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With five matches and five members of the wrestling team to show their skills, they look good for the 2008-2009 season.

On Saturday November 29, the wrestling team had five matches in one meet; competing against Loudon County, Warren County, Woodbridge, George Marshall, and Briar Woods high schools. “The team was pathetic, but it was only our first meet against double A and triple A schools,” David Ray stated after the meet.

Though the team was “pathetic” there were five members of the team who did exceptionally well. Senior David Ray walked out 5-0 with 3 pins and a tech fall (which is where you win by 15 points or more). Senior Jake Schwind was 4-1; though his one loss was very close, he also had three pins. Also senior Tim Hillegass was 3-2 losing only by two points for both matches; he also had two pins. Along with the very experienced wrestlers on the team, a first time wrestler senior Benson Ting got a pin along with freshman Alborz Alaedini.

The outlook for wrestling this year looks good.  Even though the competition is tough, the boys are working hard in order to beat the double A and triple A schools such as the ones they wrestled on Saturday. “Though we are only a single A school, we wrestle double A and triple A, because competition is tougher and it makes us better,” Coach Bryan Harris said in response to the meet. The team is starting out strong with young wrestlers and veteran wrestlers both competing well.

 

Mason Track and Field Sprints Into Post-Season

Mason Track and Field Sprints Into Post-Season

By Tara Holman and Ziggy Thetard

Surpassing previous accomplishments, George Mason Track and Field begins post-season with more athletes participating in post-season meets than in past seasons. Many improvements have been made over the past few weeks as athletes have pushed themselves both mentally and physically.

Concerning George Mason’s 2013-2014 Track and Field season, Head Coach Alisa Harvey states “Both the Girls and the Boys Teams have made steady individual improvements throughout the season.  Steady improvements are a track coaches dream!... I think the biggest contributor to the Team's success this year has been the discovery of each individual's best suited events.”

Harvey highlights Freshmen Jacob Plata and Elizabeth Ward, Sophomore Isabelle Kessler,  and Senior Preston Custer as making significant improvements this season. As a new member of Mason’s Track and Field team, Plata has improved tremendously, expanding his events to not only the 400m, but also the 100m, 200m and 800m. Plata is also a valued member of the state qualifying 4x400m relay. Ward exceeded expectations when she ran the 1600m for the first time, qualifying for regionals in addition to qualifying ...

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Lady Mustangs’ soccer team face district rivals: Clarke County

By Melissa Johnson  

The Lady Mustangs have faced Clarke County as a challenge every year and now they have the chance to beat Clarke at home for the first time since the 2012 season. On the hunt for their seventh consecutive state championship the Mustangs will face their rivals on Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m.  General admission is $5 per person.

This is the second time facing their rivals this 2014 season. In the first game against Clarke County, the Mustangs swept Clarke with a 5-1 win at Clarke. The second game is sure to be a competitive game with both teams fighting for the win in the game. After the first loss, Clarke is out for a rematch.

“I think Clarke was definitely not satisfied about last game’s result, so I expect them to come out hard and ready to fight,” said senior captain and forward/midfielder Claire Trevisan. “It will be crucial to make sure we are the one’s who dictate the game in order to have successful result.”

The Mustangs are halfway through the regular season, and have started out strong with an undefeated record, with 61 goals for, and only four goals against. While the Mustangs have come off with a strong first half of the season, the Mustangs are wor...

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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 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...
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