- 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
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 January 2011 18:11
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From the moment of the opening whistle, the game between the Drifter boys’ varsity basketball team and visiting Rappahannock Raiders resembled a track meet. For four quarters, the Raiders never showed any signs of they would relinquish the lead or any part of the word “momentum.”
“We attack teams when have the opportunity; however, sometimes we’re a little fast and have to watch how we control the ball,” Raider boys’ varsity head coach Brody Jackson said.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 December 2010 19:13
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The Drifters varsity girls’ basketball team opened their season with an impressive 41-24 victory over the Charles City Panthers.
At first glance, the Panthers are noticeably lacking in depth with only six players on the team; however, what the Panthers lacked in team size, they more than made up for it in determination. For four straight quarters the Panther were relentless, as they attempted to overwhelm the host Drifters with quickness and hustling skills.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 November 2010 21:45
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Division one, Region A Football playoffs
Gridiron revitalization in the land of Black & Gold has arrived. While the Drifters’ season ended in a 45-12 loss to Franklin, the unique honor of making the Region A playoffs after a one-year hiatus is a sign that the program has redefined itself as a viable competitor in the Northern Neck District. Not only did the Black & Gold put together a six-game winning streak, but also they narrowly lost an opportunity to win the district outright before going into the playoffs.
In the past the Drifters matched up well against the Broncos, but costly mistakes could mean the difference of winning or losing.