In a first for U.S. figure skating, three members of the Olympic team are the children of Olympians. Pair skater Ashley Cain-Gribble and ice dancer Jean-Luc Baker along with men’s alternate Ilia Malinin followed their parents into the sport and are now hoping to match their parents’ accomplishments of skating on Olympic ice.
For many, a new year means creating a list of resolutions to keep throughout the year— particularly when it comes to getting in shape, working out more or just being more healthy in general are some of the most common resolutions.
With the Olympic Winter Games opening on Feb. 4, the 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championships will take place Jan. 3–9 in Nashville, Tennessee, giving those skaters who make the U.S. team time to train and finetune their programs before heading to Beijing.
The mighty Meridian High School Mustangs, playing their first football season with a new school name and campus, have advanced to the regional finals. One last challenge before, with a win. They enter the state championships. This Friday will be yet another home game at Mustang stadium at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26.
The Mustangs are headed to the regional semi-finals after a huge 45-0 win over Richmond-based Armstrong High School.
The Meridan Mustangs cross country teams battled the chilly weather filled with windy conditions. They finished their season with a strong performanace at the 3A State Meet in Salem. More than 25 schools competed on the 5K course.
The field hockey team at Meridian High closed out its season with a loss to Tabb High School in the quarterfinals of the state tournament. Tabb went on to win the state title.
The Mustang football team ended their regular season last Friday with a convincing 48-17 win over the William Monroe Dragons. The team is 8-2 on the season and is seeded number 1 in the region heading into the first playoff game against Armstrong High School this Friday evening at 7 p.m. at Meridian High School.
As the seconds ticked down to 0:00 on the scoreboard the Justice High School field hockey team watched their 3-1 lead against Falls Church turn into their second National District Championship in as many seasons. In both the 2020 and 2021 Field Hockey seasons the Justice team has been undefeated in the district on their way to winning the first District Titles for the school since 1972.
Under a clear blue sky and unusually warm weather, the Boys and Girls Cross Country teams put on an impressive performance at the Divisional Meet last Friday. The Boys’ team defended their Northwestern Divisional Title from last year and came away with a first-place trophy by edging out William Monroe.