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6 Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 THE JOURNAL www.journalpress.com Locals come out to honor, run for area vets LEONARD BANKS class project to honor the Some Gave Sports Editor Last week at King George High School, Veterans Day in King George took on a special significance as ath: letes from all walks of life came to pay homage and celebrate the sacri- fices of our nation's veterans through the competitive act of running. Naval Surface Warfare Center engineer Ben Tritt crossed the fin- ish line at the first annual DECA 5K and 1-Mile Veterans Day Run. With a time of 21:06, Tritt's closest com- petitor was Michael Sisson, who fin- ished in 21:30. The top women's runner was Hannah Koefinger, who finished with a time of 22:01. Local business owner and avid marathon runner Alice Pallotti finished third in the women's category with a time of 22:55. One-mile first-place winners included: ages 5-7 female, Callista Rash, 7:44; ages 5-7 male, Bryan Jordan, 7:56; ages 8-10 female, Carthy Wingeart, 7:24; ages 8-10 male, Cameron Cook, 7:28. King George High School seniors and cross-country standouts Ashley Perkins and Kristen Hornbaker organized the race. The event was created and inspired from a DECA All Foundation. "The Some Gave All Founda- tion has done amazing things for our community, such as providing scholarships, housing, food, trans- portation, education and helping our veterans;' Perkins said. "We .love running, and we thought that this would be a great way to honor the veterans on Veterans Day." After finishing the race in fourth place, NSWC engineer Doug Cantrell ran alongside the remaining 5K runners for the final 100 yards in hopes of inspiring each runner to finish with their best time. "Nick Mason is the inspiration be- hind by participation;' Cantrell said. "I moved to King George because of the Mason family, and I would do anything to honor Nick" The Some Gave All Foundation mission is to ensure that those who have served will never be for- gotten. Ten local businesses and private benefactors sponsored the event. Thrilled with the turnout, Clerk of the Circuit Court of King George, Charles Mason, said, "Dee Strauss has done a nice job with DECA to support so many causes and teach kids what it's about to do for others:' Leonard Banks photos Runners of all ages participated in the Nov. 11 DECA 5K and 1-Mile Veterans Day Run at King George High School.The event, organized by King George cross-country runners Ashley Perkins and Kristen Hornbaker, was created to honor the Some Gave All Foundation. Colonial Beach teacher learns to love rugby LEONARD BANKS team goes under the name of the practices one day;' Harrold said. lar to a quarterback in football. She Sports Editor Colonial Beach High School art teacher Briana Harrold's life beyond the classroom is anything but boring. Twice a week, on an isolated field in Stafford, she, along with a group of male and female rugby athletes, participate in a two-hour grueling session of practice. Beyond the exhaustive and physical nature of the sport, the passion to play the game from the high school to adult club level is growing nationally. In fact, Harrold and her cohorts love the sport so much they play it throughout the year. Under the umbrella of the Rappahannock Rugby Football Club, Harrold's all-women's rugby Debutantes of Debauchery. "I've always loved running, and any sport that has a running element, I really enjoy;' Harrold said. "I've never seen a sport that allowed the same amount of contact as men. This is only sport that the rules are no different than the men." Harrold was introduced to the sport five years ago while attending college in New York. Through her formative high school competitive years, Harrold was a die-hard track and field athlete. However, after getting an invitation to attend a rugby practice via a phone call out of . nowhere from her college's women's xugby captain, .her life outside the athletic box changed. "They said that they would love it if I would come to one of their After attending one practice, Har- rold enthusiastically handed in her track shoes the next day and is now a rugby mainstay. Throughout her college years, she occupied the back three or wing back defensive position, where she was the last line of defense for her team. Nowadays, she occupies the lead offensive position on her team as the scrum half. "Briana is a very good player;' said Rappahannock Rugby Football Club men's and women's head coach Michael Bielinsky. "Currently, I am making her learn a couple of differ- ent positions that she is not used to playing. She is the only one of the 15 women players that has ever played the sport before. We put her in the scrum half position, which is simi- passes the ball and dictates where the two groups of players go." While the club's male numbers are relatively good (20-25 players), the women are trying to increase their membership beyond their current 15-player squad. "The hardest part of recruiting women is that they have this idea of what the women look like;' Harrold said. "We're not a scary looking bunch of ladies. While we are not the biggest team physically, we are a lot of fun to be around" The organization also features a 15-18 age youth group, where aspir- ing players can learn the sport at an early stage. For more information on the orga- nization, go online to www.fredrug- by.cam/. 