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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...

Space Jam Sports Report: Interview with Reed and Sarratt about the Basketball Season

Noel Innocent, Reporter

November 30, 2018

Today's Space Jam was on Rashaan Reed and Josh Sarratt. This year is Reed’s first year starting. He said “ I feel pretty good, first year starting.” He also stated that the coaching is better and feels like the team will have more success than the previous years. Then, we interviewed Josh Sarra...

VHSL Realignment Decisions leave Prince William Upset

VHSL Realignment Decisions leave Prince William Upset

Anne Johnakin, Reporter

November 8, 2018

Colonial Forge, Massaponax, and Riverbend will move from VHSL Region 6A to 6B following an appeal to the VHSL Executive Committee. “The [region] that VHSL put us in was Riverbend High School, Massaponax High School, schools all the way down in Chesterfield County Schools, down in the beach, and th...

Updates to Homecoming Schedule

Noel Innocent and Anne Johnakin

October 25, 2018

Due to the likely rain storm Friday night, the Colonial Forge Homecoming football game originally scheduled for Friday has been moved to Thursday, October 25. The Spirit Days scheduled for the week remain the same, and the Senior Run and Pep Rally will still take place on Friday....

Walking On Motivation

Ernesto Bowen, Reporter

April 30, 2018

Being a division-1 walk on for most people is a accomplishment for most its a time to be happy and a time to feel as if you have achieved your goal but not for Leroy Thomas the two words "walk on" just makes Thomas work even harder. The stand out senior tackle said, "being a walk on isn't a bad thing....

The Forge Phenoms

The Forge Phenoms

Patrick Strong, Reporter

February 28, 2018

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 ...

Military Bound

Gaby Christian and Ernesto Bowen

February 15, 2018

Football player and Virginia Military Institute commit Ayden Jilson ('18) discusses his plans for the future and the reason he chose VMI over other schools. Jilson also explains his plans for after college.

From Football to the Farming

Gaby Christian and Ernesto Bowen

February 15, 2018

Football player Will Carroll ('18) recently committed to Old Dominion University to continue his football career and hopefully fulfill his dream of being "self-sufficient." In this video, Carroll discusses why he chose ODU and his plans for the future.

From C-Forge to NYC

Gaby Christian and Ernesto Bowen

February 9, 2018

Forge athlete Mitchell Shinskie ('18) will attend Colombia University in New York City next fall to further his football career. In this video, Shinskie talks about the recruitment experience.

Football Go To State Semifinals

Michaela Tucker, Reporter

December 2, 2016

Forge varsity football's  state semi game against Oscar Smith High School is tomorrow, December 3 at 2 p.m. The game will be held at Oscar Smith in Chesapeake, VA, and tickets will be sold at the stadium entrance.

Varsity Football Looks For Win After Bye Week

Ernesto Bowen, Reporter

November 3, 2016

Varsity football went into last week’s bye week with mean intentions: they look to advance to 9-1 Friday night. “We came into the bye week focused, motivated, and doing what “we had to do to get better, and also to clean up some mistakes we made in the past,” Josh Saratt (‘19) said. ...

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