- Last Updated on Thursday, 19 July 2012 17:36
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The recent 2012 Pohanka Nissan/Hyundai - YMCA Colonial Beach Triathlon Festival, featuring sprint, and international endurance races, brought out the best in outdoor sports.
Hundreds of competitors from around the United States tested their physical boundaries as they embarked on two grueling days battling the elements associated with Colonial Beach.
The first day or sprint portion featured a 750-meter swim in the Potomac River. The swim was followed by a flat 14-mile bike course through the community’s countryside. During their return to the beach, athletes made a swift transition to a 5K race.
- Last Updated on Monday, 02 July 2012 18:07
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The Dahlgren Sharks got off to a strong start, Wednesday, June 27, by defeating the Chancellor Dolphins 335-172. Kicking off the 2012 dual meet swim season at the Dolphins’ 25-meter pool, the Sharks had six triple winners. First place finishes were earned by Caroline Bentz (9) – 25 free (13.76), 25 back (17.28), 25 breast (19.06); Maria Behnke (12) – 50 Fly (31.07), 50 Back (31.75), 100 IM (1:10.71); Nate Wilson (12) – 100 Free (1:01.28), 50 Fly (31.13), 100 IM (1:00.94); Matt Minero (14) – 50 Free (26.09), 50 Fly (28.84), 50 Breast (34.26); Asst Coach Alexandra Bentz (18) – 50 Free (27.56), 50 Breast (38.65), 100 IM (1:12.39), and Asst Coach Christiana Bentz (18) – 100 Free (59.96). 50 Fly (30.34), 50 Back (31.75).
Other first place finishes included Nicholas Pacheck (6) 25 Free); Shea Hennessee (8) 18.40; Bradem Sembower (7) 25 Fly (24.26), Marie Macaluso (8) 25 Back (31.75); Trevor Nease (9) 25 Back (23.03); Veronica DeClute (11) 50 Free (29.50); Gabby Thompson (11) - 100 Free (1:06.13); Jacob Miller (11) 50 Free (27.40), and 50 Back (33.35); Abby Wilson (11) 50 Breast (39.70); Catherin Wilson (14) 50 Breast (36.78); and Bill Owen (15) 50 Fly (27.69). Relay teams for the Sharks scored first place finishes in 13 of a possible 16 relays, as well.
The Sharks have this week off and return the following week (week of July 8) to face two strong competitors in the Patriot Division (Regency Park and Fawn Lake). Come see us swim! If you would like to read more about the team, please check out our website at www.dahlgrensharks.com.
Swimmer of the Week
2012 • July 2-6
The Sharks are off to a great start this season with a solid win over Chancellor last week. That win, in part, was due to the great performances of our next swimmers of the week.
Our girls Swimmers of the Week is a sister act. We’re honoring our swimmers family style, again, this week—congratulations to Skylar, Shea and Sydney Hennessee! The older Hennessee girls, Skylar and Shea, have been on the team since 2008-- Skylar was six years old and Shea was only four at the time. Sydney sat on deck, watching her older sisters swim for two years, before eagerly joining the team in 2010. All three girls have been actively swimming year round with the Rappahannock Raiders—something that has greatly benefitted them as they all have made major contributions to the Sharks. All three girls have fast freestyle times which have earned them the honor of being on the A-relay freestyle teams for their respective age groups. For the 8 and under girls, Sydney is third off the blocks and sister Shea is the anchor on this undefeated freestyle relay team. Big sis, Skylar, swims second on the 9-10 girls A-relay freestyle team, which is also undefeated! Wow, such team work! Individually, this past week, Skylar finished fourth (16.38), and Shea and Sydney finished first (18.20) and fourth (20.41), respectively, in 25 yard Freestyle. In 25 Backstroke, Skylar (19.37) and Sydney (24.45) finished third; and in 25 Breaststroke, Shea finished second (25.85) and Sydney (29.76) sixth. There’s a saying . . . “Third time is the charmer.” Well, all three Hennessee girls are charmers! Skylar, Shea, and Sydney we are proud of all three of you girls! You add so much to our team. Way to go!
Our Boys’ Swimmer of the Week honors goes to 13 year old Harlan Baggett. Harlan has been swimming with the Sharks for six years. He has been showing a lot of improvement this season despite a late start, due to his recovering from a bout with mononucleosis. This past week against Chancellor, Harlan finished fifth in 50 yard freestyle (32.75); third in 50 yard butterfly (36.31), and fourth in 50 yard backstroke (41.25). He has also been swimming on the A-relay freestyle and the 125-yard Graduated relay teams for the 13-14 boys. Harlan has been working hard at practices and it shows in his performances at our meets. Good job, Harlan! We are proud of you!
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 22:17
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It’s confirmed! This fall, former Caroline High School Athletic Director Jeremy Jack will be coming to King George High School. The King George County School Board approved Jack for the position of social studies teacher.
Last week, Jack resigned from the position of athletic director at Caroline High School. He replaced Gene Dickey as the athletic director, and served in the position for one year. After the resignation of Gene Boley from the position of Cavalier varsity head football coach, Jack was named the interim head coach. However, Jeremiah Ross was eventually named as the Cavaliers head coach.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 June 2012 14:45
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Life in the fast lane of competitive summer swimming is about to heat up. The Eden Estate Eels will feature an entire new staff of coaches this season, along with a 120-member swim team that will feature a huge core of young swimmers.
King George High School alumni, and James Madison University sophomore, Luke Jones will replace longtime Eels head coach, and swimmer, Katie Taylor. Like Taylor, Jones grew up in the Eels swim program, as he developed into a standout swimmer at KGHS. “I’ve been with the team as a swimmer for 13 years, and I’ve coached here for the last two years,” Jones said. “It’s a nice transition from a coach’s assistant to the person in charge. I’m really excited to help everybody to be a better swimmer.”
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 June 2012 16:58
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Area four legged canines and felines have more than their share of friends.
On Sunday morning at 7 a.m., the sight of 464 avid fitness enthusiasts running through the streets of downtown Fredericksburg was a vision to behold. The annual SPCA Rescue 5K Run featured 31 runners from King George alone. Proceeds from the race were donated to the Fredericksburg Regional SPCA No-Kill Facility.
Triathlon super-athlete Molly Roohi was the overall women’s winner with a time of 18:38. King George resident Kathleen Fike finished first in the 60-69-age group with a time of 24:40.