Last Thursday, the team traveled to Manassas Park High School and defeated the Cougars with ease, reflected in the final 3-0 score. On Tuesday, the team hosted Clarke County High School for a much tougher competition. Mason came close to victory, but fell short; Clarke County won 3-2, the match-up lost in the last set by two points. “It was a really tough game and a disappointing loss, but we hope to improve and beat our opponents, William Monroe, on Thursday and Clarke at the end of the season,” sophomore Casey Sheehy said. On Thursday, the Mason team will host William Monroe High School, whom they lost to earlier in the season. The team will travel to take on Central High School next Tuesday, whom they swept 3-0 when last they competed.
The boys and girls cross country teams breezed by competitors from Manassas Park High School last Wednesday. The girls team won 15-50 against a seven-girl Manassas Park team. Mason freshman Blaise Sevier finished first. The Mason girls team includes more than 30 girls. “The Manassas Park course was pretty fun because there was a forest section. Usually, being in Falls Church, we don’t get to run on anything other than the playing fields and asphalt,” junior Lauren Meinhart said. The boys team also won 15-50 against Manassas Park. “It was a very good race that showed our strength as a team, as well as how competitive this team is this year,” junior Truman Custer said. Custer placed first in the race and broke the Manassas Park course record with a time of 18:24. The cross country teams traveled to take on runners from Central High School Wednesday, but results were not available at press time. Mason cross country runners will also compete Saturday in the Octoberfest Invitational at Great Meadow.
Last Wednesday, the competition cheer team participated in the Riverheads Cheer Invitational at Riverheads High School. The Mason squad bested two teams and hit all of its stunts. The competition cheer team also participated in the Warren County Cheer Invitational Tuesday at Warren County High School. The single-A team, faced with tough competition from several double-A schools, did not win. “The competition was a good opportunity for us to become more comfortable on the floor,” junior Courtney King said. The team’s next competition will be Saturday in the Central Cheer Invitational.