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Johnson prepared for his time in spotlight

Johnson prepared for his time in spotlight

After playing in the shadows of other Fox gridiron stars Antonio “Kentucky” Johnson finally will hav...

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...

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Foxes end era at Hunter Field with W&L 41-0 shutout

 

A varsity football era has come to an end. 

Fox varsity football head coach Jeff Smith stepped onto Hunter Field, a.k.a. “The Pitt” for the last time, focused with the goal of defeating longtime Northern Neck rival, Washington & Lee. 

Defensively, the Foxes shut down the Eagles running game. 

Read more: Foxes end era at Hunter Field with W&L 41-0 shutout

Jay Fitzsimmons: In hot pursuit of the ultimate endurance race

Just before dawn in the Cleydael subdivision in King George, there is a figure moving methodically at a rapid rate of a speed. Logging countless hours in the wee hours of the morning has become a ritual for endurance athlete, and NSWC W64 branch head engineer Jay Fitzsimmons. 

 Long before Fitzsimmons developed a passion for endurance racing, he played football, and basketball with the same interest as every other athlete did. However, long after he entered corporate America as a branch head for a major government agency, the 32-year old endurance athlete could never get rid of the itch to run faster, and longer than anyone else. 

Read more: Jay Fitzsimmons: In hot pursuit of the ultimate endurance race

Hook a Kid on Golf Green Level

Last week at Cameron Hills Golf Course, the virtues of patience, course knowledge and experience were exemplified through the Hook a Kid on Golf Green Level program. Nine aspiring golfers participated in the King George Parks & Recreation sponsored program this year. 

Whether it was playing with family members or in competition, Green level members were required to have some level of golf experience. 

Read more: Hook a Kid on Golf Green Level

Liberty Cup a smash hit

 

Beach Service Center started the second annual Liberty Cup with a resounding first place finish in the Yamaha Corporate run off division. Amid the thundering sounds of engines, and the booming voice of the water-cross announcer, stood the largest rider-turnout since the Liberty Cup water-cross race made its area debut at the Beach last year.

Apart from Beach Service Center, the only other area water-cross competitor was Novice Ski Stock racer, Kevin Parks, from Frederickburg.

Read more: Liberty Cup a smash hit

Colonial Beach Triathlon Festival a huge success!

 Photos by Bonnie Gouvisis

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.

Read more: Colonial Beach Triathlon Festival a huge success!

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