The State of NoVa: Sports


Posted at 05:10 AM ET, 04/09/2013

Ashburn to get new baseball-soccer stadium at intersection of Route 7 and Loudoun Co. Parkway

Loudoun supervisors approve park for minor league baseball and soccer.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:10 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Ashburn, Loudoun County, Sports | Tags:  Loudoun stadium, Loudoun Hounds, Virginia Cavalry FC, Loudoun Board of Supervisors

Posted at 05:15 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Fairfax City’s Rachael Wilson smashes national record in 400 meters, eyes 2028 Olympics

She’s eight years old, and is second national youth champ from Fairfax

By Tom Jackman  |  05:15 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax City, Sports | Tags:  Rachael Wilson, Jack Wilson, Hank Wilson, Fairfax City, Va., Fairfax Police Youth Club, Rheinhardt Harrison

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/19/2013

Loudoun baseball-soccer stadium faces first big test Tuesday, both sides rallying supporters

Supporters of project and neighbors who oppose it both plan to be there

By Tom Jackman  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Ashburn, Sports, Development | Tags:  Loudoun Hounds, Virginia Cavalry, Ashburn stadium, No Stadium on 7, One Loudoun, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Va.

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 02/18/2013

VIDEO: Parkour on the George Mason campus

Freshman Omar Zaki hopes to spread interest in the activity

By Tom Jackman  |  11:31 AM ET, 02/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University, Sports | Tags:  Parkour, George Mason University

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 02/07/2013

New Loudoun pro soccer team to be called Virginia Cavalry FC

To play in Ashburn in the NASL, now a minor league

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Ashburn, Loudoun County, Sports | Tags:  Virginia Cavalry FC, Ashburn, Va., North American Soccer League, VIP Sports and Entertainment, Sporting Delgaudio

Posted at 05:08 AM ET, 02/01/2013

Fairfax County’s Matthew Poldy, 10, catches world record fish off coast of Key West

A 23-pound grouper breaks previous junior angler record by six pounds

By Tom Jackman  |  05:08 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Sports | Tags:  Matthew Poldy, fishing, black grouper, Oak Hill, Va., Greg Poldy

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 01/29/2013

Fairfax County, with Ashley Wagner win, rules U.S. figure skating championships again

And Northern Virginia has a slew of young talent close behind

By Tom Jackman  |  05:01 AM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Ashburn, Fairfax County, NoVa, Sports | Tags:  Ashley Wagner, figure skating, Fairfax County, Va., Michael Weiss, Madison Vinci, Brianna Laxson, Maria Yang, Washington Figure Skating Club, Armin Mahbanoozadeh

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/02/2013

Falls Church’s Rheinhardt Harrison is fastest distance runner in America among 8-year-olds

The 8-year-old won back-to-back national championships last month

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Falls Church, Sports | Tags:  Rheinhardt Harrison, Falls Church, Fairfax Police Youth Club, Leo Manzano, USA Track and Field, AAU, Cross Country Coaches National Youth Championship

Posted at 01:10 AM ET, 12/01/2012

A baseball-soccer stadium suddenly shifts location in Loudoun, and neighbors in Ashburn are stunned

A sudden move to One Loudoun portends trouble, residents say

By Tom Jackman  |  01:10 AM ET, 12/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Ashburn, Loudoun County, Development, Sports | Tags:  Loudoun Hounds, Loudoun stadium, One Loudoun, No Stadium On 7, VIP Sports and Entertainment, Miller & Smith, Kincora Village

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/29/2012

Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas, last race track in Northern Va., shuts ’er down

Need for speed exceeded by need for townhouses.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Manassas, Sports | Tags:  Old Dominion Speedway, Manassas, Va.

Posted at 05:37 AM ET, 11/09/2012

Loudoun County to host NASL minor league soccer

Unnamed franchise hopes to start at One Loudoun in 2014

By Tom Jackman  |  05:37 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Ashburn, Loudoun County, Sports | Tags:  Loudoun County NASL, NASL Virginia, One Loudoun, VIP Sports & Entertainment

Posted at 01:56 AM ET, 10/23/2012

Indoor cricket club opens in Sterling

Now you can practice your googlys and beamers year-round.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:56 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sterling, Loudoun County, Sports | Tags:  Indoor cricket, The Wicket Club, Fairfax Cricket Club, Neal Augenstein

Posted at 01:43 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Hey hockey fans! Prince William has high quality hockey in Capitals’ absence (but no beer) (yet)

Hockey fans can visit the newly rebuilt Prince William Ice Center in Woodbridge for junior-league play.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:43 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Woodbridge, Sports, Prince William County | Tags:  Potomac Patriots, Prince Wiliam Ice Center, NHL lockout, EJHL-South, Cross Ice Feed

Posted at 01:11 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Nationals fans on Metro head back to NoVa in large numbers after games, WMATA data shows

Analysis of WMATA data show Vienna, Arlington are popular exits.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:11 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Sports, NoVa, Vienna | Tags:  Metro, WMATA, Washington Nationals, Northern Virginia

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 09/23/2012

Kathrine Switzer, Boston Marathon pioneer, started running in Fairfax County, went to Marshall HS

At 65, the Marshall High grad is still running, advocating for women.

