- Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 February 2010 00:04
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In Saturday, Feb. 27, at Tolsma Track Center, at Liberty University, in Lynchburg, Va., King George High School (KGHS) will be represented by 17 of its elite indoor track and field team members at the 2010 VHSL Group AA State Indoor Track & Field Championships.
After their last finish at the Region I Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Boo Williams Sportsplex, in Hampton, Va., the Foxes pose a legitimate threat to bring home State honors. There is no question that the Foxes have the right stuff. After placing second with 70 points, the girls’ team had its strongest Regional finish in the schools history. History could have been drastically changed if the Foxes had seven more points for a State Championship.
Saving her best performance for last, Shearl Levere of King George also earned two regional titles in the horizontal jumps with top marks of 15’11.75” and 34’0.75” in the triple jump. Earning 26 points, Levere was the top individual point contributor, and she also placed third in the hurdles (9.29).
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 February 2010 21:04
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Neither rain, nor snow or three canceled swim meets could keep the 2009-2010 King George High School swim team from its destiny. After sweeping the Battlefield District swim championships for the third year in a row, it’s safe to say that King George is still at the top of the aquatic food chain. As the Foxes girls’ delivered eight first place victories out of a possible 11 for 168.5 points, their male teammates crushed their rivals using a compliment of second to fifth place finishes for 143 points.
A consummate achiever all season, sophomore Leann Miller led the field with victories in the 200-yard individual medley (2:18.68) and the 100-yard butterfly (1:01.83). Arguably the most significant performer at the meet, Miller contributed for a first place finish by swimming the anchor in the 200 and 400 freestyle relay events.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 February 2010 20:47
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After defeating the Lady Chargers varsity basketball team 60-43 on their home court on Jan. 5, King George continued their dominance by defeating their hosts again, 44-32.
Brittany Kersey led all Fox scoring with 13 points, while Stephanie Beverly added 10 points. Collectively, with the efforts of Timeah Brooks (5 points), Kara Brabant (7 points) and Stephanie Watts (3 points), the Foxes simply outworked their district rivals.
Elated over her team’s performance, Fox girls’ varsity head coach Jessica Forsythe said: “They came out tonight and played very well. This is a hard gym to play in, because the crowd’s right there with you, making it intense. Although their team has always played hard, we responded well.”
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 January 2010 18:04
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The Foxes (4-5) hosted a four-team wrestling meet last Wednesday featuring Courtland, Northumberland and Essex. While the Foxes lost to Courtland 52-28, they finished the meet on a high note by defeating Essex (54-30) and Northumberland (52-30).
The meet featured a number of Fox highlights. While head coach John Spiak celebrated a milestone of 75 wins as a coach in the Virginia High School Coaching Association (VHSCA), Jason Ames (12-3, 103 lbs.); Vinny Eells (12-3, 125 lbs.), and Connor Webber (12-6, 135 lbs.) were the top Fox wrestlers of the meet. Spiak has a total of 77 wins, and his next VHSCA milestone will be 130 victories.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 January 2010 17:59
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Double winners for King George were Tyler Grigg in the boys’ 200-meter and 400-meter events, and Rachael Webb in the girls’ 50-meter freestyle and 100-meter butterfly. As for the Cougars, Claire Hybl finished first in the girls’ 400-meter freestyle and 200-meter freestyle.
On Friday, the host Foxes boys’ and girls’ swim teams defeated Courtland and Eastern View. While Eastern View failed to record any first place finishes, the Cougars challenged the Foxes with 10 first finishes out of 22 events.
The Foxes will host Chancellor and Spotsylvania on Friday, Jan. 22 at the King George YMCA. Start time is 7 p.m.