Tuesday, May 14, 2013
District Tournament started at Mount Vernon High School.
UPDATE: The Majors won their game Tuesday night, 23 to 2 against Falls Church High School. Way to go! --- The Mount Vernon Majors girls softball team will host the district tournament Tuesday night beginning at 6 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road. They'll be playing Falls Church High School. Go Majors! See you at the game!
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…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Woodlawn Little League kicked off its 2013 season Saturday.
The atmosphere was jubilant at McNaughton Field Saturday as Woodlawn Little League celebrated its 2013 Opening Day. More than 250 kids participated in the Opening Day celebration at McNaughton Fields in Mount Vernon. Special guest speakers included Little League District 9 administrator John Donaldson, Indiana Congressman Marlin Stutzman, and Del. Scott Surovell (D-44th District). Special guests included Good Shepherd Catholic Church Deacon Chris Ryan, Mount Vernon Varsity Baseball Coach Marshall Larkey, Mount Vernon Majors Baseball Players, Washington Mill Elementary School Choir, Mount Vernon High School ROTC, and Uncle Slam from the Potomac Nationals. Did you attend Woodlawn Little League's Opening Day? Share your photos by clicking "…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday could affect security measures at DC-area races.
The explosions that killed two and injured more than 100 people at the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon could have security implications for DC's Marine Corps Marathon in October. The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) begins on the grounds of the Pentagon and the course moves through Arlington, Va. and Washington. In 2010, the 35th annual Marine Corps Marathon had heightened security in light of a shooting at Marine Corps-related facilities earlier that year. At the time, Col. Daniel J. Choike said Marines were working with local law enforcement agencies and the FBI to ensure that "additional measures" were taken in what was already a "robust security plan." Yonathan Melaku was later charged with a shooting at the Pentagon, a Marine Corps …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The Mount Vernon Majors started their baseball season in March.
The Mount Vernon High School baseball team has gotten off to a rocky start since their season opener against Wakefield on March 19. The Majors won against Wakefield, 6-5 then lost the next four games against Hayfield (0-10), Stonewall Jackson High (2-9), Potomac High (3-12), and Annandale (1-21). The Majors won their next game against Falls Church on March 28, 8-5, and lost to Stuart (3-14) and Falls Church (8-9). Mount Vernon will take on Washington-Lee High 6 p.m. Tuesday at Quincy Park. Here's a schedule of upcoming games for Mount Vernon varsity baseball:
Friday, April 5, 2013
The eight courses brought in more than $10 million in revenues in fiscal year 2012.
April is the biggest month for the eight Fairfax County golf courses and with warmer weather on the horizon, county officials are expecting to see a spike in rounds played. Judy Pedersen, a spokeswoman for the Fairfax County Park Authority, said April is the traditional time when golfers start thinking about and playing more golf – both because the weather is improving and because golf becomes more visible with key national events like The Master’s. According to the National Weather Service forecast for Falls Church, temperatures will be in the high 50s Saturday, mid 60s Sunday and by Monday, temperatures will hit the low 70s. “Last year, April rounds accounted for about 12 percent of total play for the fiscal year,” Pedersen said. “And …
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 Greater Alexandria and within reasonable driving distance, so you can watch the tournament with other March Madness junkies: Have other suggestions? Tell us in the comments.
Saturday, March 30, 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 …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
George Allen traveled to his father's hometown in Michigan last week for a special "Hometown Hall of Famer" ceremony.
St. Clair Shores, Michigan — Former Virginia governor and senator George Allen has largely stayed out of the spotlight since his unsuccessful bid to retake his U.S. Senate seat, but he traveled to Michigan last week in a ceremony to honor his late father, who coached the Washington Redskins from 1971 to 1977. The Pro Football Hall of Fame traveled to Lake Shore High School in St. Clair Shores, Mich. last week to honor Allen's father and namesake, George Allen, a Shorian and Hall of Fame member. The ceremony was part of a national Hometown Hall of Famers program sponsored by Allstate Insurance, which honors members of the Hall of Fame in their hometowns. Former Sen. and Gov. George Allen represented the family at a ceremony in Lake Shore's …
Summer is right around the corner, and a variety of area camps offer fun and learning for kids of all ages.
Before you know it, the last bell of the 2012-2013 school year will ring and your kids will have more than two months of school-less days. To keep your kids active in sports and activities and educationally challenged during their long summer vacation, now's the time to sign up for one or more summer camps that include everything from science and sports to performing arts. Here's a quick line-up of a few area summer camps scheduled in the Greater Alexandria area: Arcadia Farm Camp This year, Arcadia Center for Sustainable Agriculture will offer its second annual Farm Camp for kids between the ages of six years old and 12 years old. Camp will run from July 8 to Aug. 2. Kids will have the opportunity to learn more about farming and food. …