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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

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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  • Washington and Lee cross country boys team finishes sixth in Virginia High School League State Championship

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:56 am

    The Washington & Lee Cross Country boys team and individual girls runners

    The Washington and Lee Running Eagles closed their 2014 cross country season at the VHSL State Championship.  The meet was held at Great Meadows Park just north of Warrenton.  The venue is a beautiful Virginia foothill location, but the day was blustery and cold. With wind chills approaching, freezing spectators were donning many layers and many runners wore extra gear and gloves to compete in the final and coveted 5K

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  • No. 3 Washington & Lee steamrolls No. 14 Charles City 69-34 in Region 1A East Playoffs First Round

    Posted on November 14, 2014 at 10:05 pm

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    The Washington & Lee varsity football team put two tough losses behind them when they easily handled the visiting Charles City squad, 69-34. Dexter Thomas and Kidanny DeJesus led the Eagles in touchdowns with two apiece as eight different W&L players scored in the matchup. The Eagles put up three touchdowns following a 49-0 first half. Both teams exploded with scoring in the final quarter with Charles City amassing 34 points

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  • No. 5 Colonial Beach football defeats No. 12 Lancaster 49-14 in Region 1A East Playoffs First Round

    Posted on November 14, 2014 at 9:56 pm


    Colonial Beach ran all over the visiting Lancaster Red Devils on Friday night as the Drifters rolled up 562 rushing yards and three players scored two touchdowns apiece. Nicholas Graves, DezJohn Parker and Cameron Headley each had two touchdowns and each ran for at least 125 yards. Lancaster’s defense recovered a fumble to score one of its touchdowns and Devante Stewart rushed for the other. What’s next: Colonial Beach will travel

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  • Washington and Lee Grad gets head baseball coaching job at Chancellor High School

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Chancellor has moved quickly to fill two head coaching vacancies, pending approval by the Spotsylvania County School Board. Chargers athletic director Rod Crooks said earlier this week that Mike Hundley has been hired to replace J.P. Gibbons as Chancellor’s baseball coach. Hundley was an assistant under Gibbons the past three seasons. “It’s continuity, plus we know his work ethic extremely well,” Crooks said of the decision to promote Hundley. Michael

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  • Drifters squad dominates Eagles, 30-7

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 12:06 pm


    Colonial Beach football coach Scott Foster held no illusions when he and his team stepped on the football field against neighboring rival W&L. “I’m not playing my best running back.  That’s my decision.” He was keeping an eye on the playoffs, and any injuries would hamper the coming playoff run. But benching Lamar Lucas, who was nursing a minor injury, would have no impact as the Drifters defeated the Eagles,

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  • Local teams prepare for Group 1A football playoffs, see pairings

    Posted on November 9, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Friday begins the race to the Group 1A state football championship and six of the Conference 43 teams have qualified for the Virginia High School League Region 1A East first round. Be sure to check back on Friday at the Westmoreland News online for live updates at for coverage of all six local teams: Colonial Beach, Essex, Lancaster, Northumberland, Rappahannock and Washington & Lee. Altavista is the defending Group

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