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Foxes show heart in playoffs against Warhill

Prior to the Regional semi-final 55-41 lost against Grafton, which ended their season, the King George Foxes was nothing short of thrilling as they finished off the Warhill Lions in a challenging 74-69 win last Tuesday night in the Region I, Division 4, boys basketball Quarterfinals.  Both teams working to stay alive in post-season play made for an exciting home finale.

The Foxes (7-7 Battlefield District, 13-15 overall) pulled off the win using patience on offense and sound defensive strategies; KGHS was ranked third in Team Defense of the AA area schools.  Three Foxes scored in double digits: recently named to the First-team

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L.J. Baylor: a testament of courage under fire

He embodies the mantra, “courage under fire.” Foxes senior, forward/shooting guard, L.J. Baylor’s quest for post-season play has led him to the first round of the Region I, Division 4 playoffs, where the Foxes will host Smithfield. Due to press deadlines, results of the game were not available.

Baylor came into his own during the 2011 VHSL Group AA, Division 4 state

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Foxes move into fourth place on senior night

After defeating Spotsylvania (68-33), and Caroline (58-44), the Foxes boys’ varsity basketball team has secured fourth place in the Battlefield District. With the district championship quickly approaching, the Foxes offense has regained its familiar swagger, by utilizing every aspect of its ability to score in key situations. King George defeated both the Knights and Cavaliers earlier, in the month of January.

Prior to the game, fans said a final goodbye to senior Foxes, Damion Carroll, L.J. Baylor, Trey Graham, and John Brown. Their contributions to the Foxes basketball program have proven

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Foxes girls qualify for Cross Country Championship

Last Wednesday, it was a Fox celebration at Loriella Park, in Fredericksburg. After posting a fourth place finish at the Region I Cross Country Championship, junior Haley Armentrout will lead the Foxes girls’ cross-country team to the State Cross Country AA Championship, at Great Meadow State Course, in The Plains, on Nov. 12. Her goal is to make the elite top 20, and all-state honors.

While Lafayette senior Heidi Peterson took home the individual women’s honors with  a time of 20:11.8, Battlefield District Champion Armentrout posted a time of 20:28. Out of 21 Region I high schools, the Lady Foxes placed third. Grafton, and Jamestown placed first and second respectively, while the following schools

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Foxes edged in a 13-12 squeaker

 

The torrential morning rain last Friday that turned Thomas Lomax Hunter Field into a quagmire and marred King George High School’s planned homecoming festivities put the Foxes in a foul mood and they were ready to take it out on visiting Chancellor in the Monday rescheduled joust. Unfortunately their guests, led by one of Virginia’s top 20 high school quarterbacks, was able to nip their hosts as the Chargers edged King George in a 13-12 hard-fought defensive battle.

The game was every bit as even as the score. King George more than took the measure of the arm of highly-rated Derrin Jackson, stuffing all but two of the Chancellor drives into the red zone with crisp smash-mouth takedowns.

Leading the way for the Foxes on both sides of the ball was De’shon Brown. The 5-10 junior was a dynamo in the defensive backfield and amassed more than 80 yards of offense as the main offensive weapon when staring as the King George running back.  
The defensive line and backers also shined brightly, anchored by stalwarts Blake Sparks, Josh Jenkins, Matt Myers, Shawn Hughes,

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