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Although the Mason boy’s lacrosse suffered another loss by double digits, the team has improved greatly from the beginning of the season. The team traveled to Dominion High to play the Titans and was sent home with a 5-15 loss. Although the team lost the competition, they hung through the game with the Titans throughout the second half.

The first quarter was close with both Dominion and Mason scoring and playing tough defense. Mason was still in the game after the first quarter with a score of 5-2. However, the team wasn’t able to keep the same pace in the second and let Dominion capitalize on the faceoff; by halftime, the score was 13-3.

Mason came back playing a tight game until the end of the game and tied Dominion in goals scored for the second half of the game. Junior Marek Wojtala subbed for junior Sam Cashin after halftime and stopped many shots keeping Mason’s spirits up. Freshman Raphe Schultz—or as the announcer pronounced, Ralph—scored three of Mason’s goals and had many close shots. Junior Will Powell and sophomore Austin Nooter also tallied with one goal. If Mason can play the way that they did in the second half of the game, then they may be able to beat Tuscarora at the home game on Thursday, April 28.

 

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...

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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!

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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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