and Girls Both Bring Home State Soccer Titles
June 11, 2002
Mustang fans exploded with excitement
and pride last Saturday as both the boys' and girls' soccer teams won state
championships at Radford University.
Win Opening Soccer Regional Math;
for States with 3-1 Win over Falcons
(May 30, 2002)
Following a monumental week, the Mason girls’ varsity soccer team is
now scheduled to advance to the state semi-final match in Radford next
Friday, June 7th.
Tame Cougars, Panthers to Finish Districts 8-2;
Promising Post-Season Play Following Bye
By Kendra Webb (May 21, 2002)
"It only gets more interesting from
here," noted head coach Cliff Carroll after the George Mason girls’ varsity
soccer team finished its game against Rappahannock Friday night, closing
its regular season.
Beat Madison County in a Meet
Produced Several Strong Individual Results .
(May 10, 2002)
The boys’ team won the meet against
Madison County on April 24 by a narrow margin. Orie Bumgarner knocked 7
seconds off his mile time and Steven Twentyman also set a personal record
with a throw of 90 feet in the discus.
Win 2, Move to 6-2 Record
By Kendra Webb (May 7, 2002)
In the past week, the girls’ soccer
team went 2-0 against Madison and Rappahannock County High Schools.
Go 1-3 in Last 4
By Jessica Sysmanski and Adrienne
Thompson (April 26, 2002)
The girl’s varsity softball team
has gone 1-3 in their last four games. On Tuesday, April 23, the Mustangs
fell to the Brentsville Tigers, losing 12-6.
Quintyn Lead Team at Obie Calhoun Meet;
Others Better Their Times or Distance
By Leen Quintyn (April 23, 2002)
Junior Mark Murchie and senior Leen
Quintyn were the only two George Mason athletes to earn medals in the 11th
Annual Obie Calhoun Track Meet last Saturday at Brentsville High School.
Tame Cougars, 4-0
By Kendra Webb (April 16, 2002)
The Mason girls’ soccer team defeated
the Manassas Park Cougars 4-0 Friday night.
Drop Two to Tigers and Mountaineers
By: Jessica Szymanski and Adrienne
Thompson (April 11, 2002)
This past Thursday and Friday, the
girls’ softball team lost to district rivals, the Brentsville High School
Tigers and the Madison County Mountaineers.
off to 2-1 Season Start
By Kendra Webb (April 8, 2002)
The varsity girls’ soccer team has
started off with a positive 2-1 beginning to their season in the Bull Run
Fall 1 Run Short to Eagles
By Jessica Szymanski (April 4,
The Mustang Softball team played
its first district home game Tuesday April 2 but lost to the Clarke County
Embarks on National Championship Quest
March 21, 2002
Senior Brian Coleman, a defenseman
with the Washington Little Capitals, a midget major hockey team for 16
to 18 year olds, will soon embark on a week-long tournament championship
quest in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Takes Second at Regionals; Heads to States
First Time in Recent School History
By Jean Marie Thomas (March 13,
The George Mason Varsity Cheerleaders
prevailed over stiff competition at the Virginia High School League Region
B Cheerleading competition last weekend at Hampden Sydney College, placing
second behind the Page County Panthers.
Wins State Championship, Cohe, Pitas Take Fifth Places at Salem Finals
By Mike Denny (March 7, 2002)
When you’re a wrestler, the season
consists of incredibly demanding physical combat, grueling practices, and
many long hours traveling to matches, but most important to wrestlers it
involves fasting to make weight.
4’ Head to States Tomorrow
February 28, 2002
Four George Mason wrestlers, Joey
Cohe, Josh Singer, John Henry Pitas, and Dominic Clark will wrestle this
weekend in the state tournament in Salem, Virginia.
Named First Team All District
February 25, 2002
Senior Kendra Webb has been named
to the Bull Run District First Team for girls’ volleyball.
End Mustangs’ Short Post-Season Run, 77-45
By Beth Pyne (February 25, 2002)
In a game against a loaded Clarke
County opponent last Thursday night, the George Mason Mustangs were overwhelmed
77-45 and ended their season with a 9-12 record.
100 Wins, Joey Cohe Set a School Record;
Talks Here about What It Takes
February 23, 2002
George Mason senior Joey Cohe recently
did what no other wrestler in his school’s entire history had done: win
100 matches in his career.
Tournament Flash II
Topple Rams 55-52 in Tournament;
on Clarke County Eagles Thursday
By Beth Pyne (February 21, 2002)
In a game of scoring runs and momentum
changes, it was the Mustangs who made the final push, prevailing 55-52
over Strasburg last night on the Rams’ home court in the first game of
the Bull Run District Tournament.
Fall to Rams in Districts;
Says Farewell to 7 Seniors
By Kendra Webb (February 21,
The varsity volleyball team lost
in the district quarterfinals at Strasburg last Tuesday to end their season.
