The Talon

Physical Education Update

Malachi Gatlin, Reporter

May 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

There is a little change on the calendar about all the upcoming events happening in Physical Education. First start two units, which are Golf and Archery, on Wednesday, May 2th. Then the soccer unit will be begin next week on Monday, May 7th. Archery is the sport, practice or skill of using a bow to prope...

Walking On Motivation

Ernesto Bowen, Reporter

April 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

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....

Volleyball Conditioning Begins on April 24

Connor Merk, Reporter

April 20, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

Conditioning for the Volleyball team will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. beginning on April 24. You must have a current VHSL physical form on file with the Athletics Department to be able to participate.

Soccer Teams Play in OT Thrillers vs North

Patrick Strong, Reporter

April 18, 2018


Filed under News, Sports, Talon Overtime

Both Varsity Soccer teams played in thrilling overtime games Tuesday night against North Stafford, with the Girls game ending in a 0-0 draw, and the Boys game ending in a 2-1 double OT victory for the Eagles. The Girls game was a slug fest throughout as Forge entered AJ Slye Stadium with a chip on...

Game Postponements for 4/16

Patrick Strong, Reporter

April 16, 2018


Filed under News, Sports, Talon Overtime

All sports games for April 16, 2018 have been postponed to later dates. Boys Varsity Soccer will practice in the gym from 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. followed by Girls Varsity Lacrosse from 4:00 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Game reschedule dates are as follows: Softball vs. Brooke Point: 4/18 Boys & Girls Lacrosse v...

Futbol For Finn

Jack Adams, Reporter

April 12, 2018


Filed under Sports, Student Life

This Friday, boy's and girl's soccer will take on Mountain View at home 5pm and 7pm. This varsity double header has taken on the event "Futbol For Finn." The Kolbe Fund and the two schools come together in charity for this cause. The event will be free and will feature the cheer team, gam...

Spring Signing Day

Brenna Kiel, Reporter

April 12, 2018


Filed under Sports

Seniors from various sports participated in spring signing day on April 11. Cole Henson committed to swim for Roanoke College. Mya Tino signed to play softball at Virginia Union. From the track team, Rafael Mas, Jonathan Grey, and Johnnie Walker committed to Virginia Military Institute. Brandon...

Volleyball Information Meeting

Anne Johnakin, Reporter

April 12, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

There will be a volleyball information meeting on April 17th at  6:30 p.m. in the library. The meeting will introduce the new coach and give information about the upcoming season. Any interested players and parents should attend.

Lacrosse Victorious in Season Openers

Patrick Strong, Reporter

March 21, 2018


Filed under News, Sports, Talon Overtime

The Varsity Girls and Boys Lacrosse teams each came away with victories in their season openers against Riverbend on Monday night. The Girls defeated the Bears 8-7 and were led by Kadence Stanton’s (‘19) hat trick and Kayla Nealis’s (‘18) additional two goals. The Boys took their win b...

Cullen Monahan sets record at National Championships

Patrick Strong, Reporter

March 14, 2018


Filed under News, Sports, Talon Overtime

Cullen Monahan, a 2014 Colonial Forge graduate, broke the Christopher Newport Track and Field program record in the 800 meters on the first day of the 2018 NCAA Division 3 Indoor Track and Field Championships, clocking in with an official time of 1:52.56. With the time, Cullen qualified for the 800m...

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...

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. ...

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