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KG boys take 4A regional swim championship

KG boys take 4A regional swim championship

Girls fall just short, finish in third place

Friday night at Collegiate School Aquatic Center in Rich...

Leedstown Resolutions to be celebrated

The historic Leedstown Resolutions, a statement of self-determination and a protest against British ...

Beach board eyes new elementary school

Will request $9.6M to pay for it

The Colonial Beach School Board has begun the process of securing mo...

Group looks to help homeless vets

The Fleet Reserve Association, which represents active duty, reserves and retired members of the U.S...

Sisson, Brabo will square off for at-large seat

Sisson, Brabo will square off for at-large seat

Dahlgren Supervisor Ruby Brabo is challenging Dale Sisson for his at-large seat on the King George B...

State Officials Advise Virginians to Take Precautions in Extreme Cold Weather

(Richmond, VA.)— The Virginia Departments of Health and Emergency Management encourage everyone to p...

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King George

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Celebrating Black History month

Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Celebrating Black History month

King George has its share of prominent African-Americans
Every February, the nation celebrates Black History Month and takes the  time to recognize the contributions members of the African-American com...

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Colonial Beach

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CB clinic opening delayed again

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

The Colonial Beach Community Care Clinic opening again has been postponed.
Company President Arlene Jacovelli said the clinic still is awaiting all its credentials from various agencies and it may not ...

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Westmoreland

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Happy Birthday to the Father of our Country

Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Happy Birthday to the Father of our Country

Costumed workers at the George Washington Birthplace National Monument in Westmoreland County, left, passed out birthday cake and cherry punch to local Boy Scouts who attended a Feb. 22 celebration of...

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Sports

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KG boys take 4A regional swim championship

Monday, 16 February 2015
KG boys take 4A regional swim championship

Girls fall just short, finish in third place

Friday night at Collegiate School Aquatic Center in Richmond became the scene of jubilation for the King George boys’ swim team.

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Area Deaths

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Richard McClinton Dixon

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, Richard M. Dixon peacefully departed this life to be with the Lord.

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Columnists

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Kaine hopeful new Congressional session can lead to bi-partisanship

Monday, 23 February 2015

As a freshman senator, I came to Congress in 2013 as the new guy in town and was unsure of what to expect.
Two years later, I’m proud of the work I’ve done for Virginia and eager to keep working across...

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KG Middle School sports soar in fall sports season

As of Dec. 3, sports opportunities will enter a new phase of athletic awareness at King George Middle School. For the first time in the school’s history, the sports department will feature wrestling and volleyball alongside boys’ basketball. However, in light of the fall season sports programs’ success, the Foxes winter middle school participants will a tough mountain to climb if they are to surpass their classmates’ efforts.


Known for their dedication and support of sports (football, basketball) the KGMS cheer program continues to grow with eager and enthusiastic athletes who cheer on school spirit. Founder of the cheer program, Jennifer Archambault has stepped down to pursue other interests. In her place the program continues to make new strides under the coaching auspices of Lequisha Pryor.

As for the girls’ basketball team, new head coach Neil Lyburn led his team to a 14-7 season. “I was really impressed with the outcome of the season, from beginning to end,” Lyburn said. “When I started the season, I didn’t know what to expect. However, as try-outs took place, I noticed the number of returning eighth graders (Amber Spuchesi, Brittney Peyton, Madison Morgan, Kenya Henry, and Haley Heflin), and their experience would impact the team.”

Although Lyburn lost a key player (Heflin) to an injury, at the start of the season, seventh grader Halia Ellis stepped up to become the floor leader and point guard—and the Foxes were on their way. “Overall, I was very surprised on how I was able to adjust to coaching girls, because my basketball coaching background has always centered on boys,” said Lyburn. Not only did Lyburn improve their skill level, but he also molded the group into a team that efficiently communicated at both ends of the court with fast break layups and solid defense.

The season is far from over for Peyton, Morgan and Henry. In light of their skills, and class qualification, they have moved up to play junior varsity.

KGMS football head coach Chris Zylonis continues to act as the glue that connects the recreational leagues, and middle school level football players to the high school program. Many of his former players have gone on to impact the junior varsity and varsity program. During the season, the Foxes compiled a winning record of 5-2, while outscoring their opponents, 142-70.

As the season unfolded, the Foxes matured into a well-coached machine, capable of playing against the likes of any middle school team. “The kids bought into the team-first mentality, and it led to the growth and ultimately success on the field,” Zylonis said.

Future high school prospects include: Tyler Johnson, Cameron Schaub, Cannon Zylonis, Josh Beaulieu, Jay Davis, Marcus Smith, Jordan Price, Drew Knott, Kenny Frank, and Kevon Allen.

Foxes were equally as strong on both sides of the ball. Throughout the season, area teams struggled against the Foxes stingy defense.

The fall middle school Foxes sports was a huge hit, and it opens the door for continued success as the new students decide to test their athletic skills.

 

Leonard Banks
Sports editor

 

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