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Mason boys basketball and their NBA counterparts

Mason boys basketball and their NBA counterparts

David Miller

February 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

Before I start, I want to make one thing clear: these comparisons are about playing style, not playing ability. One could argue that the two are related, but for the purposes of this article, let’s treat them as completely separate. Let’s get started. Max Ashton: Stephen Curry As if Max’...

It’s time for the MLB to start paying Minor League Baseball players what they deserve

It’s time for the MLB to start paying Minor League Baseball players what they deserve

David Miller

October 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Major League Baseball players are living the life, right? Getting paid a minimum of $507,500 a year to play the sport they love sounds pretty great. For example, the Marlins’ star Right Fielder, Giancarlo Stanton makes $2,854 every hour he exists on this earth. However, the less publicized story is th...

Halloween Hootenanny returns Oct. 27

Halloween Hootenanny returns Oct. 27

David Miller

October 12, 2017


Filed under News

The Halloween Hootenanny, a community-wide event with carnival activities and fun for all ages, started at Mason in 2014, and has been growing ever since. Last year’s Hootenanny profited over $2,000, all of which went to the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), a local non-profit that prov...

America’s fastest growing sport is one you probably don’t watch

America’s fastest growing sport is one you probably don’t watch

David Miller

September 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

“The largest growing sport in the U.S. right now is rugby,” said David Niu, President of Super 7s Rugby, as he explained his business plan for the first American rugby league to a classroom full of sports business students.There are over one-hundred thousand players registered with the governing b...

Nats’ Rendon deserves NL MVP

Nats’ Rendon deserves NL MVP

David Miller

September 8, 2017


Filed under News

Yes, I know that Daniel Murphy has a higher batting average. I know that Giancarlo Stanton has way more home runs. I understand that Paul Goldschmidt, Nolan Arenado, Joey Votto, and others have put up insane stats this year, but hear me out. We’re living in the age of Statcast, and the fact that Batting...

The Atlantic League: an alternative to affiliated baseball

The Atlantic League: an alternative to affiliated baseball

David Miller

May 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

Anyone who played Little League Baseball in Falls Church growing up was likely umpired by local accountant Mike Wetmore. After being Chief Umpire in Falls Church for 10 years, Wetmore and a friend from college, Jack Lavoie, made the decision to buy a controlling share of an Atlantic League baseball ...

Nesson makes history with no-hitter

Nesson makes history with no-hitter

David Miller

April 20, 2017


Filed under Sports

On April 10, 2017, Sophomore Jay Nesson made Mason Baseball History by throwing a complete game no-hitter. Nesson threw for no runs, on no hits, with two walks, and eight strikeouts. His name will soon be added to the list of Mason no-hitters in the Mason Hall of Fame next to the Mary Ellen Henderso...

The Lasso’s predictions for the NFC and AFC Championship Games

The Lasso’s predictions for the NFC and AFC Championship Games

David Miller

January 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

NFC Championship: Packers: 36, Falcons 33 Bottom line: This game will be an absolute shootout, but the Packers can pull out a win in the end due to the seemingly unstoppable Aaron Rodgers. Here we have two teams with seemingly unstoppable offenses and weak defenses, with a veteran, MVP candid...

Nicholas Robbin-Coker: A hidden basketball gem

Nicholas Robbin-Coker: A hidden basketball gem

David Miller

January 18, 2017


Filed under Sports

Before any boys varsity basketball game, you can hear junior Nick Robbin-Coker yelling happily during warmups, giving the starters their respective handshakes, and leading the team in the cheer “Mason on three, family on six.” Instead of the traditional “Mason on three, one, two, three, Maso...

Winter athletes to watch

Winter athletes to watch

David Miller

January 3, 2017


Filed under Sports

Boys Basketball: Hollman Smith         Smith is a sophomore first year varsity player who started on JV for the second half of his 8th grade year, and all of his freshman year. During that time, he was a top scorer, largely due to his versatility of positions and as a scorer. Already this year...

David’s Dos and Don’ts: Week 15 Fantasy Football Advice

David’s Dos and Don’ts: Week 15 Fantasy Football Advice

David Miller

December 16, 2016


Filed under Sports

Love: Colin Kaepernick, 49ers Quarterback   Say what you will about his personal decisions and politics. He’s a pretty solid streaming option for this week. A Falcons matchup is inviting to any QB (31st against QBs), but especially to Kaepernick this week, because of how the game will...

David’s Dos and Don’ts: Week 14 Fantasy Football Advice

David’s Dos and Don’ts: Week 14 Fantasy Football Advice

David Miller

December 8, 2016


Filed under Sports

Playoffs! Woohoo! Unless you’re not in the playoffs. My condolences if you are in the majority of the fantasy population and came up short this year. Either way, read some loves and hates and try to get a win this week. Love: LeGarrette Blount, Patriots Running Back But...he’s playing t...

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