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Emily Parks was back in action as she and her Lady Drifters squad disassembled Rappahannock County 69-20 on Tuesday.

Colonial Beach over Rappahannock County in Conference #43 Semifinals

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 2:14 pm

The girls varsity basketball Conference #43 semifinals were hosted by the top seeded Colonial Beach Lady Drifters this Tuesday in the Drifterdome. The winners advance to the finals this weekend in Lancaster. In the first game, the No. 1 Drifters dominated visiting Rapphanannock County with the final score 69-20.  The physicality of the Drifters simply overpowered the Panthers, who handed turnover after turnover to the undefeated Colonial Beach team with

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  • Conference #43 Basketball Tournaments: Semifinals results

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Exciting matchups look to be in store for area high school basketball fans this Saturday. In addition to the top two girls basketball teams on Conference #43 earning their way to an expected head-to-head showdown in the conference finals, the No. 1 Lancaster boys varsity squad will face a somewhat surprising opponent in Essex, who as the sixth seed overcame both No. 3 Washington and Lee and No. 2 Northumberland

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  • Girls varsity basketball: No. 7 Washington and Lee Eagles’ season ends following defeat to No. 2 Rappahannock

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Washington and Lee's Rynesha Goode shot a team-high 14 points in their 55-36 loss to Rappahannock.

    Though the snow began to melt away Monday, its chilling effects lingered on the girls’ basketball playoffs Monday night.  Rappahannock defeated W&L, 55-36, in Warsaw, but both squads took a while to warm up. “We have not practiced in 11 days,” lamented the winning coach Ellen Gaines.  “Our free throws were awful, and we missed a lot of shots.”  Her players hit 36 percent of their free throws (9/25) and

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  • Boys varsity basketball: No. 7 Colonial Beach Drifters narrowly miss defeating No. 2 Northumberland Indians by five points

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Northumberland squeezed by Colonial Beach at home Monday, 70-65, in the opening round of Conference # 43 play. After missing eight days of practice due to the weather, the question had to be whether the stretch would affect the up tempo, fast moving offensive of the Indians in this opening round game.  Coach Michael Stevenson had earlier cautioned his players of a let down against dangerous foe Colonial Beach.  The

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  • Conference #43 basketball tournament update: quarterfinals

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Six Conference #43 basketball teams on Monday evening inched one step closer to competing in the conference finals. For boys varsity basketball, the No. 5 Rappahannock High School Raiders traveled to No. 4 Rappahannock County and won 81-70, advancing to the semifinals round where they will face the No. 1 Red Devils at Lancaster High School tonight at 6 p.m. Against Rappahannock County, Marcus Ball led all players in scoring

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  • Colonial Beach Drifters girls basketball team finishes regular season 10-0 in Conference 43, 18-3 overall after defeating Rappahanock 39-27

    Posted on February 14, 2015 at 3:30 am

    Emily Parks shows her range with a three pointer.

    With the field set for this week’s varsity girls basketball Conference #43 Tournament, there are a few things that Head Coach Keith Dickerson said his No. 1 Colonial Beach Lady Drifters need to work on. Boxing up, watching the passes and staying focused. “We’ve got to keep that fire, keep that lit and we’ve got to get Emily Parks back,” Dickerson said, referring to one of his key players who

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  • Conference #43 varsity basketball tournaments: Lancaster, Rappahannock, Northumberland, Colonial Beach, Washington & Lee, Essex

    Posted on February 14, 2015 at 12:49 am

    ***GAMES SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16 HAVE BEEN POSTPONED*** The seeding has been set for boys and girls varsity basketball in Conference #43. Boys: Lancaster earned the top seed tonight when they defeated Essex 61-49 and Northumberland fell to Washington and Lee 58-57. With their #1 seed, Lancaster has a bye in the first round of the conference tournament. They will face the winner of the Rappahannock-Rappahannock County game in

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  • Washington and Lee has blistering week with closely contested victories over top teams Lancaster and Northumberland

    Posted on February 14, 2015 at 12:05 am

    An airborne Linwood Newman matches up against Northumberland's Rychoane Curry.

    Slightly less than 30 seconds remained on the clock. Overtime was winding down. Malik Brown caught the ball from the referee, stretched the ball over his head and back down, bounced it a couple of times, took his stance, then fired off the shot. The ball went through the basket. He received high-fives from his teammates as his foul shot gave the lead back to Northumberland over the visiting Washington

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  • Washington and Lee Eagles boys basketball team notch two wins

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Washington and Lee's Jarret Sumiel flies up for the layup.

      The Colonial Beach Drifters Boys Varsity basketball team traveled to Montross Tuesday for a Conference 43 showdown against the Washington and Lee Eagles.  As the last scheduled home game, W&L honored their senior players and cheerleaders with their parents before the game.   Tensions were high and emotions played their part in favor of the home team.  W&L defeated Colonial Beach 68-57.  The full court press from the Eagles

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