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Area School Sports Roundup: Jaguars Win 1st Baseball Scrimmage

Statesmen Land Victory on The Diamond

During the boys’ first season scrimmage at Annandale High, the George C. Marshall High School varsity baseball team showed the Atoms who’s boss taking the win.ffxcountyreps_sports.jpg

The Statesmen’s second scrimmage took place yesterday at home against the Washington-Lee High Generals, but the results weren’t available for press time. Next up for the Statesmen is their first regular-season game next Monday, March 16 at Yorktown High School at 5 p.m.

Outlook Positive for McLean H.S. Girls Lacrosse Team

The McLean High School girls varsity lacrosse team knocked out its first two opponents with dual-win scrimmages. First up was a home face-off against Centreville High School, ending in a 9-4 victory. This Monday the girls took on T.C. Williams High, but the Titans were no match for the girls, who left the game with an 8-5 triumph. The Highlanders’ regular season began last night at home versus Yorktown High, but results were not available for press time.

Batting, Varsity Jaguars Take the Win

stjamesbasketball-copy.jpgArchbishop Carroll High School was defeated by the Falls Church Jaguars varsity baseball team last Saturday. The two teams went head to head in Falls Church’s first scrimmage of the spring season. Next up for the Jags is a scrimmage at Thomas Jefferson High School this Saturday, March 14 at noon.
Their regular season will start up the following Tuesday, March 17 with an away game against T.C. Williams High School. The Titans will be coming off their Saturday home game versus the J.E.B. Stuart Raiders, who were 4-10 last season.

Highlanders Lose Chantilly Scrimmage 6-3

The McLean High School boys varsity tennis team lost its first scrimmage, 6-3, to Chantilly High this past Monday, March 9. However, good singles wins came from freshman Louis Gruber (10-7), senior co-captain Justin Burnam (11-9) and sophomore Robert Koch (10-6). Gruber also snagged the team match Most Valuable Player title.
The Highlanders’ played Lake Braddock in their second scrimmage yesterday afternoon, but results weren’t available for press time. The team’s regular season kicks off at home next Monday, March 16 against Stone Bridge High at 3:30 p.m.

F.C.’s Ahlborn to Compete For NCAA Title

Falls Church’s Connor Ahlborn, a sophomore at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, N.Y., qualified for the 2009 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships, which will be held this weekend at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind. Ahlborn is one of 15 competitors in the weight throw. She qualified for the Nationals after posting a season’s best mark of 16.31 meters at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships.

McLean H.S. Varsity Softball Crushes Paul VI Team

The McLean High School girls varsity softball team won their first scrimmage at home against Paul VI High 13-2 this Tuesday, March 10. Their next scrimmage is this Friday at 5:30 p.m. at West Springfield High before kicking off their regular season March 20 in an away game at Stone Bridge at 6:30 p.m.