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Will Armstead: fueled with gridiron determination

Will Armstead: fueled with gridiron determination

To meet William Armstead, or simply “Will” to nearly everyone who knows him, is to meet a handsome, ...

Colonial Beach Triathlons, huge challenge  for area and visiting athletes

Colonial Beach Triathlons, huge challenge for area and visiting athletes

Jumping from the frying pan and into the fire! Life in the often-turbulent lane of triathlon sports ...

Andrew Knizner: a model for collegiate baseball perfection

Andrew Knizner: a model for collegiate baseball perfection

He may be the best freshman collegiate third baseman in the country. Andrew Knizner’s journey to a p...

Dirty Lion 5K Mud Run slides into another year

Dirty Lion 5K Mud Run slides into another year

 

On Saturday, Eagles Nest was transformed from a residential community into a swarming pool o...

Black Dog Paddle returns to Dahlgren Marine Center

Black Dog Paddle returns to Dahlgren Marine Center

On Saturday, the Black Dog Paddle Company, under the supervision of Maria Shultz returned to Dahlgre...

Mark Donovan has everything on-track at CB Dragstrip

Mark Donovan has everything on-track at CB Dragstrip

In the 50s and 60s, when gambling was still flourishing in Colonial Beach, there was steady traffic ...

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King George kids get a kick out of futsal

Thanks to the efforts of chiropractic specialist Dr. Shawn Pallotti, the sport of futsal has been revived in King George.
An avid sports enthusiast, Pallotti is a firm believer in commitment. Whether it was his King George Parks & Recreation soccer team that dominated their league for two consecutive seasons with only one loss, or his current push for the development of the Futsal Academy, he is determined to make Futsal a success.
“When I started the Futsal Academy, some prominent people who are knowledgeable about soccer asked me, where are the games?” Pallotti said. “I told them there are not going to be any games, this is futsal.  If it’s good enough for the Brazilians for all those years, it should be good enough for us.”

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KGLL softball works toward Regional Championship

Hot weather isn’t a reason to reduce working toward a Regional Championship and it hasn’t slowed the King George Little League Softball Seniors.  The players, and coaches, are taking every bit of available time to practice.  The heat has, at times, been oppressive, but the team has worked through the high temperatures.
With the Southern Regionals beginning at month’s end, time is rapidly “melting” away.  The team is working on all aspects of the game of softball.  Although nothing compares to actual game experience, well-structured practice can help the players reinforce their strengths while allow time to work on weaker areas. 
Needless to say, the entire team, players and coaches alike, is delighted to be going to compete at the Southern Region Championships.  Everyone has played an entire regular season working hard to make the All-Star Team.  But that was just the first step in their exciting journey.  The next step was the District 15 Championships.  King George drew a bye and took full advantage of that situation.  They then defeated both King William and Richmond Counties to clinch a spot in the Regionals as District 15’s No. 1 seed.
The team must now wait to see what teams will make-up the rest of the competition.  At that point, the Team Brackets will be established and playing dates assigned.  The tentative schedule has play starting on July 30th at the Virginia Sports Complex in Ladysmith, Va.
Watch for final tournament information right here in The Journal.  It’s only a short drive to Ladysmith so make plans to come down and cheer for King George as they take on the champions from our neighboring states.  Expect to see great softball played because that’s the kind KGLL SRSB delivers.

Vic Fredette
The Journal

26th Annual Pohanka Cadillac Colonial Beach Triathlon

On Saturday and Sunday, the beach section near the Colonial Beach American Legion building, at 27 Colonial Ave. was transformed into a haven for endurance athletes. With 315 athletes competing in the 26th Colonial Beach Triathlon, residents and onlookers got a glimpse of what it takes to be a considered a be a true tri-athlete.
The Olympic course featured a 1,500-meter swim, a 40K bike race and a 10K run. The event featured 151 athletes.

Read more: 26th Annual Pohanka Cadillac Colonial Beach Triathlon

Potomac Raiders compete at ASC/RAC

 

On June 26-27, at the University of Maryland (UMBC) the Potomac Raiders swim club competed against the following teams at the ASC/RAC swim meet: Annapolis Swim Club , Baltimore City Swim Club , Cardinal Gold Aquatics, Carroll Aquatics Tiger Sharks , Chesapeake Bay Aquatic Club , Columbia Aquatics Association , Coastal Aquatics Swim Team, Greater Annapolis Swim League, Greater Baltimore Swim Association ,Green Terror Aquatic Club Monocacy Aquatic Club , Naval Academy Aquatic Club , North Baltimore Aquatic Club, Retriever Aquatic Club .
Potomac Raider head coach Sam Fattah spoke highly of his team’s success during the summer months.

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Timestamps of Shark and Eel RSL history

With arguably the best feeder swim system in the entire area, King George High School has always based their success on the Dahlgren Sharks and Eden Estate Eels that swim competitively out of the Rappahannock Swim League (RSL). The long history associated with both teams has made area swimming both exciting and fulfilling for the King George community. While the Sharks are celebrating their 45th anniversary, the Eels are equally as excited about their 29th year in the RSL.
During the summer, both teams no longer compete against each other, because they swim in different divisions. While the Sharks swim in the Patriot Division, the Eels compete in the American Division.
In the summer of 1982, the RSL went through a period of transition when it announced the

Read more: Timestamps of Shark and Eel RSL history

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