Sunday, March 3, 2013
Latest win Friday over South Lake High Seahawks, 55-53.
The Manassas Stonewall Jackson girls advanced to semifinal play this weekend with the Friday win, 55-53, over South Lake High School in the a Virginia AAA state tournament quarterfinal game at Robinson High School. Even with several injured players, No. 10 Stonewall Jackson (24-3) held off the Seahawks down the stretch for the victory - the 16th straight for the Raiders. Stonewall Jackson was led by Nicole Floyd with 16 points and Amanda Hinton with 14. The Raiders will play Princess Anne in a state semifinal game Monday in Richmond. South Lakes was led by junior Abigail Rendle with 16 points.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
SJHS will play against Patriot High School on Friday.
This week will end in the "Clash of the Gods" at Stonewall Jackson High School. It's homecoming week, and the Raiders will be playing Patriot High School at 7:30 p.m. in Manassas on Friday. Here's the schedule of events this week at SJHS: At 6 p.m. on Wednedsay, there's a PowderPuff Game at the school, followed by a bonfire at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the dance will be sold at lunch until Oct. 11 for $20, tickets are sold at the door on Saturday for $40. No tickets will be sold on Oct. 12. The homecoming dance will be from 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, follow the dance dress code.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The regular season is wrapping up, and area baseball teams look for momentum heading into tournaments.
Each area baseball team played two important games last week, heading into tournament season. The Osbourn Park Yellow Jackets (OP) won both games for the week. They opened up with a game against Gar-Field, which they were able to win easily by a final score of 7-2. But the Jackets met a tougher match later in the week in the Forest Park Bruins. Still, OP was able to hang on once again as they topped Forest Park, 5-1. With the two victories, Osbourn Park now has an overall record of 14-6 to go along with a 9-3 record in the Cardinal District. The Osbourn Eagles were also hoping to build some momentum of their own before this week's tournaments. The Eagles squared off against cross-town rival Stonewall on Thursday in a district match-up. …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Local baseball teams see plenty of action this week.
The Manassas area high school baseball teams had a full slate of games this week. Osbourn and Osbourn Park each played three games, while Stonewall played two. It was a very important week for all three teams as the regular season is winding down. Each team is doing what they can to better their position in the district standings before the playoffs begin. The Osbourn Eagles began the week on a positive note as they opened up with a win against Gar-Field. The Eagles had a decent game offensively, pushing five runs across, and got a very solid performance on the pitching end. The final score of the game ended up being, 5-1. The Eagles were able to continue their winning ways in the second game of the week. It was a contest against …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Local baseball teams have winning week.
All three Manassas area high school baseball teams scored wins this week. Osbourn, Osbourn Park, and Stonewall each played twice and the teams posted a combined 5-1 record for the week. Osbourn Park was able to get back on track after hitting a brief rough patch a couple weeks ago. The Yellow Jackets began the week by beating Freedom (Prince William), 17-1. Osbourn Park dominated the entire game offensively and defensively. The second game of the week for the Yellow Jackets was against Hylton, one of the best teams in the area this year. Many believed the game would be very close and low-scoring, but the Yellow Jackets had other ideas. The team got off to a good start offensively and was able to tally eight runs against a team with …
Monday, April 23, 2012
Eagles baseball defeats top team in the district so far this season; while the Yellow Jackets of Osbourn Park suffer two losses, slipping to third place.
Baseball season is now half-way done, and things are really starting to heat up. Each of the Manassas-area teams played two games this past week and some of the results were rather surprising. Osbourn Park, who got off to a hot start, lost both of their games this past week. The first contest of the week for the Yellow Jackets was on Tuesday as they squared off against Forest Park. The Bruins have also had a solid season to this point and many were looking forward to a close and entertaining game between the two teams. Instead, it turned out to be a lopsided victory for Forest Park as they breezed past Osbourn Park with a 7-1 win. The Yellow Jackets played again on Friday night, hoping to bounce back from a frustrating loss. This time …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Osbourn Park looks like the team to beat early on in the season, winning both games played last week and bringing their overall record to 8-2.
All three Manassas-area high schools including Osbourn, Stonewall, and Osbourn Park played two baseball games this past week. The Yellow Jackets of Osbourn Park continued to stay hot, while Osbourn had an up and down week and Stonewall continued to struggle on the diamond. Stonewall opened the week with a match-up against the Battlefield Bobcats. The Raiders struggled to stay in the game as Battlefield dominated offensively. When it was all said and done, Stonewall suffered a 9-3 loss at the hands of the Bobcats. The Raiders played their second game on Friday evening against Patriot, the most recently built high school in the area. Stonewall was hoping to bounce back after a tough loss earlier in the week, but were unable to capitalize the…
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Osbourn Park players named MVPs in local tournament.
This week was spring break for all of the Manassas area schools but that didn't stop the area teams from playing plenty of baseball. Osbourn traveled to Myrtle Beach to play in a spring break tournament while Stonewall played in the "Let's Play Two" tournament along with Osbourn Park who hosts the event. The Osbourn Eagles had a solid showing in Myrtle Beach as they won two and lost two. The Eagles opened up with a win on the first day as they knocked off Nation's Ford of South Carolina by a score of 5-2. Osbourn struggled on day two of the tournament as they lost 11-8 to Watertown, New York in the first game before losing again to Ronald Regan of North Carolina by a score of 4-2. The Eagles redeemed themselves on day three though as they …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
From a new head coach to new faces, the Stonewall girls basketball team looks to keep one thing constant: their continuous level of excellence.
Despite a new coach, a new crop of faces, and the departure of last year’s seniors, the Stonewall Jackson girls basketball team is in the running to be this year's state champions. The Lady Raiders fell in last year’s state final to Princess Anne 65-39, but the lopsided loss has not deterred the girls from continuing to play with the ultimate goal of winning a state championship. Ryan Jordan is one of two seniors on the team. The power forward will be a guiding force for the Raiders. Jordan recently committed to Hampton University and looks to help the girls one up last year's team. “As a senior, I’d like to lead my team to a state championship, but in order to get to such a point, we have to emphasize team chemistry-the feeling of family…
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Joe 15 Team, created by Joe Page's mother after his death, celebrated its fourth award this week for community service.
On February 3, 2008, Joe Page was shot on a porch by uninvited guests to a Super Bowl party he was attending. He was flown to Fairfax Hospital and died four days later. His mother, Debbie Page-Maples, said that her memories of seeing Joe’s friends standing in the hallway during his time in the hospital left an impression on her. “After he died, I knew I had to do something to honor him, and all of these young people who had come into our lives,” Maples said. That summer, she started The Joe 15 Team, a community service and charity organization that gathered members at Manassas Park Middle School Tuesday night to celebrate the newest of four awards: The 2011 Virginia Education Association’s Fritz Turner Award for Human Relations and Civil …