Archive: Sports

County All-Star Football Game Set For Tomorrow

The county's all-star high school football game kicks-off at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at West Springfield High School. Check out this article from today's Fairfax Extra to get the stories behind some of the players....

 

By Focus on Fairfax | June 19, 2008; 11:14 AM ET | Email a Comment

Meet The All - Extra Teams

Fairfax's best high school athletes and the coaches of the year are all profiled in today's Fairfax Extra. Click these links to learn about the best players in golf, softball, baseball, gymnastics, boys' soccer, girls' soccer, girl's tennis, boys' track and field, girls' track and field, boys' tennis, girls' lacrosse and boys' lacrosse....

 

By Focus on Fairfax | June 5, 2008; 04:10 PM ET | Email a Comment

All-Extra Athletes

The best student athletes in area schools are named in today's Fairfax Extra. Click the links to see the names in hockey, wrestling, boys' basketball, girls' basketball, boys' indoor track, girls' indoor track, boys' swimming and girls' swimming....

 

By Focus on Fairfax | April 10, 2008; 02:53 PM ET | Email a Comment

George Mason High, A Little School That Can and Does

Check out today's Varsity Letter high school sports column from the Fairfax Extra to read about Falls Church's George Mason High School, a David among other Northern Virginia Goliaths. The school's girl's basketball team is headed to the state Class A semi-finals tomorrow....

 

By Focus on Fairfax | March 13, 2008; 03:27 PM ET | Email a Comment

Langley High Senior's Paralysis Doesn't Stop Him

Today's Fairfax Extra features a cover story that introduces readers to 17-year-old Nick Cafferky, who suffered a spinal injury last summer that left him confined to a wheelchair. Despite his disability Cafferky remains dedicated to the athletic pursuits that were his focus prior to his accident. Read the article to learn how....

 

By Focus on Fairfax | February 21, 2008; 12:05 PM ET | Email a Comment

All-Extra Athletes

The best student athletes in area schools are named in today's Fairfax Extra. Click the links to see the names in field hockey, football, boys' soccer, girls' soccer, boys' cross country, girls' cross country and volleyball....

 

By Focus on Fairfax | December 20, 2007; 11:25 AM ET | Email a Comment

High School Basketball Preview

Want to know what to expect as the high school basketball season gets underway? The Fairfax Extra presents these previews of the outlook for boys' and girls' teams and players in Northern Virginia....

 

By Focus on Fairfax | December 6, 2007; 12:13 PM ET | Email a Comment

Sports: Football, Volleyball and Field Hockey

Today's Sports section has a look at all the preparation that goes into getting local high school fields ready for their Friday night games with a special focus on Robinson High. Also in today's Sports section, check out these previews of the volleyball and field hockey seasons....

 

By Focus on Fairfax | September 6, 2007; 10:31 AM ET | Email a Comment

Fairfax High School Football Preview

It's back to school and back to the gridiron for the student athletes of the county's high school football teams. The Fairfax Extra offers this preview of the upcoming season....

 

By Focus on Fairfax | August 30, 2007; 03:29 PM ET | Email a Comment

Youth Football Makes Comeback in South County

Following a disastrous end to last season amid fired coaches and the collapse of an entire league, youth football has been reborn in the southern part of the county in the form of the South County Colts. Read about the new league and the high hopes for it in today's Fairfax Extra....

 

By Focus on Fairfax | August 23, 2007; 12:03 PM ET | Email a Comment

Meet The All-Extra Teams

Fairfax's best high school athletes and the coaches of the year are all profiled in today's Fairfax Extra. Click these links to learn about the best players in golf, softball, baseball, gymnastics, boys' soccer, girls' soccer, girl's tennis, boys' track and field, girls' track and field, boys' tennis, girls' lacrosse, boys' lacrosse, and rowing....

 

By Focus on Fairfax | May 31, 2007; 12:30 PM ET | Email a Comment

Extra's Varsity Letter Salutes Sports and Moms

The Fairfax Extra's weekly sports column, Varsity Letter, this week introduces us to some mothers who go above and beyond in their support children and their school's athletic programs. Elsewhere in the Extra, check out the Virginia Notebook politics column which reports on a Democratic fundraising edge for this fall's election. Each Thursday you can find the print edition of the Fairfax Extra tucked inside the Home section of the Washington Post anywhere newspapers are sold or delivered in the county. It has regular features, recent home sales and crimes reports from your neighborhood, a monthly look at what new projects developers have in store, restaurant reviews, religion notes, volunteer opportunities, health briefs,arts and entertainment features and sports listings and stories, as well as your letters to the editor and guest opinion columns--if you write them--and much more......

