- Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 July 2011 20:41
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The Drifters sports programs will not miss beat because they are in good hands. The stewardship of athletic director is now in the hands of area sports icon Steve Swope.
Swope replaces Jeremy Jack who has gone on to replace Dan Dickey at Caroline High School in the position of athletic director. Prior to Jack’s three-year tenure as the Drifter’s athletic director, Colonial Beach School Board member Wayne Kennedy held the position for 39 years. In light of Swope’s numerous contributions to the sports programs at Colonial Beach High School and his devotion to every aspect of his beloved
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2011 21:47
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The 17th Annual Drifter Baseball Camp was a huge success at Monroe Park last week, with 77 campers enjoying the grand ole game. It was a smash hit as the youngsters’ enthusiasm rang out each day with a full week of fun on the fields.
Up and coming Drifter ball players were treated to a week of fun, games, trophies, camp T-shirts, evaluation cards, daily contests and solid fundamentals of America’s pastime. Five different fields were used at spacious Monroe Park to keep four T-ball/Minor League teams and six Little League/Senior League teams
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 June 2011 15:31
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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
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 May 2011 14:35
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After defeating James Monroe for a seasonal series sweep 8-3, the Drifters varsity baseball team has ended a six-game skid. However, the Drifters dropped two district games to Washington & Lee and a tough road game against Lancaster.
Patient and optimistic, Drifter baseball varsity head coach Steve Swope said, “The Drifters young team is still making strides with each time out, but can’t seem to raise their level of play against very talented and experienced foes in their district.”
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 May 2011 16:10
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On Friday, at the hostile confines of Essex High School, in Tappahannock, the Drifters varsity baseball team lost to the Trojans, 6-1. Although the Drifters played a solid game defensively, they came up short on the offensive end.
The Drifters fell short during three scoring opportunities to cut into the Trojan lead, in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, but only managed to plate one run. Trojan relief pitcher, Ricky Baughman pitched out of first and third, bases loaded situations. He also survived Drifter threats in the second inning to preserve the victory.
Patient and optimistic, Drifter head coach Steve Swope said, “We are playing better as a team. The kids know what it takes to win in this district,