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Midseason NBA power rankings

Midseason NBA power rankings

Jack Calabrese, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2020

  1.Milwaukee Bucks    As long as they stay healthy, the Bucks will stay in the top spot for the remainder of the regular season. Giannis Anetntekumpo is yet again an MVP candidate, and their role players have fit in beautifully to their system.  2. Los Angeles Lakers ...

Results from The Lasso’s annual Super Bowl Poll

Results from The Lasso’s annual Super Bowl Poll

Sam Mostow, Sports 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:   ...

Spikeball: The new sports club taking Mason by storm

Spikeball: The new sports club taking Mason by storm

Jack Calabrese, Staff Reporter

January 11, 2020

Spikeball, one of the newest clubs at Mason this year, has given Mustang Block and lunches a new meaning. Students rush to finish their work and food so they can de-stress between classes with a fun and simple game they can play with their friends.  Spikeball is a game played with 4 players, 2 on each team and a ...

End of season Fall sports power rankings

End of season Fall sports power rankings

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...

Championships are amazing. Enjoy them.

Championships are amazing. Enjoy them.

Sam Mostow, Sports Editor

October 31, 2019

In the sixth inning, I declared the Nationals dead during the Game 7 winner-take-all game against the Astros. I’m notoriously pessimistic, and I recognize that, but in retrospect, this was a new low. Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke looked immortal through six innings. Washington Nationals...

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...

Are Mason sports helpful or harmful to students’ academics?

Are Mason sports helpful or harmful to students’ academics?

Isabel Costa, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2019

In the 2018-2019 school year, 68% of the Mason student body participated in a Virginia High School League sport. These students can spend up to two hours practicing after school every day, and on game days, they can spend up to eight hours for their farthest away games. All student-athletes have to be passing all ...

Unpopular Opinion: Dance is a Sport

Unpopular Opinion: Dance is a Sport

Bora Cecia and Anisha Agrawal

April 10, 2019

Football, soccer, and basketball are some of the most popular sports here at Mason. All of these require extensive training and grueling sessions that pay off when athletes compete in games. As we have both participated in many different sports in the past and even now, we know the process that at...

Top 10 college mascots

Top 10 college mascots

Sam Mostow, Sports Editor

April 2, 2019

College mascots are the crown jewel of a school. As seniors are making decisions about where they'll spend their next four years, don't forget about the faces of these colleges: the mascots. There are more than 5,300 colleges in the United States, but here are the top ten mascots of those schools: ...

Top eight sports moments of 2018

Top eight sports moments of 2018

Sam Mostow, Sports Editor

December 27, 2018

8: Loyola-Chicago reaches the Final Four Loyola-Chicago was truly the Cinderella story of the year. Their men’s basketball team overcame all odds and reached the semifinals of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament this March. As the 12 seed, the Ramblers first raised eyebrows by defeating Miami, th...

The Rays’ Reliever Revolution

The Rays’ Reliever Revolution

Johnny Asel, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2018

Even before a pitch was thrown in spring training, it was already decided that the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees would make the playoffs. Both the Red Sox and Yankees had made the playoffs in 2017 and acquired MVP-caliber players (JD Martinez and Giancarlo Stanton, respectively) in the offseason....

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