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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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  • Colonial Beach’s Upward Soccer celebrates its first season

    Posted on June 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm


    Colonial Beach’s Upward Soccer league wrapped up its first season with a picnic and award ceremony at New Life Ministries on Saturday. The 10-week-long season was the first of what league director John Kramer hopes will be many. “[For] the first year, I think it went very well,” Kramer said. “We achieved our goals of just creating a fun, positive environment for the kids.” Jessica Welch, of Colonial Beach, had

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  • Eagles soccer ends regular season with a big win

    Posted on May 29, 2014 at 12:21 pm


    Having been rained out of the much-anticipated showdown with Essex Wednesday night, the Washington & Lee boy’s soccer team ended its regular season Friday night at Lancaster.  The Eagles overcame both the hosts and poor officiating to end the regular season on a seven game win streak. In the ninth minute, Jacob Daiger found Luis Chipres breaking away up the left side, and Chipres blasted it past the Lancaster goalie

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  • A Name to Remember

    Posted on May 21, 2014 at 3:57 pm


    There are times when you meet a child and you know that they have the potential to go do great things in their life. I had the fortunate opportunity to meet one of those children and speak with them a few days ago. Her name is Elizabeth “Liz” Rynard, a fourth grader in Westmoreland County Public Schools and daughter of Holly Rynard, a language arts teacher at Washington and Lee

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  • Red Devils Take Down the Eagles

    Posted on May 16, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    ​Lancaster’s J. Hodges (#8) sprints to home base after D. Thomas sends the ball down field.

    The Washington and Lee Eagles hosted the Lancaster Red Devils in a friendly match of baseball between the two varsity teams on Monday, May 5th. Both Lancaster and Washington and Lee failed to make much of an advancement in the first inning, with each team barely touching bases before receiving their third out. Lancaster showed more progress in the second inning, however. After G. Long (#7) made his way to

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  • Ushering in Baseball fun

    Posted on May 8, 2014 at 4:57 pm


    Not long after returning from the Philadelphia Phillies Phantasy Baseball Camp, Steve Swope, or as most know him, Coach Swope, headed back down to Florida to work as an usher for six weeks.  After having nearly missed his flight because of a snowstorm for the camp, Swope just missed another snowstorm on his drive down to the Sunshine state. Swope said he sure did pick a good winter to miss

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  • Hat trick contributes to Eagles soccer win

    Posted on May 1, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Alex Lane takes the ball down the field.

    Washington & Lee’s boy’s soccer team came into district play on the heels of yet another sloppy tie, this time against West Point.  They were anything but sloppy as they took to the pitch at Rappahannock High School. Before the fans had completely settled into their seats, W&L was on the board.  45 seconds into the game, Pope Antunez was stopped from point blank range.  The ball deflected out to

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