The Lasso

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, Staff Reporter

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, Staff Reporter

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....

Mason moving up to 3A

Mason moving up to 3A

Evan Stegenga

October 2, 2018

Mason has always been a small and tight-knit school - it’s part of what makes us one of the best schools in Virginia. Yet as more families move to Falls Church, our school is getting bigger and bigger. In order to compensate for the growth of the student body at Mason, our school will need to start com...

Inherited Runners – The Next WAR Factor

Inherited Runners – The Next WAR Factor

Johnny Asel, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2018

CRACK! As Houston Astros catcher Evan Gattis’s line drive landed down the left field line, it brought both Andrew Cashner’s season and the Texas Rangers’ playoff hopes to their final games. The hit gave the Astros an 8-2 lead and they went on to win the game. The runners Cashner had left on f...

Young team brings fresh momentum to the court

Young team brings fresh momentum to the court

Sneha Parthasarathy

April 29, 2018

The 2018 spring season has been a tumultuous one for all of Mason’s sports, but especially tennis. From snow days with freezing temperatures to two hour long journeys to face faraway opponents, the experiences of the 16 Mason tennis players prove one thing: playing tennis is a lot harder than it seems, ...

Strategy, success, and States

Strategy, success, and States

Fernanda Molina, Managing Editor

April 23, 2018

The varsity girls lacrosse team made Mason history last season by earning a trip to the 4A State Championship. With only nine seniors left, Coach Courtney Gibbons plans to take the trip to the State Championships again on her 11th year of coaching at GM. “I think its made a lot of us step up into...

Girls basketball closes season one point short from State Final

Girls basketball closes season one point short from State Final

Estelle Timar-Wilcox

March 15, 2018

The Mason girls basketball team ended their season by a single point to Buffalo Gap in the state semifinal game on Tuesday, March 6, after leading by six points in the last quarter. “It definitely was disappointing that we lost so close to the end,” senior forward Jenna Short said. ”We wanted ...

Scenes from the 2018 regional wrestling tournament

Scenes from the 2018 regional wrestling tournament

Sierra Sulc, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2018

The George Mason Wrestling team had an astounding day on Saturday, February 10, at the regional tournament. At the end of a hard day of wrestling, six of the wrestlers got third place or higher, qualifying them to wrestle at the Virginia State tournament in Salem this upcoming Saturday, February 17. At...

Swords, stabs, and bruises: the after-school life of Emmy Reitinger

Swords, stabs, and bruises: the after-school life of Emmy Reitinger

Grace Hughes

January 22, 2018

Most students at Mason use their free time outside of school to something relaxing like watching Netflix or taking a nap, but freshman Emmy Reitinger uses it to practice and compete in a sport she’s been dedicated to since she was eight: fencing. A nationally ranked member of the D.C. Fencer’s C...

NFL protests cause dividing views at Mason

NFL protests cause dividing views at Mason

Jay Nesson, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2017

Over the past month, National Football League (NFL) players from all different teams across the nation have been kneeling during the National Anthem before their games to protest the police brutality aimed towards the African American Community in the United States. Former San Francisco 49ers' starting quarter...

George Mason High School Student Newspaper - The Lasso
sports