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Jobs are Owner Supervised Using Quality Materials & Satisfaction Guaranteed [gW CONTRACTING 804-224-3325 • Colonial Beach, VA VA State Ucensed & Insured Lawn Care • Roof Cleaning Spring & Fall Clean Up Pressure Washing • Gutter Cleaning 804-296-8040 SEt YOUR A..tee A.. Set YOUR A..ERE A.D I o,T.t o,T.t EXCAVATING, JOURNAL'S JOURNAL'S "Your Dirt is" Our Work" Class A Contractor • Excavating • Clearing • Bush Hogging • Snow Removal • Sediment Control - Storm Drain and Stor• Water Management • Hauling • Water & Sewer • Commercial & Residential serving • MD&VA [301) 645-5761 :':i!*" '" rshallsExcavating.com DEEM WEBSITE WEBSITE 0 CALL (540) 775-2024 CALL (540) 775-2024 OR EMAIL OR EMAIL SALES@JOURNALPRESS.COM SALES@JOURNALPRESS.COM THEE WED G. "Lori" Deem Civil Officiant Cell: (540) 842-4919 Alt: (540) 840-9698 g.lori.deem@gmail.com www.IDeemTheeWed.com 6 Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 THE JOURNAL www.journalpress.com Locals come out to honor, run for area vets LEONARD BANKS class project to honor the Some Gave Sports Editor Last week at King George High School, Veterans Day in King George took on a special significance as ath: letes from all walks of life came to pay homage and celebrate the sacri- fices of our nation's veterans through the competitive act of running. Naval Surface Warfare Center engineer Ben Tritt crossed the fin- ish line at the first annual DECA 5K and 1-Mile Veterans Day Run. With a time of 21:06, Tritt's closest com- petitor was Michael Sisson, who fin- ished in 21:30. The top women's runner was Hannah Koefinger, who finished with a time of 22:01. Local business owner and avid marathon runner Alice Pallotti finished third in the women's category with a time of 22:55. One-mile first-place winners included: ages 5-7 female, Callista Rash, 7:44; ages 5-7 male, Bryan Jordan, 7:56; ages 8-10 female, Carthy Wingeart, 7:24; ages 8-10 male, Cameron Cook, 7:28. King George High School seniors and cross-country standouts Ashley Perkins and Kristen Hornbaker organized the race. The event was created and inspired from a DECA All Foundation. "The Some Gave All Founda- tion has done amazing things for our community, such as providing scholarships, housing, food, trans- portation, education and helping our veterans;' Perkins said. "We .love running, and we thought that this would be a great way to honor the veterans on Veterans Day." After finishing the race in fourth place, NSWC engineer Doug Cantrell ran alongside the remaining 5K runners for the final 100 yards in hopes of inspiring each runner to finish with their best time. "Nick Mason is the inspiration be- hind by participation;' Cantrell said. "I moved to King George because of the Mason family, and I would do anything to honor Nick" The Some Gave All Foundation mission is to ensure that those who have served will never be for- gotten. Ten local businesses and private benefactors sponsored the event. Thrilled with the turnout, Clerk of the Circuit Court of King George, Charles Mason, said, "Dee Strauss has done a nice job with DECA to support so many causes and teach kids what it's about to do for others:' Leonard Banks photos Runners of all ages participated in the Nov. 11 DECA 5K and 1-Mile Veterans Day Run at King George High School.The event, organized by King George cross-country runners Ashley Perkins and Kristen Hornbaker, was created to honor the Some Gave All Foundation. Colonial Beach teacher learns to love rugby LEONARD BANKS team goes under the name of the practices one day;' Harrold said. lar to a quarterback in football. She Sports Editor Colonial Beach High School art teacher Briana Harrold's life beyond the classroom is anything but boring. Twice a week, on an isolated field in Stafford, she, along with a group of male and female rugby athletes, participate in a two-hour grueling session of practice. Beyond the exhaustive and physical nature of the sport, the passion to play the game from the high school to adult club level is growing nationally. In fact, Harrold and her cohorts love the sport so much they play it