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,~). J r t 8 Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 The Journal www.journalpress.com RICHARD LEGGITT Freshman guard Adrian Penn, who scored seven points including Coach Craig Boothe's King a three-pointer, also contributed to George boys varsity basketball the victory. The Foxes were 2-0 with team led by junior forward Jay- wins over the Beach and Mountain len Stepney's 16 points and 12 re- View heading into a contest this bounds defeated Colonial Beach week against Washington & Lee. 61 to 45 last week. Anajai Lewis Coach Jonathan Parker's Drift- was high point scorer for Colonial ers, after going 3-18 last season, Beach with 12 points, are more experienced this year and Senior forward Devon Edelen hoping for improvement, but they had three three-pointers for King were completely outmanned by George as Boothe's team took the King George. In addition to Lewis, lead early and never gave it up. It a senior guard, senior forward La- is Boothe's first year coaching the mar Lucas - the conference player Foxes, who returned four top play- of the year last year -- had six points ers from last year's varsity, and senior center Alonzo Turner In addition to Stepney, who was had 10 points. first team all-district last year, Freshman forward TeJahn Whit- and Edelen, who had 1i points ing had nine points and several in last week's home court victory, other newcomers to the team this the Foxes were sparked by senior year contributed. As the season guard Jalen Barkley, who scored progress and the Drifters begin 12 points including a three-pointer play against Northern Neck Dis- against Colonial Beach, and senior trict opponents, Colonial Beach is guard Steve Jones, who scored nine expected to make significant strides points, toward a successful season. Photo courtesy of King George High School The King George Foxes boys basketball team looks to make a significant improvement over last year. They are undefeated after two games. RICHARD LEGGITT In a low scoring, defensive contest, W&L defeated King & Queen 33 to 22 last week in a game on the Eagles home court. "We had contributions on the court from all 15 play- ers;' said W&L Coach Liz Beckham. Senior Rynesha Goode was high scorer with 14 points. And sophomore standout Diamond Covington had 9 points for the Lady Eagles. Nyesha Burton had a three-pointer in the defensive contest. "Covington and Goode, at the point and guard positions respectively, will be pivotal to our outcomes this year," said Beckham. "Both have shown growth and maturity this year. Goode's got a lights out shooting ability and Covington has the ability to see the open player make the critical pass" The Lady Eagles have a tough stretch coming up with games against King William and John Marshall, but Beck- ham is optimistic. "With a combination of seasoned players and up and coming talent, we hope to provide a defense ori- ented season and a fast-paced offense:' RICHARD LEGGITT Coach George Hunter. "We need to find our chemistry and trust in The Washington & Lee Eagles beat each other. "We had a four-minute King & Queen 58 to 49 last week to spurt in the fourth quarter where we even their season record to 2-2. Ju- looked like the team we are capable nior cehter Keshon White paced the of being after trailing most of the Eagles victory with 14 points and 14 game." rebounds on King & Queen's home In addition to White and junior court, forward Carson Bell, who had five "I think the boys came out trying points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, and made a ton of mental mistakes Hunter noted the play of sopho- throughout the game;' said W&L mores John Day, who had 12 points, 58 to 49 and J.J. McNeil, who had 10 points for the Eagles. "This team is hungry and is willin~ to work hard;' said Hunter. "We &n be competitive every night, but we need to build chemistry. With only two seniors, our inexperience is go- ing to be our major obstacle, but we are an athletic team with the poten- tial to give teams trouble. Hopefully, we will find our stride and build off this win" oses 161-1 COACH CURT ALBERT up and fill in and several of them who dropped 19.34 seconds in the did just that. 100 back. 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See us ~ deteils on these and othe- low-rate op,ens a" go to ~kubota corn for more information. KG supervisors mull fate of old middle school PHYLLIS COOK due to illness. "That's an engineering question. The Conveying title to the county ap- big cost for a school is bricks and mor- What is the best re-use for the old pears to be a simple process in state law. tar. We have bricks and mortar sitting former middle school building? Collins said the county is already us- over there, a lot of it. Now the question That question has perplexed King ing parts of it. is, can we fix the inside so that it looks George County School Board since "I think we should give it to the like a school, or can' be utilized as a prior to the school's closing in June Board of Supervisors for their use for school." 2009 after a new high school opened the county. We are all in this together Brabo agreed that could be part of and students were shifted to the old and they do have a need for space. They their discussion. high school building, which became lease space now and there are other The 2016-17 county capital program the county's single middle school, uses it that it could be used for," Collins has a request by the School Board for Now the School Board and. thesaid, adding the structure itself appears a feasibility study next year to examine Board of Supervisors are currently to be good, but needs a new heating the building and site for future use de- involved in a project to redesign and and air conditioning and a new roof. cisions and come up with options and enlarge the existing middle school to The county leases space for Social estimated costs. accommodate the sixth grades so they Services and 4-H Extension and has a Hock and Tolliver were reached Can be shifted from the three elemen- long-term lease for the Health Depart- for comment. Hock thinks the study tary schools, ment. should go forward. That decision has postponed Collins said the division pays about "My concern is there still needs to thoughts about a new elementary $34,000 a year for utilities on the build- be an engineering study to determine school in the near future, since the ing. The main use by the division is for the state of the building;' Hock said three elementary schools will have storageofcopypaperinalargedimate- in an interview. "We need to give it a more room for growth when the sixth controlled room. little more thought. We do have needs grades are moved out. The School Board doesn't want to we have to review. As a school board Last month, the School Board tried simply dump the building on the coun- member and as a citizen, I'd like to see to shift the ~tuandary over use of the old ty and instead is politely asking about the building used successflflly, whether middle school to the Board of Super- the governing body's interest in it. by the county or the divisionY visors to see if they can come up with Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Tolliver thinks the size and layout their own answers for what to do with Ruby Brabo wants her board to discuss may no longer work as a school. When it. it among themselves before answering, last used as a middle school for seventh Supervisors were informed at a Nov. "I think it's a conversation we need and eighth grades it required numer- 15 meeting by County Administra- to have. How that impacts us, what that ous educational trailers to accommo- tor Travis Quesenberry of the School means;' Brabo said. date students. Board's desire to transfer ownership of She suggested they schedule a work One idea discussed and discarded the building, if the Supervisors are in- session before giving the School Board had been to use it as a sixth grade terested, a decision or holding a joint meeting academ)t But having a school with a Superintendent Rob Benson relayed on the topic. That date has not yet been single grade was deemed neither prac- the decision and asked what's next. set. tical nor cost effective. Shifting the pre- The decision to offer it to the county Supervisor Jim Howard still wanted school and/or School Board office to was unanimous by the three school to know if the building can be used by the building has also been discussed in board members present, Chairman the school division. "My question has the past, but did not gain traction. T.C. Collins, and School Board mem- always been, and still is, can we use it "I think it's not really suitable at this bers Mike Rose and Tammy Indseth, at for anything for the schools? Can it time for the division's educational use. a meeting on Nov. 7, with Gayle Hock ever be used as a school facility?" How- It might take a lot less money to con- out of town and Kristin Tolliver absent ard said. vert it to community use~' Tolliver said. V "v ~-