Mason High Boys Hoops Clips Manassas
The Mustangs opened their Bull Run District schedule with a win, 49-43, over Manassas Park last Wednesday night, but Madison County and Word of Life Academy send them skidding with consecutive losses on Jan. 11 and 14.
Joel Chandler led Mason with 14 in the win over Manassas Park, which saw the return of injured players Jordan Cheney and Josh Brew. The Mustangs took a hit against Madison County however, losing point guard Mike Schwengel to a bruised quadriceps tendon. The Mountaineers took advantage an turned ensuing Mason turnovers into points in transition, pulling away for a 49-39 win. Cheney led the Mustangs in scoring against the Mountaineers with 15.
In the Word of Life game, a 56-48 Mason loss, Chandler scored 19 for the Mustangs, while Cheney added 16.
Next Mason battled defending district champion Clarke County on Wednesday, Jan. 16. The Eagles sport a 37-game Bull Run District winning streak. Results of the game were not available at press time.
Coach Ferri Returns to Raider Nation
Facing the resignation of their current football coach Baha Ahmed, JEB Stuart High School has recently hired Roy Ferri to take control of their varsity football program. Coach Ferri is no stranger to JEB Stuart, having been an assistant coach there from 1983-1998. In 1998, he became the head football coach at JEB Stuart for four years before leaving to take the head coach position at Centreville High School. After a six-year stint at Centreville, Ferri found himself drawn back to JEB Stuart once the head coach position became available.
“For me, this is the best job in the region. This is my community, this is where I live,” Ferri said. “I know it will be a challenge, but twice before, I have seen the Raider Nation rise from beneath the ashes to make the playoffs. All it takes is a lot of hard work and a little luck.”
The Raiders are coming off of two winless seasons in 2006 and 2007.
Marshall High Names Two Coaches
Marshall High School found itself with two new head coaches for the upcoming spring season. Coach Laura Campbell has been named head coach of the softball program. The Women’s Soccer team will be led this season by Coach Arni Sepehri.
McLean Introduces New Varsity Football Coach
On Thursday, January 17, McLean High School introduced new Head Varsity Football Coach Jim Patrick to the Highlander faithful. Patrick is a former All-Met Football selection, who played four years as a center at the University of Rhode Island. Patrick spent the past two seasons with Hylton High School as the Offensive Coordinator, boasting a 33-16 record during his tenure.
Last week in the Winter Sports Briefs, it was written that J.E.B. Stuart girls varsity basketball players Bianca Cesaratto and Jayme Harris were seniors. This is incorrect. Cesaratto is a sophomore and Harris is a junior.
J.E.B. Stuart Raiders Sports Brief
E.W. Nowland – Athletic Activity Director
Roy Ferri – coaching Centerville HS, was the head coach at JEB Stuart. Started in 1983, head coach at 1998-2001. Left for Centerville, coached there for 6 years. “For me, this is the best job in the region. This is my community, this is where I live. I know it will be a challenge, but twice before, I have seen the Raider Nation rise from beneath the ashes to make the playoffs. All it takes is a lot of hard work and a little luck.”
Baha Ahmed, head coach for three years, resigned at the end of last season.