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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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Northern Neck Rivermen roll right past Valley Tigers

Not only did the Northern Neck Rivermen send a clear message to the rest of the Mason Dixon Football League with their punishing win over the Valley Tigers 34-8, but they did it with ease. Armed with an arsenal of speed on both sides of the line, the Rivermen, led by quarterback Gage Ford, moved the first down markers all night long. Ford finished the evening with more than 400 yards total, passing and running. With the victory, the Rivermen have take possession of first place in the MDFL over division rival the Fredericksburg Falcons.

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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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