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VHSL adopts third model of reopening, postpones all sports until December

A football player runs.

Sam Mostow, Sports Editor

July 27, 2020

In a 34-1 vote on Monday, the Virginia High School League voted to adopt the third model of reopening high school sports for the upcoming school year, postponing all sports until at least December and adopting a schedule of condensed seasons. The schedule allows for winter sports (list winter sports) to ta...

A sports lover’s guide to surviving

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...

The effect that the cancellation of spring sports had on Mason

Softball players kneel and listen

Megan Clinton, News Editor

April 23, 2020

After Governor Ralph Northam announced that all Virginia schools must be closed for the rest of the school year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Virginia High School League (VHSL) announced that spring sports and activities were canceled. Most teams didn’t get the chance to officially st...

Mason students choose their favorite sport

Student interviewing another student.

Bella Frick and Stella Turner

April 7, 2020

Football, soccer, or lacrosse? Lasso reporters Stella Turner and Bella Frick surveyed Mason students to find out the most popular sport among the student body.

An evening in the shadow of Coach Bravin

Bravin talks to Dan Forgas

Sam Mostow, Sports Editor

February 27, 2020

I walked into the Pit sixty-three minutes before the start of the first game of Friday night’s boys and girls basketball playoff doubleheader. This evening, instead of being a casual fan, I was here to shadow Athletic Director Ms. Julie Bravin for the evening. After walking in, I was quickly greet...

Midseason NBA power rankings

Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrates

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

A question asking who will win the Super Bowl

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

Mason students play Spikeball

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

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...

Championships are amazing. Enjoy them.

Fans in the stands watching a World Series game on the jumbotron at Nats Park.

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...

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