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Top eight sports moments of 2018

Top eight sports moments of 2018

Sam Mostow, Staff Reporter

December 27, 2018


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under (B)Asel Ball

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under (B)Asel Ball, Sports, Voices

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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 21, 2018


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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...

Scenes from Mason football’s 2017 home opener

Scenes from Mason football’s 2017 home opener

Sierra Sulc, Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2017


Filed under Gallery, Multimedia, Sports

With bleachers filled to the brim with extremely excited and tropically dressed students, our Mason Mustangs kicked off the regular season on Friday, September 8 with a 28-15 victory over Sidwell Friends. The turnout for the game was so impressive that the students struggled to all fit into the student sec...

Sports events to watch in 2017

Sports events to watch in 2017

Erin Dean, Managing Editor

March 30, 2017


Filed under Sports

Although not a World Cup or Olympics year, 2017 still holds a plethora of annual sporting events such as March Madness in college basketball, the Masters in professional golf, and the Super Bowl. With the variety of different tournaments being held the debate remains, which will be the most popular?...

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