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Area High School Sports Roundup

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Falls Church High School welcomed a new Jaguar this week: incoming football Head Coach Said Aziz.

Aziz, the former assistant coach for Stafford High, took over March 3 from Jaguars Head Coach Anthony Parker, who left Falls Church after eight years coaching the football team, with a difficult 29-51 record. Parker will be coaching at Edison High next year.

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The Falls Church Misfits (above), a 10 year-old girls team, won the Fairfax County Youth Basketball League (FCYBL) tournament championship, 25-23, over a Chantilly team. The FCYBL pulls teams from Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties. In the final game, MVP Vanessa Barlow led the Falls Church team with 11 points, and Kenya Bliss added eight. Tia Anderson buffeted the win with solid rebounding. All three were named All League players. The girls had also won the Division 1 season championship. From left to right, front row: Brooke Barlow, Nicole Bloomgarden, Alice Castillo, Leah Hudson, Sarah Lubnow and Vanessa Barlow. Back row: Coach Barlow, Nhari Djan, Valentina Diaz, Tiya Anderson, Becca Crouch, Kaylyn Truesdale, Kenya Bliss and Coach Hudson. (Photo: Judy Lubnow)

FALLS CHURCH H.S.

Falls Church High School welcomed a new Jaguar this week: incoming football Head Coach Said Aziz.

Aziz, the former assistant coach for Stafford High, took over March 3 from Jaguars Head Coach Anthony Parker, who left Falls Church after eight years coaching the football team, with a difficult 29-51 record. Parker will be coaching at Edison High next year.

“I’m excited to be at Falls Church and I want to be a role model for my student-athletes, on and off the field,” said Aziz, who met members of his varsity football team that he will prepare for the 2010 season, which begins in August. Training began last week, with regular weight-lifting and conditioning sessions scheduled in advance of next season.

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ST. JAMES CATHOLIC SCHOOL’S fifth-grade girls basketball team, the Red Team, beat St. Leo’s 25-22 in the Northern Virginia Junior Catholic Youth Organization championship on March 13. The girls on the team are Angela Cottini, Valentina Diaz, Sarah Harvey, Sarah Lubnow, Tesia Sikorsky, Samantha Gerber, Shaun Rodock, Olivia Mooney, Lily Saunders and Abbie Crowley. The Red Team was coached by Gavin and Kelsey Saunders. (Photo: Shannon Rodock)

GEORGE MASON H.S.

The Mason High School boys soccer team opened up the season with a pair of 2-2 ties, last Friday against Hayfield and Tuesday against Herndon.

The Mustangs hope to pick up wins against Brenstville District High at home on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., and at home on Monday against Dominion High at 7:30 p.m.

The Mustang girls soccer team is at Potomac Falls on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Mason baseball is at Loudoun County High on Thursday at 6 p.m., and welcomes Dominion on Monday at 5 p.m.

Softball team welcomes Stuart on Thursday at 5 p.m., and heads to T.C. Williams on Monday at 6:30 p.m.

The boys lacrosse team hosted Trinity School on Wednesday after this newspaper’s deadline, and hosts Potomac Falls on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The girls lacrosse team is at Potomac Falls on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

The varsity boys tennis team was at Brentsville District High on Wednesday after this newspaper’s deadline, and hosts Stonewall Jackson on Monday at 4 p.m. The girls tennis team welcomed Brenstville District on Wednesday after this newspaper’s deadline, and is at Stonewall Jackson on Monday at 4 p.m.

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F.C. City School STAFF took to the Mary Ellen Henderson (MEH) Middle School court March 5 for the annual PTA March Madness Basketball Game. The game pitted staff from Mt. Daniel and Thomas Jefferson Elementary Schools against MEH staff, who won 40-35. TJ Principal Vincent Baxter (top photo, left) tipped off the game versus MEH teacher Gillian Thomson, who is here on a Fulbright Scholarship from Scotland. Proceeds from the event went toward the schools. (Photo: Courtesy FCCPS)

J.E.B. STUART H.S.

The Stuart High School girls soccer team fell to T.C. Williams 4-2 on Monday. The team returned to the field Wednesday at West Springfield, and hosts Langley on Friday at 7 p.m.

MCLEAN H.S.

The McLean High School girls soccer team kicked off the regular season with 9-0 thrashing of Wakefield on Monday. Andie Romness led the way with three goals and two assists. The team hosted Westfield after deadline, and is at Marshall on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The Highlander boys soccer team kicked off the regular season with a 3-2 victory over Wakefield on Monday, and faced Westfield at home on Wednesday after deadline.

After a pair of scrimmages last week – a 5-2 win over Robinson and a 1-1 tie with South County Secondary – the McLean softball team opens the regular season at Marshall on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

After a pair of scrimmage victories – a 9-0 win against Hayfield and a 6-3 win over Oakton – the boys tennis team hosts Marshall on Friday at 3:30 p.m. The girls team is at Marshall on Friday at 3:30 p.m.