School officially started on Tuesday for Fairfax County Public Schools students, but athletics have been in full swing since August. Here's a brief look at where the Atoms and currently stand and the upcoming games for some of the fall sports.
The Atoms are currently 5-1 this season following a 0-1 loss to Edison High School on Aug. 29. Last month during the Under the Lights Tournament, the Atoms beat Edison 4-0 and dominated their opponents, outscoring them 15-2. The girls play West Potomac High School at 7:30 p.m. at home on Wednesday.
The JV girls team is currently 2-0 following wins over Hayfield Secondary and Edison High School in August. They face West Potomac High School at 6:15 p.m. at home on Wednesday.
Colonials are 1-4-1 after beating Wakefield High School 6-0 on Aug. 27. The Colonials then lost 6-0 to Centreville on Aug. 30. They play Stuart High School tonight at 7:30 p.m. at home.
The JV girls also lost to Centreville 2-4 on Aug. 30, making them 2-2 this season. Their next game is tonight against Stuart High School at 7:30 p.m. at home.
Annandale (0-1) lost their season opener 29-19 to the Fairfax High School Rebels. On Friday, the Rebels struck first, going up 7-0 in the first quarter before the Atoms came back to tie it 7-7 in the second quarter. By halftime, the Rebels were up 14-7 and ultimately scored two additional touchdowns to give them the win. The Atoms face Lake Braddock on Friday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Jefferson (1-0) fared better in their season opener, beating Falls Church 28-12. . Next up, the Colonials face Langley High School on Friday, Sept. 7 at home at 7:30 p.m.
In college sports, the volleyball team beat Cecil (MD) College 3-0 last Saturday in its season opener. The win marks the college's first win as a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). NOVA was 13-23 last year as an independent program. The team's first home game is Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Annandale High girls varsity is 2-1 following a 3-2 win over Stuart High School. The girls beat Hayfield 3-0 and lost 2-3 to Marshall during scrimmages in August. The Atoms face Edison tonight at home at 7:15 p.m. The JV team is also 1-0 after beating Stuart 2-1. The JV team lost 0-2 to both Hayfield and Marshall in August.
Jefferson is now 3-1 following a 1-3 loss to Lake Braddock on Aug. 29. The Colonials won two scrimmages in August, beating Edison High School and Falls Church. The girls also beat Wakefield 3-0. Next up, the Colonials face Washington-Lee on Thursday at home at 7:15 p.m. The JV girls are 3-0 this season and also play Washington-Lee on Thursday at home at 6 p.m.