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Not Looking Good For The Redskins

Christian Segovia

March 22, 2017


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The NFL Free Agency started on Mar. 7, where teams can talk to free agents about joining their teams. While Mar. 9 is when the contracts are to be released when the player joins the team. As the offseason goes on and about for NFL teams, the Washington Redskins don't seem to have things going to plan. T...

NBA Trades

Christian Segovia

March 3, 2017


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The NBA trade deadline was on Feb. 23, when NBA teams can no longer trade their players until the season is over. There were a couple important, strategic moves for teams. Let's talk about three trades that I thought were big on Feb. 23 or happened earlier that week. DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans Pelicans (Feb.19) ...

Faces of Gymnastics

Courtney Herzog, Sports Editor

February 14, 2017


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Yvett Ventura- A Sophomore How long have you been doing gymnastics? Actually, not that long. I have been tumbling for a really long time and that was where I got the idea of starting gymnastics. What made you start doing gymnastics? When I was really young I watched the Olympics and I really wanted t...

The Court Report: National Football League or No Fun League?

Courtney Herzog, Sports Editor

February 14, 2017


Filed under Professional Sports, Sports

Recently, the National Football League (NFL) has become increasingly more strict than in past years about several trifling matters. With the NFL season coming to an end, it is time to reflect on some of this season's most controversial topics: the celebration fines, the rigid uniform policy and the excessive...

Varsity Field Hockey Undefeated for the First Time in History

Varsity Field Hockey Undefeated for the First Time in History

Courtney Herzog, Sports Editor

January 31, 2017


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The FHS varsity field hockey team has had an undefeated season for the first time in the school's history. The field hockey team went on a 16-0 winning streak this season. Some of their biggest wins include the game against Battlefield with a win of 9-0 and a game against Yorktown with a win of 7-0.  ...

Marching Rebels: Work Hard, Play Hard

Courtney Herzog, Sports Editor

January 31, 2017


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The marching band at FHS is valued very highly within the student body, and students enjoy watching them perform at football games. Teddy Nguyen, a sophomore boy not in band, says, "I really enjoy watching and hearing the marching band play during football games." The marching band practices many hours over t...

Faces of Field Hockey

Faces of Field Hockey

Courtney Herzog, Sports Editor

January 31, 2017


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At FHS, the field hockey team has won the Liberty Cup for the past seven years. This year the field hockey players plan to win the cup once again and make it the "Gateway to Eight." This season will be the last season of the Liberty Cup, so the desire to win the cup is higher than ever. Of course, the...

NFL Fines Players Who Wear 9/11 Cleats

Courtney Herzog, Sports Editor

September 14, 2016


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The NFL will fine any players who wore 9/11 cleats as a tribute those who have died. Avery Williamson, the Tennessee Titan linebacker, was going to wear 9/11 tribute cleats during the game on Sept. 11. However the NFL informed him that if he wore the cleats, he would be fined. According to The Tennessean, Williamson said, "My plan was to wear these 9/1...

Celebrating in the NFL: Not That Big of a Deal

Celebrating in the NFL: Not That Big of a Deal

Mike Breslin

December 10, 2015


Filed under Professional Sports, Sports

Respect for the game is held at different levels of importance for different sports. Baseball players, for example, consider respect for the game to be of utmost importance with brawls breaking out over simple acts of staring down the pitcher or flipping one's bat after a home run. Actual large celebrations...

Lay Off the Stripes: Despite Popular Opinion, Referees Do Not Determine the Outcome of Games

Lay Off the Stripes: Despite Popular Opinion, Referees Do Not Determine the Outcome of Games

Mike Breslin

November 10, 2015


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Referees walk on eggshells for a living. They live in a world of tenths of a second where decisions to blow the whistle or throw the flag must be made in an instant. These decisions can significantly affect the outcome of the game and can bring jeers and boos from a crowd and endless analysis on SportsC...

Deivert Leads Fairfax Into Region Semifinals

Deivert Leads Fairfax Into Region Semifinals

Mike Breslin

November 2, 2015


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The Fairfax High School field hockey team advanced to the 6A Northern regional semifinals on Thursday with a 2-1 win over Herndon in a one-on-one shootout. The Rebels had advanced to the quarterfinals against Herndon with a 2-0 win over West Potomac. Against West Potomac, the Rebels dominated the Wolverines, posse...

Spring Sports Update

Spring Sports Update

Mike Breslin and Gillian Elliott

May 15, 2015


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Baseball After a hot start to the season, the Fairfax baseball team has cooled off a little bit, but still maintains a winning attitude. While the team has stumbled lately, it has not lost its confidence. "I definitely believe we can keep up the winning record this season," said junior Sam Ryan. Led...

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