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Marshall Takes the Win Against Hayfield

On Thursday, Aug. 28, George C. Marshall High School’s Varsity Football team beat Hayfield Secondary School 23-12 in Marshall’s first official game of the 2008-09 season. As reported last week, Marshall also won its scrimmage prior to the regular season over the Dominion Titans.

Next up, the Statesmen face off against the Fairfax Rebels in an away game on Friday, Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. The JV and freshman scrimmages will occur the night before, on Sept. 4, versus Fairfax High School.

Highlanders Set to Race in Monroe Parker Invitational

The McLean High School Co-ed Varsity Cross Country team will compete in the Monroe Parker Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7 a.m. The race is being held at the Burke Lake 2.98-mile course in Fairfax Station, Va. This will be McLean’s first official meet of the season.

D.C.’s Nats Host Autism Awareness Game

The Washington Nationals hit the diamond last Sunday afternoon, Aug. 31, to benefit Autism Speaks, Sports Plus, Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children and the Autism Society of America, D.C. Chapter. In their game against the Atlanta Braves, representatives from each organization sat at the Community Relations Table in Center Field Plaza, and at a table behind Section 106, distributing information about the disease. Attendees were able to purchase tickets at multiple price points with a percentage of the proceeds going to the formerly listed organizations.

GMHS Golf Performance Above Par

The George Mason High School Co-ed Varsity Golf Team played an impressive round recently, defeating Manassas Park High School by a combined team score of 327-397. Taking advantage of the favorable conditions at the Prince William golf course, the Mustangs were led by Evans Mendes (80), as well as Chris An (81), Mike Wolfe (82) and Mike Duning (84), all of whom rounded out the scoring for the team.

Roberto Clemente Award Presented

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, the Washington Nationals named Joel Hanrahan the recipient of this year’s Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevy. Hanrahan is one of 30 Major League Club nominees for the seventh annual award, which is given annually to the Major League Baseball player who combines outstanding skills on the baseball field with devoted work in the community. Chevy will donate $7,500 to the charity of choice of each of the 30 Club recipients. Hanrahan has chosen the Walter Reed Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping wounded soldiers and their families at the Walter Reed Medical Center. Chevy also will donate $30,000 and a Chevy vehicle to the national winner’s charity of choice and an additional $30,000 will be donated by Chevy to Roberto Clemente Sports City, a not-for-profit organization in Carolina, Puerto Rico, designed to provide recreational sports activities for children.

Hanrahan was publicly honored during Wednesday night’s game versus the Philadelphia Phillies. The pre-game ceremony began with a video tribute to Roberto Clemente with commentary from Nationals players and coaches on his contributions to the game and his humanitarian efforts. Luis Clemente, Roberto’s son and the President and CEO of Roberto Clemente Sports City, threw out the ceremonial first pitch and Fernando Coronel, Counsel for the Nicaraguan Embassy, took part in pre-game ceremonies.

McLean Highlanders Off to a Rocky Start

The McLean High School Varsity Football team kicked off the 2008-09 season with a record of 0-1, losing their first regular season game 19-49 against Annandale High School last Thursday, Aug. 28. The Highlanders will get a second chance at a positive season this Friday, Sept. 5 when they take on J.E.B. Stuart High School on the Raiders’ turf.