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Area Sports Roundup: Mason Footballers Named to All-Bull Run District Team; TJHSST Athletes Earn District & Regional Honors




2008 All-Bun Run District Team Announced

After challenging football seasons all round for area high schools, two George Mason students were named to this year’s All-Bull Run District team.

Senior Charlie Mann, who played running back, earned his place on the first team Offense, and junior Misael Benitez, a linebacker, joined the second team Defense.


Thomas Jefferson H.S. Runner Bests Competition

On Nov. 15, freshman Sarah Stites of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology placed first in the USA Track and Field (USATF) Virginia Association Youth Division competition, held in Mechanicsville, Va.

Stites won the 4-kilometer race in 15:25, 22 seconds ahead of the next runner, qualifying her to compete in the Dec. 13 USATF National Cross Country.

George Mason Hosts Wrestling Scrimmage

As a prelude to the wrestling season, which begins the first week of December, George Mason High School is hosting a multi-school scrimmage at 3:45 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 20. Competitors include wrestlers from McLean, Wakefield and Langley High Schools.

sports_volleyball.jpgTJHSST Players Receive Honors

Last week, members of the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Volleyball team received district and regional level recognition of the team’s efforts this year. Suzy Hastings, who hails from Falls Church, was named to the first team All-District with an honorable mention at the All-Region level.

Along with Hastings’ double honors, Meghan Kelly, Angela Liu and Molly Patterson received honorable mentions at the All-District level.

J.E.B. Stuart Warms up Wrestling Season

Ahead of their first season match against Mount Vernon High School on Dec. 3, J.E.B. Stuart High School wrestlers will challenge Madison High School in an away scrimmage match at 3:30 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 20.

Marshall High School Sports Potluck Dinner

All interested George C. Marshall High School student athletes are invited to a potluck dinner in the school cafeteria at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 24. Each team is responsible for bringing a food item to the dinner, and coaches will be able to inform students what items should be prepared.

Colonials Raise Money for Spring Training

The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology boys Lacrosse team is selling holiday poinsettias to raise funds for their spring training trip to Orlando, Fl. The deadline for orders is Friday, Nov. 21, and orders will be delivered to the high school for pick-up from 3 – 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4 in the Old Track Locker Room. The order form can be downloaded on the high school Sports Boosters web page, sports.tjhsst.edu/boosters.

Falls Church H.S. Parents Winter Sports Meeting

At 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 24, parents of any Falls Church High School winter sports athlete are invited to attend a special meeting with coaches at the high school, to discuss expectations of winter athletes in addition to laying out the sports schedules for the semester. For more information about the meeting, contact the school at 703-207-4000.

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