Monday, December 30, 2013

Falls Church's 2013 Joe Cascio Holiday Classic (30 Dec 2013)

Falls Church High School hosted a 3-day boys varsity basketball tournament over the Christmas break. The final day's games, scores, rank and photos are as follows:

7:00 p.m. Mountain View Wildcats 38 (Champion) vs Robert E. Lee Lancers 36 (2nd)
                 (Photo galleries: DMVpix or MaxPreps)
5:15 p.m. Falls Church Jaguars 80 (3rd) vs JEB Stuart Raiders 68 (4th)
                 (Photo galleries: DMVpix or MaxPreps)
3:30 p.m. Yorktown Patriots 53 (5th) vs Thomas Jefferson Colonials 43 (6th)
                 (Photo galleries: DMVpix or MaxPreps)
1:45 p.m. West Potomac Wolverines 74 (7th) vs George Mason Mustangs 66 (8th)
                 (Photo galleries: DMVpix or MaxPreps)

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Wakefield's 2013 George Long Holiday Hoops Tournament (26 Dec 2013)

Wakefield High School hosted a 3-day boys varsity basketball tournament in their new gym in Arlington over the Christmas break. The first day's games, scores and photos are as follows:

1:00 p.m. Glenelg Country School Dragons 65, Stonewall Jackson Raiders 34 (Photo galleries: DMVpix or MaxPreps)
2:45 p.m. Centreville Wildcats 48, South Lakes Seahawks 61 (Photo galleries: DMVpix or MaxPreps)
4:30 p.m. Annandale Atoms 84, Washington-Lee Generals 59 (Photo galleries: DMVpix or MaxPreps)
6:15 p.m. Eastern Ramblers 52, Wakefield Warriors 72 (Photo galleries: DMVpix or MaxPreps)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Washington-Lee @ Hayfield Swim/Dive (13 Dec 2013)

The Washington-Lee Generals hosted the Hayfield Hawks swim and dive team on Friday the 13th. The Generals were victorious in both boys and girls action, 216-97 and 207-116 respectively.

Photo Galleries:
     Boys diving: DMVpix or MaxPreps
     Girls diving: DMVpix or MaxPreps
     Boys swimming: DMVpix or MaxPreps
     Girls swimming: DMVpix or MaxPreps

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Herndon @ Washington-Lee Girls Basketball (12 Dec 2013)

The Washington-Lee Generals and Herndon Hornets split victories in JV and Varsity girls basketball action on Thursday night in Arlington. The Hornets JV team won by a score of 37-32 and the Generals Varsity team won by a score of 38-24.

Photo Galleries:
     Junior Varsity: DMVpix or MaxPreps
     Varsity: DMVpix or MaxPreps

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Centreville Secures 6A North with Victory Over Westfield (7 Dec 2013)

The Centreville Wildcats and Westfield Bulldogs varsity football teams met for the 2nd time this season in a game that would decide the Virginia Region 6A North Championship. The Bulldogs were hoping to avenge an October 11th shutout; however, the Wildcats were on a roll and extended their winning streak to 14 games with a 35-14 victory on home turf on Pearl Harbor Day. The victory advances the Wildcats to the VHSL 6A championship game against Oscar Smith on December 14th. (Photo Galleries: DMVpix (345 images) or MaxPreps (250 images))

Friday, December 6, 2013

Falls Church @ Washington-Lee Swim/Dive (6 Dec 2013)

The Washington-Lee Generals hosted the Falls Church Jaguars Swim & Dive team on Friday, December 6th. The meet had to be postponed midway through the swimming competition, so the galleries are a little light on swimming pictures. I'm hopeful I'll be able to cover the teams later in the year.

