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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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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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