Tuesday, May 7, 2013
She started playing basketball when she was 60.
You might call Jackie Stephens a late bloomer. The 76-year-old Fairfax Station resident started playing basketball when she was 60 years old, and on Monday, she was awarded the Personal Best Award by the National Senior Games Association. “Jackie exemplifies NSGA's definition of personal best as the ongoing journey to achieve your best by overcoming obstacles, meeting life's challenges and inspiring others to be fit and active,” said Marc Riker, NSGA's CEO. The award was presented at the opening ceremony of the DC Senior Games on Monday, at The Howard Theatre. Stephens is a member of the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics Committee and plays basketball with NOVA United Senior Women’s Basketball. She will also compete in July at the …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday could affect security measures at DC-area races.
The explosions that killed three and injured more than 100 people at the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon could have implications for DC's Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) in October. For now the MCM team is focused on supporting Boston organizers in any way they can. "I really can't tell you at this time what we're planning or doing until I get together with our staff," Tami Faram, a spokesperson for MCM, told Patch in a phone interview. Faram is in Boston supporting the communications and marketing team for the Boston race; the security team for MCM is located in Quantico, Va. "Right now we really just want to concentrate on supporting our friends here in Boston," said Faram. The Marine Corps Marathon responded to the incident in Boston in a …
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. 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: Interested in watching with other sports junkies? Here are some great places to watch the games in the Fairfax Station-area: Who do you have picked to win the 2013 NCAA Tournament? Where are you going to watch? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Louisville, Wichita State, Michigan and Syracuse go for the title. Here's where to watch.
Finally, the NCAA Final Four is here. 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 Fairfax Station and within reasonable driving distance, so you can watch the tournament with other March Madness junkies: Have other suggestions? Tell us in the comments.
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Thursday, March 28, 2013
Where to watch in Fairfax Station.
Finally, NCAA March Madness continues with the Sweet Sixteen lineup ready to take to the courts and give us back our basektball. The East Region’s top four seeds—No. 1 Indiana, No. 2 Miami, No. 3 Marquette and No. 4 Syracuse—all advanced to the Sweet Sixteen with wins over the weekend. (UPDATES) Final: Marquette 71, Miami 61 Final: Ohio State 73, Arizona 70 Thursday’s March Madness doubleheader begins at 7:15 p.m. when No. 3-seed Marquette meets No. 2-seed Miami. Ohio State was playing Arizona, Syracuse takes on top-seeded Indiana and Witchita State meets La Salle. Full television schedule of 2013 NCAA March Madness. Thursday’s winners will play at noon Saturday, March 30, at Verizon Center for a spot in the Final Four, which will be held …
Monday, March 25, 2013
George Allen traveled to his father's hometown in Michigan last week for a special "Hometown Hall of Famer" ceremony.
St. Clair Shores, Michigan: Former Virginia governor and U.S. Sen. George Allen has largely stayed out of the spotlight since his unsuccessful bid to retake his U.S. Senate seat, but the Republican traveled to Michigan last week in a ceremony to honor his late father, who coached the Washington Redskins from 1971 to 1977. The Pro Football Hall of Fame traveled to Lake Shore High School in St. Clair Shores, Mich. last week to honor Allen's father and namesake, George Allen, a Shorian and Hall of Fame member. The ceremony was part of a national Hometown Hall of Famers program sponsored by Allstate Insurance, which honors members of the Hall of Fame in their hometowns. Former Sen. and Gov. George Allen represented the family at a ceremony in …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Bracketology strategy, the NIT, favorites to win and the NCAA East Regionals at Verizon Center in DC.
There's increasing debate over whether March Madness makes office workers more or less productive, but it starts this week either way. March Madness 2013 first-round games started Tuesday and the tournament doesn’t end until the final buzzer of the last game on Monday, April 8. Here in Virginia, a number of men’s college basketball teams are “in the dance” – Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Liberty University, James Madison University (JMU) and, in DC, Georgetown. Here’s the official NCAA 2013 tournament bracket. What's your bracketology strategy? According to CBSSports.com, "There is no exact science to filling out a bracket. So much ends up being a result of gut feeling, intuition (male or female) and good, old fashioned luck." A…
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The Cavaliers won 67-49
W.T. Woodson beat South County 67-49 on Friday night, knocking the Stallions out of the Northern Region tournament and ending their season. Woodson faced Wakefield in the championship game on Saturday. South County (7-15 in the regular season) won four out of the last five playoff games. Game Breakdown:
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The induction ceremony will be held March 10 in Chantilly.
After 40 years of athletic excellence, the Robinson Secondary School Athletic Department has announced the induction of the first class of the newly established Robinson Athletic Hall of Fame. The first class to be inducted includes athletes who have graduated or moved on for 15 years, retired coaches and certain state championship teams. This inaugural class will be inducted over two ceremonies, the first of which will be held on March 10, at 6 p.m. at the Paradise Springs Winery in Clifton. Inductees at this ceremony include: Are you following us on Facebook? Twitter? The remaining members of the inaugural Hall of Fame class who will be inducted in a ceremony later this year, include: Buy tickets for the March 10 event here.