Articles by: Matt Delaney

Press Pass: Jim Norton

November 8, 2018 11:00 AM0 comments

Hey, you. Yeah, you! Jim Norton’s coming to Falls Church!…Oh, you don’t know Jim? Never even heard of him? And you openly admit this isn’t a prop back-and-forth orchestrated by the writer to play on Norton’s insecurities as a professional? Then listen here before you get the regret sweats after […]

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F.C. High’s Marshall Blazes Way into School Lore Despite Unimposing Size

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Virginia as a state may be one of the country’s hotbeds of football talent, but the four Falls Church area high schools aren’t regular contributors to that status. That’s why the diminutive but dominant Falls Church High School senior running back Dakwandre Marshall is so special within the local sports […]

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Mason Enters New Territory in Region Final, State Tourney

November 7, 2018 8:36 PM0 comments

It’s been a historic start to the postseason for George Mason High School’s volleyball team as it dethroned an old demon and made its first ever Class 2 state title berth. Thanks to winning their Region B home opener against Robert E. Lee High School, 3-1, on Nov. 1 and […]

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Mustangs’ Season Ends on Low Note with 35-12 Loss to Madison County

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George Mason High School’s 2018 football season came to a close last week when the Mustangs lost 35-12 to Madison County High School on the road. It was an unceremonious end to the year for Mason (2-7). After rifling off two consecutive wins to start the year (both of which […]

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Longtime Owner of F.C. Hardware Store, Hugh Brown, Dies at 92

November 5, 2018 6:10 PM0 comments

Hugh Brown, the owner of Falls Church’s home improvement staple Brown’s Hardware, died shortly after midnight Monday morning. He was 92.

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Coach’s Humble Heroics Has Him in Running for $25K

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Knowing a hero (sans cape) is an experience we all share in. But knowing one that’s nominated to be the hero (still sans cape) in a nationwide contest? That’s just the spot Marshall High School’s Darrell General finds himself in. General, the cross country and distance team coach for track […]

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‘Moral Victory’ Curbs Pain of Mason’s 6th Straight Loss

October 31, 2018 4:42 PM0 comments

Six straight losses still leaves George Mason High School’s football team with a bad taste in its mouth despite an admirable effort in a 35-16 defeat to Clarke County High School last Friday. The term “moral victory” is used sparingly and, at times, mockingly in the world of sports, but […]

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Mustangs’ Harried Win Over Rappahannock Tees Up Regional Home Opener

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An up-and-down start to the 2018 postseason has George Mason High School’s volleyball team in a familiar spot after a win over Rappahannock County and loss to Madison County High School set up a fourth straight Region B home opener tomorrow night. What was cool dominance just a week ago […]

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Mustangs’ 7 Straight Wins Has Team Piping Hot for Playoffs

October 24, 2018 7:45 PM0 comments

Riding the high of a seven-match win streak, George Mason High School’s volleyball team is feeling good following three more sweeps to conclude the regular season. It’s been a red-hot October for the Mustangs (13-5) as they’ve hunted down their Bull Run District opponents and haven’t lost a game since […]

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Central Shuts Mason Out 39-0, But Self-Inflicted Wounds Sting More than Score

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A date with undefeated Central High School on Oct. 19 went awry for George Mason High School, which fell 39-0 against the visiting Falcons. Despite the wide final margin, the game was much closer than it appeared. Defensively, the Mustangs (2-5) held Central’s bruising running back in check for most […]

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