Spring Season Wrap-Up: Girls’ Sports

Spring Season Wrap-Up: Girls’ Sports

Ryan Clary, Staff Writer

May 24, 2016


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The spring sports season is what I like to call a sweet wrap up to the school year. The girls’ sports have been shining all year long. The girls’ sports are softball, lacrosse, track and field, and tennis. All these sports have lots of fun on and off the field as a team. Varsity softball has a...

Wrapping Up the Boys Spring Seasons

Wrapping Up the Boys Spring Seasons

Ryan Haynes, Managing Editor

May 24, 2016


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It is hard to believe but the spring sports season is almost over.  As this season seemed to fly by, let’s take a look back on how the boys’ teams have done. Boys Soccer has a current record of 7-7-1.  The team came out of the gate hot beating Fairfax and Potomac Falls in their first three ga...

Quidditch: Where Magic and Sports Mix

Quidditch: Where Magic and Sports Mix

Danny May, Staff Writer

May 24, 2016


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Everyone is familiar with the traditional sports of basketball, baseball, football, soccer, and others. But few are familiar with the game of Quidditch. Yes, Quidditch, the fictional sport from the critically acclaimed Harry Potter series is actually played in real life as well (without people flying aro...

Jaguar Football Working Hard For Next Year

Jaguar Football Working Hard For Next Year

Sean Clary, Staff Writer

May 24, 2016


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Jaguar football has been working hard all offseason and spring workouts are just around the corner.  The team has been grinding in the weight room since late November and now that spring has come around, passing league is getting into the swing of things and the team is beginning to play against ot...

Girls Soccer Prepared to Win Despite Early Losses

Girls Soccer Prepared to Win Despite Early Losses

Amber Ecelbarger, Sports Editor

May 6, 2016


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Much like the boys team, the girls varsity soccer team is off to a bumpy start. Stacked up against incredibly tough opponents, including Tuscarora and T.C. Williams, the team battles to hold their ground. Their record is currently 3-5, but many of the team members feel the numbers are unrepresentative of their talent. Junior Defender Susan Roda says, “We know we are better than what our record shows. We are all prepared to turn things around for these upcoming games.” The team is excited for their remaining conference games, which includes matches against Robert E. Lee on May 3 and Wakefield on May 6. These games are essential because wins against these two teams will help to secure a higher seed in the conference tournament.

Meet Sandy Alderson, a Falls Church High School Alum

Meet Sandy Alderson, a Falls Church High School Alum

Ryan Haynes, Managing Editor

May 6, 2016


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Falls Church High School is not the largest school for our area, but we have produced some celebrities. One in particular is New York Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson. Sandy was born in Seattle, Washington in 1947, and moved to Falls Church at a young age and eventually graduated from Falls Church High School in 1965. However, Falls Church High School was relocated in 1967, so Mr. Alderson attended school in a different building than we do. From there he attended Dartmouth College on a NROTC scholarship and graduated from there in 1969. He later joined the United States Marine Corps and served in Vietnam. After serving, he got his Juris Doctor from Harvard School of Law in 1976.

Boys Soccer Team Looks Forward to Final Games

Boys Soccer Team Looks Forward to Final Games

Amber Ecelbarger, Sports Editor

May 6, 2016


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Despite their tough losses against teams such as Mount Vernon and Tuscarora, the boys varsity soccer team continues to fight, hoping for a successful ending to the season. The team currently holds a 2-6-1 record, but hopes to pull out more wins with the remaining games left in the season. The team suffered losses by only one goal in the games against Edison and Thomas Jefferson, both of which were 1-0 losses, and could have just as easily gone the other way.

Nats Off to a Hot Start

Nats Off to a Hot Start

Sean Clary, Staff Writer

May 6, 2016


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After sweeping the Atlanta Braves in a two game series, the Washington Nationals began their 2016 season on Thursday, April 7, in some of the worst Opening Day weather in franchise history. To make matters worse, the Nationals lost to the Miami Marlins, 6-4. But the whistling wind, pouring rain, and bitter cold weren't enough to keep some 41,000 fans from watching their red-hot Nationals kick off the season. The Nats had right-handed pitcher Tanner Roark on the mound going up against left-handed Adam Conley of the Marlins. Conley didn't pitch for long because of an 85-minute rain delay that occurred right after the first inning. Roark couldn’t find his rhythm as he threw a 31-pitch inning before being forced to sit through a rain delay.

Winter Sports Awards 2015-2016

Winter Sports Awards 2015-2016

Nicole Haynes, News & Online Editor

March 18, 2016


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The Winter Sports Awards ceremony was held on March 3 to honor the amazing season the Jaguars had this year. Director of Student Activities, Ms. Jeanne Kelly, opened the night by welcoming everyone and congratulating the students and coaches for another great season. She is extremely proud of all the sports accomplishments, with personal bests, district, regional, and state qualifiers this season. She also thanked the Class of 2016 for being an amazing class full of hard-working athletes.

How Does Soccer Look for 2016?

How Does Soccer Look for 2016?

Ryan Haynes, Managing Editor

March 18, 2016


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It’s an anxious time in the Falls Church Boys Soccer program. This is the first year for new head coach, Mr. Joel Harrop, the technology support specialist here at Falls Church.  There were over 100 kids trying out this year, which was even better than in years past.  Falls Church Boys Soccer ha...

Boys Lacrosse Hits the Ground Running in New Season

Boys Lacrosse Hits the Ground Running in New Season

Danny May, Staff Writer

March 18, 2016


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One of the most anticipated upcoming spring sports is lacrosse. After being 6-9 last year, the boys lacrosse team is back this spring and better than ever. Veteran FCHS lacrosse player Andrew Almont (12) gave us a detailed preview of what's in store for the upcoming season.

Jaguar Baseball Begins New Season

Jaguar Baseball Begins New Season

Sean Clary, Staff Writer

March 18, 2016


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The Jaguar Varsity baseball team looks to start the season fresh with some new blood in the locker room. The Jags have a new pitching coach, Mr.Justin Puentes. Coach Puentes went to Paul VI High School and played college baseball at Lynchburg college and Ferrum college. Returning coaches Mr. Frank Werman, Mr. Paul Johnson, and Mr. Jason Doherty have introduced a new motto “Do Simple Better” in which the team looks to practice simple fundamentals rather than trying to do too much.

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