Articles by: Matt Delaney

Boys Tennis Takes States

June 13, 2018 8:37 PM0 comments

GEORGE MASON HIGH SCHOOL’S boys tennis team made good on their head coach Rafael Diokno’s inkling at the beginning of the year that this would be the team to break the five-year state title drought. The Mustangs did just that with a 5-1 win over John Battle High School, now […]

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F.C. First Grader Makes Finals of Google Competition

June 7, 2018 11:00 AM0 comments

An impromptu drawing a few months ago crescendoed into Sarah Gomez-Lane’s moment in the national spotlight as she’s been named a finalist for the Doodle 4 Google student competition. Gomez-Lane, a first grader at Pine Spring Elementary School in Falls Church, was selected for the top design in the K […]

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This Week in Sports: Tennis

June 6, 2018 8:31 PM0 comments

EXORCISING SOME DEMONS is George Mason High School’s boys tennis team. By claiming the Region 2B title, the boys made their deepest postseason run since 2013 — the last time they won both the region and state titles. The Mustangs defeated Wilson Memorial High School 5-1 to win the Region […]

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Mustangs Stumble, But Rebound in States

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George Mason High School’s boys soccer team’s season full of relative ease hit some rough patches this week when it suffered its first loss of the year to Staunton-based Robert E. Lee High School in the regional championship before getting a hard-fought road victory over Maggie Walker Governor’s School in […]

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Mason Girls Stay Hot in Playoffs

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An uneven regular season is just a speck in the rearview mirror for George Mason High School’s girls soccer team as it sits two wins away from winning its 11th straight state championship this weekend. The past week saw Mason (15-3-1) win every which way one could imagine. In the […]

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The Choir School Performs at St. Patrick’s on June 15

June 1, 2018 3:15 PM0 comments

The Choir School at St. Peter’s, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, will be performing at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church (3241 Brush Dr., Falls Church) on June 15 at 7 p.m. Now in its 25th season, The Choir School is an auditioned community choir dedicated to helping young musicians develop with […]

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Mustangs Double-Down with 2 Shutouts in Postseason Action

May 30, 2018 4:43 PM0 comments

The utter dominance of George Mason High School’s boys soccer team emanates from every simple pass to scoring chance as they bowled over East Rockingham High School in the regional opener and Central High School in the Bull Run District championship. Where, when and even how this team will be […]

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Mason Girls Ground Pair of Eagles in District, Regional

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As they enter the heart of the postseason, George Mason High School’s girls soccer team appears stronger with each game after moving past East Rockingham High School in the Regional opener and Clarke County High School in the Bull Run District championship. This is a different Mustangs (13-3-1) team than […]

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Wang Humbly Obliges Request to be Grand Marshal

May 25, 2018 11:30 AM0 comments

She may be slight and more soft-spoken with her age, but pay no mind Midge Wang’s appearance when it comes to her stature as the City’s longest-tenured historian. Wang’s full of factoids about Falls Church and knows the trends that shaped the City into what it is today. That’s why […]

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New TV Series Emphasizes Role of Diplomacy as it Faces Murky Future

May 24, 2018 10:30 AM0 comments

The year is 2025. Following almost a decade of lax international involvement, the United States has ceded ground to foreign powers China and Russia in global relations and influence. Now the new president of the U.S. is struggling to play catch-up after a years-long hold on the State Department’s efforts […]

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