Playing the 4th seeded Rams, with whom the 5th seeded
Mustangs had split during the season, the girls came out slow to say the
least, trailing 1-8 behind sloppy serve-receive.
Fall 50-33 to Tigers;
Rams Tonight in District Tournament
By Beth Pyne (February 19, 2002)
Mason’s boys’ basketball
team was defeated by Brentsville last Tuesday, 50-33, in its final regular
season game. The Tigers’ win sealed their place as Bull Run District regular
Squad Completes Strong Season
By Orie Bumgarner (February 15,
George Mason’s "Unofficial JV" wrestling
team ended its season last weekend at a tournament sponsored by Warren
Co. High School.
Beat Rams 65-58 in ‘Gutsy’ Contest
By Beth Pyne (February 12, 2002)
The Mustangs put on quite a show
for the large crowd that packed the pit last Friday, avenging an earlier
thrashing by Bull Run opponent Strasburg with a gutsy 65-58 win.
Finish Regular Season at 5-7, Head to District Competition Beginning
By Kendra Webb (February 8, 2002)
Coming off a tough final match of
the season, losing to the Clarke County Eagles at home, the George Mason
varsity volleyball team still remains hopeful going into the district tournament
Fall to Mountaineers, 2-1
By Kendra Webb (January 28, 2002)
In a frustrating match, the Mustangs
fell to the Madison County Mountaineers in three games Friday night at
Fly Past Mustangs, 74-55
By Beth Pyne (January 24, 2002)
Clarke County continued its perfect
season in the district, defeating the Mason Tuesday night 74-55.
Mustangs Crush Tigers, Go to 3-4 in District
By Kendra Webb (January 21, 2002)
The surging George Mason varsity
volleyball team continued its rapid improvement last Friday night as it
crushed Brentsville in a hard-fought match on the Tigers’ home court.
Take a Bite Out of Mustangs, 41-30
By Beth Pyne (January 20, 2002)
The George Mason Mustangs fell to
2-4 in the Bull Run District Friday night in a low-scoring game against
the Cake: Mason Grapplers Continue Winning Streak; Mustang Seniors Record
By Mike Denny (January 20, 2002)
The 45-25 win over Manassas Park
on Wednesday, was the cherry on the sundae, the icing on the cake, in a
line of Mason victories.
Rout Mustangs 74-48
By Beth Pyne (January 19, 2002)
Mason’s boy’s basketball team has
experienced a series of setbacks in its quest to defend last year’s district
championship, including Tuesday night’s 74-48 loss at Strasburg.
Spike Rams to Go to 2-4 in District
By Kendra Webb (Jan. 18, 2002)
The girls’ varsity volleyball team
came out victorious this past Tuesday night over the Strasburg Rams to
improve their struggling record to 2-4 in the Bull Run District.
Play ‘Best Ball’ of Season, But Fall to Rams
By Kendra Webb (Jan. 11, 2002)
This past Wednesday the girls’ varsity
volleyball team traveled to district opponent Manassas Park hoping to improve
their 1-3 record.
Beaten at Buzzer, 53-51
By Beth Pyne (Jan. 10, 2002)
Mason's boys' basketball team suffered
a painful defeat last night on its home floor, as a Manassas Park lay-up
rolled through the net to break the tie just as the final horn sounded.
Charges Through Buffalo Gap Duals
By Mike Denny (Jan. 10, 2002)
For the second time in two weeks,
the George Mason wrestling team won a second place trophy in a major tournament.
Has ‘Beastly Kills;’ but Falls to Panthers
By Kendra Webb (January 5, 2002)
The varsity volleyball team last
night faced Bull Run District rival Rappahannock at home in what became
a very close match-up.
Sportswriters Name Pyne to All-State 2nd Team (January
George Mason senior guard Beth Pyne
has been named to the All-State second team by a panel of sportswriters
who cover basketball across Virginia.
Get First Win, Crushing Madison 57-34
By Beth Pyne (Dec. 24, 2001)
The boys’ basketball team bounced
back from Tuesday’s loss, defeating Madison County 57-34 at home last night
in fine fashion.
Hosts 4-Team Holiday Tournament
By Kendra Webb (Dec. 24, 2001)
Today, on their first day of vacation,
George Mason’s girls’ varsity volleyball team hosted three teams at their
first annual Mustang Invitational.
Lose District Opener, 83-55
By Beth Pyne (Dec. 20, 2001)
In their first Bull Run district
contest, the Mustangs were defeated 83-55 by Clarke County.
After a first quarter that assistant
coach Dan Wilkie called "the best yet of the season," Mason was worn down
by the Eagles’ stifling, full-court man-to-man press.
0-2 After Tough AA Match-Ups
By Beth Pyne (Dec. 4, 2001)
The George Mason boys’ basketball
team fell to a record of 0-2 last night, losing to James Monroe at home
by a score of 57-47.
