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A picture of an NFL Draft

Carter Mackinnon, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2020

NFL Draft: The NFL Draft starts tonight, and goes through Saturday. The draft’s seven rounds showcase the best of the collegiate players. Round one was Thursday night starting at 8 p.m., rounds two and three are tonight starting at 7 p.m., and rounds four through seven are on Saturday starting at 12 p...

Results from The Lasso’s annual Super Bowl Poll

A question asking who will win the Super Bowl

Sam Mostow, Advertising & Social Media Editor

February 3, 2020

Last night, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers  in the 54th annual Super Bowl. Over the past few weeks, The Lasso has surveyed students about various aspects of the Super Bowl. Here are the results:   ...

End of season Fall sports power rankings

Volleyball girls come together.

Carter Mackinnon, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2019

  1. Cross Country Ending the season in first is the cross country team. The girl’s team finished fourth in the state and the boy’s team came in at ninth. Many members of the team set personal records at the state meet, including top times from Colson Board with 16:54 and Lauren M...

Fall sports power rankings

Fall sports power rankings

Carter MacKinnon, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2019

1. Volleyball Coming in at first this week is the George Mason varsity volleyball team. The team is on a six-game winning streak, outscoring their opponents 18 sets to three in that span. The team is composed of only juniors and sophomores, in what was supposed to be a “rebuilding year”. Howe...

Mason students make predictions for the 2019 SuperBowl

Two teams line up as one snaps the ball.

Sam Mostow, Advertising & Social Media Editor

February 4, 2019

On Tuesday, the Lasso sent out a poll asking questions regarding Sunday’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. Here are the results:     ...

Mustangs rout Nelson County at Homecoming game

Football player runs with the ball surrounded by other players.

Sam Mostow, Advertising & Social Media Editor

September 20, 2018

On the gloomy Friday night, September 14, with Hurricane Florence moving away from Falls Church and Homecoming had student spirit high, George Mason (3-0 overall, 1-0 in Bull Run District) demolished the Nelson County Governors (1-3 overall, 0-1in Bull Run District), in a dominating 48-0 win. Led by s...

Three sports, one athlete: ‘Athletic Freak’ Roou

Senior Finn Roou plays football, lacrosse and does wrestling at Mason. He has received numerous achievements throughout his four seasons on varsity football and lacrosse, and placed fifth during his first year on the wrestling team. (Photo collage by Jack Felgar)

Jack Felgar

April 6, 2018

The Friday night lights shine down on the Mustang star football player as he runs through defenders. The crowd cheers the 195 lb wrestler pins his opponent. The stands unleash a worrisome “ooooh” as the Mason lacrosse defender levels an opponent who unwisely chose to take him on.   All of th...

Mason Football closes tremendous season despite several injuries

Offensive line gets ready to snap next play

Jay Nesson, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2017

The Mason football team (6-5) finished their season with one of the best records in years. This record is outstanding compared to last year's 2-8 losing record and previous records. Coach Adam Amerine stepped up and proved himself as head coach with a dominant record. The Mustangs started off th...

Mason tops Madison County and sends off 40+ seniors for Fall Senior Night

Senior football player Jack Bandy shakes hands with Principal Hills.

Kaitlyn Daniels

November 10, 2017

The Mason football team swept their final regular season game last Friday November 3, breaking their four-game losing streak and shutting down the Madison County Mountaineers 48-0. The Mustangs, now 6-4, advance into postseason with full hearts, ready to battle in the first round of playoffs against...

NFL protests stress the importance of unity in Mason activies

NFL player Colin Kaepernick kneels before a game

Margaret Hicks

October 13, 2017

Before an NFL preseason game in 2016, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial inequality. He is out of the NFL now, but when the 2017 season began, other players picked up his cause. These public displays led President Trump, o...

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