Thursday, May 16, 2013
There's still time to sign up!
The are only a few days left to sign up for the 7th Annual South County Golf Classic at the Laurel Hill Golf Club. The competition will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Thurs. May 23, 2013. It costs $150 per person to play register, and the proceeds benefit the South County High School athletic department. The price of admission also gets you: Mulligans cost $10 apiece, or $40 for five. Prizes will be handed out for a putting contest, closest to the pin and longest drive. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Turf SoCo campaign has begun.
The South County Athletic Boosters want their Stallions to play on fields that will stay green through the roughest of winters. The group, along with the South County Athletic Association, recently announced the Turf SoCo Campaign. The goal is to raise $1.3 million for two turf fields. The man-made turf fields are rubber, and, according to the Fairfax County Park Authority: The Boosters and the SCAA will hold the Turf SoCo Campaign kick-of meeting at South County High School on Tues., May 28, from 7-8 p.m. in the auditorium.
The Stallions are on their way.
The South County High School varsity boys lacrosse team (11-3) defeated Westfield 10-9 in overtime on Tuesday night in the first round of the Northern Region Boys Lacrosse Tournament. The Stallions play Langley on Friday night at home. Langley (12-6) crushed Washington-Lee 17-2 on Tuesday to advance to the second round. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! The Northern Region Boys Lacrosse Tournament Schedule (all games begin at 7 p.m.): See Virginia Boys Lacrosse: Northern Region Playoff Bracket, Full Schedule Go Stallions!
The Stallions were 17-1 this season.
The South County High School varsity softball team is entering this year's Patriot District Tournament on top. With a 17-1 record, the Stallions will play their first tournament game at home Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Should they move on, the Stallions will play Friday in the District Semifinals, followed Monday by the District finals. There is one senior on the Stallions roster this season, so expect more results from this team next season. The team will also play in the regional playoffs (all games begin at 7 p.m.): Go Stallions! Look at the clock. It's time to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
Monday, May 13, 2013
Teams compete for the 2013 Northern Region Boys Lacrosse Tournament crown this week.
Top-seeded teams from Virginia High School League's Northern Virginia districts return to the field this week to battle for the Northern Region title. The Northern Region Boys Lacrosse Tournament begins Tuesday night. Top seeds from district play host the first round. Most games begin at 7 p.m.; double-headers will feature the girls game at 5 p.m. and the boys game at 7 p.m. The playoffs are single-elimination. To find your team, click on the bracket above. Patch will be updating this article throughout the tournament. Northern Region Boys Lacrosse Tournament Schedule (all games begin at 7 p.m.): For double headers, girls will play at 5 p.m. and boys will play at 7 p.m. Admission is $7. If two teams have the same seed, the higher bracketed…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Where and when to watch.
You won't be able to catch the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center until Friday, at least, but you can watch them try to up their 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs series lead to 3-1 over the New York Rangers in and around Lorton. The Caps hold a 2-1 series lead going into Wednesday's game. SBNation has some great video highlihgts of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. They play in New York at 7:30 p.m. The game will be televised by TSN2, RDS2, NBCSN, CSN-DC and MSG. Over at SB Nation, the expert predictions on the playoffs are all over the place when it comes to the Caps and Rangers, but most agree this series will go six or even seven games. Interested in watching the game with like-minded fans? A few of bars and restaurants with big screens …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
How far will he take the Stallions?
South County High School has a new varsity basketball coach. Travis Hess, the former head coach the Langley Saxons, comes to Stallion territory with an impressive 18-3 record. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! Hess, who taught math at Langley for eight years, led Langley to four consecutive district championships and three regional final four appearances. He has been awarded the Patriot District Coach of the Year honor five times. Hess received his degree in mathematics from Bloomsburg University and his Masters in Educational Leadership from George Mason University. He has taught probability and statistics, algebra 1 and 2 and trigonometry. Good luck Coach Hess! Go Stallions!
Monday, April 8, 2013
Television schedule, odds and where you can settle in to watch.
March Madness comes to an end Monday night with Michigan and Louisville vying for the NCAA Championship. (UPDATE) Final: Louisville 82, Michigan 76 The game begins at 9:23 p.m., and the men's championship game will be televised by CBS. The Vegas line for the championship gives Louisville a 4-point edge. Here are a few places you might think about going in Lorton if you want to watch the game with a group:
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The eight courses brought in more than $10 million in revenues in fiscal year 2012.
April is the biggest month for the eight Fairfax County golf courses and with warmer weather on the horizon, county officials are expecting to see a spike in rounds played. Judy Pedersen, a spokeswoman for the Fairfax County Park Authority, said April is the traditional time when golfers start thinking about and playing more golf – both because the weather is improving and because golf becomes more visible with key national events like The Master’s. The county’s park authority operates courses in Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax Station, Oakton, Lorton, Chantilly and Clifton. According to the National Weather Service forecast, temperatures will be in the high mid 60s Sunday and by Monday, temperatures will hit the low 70s. “Last year, …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Louisville, Wichita State, Michigan and Syracuse go for the title. Here's where to watch.
The NCAA Final Four is here... Finally. The March Madness 2013 Final Four television schedule begins Saturday with a television schedule that includes Louisville v. Wichita State followed by Michigan v. Syracuse. The Vegas lines on the Final Four give Louisville a 9.5-point edge and favor Michigan by 2. Sure, your March Madness tournament brackets are probably busted, but you can still have fun with the tournament. How? Here's Charles Barkley on David Letterman discussing March Madness. And here are a few bars and restaurants with big screens in Lorton and within reasonable driving distance, so you can watch the tournament with other March Madness junkies: Have other suggestions? Tell us in the comments.