- Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 July 2009 22:15
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Summer is synonymous with camp, at least for many of the youth who have been enjoying a break from the regular school year. Last week, I had the pleasure of coaching, along with several other coaches, 30 rising fourth through ninth grade girls in the sixth annual girls’ basketball camp sponsored by King George Parks and Recreation. The week-long camp made good use of the spacious new courts at the King George High School gymnasium.
From Monday to Friday, the campers worked on their basketball skills, as well as team camaraderie. The campers participated in stations, lessons, drills, individual and team competitions, and basketball fun throughout the week. Each day two enthusiast campers were chosen for the “Hustle of the Day” Award.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2009 17:40
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The long-awaited home debut of Northern Neck Rivermen (0-2) at Monroe Park in Colonial Beach is now history. The defending Regional American Football League Prince William Monarchs (2-0) defeated the Rivermen 19-2. The Woodbridge-based, semi-pro team used three big plays and a stingy defense to overpower their Mid-Atlantic conference rivals.
While the Monarchs yielded one turnover, courtesy of a Wyndell Lewis interception, the Rivermen fell prey to seven turnovers (five fumbles, two interceptions).
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 July 2009 19:26
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It was a fun weekend for everyone who participated in the 25th annual Pohanka Cadillac Colonial Beach Sprint & Olympic Triathlon. With a litany of athletes coming from nearly every part of Virginia, fans of endurance racing were treated to two days of running, biking and swimming in Colonial Beach.
At 6:50 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 159 athletes participated in the sprint portion of the triathlon. The opening day included a 700-meter swim, a 14-mile bike race and a 5K run. Craig Lauinger was the overall win for men, with a time of 1:05:59. Crystal Marie Pruitt won the women’s overall section with a time of 1:12.20.
Featured first day finishers from the King George area included: Max Bernardes (second in age group, KG); Katie Schlemm (first in age group, KG); George Scott (12th in age group, Montross); Carlin Morris (seventh in age group, CB); Thomas Cook (seventh in age group, KG); Pat Fitzgerald, second in age group, CB).
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 July 2009 18:39
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King George Patriots attend Olympia Gymnastics Camp
What better way for an aspiring gymnast to reach her goals than to learn from an Olympic legend? From June 27 to July 1, 17 members of the King George Patriots gymnastics team traveled to Unique Sports Academy in Waldorf, Md., to attend the Olympia Gymnastics Camp, founded by one of the greatest gymnasts in Olympic history, Svetlana Boguinskaia.
Nine years ago, Boguinskaia created Olympia Gymnastics Camp — an organization devoted to teaching 6-18 year old gymnasts the proper techniques in the sport that has brought her fame and fortune.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 July 2009 23:10
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At first glance, the Fredericksburg Falcons appear to be invincible, and for good reason. Last season, the Falcons finished second behind the Virginia Crusaders, with a 8-5 overall record. The Crusaders is a major obstacle for the Falcons, as they have defeated the Falcons three seasons in a row in regular season play.
Thus far this season, the semi-pro team based at 401 River Road, in Fredericksburg is undefeated in preseason play.
The Falcons recently defeated the D.C. Chiefs 18-12 on the Chiefs' home field at Cardoza High School, in Washington, D.C. The Falcons scored on a fumble recovery 12-yard run by linebacker Geruard Shelton, an 8-yard run by tailback Darren Baker, and a 30-yard touchdown pass from Darren Baker to Mike Marshall.