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Foxes begin quest for a new identity in 2011

 King George High School varsity head football coach Jeff Smith is a firm believer that hard work pays off, especially when it comes to the direction that his football team is headed in. When you consider that he will be without the services of Fox graduates Tevin Jones, Kelsey Monroe and DJ Lewis, his quest for winning a Battlefield District championship will be not be an easy task.

Another daunting complication is a field of seven equally tough district opponents who have the same interest in winning the coveted title. However, Smith has more than just few tricks

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The Jimmy Howard Fox era is set to begin

There is a new chapter unfolding in Fox athletic history. His love for the King George High School sports and his beloved community has come full circle. Although the King George School Board selected Jimmy Howard for the position a month ago, the excitement and challenges ahead of continuing the winning tradition that Irving Taylor instilled in program are never far from Howard’s thoughts. Under Taylor’s auspices, the Fox golf program never had a losing season.

Howard’s coaching staff will be composed of King George County administrator Travis Quesenberry, Donald Clift and Will Martin. The entire

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Foxes Amethyst Polk rules VHSL States

She saved her best for last. After qualifying in five events at the VHSL Group AA State Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Harrisonburg, enior King George High School track and field star Amethyst Polk enjoyed arguably the best performance of her athletic career. The senior placed seventh in the triple jump (35’ 11.75), third in the long jump (17’ 7.50), sixth in the 100-meter dash (12.62), and sixth in the 400-meter dash (58.35).

Polk is the most coveted girls track and field athlete in Fox history. She currently holds school records in the 100-meters, 200-meters, 300-meters and 400-meters. As the Foxes girls top point

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KG Foxes boys’ JV soccer push Blue Devils to the limit

Although the Foxes junior varsity boys’ soccer team ended their season last Tuesday with a loss to unbeaten Culpeper 3-2, they remain a major player in the future of the varsity soccer program. After trailing 0-2 in the first half, the Foxes rallied back from goals scored by Tony Arvizu, and Jacob Perkins. However, the Blue Devils pulled a rabbit out of their hat in the first two minutes of overtime to celebrate the championship with a 3-2 victory. “At the start I was afraid that Culpeper would come in and stomp us in the mud, because they had the potential to do it,” King George head

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Cyclones overwhelm Foxes in JV district baseball championship

It was bitter pill to swallow for the Foxes. After losing to Eastern View 10-6 for the Battlefield District Championship, the Foxes were left with empty hearts and the realization that they will have to face the Cyclones again next year — but next time most of them will be wearing varsity uniforms.

“It was great game,” Foxes junior varsity head coach Nick Simmons said. “Our boys came out and played their hearts out. It proved to fun to watch.”

Last season, when both teams met in the junior varsity, the Foxes narrowly defeated the Cylcones 2-1. However, this season, both

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