Photo Galleries:
     Boys team: DMVpix or MaxPreps
     Girls team: DMVpix or MaxPreps

Monday, December 2, 2013

Washington-Lee Gymnastics Meet (2 Dec 2013)

The Washington-Lee Generals gymnastics team took first overall in a meet against the McLean Highlanders (2nd), Marshall Statesmen (3rd), Hayfield Hawks (4th), Wakefield Warriors (5th) and Stuart Rebels (6th) on Monday, December 2nd, at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington. (Photo Galleries: DMVpix (711 images) or MaxPreps (250 images))

Friday, November 22, 2013

Stonewall Jackson Advances with 2nd Round Playoff Victory over Langley (22 Nov 2013)

The Stonewall Jackson Raiders varsity football team trailed the Langley Saxons for most of the game; however, with 8:05 remaining in the 4th quarter, the Raiders took their first lead of the game, 43-42. The lead held until 3:29 when the Saxons scored a touchdown but failed to convert a two-point conversion. It took less than a minute (@ 2:35) for the Raiders to respond with a touchdown and successful two-point conversion to make the score 51-48. Given both teams had been moving the ball without problem all night, a Raiders' victory wasn't assured. Sure enough, the Saxons were able to move the ball into field goal range with less than 20 seconds left in the game. The Raiders secured their victory when the field goal went just left of the upright. (Photo galleries: DMVpix or MaxPreps)

Friday, November 15, 2013

Yorktown Advances with 1st Round Playoff Victory over Fairfax (15 Nov 2013)

The Yorktown Patriots varsity football team needed a blocked field goal and solid running between the tackles in their final drive to win their Region 6A North first-round playoff game against the visiting Fairfax Rebels by a score of 12-7. Both teams missed scoring opportunities during the game with Yorktown fumbling inside the 5-yd line in the first half, missing a field goal and having an extra point blocked. Fairfax had three turnovers (one a pick-6 near the end of the 3rd quarter for the game's first score) and a missed field goal (in addition to the block). Despite these miscues, both teams played well making for an exciting game that could have easily gone either way. In fact, the game seemed to swing in the Rebels' direction when a pass was fumbled, picked up in stride by a teammate and taken into the end zone for the Rebels' first touchdown. On their next possession the Rebels believed they had returned a punt for a touchdown, but it was negated due to a penalty. The drive instead ended in the blocked field goal, followed by Yorktown driving the ball down the field for the win. (Photo galleries: DMVpix or MaxPreps)

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Slow Start but Big Finish for DeMatha against Good Counsel (10 Nov 2013)

The DeMatha Catholic Stags beat the Our Lady of Good Counsel Falcons in a varsity football WCAC semifinal game at University of Maryland's Byrd Stadium on Sunday. The Stags were held scoreless until the end of the 3rd quarter and tied the game 8-8 on a 2-pt conversion. In the fourth quarter, the Falcons scored first but failed to convert on the point after attempt. With 6:11 remaining, the Stags pulled ahead 15-14. Both teams scored again with DeMatha forcing the game into overtime. The Stags secured the 29-28 win when the Falcons' 2-pt conversion failed. (Photo galleries: DMVpix (60+ extra photos compared to MaxPreps 250 photo limit) and MaxPreps)

Incomplete Hail Mary Ends Gonzaga's Comeback Hope Against St. John's (10 Nov 2013)

The St. John's College Cadets beat the Gonzaga College Eagles in a varsity football WCAC semifinal game at University of Maryland's Byrd Stadium on Sunday. The Eagles, who let a 2nd quarter 10-0 lead slip through their hands, had an opportunity to tie the game as the clock expired. A Hail Mary into the end zone came to rest on the chest of Eagles' #84, Luke Prominski, who was on his back on the ground. For a few seconds, the Eagles thought they had a touchdown; however, their celebration was short lived as the pass was ruled incomplete. Fortunately, the referees made the correct call as the ball hit the ground before finding its way to Luke. The final score was Cadets 17, Eagles 10. (Photo Galleries: DMVpix (100+ extra photos compared to MaxPreps 250 photo limit) or MaxPreps)