 

By Focus on Fairfax | May 10, 2007; 12:38 PM ET | Email a Comment

All - Extra Winter Athletes

Who are the best of the best when it comes to winter high school sports in the county? Check out these links to read about the best in boys' and girls' indoor track. More is in the print edition of the Fairfax Extra including, basketball, hockey, wrestling and swimming....

 

By Focus on Fairfax | April 5, 2007; 05:04 PM ET | Email a Comment

Fairfax Sports in Your Extra

The lead article in today's Fairfax Extra sports package introduces us to Jennifer and Stephanie Wisniewski, twins and rival star field hockey goalies for Westfield High School's team. Now the two will continue their rivalry as the head to Radford University where they will split time at the position. Elsewhere in the Extra's sports coverage you can read about the familiarity that distance runners from rival teams enjoy as they chase over different course but against the same competitors over and over....

 

By Focus on Fairfax | March 29, 2007; 11:26 AM ET | Email a Comment

Student Artists Bring Home The Gold

Several top prizes were awarded to Fairfax student artists in the recent national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition in New York. You can read about the students work here at see it for yourself on this page, courtesy of washingtonpost.com and your Fairfax Extra....

 

By Focus on Fairfax | March 22, 2007; 02:54 PM ET | Email a Comment

Wrestling: It Isn't Just For Boys These Days

This story in the Fairfax Extra looks at the increasing number of girls on local high school wrestling teams, including at Fairfax's Robinson Secondary School....

 

By Focus on Fairfax | January 25, 2007; 03:01 PM ET | Email a Comment

Two Fairfax Teams in State Football Championships

Today's Washington Post sports section offers coverage of the Edison Eagles and the Chantilly Chargers, both of which will play in their division's state championship games this weekend....

 

By Focus on Fairfax | December 8, 2006; 10:08 AM ET | Email a Comment

UPDATE 11/13: Raptors Win Under Fired Coaches

Updated 11/13 Check this article for news about the team's win in a special game against the Gainesville Grizzlies. Originally posted 11/6 Been following the story of the South County Raptors of the Fairfax County Youth Football League? It turns out the team might get to play one final game yet. The news is here....

 

By Focus on Fairfax | November 6, 2006; 11:37 AM ET | Email a Comment

Inside Your Fairfax Extra

Did you see the nifty package of stories that marks another season of coverage of local high school sports in today's Fairfax Extra? The local sports stories are just one reason that Fairfax County residents should make the Extra a weekly part of their news reading. Your Extra has regular features, recent home sales (check out the the $old list of the highest priced homes) and crimes reports from your neighborhood, a monthly look at what new projects developers have in store, religion notes, arts and entertainment as well as your letters to the editor and guest opinion columns--if you write them--and much more. Each Thursday you can find the print edition of the Fairfax Extra tucked inside the Home section of the Washington Post anywhere newspapers are sold or delivered in the county...

 

By Focus on Fairfax | September 14, 2006; 12:36 PM ET | Email a Comment

Ethnic Tennis Groups Thrive

As this article from this week's Fairfax Extra illustrates, the sport of tennis has become widely popular in the various ethnic immigrant communities in the area....

 

By | August 10, 2006; 11:41 AM ET | Email a Comment

Fairfax's World Champion Swimmer Feels Pressure

For Kate Ziegler of Great Falls, the country's number one freestyle distance swimmer, the stresses of sudden celebrity, finishing high school, selecting a college (GMU) training, traveling and inking an endorsement deal have been taking their toll. Today's Sports section takes a look at Ziegler's reality as she faces the next stage of her swimming career....

 

By | June 5, 2006; 01:02 PM ET | Email a Comment

At Average Age 81, Miles to Go...

Six runners gather each month in Springfield for a lunch meeting to discuss races for which they are diligently training. Their average age is 81. Collectively they bring nearly half a millennium of experience to the footpaths. Read about them here....

 

By | May 8, 2006; 10:42 AM ET | Email a Comment

Fairfax: The 2006 Guide

An Introduction To The Guide Trying to make sense of Fairfax? Join our club. To help newcomers learn and old-timers discover new possibilities, here's The Guide for 2006. We know how easy it is to get confused here, because there are about a million people -- more people than seven states have -- and trying to make sense of the governing machinery can be tricky. The local governments include those of the county and two cities, the City of Fairfax and the City of Falls Church, each with its own idiosyncrasies and treasures. What you'll find in these pages is our attempt to lead you to old favorites you had not thought of for a while or to what might become favorites. There's golfing and fishing and biking and walking, just to name a few leisure pursuits. If you have students in the family, there's a place within the county...

 

By | April 28, 2006; 09:51 AM ET | Email a Comment

From the Final Four to the NFL?

Jai Lewis playing in the NCAA basketball tournament (Streeter Lecka) According to a Sports section article from today, GMU senior forward Jai Lewis is considering trading in the roundball for a shot in the NFL draft....

