Area High School Sports Roundup

Area High Schools Gear Up For New Basketball Season

The George Mason High School varsity girls basketball team played their first scrimmage of the season against McLean on Tuesday, with results too late for press.


THE J.E.B. STUART DANCE TEAM placed third in the Hip Hop category at the United Dance Association’s championship competition last week, held at Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax. It was the team’s second consecutive year at the competition. The girls placed second last year in Hip Hop. This time round, the girls performed both hip hop and jazz routines. The team also took on new team members this year, along with a new head coach, Betsy Finch. The girls will be competing with the same two dances at their last competition of the season on Sunday, Dec. 5. (Photo: Courtesy Alissa Wunder)

The Lady Mustangs, looking to defend their state title this season, will play J.E.B. Stuart in a scrimmage game this Saturday, Nov. 28 at Stuart. The game will begin at noon.

Next up, the Mason girls play Falls Church High on Thursday, Dec. 2 in a home game held at the adjacent Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School. The game begins at 7 p.m.

The Mason boys team won’t begin their season till next Friday, Dec. 3, when the team travels to Loudoun County.

Falls Church High School’s varsity boys basketball played George C. Marshall High last Monday, and is taking on Dominion High in a scrimmage on Monday, Nov. 30, in a home game at 7:45 p.m.

Falls Church High’s girls team is playing West Potomac High in a home scrimmage at 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, before traveling to Mason’s court the next day.

Marshall High’s boys team will challenge Stafford High this Saturday, Nov. 28, in an away scrimmage that begins at 4 p.m.

The boys welcome Oakton High to a home game battle on Thursday, Dec. 2, which starts at 7:30 p.m.

The McLean Highlanders’ boys team took on Oakton last Monday in a scrimmage, and is preparing for a home game against Centreville High this Monday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m.

The Lady Highlanders will face off against Centreville on Nov. 30, as well, in an away game that begins at 7 p.m.

J.E.B. Stuart’s boys basketball team will host Lee High on Monday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. for its final scrimmage.


Wrestling Teams Take to the Mats In Prep for Season

After several weeks of practice, the George Mason High School varsity wrestling team held its first home scrimmage last Tuesday.

The team has 25 members this year, with 10 returning, including five seniors.

The boys will hold several more practices this week before traveling to Falls Church High School on Thursday, Dec. 2, for their first meet of the season. The meet begins at 5 p.m.

Potomac High will also be participating.

George C. Marshall’s varsity wrestling team faced off against West Springfield High and Herndon High in a scrimmage meet last Wednesday.

The Statesmen have one more scrimmage next Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Yorktown High at 7 p.m. They begin their season with a home meet against Fairfax High on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m.