- Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 May 2012 23:19
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With a lively fastball that breaks past home-plate in the mid-90s, King George High School’s ace pitcher Daimon Carroll has the kind of stuff that turns opposing hard bats into so much like wet noodles that whiff at ghosts of the horsehide spheres he zips by them or impotently sends them harmlessly into the waiting gloves of his Foxes’ teammates.
Indeed, Carroll currently has professional baseball scouts drooling over his talent and potential.
And they have produced somewhat of a quandary for the 18-year-old: Should he go to college where he’s been offered a full scholarship, or should he opt for the minors after the 2012 major league baseball draft that begins two days before his high school graduation?
“Right now, I don’t know,” he said. “I’m going to enter the draft but I’m thinking about junior college...if I go on to college I’d like to go into criminal justice where I can maybe eventually work for the CIA or the FBI. But I want to have the opportunity to play
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 May 2012 15:21
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Friday proved to be a tough night for the Foxes junior varsity and varsity girls’ soccer teams. During an away game, at Chancellor High School both teams fought valiantly before losing to the host Chargers.
The varsity’s 8-0 loss is not indicative of their season or their recent history against Chancellor. In fact, the last time they faced the Chargers, the game ended in a 1-1 tie. Prior to the game, on the Tuesday, the Foxes defeated James Monroe, 8-1, for the first time in seven years.
“Our overall progress is good, and the team is coming along every day,” Foxes head coach Dustin Piper said. “You see better touches on the ball, but unfortunately we couldn’t put anything together this evening.”
Thus far this season, the Foxes have scored 35 points,
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 April 2012 18:30
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On Saturday, at King George Middle School (KGMS), the Foxes boys finished atop a five team format with 312 points. As for their lady counterparts, the Foxes girls finished in second place (165 points), Walker Grant placed first for the girls with 224 points. “On a sunny and perfect day, both boys and girls teams rose to the challenge and performed to their best,” KGMS track & field head coach Cathy Binder said. “I can’t thank enough of the parents, and high school student that helped us make the meet an enjoyable experience by all.
The Foxes boys dominated the field with first place performances from future high
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 14:58
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The King George High School baseball team is the hottest ticket in town. In light of the Foxes offense, and the 90 plus mile an hour fastball sensation, Damion Carroll’s perfect game performance against Brooke Point (2-9) on Friday afternoon, it’s relatively safe to say that the Foxes are on a path to a district championship.
After sweeping the triple-A Commonwealth Division Black Hawks during Friday’s double-header, 10-0, 11-1, the heat is on for district contending teams such as Spotsylvania, and Caroline, if they hope to keep pace with the Foxes. When you consider that the Foxes pitching staff’s ERA is barely over a digit, and with the minor exception of the recent
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 21:07
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What a difference a year makes! After barely missing the Battlefield District Tournament by a late season loss to Eastern View, the Foxes varsity girls’ soccer team is determined to challenge the best teams in the area for the top spot. “We are well aware of the challenges we face against Chancellor, Courtland and James Monroe,” Foxes head coach Dustin Pifer said. “We feel that this is our year to get over the hump, and into competition with these schools that have a long standing tradition of success in girls’ soccer.”
With the loss of only two seniors to graduation, the Foxes could be the surprise team of the district. With a core group of 11 veterans who harmoniously work together, the sky is the limit.
Denise Flately will assist Pifer in the role of assistant coach.