Mount Vernon High School senior girls basketball players and team managers were recognized for their contributions to the team before Tuesday night's home game against Stuart High School. The following senior managers and players were recognized at the game: Senior players: Senior Managers: Subscribe to the Mount Vernon Patch daily newsletter for Majors sports news.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
Junior set single-season rushing record in 2012.
Word spread quickly through Mount Vernon High School’s halls and classrooms last November that someone special was looking for Carlton Griffith and had a few words of advice to offer the running back. As the Majors geared up for their final game of the season against Wakefield, Griffith stood on the precipice of shattering a school record. Mount Vernon alumni and current Arizona Cardinals running back Thomas Clayton wanted to personally meet the guy who was about to break his record. What Clayton saw surprised him a little. “He looked at me, and said, ‘you?’ ” Griffith, a junior, said with a laugh. “I’m kind of small so I guess he didn’t expect that. He told me to break [the record], keep my head on straight and [he] said that I’d go far …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
2012-13 Majors look to make state tournament run
Mount Vernon had Tuesday’s game at Oakton circled on the calendar for nearly 10 months. Oakton, which captured the 2011-12 Virginia AAA state title, handed the Majors their only two losses last year. The two teams last met in February's Northern Region tournament semifinal where Oakton defeated the Majors 55-38 en route to winning the school’s first state girls’ basketball title. The Majors exacted their revenge on the Cougars on Tuesday night. “They ended our season last year,” said Mount Vernon head coach Courtney Coffer shortly after his team’s 68-52 victory. “I’m just very, very proud of everybody. We played a great game. It’s kind of scary because I don’t even think we’re playing our best basketball yet.” In an atmosphere that Coffer …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Mount Vernon hosted Chantilly in Tuesday's Northern Region opener.
UPDATE (Oct. 24, 9 a.m.): The Majors defeated Chantilly in last night's game. They will face West Springfield Friday night at MVHS. Mount Vernon field hockey (15-3-1) coach Jessica Hebel watched Chantilly play (8-9-1) in the Under the Lights tournament in late August. While the two teams didn’t square off against one another, Hebel took note of Chantilly’s strengths. The fifth-year head coach will dust off those notes Tuesday evening when Mount Vernon hosts the Chantilly Chargers in the opening round of Northern Region tournament play. “I saw that they had a really good small passing game, and that’s one of the things that our team is good at as well,” Hebel said. “I think that it will be a good game for both teams and it’ll be pretty …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Mount Vernon falls to 1-3 on the season
It took Mount Vernon’s football team longer than usual to make it back to their high school Friday night. The team’s buses idled in a nearby parking lot while head coach Barry Wells had a few words for his players well after the final whistle following their lackluster performance. Penalties, turnovers and dropped passes plagued the Majors all evening as the Washington-Lee Generals defeated Mount Vernon 40-21 on Friday, handing the Majors their third loss of the season. “We have some problems. We have systemic problems,” said Wells, Mount Vernon’s third-year head coach. “It starts with work ethic…You can only do but so much short of going on the field and playing for them. We thought that we had a solid game plan and matched up well skill …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Mount Vernon High School football coach talks goals, new approach to training for the upcoming season.
Mount Vernon High School football coach Barry Wells is about to embark on his third season coaching the Majors, and with that, has taken a new approach to training his players. In his third season of coaching, Coach Wells has found himself with a young team with 15 seniors in the mix. Coach Wells has decided to take some new approaches with his team this year, including not assigning captains for the year, but on a game-by-game basis. "I feel like there's always that chance for complacency when a guy gets selected for the year," Wells said, adding that it gives his seniors something to work hard to earn. The Majors have had five wins and five losses the last two seasons, and Wells is aiming for the Majors to break that trend and make it to…
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The Majors are getting ready for football season.
Mount Vernon High School football players are practicing twice daily in order to gear up for football season. The Majors will kick off their season with its first game against the West Potomac Wolverines on August 30 at Mount Venron High School. For more information about upcoming games, check the MVHS football schedule.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
MVHS head coach Robert Garza will be coaching at Robinson High School in the fall.
After nine years as the head boys' soccer coach at Mount Vernon High School, Robert Garza announced that he will be leaving Mount Vernon to coach the Robinson High School boys' soccer team next year. Garza attended Mount Vernon with his brother Tony. They both played soccer there, then returned to coach teams at their alma mater. The Mt. Vernon Majors peaked at No. 5 in the Washington Post’s All-Met rankings and No. 8 in the state of Virginia this past season. Both are accomplishments no other Mount Vernon soccer team has ever before achieved. Patch caught up with Robert Garza recently to discuss coaching at MVHS, and to look ahead to leading Robinson. Patch: What were some of your favorite moments of coaching at Mount Vernon? Garza: …
Monday, May 28, 2012
Robinson defeats Mount Vernon 6-5 on penalty kicks in second round of Northern Region tournament
Robert Garza received an email two weeks ago from an unlikely source. The email didn’t come from a parent, player or opposing coach, but from Garza’s high school soccer coach, Jeff Reaman. Reaman, now an assistant at Centreville High School, had a few words of encouragement for his former player turned coach whose team just won the National District championship. Reaman let Garza know just how proud of him he is and that he felt like a proud father watching his own son accomplish so much this season at Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon’s magical run came to a close last Thursday evening as Robinson defeated the Majors 6-5 in overtime of the second round of the Northern Region tournament. Garza channeled his inner Jeff Reaman when reflecting on …
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Jesse Konadu leads the way with 33 points.
When the Mount Vernon Majors hosted the Yorktown Patriots in the first week of January, both teams were an undefeated 3-0 in conference play. And while the Majors lost that match 60-51, they did so without their leader Jesse Konadu. This time around, the Majors came in one game back of a 3-way tie for first place, and Konadu came determined to put them back on top, tying his 33-point season high en route to a 77-61 victory. Yorktown came out of the gates strong, hitting 7 of their first 8 shots from the field. The Majors were able to sustain the offensive outburst due to the great play of Konadu. The 5’11’’ senior point guard scored the first 8 Major points, and 12 of their 14 in the opening quarter, which finished deadlocked. While the…