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The pride of the “Black & Gold” is here to stay. From the start of the 2010-2011 sports season, the Drifters have competed with the best, while leaving no doubt that they are well equipped to compete in the Northern Neck District.
Rather than rebuild, Jeremy Jack and his staff of coaches reloaded the varsity football program with a group of prototype athletes willing to play iron-man football for four straight quarters. After a tough first year in the district that yielded four wins, the Drifters bounced back with a first round Region playoff berth that featured a 3-2, 6-5 record.
Proving that the sophomore season is a charm, the competition cheerleading team, led by longtime Drifter cheerleading coach Jennifer Grigsby, won its second straight Northern Neck District Cheerleading
Championship in a row.
The varsity girls basketball team left fans breathless and yearning for more. The Drifters 2010-2011 season may have fallen short of a District and Regional Championship, but it will always be remembered for posting 17 victories. The final record of 8-2, 17-6 reflects the impact the team has had on the Northern Neck.
The future of Drifter girls basketball is bright as the Drifters junior varsity team dominated the Northern Neck regular season with the best record in the conference, 9-0, 16-5. In addition, the Middle School girls basketball team defeated Northumberland 44-37 to win its second Northern Neck District Championship in a row.
As for the spring season, the Drifters are rebuilding all facets of their programs by reintroducing the junior varsity baseball and softball programs. As the old saying goes, hope springs eternal. The Drifters middle school baseball team may not have succeeded in defending its crown in this year’s championship against Montross, but the players show promise as the future of Drifters high school baseball.
Steve Swope’s return to the varsity baseball program has sparked hope to the Drifters baseball program. After finishing 8-10 for the season, coach Swope now has a foundation to build on.
2010-11 cB sports awards
- Colonial Beach Middle School participants: Keilah Diah, Kenzie Cox, Kyle Walker, Lamar Lucas, Manana Morton, Marquel Harris, Meghan Seamen, Mikey Mothershead, Owen Hynson, Sarah Beverly, Steven Preston, Sydney Scherer, Trevor Delane, Trey Bowler, Wyatt Felner.
- Colonial Beach Middle School Most Improved award winners: Steven Preston, boys basketball; Brandon Robinson, baseball; Heather Parsons, softball; Heather Parson, girls basketball.
- Colonial Beach Middle School Coaches Award: Lamar Lucas, boys basketball; Trey Bowler, baseball; Kenzie Cox, softball; Meghan Seam, girls basketball.
- Colonial Beach Middle School Most Valuable Player: Marquel Harris, basketball; Mikey Mothershead, baseball; Deniya Newman, softball; Emily Parks, basketball.
- Colonial Beach Junior Varsity participants: Aaron Fisher, Adrian Napper, Adrianna Garland, Alexis Burnell, Alexis Thodos, Austin Thompson, Billie Gould, Brandon Buzby, Brandon Penfield, Brandon Phillips, Breanna Lewis, Bridget Robinson, Brooke Payne, Cal Inscoe, Carter Foster, Charles Pierce, Charlin Callirgos, Christian Tinsley, Christina Mothershead, Collin Blandford, Daizha Turner, Darin Jones, DeAndre Martin, Devante Harris, Dez’John Parker, Emily Parks, Ethan Harbin, Franky Jacobo, Gabby Brickner, Hallie Farrell, Jessica Hurt, Jessica Robey, Jessie Finotti, Jonvincent Callirgos, Kaitlyn Head, Kaitlyn Proffitt, Kamron Smith, Kathrine Denson, Kora Herrod, LaShaad Thompson, Marie Foster, Mark Singleton, Markiece Johnson, Matt Collins, McKenzie Conway, Melissa Whitfield, Mike Gorfida, Montie Gould, Morgan Whicker, Nathan Jackson, Nick Graves, Nick White, Rachael Allison, Rayan Thomas, Sawyer McKey, T’Niysza Taylor, Taylor Lee, West Virgil, Xzavius Tate.
- Colonial Beach Junior Varsity Most Improved: sideline cheer, Charlin Callirgos (F); sideline cheer, Melissa Whitfield (W); football, Frankie Jacobo; boys basketball, Devante Harris; baseball, Austin Thompson; volleyball, Jessie Hurt; softball, Christina Mothershead; girls basketball, Adrian Napper.
- Colonial Beach Junior Varsity Coaches Award: sideline cheer, Bridget Robinson; sideline cheer (F); sideline cheer (W), Katherine Denson; football, Ethan Harbin; boys basketball, Kamron Smith; baseball, Christian Tinsley; volleyball, Kora Herrod; softball, Emily Parks, girls basketball, Emily Parks.
- Colonial Beach Junior Varsity Leadership Award: sideline cheer, Alexis Burnell (F); sideline cheer, Bridget Robinson (W); football, Xzavius Tate; boys basketball, Nick Graves; baseball, Nick Graves; volleyball, T’Niysza Taylor; girls basketball, McKenzie Conway; Rachael Allison.
- Colonial Beach Junior Varsity Academic Award: volleyball, Kora Herrod; sideline cheer, Kora Herrod (W); sideline cheer, Breanna Lewis (F); girls basketball, Taylor Lee; football, Jonvincent Callirgos; Mike McGorda, boys basketball; baseball, Christian Tinsley; softball, Jessie Finotti.
