Area High School Sports Roundup


The Falls Church High School boys basketball team lost to Hayfield 71-60 on Tuesday, and the girls team fell to Hayfield 71-25, despite 14 points from Cyndi Gordon. The girls defeated Stuart 44-37 last Friday, but the boys lost 66-44. The two teams return this Friday, with the boys at Yorktown at 7:45 p.m. and the girls hosting Yorktown at 7:45 p.m.


The Jaguar girls swim and dive team dominated Stuart 210-95, winning all but one event; but the boys team narrowly lost 164-151. The dive team returns to the pool on Thursday for district competition, and the swim team starts district competition on Friday with preliminaries at Washington and Lee, with the finals to follow on Saturday.


Behind 18 points from Theresa Hackett, the Marshall High School girls basketball team defeated South Lakes 65-61 on the road on Tuesday; but the boys basketball team won versus South Lakes, 66-58, with 21 points from Will Simonton. The boys basketball team defeated Fairfax 59-54 on Friday behind 35 points and 10 rebounds from Simonton; and the girls lost to Fairfax at home 49-47. The boys host McLean on Friday at 7:30 p.m., and the girls are next back on the court on Friday at McLean for a game at 7:30 p.m.

The swim team had a rough go of it against Madison, with the girls losing 240-75 and the boys falling 205-103. The team is now preparing for the Liberty District meet this Friday and Saturday.

The Marshall gymnastics team finished sixth at an event on Monday with 41.65 points.

J.E.B. Stuart  H.S.

The Stuart High School boys basketball team defeated rival Falls Church 66-44 last Friday, steadied by 26 points from Antonio Harris. The team lost to Wakefield on Tuesday 52-38, and returns to the court at 7:45 p.m. this Friday at Edison High.

The Stuart girls basketball team fell to Wakefield 51-31, and Falls Church 44-37. Bianca Cesaratto had 12 points against Falls Church. The team hosts Edison on Friday at 7:45 p.m.

The Stuart High wrestling team participated at the National District Duals two-day event at Hayfield last weekend. The squad participated in seven matches, with victories against Falls Church 77-0 and Wakefield 39-29. The team is at a tri-meet this Friday at West Potomac High School.


The Mason High School boys basketball team defeated Strasburg 59-51 at home on Friday. The Mustangs were led with 16 points from Aaron Young and Michael Wolfe, improving their record to 7-10. The team returns to action Tuesday at Madison at 7:30 p.m. The girls hoops team host Strasburg at 7:30 p.m.

The swim team had some struggles against Freedom High, with the girls losing 162-120 and the boys falling 156-126. Despite the lopsided team scores, the squad did set six new team records. The Mustangs return to the pool on Saturday at Broad Run High.


The McLean High School boys basketball team defeated Jefferson 48-40 on Tuesday, and the girls basketball team won 53-33 behind 11 points from Lauren Sutherland.

The Lady Highlanders beat Langley High, 55-34, Friday night to claim the Rotary Cup for the second consecutive year. Scoring was led by Melissa Wilson with all 17 points in the second half.

The McLean swim and dive team had a successful meet against Stone Bridge last Friday, with the boys winning 175-111and the girls 179-107. For the boys, Charlie Putnman, Colin Fitzgibbon, Bill Kim and Ben Southern were all triple winners; and on the girls side, Margaret Harlow and Annie Springsteen each won four events  and Katie Yensen won three.

The McLean gymnastics team finished third out of six teams at an event on Monday. The team scored 110.115 points, while winner Langley scored 136.45.

Individual highlights include Abby Neuberger winning the bars exercise; and Claire Sanders finishing second in the all-around, vault and floor, and fourth on bars. Next up for the team is the Liberty District Championships on Monday at Stone Bridge.

The wrestling team is getting ready for the Stone Bridge Duals this Saturday at Stone Bridge High.