The Talon

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. ...

Military Bound

Gaby Christian and Ernesto Bowen

February 15, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

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.

Girls Varsity Basketball Is On The Road to Regionals

Andrea Grubb, Reporter

February 15, 2018


Filed under Sports

On February 13th, the Girls Varsity Basketball team competed in the District Championship against Brooke Point, who lost in early December 56-52 against the Girls Varsity Basketball Team. The Girls won Districts 59-54, and also clinched their 10th straight victory over Brooke Point. This win also gave them...

Girls Basketball Shooting For The Championship

Patrick Strong, Reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

Girls Varsity Basketball will take on the Brooke Point Black-Hawks tonight in the Commonwealth District Championship game at North Stafford High School at 5:00 p.m. The team is 2-0 against the Black-hawks this year and are looking to stay undefeated against District opponents.  ...

Meet Kacey Chown: Varsity Basketball Player

Connor Merk, Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Sports, Student Life, Uncategorized

Kacey Chown ('21) speaks about her first season of being on the Varsity Basketball team and how she balances her schoolwork and other extracurricular activities.

From C-Forge to NYC

Gaby Christian and Ernesto Bowen

February 9, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

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.

VHSL Alignment Shake-Up

Patrick Strong, Reporter

November 6, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

High school athletics in the state of Virginia officially have a massive shake up for the 2017-18 school year. Postseason play has been reshaped for the second time in five years and early opinions appear to be mixed. The controversial conferences are officially out and district play is back. “Co...

Conference Schedule

Savannah Mitchell, Reporter

May 8, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

Zach Kindel, Third Fastest In Nation And Athlete Of The Year Nominee

Gaby Christian, Reporter

March 3, 2017


Filed under News, Sports, Student Life

“I'm third in the nation for the 500 meter and I placed third in states last year for the 800 meter,” Zach Kindel (‘19) said. Zack Kindel, Forge sophomore is the third fastest runner in his event in the nation. “When I found out, it was 10 minutes after I finished. Coach Jackson came up to m...

Hit The Court With Joseph Beck

Hit The Court With Joseph Beck

James Mims, Reporter

February 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Being a student who attends The Forge, one can only wonder what things even happen on the school grounds: what kind of events happen behind closed doors, what wonders are kept hush-hush. Just scratching the surface of the unknown are after school tennis games featuring Mr. Oldenburg. The veteran teacher...

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