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www.journalpress.com THE JOURNAL Wednesday, June 15, 2016 5 LEONARD BANKS Now that the sport has reached at for the working professional who least one golf course in every state doesn't have enough time to play golf Sports editor in the United States, Hill's vision to or the money to play traditional golf. Now in its second year at Camer- make FootGolf a primary source Tt/e game is the same as golf, ex- on Hills Golf Club, in King George, of recreation in the Fredericksburg cept the player is using his feet in- the sport of footGolf has ascended area. stead of a club to kick the ball the to hosting tournaments. On July 9, "We will see a 20-kid soccer team least amount of times into a hole. Cameron Hills will host the Ameri- come out, and every kid on the team Likened to golf, the holes are set up can FootGolf League Regional has three friends that aren't on the as par threes, fours, and fives. Tournament. Awards will include team," Hill said. "Soon you will see "You have the opportunity to get trophies and a declared Regional a 80-man tournament with kids hay- more chances at birdies than a hole- Champion. Also, Cameron Hills has ing a blast. You can play, eat, until in-one" Hill said. plans to host private tournaments as you're out of air, and when it's all said With a new unique course set up a means of raising funs for local soc- and done, in under three hours" for the game, interested FootGolf en- cer teams. Economically, and physically, the thusiasts can come out to Cameron Cameron Hills general manager sport has a lot to offer everyone, no Hills from Thursday through Sun- Jason Hill is thrilled to see FootGolf matter what age they are. "FootGolf day, after 3 p.m. In addition, during quickly become a successful fund- is the perfect outlet for exercise, be- Thursday through Sunday, there is raising source of raising funds for cause it allows you to get out into a window for midday competition, athletic programs, the sunshine with your friends," Hill from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., "It's a really fun way for soccer added. "You can kick the ball around, Questions concerning general clubs to raise money, because it's new, and it takes just two hours, at a cost golf or FootGolf information should and its obviously soccer-centric" Hill of $20 dollars, be forwarded to the Cameron Hills said. "Its within their field of what FootGolf has established itself as course staff, at 540-775-4653 or they are trying to be better at" the perfect outdoor game designed www.cameronhills.com. Now that FootGolf has become a major source of recreation at Cameron Hills Golf Club, venue has plans to host several tournaments during the course of the summer. Photo by D.I Garcia in King George, the golf F University of Wise (UVA-Wise) level this fall. commit, Will Cliff (center) .... " i " . Photo by Leonard'flanks hopes to continue his football career on the collegiate LEONARD BANKS bringing in the best athletes to pro- Cavaliers have rejuvenated their duce a winning program Cliff was entire football program with a new Sports editor personally recruited by Cavaliers focus, and a new staff. "The head It's official, head coach, Dane Damron. "Dam- coach (Dane Damron) and his staff King George alumnus Will Cliff ron was the original coach that are dead serious about football," Will has committed to attend the Univer- scouted Will, " Billy said. "More im- said. "I am fully aware that they are sity of Virginia's College at Wise, aka portantly, he was the coach who con- going to push me to be the best ath- UVA-Wise. The college is located in tacted Will after receiving references lete I can be:' Wise, Va. from George Major, Jeff Smith, and Throughout his high school career, Also, beginning this fall, Cliff will Robbie Henderson. He also added Cliff has had the privilege of playing be apart of the UVA-Wise football that I didn't have to prove anything under Foxes head coach, Jeff Smith, team. He will major in biology, with to him, because he has heard from and the mentorship of James Mon- an option to pursue a bachelor ofsci- three of the most trusted people in roe assistant coach, George Major. ence or bachelor of arts degree our area when it comes to football? "For us, Will was Mr. Everything;' After visiting the rural campus set- After visiting and talking to the Smith said after reflecting on his four ting, Cliffs parents Billy and Shelly Cavalier coaching staff, Cliff was year relationship with his outgoing are confident that the academic at- convinced that the school was the quarterback. "For him to come in mosphere will provide him the tools perfect fit for his academic and foot- and play quarterback, while main- to pursue a career in biology ball career, taining focus, game after game--it "The have a numerous opportuni- "While other schools had a de- truly takes a unique individual to get ties, with programs that are a part of cent reputation, they couldn't match it done. Will brought it every game, vast curriculum that will allow Will the coaching staff or the general at- and he has the motor that will be to expand in the wildlife biology" mosphere;' Will said. "There is an successful at the next level:' Shelly Cliff said. equality between both seniors and On September 1, Cliff and his fel- If he choses to further his aca- freshmen--everyone that enters the low Cavaliers will travel to Tusculum demic goals after graduating, he has program is fighting for a spot on the College, in Greenville, Tenn. the option of being accepted into the team. They don't focus on age, grade, The Cavaliers is a member of .Universi~ of Virginia post graduate your size--if you have a spot, it's the National Athletic Association program, yours" (NCAA) Division II Mountain E~st With a high premium focused on After a tough 2015 season, the Conference. LOCATION At Our Store! 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Subject to approved installment credit with John Deere Financial• Up to a 2% down payment may he required• Example: based on a purchase of AOD02BYCU2559576-00025415 Photo by Leonard Banks Throughout his career as an amateur and Golden Gloves boxer, Paul Jerry (left) has relied on the advice and coaching of his father/manager, Anthony Murrill (right). LEONARD BANKS ture in Olympic competition. On May 17, Jerry fought Ogden, Sports Editor Utah, native, and Rocky Mountain After watching his dreams of win- Region boxer, Diago Alvarez. Both ning the Washington Golden Gloves boxers entered the ring with two Championship narrowly fall into the contrasting styles. Rather than stand hands of Malik Jackson (Limelight toe to toe, Jerry attacked Alvarez Boxing), by decision, Paul Jerry's from the outside, with his patented (Fighting for the Future) boxing stick and move movement, while dreams were suddenly revived when Alvarez pressured Jerry using an ag- his ring foe could not make weight to gressive strategy. compete in the 2016 Golden Gloves Although Jerry eventually lost National Tournament ofChampions, to Alvarez, he inspired the battle The fight against Jackson was Jer- scarred 17-year old to endure two ry's second attempt at capturing the more matches of tournament com- Washington, D.C., title. Throughout petition, and ultimately defeat Ne- his boxing career his motivation vada boxer, Fernando Martinez for stems from the death of his mother, the championship. and his association from his adopted Alvarez is the first Utah native to father/boxing manager, Anthony win a national title since Sampson "Metroman" Murrill. Pouha won the super heavyweight From the moment Jerry received title, in 1991. the news that he would fight Jackson, As for Jerry's future, he will con- Murrill purposely had him look past tinue to fight local matches in the the D.C.-based boxer, and focus on a Washington, DC area. He has re- potential national championship, ceived invitations from Ohio, and "I encouraged Paul to train as Missouri to fight in golden gloves though he had already beaten Jack- tournaments. son, and his next opponent would be Since graduating from Mary- in Utah" Murrill said. As it turned land Eastern Shore University, two out, Jerry's lost to Jackson was a years ago, Jerry has focused on law blessing in disguise, enforcement, as a Maryland Trans- Jerry, along with representation portation Officer, based in Charles of the Maryland, Washington, D.C., County, MD. For many drivers over Virginia, and North Carolina, tray- the Harry Nice Bridge, Jerry's smil- eled to Salt Lake City, Utah to bring ing face is the last image they want to home a national title--a potential fu- see to see on their way to work.