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Size of county’s debt not a concern, officials say

Size of county’s debt not a concern, officials say

Call it the great debt debate.
No one disputes King George has about $91.3 million in capital debt; t...

Parish celebrates 300TH in style

Parish celebrates 300TH in style

The Hanover-with-Brunswick Episcopal Parish celebrated its 300th anniversary with a celebration Oct....

Supervisors cite proximity to nearby home as reason

Supervisors cite proximity to nearby home as reason

The Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors has voted to deny permission for  giant farming op...

Colonial Beach groups will team up to host fall festival

This year, the Colonial Beach PTA, Chamber of Commerce and Volunteer Rescue Squad are teaming up wit...

Oldhams man gets 20 years for shooting

A Westmoreland County man entered a plea of no contest Oct. 17 to seven felony counts in Westmorelan...

Garland has lifelong love of baseball

Garland has lifelong love of baseball

At a baseball camp in Fredericksburg in 1948, Max Garland’s 98-mile-an-hour fastball caught the eye ...

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King George

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Sealston girl, 12, is doing her part to make a difference in animals’ lives

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Sealston girl, 12, is doing her part  to make a difference in animals’ lives

This past Saturday, Oct. 25, was National Make a Difference Day, a day when volunteers from across the nation devote time to helping others.
It also was a day for Kenley Gill to shine.

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CB council candidates split on sharing services with county

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
CB council candidates split on sharing services with county

The Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Colonial Beach Foundation hosted a candidates’      forum Oct 21 at the Colonial Beach Town Center.
The idea of combining service...

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Supervisors cite proximity to nearby home as reason

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Supervisors cite proximity to nearby home as reason

The Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors has voted to deny permission for  giant farming operator Parker Farms to build a migrant labor camp at the Flat Iron Road site of an abandoned nursing...

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Cougars’ third-quarter outburst mauls Foxes

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Cougars’ third-quarter outburst mauls Foxes

The Foxes hopes of rallying to overcome Courtland’s 14-3 halftime lead quickly dissipated within the first three minutes of the third quarter.

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Antiques Considered - Oct. 29, 2014

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Antiques Considered - Oct. 29, 2014

This slantfront desk comes from a Richmond family who has owned it for many years.  It is English, with solid ends and the original finish.  The primary wood is mahogany, with extensive sati...

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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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