Area High School Sports Roundup



MASON’S JORDAN CHENEY (white jersey, jumping) tries to stop another Dan River shot Tuesday night. (Photo: Gary Mester)

The Falls Church High School girls basketball team fell to Edison 61-19 last Thursday to open district play. The loss wraps up the Jaguars’ season at 2-17.

The Falls Church boys also hit some rough sledding in the opening of district play on Thursday, losing to Hayfield 67-47. The loss concludes the Jaguars’ year, which sits at 4-15.

The Falls Church wrestling team placed 30th at the Northern Region finals last week.


The Marshall High School boys basketball team defeated McLean 57-39 in the semifinals of the Liberty District tournament last week. Stanley Watts scored 18 points to lead all scorers. The Statesmen lost to Langley in the district finals on Monday 58-40, but hosted Chantilly on Wednesday to open the Northern Region tournament. The game took place after deadline.

The Marshall girls basketball team fell to South Lakes on 68-59 last Thursday.

The Statesmen swim team had a number of highlights from the AAA swim championships in Virginia beach last weekend. Cyrus Hashemi took fifth in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 53.14. Hashemi also finished sixth in the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 1:54.74. Katherine Van Winkle finished ninth in the diving finals with a score of 352.30. George Hirka swam a 1:59.84 in the 200-freestyle preliminaries; and 1:01.17 in the 100-meter butterfly preliminaries.

The Marshall wrestling team finished eighth at the Northern Region finals last week with a score of 98.5.


The Mason High School girls basketball team won another Bull Run District title, defeating


The Mason state swim squad posed for a shot during the state tournament held last weekend. In the front row (left to right) is Leah Thirkill, Carolyn Schmitt, Karen Hamill, Kelley Frank, Gen Jordan and Alicia Pierce. In the back row (left to right) are Lucas Cherry, Will Doty, Sam Parker and Sam Butler. (Photo: Linda Hamill)

Strasburg 45-37 on Friday. The girls handled Clarke County 56-35 in the semifinals on Thursday to advance. The team was back in action for Region B play on Wednesday, hosting Central Woodstock after deadline.

In their first Region B game against Dan River, George Mason High’s varsity boys basketball team worked hard under the boards but failed to overcome the Wild Cats, losing 58-49 Tuesday night at home.

The Mustang team had a solid run in Bull Run District play, losing a heart-breaker to Madison County 45-42 in the title game on Friday.

The Mountaineers came into the game undefeated in district play, and had leads of 24-19 at half time and 33-29 at the end of the third quarter. Mason tied the game at 33-33 with less than six minutes left, but couldn’t get over the hump. Aaron Young scored 13 points for the Mustangs, and Ben Stewart scored eight and added six rebounds. Mason out-rebounded Madison 45-29. To advance to the finals, the Mustangs defeated Clarke County 48-42 last Thursday, led by 14 points from Young and 10 rebounds from Jordan Cheney. Young’s efforts earned him the honor of being named to the Bull Run District first team. Mason is the third seed in Region B, Division 2.

Mason’s swim team sent a contingent of athletes to the Division AA swimming state championships last week. Highlights were as follows: Boys 200 medley relay, 7th (1:44.71); boys 200 freestyle relay, 11th (1:34.42); girls 200 medley relay, 14th (1:57.43); Sam Butler, 50 free for 14th and 100 free for 16th; Kelley Frank, 14th in the 50 free and 21st in the 100 free;  Karen Hamill, 50 free, 15th; Will Doty, 17th in the 100 butterfly and 18th in the 500 free; and the girls 200 freestyle relay, 17th.


The Stuart High School boys basketball team advanced to the Northern Region playoffs, which kicked off on Wednesday. The Raiders defeated Wakefield 67-58 last week to open district play, but then fell to Mount Vernon in the second round 62-58 on Friday. The boys were at W.T. Woodson on Wednesday after deadline.

The Stuart girls basketball team fell to Mount Vernon 76-16 last week, and the Raider wrestling team finished 27th at the regional tournament.


The McLean High School boys basketball team won its Liberty District first round game 70-67 over Stonebridge on Thursday, but fell to rival Marshall 57-39 in the semifinals on Friday. The team was at Oakton High for Northern Region competition on Wednesday.

The Lady Highlanders defeated Langley 47-38 in the first round of Liberty District play on Thursday. McLean played great defense against their crosstown rival Langley, and enjoyed a strong second half, pulling away at the end with solid foul shooting.  Scoring was led by Melissa Wilson’s 18 points followed by Andie Romness (14), Caitlin Baker (six), Brittany McCray (three), Erin Mundy (two), Patricia Pascoe (two) and Lauren Sutherland (two).

Langley High was led by Sarah Kleinknecht’s 12 points.

McLean lost to Madison 38-31 in the semifinals on Friday. The girls played solid defense for the second night in a row, but could not get their offense going. It was a two point game at the half, but Madison pulled away in the third period. Scoring for McLean included Pascoe (six), Sutherland (six), Baker (five), Wilson (five), Romness (four), Shellie Kanuit (three) and Mundy (two). The squad was at Oakton for Northern Regionals on Wednesday after deadline.

The McLean High School wrestling team finished 14th at regionals with a score of 74.50.