Friday, November 8, 2013

Washington-Lee Beats Rival Yorktown to Win District Title (8 Nov 2013)

The visiting Washington-Lee Generals blanked their cross-town rivals, the Yorktown Patriots, in varsity football action on Friday night at Yorktown's Greenbrier Stadium. The 10-0 victory secured the Generals first National District title since 1975. (Photo galleries: DMVpix or MaxPreps)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Lights Out for Yorktown @ Washington-Lee Freshman/JV Football (7 Nov 2013)

The Washington-Lee Generals won both games against their cross-town rival, the Yorktown Patriots. The Generals' Freshmen football team won 48-26. The Junior Varsity game was much closer. Yorktown scored on their opening drive and led going into the half on a field goal as the clock expired. The Generals scored touchdowns in both the 3rd and 4th quarters and had a 19-9 lead when the stadium lights went out with 2:19 remaining in the game.

Photo galleries:
     Freshman: DMVpix or MaxPreps
     Junior Varsity: DMVpix or MaxPreps

Saturday, November 2, 2013

WCAC Soccer Champions: Good Counsel Girls and DeMatha Boys (2 Nov 2013)

The girls varsity soccer championship game between the Bishop O'Connell Knights and Our Lady of Good Counsel Falcons was settled midway in the first half when senior Karli Cirovski's free kick was headed home by sophomore Nia Dorsey (picture).

The boys championship game also played to a 1-0 finish with the DeMatha Stags scoring seven minutes into the first half against the Gonzaga Eagles. The goal was on a direct kick by senior Arion Assue and was followed by well-orchestrated "photo" celebration (start of 16 picture sequence).

Photo galleries:
     Bishop O'Connell vs. Good Counsel Girls: DMVpix or MaxPreps
     Gonzaga vs. DeMatha Boys: DMVpix or MaxPreps

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Three Competitive Matches for South Lakes @ Yorktown Volleyball (29 Oct 2013)

The visiting South Lakes Seahawks and host Yorktown Patriots volleyball teams kept the fans on the edge of their seats all evening with each match requiring a tie-breaker set. The Seahawks' Freshman and JV teams took home wins while the Patriots' Varsity team won their final regular season game while celebrating senior night.

Photo galleries:
     Freshman: DMVpix or MaxPreps
     Junior Varsity: DMVpix or MaxPreps
     Varsity: DMVpix or MaxPreps

Bishop O'Connell Advances to Semi-Finals with Win Over Elizabeth Seton (29 Oct 2013)

The Bishop O'Connell Knights girls varsity soccer team won their WCAC quarter-final match against Elizabeth Seton by a score of 4-0. The Knights' goals were scored by Julia Phillips, Sofia Echeverria, Amanda Green and Lauren Harkes. (Photo galleries: DMVpix or MaxPreps)

Friday, October 25, 2013

Centreville Varsity Football Defeats Washington-Lee (25 Oct 2013)

The Centreville Wildcats varsity football teams remained undefeated after a Friday night victory against the Washington-Lee Generals. With the exception of a 3rd quarter touchdown for Centreville, all of the game's points came in the 1st half. The final score was Wildcats 53, Generals 7. (Photo galleries: DMVpix or MaxPreps)

Bishop O'Connell Soccer Bests Georgetown Visitation (25 Oct 2013)

The lady Bishop O'Connell Knights varsity soccer team beat the visiting Georgetown Visitation Prep Cubs by a score of 5-1 on a chilly Friday afternoon. The Knights victory was behind a solid offensive performance by #12, Alexandra Mastrota, who scored a hat trick. (Photo galleries: DMVpix or MaxPreps)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Yorktown Volleyball Bounces Back Against McLean (23 Oct 2013)

The Yorktown Patriots volleyball teams won Wednesday's matches against the McLean Highlanders. The Freshman and JV (25-20, 25-10) teams won 2-0, while the Varsity team battled for a 3-2 win (21-25, 25-18, 25-17, 22-25, 15-12).

