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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...

Washington & Lee football begins with new optimism

Washington & Lee football begins with new optimism

The Washington Redskins are not the only Virginia football team beginning training with a new coach ...

KG Her-icanes win third straight championship

KG Her-icanes win third straight championship

 
The KG Her-icanes Travel Softball team won its third straight tournament on July 19 at the Nat...

HT Pro Watercross Liberty Cup returns to Colonial Beach

HT Pro Watercross Liberty Cup returns to Colonial Beach

Watercraft racing is more than just an adrenalin rush for Loyd Alspaugh, it’s a blend of danger, fun...

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Beach hosts Northern Neck Strongman competition

Mixing brawn with the courage to stand among the elite strong men of the Northern Neck became the theme for the first annual Northern Neck Strongman Competition. Sponsored by Colonial Beach High School (CBHS) and the Virginia National Guard, led by Sergeant Greene, 16 athletes, from grades 8-12, pushed their physical abilities to the limit. The event took place at Colonial Beach High School, on the grounds of Monroe Park.
After the weigh-in, athletes tested their speed, endurance and strength during the following events: tire flip, sand bag carry, farmer’s toss and Humvee push. The main event included a four-man tug-o-war team competition. Strongman competitors were divided up into three weight classes: lightweight, middleweight and heavyweight.

Read more: Beach hosts Northern Neck Strongman competition

BWSL Foxes up and running

Last weekend, the BWSL Foxes competed in the 2010 Virginia U15 DII State Tournament, sanctioned by the AAU, held at the Stuart C. Siegel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University.
The team is coached by David Crenshaw.  Coach Crenshaw volunteers his time, as do the two assistant coaches, Chris Brown and Anthony Howard.  The Foxes have been together for a short time, a little over a month and this was their first tournament.
The coaches agreed this was a great learning experience for the players as well as themselves.
“The teams that competed here were very competitive,” Coach Howard said. “Our team will take advantage of this experience to grow and will be able to go on to compete at this level.”
When asked what the team learned most from this experience, Coach Crenshaw replied: “We learned that we have what it takes physically and mentally to continue to compete.”
Their three-point game was impressive as well as their defense (blocking shots). The Foxes worked together to bring what they had to the court, even though they fell short of a top-finishing spot.  The team is already looking forward to the next tournament, Super Regionals on May 14 in Hampton, Va.  This opportunity would not be possible without the support of the player’s families and many sponsors such as King George House of Pizza, McDaniels and Fas Mart.  With support from their families and community, these young people will have the opportunity to continue to reach their goals.

Tammy Dawson

Foxes sweep Drifters for the softball season

Fox varsity softball has never been better! Last Wednesday, The Drifters (4-3) varsity softball team ran into another Lady Fox (5-2, 9-2) nightmare last week. After a 20-0 loss on their home field, a 10-1 loss at King George earlier in the season, it’s safe to say that the Foxes simply outworked the Drifters in every aspect of the game.
Highlights of the game included a near perfect pitching performance by Taylor Brandts. Brandts stole the show with nine straight strikeouts, giving up one hit. The Foxes bats were lighting up the airwaves with 12 hits, including a two-run, inside-the-park homerun by Katelyn O’Campo.
As for Colonial Beach, Karley Graves pitched seven innings, earning three strikeouts for her efforts. Danielle Galloway and Brittni Devers each hit a double.

Read more: Foxes sweep Drifters for the softball season

Cori French accelerates into Bandolero racing

Speed and beating the competition has become her trademark. After three years of competitive kart racing, 10-year-old King George resident Cori French has decided to switch gears to take the wheel in the highly competitive Bandolero racing circuit.
The Sealston fourth-grader’s resume speaks volumes for her ability to drive a car that is capable of reaching speeds up to 90 miles per hour unrestricted.
Getting accustomed to a new and faster vehicle has been somewhat cumbersome for Cori, but she is quickly adapting with the same enthusiasm it took to dominate rival racers in her go-kart.

"Going from a go-kart to a larger, boxed-in car is a big difference,” Cori said. “In the Bandolero everything feels like it’s bigger, while the go-kart everything looks normal, because I am used to it.”
She has competitively raced at eight racing venues, compiling 38 victories in the last three years. Among her wins included two championships (2009 King George Speedway Series Champion, 2008-2009 King George Speedway Winter Series Champion) and 126 top five finishes.

Read more: Cori French accelerates into Bandolero racing

Gateway Urgent Care YMCA 5K and 1 mile fun run

On the morning of April 17 the Gateway Urgent Care/ YMCA 5k and 1 mile Kids Fun Run was held in Colonial Beach. The morning was crisp and partly cloudy - perfect racing weather. This was the first of what will be an annual race held in April of every year.
The men’s overall 5k winner was Evan Perry with a time of 17 min 51 sec. The woman’s overall 5k winner was Esperanza Cortes with a time of 22 min 45 sec.
In the 1 mile Kids Fun Run, Madison Failor was the girls overall winner with a time of 6 min 43 sec.
The boys overall 1 mile Kids Fun Run winner was Hunter Wilfong with a time of 6 min 43 sec. beating out Madison by a nose.  See all of the finisher’s race times below.

Read more: Gateway Urgent Care YMCA 5K and 1 mile fun run

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