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The Journal Wednesday, February 25, 2009 11 Simply the best TT Carey MVP of the Tidewater District Carey breaks Lamon White all-time scoring ,_// '&s a team, the Drifters were su- preme. They dominated every goal with two championships in the Tide- water District this year. The dynamic ckt0 of TF Carey and Dylan Farinet are the best scoring tandem in the League, bar none. Their consistency oboth sides of the court may never b' matched. -;Senior, point guard TT Carey was selected as the Tidewater Player o. the Year. He averaged 28 points p game. During hg 24-game season, Carey scored 675 points. The agile multi-athlete's field goal percentage was 57%, while his free throw percentage was offthe charts at 68%. He also aver- aged nine rebounds, five assists and six teals a game. Carey scored a | 5 foot jump" shot [or his 14 th and 15 th }dints against the Pointers last week to become the hew Drifter all-time scoring leader. His jumper broke Lamon White's [92-95] previous record of 2226 15dints. The home town crowd gave hlm a standing ovation when the game was stopped. Junior, point guard Dylan Farinet was a unanimous first team selection on the year. He totaled 475 points, averaging 20 points per game. He also ihot 50% from the field and 71% from the foul line. Farinet also averaged l 1 rebounds, six assists and four steals a game. Earlier in the year, Farinet became a famed member of the Drifter 1,000 point club. Senior, shooting guard Kevin "K- Dog" Swope was named honorable mention All-Tidewater. The sharp shooter ledthe league andteam with 55 total three-pointers. He shot 40% from the field, 72% from the foul line, av- eraged three rebounds, and three assists a game. CoachSwo- pe was named the Tidewa- ter Coach of the Year for the second straight sea- son. King Wil- liam High School won the Sports- manship Award. Tidewater All-District First Team: TT Carey [CB]; Dylan Fari- net [CB]; Malcolm Ward [Middle- sex]; Aaron Roane [West Point]; Shineid Williamson [Mathews]. Tidewater M1-District Second Team: Delonte Holmes [King & Queen]; Michael Bess [Middlesex]; Dryl Powell [King William]; Jamar Carter [King William]; CJ Kelly [Mathews]. New KGHS outdoor Head Coach, Todd Metz A new era in Fox track & field begins Now that Irving Taylor has given up the helm as the Foxes head outdoor coach, Todd Metz will now lead the Foxes into the 2009 outdoor track and field season as the head coach. Taylor held the position for four years. Metz, a shot put and discus coach under Taylor, will continue to focus on the strength related sports associated with outdoor track. Originally from a small town in western Pennsylvania, Metz com- peted in track. & field during his high school years, before focusing solely on academics at Penn State University. He has taught world history and sociology at King George High School for eight years. During his coaching tenure, he has observed a talent pool of athletes that have the potential to take the Foxes back to their days when they dominated the Battlefield District in outdoor track. "From what I saw last year, there is a lot of talent on the team," Metz said. On Monday, Metz explained his expectations to the entire team along with the rules that they will follow in. his program. On the following day, athletes had an opportunity to stretch their legs as the team had their first formal workout for the upcoming outdoor track & field season. The Foxes will open their season against Spotsylvania, on March 18. King George will host their first home meet against Eastern View on March 25. By virtue of State qualification, the following Foxes have earned the right to compete in the 2009 VHSL Group AA State Indoor track & field Championships will be held at Tolsma Track Center, on the campus of Liberty University, in Lynchburg, Virginia: Brandon Boone, 55-meter hurdles, 8.34; Brandon Owens, pole vault, 12'0"; Ryan DeShazo, high jump, 5'10; Clara Mading; 3200-me- ter, 11:53.09; Melissa Kniceley, 1000-meters, 3:14.43; Kenzie Belew, pole vault; 7'6"; 4x200-meter girls' relay team, Amethyst Polk, Zuri Polk, Alexi James, Imani Murray. During last week's Regional AA Championships, at the Boo Williams Sportsplex, in Hampton, Virginia, Courtland's girl squad placed first with 86 points, while the Lady Foxes finished 9 th with 18 points. 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