The George Marshall High School boys varsity basketball team hit the ground running this season with back-to-back wins in the Potomac Construction Tip-Off Tournament and showed no signs of slowing down this past Tuesday night, as the Statesmen swept past Princeton Claremont, 76-70.
PIcking Splinters: Mail Time Again
Sports editor Mike Hume takes his monthly dive into his magical mail bag.
Vicki Spevacek (Mason High Class of 1994), one of several new inductees into the George Mason High School Athletic Hall of Fame, was recognized in front of the home crowd at the Mason-Luray football game Friday night. Specacek was the first female at GMHS to score 1,000 points during her […]
GMHS Hall of Fame Set To Expand September 29
The George Mason High School Athletic Hall of Fame Nominating Committee has announced that one team and seven athletes will be inducted into the Hall during ceremonies to be held in the Mustang Gym at the Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School on Saturday, September 29, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The […]
“I started coaching because my niece, who was 9 at the time, came home crying one day because the coach told her she wasn’t good enough to play on his team,” recalls Aggie McCormick-Dix, founder and executive director of the Fairfax Stars AAU Basketball Program. Summer leagues, like Amateur Athletic […]
Charity and Talent at WNBA All-Star Weekend Show Washington Young Women What
Twenty-four hours before the WNBA’s Ninth All-Star game, you might have expected Mystics guard Alana Beard and her fellow all-stars to be in downtown Washington at the Verizon Center preparing for the game. Instead, she and her teammates were attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Robert English Boys and Girls […]
Community News and Notes
The city of Falls Church Police Department welcomed its three newest officers June 22 at the graduation of the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy. From left to right: Captain Matt Sergent, Officer Jiwan Chettri, Officer Rachel Henderson, Officer Mike Gessner and Chief Harry Reitze.
Stuart Stays at One Loss After Topping Edison The J.E.B. Stuart Raiders boys varsity tennis team maintained its one-loss season with a 6-3 win over the Edison High School Eagles. The Raiders’ next match will be at home versus the Yorktown Patriots on April 12 at 4 p.m.
Nicholas F. Benton: Joakim Noah
Having picked the University of Florida Gators in our office pool to go all the way in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament again this year, it was a pleasant evening for me Monday, watching the finals on a big HDTV. There’s been more than enough talk about the team’s accomplishment, […]
Picking Splinters: School Spirit Makes March a Time to Remember at GU
Forget about the accolades for a minute. Forget about the Big East Championships or the Sweet 16 appearance this Friday night. Forget about the top 10 national ranking. Forget about the Big East Player of the Year that looks like a lottery pick, or the two McDonald’s All-Americans set to […]