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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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Foxes sweep Chargers varsity

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.”

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Foxes wrestling team prevails over Trojans and Indians

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.

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Foxes swim teams overpower Cyclones and Cougars

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.

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KG Lady Foxes defeat McDonough Rams in a nail biter

Results from the Lackey vs. King George championship game, and Chancellor vs. McDonough consolation game were not available due to press deadlines. In a low-scoring contest, Lackey defeated Chancellor 36-34 in the first game of the girls’ portion of the tournament.
The equally matched up game turned out to be a slugfest of scoring and defense from beginning to end.
In the first quarter, the Foxes struck first with a layup from Timeah Brooks. After a series of offensive miscues from both teams, Quandria Dyson scored a layup and dropped in two foul shots to give the Rams a 4-2 lead. Within 1 minute and 34 seconds, the Rams rediscovered their offense and posted a 8-3 run — courtesy of two short range jumpers by Ram center Tyler Smith.

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