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The Rappahannock Fall Baseball League season kicked off on Saturday, Aug. 30. The King George varsity and junior varsity teams were both crowned RFBL Champions last year, and they are looking to defend their titles. The King George varsity team hosted Northumberland on Saturday, and walked away with a split in the double-header. Northumberland won the first game, 7-4, but King George rallied and won the second game 6-1.
King George took the lead in the 1st inning of game 1, as lead off batter Matthew Hunt made his way to second base on several defensive errors. King George’s next batter Tyler Truslow singled into center field, scoring Hunt, and getting himself to third base on a throwing error. Zak Kegley followed with a ground out to the shortstop which allowed Truslow to score.
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The sport of baseball is more than just a game to Jeff Truslow - it is his life’s passion. Jeff Truslow, King George Rappahannock Fall Baseball League (RFBL) varsity head coach, may have his finger on something unique. Given that King George High School has produced two back-to-back winning seasons from the very same players that he has coached for the past three RFBL seasons, the impact of playing year-round baseball has the potential of yielding a potential run at a Battlefield District Championship.
After all, King George RFBL teams have produced three championships in the past two seasons. Last year Truslow’s varsity
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 August 2011 18:29
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King George resident Adam Grieco has fulfilled his life’s dream of seeing America’s heartland. Using only his cell phone for communication and navigational purposes, the 40-year-old endurance athlete traveled more than 7,000 miles on a cross-country ultra-marathon trip.
The most perplexing question that continues to haunt the minds of the many curious townsfolk he encountered on his quest for enlightenment, is why did he do it?
“I’ve been asked that question about a thousand times,” Grieco said. “Honestly, the reason I did it is because I simply really wanted to see the country. I felt if I didn’t do it, I would be a failure in life.”
From the coast to coast — King George to Pueblo, Colo. and back— stopping in towns like Bend, Ore., and many places in
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 August 2011 22:59
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Black & Gold pride thrives in the Drifter heartland! Longtime cheerleading head coach Jennifer Grigsby has her program headed in the right direction. After winning the Northern Neck District Championship for the past two seasons in a row, the Colonial Beach High School competition team is back to take on the best programs in
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 August 2011 15:44
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On Saturday, at Regency Park swimming pool, the summer swim season ended on a sweet note for Leeland Station, as they won the Rappahannanock Swim League National Division Finals Championship. Leeland Station featured four triple winners, who contributed to a commanding 884.5 point performance. Their closest competitor was the Eden Estates Eels with 751 points.
Leeland Station joined the undefeated (5-0) and championshvip ranks of the following RSL teams: Massad YMCA (Battlefield); Curtis Park (Patriot); Regency Park (American).
Twelve-year-old Matt Hopkins established a new RSL yard record for boys 11-12, as finished the 50-yard butterfly with a time of 27.47. Steven Loccisando of Chancellor held the previous record during the 2001 RSL season.
Team totals included: Leeland Station, 885.5; Eden Estates, 751; Spotswood, 735; Salem Fields, 664.5; Lake Wilderness, 564; Hopyard, 211.
Triple Nationals Division Finals winners included: Kristen Reed, Leeland Station, 100-yard IM, 1:17.22, 50-yard freestyle, 29.77, 50-yard