throughout the year. Under the umbrella of the Rappahannock Rugby Football Club, Harrold's all-women's rugby Debutantes of Debauchery. "I've always loved running, and any sport that has a running element, I really enjoy;' Harrold said. "I've never seen a sport that allowed the same amount of contact as men. This is only sport that the rules are no different than the men." Harrold was introduced to the sport five years ago while attending college in New York. Through her formative high school competitive years, Harrold was a die-hard track and field athlete. However, after getting an invitation to attend a rugby practice via a phone call out of . nowhere from her college's women's xugby captain, .her life outside the athletic box changed. "They said that they would love it if I would come to one of their After attending one practice, Har- rold enthusiastically handed in her track shoes the next day and is now a rugby mainstay. Throughout her college years, she occupied the back three or wing back defensive position, where she was the last line of defense for her team. Nowadays, she occupies the lead offensive position on her team as the scrum half. "Briana is a very good player;' said Rappahannock Rugby Football Club men's and women's head coach Michael Bielinsky. "Currently, I am making her learn a couple of differ- ent positions that she is not used to playing. She is the only one of the 15 women players that has ever played the sport before. We put her in the scrum half position, which is simi- passes the ball and dictates where the two groups of players go." While the club's male numbers are relatively good (20-25 players), the women are trying to increase their membership beyond their current 15-player squad. "The hardest part of recruiting women is that they have this idea of what the women look like;' Harrold said. "We're not a scary looking bunch of ladies. While we are not the biggest team physically, we are a lot of fun to be around" The organization also features a 15-18 age youth group, where aspir- ing players can learn the sport at an early stage. For more information on the orga- nization, go online to www.fredrug- by.cam/. Submitted photo Briana Harrold is a member of the Rappahannock Rugby Football Club. • New Homes • Sunrooms • Addltlons • Kltchens & Baths • Garages • Decks • Custom Woodwork • Replacement Windows Sales & Service • Class A LIscensed & hured 18041493-8509 • 15115 Kings Hwy. VA 22520 R.C. TREE SERVICE ree Trimming • Tree Cutting Done Professionally Stump Removal Free Limb Chip Mulch Free Estimates Insured 804) 224-2411 We Distribute Real MOD00 ItOME$ (Not Mobile Homes) Do-it-yourself or turn-key www.apexhomesinc.com 1-800-770-5850 o 840-775-0721 ROOFING & SHEET METAL, INC. Asphalt * Rubber • Metal 804-493-1913 Specializing ;arpentry, Basement Finishing & Additions 1540) 775.5662 Licensed & Insured Nationwide ® Insurance & Financial Services ® a Nationwide Financial corn Dany NATIONWIDE is on your side 540/663-2106  Oe,OTmTV Servicing all your znsurance needs ¢rlzil"e 540/663-2131 www.masonflorist.com Rt. 206, Dahlgren Rd., King George, VA Advertise Here for for 13 weeks call 540-775-2024 IHC, Residential . Acreage Farms .ao" Commercial  Properties 5401775-9690 or 540/775-HOME =.= Your Local King George Flooring & Furniture Store 540.644.8076 5769 James Madison Parkway King George, VA 22485 classydecor2003 @netscape.net www'classvdec°r°nline'c°m Pat Grinder ~ Owner GROVES REFRIGERATION • Refrigeration • Heating • Air Conditioning • Ice Makers • Heat Pumps • Gas Furnaces 0 w" 1804) 224-8248 540 James Monroe Hwy., Colonial Beach Serving the Greater Northern Neck & tlecially You/ Well Drilling Residential Commercial Agricultural • Geothermal DRILLED WELLS " WATER LINES /4 //| vsoo.336.m3ss s00.224.mo Auto • Horn Business EASY PAY Life PLANS Health IQng Georp • (540) 775-7070 BL 3 atom finn Cmlku Celonlal Beach • (804) 2240099 420.C Cduiel Am. Jobs are Owner Supervised Using Quality Materials & Satisfaction Guaranteed [gW CONTRACTING 804-224-3325 • Colonial Beach, VA VA State Ucensed & Insured Lawn Care • Roof Cleaning Spring & Fall Clean Up Pressure Washing • Gutter Cleaning 804-296-8040 SEt YOUR A..tee A.. Set YOUR A..ERE A.D I o,T.t o,T.t EXCAVATING, JOURNAL'S JOURNAL'S "Your Dirt is" Our Work" Class A Contractor • Excavating • Clearing • Bush Hogging • Snow Removal • Sediment Control - Storm Drain and Stor• Water Management • Hauling • Water & Sewer • Commercial & Residential serving • MD&VA [301) 645-5761 :':i!*" '" rshallsExcavating.com DEEM WEBSITE WEBSITE 0 CALL (540) 775-2024 CALL (540) 775-2024 OR EMAIL OR EMAIL SALES@JOURNALPRESS.COM SALES@JOURNALPRESS.COM THEE WED G. "Lori" Deem Civil Officiant Cell: (540) 842-4919 Alt: (540) 840-9698 g.lori.deem@gmail.com www.IDeemTheeWed.com