Shop the Spring Market to support All Night Grad on May 4 from 5:00 – 7:30 pm. The market will be held in the George Mason High School lobby, right before the school production of Hamlet.
The event is a perfect time to shop for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduation and give to the All Night Grad Celebration. Each vendor will donate at least 10% of their sales to the event.
Items available for purchase will include a variety of jewelry, gift sets, fudge, fragrances, and entertaining ideas. Snacks will be available as well.
Join the GMHS Athletics Boosters for the Mustang Lights Charity Softball Game. Local celebrities will take on the the GMHS Mustangs on April 27th from 6-9 pm at the GMHS baseball field.
The Mustangs and all area teams that use the George Mason High School baseball and softball fields need your help! Everyone loves our new lighted fields, but we still need to raise money to cover the costs. So as a fundraiser, “local celebrities” will play a battle royale softball game against select members of the GMHS Baseball and Softball teams in what is sure to be the event everyone is talking about.
“Step up to the plate” and make a donation. Bring your checkbook. No donation is too small or too large, and all donations are tax-deductible.
Join Mustang Sally, MEH Husky, TJ Tiger & Danny the Hippo at this Family Fun Event! Attendees can test their skills in a throwing, accuracy competition and win raffle prizes such as Nationals Tickets, “Throw Out the First Pitch,” GMHS Spirit Wear and more.
Dinner will be available for purchase from great local favorite restaurants.
Plus sno-cones and cotton candy while supplies last.
By John Ballou
April 3, 2013
Last weekend the George Mason High School Robotics Team lived through another intense regional competition. In the fifth week of robotics competitions, we went up against 58 other teams from as far away as Israel and Brazil, many already having won their previous regionals before arriving at this one in the DC Convention Center. Our rankings started well, but quickly dropped due to technical issues and difficult alliances with and against other teams.
Our team’s brightest moment was our last match at the end of the day on Friday. We had technical issues the first time we played and lost to the number 4 and 5 ranked teams. We re-played this match because the field control system was at fault for our loss of control. Read more
By Janice Nette
March 19, 2013
Team 1418 from George Mason High School overcame a number of early problems to make it all the way to the semi-finals at the FIRST Robotics Virginia Regional tournament in Richmond last weekend. The Drive Team maneuvered the robot to throw Frisbees into goals and climb a tower for eight matches in the preliminary rounds finishing 25th out of 65 teams.
During the finals their alliance of three teams bested the #1 seed twice in the quarter-finals to make it to the semi-final rounds where they just couldn’t quite keep up with the fast shooting #4 seed. They were scouted by other teams for the finals based on their scoring ability and their unique method of picking up discs from the floor.
FIRST Robotics is a program geared toward making a robotics game similar to a sporting event with loud cheering, music, play by play announcers, and dancing. Events are high energy in the stands and on the playing field. Every year a different game is developed and teams are given six weeks to create a new robot that can perform the tasks of the game. Read more
By STEVE BRIESE
March 8, 2013
The Floyd County girls basketball team knocked off defending champion George Mason High School today 78-67 in a hard fought battle in the VHSL Girls State A Division 2 Basketball Tournament at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. The live blog of the game appears below.
Starting 5 for the Mustangs
Floyd County Buffaloes win the tip and open the scoring with a 3.
6:49 1st quarter. Buffaloes up 4-0, Mason time out.
6:40, 1st. Katie starts Mason scoring with two in the paint. 5-2 Buffaloes.
5:42, 1st – Stephanie hits two free throws, 7-6 buffaloes.
5:21, 1st – Stephanie hits two in the paint, MASON LEADS 8-7
4:00 1st, Katie steals ball and takes it in for two, 12-7 mason
2:06, Mason leads 16-10
1:28, 1st, Stephanie hits 2+1 for 19-12 lead
end of 1st quarter, Mason leads 19-12. Good defense on both sides has led to turnovers by both teams.
6:27, 2nd – Stephanie hits transition 2+1, Mason leads 24-17
4:51, 2nd – Mason leads 24-22
4:27, 2nd, Buffaloes tie game at 24 on transition basket.
1:56, 2nd – Stephanie gets offensive board, puts it back, tied at 27.
1:02, 2nd, Stephanie another 2+1, 32-31 Buffaloes lead.
At the half, Buffaloes lead 36-31.
