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Hit Me Baby One More Time: the 2019 tennis season starts off with a loss

Noel Innocent, Reporter

March 15, 2019

The Colonial Forge Tennis season is upon us. This season, spring sports play districts before counties. Last year the matches got rained out so they decided to put districts first this year. They had the first match of the season on March 11. The players spent the off season preparing for their matches. ...

Jack Lausten (’21) Looks Forward To A Strong Soccer Season

Jack Lausten ('21) Looks Forward To A Strong Soccer Season

Brianan Chubb, Reporter

March 1, 2019

Varsity soccer captain Jack Lausten (‘21) is pushing through tryouts this week with his team. Lausten has been playing for Forge since his freshman year, and he’s coming back for his second season. Not only is it his first year on varsity, but he is also one of the team captains. Lausten expec...

Song of the Week: “We Are The Champions”

Malachi Gatlin, Reporter

February 27, 2019 I chose the song "We Are The Champions" because Varsity Boys Basketball won 56-51 in the Regional Finals and are moving on to the State Quarterfinals against Oscar Smith High School on Friday 7:30 at North Stafford High School. Be there to help and support the Eagles on...

Boys Basketball Captures Regional Championship

Patrick Strong, Editor

February 27, 2019

The Boy’s Basketball team took home their third regional championship in program history on Tuesday night. Forge entered the night as technical “underdogs,” although the team never appeared fazed going on the road into a relatively hostile environment at James River. The 56-51 victory was headlined...

Both Varsity Basketball Teams Play Regional Semifinals This Friday

Malachi Gatlin, Reporter

February 21, 2019

The Boys and Girls Varsity basketball teams both clinched victories over Riverbend High School on Monday, February 18. The boys' score was 56-43, and the girls' had a huge win, 68-47. Both teams will move on to the Regional semifinals. Boys Varsity will face Manchester High School at North Stafford...

Boys Swim Captures District Championship

Patrick Strong, Editor

January 28, 2019

The 2018-19 Colonial Forge Boys Swim Team did what many thought impossible last Friday night. Anchored by a massive upset of reigning 200 free state champion, John O’Hara, by Forge’s Lucas Johnson (‘20), the Eagles captured the Commonwealth District championship in an extremely narrow victory ...

Update: VHSL Region Switch Approved

Anne Johnakin, Editor

January 24, 2019

In September, Forge, Massaponax, and Riverbend appealed to move from VHSL Region 6A to 6B. The Executive committee voted to approve the motion on January 23. Come fall, Forge will be competing against schools in Prince William in order to cut down on travel times. You can read the full story about...

Forge Swim Falls to Riverbend

Patrick Strong, Editor

January 10, 2019

Both the Boys and Girls Swim teams were defeated by the Riverbend Bears on Tuesday night at the Jeff Rouse Center. Riverbend, one of the most consistent swim powerhouses in the region, has routinely been an Achilles heel of every other Swim program across the Commonwealth District. A year ago, the Fo...

Home Game VS Massaponax

Home Game VS Massaponax

Brianan Chubb, Reporter

January 9, 2019

Colonial Forge Boys Varsity basketball lost 64-73 to Massaponax on Friday, January 4. Massaponax’s cheerleaders were not present for the game, but Forge's green team cheerleaders cheered on our team through the whole game.

Forge Swim Back in Action

Patrick Strong, Editor

January 9, 2019

The Varsity Swim team officially returned to the pool last Friday at the Jeff Rouse Center. The Eagles took on rival Stafford High in the second official meet of the 2018-19 season. The Girls team came away with a 160-126 win while the Boys fell to the Indians 168-118. Following a successful inte...

No Cheerleaders at Maryland Girls Basketball Game

Brianan Chubb, Reporter

December 18, 2018

Colonial Forge varsity girls basketball played friendship collegiate at FBGC, in upper Marlboro, MD. They won 59-23. Unfortunately, there were no cheerleaders present because they didn't have any knowledge of the games being played. The next game is a home game against Riverbend High School. Hopefull...

The Girls Basketball Team Faces St. Joseph High School in Maryland

Ernesto Bowen, Reporter

December 14, 2018

The Girls basketball team will take on “St.Joseph High School”, one of the best teams on the East Coast, in Maryland on Saturday. Cameron Downs (‘20), the 2017 player of the year,will lead the Eagles. St. Joseph is a team out of Brooklyn, New York. They are a pretty talented team with speed and size, an...

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