Crossed Sabres

Flipping out with the gymnastics team

Gymnastics slideshow - photos by Julia Van Lare

Julia Van Lare and Kate Ford

December 7, 2017

  In the back hallways of the school near the sports trainers’ office, the girls gymnastics team practices three times a week, flipping from bars and beams to prepare for competitions. Despite being obscure and unnoticed by most, the 18 girls that participate in gymnastics say they are proud...

Marines run this city

Runners around mile 2 of the 10k race.

Kate Ford, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2017

The 42nd Marine Corps Marathon attracted over 20,000 men and women this year. Great running weather became a bit too warm as the day went on but runners of both the marathon and the newer 10k competition raced well. Athletes made their way through the 26.2 mile course in Arlington and DC, leaving th...

Frisbee team celebrates senior night

Sophomore Ethan Burka and junior Adam Edwards hold up a sign for the Frisbee team's Senior Night.

Johnston French and Will LeHardy, Staff Writer and Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2017

While students tend to come out in droves for Friday night football and basketball games, one team that doesn’t get that much attention is the school’s ultimate Frisbee team. The boys’ and girls’ teams, comprised of students from all grades, had their Senior Night on Thursday, October 19, in a c...

Yarnell goes live

Sam Yarnell gets ready to share the news on The Daily Dispatch.

Holland Forsythe, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2017

Senior Sam Yarnell has been working with the broadcast team at the school’s news show, The Daily Dispatch, since his sophomore year. He hosts his own segment, “Generally Great Athletes,” dedicated to informing students on the latest sports information every Thursday. As of last year, Yarnell has ventur...

Teeing up with golf

Senior Mac Mulock is in the zone as he find the best angle to line up the perfect shot.

Liam Holland, Sports Editor

October 24, 2017

The golf team has wrapped up their 2017 season after competing in the District and Regional tournaments. Over the course of the season, the team played at various country clubs and tournaments, finishing with a 2-4 record in regular season play and placing fifth out of six in the District tournament....

Cheer team is in full swing

Varsity cheerleader get ready for Finals.

Hannah Rosman, Managing Editor

October 20, 2017

After a long season of hard work, the varsity cheer team had their final competition on October 18. Earlier this month, the team went to Semifinals and got fourth place out of six teams.  After the semifinal competition, all the cheer teams go to Finals, but only the top four move on to Regionals. ...

The end of a good run

The end of a good run

Liam Holland & Matthew Herrity

October 20, 2017

Going into the race at Bluemont Park on October 11 the school was defending a five year championship run on the boys side and Yorktown was defending a two year championship on the girls side. The athletes stood, hands on their watches, adrenaline in their veins and listened to the announcement: ...

Varsity volleyball brings energy and teamwork to the court

Varsity volleyball players Genevieve Bernard, Kate Sheire and Hannah Demas stand at the net in between plays.

Abigail Presson, Lifestyles Editor

October 10, 2017

While participating in one of the school’s several fall sports, the girls on the varsity volleyball team are learning important life skills. Student athletes must be able to balance their athletics with their academics and work together with their teammates to bring home a victory. It is important...

Cross Country commits to winning

Cross Country commits to winning

Liam Holland, Sports editor

September 28, 2017

The runners are at their marks for a 2017 fall season as our school’s cross country running team looks forward to another fun season of beating personal records and dominating the other schools in the county. “Cross country is fun because of the camaraderie with your teammates, and because you are...

Offseason preparations: Generals ready to rumble into fall season

The varsity football team rushes the field at the fall pep rally. The team hopes to continue that success into the coming fall season with the addition of new players.

Will LeHardy, Editor-in-Chief

July 17, 2017

The varsity football team’s season this past fall culminated in the defeat of rival Yorktown High School and a spot in the Liberty Conference playoffs. With many seniors graduating this year, it is up to the returning players to lead the new team to a successful year next fall, beginning with training...

Nationals fans look forward to 2017 season

Nationals Pitcher Stephen Strasburg faces his first live batters of the spring season in West Palm Beach.

February 27, 2017

After an eventful offseason, Nationals baseball is back with some new faces on the field. Over the winter, the Nationals traded away some big names, including top pitching prospects Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez to the Chicago White Sox for center fielder Adam Eaton. The Nats have also acquired t...

Changes in the NFL Pro Bowl

Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants competes in the NFL

February 2, 2017

The National Football league Pro Bowl has recently undergone big changes after the criticism it has received over the past few years from being a slow game to avoid injury and with nothing to compete for. Since 2013, the Pro Bowl teams were picked by former NFL stars and the two teams would face off fo...

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