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Colonial Beach girls basketball player Sydni Carey looks to improve for next season and beyond

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Rising high school senior Sydni Carey was described as a blessing when she transferred to Colonial Beach and signed up with the girls basketball team this past season. While Carey was a headache for opponents much like her family members before her, the aspiring college basketball player said her work to improve by next season is already underway. “I know going into my senior year I’m going to give it

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  • Jones to be new Washington and Lee Football Coach

    Posted on June 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm


    Todd Jones has been named the next football coach at Washington & Lee after serving four seasons at Pulaski. The Eagles are weeks before the season, but Jones says all the players will be key to moving forward with the program. “They have to understand how important they all will be to our success,” Jones said. “It’s going to take them all and they need to understand that.” Jones spent

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  • Colonial Beach 2008-2009 State Championship team reunites

    Posted on June 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    The 2009 Colonial Beach boys’ basketball team returned to where it all started on Saturday to celebrate winning the Group A, Division I State title. Pictured from left, Steve Swope, Tristan “TT” Carey, Jarrod Flores, Jonathan Parker, Jamel Dickerson, Kevin Swope, Thomas Perry, Dylan Farinet and Alex Gorfida.

    Coaches, players and members of the 2009 Colonial Beach Boys’ Basketball Team (27-3) smiled and laughed Saturday afternoon during their reunion near the Potomac River. After all, how could anyone not smile? The team won the school’s first boys’ state basketball championship defeating Eastern Montgomery, 77-75. “It was the greatest career experience I’ve ever had in my life,” former coach Steve Swope said. “It was exhilarating.” On Saturday, Swope called

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