the Battlefield District

History was theirs for the taking, and the Foxes did not disappoint! The Foxes destiny for notability was secured last Friday at Culpeper High School, when boys’ and girls’ outdoor track and field teams swept the Battlefield District Championship. The last time the Foxes conquered the district championship was five years ago, when the sport was dominated with legendary stars — the likes of Phillip Liggins, Shanna Harris, Stephond Owens, Cameron Rice and Courtney Venable.
Now that a new day is dawning, the Foxes are filled with a litany of stars ready to showcase their talents. Shearl Levere broke the school record in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.68 seconds. Levere was the point getter with three first place victories in the 100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles (47.82) and the triple jump (34’7.50”). Levere also contributed points in a sixth place finish in the long jump (16’4.50”).

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Fox varsity baseball takes center-stage

With only Caroline left on their schedule, the Foxes varsity baseball team (8-5, 12-7) could finish in second place behind undefeated Battlefield leader Courtland. This milestone would mark the best record the Foxes have had in five years. Even if Spotsylvania won their remaining game, the Foxes would still finish ahead of the Knights, based on defeating them twice during the season. Results of the Caroline game were not available due to press deadlines.
Last Thursday’s 2-1 victory at Ross Memorial Field in Spotsylvania, is a sure sign that the Battlefield District is in the process of renovation. Against one of the best teams in the district, Chris Davis pitched six and third innings of shutout baseball, which resulted in one run in the seventh. Davis finished with four strikeouts, no walks and gave up four hits.
Davis is an intangible that most teams would dream of having. The senior right-hander has pitched more than 52 innings of baseball, that has resulted in 66 strikeouts and only 20 walks. But his 3-3 record, which includes four no-decisions, cannot describe his value to the Fox baseball program.

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Foxes track & field roll past Battlefield District rivals

Last Wednesday, at Culpeper High School, the Foxes continued their reign of dominance over the Battlefield District, as the girls’ and boys’ teams defeated Culpeper, James Monroe and Eastern View. With the upcoming district championships taking place at Culpeper High School in less than two weeks, all eight-district teams will be utilizing the remaining meets to improve their performances. The final opportunity for athletes to qualify for the State and Regional championship will be at the Millbrook Invitational on Friday, May 14.
Amethyst Polk led the Foxes girls with victories in the 200 meters (26.20), long jump (15’2”) and the triple jump (32’8.5”). Polk also placed second in the 400 meters with a time of 1:10.28. Polk’s teammate Shearl Levere also gave her team a lift, with first place finishes in the 100-meter hurdles (17.8) and the 300-meter hurdles (50.12). In the field events, Levere placed second in the long jump (15’1”) and third in the triple jump (31’9”).
In the distance events, Ciara Mading recorded victories in the 1,600 meters (6:11.9) and the 3,200 meters (13:00.45).
In a show of strength, Shaquoy Morris won the discus event with a toss of 84’5”. Morris also placed third in the shot put (26’4”). The Lady Foxes won the meet with 109 total points, with Culpeper finishing second with 66 points.
As for the Foxes boys, Joe Walton finished first in the 100 meters (10.59) and the 200 meters (22.22). Terry Santos also had a banner day, with a first place finish in the 300-meter hurdles (40.26). Santos contributed valuable second place points in the triple jump (38’9.5”), high jump (5’10”) and long jump (21’1”).
Rounding out the boys first place winners, were the 4x100 (45.1”, Terry Santos, Wayne Wyatt, David Jerson, Joe Walton) and 4x400 (3:40, David Jerso, Corey Rodriguez, Matt Mohr, RJ Brown) relay teams.
The Foxes travel to Chancellor High School on Wednesday to compete against Courtland, James Monroe and Chancellor.

Leonard M. Banks, Sports Editor

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