- Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 July 2011 21:38
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The outcry against the abduction of children in Northern Uganda has a strong voice in the form of the University of Mary Washington (UMW) chapter of Invisible Children. Through the efforts of UMW senior Travis Bishop and the staff of Invisible Children, a triathlon has been organized to raise money against the ongoing Ugandan travesty. The event format is a 300-meter swim, 3.7-mile bike race, and will end in a 1.2 mile run around the UMW campus.
The event is scheduled to take place on main campus on Oct. 9. All proceeds will be donated to the construction of schools and dormitories for the children of Uganda.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 July 2011 21:42
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For the second consecutive year, Molly Roohi ruled the west Richmond street-sides and became the top women’s finisher in the annual 3Sports Triathlon, proving that she is one of the fastest triathletes in the state.
The 30-year old King George resident finished with an overall time of 58.23. After trailing Richmond resident Renee Kunnen by four seconds in the swim portion, Roohi passed Kunnen by 28 seconds in the bike event. She later extended her lead over Kunnen by 1-minute and 23 seconds to win the triathlon.
The triathlon featured a 300-meter swim, or six laps in the Shady Grove YMCA indoor pool, a 20K bike race and a 5K run through the streets of Glen Allen. 354 athletes participated from around the country to compete in the yearly event.
Roohi is a perennial endurance champion, who recently won the Pohanka Nissan Hyundai YMCA Colonial Beach Sprint Triathlon. Last year, after an undefeated season, she was rated first overall in women’s
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 July 2011 22:06
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Speed and endurance is her signature, but the thrill of winning continues to inspire King George resident Molly Roohi. On Saturday, the 30-year veteran triathlete finished first overall in the 27th Annual Pohanka Nissan Hyundai Honda YMCA Colonial Beach Sprint Triathlon. Among a field of 114 women, Roohi’s time of 1:14.02 surpassed her closest competitor, Diane Haupt by more than a minute and a half.
While Roohi trailed Haupt in the swim event by 25 seconds, she quickly passed the entire field in the bike and running event. With more than 17 marathons under her belt, Roohi is an example of what most athletes aspire to be
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 July 2011 22:04
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Most recently, the following Westmoreland County Little League Major Baseball Team members were thrilled to win the District 15 Championship: front row (left-right): Trey Bowler; Garrett Oliff; Carson Bell; Kendrick Creasey; Wyatt Feltner; Andrew Burrell. back row (left-right): coach J.R. Bowler; Trevor Delane; Jeremy Saunders; Kenny Taylor; coach K.C. Travis; Deiontre Campbell; Jarret Sumiel; Nicky Fones; manager Ricky Fones.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 July 2011 22:01
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On Thursday night, after a roller coaster season, Post 89 King George (8-14) rallied to defeat visiting Post 55 Courtland 55, 16-8. After narrowly losing to Courtland twice during the earlier part of the season, King George dominated their division foes for the final three innings. King George rallied with 11 runs in the seventh inning to take a 15-8 lead.
Standout Post 89 King George slugger Dylan Dombrowksas was a one-man scoring machine. He set the tone with a 5-5 night at plate that included three doubles and two hits that resulted in three RBIs. He was in a scoring zone as he capped his personal best performance off with a score.
Nearly equaling their teammates’ banner night, the following Post 89 players contributed some noteworthy performances of their own: Lex Estes (4-5), solo homerun, three hits, three RBIs; Tyler Trustlow (3-5), double, two hits, two RBIs; David Campbell (2-5), one triple, one hit, three RBIs; Bubby Miles (3-5), one double, two hits, two RBIs; Theo Klopsis (2-5), double, one hit, one RBI; Jordi Estes (1-6) double, one RBI.
As for Courtland, Clay Keranen was their leading hitter with a 2-5 performance, that featured a run scoring double, and a single. Jesse Belcastro, and Travis Weaver finished also finished the game with