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W&L will count on defensive veterans

W&L will count on defensive veterans

Linemen, quickness are keys for Eagles’ squad

Washington & Lee’s new varsity football coach, To...

Outmanned Drifters have playoffs in sight

Outmanned Drifters have playoffs in sight

Most of team will be forced to play offense, defense

With their backs against the wall the Drifters...

KG football reloads, eyes another big year

KG football reloads, eyes another big year

King George High School has returned for another season of action-packed varsity football.

With the ...

The rise of Shiloh Park: a recreational sports Mecca

The rise of Shiloh Park: a recreational sports Mecca

It takes a different kind of athlete to get up 5 a.m. to prepare to run 50k (31 miles) through the r...

Eagles new head coach pleased with team’s progress

Eagles new head coach pleased with team’s progress

Todd Jones, the legendary new coach of the Washington & Lee Eagles, has just been on the job for...

Famed Virginia Major League Baseball catcher Foiles signs books at Colonial Beach

Famed Virginia Major League Baseball catcher Foiles signs books at Colonial Beach

Hank Foiles, a Virginia native who was a major league baseball all-star catcher for legendary pitche...

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CB Strongman competition is a rousing success

On Saturday, on the grounds of Monroe Park, in Colonial Beach, the Drifter athletic program hosted the second annual Strongman Competition. The competition featured athletes from Colonial Beach and Washington & Lee High School. Each athlete tested their strength gained during the off-season. From agility to sheer physical strength, athletes were pushed to the limit.

Eagle Greg Bankhead (lightweight) was the overall individual winner for each weight class. Drifter, Josh Sanford (middleweight) and Eagle Raymond

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Learn to Lap Swim program pays it forward

The Learn to Lap Swim Program currently in place at the King George YMCA is the perfect way to blend exercise, fun and the spirit of community volunteerism. While the program has been an ongoing effort spearheaded by King George sports enthusiast and swim coach legend Ken Novell, the primary difference between the earlier programs and the current program is that the latest initiative is to encourage beginner/novice swimmers to participate.

“What’s important to me is to get as many people in the pool for exercise,” Novell said. “Swimming should be a

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Turner eclipses 1,000 rebound milestone

 

Last Wednesday at the Drifterdome in Colonial Beach, history was made. Senior center Melissa Turned joined the prestigious 1,000-rebound club. With 3:56 remaining in the first quarter, Turner pulled down her 1,000th rebound, and then proceeded to pass it to Danielle Galloway who scored with a jumper to give the Drifters a 15-5 lead.
For the past four seasons Turner has been the cornerstone of the girls’ basketball program.
Turner, along with Danielle Galloway and Destiny Smith were honored during Drifter Senior Night activities.
“As a player, she has grown a total of 180 degrees from day she started in the program,” Colonial Beach High School girls’ head coach

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Paul Jerry subdues Baxter

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Redemption for one local athlete is sweet. Last Saturday, deep in the heart of Southeast Washington, D.C., in front of a raucous crowd of unsurely spectators at Paul’s Gym, King George High School grad Paul Cornelius Jerry out-punched a heavier John Baxter. Jerry, who weighed in at 122 pounds, was matched at the last minute against the 132-pound Baxter.
After sustaining a knock down in the round one in front of a partisan xxxx crowd, Jerry put together a series of combinations.
“I told him not to worry; find the body and the chin will follow,” Jerry’s father and trainer, Anthony Murrill, said. “Although the guy knocked him down with a punch that grazed his chin, Paul brushed it off in the next round. He went to work, battering his opponent on the punch stats, 10-3. I told Paul to put your chin on chest, and work his abdomen—and then bring the hook up.”

 

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Paul Jerry’s quest for Golden Gloves boxing perfection

Paul Cornelius Jerry’s road to the proving grounds of Olympic hopefuls is not for the faint of heart. Most recently, at the USA Boxing Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia Regional Championship in Oxon Hill, Maryland, the King George County resident and University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) sophomore stood toe-to-toe with 2008 Beijing Olympian Gary Russell in a three-round featherweight fight.
After a tumultuous first round that involved a number of exchanges between the two boxers, the ring physician stopped the fight due a cut over Jerry’s eye. Prior to the Russell fight, Jerry lost a close, yet controversial decision against Cesar Chavez from Round-One Gym. In light of the decision, Jerry was awarded an opportunity to fight again on the second day. Russell went on to win the championship fight in his weight class on Sunday, while Jerry’s quest for a possible boxing career continues on.
“It was a close decision, where everyone thought I had won the fight,” Jerry said. “My opponent didn’t think that he had won, because when his name was called he appeared confused.”
While Jerry’s record has been slightly blemished by his recent performance, his overall 7-3 standing, which includes two Golden Gloves region and district championships, as a novice is impressive. In addition to his accomplishments, Jerry maintains a 3.2 GPA as a sophomore at UMES, while serving as a motivational speaker for his father and trainer Anthony Murrill’s outreach organization, X2REP, aka Fighting for the Future.
Through the support and guidance of Murrill, and a positive outlook on life, Jerry has found the strength to cope with the cancer battle facing his mother, along with the pressures of transitioning from a Maryland high school environment to a Virginia educational atmosphere.

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