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Colonial Beach drinking water contamination determination to notify public lies with Health Department

On July 23, at 10:15 a.m., The Journal spoke with Bennett Ragnauth, Engineering Field Director from Vi...

Colonial Beach - Boil your water

Don't drink the water, until it is boiled

Public Works Director Rob Murphy said that E-Coli bacteria ...

Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 1-3

Back-to-School sales tax holiday for supplies, clothing and shoes

It’s the end of July, and while the...

Westmoreland County’s Parker Farms Supplies Produce to East Coast

Westmoreland County’s Parker Farms Supplies Produce to East Coast

Parker Farms, headquartered near Oak Grove with 2,000 acres of produce growing along the Rappahannoc...

Ellie Caruthers is a Colonial Beach Treasure

Ellie Caruthers is a Colonial Beach Treasure

Residents and visitors to Colonial Beach often walk the shores of the Potomac or prowl the town’s an...

Newman returns to the Black and Gold

Newman returns to the Black and Gold

Colonial Beach School Board members are very excited to welcome back former CB Elementary School Pri...

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King George

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KG Board updates Tech Advisory committee

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The King George Board of Supervisors added another member to a planned Technology Advisory committee and also agreed to make a change in the groups’ charter.

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Colonial Beach

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Colonial Beach boil water notice rescinded

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Colonial Beach residents were given the ‘all clear’ on July 25, after being notified 3 days earlier to boil all water before ingesting. The notice was ordered by the Health Department and delivered by...

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Westmoreland

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Montross council productive July meeting

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

On July 22, Montross Town Council quickly took care of electing officers for the new fiscal year. R. David O’Dell, Jr. will remain Mayor, and Joseph P. King remains the Vice Mayor.

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Sports

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Famed Virginia Major League Baseball catcher Foiles signs books at Colonial Beach

Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Famed Virginia Major League Baseball catcher Foiles signs books at Colonial Beach

Hank Foiles, a Virginia native who was a major league baseball all-star catcher for legendary pitchers Hoyt Wilhelm and Herb Score, will be present Thursday, July 31, at Colonial Beach’s Masonic Lodge...

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Jean Printz-Carr

Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Jean Printz-Carr

Jean Printz-Carr, 80, of Colonial Beach passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

Survivors include her loving husband, David C. Carr; sons James David Printz, David B. Carr and Michael Carr (Vanessa); g...

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Columnists

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Local youth makes impressive showing at Jr. Nationals

Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Local youth makes impressive showing at Jr. Nationals

Wil Emory, 8 years old, is the son of Lucky and Becky Emory who operate Poplar Ridge Farm off Lambs Creek Church Road in King George. Wil Emory recently made the trek to Harrisburg to show two head of...

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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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