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Football Mustangs Fall For Second Week In A Row

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For the second consecutive week, the George Mason Mustangs suffered a disappointing loss, this time to Generals of Stonewall Jackson, by a score of 28-13.

After suffering a loss at Page County in their first road game of the season, the Mustangs continued to show any type of flow on the offensive end. While the Mustangs had a handful of large pass gains that led to scores, they were not enough to put a dent in the General’s defense.

After being shut out in the first half, junior Ben Taylor provided the Mustangs with their two biggest gains, both of which set up Mason touchdowns. The first play was a 35 yard pass to Senior Joel Chandler. The other play was a nearly 60 yard run up the sideline that bought the Mustangs a chance to tie the game at 14 near the end of the third quarter.

However, the ensuing extra point attempt by Junior Manuel Viega-Diaz was blocked, leaving the score at 14-13, and derailing Mason’s momentum. The loss of Chandler to a left knee injury at the end of the third quarter severely hurt Mason’s running game. The Generals put the game away in the fourth quarter, scoring two more touchdowns to put the final score at

George Mason receives a much needed bye week this week, followed by a non-district road game against the Luray Bulldogs on the 28th.


Girls and boys soccer start season off with a bang

Girls and boys soccer start season off with a bang

By Paul Darmstadter 

Both the girls and boys varsity soccer teams have started their seasons off undefeated and full of confidence.  Each team has played only three games; two games against Strasburg and Clarke County were postponed due to snow on the field, against Warren County, Madison County, and William Monroe.  Both teams are either leading or tied for the lead in the Bull Run District standings.

The boys team has shut out all their opponents and are leading the Bull Run District in scoring with 20 goals in three games.  Their leading goal scorer is Raheem Lawal, with six goals.  The team defeated Warren County 4-0, and mercy ruled Madison County and William Monroe 8-0 at home. 

“I am happy with the way we started the started the season,” said Kavon Nowroozi, junior.  “I think we have overwhelmed all our opponents with our dominating possession and quick counterattacks.  We are good defensively because we put constant pressure on the other team, causing them to make mistakes and we have a very clinical attack.”

The team hopes to break the school records for most shutouts in a season (18) and most goals in a season (104) as well and win another...


The Lasso Spring Sports Previews: Coaches

 The Lasso Spring Sports Previews: Coaches The Lasso gives you everything you need to know about spring sports at Mason in 2014. Learn about the 5 new coaches that will be working with the Spring teams here. Be sure to come back often to keep updated on the progress of the different teams for the rest of the season. Related Article: The Lasso Spring Sports Previews Read more...

The Lasso Spring Sports Previews

The Lasso Spring Sports Previews

By: Lasso Sports


It might not feel like spring yet, but at George Mason, spring sports are underway! Our sports section previews all nine varsity spring sports and makes some bold predictions about the outcome. Who will bring home a District trophy this year? Click on a team photo to find out!

Related Article: The Lasso Spring Sports Previews: Coaches

The impact of a marathon

The impact of a marathon


An avid runner from the 6th grade, Jeff Buck now joins GMHS as the newest distance track coach


By Blaise Sevier 


Around the age of 12, and just before his parent’s first marathon Jeff Buck, George Mason’s newest distant track coach, realized one of his lifetime passions... running.

“Before training for the marathon [my parents] had never really been into running and I thought to myself, ‘wow, that must have took them lots of determination and courage to do that.’ That's when I joined my middle school track team and took up running.”

The hard work his parents put into the 26.2 miles of the Vermont marathon is what Buck credits his interest of running to.

“I've been running competitively since 6th grade, that's when I ran my first 5k and was basically hooked ever since.”

In fact he was so hooked that soccer tennis and rugby fell to the wayside as running seemed to take over his afternoons. This determination led him to run competitively in high school and then in college at East Stroudsburg University where coincidentally competed against Julie Bravin, George Mason’s Assistant Athletic Director and French teacher.  

"Coach Bravin helped to lead me to coach at Mason. &nb...



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