Friday, February 15, 2013
Senate Committee Kills ‘Tebow Bill’ on Thursday night, but some Patch readers think proposal should be voted into law.
Virginia's Senate Education and Health Committee shot down a bill Thursday that would have allowed home-schooled students to participate in public schools’ sports teams. Committee members killed House Bill 1442 — also known as the “Tebow bill" — on a 7-8 vote, shelving it for the remainder of this legislative session. But should the bill have reached the full Senate floor? In a Patch blog post, Fairfax County School Board member Ryan McElveen highlighted the defeat of the bill as one of the three most important actions residents could advocate for this session as Richmond pressed on with what he called an "educational extremism." The school board voted to advocate against the proposal, McElveen wrote, "because, in short, the bill would …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
The West Potomac Wolverines lose their first game of the 2012 season to the Lake Braddock Bruins, 37-23.
West Potomac's football team went head-to-head with Lake Braddock Friday night in a home game and lost, 37-23. Although the Wolverines started the first half strong, the Bruins' defense gave them trouble after halftime. Next week, Lake Braddock will take on T.C. Williams High in a home game, and West Potomac will go head-to-head in an away game against Annandale High. Read the full story here.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The Wednesday meet at Occoquan Park was selected to be featured on Patch.
The cross country meet between Annandale High School, Lee High School, T.C. Williams High School and South County Secondary School is the winner of this week's Patch's "Game of the Week" poll for the Patriot District. The meet earned 75 percent of the vote in this week's poll, beating out a field hockey game between W.T. Woodson and West Potomac, a Golf District Tournament between Lee, South County Secondary School, T.C. Williams, W.T. Woodson, West Potomac, West Springfield, Annandale and Lake Braddock, and a cross country meet between Lake Braddock, W.T. Woodson, West Potomac and West Springfield. The game will be featured on Patch later this week. Don't forget to tune in again Thursday, when we put the ball in your court again to …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Vote for the matchup you'd like to see featured Sept. 17 through 21.
Patch wants to know which games are the must-sees for sports fans across Fairfax County; which are those that truly rise above the rest? Every week, Patch will ask its readers to choose the Patch Game of the Week, featuring the game that earns the most votes at the end of each polling period. Here's how it works: This week, the choices are: Voting begins at 5 a.m. today and ends at 11:59 a.m. Sept. 17. Only one vote per user — tell your friends and family to log on to pick their favorite, too! Do you have a suggestion for a Patch Game of the Week? Email erica.hendry at patch.com
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Thursday showdown selected from Patriot District matchups to be featured on Patch.
Lee and Annandale High School fans bolstered their field hockey teams this week, helping the Thursday faceoff win Patch's "Game of the Week" poll for the Patriot District. The matchup earned 71 percent — about 10 votes — in this week's poll, beating out a golf match between T.C. Wiliams and West Springfield and two field hockey games between South County and W.T. Woodson and West Potomac and Lake Braddock, respectively. The game will be featured on Patch later this week. Don't forget to tune in again Thursday, when we put the ball in your court again to determine the next Patch Game of the Week. Voting begins at 5 a.m. Thursday and ends at 11:59 am. Sept. 17. Only one vote per user — tell your friends and family to log on to pick their …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Vote for the matchup you'd like to see featured Sept. 10 through 14.
Patch wants to know which games are the must-sees for sports fans across Fairfax County; which are those that truly rise above the rest? This season, we put the ball in your court as we look for a Patch Game of the Week, featuring the game that earns the most votes at the end of each polling period. Here's how it works: This week, the choices are: Voting begins at 5 a.m. today and ends at 11:59 a.m. Sept. 10. Only one vote per user — tell your friends and family to log on to pick their favorite, too! Do you have a suggestion for a Patch Game of the Week? Email erica.hendry at patch.com
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Mount Vernon High School head coach Robert Garza heads to Robinson.
Robinson High School will welcome a new boys' soccer coach this fall. Robert Garza, who has coached at Mt. Vernon High School for the last nine years, is taking the position. Garza attended Mount Vernon with his brother Tony. They both played soccer there, then returned to coach teams at their alma mater. The Mt. Vernon Majors peaked at No. 5 in the Washington Post’s All-Met rankings and No. 8 in the state of Virginia this past season. Both are accomplishments no other Mount Vernon soccer team has ever before achieved. Patch caught up with Robert Garza recently to discuss coaching at MVHS, and to look ahead to leading Robinson. Patch: What were some of your favorite moments of coaching at Mount Vernon? Garza: There are so many memories …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wednesday's win was the Ram's fifth consecutive.
The Robinson boys tennis team overcame both the Herndon Hornets and cold, rainy game-time conditions to record their fifth consecutive win Wednesday, keeping them atop the Concorde District. Jacob Schreiman finished off the #4 singles, 10 - 0. At #5, senior David Weinberg was close behind winning 10 - 2. Amit Gupta won his #2 singles using his attacking style. Brian Bui won easily at #4. Austin Mathews, subbing in at #6, had a slow start but began to play more confidently as the match developed. He won 10 - 6. In the most interesting match, Ram's sophomore Aaron Christian and senior Josh Albertson slugged it out, with Christian taking the win. He attacked weak serves with big returns and was on the hunt for short balls to dominate. The …
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Four girls, two boys place in top six to advance to Northern Region meet
The Robinson boys and girls dive teams saw six divers advance to the Northern Region meet, as the Rams dominated at the Concorde District meet Friday. Cory Bowersox set a new Concorde District record in his first-place performance. Troy Holder placed third in the boys rankings. Four Robinson girls placed in the top six, with Ali Graine and Sarah Gross taking first and second place, respectively. Kelly Koo and Sara Paul took fourth and fifth place. The top six divers advance to the Northern Region tournament. The swim team competed Saturday in the Concorde District meet. Points from the swim meet will combine with the dive competition to determine which teams advance to the Northern Region tournament. Final Standings Boys *Sets new Concorde…
Friday, January 13, 2012
Five must-see high school sporting events around the region this Friday and Saturday.
Lake Braddock vs. T.C. Williams (Boys Basketball) – Friday, Jan. 13, at 7:30 p.m. The Bruins host T.C. Williams this Friday and will go for their tenth victory of the season. Fairfax Sports Network (FSN) will televise the game. Lake Braddock is undefeated in district play with five wins and will face a surging Titan squad that is 3-1 in the month of January. Dylan O’Connor leads the Bruins in scoring this season with 17.3 points per game and has connected on 24 three-pointers. Robinson- Girls’ Basketball vs. Oakton – Friday, Jan. 13, at 7:30 p.m. The Robinson Rams (9-3) host Oakton in a pivotal Concorde District matchup. Both teams are undefeated in district play and Robinson enters the contest carrying a five-game win streak. Oakton has …