Friday, May 24, 2013
Mustangs’ boys’ soccer team continues unbeaten Bull Run District record, take tournament title.
The George Mason High boys and girls soccer teams had a chance to sweep Clarke County High at home Thursday night but only one of the Mustang teams proved victorious. The boy’s soccer team (16-2-1) capped off their undefeated Bull Run District schedule with a 2-1 victory over Clarke County (12-5-1) to win the district title. The Mustangs will host Wilson Memorial High Monday at 5 p.m. in the Region B Quarterfinal. The Lady Mustangs (15-3) came up short against Clarke County (17-2) 1-0. Mason handed Clarke County’s girl’s soccer team their only two losses this season. The Lady Mustangs will also host Wilson Memorial High Monday at 7 p.m. in their Region B Quarterfinal game.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Mason hasn’t beaten their Bull Run District foe in two regular season meetings.
The George Mason High School (9-10) varsity softball team has not beaten William Monroe High School (10-3) in two meetings this season. The Mustangs will have one more chance for a win against Monroe Monday night when the two schools square off in the Bull Run District Softball Quarterfinals. “We were right in it in our first two meetings,” said first year varsity softball Coach Brian Fowler. Monroe beat Mason 8-5 in April and 5-3 earlier this month. The two schools will play at Monroe with a 7 p.m. start.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Lubnow will be remembered through a scholarship at George Mason High School.
Since she and her family arrived in the City of Falls Church in 2004, Judy Lubnow was involved with the PTA and the George Mason Athletic Boosters. Sunday morning she died at her home at the age of 50. Tom Lubnow, her husband of 24 years, said Judy helped the boosters with spirit wear clothing, the school’s mulch sale and concession stands at the various sporting events at the school. "We moved here in 2004 and she did PTA and boosters since then,” Lubnow said. Judy was born in New Jersey on Jan. 11, 1963 and raised in Maryland. She and her husband met as students at Virginia Tech around 1985 and have four children. A visitation will be held Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home (1102 W. Broad St., Falls Church) and a funeral …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday, and several area high schools are on the list.
On mobile? You can see the interactive map here. Both Falls Church High School and George Mason High School are included on the list of the 2,000 best high schools from Newsweek based on how well those schools prepare students for college. In the national rankings, George Mason High School ranked No. 64 and Falls Church High School ranked No. 1,202. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. James Madison High School in Vienna ranked 146th. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Techonology ranked the highest of Virginia's high…
Monday, May 6, 2013
Police say most Falls Church area high school students students caught in possession of marijuana are users, not sellers.
Arrests for possession of marijuana at the four Falls Church-area high schools have gone down this academic year. During the 2011-2012 academic year, Falls Church, JEB Stuart, George Marshall and George Mason high schools had a combined total of 10 student arrests for possession of marijuana. Through the end of April this academic year, the schools only accounted for eight such arrests. “Teens get marijuana from numerous people,” said Lt. Jimmy Cox with the Fairfax County Police Office of Organized Crime and Narcotics. “Parents, friends of parents, older brothers or sisters, suppliers of older brothers and sisters, suppliers in the school, and people who drive to Washington, DC and purchase it on the street.” Here are the number of …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Best Buddies chapter president wanted to show school, community that people with disabilities are no different from anyone else.
There were no differences between anyone Thursday afternoon when the George Mason High School varsity softball team played against the school's Best Buddies chapter. There were no fans and no announcers. It was just a chance for kids to be kids and play. Maeve Curtin, president of the Mason chapter of Best Buddies, said she planned the event to show everyone that people with disabilities were no different from anyone else. “The students who are disabled are marginalized,” said Curtin, a junior at the school. “I wanted to do something like this instead of watching a movie inside.” Curtin said she and varsity softball Head Coach Brian Fowler worked together to organize the game. Mason softball players matched up against a team of Best …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
In ranking of top U.S. high schools, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology remains the top school in Virginia, but slips in national standing.
Fairfax County is home to the top five public high schools in Virginia, according to the U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 Best High Schools rankings. U.S. News generated the rankings through a partnership with American Institutes for Research, looking at students’ performance on standardized tests and how successfully schools educated black, Hispanic and low-income students. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology was once again ranked the top school in Virginia. It was ranked No. 4 of all schools nationally, down from its No. 2 post in 2012. Replacing TJ at No. 2 was BASIS Tucson in Arizona, which jumped from sixth in 2012. Where Falls Church Schools Rank George C. Marshall High is ranked 16 in the state and 380 …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Tribe walk-on Stephen Lubnow hoping to see playing time in 2013 after moving from defensive secondary to linebacker this spring.
WILLIAMSBURG – Stephen Lubnow is looking to help The College of William & Mary Tribe win football games, but it won’t be from his familiar spot as a safety. The walk-on red-shirt freshman made the switch from the secondary to outside linebacker for the Tribe during the team’s spring workouts. Lubnow, 19, said he isn’t intimidated by the move and just wants the chance to contribute on the field. During the team’s Green-Gold game Saturday at Walter J. Zable Stadium, Lubnow got to step on the field in a game situation for the first time in more than a year in his new position. “It was fun and a good experience,” Lubnow said. “It was good to get back out there.” Scott Boone said Lubnow is transitioning well into his new position. Boone, …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Joel Block was one of eight FCCPS teachers nominated for the annual Washington Post award.
Joel Block, a math and finance teacher at George Mason High School, is this year’s Washington Post Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award from Falls Church City Public Schools. According to the FCCPS website, Block has 19 years on the job as a teacher. Block is one of eight FCCPS teachers nominated for the award that he will receive in May at an event hosted by the Washington Post, according to the school system website. Block also will be honored at a school board reception May 15. “Joel Block is a teacher our students will always remember and appreciate,” FCCPS Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones said on the school system’s website. “We are so happy to celebrate this award with him. Joel is a consummate professional; a leader in the classroom, …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Gheorghe Muresan has hosted his Giant Basketball Academy in Falls Church for last six years.
Gheorghe Muresan can’t recall when he reached his giant-sized 7 feet 7 inch tall height. For certain, according to the NBA, he and the late Manute Bol who like Muresan played for the Washington Bullets - now the Washington Wizards – are the two tallest players to ever play in the NBA. Both men were the same height. These days Muresan, 42, spends his time coaching kids of all ages including his 15-year-old son, George. All this week, Muresan held his Giant Basketball Academy at the Falls Church Community Center. With more than 50 sets of little eyes looking up at the giant, Muresan said he doesn’t think any of the kids are afraid of his freakish height. “There’s no reason for them to be afraid,” Muresan said Thursday during his camp. For …