- Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 September 2010 20:11
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On Friday, Monroe Park in Colonial Beach became the scene of another epic battle between two cross-town rivals. For the third consecutive year, the King George (2-0) varsity football team defeated Colonial Beach High School (CBHS), 27-8. Born into this saga of double-A school versus single school was a gridiron chess-match played between the Foxes and Drifter coaching staffs.
Fans supporting both schools packed Monroe Park from end to end, with standing room-only areas provided for witnessing the Drifters’ debut into the 2010 regular season. Aside from the obvious fact that the Foxes’ 46-man roster seemed like an army compared to the Drifters 20-man contingent of players, fans witnessed a true account of iron-man football.
In the first quarter, the long-awaited war yielded a defensive stalemate. In fact, the first four possessions did not feature a first down for either team. However, later in the first quarter, after a Stephen Cocke interception, the Foxes offensive shifted in to fourth gear. With an opportunity to take the lead with a 35-yard field goal, the attempt fell aimlessly to the left.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 August 2010 21:36
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On Sept. 8, the Drifter junior varsity football team will embark on their 2010 Northern Neck campaign, with their first battle against double-A Battlefield District 2009 runner-up, King George. Not only will the upcoming battle against the Foxes become a monumental litmus test for the rest of their season, but it will also demonstrate the will of a program that has a tradition of winning.
Keith Dickerson has returned as head coach, along with his long-time assistant George Devers. The duo moved up to the varsity last season as full-time assistants. Prior to last season, Dickerson and Devers were responsible for two undefeated championship seasons in the Tidewater District.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 August 2010 19:28
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Keeping the spirit of Drifter pride alive by promoting the game of basketball during the summer is a key reason why the sports teams associated with Colonial Beach High School continue to remain competitive. Kids who play together as pre-teens, grow up winning together!
From Monday through Friday of last week, kids from King George, Colonial Beach, Oak Grove and Montross enjoyed all the fun and excitement associated with the 23rd annual Drifter Basketball Camp.
Led by Drifters boys’ head basketball coach Casey Johnson, kids enjoyed one on one coaching attention, while they focused on honing their court skills.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 July 2010 16:32
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The 16th Annual Drifter Baseball Camp was a huge success at Monroe Park last week, with 88 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 rolling each day. Campers rotated through 12 stations daily during the week. Drifter Varsity and JV baseball and softball players helped coach – relaying valuable tips to campers on hitting, pitching, base running and defensive and offensive skills.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 June 2010 23:02
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His heart is forever embedded in Drifter lore.
It’s official! Legendary Colonial Beach High School sports icon Steve Swope has ended his one-year sabbatical and returned as head coach of the varsity baseball program. Fans, coaches and players alike were unsure whether they had seen the last of Swope after he led the Drifter boys’ basketball team to the school’s first state Group-A, Division 1, State Basektball Championship at the Siegel center, over a year ago.
“I had a complete year to think about it,” coach Swope said. “My wife and I decided as long as I continued to teach, I might as well come back in the capacity of head coach again.”
Coach Swope has decided that he will not return as the Drifters basketball coach, making his final curtain call as a state champion, an image that will forever remain in the hearts of the Colonial Beach community.
“Basketball was the greatest ending I could have ever dreamed of, and it was the opportunity for the team and I in my 30th year to win it all, and to go out on top.”