- Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 July 2012 21:41
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Kids in Colonial Beach had plenty to keep them busy all summer. Between camps, open gyms, teams summer workout, and the weight room access to the public, there was hardly any down time for Colonial Beach High School student-athletes.
Drifter varsity baseball head coach Steve Swope started it off with his successful 18th annual baseball camp for boys and girls, ages five and up. The camp was featured fundamentals, contests, games, and camp attraction “the slip-n-slide station.”
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 May 2012 15:11
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With only four games left in the regular season, the Drifters are giving their division rivals a run for their money in the Northern Neck. On April 17 the Drifters pounded Northumberland, 10-3, and two days later they crushed Lancaster, 13-3. However, the Drifters lost an important district game last week to the Essex Trojans, 10-0.
Prior to the Essex game the Drifters had hoped to extend their 2-1-district status, but fell to the wrath of a seasoned veteran squad.
Essex pitcher Reggie Johnson struck out eight, walked one, and allowed two hits before shutting out the visiting Drifters for six innings. Johnson was credited with making the defensive play of the game by beating Jason Vickery to the bag on a first inning ground ball that barely missed going into right
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 April 2012 20:01
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It was a well-deserved rest for the Colonial Beach High School varsity baseball team. After returning from a relaxing trip to Disney World, in Orlando, FL, the Drifters are now focused on the potential of winning the Northern Neck District crown.
The Drifters entourage of 38 coaches, players and parents, along with four families, totaling 11 people, made the journey to the greatest amusement park on earth. The entire cast of Drifter supporters and players split time in three theme parks - Magic Kingdom, MGM, and EPCOT. In addition, they also found time to relax in the swimming pools at the Caribbean Resort.
On the diamond, at the Wide World of Sports Complex, the Black & Gold ran into a brick wall. The Drifters lost to Springboro High School, from Springboro, OH
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 April 2012 16:26
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The Drifters continue their hot streak with their sixth win in a row. The Drifters compiled 22 runs against opposing teams last week as they defeated Rappahannock (9-3), and King & Queen (13-2). After returning from Disney World baseball competition, they will begin Northern Neck District competition as they travel to face Washington & Lee on Wednesday, April 11. “Our lineup has been swinging the sticks aggressively,” Drifter head coach Steve Swope said. “We are building confidence along the way as a team, and we’re looking forward to our trip to Disney—and preparing for the district schedule approaching.”
CB 17 – JM 0
After establishing an early lead against the Yellow Jackets, the Drifters never looked back. The Black and Gold produced 17 runs on 14 hits, with eight players driving in a run, and scoring a run. Nick Graves was the winning pitcher, as he shut out the Yellow Jackets for three innings. He struck out eight, and gave up four
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 21:07
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On Monday afternoon, at Monroe Park, the Drifters (4-0) varsity baseball team crushed James Monroe 17-0 to continue their streak of wins. The Drifters blasted 14 hits against the double-A Battlefield District team. Jason Vickery, DezJohn Parker and Josh Thomas each produced multiple hits and a homerun. Kamron Smith contributed to the shutout with a three-run double.
On the mound, Nick Graves got the win, as he struck out eight batters during the course of three innings.
As the season unfolds, the Drifters have solidified youthfulness, hustle, fun, and fundamental baseball.
Excited with his team’s efforts, Drifter head coach Steve Swope said, “These guys show up everyday like it’s Christmas