 

By | April 14, 2006; 03:49 PM ET | Email a Comment

Meet the All-Met Sports Stars

A special section in today's Washington Post introduces us to the best and brightest high school athletes in the metropolitan area including Fairfax County students. Check it out....

 

By | April 6, 2006; 03:44 PM ET | Email a Comment

Midnight for Green & Gold Cinderella

The George Mason University Patriots' loss in Saturday NCAA semi-final generated these Washington Post stories: Mason Out Of Magic and Mason To Sit Out Last Dance, articles about the team's 73-58 loss to Florida; and a Marc Fisher column about the team's wild ride to the Final Four and how that success might play out. Want so show pride? A welcome home celebration and parade is planned for 11:15 a.m. on April 7, right down University....

 

By | April 3, 2006; 11:55 AM ET | Email a Comment

How About This Patriot Act?

Updated 3/31Jim Larranaga's neighbors say he has always been a champion in their Oakton neighborhood according to this Metro article from today. The Sports section today takes a look at the thinking behind the recruiting the Patriots did to help land them in the Final Four and this column which profiles freshman forward Sammy Hernandez. Flipping back to today's front page, there is an article about Mason's coming task of striking a balance in its new reputation as a home to both athletic and academic stars.    Updated 3/30The excitement continues to mount. I must have counted a half dozen hastily erected "Go Mason" yard signs on my drive in to work this morning. The Washington Post's stories today include Metro's coverage of yesterday's team send-off, Marc Fisher's column about the University's status as the most diverse college in America. Sports writes about the basketball players' families and the bond...

 

By | March 30, 2006; 09:30 AM ET | Email a Comment

Patriots Players, Fans Gear Up For Wichita State

George Mason University's men's basketball team takes on the Shockers of Wichita State in their NCAA tournament round of 16 game tonight at the Verizon Center. Washington Post stories on the hoopla are here and here. Check out full coverage, including fan tension and reaction in tomorrow's Washington Post. Anybody have any guesses as to tonight's outcome?...

 

By | March 24, 2006; 12:48 PM ET | Email a Comment

GMU Basketball Bandwagon Suddenly Very Crowded

The GMU Patriots have advanced to the round of 16 in the annual NCAA basketball tournament. The Post's latest coverage of the excitement surrounding the team's first ever wins in the quest to be named the nation's best collegiate hoops squad is here and here....

 

By | March 21, 2006; 10:23 AM ET | Email a Comment

Following Fairfax County's World Champion Swimmer?

Focus on Fairfax has posted previously on Kate Ziegler, the Bishop O'Connell senior who took two gold medals at last year's World Swimming Championships. See another story in Sports in today's Post....

 

By | February 24, 2006; 11:47 AM ET | Email a Comment

Please Read: Rules Issued for Commenting on Fairfax Focus Blog

Some readers of this blog have recently raised questions about the role of The Washington Post in policing Fairfax Focus. I have deleted a few blog posts because they did not meet The Post's standards for fairness. For more clarity about how to play by the rules, Jim Brady, the executive editor of washingtonpost.com has posted a message explaining the rules for readers participating in the site's Live Online discussions, discussion forums and for posting comments on the company's blogs. The complete list of rules is here. --Steve Fehr, Fairfax Extra Editor...

 

By | February 17, 2006; 01:06 PM ET | Email a Comment

Proposal To Quiet Ballfields Killed

Updated 1/31:The bill has been killed. Originally posted 1/24:An article from this morning's Washington Post front page talks about the fallout from a local lawmaker's proposed legislation to limit the hours ballfields near residences can be used. ...

 

By | January 31, 2006; 09:30 AM ET | Email a Comment

World Champion Swimmer From Great Falls Out Of Her Depth In The Limelight

Today's Sports section has a profile of distance swimmer Kate Ziegler, 17, of Great Falls. The story details the shy Ziegler's struggles with her new-found fame since she won two gold medals at the world championships in July and her preparations for the 2008 summer Olympics....

 

By | November 30, 2005; 01:17 PM ET | Email a Comment

Parade Today in McLean Honoring Softball Champs

A parade honoring the McLean 11-12 year-old girls softball team www.mcleanll.com/ , which recently won the Little League World Series Softball Championship, will be held at 9 a.m. today....

 

By Steve Fehr | September 17, 2005; 06:22 AM ET | Email a Comment

Which High School Has Fairfax County's Best Football Team?

The Washington Post today published a special section previewing the upcoming season of high school football in the metro area. Of interest to Fairfax County fans may be the cover story on the depth of the local talent pool which includes a profile of Westfield High School senior running back Evan Royster who is poised for college stardom. ...

 

By | August 31, 2005; 09:52 AM ET | Email a Comment

 

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