- Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 August 2011 18:29
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King George resident Adam Grieco has fulfilled his life’s dream of seeing America’s heartland. Using only his cell phone for communication and navigational purposes, the 40-year-old endurance athlete traveled more than 7,000 miles on a cross-country ultra-marathon trip.
The most perplexing question that continues to haunt the minds of the many curious townsfolk he encountered on his quest for enlightenment, is why did he do it?
“I’ve been asked that question about a thousand times,” Grieco said. “Honestly, the reason I did it is because I simply really wanted to see the country. I felt if I didn’t do it, I would be a failure in life.”
From the coast to coast — King George to Pueblo, Colo. and back— stopping in towns like Bend, Ore., and many places in
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 August 2011 22:59
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Black & Gold pride thrives in the Drifter heartland! Longtime cheerleading head coach Jennifer Grigsby has her program headed in the right direction. After winning the Northern Neck District Championship for the past two seasons in a row, the Colonial Beach High School competition team is back to take on the best programs in
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On Saturday, at Regency Park swimming pool, the summer swim season ended on a sweet note for Leeland Station, as they won the Rappahannanock Swim League National Division Finals Championship. Leeland Station featured four triple winners, who contributed to a commanding 884.5 point performance. Their closest competitor was the Eden Estates Eels with 751 points.
Leeland Station joined the undefeated (5-0) and championshvip ranks of the following RSL teams: Massad YMCA (Battlefield); Curtis Park (Patriot); Regency Park (American).
Twelve-year-old Matt Hopkins established a new RSL yard record for boys 11-12, as finished the 50-yard butterfly with a time of 27.47. Steven Loccisando of Chancellor held the previous record during the 2001 RSL season.
Team totals included: Leeland Station, 885.5; Eden Estates, 751; Spotswood, 735; Salem Fields, 664.5; Lake Wilderness, 564; Hopyard, 211.
Triple Nationals Division Finals winners included: Kristen Reed, Leeland Station, 100-yard IM, 1:17.22, 50-yard freestyle, 29.77, 50-yard
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 August 2011 19:38
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Last weekend, the mad rush for speed was all the rage at Colonial Beach. For the second year in a row, Colonial Beach became the setting for high-speed watercraft races, this time hosting the Upstate Watercraft Promotions - International Jet Sports Boating Association’s Liberty Cup. Colonial Beach was the sixth stop for IJSBA’s eight-city tour. Using pure speed and adrenaline, professional and novice watercraft racers revved up their engines before speeding out amongst a series of buoys that were stationed in the Potomac River, adjacent to the Colonial Beach Town Pier.
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The outcry against the abduction of children in Northern Uganda has a strong voice in the form of the University of Mary Washington (UMW) chapter of Invisible Children. Through the efforts of UMW senior Travis Bishop and the staff of Invisible Children, a triathlon has been organized to raise money against the ongoing Ugandan travesty. The event format is a 300-meter swim, 3.7-mile bike race, and will end in a 1.2 mile run around the UMW campus.
The event is scheduled to take place on main campus on Oct. 9. All proceeds will be donated to the construction of schools and dormitories for the children of Uganda.