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4 Wednesday, April 6 2016 THE JOURNAL www.journalpress.com ,i LEONARD BANKS fled for the IC4A Championships in both He was a perennial Regional and Confer- 100 and 200 meters with times of 10.74 and ence champion, during both his junior and Sports editor 21.89. The 100-meter time of 10.74 was the senior seasons. In the fall of 2012 Davion Hutt decided to fifth fastest time in Tribe history since 1992. As for his collegiate accomplishments, step outside the box and test his track skills Hutt's 200-meter 21.68 finish placed him Hutt continues to raise the bar on indoor and as a member of the King George High School in the top 10 list of all time Tribe runners, outdoor Tribe track & field competition. In indoor track team. His decision paid off. with Mike Fratkin holding the outdoor re- light of his recent success at the Tribe Invi- Since that moment in time, the William & cord (20.8, 1968). tational, he was named CAA Track Athlete Mary sophomore has risen from anonymity Hutt is accustomed to the spotlight. In of the Week. During the Invitational, Hutt to being the top sprinter in the Colonial Ath- fact, during his brief high school track & opened with a time of 10.89 (15th best in letic Assocaition conference. On Friday and field career, Hutt quickly established him- Tribe history) in the 100-meter preliminar- Saturday, during the 51st Colonial Relays self as a dominant sprinter in area sports, ies, which earned him a top seed in the fi- in Williamsburg, Hutt finished first in the Not only was he the Free-Lance Star Indoor nals. Later in the competition, Hutt qualified 100 meter and llth in the 200-meter dash, Athlete of the Year, but he also qualified for in for the IC4A Championships with first with personal best times of 10.74 and 21.68 All-State in his junior year, and took fourth place qualifying times in both 100-meter and respectively. Hutt's historic feat was the first in the 100-meter dash for All-State outdoor 200-meter events. time since 1974 that a Tribe athletes has fin- honors in his senior year. In addition, he also Next on Hutt's track & field agenda is the ished first in the 100 meters, won the VHSL State Indoor Championship Mason Spring Invitational, at George Mason Prior to the Colonial Relays, Hutt quali- in the 55-meter dash. University, on April 9. William & Mary Tribe sophomore and King George High School alum- ni, Davion Hutt, left, made history during the 51 st Co- lonial Relays, as he finished 1st in the 1 O0 meter and 1 lth in the 200-meter dash with personal best times of 10.74 and 21.68 respec- tively. Photo by Leonard Banks LEONARD BANKS The registration fee is $45 dollars. Starting at 1 p.m. fans can watch Sports editor or participate in the third annual April 21 marks the official opening Crustacean Nation Softball Faceoff. of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Fans will test athletic prowess under baseball season. The Blue Crabs will the watchful eyes of the Blue Crabs host the Lancaster Barnstormers for coaching staff. In addition, fans will three consecutive days, with the final receive 4 tickets to Home Grown day ending in a doubleheader. How- opening night. Registration is $35, ever, the family friendly member of and proceeds will benefit the Pinch the Freedom Division of the Atlan- Fund. tic League ( and independent league, Throughout the course of the not affiliated with Major League events on April 9, Donald Quade and Baseball) will delight their fan corps Donvan Farrell from Drivin Muzzy, with a number of events throughout as well as Phillip Parsons and Brandi the season. Lynne Wrightman of Last Call will Now in their ninth season, the provide musical entertainment. Blue Crabs will use the theme Home Small kids will be thrilled for free Grown Opening Day to kick off a fun filled day of activities at the Kid's litany of festivities. The theme is a Park. Team mascot Pinch and mem- salute to Southern Maryland's agri- bers ofthe Blue Crabs will be on hand culture and farm traditions, to provide autographs. Also, season's On April 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tickets will be available, which will Crustacean Nation USA or the Blue feature Hearing Professionals' Silver Crabs fan base will host the annual Slugger Packages, Chick-Fil-A Back- St. Charles Running Festival. With fin Buddies Memberships, and indi- distance races covering 10 miles, 5 vidual tickets. kilometers, and a kid's fun run, kids Celebrity notables that will delight Blue Crabs April 21. and adults alike will test their stami- the entire_ family include: Opening naat the home'o he Biue crabs,Re- Weekend,Inflatamaniacs, April 22; gency Furn" ' . eds Oriot Night, former Orioles short ...... will be donated to the University of stop Mike Bordick, May 21; Capitals Maryland Charles Regional Medical Night, Comcast Sportsnet's Simply Center. Sensational Play-by-Play analyst Joe Fans who have an interest in Beninati, June 25; Wrestling Night, watching aspiring Blue Crab play- WWE and TNA professional wres- ers try out, can watch them during tier, Mickie James, July 22; Nationals the week from 10 a.m. to noon. Fans who think they have the skills to play the sport can register before April 9. See CRABS, page 8 Welcomes Family Nurse Practitioners Rebekah King and Carlene Gordon Rebekah King, FNP Carlene Gordon, FNP N ew Patient Openings pting Most Insurances and Self-Pay patients (540) 11131 Journal Pkwy., King George, 22485 Photo by Leonard Banks mascot Pinch of ready for the season, which starts RICHARD LEGGITT The Washington & Lee Eagles soft- ball team won one and lost one as they headed into their spring break last week. Coach ]ohn Cot-tom's scrappy but inex- perienced team returns to action this week against Middlesex. The Eagles, 2-2 for the season, wal- loped Charles City 26 to 0 on March 23 but then lost the following day 15 to 5 to a tough Bruton team. Freshman pitcher Ann Carter Harding continues to pace the young team this season. "A.C. Harding continued her domi- nance on the mound against Charles City," said Cottom. "The freshman al- most had a perfect game. Harding al- lowed one walk in the mercy rule-short- ened game. She had 12 strikeouts on the day." Cottom said Megan Squires, Emma Oliver, Tania Dorange, Jenny Broglin, Alondra Anderson, Diamond Coving- ton, Jahania Remington all had hits in the Charles City game. "Veronica Wyszynski had multiple hits in the game," Cot-tom said. "Wyszyn- ski and Harding lead the team in stolen bases with six each and Harding also lead the team in runs scored," Cottom said. In the Charles City game, Wyszyn- ski, Dorange and Harding had inside- the-park home runs for the Eagles. The following day, however, the tables turned on W&L. Although Washington & Lee had a 3 to 2 lead early, Bruton pounded the Eagles as the game contin- ued and ultimately won 15 to 5. "It was tough loss for our inexperi- enced team," said Cottom. "Our inexpe- rience caused mental lapses and throw- ing errors." A.C. Harding had a strong game, at the plate and on the mound in the loss, Cottom said. The team's next game is April 7 at home versus Middlesex at 5 p.m. Then the softball team plays away against Caroline on April 8 and at home against Charles City on April 12. 121 inia *Customer instant rebates of $1,500 are available on cash or standard rate finance purchases of new Kubota L3301/L3901/L4701 and Grand L60 Sedes-AII equipment from participating dealers' stock. Rebate not available with 0% A.PR., or low-rate financing offers or after completed sale. Dealer subtracts rebate from dealer's pre-rebate selling price on qualifying purchases. Some exceptions apply. 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