Area High School Sports Roundup


Alamin Leads Jaguars Hoops to Victory Vs. Freedom

The Falls Church High School boys basketball team defeated Freedom of South Riding, Va., 66-40 last week behind 23 points from Nizar Alamin, but fell to McLean 59-53 on Tuesday. The squad welcomes Jefferson High on Friday at 7:30 p.m.


THE VIENNA STEELERS WON the Youth Football National Champioships held in Daytona Beach, Fla. The 125-lbs. division team beat Farmville, Ill. 20-0 for the title win. The Steelers had a 6-1 record for the season, losing only to Chantilly The team consisted of mostly seventh and eighth graders, and was led by head coach Casey Samson. (Photo: Courtesy Jonathan Boryan)

Lady Jaguars Unable to Trounce Local Rivals Marshall & McLean

The Jaguars girls basketball team fell to Marshall 60-33 last week, despite a 15-point effort from Victoria Welch. The team also lost to McLean on Tuesday 51-29. The squad is back in action Friday at Jefferson High at 7:30 p.m.

Jaguar Swimmers & Divers Outswim Hayfield Secondary

The Jaguar boys and girls swim and dive team found success against Hayfield Secondary last week.

The boys won 165-149, the girls won 200-115. For the boys, Jesse Kane broke the eight-year-old school record in the 100 butterfly in a time of 55.39.

The girls were led by Laura Schwartz, who set school records in the 200 individual medley and the 500 freestyle.

Earlier in the week against Washington Lee, the girls lost 163-152 and the boys fell 161-151.

The teams next take the pool against Edison at Lee District Rec Center on Friday.


Statesmen Basketball Rebound With Victory Over Mason

The Marshall High School boys basketball team has opened the season 1-1.

Last week, the squad defeated rival George Mason 69-60 on the road, led by32 points from Stanley Watts.

Earlier in the week, the squad fell to Oakton 59-50, despite 17 points from Will Simonton and 15 from Watts.

The team is back in action on Friday when they host Stuart at 7:30 p.m.

Lady Statesmen Drop Two Games After Initial Win Over Jaguars

The Marshall girls basketball team now sits at 2-2. After victories against Falls Church (60-33) and Potomac Falls (56-49), the Statesmen fell to Hayfield 58-51 and George Mason 59-44. The team takes the court again on Friday at Stuart at 7:45 p.m.

Marshall Wrestling Team Set to Begin Season

The Marshall wrestling team opened its season on Wednesday at home against Fairfax, and will participate in the NOVA Classic at Fairfax starting Friday, Dec. 11.



Lady Mustangs Continue Success On the Court With Three Wins

So far, so good for the Mason High School girls basketball team, which sits at 3-0 early in the season with victories against Falls Church (58-22), Garfield (60-33) and Marshall (59-44). Against rival Marshall, the Mustangs featured four girls in double-digit points, led by Nicole Mitchell with 15.

The team welcomes Falls Church at 6 p.m. on Monday.

After Win Over Loudoun, Mason Boys Hoops Face Double Losses

The Mason boys basketball team has opened the season 1-2 with a win against Loudoun County 52-38, followed by losses to Broad Run 75-41 and Marshall 69-60. Jordan Cheney had 22 points in the loss to Marshall. The squad welcomes Seton on Thursday (Dec. 10) at 7:30 p.m.


THE FALLS CHURCH RED STORM team roster was recently announced for the 2009-2010 Fairfax County Youth Basketball League competition. The Falls Church team will begin season play early in the new year, on Jan. 2. Team members pictured above are, left to right: (front row) Connor Freeman, Benjamin Ayanian, Sam Whitaker, Biruk Teshome and David Miller; and (back row) Zach Kanyan, Grinden Collins, Michael Tracy, Jacob Plata Jack Fletchall, Jack Rasmussen and Thomas Creed. (Photo: Courtesy Scott Whitaker)

Mason Swimmers Break Even: Boys Win While Girls Fall

In the pool, the Mason boys and girls swim team split with Potomac Falls last week, with the boys winning 91-79 and the girls falling 99-71. Will Doty set team records in the 200 and 500 freestyle. The team next takes on Briar Woods on the road on Saturday.


Stuart Boys Basketball Start Season With Loss to Annandale

The Stuart High boys basketball team opened its season with a loss at home last week, 77-59 to Annandale. Senior Antonio Harris had 28 points in the effort.

The team hosts Battlefield Thursday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. before paying a visit to Marshall on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Stuart High girls basketball team welcomes Marshall on Friday at 7:45 p.m.

Raiders Crush Local Teams in Pool, Girls Lose to Edison

The Raider boys swim team defeated Edison 194-117 and Wakefield 127-53 in two meets last week. The girls team defeated Wakefield 115.5-39.5, but lost to Edison 185-120.

The swim team welcomes Hayfield on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Stuart Wrestlers Kick Off Season With Prince William Invitational

The Stuart High wrestling team kicks off its season with the Prince William County Invitational at Garfield High this weekend.



Highlanders Eek Past Falls Church, Amolo Crucial for Win

The McLean High School  boys basketball team defeated Falls Church 59-53. Senior Origa Amolo had 15 points in the winning effort.

The team is at Yorktown on Friday at 7:45 p.m.

Lady Highlanders Sustain Wins, Early Season Holds at 2-0

The McLean girls hoops team added another victory to its record, which now sits at 2-0, with a 51-29 victory over Falls Church on Tuesday.

The team hopes to continue its winning ways when it hosts Yorktown on Friday, Dec. 11 at 7:45 p.m.

Highlanders Face Back-to-Back

Wins & Losses in the Pool

The McLean swim and dive team had back-to-back meets last week. On Dec. 4, the girls defeated Marshall 205-95, and the boys won 194-103.

The following day, the girls fell to Thomas Jefferson 182-132, and the boys lost 218-91.

The team welcomes South Lakes for a meet on Friday at 7 p.m.