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.
Relay for Life of Falls Church announces Ireland’s Four Provinces at 105 West Broad Street in Falls Church is hosting the Paint the Town Purple Breakfast on Saturday, April 27th from 9 am to 11 am.
Each year Relay for Life of Falls Church works with stores and restaurants in Falls Church to “Paint the Town Purple” to bring awareness of our Relay event. The participating businesses allow Relay volunteers to paint their storefront windows with large Relay logos, dates and other information in bright purple to remind the community of the Falls Church event. This year Paint the Town Purple Week is from April 27th to May 4th.
For all customers having breakfast at 4P’s from 9 am to 11 am the restaurant will donate 15% of their check to our June 1st Relay for Life event. All proceeds will help the American Cancer Society find a cure for cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Please go to the Relay website at www.fallschurchrelay.com to print a copy of the event flyer, which is required with your food order.
If you would like to volunteer or participate in Paint the Town Purple or our Relay event please contact Melissa Morse at (703) 992-9435 or email@example.com .
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.
By STEVEN BRIESE
February 26, 2013
The George Mason High School girls basketball team will continue their defense of the Division 2 State Basketball championship on Saturday. The Lady Mustangs earned a #1 seed in the quarterfinal round by defeating Clarke County in the Region B championship game on Saturday night at Eastern Menonite University in Harrisonburg.
Registration for Falls Church Kiwanis Little League baseball is now open at www.fckll.org. All boys and girls who will be ages 5-12 on April 30, 2013 and live within the boundaries designated for FCKLL may register for the Spring 2013 season and winter training.
Online registration is available. Late fees will apply as of January 16 for ages 8-12, and as of February 16 for agest 5-7. Sibling discounts are available.
Skills assessments for league ages 8 and up will be held at Timberlane Elementary on the afternoon of February 10. Contact www.fckll.org for specific times.
“Hockey Night in Falls Church” is extended to Friday February 1, when the George Mason High School club ice hockey team takes on Woodson at 6:40pm at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Ballston.
Last week’s “Hockey Night” game against O’Connell was postponed due to winter weather restrictions, so the GMHS team invites all students, parents, faculty, staff and supporters to help them raise the roof against Woodson. Please wear your school colors to support the team!