Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Ceremony was held Tuesday at Board of Supervisors meeting at Fairfax County Government Center.
The Board of Supervisors recognized the Lake Braddock Secondary School Girls Cross Country Team as the state champion and Sophie Chase for being selected as the Gatorade Virginia Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year. See more about the team on MileStat.com.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Crowds come to see students perform with no electric or taped accompaniment.
Lake Braddock Secondary School students have found a way to “unplug” from the demands of school in a coffee house type setting...no amplifiers, no electric or bass guitars, and no taped accompaniment. Since 1994, R.L. Mirabel, the artistic director for the Lake Braddock Theater department, has provided opportunities throughout the year for students to gather together and enjoy acoustic music, performed mainly by current students. A few students introduce their own original music. According to Mirabel, in 2011, there was one show that featured 40 acts. “This year we have gone back to less acts (usually averaging 24), but the crowds are still coming. That is impressive,” said Mirabel. Due to the unfamiliarity of the program, Unplugged …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Little Theater group's middle school student shows continue through Thursday evening.
The Lake Braddock Secondary School Little Theater is about to be transformed into a magical place called “Whoville,” in a family-friendly production of "Seussical Jr." Under the direction of Mary Demarco, 67 middle school Lake Braddock students will share the story of Horton the elephant, as told by the Cat in the Hat, in this adaptation of the original production of "Seussical," a Broadway hit since November 2000. The Broadway experience is nothing new to Demarco: “I have a true passion for Broadway music and have been directing shows for over 20 years, at every level: elementary through community theater.” Demarco, a graduate of Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles, as well as a graduate of George Mason University where she earned a …
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.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
West Potomac plans to play disciplined defense in Wolverines vs. Bruins matchup, coach says.
West Potomac High School's football team will play against Lake Braddock Secondary School at 7:30 p.m. Friday at West Potomac, located at 6500 Quander Road. West Potomac head coach Jeremiah Davis said the team is planning to change up the pace as they prepare to "face a heavy team for the first time this season." Lake Braddock's Caleb Henderson (who formerly played for West Potomac) is a strong quarterback, Davis said, adding that Lake Braddock has a pretty good running game as well, he noted. West Potomac's emphasis for this week's game is to play disciplined defense and on offense, make use of every athlete, Davis said. As usual, West Potomac's special teams will also play a vital role in the game. Like many coaches, Lake Braddock head …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
More than 1,500 local high school athletes participated in event.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The second annual Braddock Cross Country Relays drew 27 high school teams and more than 1,500 high school athletes Saturday for a 1.5 mile course on the campus of Lake Braddock Secondary School. Elementary and middle school runners along with parents also got their chance to race, bringing the total number of competitors to more than 2,000. In the boys competition, Lake Braddock used depth to win the team title over West Potomac and Good Counsel. In the A relay, the Lake Braddock team of Alex Corbett, Ben Fogg, Nick Tuck, Forest Isenhour and JJ Pitrelli claimed the win. Senior Nick Tuck (Lake Braddock) made a strong push on the third leg to take the lead for good. Tuck's time of 7:13 for the 1.5 mile distance was a course record For …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Stats for Lake Braddock, Robinson and West Springfield from Friday's games.
Lake Braddock lost to Westfield on Friday night, 49-29. The team is now 1-2 for the season. They play at West Potomac on Friday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Robinson Secondary School played their first home game of the season Friday. During halftime, the Robinson Rams Athletics Boosters hosted a ribbon cutting for the new synthetic turf fields at the school. Robinson beat T. C. Williams 40-21. The Rams are now 1-2 for the season. The team's next game is Friday, Sept. 21, at Westfield High School. The game begins at 7:30 p.m. West Springfield High School won Friday at home, 33-14 against Lee. The team is 3-0 for the season. The Spartans face Chantilly on Friday, Sept. 21. The away game begins at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sunday was day two of the 35th annual Burke Centre Festival.
The 35th annual Burke Centre Festival concluded Sunday of a picture-perfect early autumn day. Burke Centre Conservancy staff said the Wine Garden, cancelled Saturday evening due to the severe weather in the area, will be rescheduled later this month. Editor's Note: Thank you to everyone who stopped by to spin the Patch Prize Wheel and say hello at our Patch Booth. The compliments from our current readers were much appreciated. For those of you new to Burke Patch, sign-up for the newsletter to stay current with local news via our daily headlines email. Remember, too, to like Burke Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Nick Balenger, 17, injured in a swimming accident.
Nick Balenger, a pitcher with the 2012 state champion Lake Braddock baseball team, was paralyzed from the shoulders down in a swimming accident while in Maui, reported NBC4 Washington. On Tuesday, two bus-loads of supporters greeted Balenger as he was transferred to MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital in northwest Washington, D.C. According to NBC4, Balenger landed badly while attempting a flip in the ocean on a family vacation to his birthplace. According to information on Caring Bridge, Nick has had two surgeries to stabilize his neck. The last surgery fused his C-4 and C-5 vertebrae. He has movement in his arms and sensation in his lower extremities. Nick's mother Sylvie reports the family saw Nick move his knees on Sunday. “We …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Proceeds from the July 25 concert will be donated to St Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Lake Braddock Musical Theater alumni and friends will present a benefit concert of popular Broadway show tunes at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Tpke., on July 25, at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Tickets are available at the door for $10 each or $25 per family. The event was conceived by Burke residents Andrea Harmon and Courtney Bradshaw, both veterans of Lake Braddock High School’s musical theater program. They are current students at James Madison University. "The girls decided to combine their love of music and theater with an opportunity to raise awareness and funds for an especially worthy cause," said Liz Piraino, who is helping organize the …