- Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 March 2012 15:13
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The 2012 spring softball sports season is officially underway. With a veteran lineup of talented fielders and sluggers, the new and improved Colonial Beach High School varsity Lady Drifters are prepared to shake up the Northern Neck District. Last season, the Drifters finished at the bottom of their division; however, with sophomores Taylor Lee and McKenzie Conway added to the pitching rotation, the potential for shutting down opposing offenses could arguably result in victories.
Other players who have the right stuff to contribute include: Caneishia Fulcher, Joemeishia Fulcher, Erica Wilford, Kristina Smallwood, Billie Gould, Carley Graves, Madison Gorfida, and Angela Rose.
Although the Drifters lost only one athlete to graduation, Danielle Gallaway, she will be missed on the base paths and at the plate.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 March 2012 18:56
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Spring is eternal and optimism is high in the Drifter varsity baseball camp. The Colonial Beach Drifter’s varsity baseball team is back on the diamond, as the winds associated with the month of March begin their familiar sound.
With 468 wins under his belt, the thirst for winning continues to motivate Drifter head coach Steve Swope. Now in his 33rd year, at the helm of the Drifter ship, has patiently witnessed 42 aspiring student-athletes tryout for a spot in the Drifter program (middle school, junior varsity, varsity).
The varsity Drifter baseball team has nine players returning, with two years of varsity experience. Swope has added three
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 February 2012 16:24
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After the Rappahannock Raiders pulled off a miracle last second hoop to defeat the Drifters 43-42, the battle for second place in the Northern Neck District will not be secure until the final game of the season. With Northumberland holding a firm grip on first place, only one game separates Lancaster, Washington & Lee, Colonial Beach, and Rappahannock.
The Raiders have now beaten three of the top four teams in the Northern Neck District - Colonial
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 January 2012 15:48
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On Tuesday, at the Drifterdome, during their second seasonal match-up, the Drifters boys varsity team redeemed an earlier loss (73-63) last month, by defeating Washington & Lee 61-50. Elated over his team’s victory, Drifter boys varsity head coach Jonathan Parker said, “It was a great team effort tonight. We’ve been playing rival teams tough, but lost a number of games in a row. I am very proud of the boys, because we came out and fought for 32 minutes.”
In the blink of an eye, the action was non-stop from beginning to end. Drifter guard, Montie Gould led all scoring with 19 points, while teammate Keane Foster added 14 points. Drifter forward, senior Kiante Dickerson also added 11 points. As for the Eagles, Chris Henry led all
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 November 2011 15:41
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It was rite of passage for future Northern Neck gridiron stars. On Saturday, at Caroline High School Cavalier stadium, the Colonial Beach Drifters varsity recreation team defeated Westmoreland Eagles, 37-22 to win the 2011 Rappahannock River Varsity Superbowl. Lamar Lucas led the Drifters with three touchdowns, while A.J. Phillips and Mikey Mothershead scored one apiece. As for the Eagles, Jeremy Saunders, Jared Sumeil, and Cullin Bell scored touchdowns.
During the semi-finals, Colonial Beach defeated 2011 Superbowl winner Essex, while the Eagles overwhelmed Richmond County.
The top seeded Eagles defeated the second seeded Drifters a week earlier in the final regular season game of the season, 20-19. “The guys were upset about losing the game, but at the same time they were not mad at each other,” Drifter varsity head football coach Earl Payton said. “Rather than say we would have won if so and so did that, they pointed fingers at themselves and said this is what I am going to do help this team win.”
For most players who chose to continue to play football, they will continue to see their opposing Northern Neck neighbor on the high school level long after their recreation gridiron career is over. For fans, whether they are relatives or a sports enthusiast curious about the outcome of the game, cheering for recreation