Internet connectivity coming and going
1:43, 3rd quarter, Mason up 46-42
End of 3rd, Mustangs lead 47-46. This is a nail-biter.
7:19, 4th period. Tied at 48!
6:47, 4th – Tied at 50.
5:27, 4th, Floyd surge, Buffaloes lead 60-51.
5:08, 4th, Stephanie hits 2 free throws. Buffaloes lead 60-53.
4:24, 4th. Buffaloes lead 63-57. Strong Buffaloe pressure defense causing Mason to struggle.
2:57, 4th, Jaya hits 3, Mason trails by 5.
1:50, 4th, Floyd scores twice, Buffaloes lead 69-60.
1:03, 4th, Ava hits 3, Mason down by 8.
0:47, 4th, Mason down by 10. Ava and Shelby foul out playing aggressive D.
Final score: Floyd County 78, George Mason 67.
On Friday March 8 at 10:30am, Falls Church Times contributor Steve Briese will ”live blog” the quarterfinal game of the VHSL Girls State A Division 2 Basketball Tournament between George Mason High School and the Floyd County Buffaloes from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Siegel Center in Richmond.
The Lady Mustangs are the defending state champions and advanced to this year’s semifinals with a 68-35 quarterfinal win over Northumberland last Saturday. Mason’s record is 24-5 on the season.
The Floyd County Buffaloes have a 26-3 record and defeated Gate City 74-46 in the quarterfinals to qualify for the semifinal. The Buffaloes last won the state championship in 2008.
Visit www.fallschurchtimes.com on Friday at 10:30am to follow the action.
Falls Church Times contributor Steve Briese live blogs the quarterfinal game of the VHSL Girls State Basketball Tournament between defending champion George Mason High School Mustangs and the Northumberland Indians, from Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax, VA.
Start time – 1pm, Saturday, March 1, 2013
Starting five for the Mustangs
6:00, 1st quarter – Jaya Chavern opens the scoring for Mason with a three. Score is 3-3.
3:00, 1st quarter – both defenses tight, Mason leads 10 -5
2:05, 1st quarter, Stephanie Cheney gets a 3 the old fashioned way, Mason leads 17-7.
End of 1st quarter, Mason leads 21-10.
4:45 2nd quarter – Julianna Rollo nails a three and Mason leads 26-15.
3:28 2nd quarter – Stephanie Cheney sinks two free throws for a 28-15 lead.
1:22 2nd quarter: Emily Lubnow scores for a 34-17 lead.
0:08, 2nd quarter: Jaya Chavern is fouled shooting a FG, makes all three shots from the charity stripe.
End of 2nd quarter: 39-17 Mason leads.
Balanced scoring in 1st half, 9 players have scored, led by Stephanie 15, Jaya 8.
7:32 3rd quarter – Ava Opens the scoring with a steal and fast break layup for a 41-17 Mason lead. Plus a GREAT ball fake.
4:30 3rd quarter – Stephanie feeds Katie Goodwin in the paint for two. 49-20 lead.
1:52 3rd quarter – Katie Goodwin scores again in the paint and Mason leads 55-24.
0:15 3rd quarter Shelby Fields hits a 2 from the baseline.
End of 3rd quarter Mason has a 29 point lead, 57-28.
7:19 4th quarter – Stephanie Cheney blocks another shot to continue Mason’s dominance under the basket.
4:40, 4th quarter – Ava feeds Emily Lubnow for a another 2 in the paint. Mason 64, Northumberland 31.
2:30, 4th quarter. Mason leads 66-32 on a Jaya feed to Emily on the baseline.
FINAL: Mustangs 68, Indians 35
Stephanie 25 points
The Lady Mustangs will play again next Friday morning at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond in the VHSL State Championship Final Four. Their opponent will be determined by other quarterfinal play this weekend. The winner of Friday’s semifinal game will move on to the State Championship match on Saturday, March 9 at VCU.
This year’s Byrd Feeder fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 20 from 4:00 to 7:00 at Clare & Don’s Beach Shack. The event will feature music and a silent auction, and proceeds go to support the all-night graduation party for the seniors at George Mason High School.
Beach Shack owners David and Rebecca Tax continue to be generous sponsors of the event. April is a great time of year for friends and relatives to visit Falls Church! Save the date and invite them all!