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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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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...

New Concussion Prevention Techniques Ensure Football’s Future

New Concussion Prevention Techniques Ensure Football’s Future

Mike Breslin

April 23, 2015


Filed under Sports

Former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland made headlines last month when he decided to retire from the National Football League after only one season. According to ESPN, Borland cited concussions and the risk for neurological damage later in life as his reasons for retiring so early from what...

The Monthly Score

The Monthly Score

Mike Breslin

April 10, 2015


Filed under Sports

NCAA Basketball vs NBA: Teamwork and March Madness Gives College the Edge In a previous edition of The Monthly Score, I explained what made college football superior to the professional version of the sport. Similarly, in basketball, the college game provides a much higher quality of the game and view...

Q & A with Dylan Forshay

Q & A with Dylan Forshay

Stephen McCarty

April 10, 2015


Filed under Sports

As a new soccer season begins, fans, coaches and players look forward to a productive season. New FHS varsity soccer coach Dylan Forshay shared his thoughts about the upcoming varsity soccer season. Q: What are your goals for the season? A: We think we have the ability and talent to compete for a...

Fairfax Boys’ Basketball’s Extraordinary Season Ends

Fairfax Boys’ Basketball’s Extraordinary Season Ends

Mike Breslin

March 10, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Fairfax boys' basketball team's magical run through the playoffs ended on March 4 with a 57-54 loss to the Westfield Bulldogs at Robinson High School in the Virginia 6A North Region semifinals. The Rebels hung with Westfield for the entire game until the Bulldogs, who were ranked number four in...

Fairfax Student Athletes to Play at Collegiate Level

Fairfax Student Athletes to Play at Collegiate Level

Mike Breslin

February 13, 2015


Filed under Sports

Next year, several Fairfax student-athletes will compete at the collegiate level in sports including baseball, softball, cross-country and field hockey. These Rebels will be playing on teams that compete at the Division 1 all the way through the Division 3 levels. These student athletes include Alex...

Q & A with Pat Deegan

Q & A with Pat Deegan

Mike Breslin

February 11, 2015


Filed under Sports

During Pat Deegan's first year as the Fairfax High School girls' basketball coach, the team has earned a place in the Washington Post Top 20, and was runner-up in the Westfield Bulldog Bash tournament. This season's successes are only the most recent triumphs in a long career for Deegan. Deegan retired...

Tom Brady, Patriots Win Fourth Super Bowl

Tom Brady, Patriots Win Fourth Super Bowl

Mike Breslin

February 3, 2015


Filed under Sports

The New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks by a score of 28-24 in Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1, capturing the franchise's fourth championship and their first since the 2004 season. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady won the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player award for the third time in his career after he led a fourth ...

Winter Sports Preview

Winter Sports Preview

Mike Breslin and Journey Dionisio

December 12, 2014


Filed under Sports

Boys' Basketball Following a disappointing 10-13 record and a loss in the first round of the conference tournament last season, the Fairfax boys' basketball team has big goals for the new season. Senior Chance Robinson wants to win a district championship this year while also having a "fun time." ...

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