Kicks off Promising Season
By Liz Twentyman (Dec. 4, 2001)
The George Mason grapplers kicked
off their season on Saturday, competing in a quad meet against Annapolis
Area Christian Academy, St. James, and Collegiate.
Mustangs Named to All-Regional Teams
By Lasso Staff (December 2, 2001)
Five members of the George Mason
High School football team have been named to All-Regional teams.
Named to All-Regional Team
By Lasso Staff (November 28,
Senior guard Beth Pyne, shown here
being congratulated by her coach Chris Madison, was named to the All Regional
Basketball Team by a panel of coaches this week.
Ends Mustangs Season
By Lasso Staff (November 17,
A dejected Mustang team left the
court Tuesday following a surprising 40-26 loss to Stonewall Jackson in
the first round of the regional playoffs at Orange County High School.
Scare Number One Ranked Strasburg, but Fall Short, 26-22, To End Season.
By Josh Singer (November 14,
The George Mason Mustangs’ football
team ended their season on a low note with a heartbreaking game Saturday,
losing to #1 ranked Strasburg 26-22.
Takes 3rd in States; Girls Finish 4th
By Liz Twentyman (Nov. 12, 2001)
Competing at the State Cross Country
Meet at Great Meadows yesterday, Mason sophomore Andrew Montgomery took
third place, with a season-best time of 16:49.
Sedney 2nd Team
Makes First-Team All District; Named Bull Run Player of the Year
By Lasso Staff (November 12,
George Mason’s second-year starter
Beth Pyne made the First Team All District and was named Bull Run Player
of the Year Saturday night following her Mustangs’ loss to Madison County
in the District Tournament Championship. Her teammates, senior center Adrienne
Thompson and junior forward Christina Sedney, made second team.
County Beats Mason 47-31 to Win Bull Run District Tournament
By Lasso Staff (November 12,
Having lost the regular season championship
to the Mustangs, the Madison County Mountaineers came out on fire Saturday
night to avenge their loss and throttled Mason 47-31 in the Bull Run District
Tournament Championship game.
Leads Mustangs in 44-36 Victory in Semis;
to Square Off Against Madison in Final
By Lasso Staff (November 9, 2001)
Senior forward Meagan Ireland’s
"inspired" play on both sides of the court led her fellow Mustangs to a
convincing 44-36 victory in the Bull Run District Semifinals at Madison
County Thursday night, Nov. 8.
B-ball To Play for District Championship Sat.
By Lasso Staff (November 9, 2001)
With a 10-2 regular season district
record, the Mason JV basketball team, under the direction of coach Lori
LaFave, will play Strasburg at 6:30 Saturday night at Madison County High
School for the Bull Run District championship.
Win Streak Ends at Four Following 21-6 Loss at Manassas Park
By Josh Singer (November 7, 2001)
In a night when few things would
go right, the Mustangs were handed their first district loss of the season
last Friday by a score of 21-6 courtesy of the Manassas Park Cougars.
Last-Second Shot Wins Game, Bull Run District Championship
By Lasso Staff (November 5, 2001)
With three seconds left in the game,
George Mason senior guard Beth Pyne, overcoming an ankle injury, drove
the lane and hit a game-winning shot with her left hand to beat Madison
County 23-20 in a sudden death playoff game Saturday at Brentsville High
Defeat Eagles 46-37, Earn Regular Season Tie;
Playoff Against Madison this Saturday
By Lasso Staff (November 3, 2001)
Needing a win to gain a regular
season tie and to force a playoff game for the regular season championship,
the George Mason Mustangs came up strong Thursday night against Clarke
County, on the Eagles’ home court, 46-37.
Country Regional Meet
Shatters Her Record, Leads Girls to State Chance;
Narrowly Miss Opportunity to Go to States
By Liz Twentyman (Nov 1, 2001)
Running the same Madison County
course Wednesday as they encountered at the District Meet just a week ago,
the Mason harriers ran a very different race today at the Regional Meet.
Gliding into first place, junior Annie Maynard shattered her previous record
by over thirty seconds, beating the course record with a time of 19:36
for the 3.1 mile course.
Start Slow, Finish Fast; Beat Tigers 34-28
By Justin Barrow (October 31,
The George Mason Lady Mustangs won
an improbably exciting game last night, 34 – 28, against the Bull Run District
rival Brentsville Tigers
Leads Mustangs to 27-6 Homecoming Victory Over Eagles;
Remains Undefeated in District
By Josh Singer (October 29, 2001)
In a game highlighted by The Washington
Post as one of five games to watch this weekend, the George Mason Mustangs
defeated the Clarke County Eagles 27-6 Saturday for a Homecoming victory.
