The Talon

Flipping for First

Jenna Smith, Sports Editor

November 14, 2013


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“ I have been training since I was about 6 years old and I have been competing since I was about 8,” Kira first became interested in trampolining when her sister Kayla Rivers (‘14) began training on the sports acrobatics team. “Unfortunately acro was cut from the training at that gym and the...

Backstroking to Brazil

Cameron Scovell, Ad Manager

November 14, 2013


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Seconds away from the qualifying times, Camryn Curry (’17) trains every day to compete in the 2016 Olympics for swimming. Training with STAT (Stafford Aquatic Team) Curry is fighting to compete in two different backstroke events for the next summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil. “I am just so excited. There are...

Athlete Spotlight: Yafet Cole (’16)

Alison Mairena, Design Editor

October 7, 2013


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To stay in shape for the school's soccer team, Yafet Cole ('16) has been playing for Fredericksburg Area Soccer Association. As center forward, part of Yafet's job is to score for his team. This past weekend, Yafet travelled to Virginia Beach with his team. While playing yet another soccer game, Ya...

Athlete Spotlight: Zoe Woodman (’16)

Katie Bashista, Reporter

April 29, 2013


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Zoe Woodaman is one of the newest members of Colonial Forge’s swim team but is not an amateur when it comes to the sport. She’s been swimming for nine years and has been a part of a very competitive swim team for five years. Zoe is one of Forge’s strongest freshman swimmers and she’s just gett...

Game Day: Collin Miller (’13)

Jenna Smith, Reporter

April 8, 2013


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         Last season the boys varsity soccer team dominated and expect this year to be no different. Collin Miller (‘13) has been playing Forge soccer for all four years of high school and scored the first goal for the 2013 season against Albemarle. With every new season comes new fresh ta...

5 Questions with Derrick Zahand (’13)

Maddie Scovell, Reporter

February 28, 2013


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Derrick Zahand: Tennis player 1. How long have you been playing tennis? - Two years. 2. Do you want to play in college or play on an intramural team? - Yes, but i’m not sure where. 3. How do you predict the 2013 season? - Good, exciting, and we should do well this season. 4. How does...

Athlete Spotlight: Emily Bloom (’15)

Katie Bashista, Reporter

February 23, 2013


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Emily Bloom (‘15) is on the Colonial Forge swim team for the second year in a row and has been swimming off and on her whole life. She swims about three events at each swim meet including the freestyle, a relay, and either backstroke or breaststroke. “Swim is hard because we have early practices...

Athlete Spotlight: Colleen Weekman (’14)

Katie Bashista, Reporter

February 22, 2013


Filed under Features, Sports, Student Life

Colleen Weekman (’14) is a forward on varsity field hockey. She’s been playing field hockey for six years and has played it for the school since freshmen year. As this season comes to an end she prepares for her last few games and reflects on the past few months of field hockey.          ...

The Road To Recovery

Cole Minicucci, Reporter

January 22, 2013


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A routine day of surfing after school made a turn for the worst when Angelica Zant (‘15) lost her balance and landed on her leg, almost breaking it and tearing a muscle in her thigh. Since July 2011, Angelica has been fighting an injury that has affected almost every aspect of her life. Perhaps one...

Golf Team

Maddie Scovell, Reporter

January 15, 2013


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“I didn’t even know we had a golf team.” is a common answer you get from Colonial Forge students about our golf team. Whether you have a blue and green painted face, or are calmly watching a golfer hit their ball, both have one common relationship: Forge pride. Both varsity golfers on the CFHS...

Athlete Spotlight: Ryan Clark

Alison Mairena, Editor

January 7, 2013


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After feeling the asphalt beneath his feet, he knew exactly where he belonged. Starting his running career at the age of six, Ryan Clark (‘13) hasn’t been able to stop since. He loves what the sport has to offer, even if it is the nonstop practices and the hour long meets he must attend. “I ask myself, wh...

Game Day: Damen Daniels

Brianne Clasen, Reporter

January 3, 2013


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Holding what is considered the most important position in football, quarterback Damen Daniels carried the Colonial Forge football team to a succesful season. Since the Forge Green Wall this year has been consistent with almost all the games, Daniels says that definitely helps his game.  “When I...

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