Photo galleries:
     Junior Varsity: DMVpix or MaxPreps
     Varsity: DMVpix or MaxPreps

Monday, October 21, 2013

Langley Volleyball Sweeps Yorktown (21 Oct 2013)

The Langley Saxons won all three matches against the host Yorktown Patriots in volleyball action on Monday evening. The JV teams played a close and exciting match with the Saxons winning the tie-breaker set (24-26, 26-24 and 15-12), while the Freshman (25-20, 25-23) and Varsity (25-23, 25-15, 25-16) teams won in straight sets.

Photo galleries:
     Freshman: DMVpix or MaxPreps
     Junior Varsity: DMVpix or MaxPreps
     Varsity: DMVpix or MaxPreps

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Homecoming Victory for Yorktown vs. Wakefield Varsity Football (18 Oct 2013)

The Yorktown Patriots' varsity football team didn't disappoint the homecoming crowd in their game against the Wakefield Warriors on Friday night. The Patriots scored first and held their lead throughout the game, finishing with a score of 44-13.

On Thursday afternoon, the Patriots freshman were also victorious against the host Warriors by a score of 22-14.

Photo galleries:
     Freshman: DMVpix or MaxPreps
     Varsity: DMVpix or MaxPreps

Bishop McNamara @ Bishop O'Connell Girls Varsity Soccer (18 Oct 2013)

The lady Bishop O'Connell Knights soccer team won Friday's game against the Bishop McNamara Mustangs by a score of 3-0. The Knight's solid offensive play would have put more points on the board if not for the great defensive play by the Mustangs' goal keeper. (Photo galleries: DMVpix or MaxPreps)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Potomac School @ Bishop O'Connell Boys Varsity Soccer (16 Oct 2013)

The boys varsity soccer game between the Bishop O'Connell Knights and The Potomac School Panthers was well played and remained close. The Knights took an early lead and kept the Panthers off the board until late in the 2nd half. The final score was Knights 3, Panthers 1. (Photo galleries: DMVpix and MaxPreps)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Gonzaga Blanks Bishop O'Connell (12 Oct 2013)

The visiting Gonzaga Eagles started the varsity football game with a quick touchdown and moved the ball consistently throughout the game against the Bishop O'Connell Knights. With the Knights struggling on offense in their Saturday afternoon homecoming game, the Eagles had plenty of opportunity to score and won 31-0. (Photo galleries: DMVpix or MaxPreps)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Yorktown Volleyball Sweeps Wakefield (10 Oct 2013)

The Yorktown Patriots scored straight set victories over the host Wakefield Warriors in volleyball action on a cold, wet Thursday evening.

Photo galleries:
     Freshman: DMVpix or MaxPreps
     Junior Varsity: DMVpix only
     Varsity: DMVpix or MaxPreps

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Madison takes 2 of 3 matches from Yorktown Volleyball (8 Oct 2013)

The Madison Warhawks took 2 of 3 matches from the visiting Yorktown Patriots with the JV team winning 2-1 and the Varsity team winning 3-2. The Freshman Patriots won their match 2-0.

Photo galleries:
     Freshman: DMVpix or MaxPreps
     Junior Varsity: DMVpix only

Monday, October 7, 2013

Yorktown Field Hockey Sweeps Hayfield (7 Oct 2013)

The Yorktown Patriots field hockey teams were victorious over the visiting Hayfield Hawks on a chilly Monday evening. Final scores in favor of the Patriots were Freshman 6-0, JV 2-0 and Varsity 3-1.

