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NFL Fines Players Who Wear 9/11 Cleats

Courtney Herzog, Sports Editor

September 14, 2016

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

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is known for celebrating after scoring touchdowns, but recently his antics have come under fire. (Photo courtesy of Keith Allison)

Mike Breslin

December 10, 2015

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

The Seattle Seahawks benefited from a bad call from the referees in a 2012 game against the Green Bay Packers. (Photo courtesy of Brandan Schulze)

Mike Breslin

November 10, 2015

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

Junior Jillian Creel dribbles up the field against West Potomac. (Photo courtesy of Bob Pugh)

Mike Breslin

November 2, 2015

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

(Photo courtesy of Justin Chang)

Mike Breslin and Gillian Elliott

May 15, 2015

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

Concussions, such as this one sustained by California running back Jahvid Best, have supposedly thrust the future of football into jeopardy. (Photo courtesy of John Martinez Pavliga)

Mike Breslin

April 23, 2015

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

While superstars such as Stephen Curry can be fun to watch, teamwork and fundamental college basketball is a more satisfying viewing experience. (Photo courtesy of Keith Allison)

Mike Breslin

April 10, 2015

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

Dylan Forshay (left) is in his first year as the varsity boys' soccer coach at Fairfax High School. (Photo by Stephen McCarty)

Stephen McCarty

April 10, 2015

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

Senior Tyler Barton clinches the Rebels' trip to the region semifinals with a breakaway dunk. (Photo courtesy of Phil Dolinger)

Mike Breslin

March 10, 2015

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

Kiana Sherlund believes softball is “so much more fun in high school” than on her travel team because she gets to see her teammates everyday. (Photo courtesy of Kiana Sherlund)

Mike Breslin

February 13, 2015

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

Pat Deegan is in his first season as the Fairfax girls' basketball head coach. (Photo by Anushka Annonti)

Mike Breslin

February 11, 2015

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 won the Most Valuable Player award for his performance in Super Bowl XLIX. (Photo courtesy of Keith Allison)

Mike Breslin

February 3, 2015

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 ...

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