Maynard Lead Mustangs to Regional Berths
By Liz Twentyman (Oct. 26, 2001)
Struggling through soaring temperatures,
Masonites Andrew Montgomery and Annie Maynard carried away the individual
district titles at Wednesday’s cross country district meet.
Take on Rams Tonight in Search of District
Hopes as Mountaineers Open the Door
By Lasso Staff (October 25, 2001)
Tonight’s game against the Strasburg
Rams away is "crucial" for the George Mason Mustangs’ post-season chances
said Mason head coach Chris Madison.
Win Squeaker At Home, 14-12, Against District Arch Rival Brentsville Tigers
By Josh Singer (October 22, 2001)
Returning home for the first time
since they defeated the Middlesex Chargers in a convincing fashion week
two, the Mustangs held on to win a squeaker at home against district rival
Brentsville, 14-12 Saturday. The game ended up being exactly as Coach Horn
had predicted, very physical, and very intense.
and Golfers: The Epic Story of the 2001 Undefeated George Mason Golf Team
By Grant Sabatier (October 22,
On July 31st of this summer when most off the student body was enjoying
a relaxed summer break, the George Mason golf team was holding its tryouts
for the 2001 team under head coach Dan Wilkie. Every year golfers of all
abilities strive to have their "A" game as Tiger would call it, on the
two days when we have golf tryouts.
Mustangs Throttle Cougars, 71-19
By Justin Barrow (October 19, 2001)
The girls basketball team picked up an easy win last night at home
against the Cougars of Manassas Park by the score of 71 – 19. This win
took some of the sting out of their hard loss against Rappahannock on Tuesday.
Suffer ‘Huge’ Loss to Panthers, 33-29;
Try to Rebound Tonight Against
By Lasso Online Staff (October
"This was a potentially huge loss
for us, one which will test how much we want it," said Mason head coach
Chris Madison following his Mustangs’ 33-29 loss to district rival Rappahannock
this past Tuesday.
Maynard Take Firsts at Brentsville;
Strong Team Points Toward District
Meet Next Wednesday
By Liz Twentyman (Oct. 18, 2001)
Many Mason harriers ran their best
times of the season yesterday on Brentsville’s flat, fast course. Sophomore
Andrew Montgomery strode into a first place finish, with a time of 16:55,
while junior Annie Maynard captured first in the girls’ race with a time
(Dozens of game photos online 10/18/01 - see story)
Control Clock and Mountaineers in 17-6 Homecoming Spoiler at Madison County
By Josh Singer (October 15, 2001)
Following a bye week and threats
of a postponed game, George Mason beat Madison County 17-6 and spoiled
the homecoming festivities on the Mountaineers’ home field in the opening
game of the Mustangs’ district schedule last Friday night.
Tame Mountaineers, 32-29
By Justin Barrow (October 12,
Two clutch free throws by Beth Pyne
with 38 seconds remaining and a huge defensive rebound by Adrienne Thompson
sealed a 32 – 29 win for the Mustangs in "The Pit" last night again the
Madison County Mountaineers.
Finishes Season Undefeated
(October 11, 2001)
GOING 6-0-1, the George Mason golf
team went undefeated and finished just six shots from the district title.
Clip Eagles’ Wings, 54-36;
Aim for Rival Madison County
By Justin Barrow (October 10,
The Lady Mustangs had an easy win
over Clarke County, 54-36, last night at home. The Mustangs demolished
the Eagles’ defense, especially in the first quarter in which Mason outscored
County 19-2. Senior Beth Pyne contributed 14 of those points.
Striders Finish Strong at Stonewall Jackson Invitational
By Liz Twentyman (Oct. 8, 2001)
Mason striders Annie Maynard and
Andrew Montgomery emerged victorious at the 4th annual Stonewall
Jackson Cross Country Invitational Meet on Saturday, each winning their
respective races. The girls’ team came away with a first place finish,
with Maynard, Liz Twentyman, Louisa Fairfax, and Alison Penland all medaling.
The boys’ team captured a fourth place finish.
Win Close One Over Brentsville, 29-27
By Justin Barrow (October 5,
The George Mason girls’ basketball
team pulled off a close 29-27 win over district rival Brentsville
on the Tigers’ home court last night.
the Road, Mustangs Defeat Goochland 39-7
By Mike Denny (October 3, 2001)
In the first game at the new Goochland
Stadium, the Mustang football team defeated the Bulldogs of Goochland 39-7.
After struggling as a team in the last two games against state runner-up
Bath County and Stonewall Jackson, a true sense of unity filled the air
as Mason scored 21 points in the first half, all three touchdowns belonged
to junior Dominic Clark.
Trample Rams, 50-32
By Justin Barrow (October 3,
The Lady Mustangs, fresh off their
48-point thrashing of Manassas Park Tuesday night, headed into last night’s
game against Strasburg with confidence, and it showed as they trampled
the Rams 50-32.