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www.journalpress,com THE JOURNAL Wednesday, Jan. 21, 20155 LEONARD BANKS Sports Editor Senior night was a blast foi" King George as the Foxes defeate~ Courtland, 51-22. -, Among the graduating Foxes were Austin Carson (160 pounds), Kyle Kraisser (170 pounds), and Kaine Smith (138 pounds). Also, fans were treated to an opportunity to witness the next generation of King George grapplers in action in the form of the King George Middle School. After two seasons of restoring the program to a functioning feeder system capable of having a positive impact on the varsity wrestling program, head coach Rick Buckwalter said: "The middle school wrestlers have been working hard in practice and competing hard in matches with a more challenging schedule than in years past. Last night's Future Foxes Night was a great format and environment that the middle school wrestlers experienced that allows them to aspire to the level of intensity and dedication of the high school team:' As for the varsity team, the Foxes dominated the Cougars ~k with the following results: 106 King Georg~sophomore Kolin Johnson pins Courtland'sTravis Dubrule during their 132- hl pounds, double forfeit; 113 pounds, DJ Ahalt (Ct.) over Lane Conway (Ct.), decision 7-0; 126 3; 132 pounds, Kolin }ohnson (KGHS), over, A~t~ur :iPascual Dilley (KGHS); 120 pounds, pounds, Jawaun Powell (Ct.) over (KGHS) over Travis Dubrule (Ct.), (Ct.), fall 3:13; Ron Bell (KGHS) Kraig Johnson (KGHS) over Cliff Teddy Buckley (KGHS), MD 13- fall 1:33; 138 pounds, Kaine Smith over unknown; 152 pounds, Nick ?iv Leonard Banks Baumgartner (Ct.) over Malique Smith (KGHS), fall 1:56; 160 pounds, Austin Carson (KGHS) over George Cheetham (Ct.), fall 4:53; 182 pounds, Brendan Dean (KGHS) by forfeit; 195 pounds, Jordan Price (KGHS) by forfeit; 220 pounds, Cyrus Fletcher (KGHS) by forfeit; 285 pounds, Darius Roman (Ct.) by forfeit. Sophomore Kolin Johnson has recorded 36 wins without a defeat this season. His present pace wuld allow him to surpass Jacob Tucker's school record during his junior year next season. On Jan. 17 at the Conference 22 Duals at Liberty High School, the Foxes managed to defeat Chancellor, 53-27 (2nd round), but lost to the following competitors: Liberty, 49-24, Chancellor 41-18 (first round), Eastern View, 59-14 and Fauquier, 69-12. Kraig Johnson and Kolin Johnson both finished the day undefeated with records of 5-0. Other notable King George resultd included: Kyle Kraisser, 3-2; Ron Bell, 2-3; Cyrus Fletcher, 2-3; Logan Kraisser, 1-4; Kaine Smith, 1-4; Austin Carson, 1-4; Brendan Dean, 1-4. The Foxes forfeited five weight classes (106, 113, 170, 220, and 285 pounds). On Jan. 24, the Foxes will travel to compete in an invitational match at Stone Bridge High School. On Jan. 31, the Foxes will travel to compete in their final regular season invitational at Cosby. On Feb. 7, the Foxes will compete in the Conference 22 Championships. RICHARD LEGGITT The Washington & Lee Eagles got off to an early lead, but were outscored by the Essex Trojans in the fourth quarter Jan. 16 at Montross in a 65-58 loss. The boys' basketball team is now 8-4 for the season but 2-2 in Northern Neck District play. "We have yet to reach our full potential;' said W&L Coach George Hunter. "I am a strong believer that a team that behaves as a family makes the entire team stronger. Last year we became a family, but this team has yet to find that bond. The Essex game is proof.' D.L. Kelly and Treshaun Brown led W&L scorers Friday with 20 and 18 points, respectively. Brown had two three-point shots and Kelly had one. Jeremy Turner had 19 rebounds in the defeat. W&L led 16-11 after the first quarter, but was down two points at halftime, 28-2& Both te~irns scored 20 points in a hotly contestedthird quarter, but the Trojans pulled away in the fourth, outscoring W&L 17-12 in the final quarter. "D.L. Kelly had a huge game, but ran out of gas at the end;' Hunter said. "Treshaun Brown also played well and Jeremy Turner had nine points as well as 19 rebounds. Jeremy is playing through a sprained ankle and we were also missing a player who had 13 points and 15 rebounds last week." Sadaar Calhoun led the Trojans with 22 points and Rasaun Moore had 15 points for Essex in the win. W&L continues district play this week with Northumberland