Photo galleries:
     Freshman: DMVpix or MaxPreps
     Junior Varsity: DMVpix or MaxPreps
     Varsity: DMVpix or MaxPreps

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Bishop O'Connell @ DeMatha -- A Tale of Two Halves (5 Oct 2013)

The visiting Bishop O'Connell Knights were leading 14-7 at the half; however, the DeMatha Stags capitalized on several Knights' mistakes early in the 2nd half and quickly put the game out of reach with four unanswered touchdowns in the third quarter (@ 8:51, 7:33, 5:37 and 3:00). The final score was DeMatha 49, Bishop O'Connell 14. (Photo galleries: DMVpix or MaxPreps)

Friday, October 4, 2013

Stuart Raiders Fail to Retreat in Loss to Yorktown Patriots (4 Oct 2013)

The Yorktown Patriots led 42-0 at the half over the Stuart Raiders Varsity football team. If points were awarded for the Raiders Band halftime performance, it would have been a competitive 2nd half. The final score was Yorktown 42, Stuart 7. (Photo galleries: DMVpix or MaxPreps)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Yorktown and Stuart Freshman and JV Football Split Wins (3 Oct 2013)

The Yorktown Patriots hosted the Stuart Raiders on Thursday night in Freshman and JV football action. The Raiders Freshman team won 36-20 and the Patriots JV team was victorious in a 47-0 lopsided victory.

Photo galleries:
     Freshman: DMVpix or MaxPreps
     Junior Varsity: DMVpix or MaxPreps

Bishop Ireton's Prayers are Answered in 41-0 Win Over Flint Hill (3 Oct 2013)

The Bishop Ireton Cardinals ' Junior Varsity football team entered the game with an overall 2-3 record and it was clear from the start they wanted to be at 0.500 before the day was over. It took the Cardinals only 37-seconds to put their 1st of many touchdowns on the board against the visiting Flint Hill Huskies . (Photo gallery: DMVpix or MaxPreps)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Washington-Lee ends Patriots' 12 Game Win Streak (1 Oct 2013)

The Washington-Lee Generals brought a Yorktown Patriots' twelve game win streak to an end in Varsity volleyball action on Tuesday night. The Generals defeated the visiting Patriots three sets to one in front of a raucous home crowd. Each of the sets was close (26-24, 20-25, 25-22, 25-21), which added to the evening's excitement.

Earlier in the evening, the Freshman and JV teams split victories, with the Freshman Generals winning 2-1 and the JV Patriots winning 2-0 (25-14, 25-21).

Photo galleries:
     Junior Varsity: DMVpix or MaxPreps
     Varsity: DMVpix or MaxPreps

Monday, September 30, 2013

Yorktown Volleyball Soars over the Eagles (30 Sep 2013)

The visiting Yorktown Patriots brought home victories in Freshman, JV and Varsity volleyball action against the Edison Eagles on Monday night with a 2-0, 2-0 and 3-1 margin respectively.

Photo galleries:
     Freshman: DMVpix or MaxPreps
     Junior Varsity: DMVpix or MaxPreps

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Yorktown places 1st and 3rd in Jr. Volleyball Brawl II (28 Sep 2013)

The Yorktown JV and Freshman volleyball teams were 1st and 3rd place winners respectively in the Jr. Volleyball Brawl II tournament hosted by Washington-Lee on Saturday. The tournament also included teams from Thomas Jefferson, Wakefield and Washington-Lee, with the W-L Freshman team finishing in second place.

Games photographed:
     9 a.m. Yorktown JV vs Washington Lee Freshman (Photo galleries: DMVpix, MaxPreps)
    10 a.m. Yorktown Freshman vs T-J JV (Photo galleries: DMVpix, MaxPreps)
     2 p.m. Yorktown JV vs. Wakefield JV (Photo galleries: DMVpix, MaxPreps)
     3 p.m. Yorktown JV vs. Washington Lee JV (Photo galleries: DMVpix, MaxPreps)
     4 p.m. Yorktown Freshman vs. T-J Freshman (Photo galleries: DMVpix, MaxPreps)
     5 p.m. Washington Lee Freshman vs. Yorktown JV (Photo galleries: DMVpix, MaxPreps)