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www.journalpress.com THE JOURNAL Wednesday, June 1, 2016 5 Richard Leggitt had two hits, Diamond Covington son," Cottum said. scored two runs, and Tania Dorange "We are starting an offseason con- The Washington & Lee softball had two RBIs. "Overall for the season ditioning program this summer that team, which has exceeded expecta- we have the program moving in the will keep their skills from eroding tions all year and has coaches opti- right direction, Cottum said. and gain strength through condi- mistic about the future, wrapped up "We appreciate all that the seniors tioning. The future is bright as long its season last week with an 11 to 5 have done for us. And, there is a as the girls are willing to continue get home loss to Bruton. very strong core of underclassmen better in the off season," Coach Cot- "Considering the state of the pro- that will help lead the Lady Eagles tum declared. gram this season was a success," said towards future success," the W&L "Our policy that if you make the W&L Coach John Cottum. "In De- coach Said. girls better individuals mentally, camber we didn't even know if we The Lady Eagles have a strong physically, and socially then the re- would have enough for a IV and var- foundation for next year including wards on the field would follow," sity team. We created some buzz with freshman pitching phenom A.C. Cottum said. "Instead of a 1-16 sea- an off season conditioning program. Harding, sophomore shortsop Alon- son like the previous year, we turned When our season started we every dra Anderson, freshman second base in a 7-11 campaign. We played teams position on the field was open." Jenny Broglin, sophomore center in our district and even got a chance "The girls who displayed the right fielder Diamond "Swaggy" Coving- to host a conference tourney game." attitude and demeanor earned a ton, outfielders sophomore Kempsey The W&L coach also hailed his spot," Cottum said. "The team got Leondard and junior Takera Brooks. departing seniors. "The seniors did a the message that things would not "Late season call-ups sophomore fabulous job of adjusting their expec- be handed to them. The girls learned utility Hannah Kilinski and fresh- tations and becoming leaders. They they had to work hard to be success- man Zierra Sutton give us seven learned that losing was not good ful." strong players to continue our suc- enough. Their leadership rubbed off In last week's game, Anne Carter cess and build on the seven-win sea- on the underclassmen." Sophomore shortstop Alondra Anderson has been one of the leading lights in the dramatically improved play of the W&L softball team this season. The Lady Eagles wrapped up their season last week losing in the playoffs 11 to 5 to always tough Bruton. Photo by Ruth Daigle an STAFF REPORTS On Wednesday evening, during the 1A Conference 43 Conference Tournament, the Colonial Beach High School Drifters' (3-5, 9-13) softball season came to a close at the hands of the Rappahannock Raiders. After holding the host Raiders to one run over a four-inning frame, the Drifters hopes of advancing to the fi- nal ended in the 5th and 6th innings, as the Raiders added nine additional runs. Eventually, the Drifters man- aged to score two runs in the top of the sixth innings. Prior to the semifinal game, the Drifters hosted and defeated Rap- pahannock County 17-7. Sydney Scherer and Jordan McGinness led the Drifters with five hits apiece. Mc- Ginnus drove in four runs, scored on four occasions, and hit a triple and a home run. Scherer added four RBIs, while teammate Haley Phillips con- tributed two RBIs for the Drifters. Baseball On Tuesday, at Colonial Beach, the Drifters baseball team (5-14), fell to Rappahannock County (1-21), 5-1. The Panthers score were contributed by Dylan Midkiff (RBI single), Jack- son Striclder (sacrifice bunt), Sean Yowell (RBI single), and Brandon Rutherford (single 2 RBIs). As for the Drifters, their lone RBI score came from Cole Setliff. Drifter pitcher, Mason DeLane (#6) delivers a strike against Rappahan- nock County. Photo by Leonard Banks Foxes s STAFF REPORTS seasons come to eart, 1,600-meter run, 6th, 5:32.80, 3,200-meter run, 2nd, 11:40.18; OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD Hannah Koepfinger, 5th, 300-me- On Friday, at the VHSL Groupter hurdles, 47:98; 4x400-meter re- 4A East Regional Outdoor Cham- lay team, 5th, 4:12.54. Boys: Ezugo pionships, in Richmond, VA, on the Aguolu, 400-meter dash, 2nd, 49.84; grounds of Huguenot High School, a Robert Mariner, Jr., high jump, 5th, number of King George athletes test- 6" triple jump, 9th, 44'; Tyrese Jett, ed their physical strengths against 24 pole vault, 5th, 10'6"; Brian Greeley, competing schools from throughout 800-meter run, 9th, 2:03.84. the region. Eighty-five teams, including King Out of the teams that scored, the George, from all over the state will Foxes girls placed sixth, and the boys be competing in the annual VHSL finished ninth. Foxes Nyle Buchanan Group 3A/4A State Outdoor Cham- finished first in the 200-meter dash pionship will be held on June 3-4, in with a time of 22.02. Buchanan also Harrisonburg, VA. placed second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.86. REGIONAL TENNIS PLAYOFFS Midlothian and Lafayette won the On Tuesday, in Midlothian, girls and boys team championships VA, the Foxes boys' tennis lost to respectively. Midlothian 5-0. Midlothian went on The following King George ath- to shut out. Hanover and capture the letes finished in the top 10 of their 4A East Boys Regional Champion- respective events: Girls: Briana ship. Green, 100 meter hurdles 3rd, 16:04, As for King George, it was the far- high jump, 4th, 4'10"; Kyna Parker, thest the program has gone in recent high jump, 3rd, 5'; Aubrey Wing- years. .ose at re tennis King George High School outdoor track teams finished up their sea- sons at the regional championship meet in Richmond last week. File photo by Leonard Banks MARIE O. 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