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King George volleyball team splits opening matches

Coach Jill Wine's talented volleyball team split its opening games last week, losing to a close 3 to...

Senior Quintin Napper is unselfish and dedicated to the Drifters

Colonial Beach senior Quintin Napper is the kind of player that coaches hope to have on their team. ...

New coach, new players, new season for W&L football

Washington and Lee High School's coaches are not clear on what kind of unit the Westmoreland County ...

Colonial Beach Varsity Volleyball players have sights set on championship

Last season, Colonial Beach Varsity Volleyball Coach Chase Davidson guided his team to double digit ...

W&L cross country teams working and training at Westmoreland State Park

W&L cross country teams working and training at Westmoreland State Park

The Washington & Lee cross country teams spent three days last week working and training at West...

Colonial Beach varsity football team undermanned but packs a punch

Colonial Beach varsity football team undermanned but packs a punch

Coach Jeremy Jack's 2016 Colonial Beach varsity football team is undermanned but still packs quite a...

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CBMS girls’ basketball soars

The future of Drifter girls’ basketball (4-2) is in good hands. After winning the Northern Neck District tournament championship last year, the Drifters have an opportunity to repeat last year’s Cinderella performance.

On Thursday evening during a Northern Neck battle of wills, seventh grader Emily Parks delivered 24 of the Drifters’ final 36 points during their win over Northumberland. Parks also contributed six steals, two rebounds, while going 8-8 (100 percent) from the foul line.

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Drifters win four in a row

Black & Gold fever was in its highest form at Monroe Park last Friday night.
Ball control and a solid performance was exhibited by the entire cast of Drifter ironmen. The Drifters (1-0, 4-2) smothered the Rappahannock Raiders (0-1, 2-4) on both sides of the ball for four straight quarters for their fourth win (29-7) in a row.  

On a cold, windy evening Drifter tight end Randy Ruczynski’s hands snared five catches for 67 yards, including two touchdowns. Ruczynski’s teammate, Timmy Jackson had another banner game with 101 yards on 12 carries that featured a 42-yard touchdown run. Kiante Dickerson completed seven out of 10 passes for 81 yards and two touchdowns. Fullback

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W&L Eagles defeat number 1 ranked Cavaliers

King William made the trip from Central Garage to Montross to make a statement, that they are as good as advertised and deserving of the number one state ranking. The Cavs, who were ranked by many papers and websites as the #1 team in the state, played and defeated Washington & Lee twice last year. King William coming in had a 5-0 record, but when you look deep, the combined record of their opponents was 8-18. There marquee wins were against the defending Single A State Champions Essex (2-2) and Sussex (3-2).
Washington & Lee put it all together at the right time.

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Northern Neck Rivermen shutout New Jersey Broncos

Three times is a charm for the Northern Neck Rivermen. On Saturday evening, after splitting victories during the regular season, the Rivermen shutout the New Jersey Broncos, 17-0 at Monroe Park, in Colonial Beach.
The victory was anything but pretty, but when it comes down to it, a win is a win — and the Rivermen will advance into the championship round against defending MDFL champion, Arbutus Big Red, on Saturday, Oct. 16, at Arbutus Middle School, in Arbutus, Md. The winner of the MDFL North Championship will play the winner of the MDFL South champions.
Hard hitting, personal fouls, turnovers and a war of words clearly defined the game from start to finish. However the Rivermen overcame seven turnovers to foil the hopes of the Broncos with their brand of special teams, and an interception that led to a touchdown. On defense, the Rivermen were solid, as they yielded only 111 yards of total offense that included three sacks and two interceptions. The buildup to a long rivalry between the two teams has already been set in stone.
On the opening kick-off, Aaron Lewis, busted through the seams of the Broncos defense for a 95-yard touchdown. After the dusk settled for the remaining part of the first and second quarter, the game became a defensive stalemate, with the Rivermen leading 7-0. Ball control and time of possession were critical factors in the Rivermen’s ability to stifle the Broncos offensive game plan.
On the second possession of the fourth quarter, the Rivermen drove 71 yards deep into Bronco territory, where Trey Hamlet extended the Rivermen lead to 10-0 with a 26-yard field goal. On the ensuing Bronco possession, the Rivermen sealed the victory when Gary Nelson picked off a Bronco pass for 43-yard touchdown.

Leonard M. Banks
Sports Editor

CB Drifters corral George Mason Mustangs

altThe Drifters varsity football team’s nearly flawless performance last Friday night against George Mason may potentially be a glimpse into the future. Senior running back Timmy Jackson led the Drifters with a career high 10 carries for 153 yards that featured two touchdown runs and one touchdown pass.
With both sides of the ball working in concert, the Drifters pounded the Mustangs into submission 20-0 lead by halftime. The Drifters’ defense shut down the Mustangs’ offense, giving up one first down within the remaining minutes of the third quarter. The final score of 33-6 could be an indication of the younger players stepping up to make a difference in their program.

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