Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Both Annandale area schools exit the Northern Region tournament with losses.
The Annandale High School boys lacrosse team fell 15-5 to Chantilly in the first round of the Virginia AAA Northern Region tournament Tuesday. With the loss, the Atoms end their season 10-8 overall. On the girls' side, the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology girls lacrosse team met a similar fate when they fell 19-18 in overtime to Yorktown. The Colonials put up a fight to end their season 10-8 overall. The Woodson High School boys and girls lacrosse teams both won in the first round of the Northern Region Tournament on Tuesday. See the Full Northern Region Boys Lacrosse Playoff Schedule and Results
Monday, May 13, 2013
Teams compete for the 2013 Northern Region Boys Lacrosse Tournament crown this week.
Top-seeded teams from Virginia High School League's Northern Virginia districts return to the field this week to battle for the Northern Region title. The Northern Region Boys Lacrosse Tournament begins Tuesday night. Top seeds from district play host the first round. Most games begin at 7 p.m.; double-headers will feature the girls game at 5 p.m. and the boys game at 7 p.m. The playoffs are single-elimination. To find your team, click on the bracket above. Patch will be updating this article throughout the tournament. Northern Region Boys Lacrosse Tournament Schedule (all games begin at 7 p.m.): For double headers, girls will play at 5 p.m. and boys will play at 7 p.m. Admission is $7. If two teams have the same seed, the higher bracketed…
Teams compete for the 2013 Northern Region Girls Lacrosse Tournament crown this week.
Top-seeded teams from Virginia High School League's Northern Virginia districts return to the field this week to battle for the Northern Region title. The Northern Region Girls Lacrosse Tournament begins Tuesday night. Top seeds from district play host the first round. Most games begin at 7 p.m.; double-headers will feature the girls game at 5 p.m. and the boys game at 7 p.m. The playoffs are single-elimination. To find your team, click on the bracket above. Patch will be updating this article throughout the tournament. Northern Region Girls Lacrosse Tournament Schedule (all games begin at 7 p.m.): For double headers, girls will play at 5 p.m. and boys will play at 7 p.m. Admission is $7. If two teams have the same seed, the higher …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Louisville, Wichita State, Michigan and Syracuse go for the title. Here's where to watch.
Finally, the NCAA Final Four. The March Madness 2013 Final Four television schedule begins Saturday with a television schedule that includes Louisville v. Wichita State followed by Michigan v. Syracuse. The Vegas lines on the Final Four give Louisville a 9.5-point edge and favor Michigan by 2. Sure, your March Madness tournament brackets are probably busted, but you can still have fun with the tournament. How? Here's Charles Barkley on David Letterman discussing March Madness. And here are a few bars and restaurants with big screens in Burke and within reasonable driving distance, so you can watch the tournament with other March Madness junkies: Have other suggestions? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, March 29, 2013
The Washington Nationals enter the 2013 Major League Baseball season as favorites to win the World Series thanks to Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and some important new additions.
Major League Baseball opens its season Sunday, March 31 and the Washington Nationals are an Opening Day favorite to win the World Series. The Nats, winners of the National League East division in 2012, begin a 2013 season heavy with expectations on Monday, April 1 when they play host to the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. • Opening Day ticket information for the Washington Nationals With the deepest pitching staff in baseball anchored by standouts Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez and Jordan Zimmermann, and a strong lineup that should be buoyed by 20-year-old prodigy Bryce Harper—the 2012 National League Rookie of the Year—entering his first full big league season, baseball experts are high on the Nats. World …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
GMU officials announced the move Monday morning.
George Mason University announced Monday that it is leaving the Colonial Athletic Association and moving to the Atlantic 10 as of July 1. “This is an exciting time for George Mason University,” said GMU President Ángel Cabrera, in a statement. “After careful consideration, we have concluded that joining the A10 is the right move at the right time for Mason.” Tom O’Connor, GMU’s assistant vice president and athletics director, said the move was due to “changes in the collegiate landscape.” “Our vision for Mason athletics is to be the best overall athletics program in the conference, with an emphasis on men’s and women’s basketball, and this perfectly aligned with the Atlantic 10’s vision and accomplishments,” O’Connor said. One of the …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Bracketology strategy, the NIT, favorites to win and the NCAA East Regionals at Verizon Center in DC.
There's increasing debate over whether March Madness makes office workers more or less productive, but it starts this week either way. March Madness 2013 first-round games started Tuesday and the tournament doesn’t end until the final buzzer of the last game on Monday, April 8. Here in Virginia, a number of men’s college basketball teams are “in the dance” – Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Liberty University, James Madison University (JMU) and, in DC, Georgetown. Here’s the official NCAA 2013 tournament bracket. What's your bracketology strategy? According to CBSSports.com, "There is no exact science to filling out a bracket. So much ends up being a result of gut feeling, intuition (male or female) and good, old fashioned luck." A…
Friday, February 15, 2013
Senate Committee Kills ‘Tebow Bill’ on Thursday night, but some Patch readers think proposal should be voted into law.
Virginia's Senate Education and Health Committee shot down a bill Thursday that would have allowed home-schooled students to participate in public schools’ sports teams. Committee members killed House Bill 1442 — also known as the “Tebow bill" — on a 7-8 vote, shelving it for the remainder of this legislative session. But should the bill have reached the full Senate floor? In a Patch blog post, Fairfax County School Board member Ryan McElveen highlighted the defeat of the bill as one of the three most important actions residents could advocate for this session as Richmond pressed on with what he called an "educational extremism." The school board voted to advocate against the proposal, McElveen wrote, "because, in short, the bill would …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Sports bars prep for Super Bowl Sunday.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Facebook data shows most Northern Virginia users are rooting for the Baltimore Ravens, switching their allegiance (temporarily) from the Washington Redskins.
It's not a surprise that most Facebook users in Northern Virginia and D.C. started the football season solidly supporting the Washington Redskins—even though many people who live here came from someplace else. "While winning seems to matter, NFL teams have local followings that are probably heavily influenced by family ties and/or where a person grew up," according to Facebook, which recently compiled data on Facebook users who are fans of an NFL team on the social network. During the regular season, Redskins fans on Facebook are likely to be friends with fans of the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants—most of those are geographically close to the D.C. area, Facebook reports. But…