Wed08272014

Last updateWed, 19 Nov 2014 8pm

   2014 39.95 HSD w VIDor PH-Banner2-500-x-125

Outmanned Drifters have playoffs in sight

Outmanned Drifters have playoffs in sight

Most of team will be forced to play offense, defense

With their backs against the wall the Drifters...

KG football reloads, eyes another big year

KG football reloads, eyes another big year

King George High School has returned for another season of action-packed varsity football.

With the ...

The rise of Shiloh Park: a recreational sports Mecca

The rise of Shiloh Park: a recreational sports Mecca

It takes a different kind of athlete to get up 5 a.m. to prepare to run 50k (31 miles) through the r...

Eagles new head coach pleased with team’s progress

Eagles new head coach pleased with team’s progress

Todd Jones, the legendary new coach of the Washington & Lee Eagles, has just been on the job for...

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 ...

T-Shirt printing 20130925

Banner printing Comm Dental

Washington & Lee 2010 fall sports preview

“Eagles Volleyball Set to Rebuild”
Volleyball tryouts were held in a packed gym for three days for both the varsity and junior varsity teams.  This year the varsity girls are led by former J.V. coach Whitney Thompson and Drew Hutt is at the helm for young J.V. Eagles.
Returning players: Tara Johnson, Ali Jones, Rebecca Jones, Tonya Jones, Molly Reed, Brianna Roane, and Jordan Williams.

Read more: Washington & Lee 2010 fall sports preview

No off season for the elite Washington & Lee Eagles

For most teenagers they spend their summers sleeping in, playing video games, going to the pool, going outside when it’s convenient and just “kick-it.” A number of athletes at Washington & Lee high school have taken a different approach to their vacation time.  Most of the athletes are familiar faces; the faces that coaches, teachers, and peers see every day working hard and sacrificing their time for their school, county, and more importantly, their selves.  They know winning starts in the off-season and there is no off-season for an Elite Eagle.  Games are won and lost in the weight room.   

Read more: No off season for the elite Washington & Lee Eagles

Eagles scrape their way to victory

 

W&L baseball coach Michael Clark knew that starting five sophomores, especially in the ultra-competitive Northern Neck District, would involve some growing pains.  He also knew that kicking off his season with AA schools and proven playoff teams might make for a difficulty early season.  When his team was 1-8, prior to the start of the district season, if he was questioning his scheduling choices, he wasn’t doing so openly.
When senior Bubby Miles, a veteran who has made the switch from outfield to catcher this season, came to him, distressed at the team’s slow start, Clark counseled patience.
“I told him ‘We’ll get better. We’ll learn how to play together at this level, and we’ll be ready for the district season,’” Clark said.
Many of those early season losses were competitive games against proven teams, but it’s awfully hard to keep believing when victories are so rare.

 

Read more: Eagles scrape their way to victory

An odyssey of Eagle wrestling

Washington & Lee Wrestling

Every wrestling season is a marathon.  This one, though, has turned into the Iditarod.  On Jan. 29, the Eagle wrestling team got together for a fairly routine Friday practice in anticipation of the Northern Neck District meet, which was to be the following Wednesday.  Since that time, the season has been anything but routine.
As all remotely sentient beings are well aware, Mother Nature essentially opened up a can on the bulk of American civilization and most activities (other than mechanically opening the refrigerator door every 45 minutes to see if anything new has appeared) all but ceased for the best part of two weeks.  The district meet was canceled and all the Northern Neck schools found themselves preparing for the regional championships by shoveling snow and doing push-ups during daytime TV commercials.  There was some consternation about whether all of the Region A teams would even be allowed to make the trek to Mathews last weekend in search of a coveted top four individual placement to qualify for the state tournament.  In the end, all 12 schools found a way, including Arcadia, which made the pilgrimage from the Eastern Shore via parent caravan.

Read more: An odyssey of Eagle wrestling

W&L's Coach Malcom Lewis - 100th win

Various media outlets reported last week that Malcolm Lewis, in his 14th year at the helm of the Washington and Lee football program, would be seeking his 100th win at Mathews. When asked about it, he largely demurred or slipped into coach speak.

“I kinda thought it was some time last year. This is really about the kids and the community anyway,” he said. That was all well and good, of course, for a man who has mastered the coaching arts should be well versed in how to work an interview. Mac Lewis was not going to be let off so easily this time.        

As it turned out, the 50-0 shellacking that the Eagles put on Mathews (heck, it was 50-0 at the half!) was, in fact, Lewis’ 103rd victory. The signature 100th win had come in the first round of the playoffs last year courtesy of a 19-14 nail biter over King William. Talk of such a milestone might have deflected from the team’s focus during the playoff push, so perhaps it’s just as well that the bean counters were a few legumes off.

Read more: W&L's Coach Malcom Lewis - 100th win

201407chamber

 

201408source

201404getaway

 

201401kgpr

Contact Us

The Journal Press, Inc. P. O. Box 409, 10250 Kings Hwy. King George, VA 22485

EditorialAdvertisingOffice
Jessica Herrink, Publisher

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Carla Gutridge
540-709-7061
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Leonard Banks, Production
540-469-4196
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Leonard Banks, Sports editor
540-469-4196
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Steve Detwiler
540-709-7288
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Drue Murray
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phyllis Cook
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Charlene Franks
540-709-7075
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Linda Farneth,
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Elizabeth Foreman,
540-709-7076
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Charlene Franks, Accounts
540-709-7075
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Richard Leggitt
540-993-7460
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bonnie Gouvisis
540-775-2024
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lori Deem, Church & Community
540-709-7495
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Advertising Information
540-775-2024
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jessica Herrink
540-469-4031
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Journal Print Shop

Contact Steve Detwiler

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

540-709-7288 • 540-775-2024

Quikey

Bulletline

link4

Your Invitation Place

Balloon House