Sunday, May 19, 2013
Marshall falls to Langley in semifinals.
Madison High School's baseball team continued to roll Friday night as it shut out Stone Bridge High 11-0 in the Liberty District semifinals. The win (20-1) sets the Warhawks up for an appearance in the Liberty District championship game next week. Dan Powers pitched a 1-hitter to seal the victory, according to the Washington Post. Luke Belt ripped a home run. Madison will face the Langley Saxons (14-7) at 7 p.m. Monday at Madison for the championship. Madison has won seven district championships in the past 11 years. Langley beat Marshall to move on to the title game, killing the idea of a cross-town rivalry championship. The Saxons beat the Statesmen 8-7 on Friday night.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
In Annual Washington Post challenge index that ranks difficulty of high schools locally and nationally, Warhawks and Statesmen fall on regional ranking, perform better statewide.
Madison and Marshall high schools scored lower among Washington area schools on Washington Post education reporter Jay Mathews annual Challenge Index this year. Madison High School ranked 24th among D.C. area high schools this year, compared to its No.15 spot last year; Marshall High fell from No. 54 to 56. To see the full list, click here. Since 1998, Mathews has ranked Washington-area public high schools using the Challenge Index, his measure of how effectively a school prepares its students for college. The formula: Divide the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or other college-level tests a school gave by the number of graduating seniors. Also noted are the percentage of students who come from families that …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Warhawks prevails in early season match between crosstown rivals — both top teams in Virginia's Liberty District.
The defending Liberty District Champion Madison High School girls lacrosse team (4-1) entered district play Friday night with a resounding 24-10 victory over cross-town rival Marshall High School (4-3-2). Madison came out strong, with Katie Kerrigan, Kierra Sweeney (2), Melissa Kellan and Erin Callahan scoring five unanswered goals in the first few minutes of the game. After an early time out, the Statesmen, led by Coach Nicholle Depaz Clinton, regrouped and roared back to take a 9-8 halftime lead. A pep talk from Head Coach Amanda Counts at the break instilled a sense of urgency in the Warhawks, as they dominated draw control and scored 16 goals in the second half. The Warhawks were lead by senior Melissa Kellan with 7 goals and 2 assists…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Dan Hale of George Marshall High breaks down why University of Louisville will win it all.
With the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament set to start this week, some local high school basketball coaches have chimed in on their picks to win it all. After a 17-8 season that ended in the first round of the Northern Region Tournament, George Marshall High Basketball Coach Dan Hale believes the University of Louisville, Georgetown University, The Ohio State University and the University of Miami (Fla.) will reach the Final Four. Hale predicts Miami and Louisville will reach the championship with Kentucky’s other big basketball school winning it all. “Tournaments come down to matchups and going through the match ups these teams seem to have the best ones in their brackets,” Hale said. “Louisville has a great point guard, very athletic …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Kaitlin Graf was a cheerleader at Penn State.
Kaitlin Graf has been cheering since she was 5 years old. So when she saw the opening for a cheer coach at George Marshall High School, she acted quickly to take the opportunity. Graf, 23, was named the new head cheer coach at Marshall this month. The former captain of the Penn State University Mont Alto cheer squad said she will meet with the athletic director at the high school this week and hopes to hold an interest meeting sometime soon. “I’m looking forward to helping build this program,” said Graf, a fourth grade teacher at Westlawn Elementary School in Falls Church. "I was so excited when I heard I got the job." Marshall’s previous cheer coach, who had been at the helm for the last eight years, recently moved out of state. And Joe …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Chantilly High knocks Marshall out of playoffs in a 66-45 win.
Marshall High School’s playoff run has come to an end. The Statesmen lost 66-45 Monday to Chantilly High in the first round of the AAA Northern Region Tournament. The Statesmen were down 34-19 at the half and when they returned to the court for the second half, they didn’t warm up. Instead, Head Coach Dan Hale said he told his team in the locker room you can only win games you’re down in two points at a time. Senior Douglas Turpin heard Hale loud and clear and scored the first points of the second half on drive into the paint. Marshall outscored Chantilly 18-5 in the third quarter and pulled within two points of the Chargers. Hale said he was proud of his team for fighting and making it a 39-37 second half. “I was proud of my boys for …
Monday, February 18, 2013
After winning Liberty District titles Friday, Vienna teams start journey Monday in the AAA Northern Region tournament.
While some will take Monday off for Presidents' Day, members of two Vienna basketball teams will be taking the court in the first round of the Northern Region playoffs. The Madison High School girls basketball team and Marshall High School boys basketball are coming into Monday's games with some significant momentum: both won the Liberty District championship game on Friday. For the Warhawks, Friday marked the fifth such title in six years — this season, they battled for the crown without starters Megan Henshaw and Kelly Koshuta, both of whom are battling ACL injuries. And for the Statesmen, the victory — in which Marshall easily outpaced McLean 60-45 — was their first Liberty District crown in the program's history. On Monday, the …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Virginia Basketball: Madison girls, Marshall boys bring home district title Friday night.
Two of Vienna's basketball teams brought home Liberty District titles Friday night. The Madison High School girls basketball team brought home its fifth title in six years, dumping in a buzzer-beater shot from senior Megan LeDuc to beat McLean 48-46. On the other end of town, the Marshall High School boys basketball team earned its first-ever district title, also downing McLean 60-45. On the girls side, Madison started out with a steady lead, ending the half with a comfortable 10-point lead and a score of 30-20. After halftime, the McLean Highlanders stepped back into the game, outscoring the Warhawks 26-16 until the final seconds, when LeDuc saved the Warhawks from overtime by sinking a jumpshot. The team — which has been missing star …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Coming off of semifinal win over Fairfax, Statesmen squad looks to make school history against McLean.
Friday, February 15
The senior duo of Connor Barrand and Grant Leibow combined to score 34 points against Fairfax on Wednesday enroute to a 63-55 overtime victory — earning them a spot in Friday's Liberty District Championship Game against McLean. The Marshall Statesmen will attempt Friday to win their first ever Liberty District Championship. Marshall (16-7, 11-5 Liberty District) trailed from early in the second quarter until the final minutes of regulation. But Fairfax’s (11-13, 9-7 Liberty District) quest to return back to the district final for the second year in a row fell short. Barrand’s put-back basket with under a minute left in regulation tied the game at 51 all. Senior forward Doug Turpin came up with a crucial block right before the buzzer to …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Juniors designed, sold t-shirts to raise awareness about risks of disease, benefits of early detection.
A group of Marshall High School students wanted to give cancer "the boot." And thanks to their fundraising, they are once step closer to it. Marshall High School Juniors Jack Boettger, Duncan McDonald and Christie McIntyre recently presented a check for $235 to Life With Cancer, "a local, community-funded organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer by providing information, education and support," according to its website. The money was raised through the sale of tshirts, designed by the students to raise awareness about early detection. The shirts were sold in Vienna in October with the help of Vienna Youth Soccer and iCan! Help 4 Kids, which had previously partnered with VYS and Vienna …