2024-05-24 6:03 AM

Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

Mason Girls Lacrosse Advances to Semifinals

George Mason High School varsity girls lacrosse’s junior goalie Meghan Powell, left, stops a Potomac Falls shot on goal during Monday’s 11-7 victory for Mason in the AA Dulles District Tournament Quarterfinals. (Photo: Courtesy Jane Johansen)

Picking Splinters: ‘There’s No Time Like the Present’

I know we’re already a game into the Stanley Cup Playoffs (due to deadlines, the results of Wednesday’s opener against the Rangers were not available), but the lessons from the regular season and last year’s heartbreaking opening series against the Flyers still have plenty of time to be applied.

Picking Splinters: Can Georgetown Find its Game?

Remember a few weeks back when I said that Georgetown looked like a fine-tuned machine? Remember when I even went so far as to liken them to Voltron? Yeah, well, right now, the Hoyas are more like Johnny 5 from “Short Circuit.”

Patriots Trump Jaguars Defense


With momentum from last Friday’s win against Thomas Edison High School, the Falls Church High School Jaguars went into their Jan. 23 game against Yorktown High School looking to continue their rock solid defense they had established earlier.

Suspect Sought in Falls Church Shooting


Three men were shot while standing outside the El Catrin restaurant at 2930 Patrick Henry Drive in Falls Church, shortly before midnight Saturday, July 12. A man armed with two handguns approached the front door of the restaurant and fired several rounds, striking each of the three victims.Preliminary investigation has determined that the suspect got […]

Mason Boys Soccer Eliminated in State Quarters after Region B Title

The George Mason High School boys varsity soccer team claimed the Region B title, but their season ended following that high-water mark after a surprising 1-0 loss to upstart King William High School in the State Tournament quarterfinals hosted at Mason on Tuesday night. With hearts as heavy as the night’s torrential rains, the Bull […]

Mustang Boys Soccer Back in Finals

  While the George Mason High School boys varsity soccer team emerged from their Bull Run District regular season schedule with an unbeaten mark of 10-0-0, they were not untested during that stretch. Tuesday night in the district tournament semifinals, the Rappahannock Panthers relentlessly challenged the Mustangs, giving the defending district champions all they could […]

Year After One-Win Season, Falls Church Is a Champ

  The Falls Church High School boys varsity lacrosse team avenged its lone National District loss from the regular season and toppled Yorktown to claim the National District Tournament title last Friday night.

Pair of Shutouts Give Mason High Fine Start


For the first 24 minutes, the Madison County Mountaineers acquitted themselves well Tuesday night against what is expected to again be another dominant boys varsity soccer squad from George Mason High School.