Steve Parks and David Ray led the Mason Mustangs to a sixth-place finish this past weekend at Oakton High School’s Pinner’s Dime wrestling tournament. This year’s tournament was attended by 12 teams.
Mason Sends 4 to Raider Invite Finals
The George Mason High School wrestling team wrapped up the 2007 portion of its schedule on a positive note at the Stuart High School Raider Invitational Dec. 22, when four members of the team made it to the finals. David Ray won the individual title for his 140 lb weight […]
Parks Provides a
A major accomplishment was achieved this past weekend as Steve Parks became the first George Mason High School wrestler to win an individual title at the annual Northern Virginia Classic Wrestling Tournament held at Fairfax High School. Parks’ 7-5 victory in the 189 lb. weight class culminated two days of […]
For Mason High Wrestlers, Season Starts with Success
Steve Parks of George Mason High School is a man on a mission, and it is one of the toughest in high school sports. As he begins the 2007-2008 wrestling season, Parks has set his sights on the state title that eluded him last year at the Single A […]
Northern Virginia Art Beat
‘In the Flesh’ Through October 13 at Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 North Union St., Alexandria. Gallery hours: Wednesday through Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m. 703-838-4565 x 4. www.torpedofactory.org.
Anything But Straight: New Study: Purge or Be Purged
A weighty new study released last week suggested that if you can’t make your podgy friends purge, you might have to purge your podgy friends. Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Nicholas A. Christakis reported in the New England Journal of Medicine that having a portly pal increased a person’s chances of […]
Community News and Notes
ACADEMY AWARD-NOMINATED actor Ryan Gosling (right) appeared with Laren Poole (far left), co-founder of Invisble Children and John Prendergast (center), co-founder of ENOUGH, at a Capital Hill forum Tuesday to advocate on behalf of 1.5 displaced persons being held in squalor-ridden refugee camps in Northern Uganda. At the event co-hosted […]
Mason Wrestlers Head to Regionals
Seven of nine George Mason High School wrestlers qualified for the Regional Tournament after strong performances at the Bull Run District Championships last Saturday. The Mustangs finished fourth overall as a team in the meet, with first place going to host Manassas Park.
Mason Wrestlers Pin Rapp., Parks Fourth at Ram Rumble
With a number of forfeits by both teams in various weight classes, the George Mason High School varsity wrestling team won every contested match in a Jan. 25 head-to-head meet with Rappahannock and claimed a 42-23 victory.
Helen Thomas: Ford
WASHINGTON — The passing of President Gerald Ford is a reminder that the Republican Party was once led by political moderates who have now been replaced by members of the radical right (read that “neocons”) and evangelicals.