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Franklin Races Forward

Franklin Races Forward

Grace Mamon, Managing Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Sports, Student Life

Unlike most sophomores, Amber Franklin ('19), was driving long before fulfilling the requirements for her license. Franklin is a drag racer, like the rest of her family, and spends many of her weekends competing in high-speed motor vehicle races. Recently, the Franklin family was recognized in the most recent issue o...

Track Teams Deliver at State Championship Meet

Brenna Kiel, Reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

At the 6A state indoor track championships on February 23 and 24, the girls and boys track teams both came away with stellar performances. Most notably, the boys 4x400 relay of Jonathan Grey, Johnnie Walker, Rafael Mas, and Zack Kindel won narrowly over Western Branch, running 3:23.89. Other results...

Boy Lacrosse Scrimmage

Michaela Tucker, Reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

Varsity boys lacrosse will have their first scrimmage game today, March 8th at Embry Mill Fields. The game will be played against Patrick Henry-Ashland High school. The game will begin at 6:30 PM.

The Forge Phenoms

The Forge Phenoms

Patrick Strong, Reporter

February 28, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports, Talon Overtime

Tim Scott and Gary Jennings, former Colonial Forge football greats, were a different breed from the day they stepped foot on the Colonial Forge campus. Football at Forge gave these two phenomenal athletes an outlet and rare opportunity to develop habits and relationships that would stay with them as they ...

Torii Waisanen Swims Towards Success

Torii Waisanen Swims Towards Success

Connor Merk, Reporter

February 26, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

Torii Waisanen (‘19) became interested in swimming while watching her sister swim. Following in her sister’s footsteps, she started taking lessons at a young age. Waisanen is currently a swimmer on the Colonial Forge Varsity Swim Team. While some find being an athlete too draining, Wais...

Bridge Over to Bridgewater

Brenna Kiel, Reporter

February 26, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

  Most high school athletes planning on participating in athletics at the collegiate level wait until the fall of their senior to sign. Sam Sharps (‘19) decided to take a rare path and recently committed to Bridgewater College as a junior. Although it may be a more unusual route, Sharps feels comfortabl...

Girls and Boys Track Teams Capture Region Titles

Brenna Kiel, Reporter

February 26, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

Both the girls and boys track teams dominated the 6A Region B indoor track championships this past weekend. The girls scored a total of 169 points, with the next closest team scoring 108. The boys scored 116 points, with second place being 24.5 points behind. On the girls side, individual titles were...

Lady Eagles fall to James River

Patrick Strong, Reporter

February 26, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

Girls Varsity Basketball fell 65-37 to James River in the Region 6B Semi Finals Wednesday night. Cameren Downs (‘20) scored 23 points as the defending State Champ’s season came to an end. Congratulations to Coach Cook and the Lady Eagles on another fantastic year....

Uphill to Upstate

Gaby Christian and Ernesto Bowen

February 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Sports

Josh Salinas ('18) recently committed to playing soccer at South Carolina Upstate University. In this video, he discusses why he chose the university. ...

Upcoming Cheerleading Conditioning

Michaela Tucker, Reporter

February 22, 2018


Filed under Sports

Forge Cheerleading conditioning will begin March 20th and will be every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5-7pm. You must have a current physical on file to be able to participate.

Kicking The Way To College

Gaby Christian and Ernesto Bowen

February 15, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Sports

Audra Curtin ('18) talks about her recent commitment to Frostburg State University for soccer as well as her plans for the future.

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