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Drifters pummel Washington & Lee

Drifters pummel Washington & Lee

Last Thursday’s 18-4 Conference 43 win against the visiting Washington & Lee Eagles seems to hav...

Michelle Tritt returns to Boston Marathon

Michelle Tritt returns to Boston Marathon

Her quest in life is to benefit humanity through the benefits of running and exercise. On April 20, ...

Paul Jerry’s quest for the Golden Gloves Championship

Paul Jerry’s quest for the Golden Gloves Championship

On April 4, Paul Jerry’s bantamweight (123 pounds) boxing odyssey came to a crossroads.
The King Geo...

Drifters baseball in the midst of rebuilding

Drifters baseball in the midst of rebuilding

Although it’s early in the season, the Colonial Beach varsity baseball team still is in search of it...

Foxes shutdown Liberty Falcons, 7-3

Foxes shutdown Liberty Falcons, 7-3

On March 19, senior King George pitcher Zach Johnson was in near perfect form, as he pitched six inn...

Graham captures state pole vault championship

Graham captures state pole vault championship

Jonathan Graham saved his best indoor pole vault performance for last.
On March 9 at Liberty Univers...

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Hydro-Turf watercraft racers battle for the APBA Watercross bragging rights

Colonial Beach hosts newest 2010 Hydro-Turf APBA Watercross national tour site

With 25 turns around over 27 buoys in the Potomac River, professional and novice Jet Ski race enthusiasts gave watercrafts race fans the show of their lives. Last weekend, Colonial Beach took center stage as the 2010 Hydro-Turf APBA Watercross National Tour included the town as their newest featured tour attraction.
The featured race included the Pro Runabout competition, which was won by Dusting Farthing (men) and Amy Green (women) on both days of the event. Both racers are considered to among the best watercraft athletes in the country.
Other than the obvious bragging rights, as the winner of the competition, a $10,000 cash award and sizeable consolation awards were an incentive to finish first or at the top of the racer’s class.

Read more: Hydro-Turf watercraft racers battle for the APBA Watercross bragging rights

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

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