Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The 4x400 meter relay team took fourth place overall.
Wednesday, February 20
(Editor's Note: This article was submitted by Mount Vernon High School girls track coach Melissa Ferry.) On Saturday at the Northern Region Championships the Mount Vernon girls track and field team advanced two individuals and one relay to the VHSL AAA State Championship next weekend. Junior Jasmine Hill broke into the top 10 in the United States with her time of 1:15.89, to be ranked tenth in the country. She was the Northern Region runner-up in the 500 meter dash, losing only to the US #1 runner by 2/10ths of a second. This performance set a new school record for a 3rd time so far this season, and ranks her now 3rd in the state of Virginia in the AAA 500 meter dash. Sophmore Alliyah Stevens took 4th place in the 55 meter hurdles to …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
This year's team is small in number, but has big goals.
The Majors gymnastics team is getting ready to kick off another season. Assistant Coach Jen Lee has coached the team for four years and hopes the team will have a strong start in their first meet on Thursday. "Our goal is to break 100 points as a team and to get an idea of where they are at in their routines, what routine requirements they need to work on to get full credit," Lee said. For five seniors, this season marks their last high school season. Seniors Franqui Pierce, Olivia Kimble, Carson Meadows, Jordan Klager, and Illissa Mejia are graduating in 2013. Olivia Kimble has been a member of the gymnastics team since her freshman year. She lives by the motto: “go hard or go home.” “I’d like to accomplish everything that I haven’t been …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Mount Vernon opens season with win over West Potomac.
Basketball is in John Wiley’s blood — literally. His father, also named John, coached at Prince George's Community College for nearly four decades. His sister, Jeri Porter, is currently the head women’s basketball coach at George Mason University. Wiley’s foray into coaching came courtesy of his father at Prince George's Community College, where he spent four years on staff. But his introduction to the sport came much earlier. “We’re a basketball family,” said the second-year head coach with a laugh. Mount Vernon tapped Wiley to replace former head coach Alfonso Smith in 2011, pulling the coach from Bowie High School. After winning eight games in his first season at the helm, Wiley’s squad is poised to make some noise in the National …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
We welcome contributions from Patch readers.
If you frequently attend your child’s soccer game, football game or cross-country meet, why not submit your photos? Patch welcomes and encourages reader contributions, and you can help spread the word about your favorite local team’s win. It’s easy to post your announcement. Here’s how: If you have any questions, feel free to email Editor Jessie Biele at Jessie.Biele@patch.com. We look forward to seeing your game day photos!
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The Majors field hockey team defeated Wakefield 6-0.
The Majors field hockey team defeated Wakefield High at its home opener on Tuesday. The senior teammates took the lead in scoring all six goals, said coach Jessica Hebel. "Ashleigh Sable had the hat trick, scoring 3 of the 6 goals. Seniors, Gabby Ocker, Jane Heller, and Tamara Warren all added a goal a piece. Senior Lizzing Sagar contributed two assists, while seniors Jane Heller and Sabrina Smith both had assists as well," Hebel said in an email to Patch. "Our team played strong defensively as well, allowing only one corner and no shots. Wakefield’s goalkeeper, Brianna Rusin, played very well (18 saves), as did their captains. Mount Vernon will travel to Stuart tomorrow (Thursday) and host a home game on Saturday vs Annandale. Our …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Majors fans can get passes to games with Athletic Booster Club membership included.
Fall sports have begun, and Majors fans will have the opportunity to purchase a silver patron pass. The pass admits passholders to all regular season home games at Mount Vernon High School. Passholders will also receive membership to the Athletic Boosters Club. The following passes are being offered: To get your pass, you can mail the attached form to the school, drop it off at the front office or student activities office, or scan and email to email@example.com.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Mount Vernon and West Potomac High students came out to show their support for their schools.
Students, parents, and athletes gathered Wednesday night in the Michael Skinner Field House at Mount Vernon High School for a community pep rally. MVHS and West Potomac High School athletes, students, and faculty members participated in games including touch football, chair races and a dance-off with both school mascots. The community pep rally began as a way to bring together the Mount Vernon and West Potomac communities, MVHS Principal Nardos King said. "We're rival schools, but we don't have to not like each other," King said. "We should be supporting each other's communities." King hopes the pep rally becomes an ongoing tradition. School starts Sep. 4 in Fairfax County. For photos from the rally, click throught the media player above.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Majors' first home game is against hometown rival West Potomac on Aug. 30.
Date Location Opponent Time August 17 Away Freedom HS 7 p.m. August 24 Away LaPlata (Maryland) 6 p.m. August 30 Home West Potomac 7:30 p.m. September 7 Home Marshall 7:30 p.m. September 14 Away Centreville 7 p.m. September 21 Away Washington-Lee 2 p.m. September 28 Home Falls Church 7:30 p.m. October 5 Away Stuart 7:30 p.m October 12 Home Hayfield 7:30 p.m. October 19 Home Edison 7:30 p.m. October 26 Away Yorktown 7:30 p.m. November 2 Away Wakefield 7:30 p.m. TBD Regionals TBD TBD Regional High Seed TBD
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tools for keeping current with your Olympic favorites.
Swimming, track and field, and gymnastics are classic Summer Olympic events. Who knew canoe and kayak, handball, and trampoline are as well? Beyond their playing surfaces, what is the difference between volleyball and beach volleyball? We’re about to find out, when the London Games begin on Friday, July 27 and end Sunday, August 12. The primary website, www.london2012.com, is the place to bookmark. Olympic Movement, NBC, ESPN and of course the BBC offer more content than you can consume. Summer Olympics assures variety with over 30 individual sports and glimpses into the preparation and endurance of the athletes who compete for their countries. 2012 marks the first fully digital Olympic games. Your SmartPhone and Tablet will let you see …