Area High School Sports Roundup, December 31, 2009 – January 6, 2010


Despite Top Scorer Alamin Jaguars Hoops Fall 73-68

The Falls Church High School boys basketball team fell to South County 73-68 earlier this week despite 30 points from Nizar Alamin. The team is now 3-4, and is at Hayfield on Jan. 5.

The Jaguar girls’ game against Yorktown last week was canceled, but the team was back in action hosting its own Holiday Tournament. The finals and consolation games were after deadline on Wednesday.

Falls Church High Teams Prep for 2010 Winter

The Falls Church High wrestling team returns to the mat Jan. 6 at Chantilly, the gymnastics team is back in action on Jan. 6 at Oakton and the swim team returns to the pool at home on Jan. 8 against Yorktown.



Marshall Basketball Drops 2 Games at Waldorf Tourney

The Marshall High School boys basketball team fell to North Point on Dec. 26 63-57 despite 15 points from Daniel McClain. On Monday, the team fell to Lackey High 51-50. McClain scored 24 points and had eight rebounds in the loss, and Steven Zimmerman added seven assists. The games were part of the Waldorf Holiday Hoops Classic, which wrapped up Dec. 29.

The Statesmen girls basketball team was at Falls Church High after deadline.

Statesmen Wrestlers Competes at Beast of the East

On Dec. 19, the Marshall High School wrestling got a good measure of where it stood on a national level at one of the best prep tournaments in the country – the Beast of the East at the University of Delaware.

The Statesmen sent three grapplers to the tournament and were led by Andrew Embree (215 pounds), who pinned his first two opponents before losing in the third round. He won with a pin in the fourth round of consolation before losing in the fifth.

James Cusack (112) lost his opening match 13-2, but won his first consolation match 6-0 before bowing out in the third round. Mark Bergenholtz (189) also lost his first match but won his first consolation after a tech fall before losing his third match of the day due to a pin

The team is at South Lakes High Jan. 6.



Mason Basketball Take 2 Wins at Chantilly Tourney

Both the Mason High School boys and girls basketball teams had a successful start to the Chantilly Holiday tournament. Behind 16 point from Jeremy Stewart, the boys defeated Mountain View 63-58 to improve their record to 4-4.

The Mason girls downed Mills Godwin 68-63 behind 19 points from Chantal Thomas.

The tournament in Chantilly ran through Dec. 30. The boys return to the court Jan. 2 at Potomac Falls High, then Jan. 6 at Manassas Park High.

The girls are at Briar Woods High on Jan. 6.

Mason Swimmers & Wrestlers Gear Up for 2010

Mustang swimmers return to the pool Jan. 8 against Loudoun County; and the wrestling team was at the Battle of the Bridge in Woodbridge through Dec. 30.



Raiders Basketball Teams Head Back to the Court

The Raiders boys hoops team returns to action when they host Edison on Jan. 5, and the girls return to the court  at Edison on Jan.5.

Raiders Winter Teams Return for 2010

The Stuart High wrestling team was at the West Potomac Classic Tournament on Wednesday, and is at Herndon on Jan. 6; and the swim and dive team returns to the pool Jan. 8 against Mt. Vernon.



Lady Highlanders Edge Out Riverbend High, 59-50

The McLean High boys basketball team participated in a holiday tournament in Rockville through Dec. 30, but are hosting a trio of home games to kick off the new year: Trinity Episcopal School on Jan. 2, Marshall High on Jan. 4 and Thomas Jefferson High on Jan. 6.

The McLean girls basketball team defeated Riverbend 59-50 on Monday behind a 28-4 run in the fourth quarter, improving their record to 4-2. Melissa Wilson led the team with 21 points, and Andie Romness added 13. The girls team travels to Marshall High on Jan. 4.