- Colonial Beach Junior Varsity MVP Award: sideline cheer, Breanna Lewis (W); sideline cheer, Taylor Lee (F); girls basketball, Billie Gould; football, Charles Pierce; boys basketball, Charles Pierce; baseball, Kamron Smith; volleyball, McKenzie Conway; softball, McKenzie Conway.
- Colonial Beach Varsity Participants: Alex Gorfida, Allison Inscoe, Angela Rose, Billie Gould, Branden Robey, Caneisha Fulcher, Carley Graves, Cassie Downey, Christian Tinsley, Courtney Blackburn, Damien Eiras, Danielle Galloway, David Allison, Destiny Smith, Devante Harris, Devin Davis, Diandra Foster, Dion Gonzalez, Emily Camlin, Emily Snyder, Erica Willford, Erin Butler, Ethan Harbin, Gabby Brickner, Gavin Lutz, Inesha Thompson, Jackson Catlett, Jacob Hoffmaster, Jamie Little, Janele Bachert, Jasmine Harris, Jennay Shanklin, Jeremiah Brown, Jessica Walters, Jimmie Foster, John Farley, Jomeisha Fulcher, Jonvincent Callirgos, Josh Sanford, Josh Thomas, Karley Inscoe, Keane Foster, Kiante Dickerson, Kim Dutcher, Kora Herrod, Kristina Smallwood, Lexi Brandon, Logan Sandy, Madison Gorfida, Mark Singleton, Melissa Turner, Michael Jackson, Michelle Foster, Montie Gould, Nathan Jackson, Nicole Rector, Paige Trivett, Randy Ruczynski, Robbie Sokol, Shavante McDowney, Summer Muse, Tanesha McDowney, Taylor Lee, Tierney Mays, Tim McDowney, Timmy Jackson, Travis Irvine, Tyler Vickery.
- Colonial Beach Varsity Most Improved: volleyball, Gabby Brickner; sideline cheer, Kora Herrod; girls basketball, Karley Inscoe; football, Travis Irvine; boys basketball, Montie Gould; baseball, Jason Vickery; scholastic bowl, Tierney Mays; theater, Cassie Downey; softball, Billie Gould, competition cheer, Emily Snyder.
- Colonial Beach Coaches Award: volleyball, Melissa Turner; sideline cheer, Danielle Galloway; theater, Danielle Galloway; girls basketball, Jennay Shanklin; football, Kiante Dickerson; boys basketball, Tim McDowney; baseball, Josh Thomas; scholastic bowl, Jacob Hoffmaster; softball, Carley Graves; competition cheer, Courtney Blackburn.
- Colonial Beach Leadership Award: volleyball, Paige Trivett; sideline cheer, Angela Rose; girls basketball, Caneisha Fulcher; football, Michael Jackson; boys basketball, Branden Robey; baseball, Dion Gonzalez; scholastic bowl, Paige Trivett; theater, Jacob Hoffmaster; softball, Danielle Galloway; competition cheer, Summer Muse.
- Colonial Beach Academic Award: volleyball, Destiny Smith; girls basketball, Destiny Smith; football, Alex Gorfida; baseball, Alex Gorfida; scholastic bowl, Lexi Brandon; theater, Lexi Brandon; sideline cheer; Lexi Brandon; competition cheer, Lexi Brandon; softball, Danielle Galloway; boys basketball, Ethan Harbin.
- Drifter MVP Award: volleyball, Jasmine Harris; sideline cheer; Summer Muse; girls basketball, Melissa Turner; football, Josh Sanford; baseball, Michael Jackson; scholastic bowl, Jeremiah Brown; theater, Paige Trivett; softball, Karley Inscoe; competition cheer, Jimmie Foster.
- First Team Northern Neck: Melissa Turner, Jeremiah Brown, Tierney Mays (2), Jimmie Foster, Carley Graves, Angela Rose, Danielle Galloway (2), Kim Dutcher, Summer Muse, Lexi Brandon, Paige Trivett, Jacob Hoffmaster, Jamie Little, Josh Sanford, Michael Jackson.
Second Team Northern Neck: Karley Inscoe (2), Jennay Shanklin, Timmy Jackson, Alex Gorfida, Josh Sanford, Randy Ruczynski, Paige Trivett.
- First Team All-Region A: Summer Muse, Carley Graves, Paige Trivett, Josh Sanford.
- Second Team All-Region A: Melissa Turner, Jeremiah Brown, Jimmie Foster, Danielle Galloway, Angela Rose, Michael Jackson.
- All-Region A MVP: theater, Paige Trivett.
- All State Honorable Mention: football (K), Josh Sanford.
- District Coach of the Year: scholastics, Veronica Reynolds; DI girls basketball, Keither Dickerson; theater, Dan MaNamara; competition cheer, Jen Grigsby; Jeremy Jack, DI football.
- District MVP: theater, Paige Trivett; competition cheer, Jimmie Foster; scholastic bowl, Jeremiah Brown.
- All-Academic Northern Neck District Award: Meliss Turner (2), Destiny Smith (2), Carley Graves (3), Inesha Thompson, Danielle Galloway (4), Janele Bachert, Lexi Brandon (3), Jeremiah Brown (2), Erin Butler, Christian Tinsly, Erica Willford, Emily Camlin (2), Alex Gorfida (3), Tierney Mays (2), Paige Trivett (3), Madison Gorfida (2), Taylor Lee (2) Jessie Walters, Emily Snyder, Jonvincent Callirgos (2), Nathan Jackson, Jamie Little.