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Washington and Lee’s Jarret Sumiel (left) rises up to challenge Colonial Beach’s Lamar Lucas. The Eagles defeated the Drifters 60-57.

Washington and Lee Eagles basketball team edges Colonial Beach in close rivalry game

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 10:46 am

The Eagles Nest at Washington and Lee High School was alive and loud last Wednesday night when the Drifters Varsity Boys Basketball Team came to Montross to challenge the home team; and challenge they did.  The point lead changed several times during the night but ended with the W&L Eagles on top in a final 60-57 in their first Conference game.   The evenly matched teams both played hard and

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  • Colonial Beach girls basketball team dominates Washington and Lee in 56-10 victory

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Colonial Beach’s Emily Parks matches up against Washington and Lee’s Rynesha Goode.

    The Colonial Beach Girls Varsity basketball team was carrying too much steam for the Washington and Lee ladies  throughout Wednesday night’s rivalry matchup in Montross.  The Drifters sailed past the Eagles in a one-sided 56-10 contest that lasted too long for the home team fans. The Colonial Beach girls came out aggressive from the starting whistle.  With their hands up and their zones impenetrable, they easily took possession of the

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  • Montross teenager and Westmoreland YMCA karate student earns Junior Black Belt

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Emily Holden (right) with Sensei Melvin Stewart.

    Emily Holden, 14, of Montross, is a karate student at Westmoreland YMCA under Sensei Melvin Stewart. She has been a student for six years. On December 6, 2014, Emily tested and was promoted to the rank of Junior Black Belt. Only 1 in 5000 achieves this rank. She has put in a lot of hours of studying and physical training over the last year. Training included areas of self-defense, physical

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  • Colonial Beach varsity basketball team outlasts Mountain View Wildcats

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Sydni Carey rises up for a jumper.

    The reigning Conference 43 Champions, the Colonial Beach Lady Drifters opened their basketball season at home against the Mountain View Lady Wildcats on Monday, December 1. The game began with each team playing to their strengths: the Lady Drifters in a zone (forcing the visitors to shoot from the outside), and the Lady Wildcats playing man-to-man (funneling the home team to the paint and their two big rim protectors). At

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  • Washington & Lee Eagles varsity boys basketball team begins season 2-1

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Kilvonte Newton goes up for the score.

    The Washington and Lee boys varsity basketball team has momentum on their side early this season, winning both home games this week by huge margins.   With this week’s two non-conference wins and one  loss against 3A Spotsylvania, the Eagles are showing their determination for a winning season.  King and Queen proved an unequal match in Wednesday’s game in Montross.  The visitors could not handle the man-to-man full-court press presented

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  • JV Lady Drifters basketball wins in overtime

    Posted on December 3, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Jordan McGinniss hits an easy floater.

    The Colonial Beach Lady Drifters JV basketball team tipped off their season at home versus the Mountain View Lady Wildcats. With few returning players,this young team will have their work cut out for them in an effort to match last year’s team. The JV Lady Drifters took an early first quarter lead (10-4); then allowed the visitors back in the game in the second to lead at the half (18-16).

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  • No. 5 Colonial Beach tops No. 4 Surry County, 22-6; rolls into Essex next week

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Nick Graves, File photo.

    Colonial Beach made a long but fruitful journey Friday night.  Quarterback Nick Graves rushed for two short-yardage touchdowns, and Andrai Turner completed a 15-yard halfback pass to Mike Mothershead as fifth-seeded Colonial Beach bumped off fourth-seeded Surry, 22-6. Colonial Beach stuffed Surry’s running game, holding the Cougars to minus seven rushing yards.  The Cougars went to the air collecting 203 yards, including an 84-yard bomb for a touchdown.  Surry was eight of 16 and had only one other

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  • No. 3 Washington and Lee trounced by No. 6 Parry McCluer 48-28 in Region 1A East Playoffs Second Round

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    The Washington and Lee Eagles watched their season end on their own field when Parry McCluer came to town and blitzed them 21-0 in the first quarter to control the game and ride what would prove to be an insurmountable lead to the finish. Ryheem Dawson led Parry McCluer in touchdowns with four, including an 80-yard rushing score in the second quarter. After the visitors posted 28 unanswered points, the

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  • No. 5 Colonial Beach football tops No. 4 Surry 22-6 in Region 1A East Playoffs Second Round

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    The Colonial Beach Drifters varsity football team held off Surry County to take the second playoff round, 22-6. Nick Graves led the Drifters in touchdowns with two rushing scores. Surry’s lone score came in the second quarter, but the PAT was no good. Colonial Beach will face Essex in the next round. Andrai Turner had 159 rushing yards for Colonial Beach.   This story will be updated. Quarter-by-quarter 1—-2—-3—-4 S:

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