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Lady Foxes varsity softball packs a wallop

From the bottom of the order to the depth of their bench core, the 2010 King George High School softball team (2-0) is solid from the ground up. How good are they? Last week, within a span of two days, the Foxes crushed cross-town rivals Washington & Lee and Colonial Beach 15-0, 10-1, respectively. In fact, after defeating Lancaster 3-1 during a scrimmage, the Foxes are currently undefeated.
Thrilled about the possibilities of another successful season, Fox head coach Billie Jo Derrow said: “I am very excited about the season, and our overall chances to bring home a district title. The team has set their goals for this season, and how they need to go about accomplishing their goals. Each and every girl on our roster will bring something special to our team. I can’t wait to watch them play.”
With seven returning starters from last season, including two dominating pitchers in the form of junior Katelyn Mehl and freshman Taylor Brandts, the Foxes are unquestionably armed and extremely dangerous. While Mehl recorded a remarkable .045 ERA, including 230 strikeouts, Brandts posted a strong season at the junior varsity level.
Other players who will affect the Foxes’ destiny are junior Lauren Parker, senior Jessica Burress, Nicki Pettit, junior Nicole Straughan, sophomore Sarah Davis and senior Julie Catlett.
Team captains for the Foxes are Parker, Burress and Mehl.
Talented and true to form, the players to look out for include: freshman Taylor Balmez, sophomore Courtney Beck, sophomore Natilie McGregor, sophomore Katelyn O’Campo and junior Elizabeth King.
After finishing last season in third place with a record of 8-4, 13-8, the Foxes are eager to change the settings of the district food chain. In addition, for the first time in five seasons, the Foxes competed in the Regional playoffs.
“We are looking forward to playing each and every team to the best of our abilities,” Derrow said.
An interesting confrontation that will soon present itself is the Fox home game between defending district and tournament champion Eastern View and King George on March 31.

Leonard M. Banks
Sports Editor

 

Foxes end basketball season in a blast

 The Foxes boys’ (12-9) 2009-2010 winter basketball season may not have ended with a championship, but it surely gave fans a reason to cheer.
  
Group AA, Region I, Division-4 semi-finals
   Ahead by three points at 29-26 going into the third quarter, and having Tabb’s (18-9) best player, Emanuel Jones, in foul trouble, with the hope that benching him in the second quarter would have interfered with his ability to score, may have been wishful thinking. The Tabb standout came out pumped-up and determined to score 19 of his game total 19 points, leading this his team to a 66-58 victory.

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Foxes battle for district basketball supremacy

While the defending Group AA, Division IV State Champions Courtland Cougars (11-0, 20-0) defeated James Monroe 57-47 to capture the 2010 Battlefield District Boys’ Basketball Championship, the Foxes didn’t disappoint the many fans who traveled to the unfriendly confines of Cougar territory, also know as Courtland High School.
Although the Foxes had previously lost to Courtland twice during regular season, only a total of seven combined points separated the Cougars from a lost in their otherwise unblemished record. The last time the Cougars lost a game was on Jan. 31, against Benedictine (63-54). However, it’s playoff time, and all bets are off! The Cougars dominated the Foxes for four straight quarters, resulting in a 64-37 district tournament semi-final win.
Like the other schools in the District final four, the loss did not deter the Foxes from a Regional tournament qualification nor did it prevent them defeating Chancellor (7-3, 14-6), 59-52, during the tournament’s consolation game Saturday evening. D.J. Lewis led all scores with 16 points, including two 3-pointers. Teammate Matt Mohr finished the game with 10 points. Bob Waters collected seven of the team’s total rebounds. Lewis, the Foxes’ leading scorer for the past three seasons, finished the tournament with 58 points.

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Foxes indoor track team makes school history at Regionals

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).

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King George Foxes rule

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.

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