at home Jan. 23. The Eagles are away Jail. 27 at Lancaster: ...................... "Every game is tough;' Hunter said. "The Northern Neck District is full of talent and competition fuels these rivalries. Everybody plays hard in district games and Northumberland and Lancaster will be no different. They are both young teams, but they are talented." Leonard Banks Deniya Newman makes a move toward the basket for the Colonial Beach Drifters during their victory. LEONARD BANKS Sports Editor On Jan. 17 at King George High School's gymnasium, the Drifters girls' basketball team defeated the Foxes, 46-43. The heated contest was decided in the final two and a half minutes of the game, as the Drifters, led by Sydni Carey, Alexis Wilson and Emily Parks combined to make five key foul shots in the final minute to seal the Foxes' fate. Earlier this month in Colonial Beach, the Drifters (9-2) defeated the Foxes, 48-39. With the regular season coming to a close, the Drifters have a legitimate opportunity to win the regular- season championship. However, they first must dispose of top-ranked Rappahannock for the Conference 43 regular-season title. The Drifters will play the Raiders in two of the final four games of the season. As for King George (6-7), they remain in second place, behind Chancellor, in Conference 22. In the first quarter, the Drifters got the jump on the Foxes with a 6-2 lead, with Parks leading the way with four points. The Foxes responded by rallying back with an 8-4 run to tie the game at 10-10. Later in the quarter, Wilson kept the Drifters ahead by two points with two back-to-back three-pointers. The quarter eventually ended in a 18-18 tie. The tempo of the game went from fast to slow in the second quarter, as both teams combined for eight foul line appearances. Wilson gave the Drifters a 30-26 lead with three- point basket. While the Drifters struggled from the perimeter, Reynolds hit four of five free throws that gave the Foxes a 37-34 lead at the end of the quarter. In the final quarter, the lead exchange swung like a pendulum. Within the last two and a half minutes of play, the lead changed four times. Carey, Wilson and Parks combined for five throws in the final 58 seconds to seal the win for the Drifters. WIN A BOAT AT THIS YEAR'S BOAT SHOW! January 2015 Show Hours: Friday: 1 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. '!!;iii ii !~:/ .m Expo & Conference Center ...... I "''"" STAFF REPORT Not only did Jonathan Graham post a personal best in the pole vault at the Fred Hardy Invitational, but also the all- state King George High School senior broke the Foxes' school record of 14 feet with a 15-foot vault. The invitational meet took place Jan. 17 at the Estes Center at Fork Union Military Academy and featured 47 schools from nearly every corner of Virginia. While the Foxes boys placed fourth, their female counterparts finished 15th. "Overall the teams have been improving tremendously as we gear up toward our push towards conference, region and states" Foxes winter track & fidd head coach Jeremy Jack said. Also, the Foxes boy's 4x200-meter relay team of Ezugo Agulou, Drdan Aley, Matthew Brown, and Nile Buchanan finished first with a time of 1:36.74. Other notable boys' performances included: Juan Parker, shot put, third, 43' 8.25"; Jordan Aley, 55 meters, fifth, 6.71 seconds; Ezugo Agulou, 300-meter dash, sixth, 38.20; Christian Koon, 1,000 meters, seventh, 2:48.76; William Stevenson, 3,200 meters, 10th, 10:36.03; 4 x 400 meters, eighth, 3:46.50; 4 x 800 meters, eighth, 9:08.15; Jordan Aley, long jump, eighth, 19' 3.5"; Kyree Garret-t, triple jump, sixth, 40' 10.75". Aubrey Wingeart set the standard for girls' performances with a first-place finish in the 3,200 meters (11:59.85). Other notable girls' performances included: Brooke West, 500 meters, 17th, 1:31.08; Cori French, 1,000 meters, 16th, 3:30.90; 4 x 200-meter relay, llth, 1:55.52; 4 x 400-meter relay, 12th, 4:41.29; 4 x 800-meter relay, 10:59.26; Alicia Callanan, high jump, l lth, 4' 6"; Heidi Colwell, pole vault, 12th, 8'; Carley Johnson, ninth, 31' 7.25"; Tyra Jackson, shot put, 13th, 28' 4". On Jan. 21, the Foxes will host their final home meet at 4 p.m. m GMATisa~~dttm MBA Info and 6MAT Stategy Session February 2, 2015 6-8 pm Room 1S8 Open to the public. Registration is required. Register at i