- Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 March 2011 00:00
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The “Black & Gold” fever for winning has returned to Colonial Beach in the form of legendary sports icon Steve Swope.
The last time Swope led the program, the Drifters were celebrating a Tidewater District Championship in 2009. Interesting enough, Swope’s return has ignited a huge interest in spring sports; both girls’ softball and boys’
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 March 2011 22:14
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The Drifters 2010-2011 girls’ varsity basketball season may have fallen short of a District and Regional Championship, but it will always be remembered for posting 17 victories. Their final record of 8-2, 17-6 reflects the impact the team has had on the Northern Neck.
Most recently during the Regional semi-finals the Drifters fell short of fulfilling their quest by losing to West Point (19-3), 44-39. The Pointers were
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 February 2011 22:27
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The difference between second place in the Northern Neck and fourth place came into play last Thursday at the Drifterdome, as the Drifter girls’ varsity team’s (6-2, 14-4) offense made short work of the Rappahannock Raiders (2-5, 4-9). The final score, 36-25, was not indicative of the final outcome.
On Monday evening during a non-district game against King George, the Drifters defeated the Foxes 52-50.
While the Raiders’ hopes of winning a regular season championship faded in January, the Drifters are still very much alive. In order for the Drifters to overcome Northumberland (7-1, 15-5) for first place in the Northern Neck
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 February 2011 21:00
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With the major exception to the Drifter girls junior varsity team (6-0, 11-4) defeating Lancaster, 29-21 to remain the hunt the for Northern Neck District championship, life in the fast lane was tough for winter sports basketball teams in Colonial Beach.
While the girls varsity dropped a crucial game to Lancaster, 45-50, falling into a tie for second place with Lancaster, the varsity boys basketball suffered another setback in their quest to rebuild their program by losing to the Red Devils 45-88 at the Drifterdome. The Drifters continue to occupy the lower end of the district with Rappahannock and Washington & Lee; all of the aforementioned teams have two overall wins this season.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 January 2011 22:13
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The Lady Drifters are on a mission, and by all accounts, their road to prosperity has the potential of a Northern Neck District title. Most recently, both the varsity and junior varsity teams dominated the Essex Trojans in every aspect of the game of basketball.
While the varsity Drifters defeated the Trojans 49-21, the Drifter junior varsity were victorious over the Trojan JV, 25-11.
As for the varsity, head coach Keith Dickerson is fully aware that the season is far from over, and that his team