- Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 August 2010 17:24
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From the moment the teams stepped onto the field, the game was destined to be a war of wills. The Rivermen took a notch out of the defending Mason Dixon League (MDFL) champions and current No. 1 Arbutus Big Red’s (5-1) once undefeated belt to improve their second place standing at 4-2, with 9-7 victory.
With less than 2 minutes remaining in the game, the Rivermen’s defense proved its worth by foiling a potential scoring drive. The defensive style stalemate clash of the top two teams in the MDFL resulted in 202 total yards for the Big Red and 153 total yards for the host Rivermen.
Embracing their destiny as potential district champions, Rivermen head coach Dennis Cornwell said, “I was kind of speechless after the game — in the back of my mind I had a good feeling about last night, but at the same time, I knew we had a big hill to climb.”
Throughout the game, both teams seemingly never gave an inch; however, the Rivermen summoned their usual intestinal fortitude to prevail over their division rival in the remaining minutes of the game.
“Our guys are finally starting to buy into our game plan; if you play together, and you’re disciplined, and you play with heart, you will win every week,” Cornwell said.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 August 2010 21:05
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His legacy is written in the history books of Drifter lore. Pat Ey played with a special group of athletes that made the transition from independent schools to the Virginia High School League (VHSL). Ey’s lineman teammates featured stars including the likes of Steven Taylor, Deshawn Viers, Zach Peltola and Nate Galloway. They helped to open the running lanes for legendssuch as Drifter all-time rushing leader Brandon Foster, Brent Steffey, Tim Wilson and Terry Bushrod. His formidable presence as an offensive tackle and defensive lineman left an indelible dent in the game plans of rival teams from across the area.
Most recently the soft-spoken scholar has returned to his beloved community of Colonial Beach to pursue a degree online in education. Prior to returning to the area, he attended and played football for Christopher Newport University. The small town atmosphere associated with Colonial Beach seems to agree with Ey.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 August 2010 22:53
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KGLL SENIOR SOFTBALL TEAM WINS DISTRICT 15 CHAMPIONSHIP
Saturday was a great day for softball with the sun brightly shining and the temps in the mid-seventies. It was the perfect setting for the District 15 Little League Senior Softball Championship game.
King George headed to Warsaw to face the Richmond County All-Stars. This game had been delayed for about three weeks but both teams were raring to go. King George entered the game undefeated in District play while RC had lost one game to KG. Richmond County would have to win two consecutive games to grab the Champion’s Banner while King George could lock it up with a first game victory.
King George started fast, hitting three singles and scoring their first run on a passed ball. It looked like it would be a big inning but the next batter hit into a double play and the following batter struck out. The second inning looked promising with two runners on base and only one out. It was not to be as KG was held to just one run with Natalie McGregor recording an RBI on a ground out. King George was leading 2 to 0. The third inning looked like it would result in more runs with three singles but, again, KG scored only one run when Courtney Beck singled for an RBI. KG 3, RC 0.
In the first two innings, Richmond County was held hitless. They managed two hits in the third inning but again failed to score any runs.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 August 2010 22:48
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With 25 turns around over 27 buoys in the Potomac River, professional and novice Jet Ski race enthusiasts gave watercrafts race fans the show of their lives. Last weekend, Colonial Beach took center stage as the 2010 Hydro-Turf APBA Watercross National Tour included the town as their newest featured tour attraction.
The featured race included the Pro Runabout competition, which was won by Dusting Farthing (men) and Amy Green (women) on both days of the event. Both racers are considered to among the best watercraft athletes in the country.
Other than the obvious bragging rights, as the winner of the competition, a $10,000 cash award and sizeable consolation awards were an incentive to finish first or at the top of the racer’s class.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 July 2010 16:13
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Not only did the Northern Neck Rivermen send a clear message to the rest of the Mason Dixon Football League with their punishing win over the Valley Tigers 34-8, but they did it with ease. Armed with an arsenal of speed on both sides of the line, the Rivermen, led by quarterback Gage Ford, moved the first down markers all night long. Ford finished the evening with more than 400 yards total, passing and running. With the victory, the Rivermen have take possession of first place in the MDFL over division rival the Fredericksburg Falcons.