By Tom Jackman  |  03:35 PM ET, 09/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Sports | Tags:  Kathrine Switzer, George C. Marshall High School, Boston Marathon, women's running, Dunn Loring, Va., Fairfax County

Posted at 12:58 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Lovettsville’s Rob Jones to compete in rowing in London Paralympic games (UPDATE: Bronze medal)

The Lovettsville man teams with Oksana Masters in mixed double sculls.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:58 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lovettsville, Sports | Tags:  Rob Jones, London Paralympics, Oksana Masters

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Matt McLean and Terrence Jennings bring Olympic medals back to Northern Virginia

McLean won gold in the freestyle relay; Jennings took bronze in taekwondo.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:21 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sports, NoVa | Tags:  Matt McLean, Terrence Jennings, NoVa Olympians

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Loudoun County on verge of landing high-level minor league pro soccer franchise

The NASL team will share a proposed stadium with the minor league baseball Hounds in the proposed Kincora development in Sterling.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Sterling, Sports, Development | Tags:  Loudoun soccer, NASL, Kincora Village Center

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 07/27/2012

Northern Virginia well represented at London Olympics

Swimmer Kate Ziegler, taekwondo’s Terrence Jennings among possible medalists.

By Tom Jackman  |  02:05 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sports, NoVa | Tags:  Northern Virginia Olympians

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 07/18/2012

Former NVCC President Richard Ernst becomes senior track star, piles up medals in sprints

From acclaimed educator to sprinter of 50 meters in eight seconds or so.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:30 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Northern Virginia Community College, Sports, Springfield | Tags:  Richard Ernst, Virginia Senior Games

Posted at 04:45 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Reston’s Alan Webb takes one last shot at Olympics

He’s still the American mile record holder going into this week’s Olympic trials.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:45 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Reston, Sports | Tags:  Alan Webb, London Olympics

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 05/26/2012

Across NoVa, the crack of the bat returns

An all-wood bat youth baseball tournament raises $500,000 for pediatric cancer research.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:56 PM ET, 05/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sports, NoVa | Tags:  Rob Hahne, Kyle Hahne, Washington Nationals Memorial Day Tournament, wood bats

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Mount Vernon’s Woodlawn Stables threatened by expansion of Route 1

Traffic planners say the highway needs to be expanded, but that could cut through the heart of the historic property.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:37 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mount Vernon, Sports, Fairfax County | Tags:  Woodlawn Stables, Mount Vernon, Route 1 expansion

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 05/02/2012

NoVa ‘Girls on the Run’ learn, raise money, run more

Thousands of elementary and middle school girls are learning about life and running in a popular after-school program.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:30 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Schools, NoVa, Sports | Tags:  Girls on the Run, Kim Copenhaver, Terra Centre Elementary School, Weems Elementary School

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Terrence Jennings’ taekwondo journey: From Landmark Mall to T.C. Williams to the Olympics

Terrence Jennings has persevered, and now a fundraising effort is on to get his parents to London.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Sports | Tags:  Terrence Jennings, taekwondo

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 04/05/2012

George Mason and big-time football? Probably not

Basketball is much cheaper. For a team and a stadium in Fairfax? $200 million.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University, Sports | Tags:  George Mason football, Tom O'Connor

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 04/02/2012

Nationals Park: 60% of attendance from NoVa

The Nationals say 25 percent of fans come from Maryland, 15 percent from D.C.

By Tom Jackman  |  09:08 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sports, NoVa

Posted at 11:13 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Fred Crabtree, Vienna’s ‘Mr. Baseball,’ hangs ‘em up at 96

Besides 50 years in Vienna Little League, he acquired numerous Fairfax County parks, and he has a county park named after him.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:13 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vienna, Fairfax County, Sports | Tags:  Fred Crabtree

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Northern Virginia creating even more soccer stars

A 15-year-old from Manassas Park is being courted by the pros, and an Ashburn teen is playing in Colombia.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sports, Ashburn, Manassas Park | Tags:  Lina Granados, Herbert Mejia-Flores, Virginia

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Thomas Jefferson High to be outfitted by Under Armour?

The top-rated Fairfax County science and technology school is in second place so far in a national spirit competition to win free uniforms and gear.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Schools, Sports | Tags:  Thomas Jefferson High School, Virginia

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Redskin Rickie Harris again ruled competent for DUI trial

After one Fairfax County judge ruled that the former player was competent, the Redskins sent him to a new expert, who said he wasn’t competent. A second judge disagreed, again.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:43 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Courts, Sports | Tags:  Rickie Harris, Virginia

Posted at 06:24 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Herndon’s Scottie Reynolds still has NBA dreams

One of the greatest basketball players ever to emerge from Northern Virginia, and Villanova’s second all-time leading scorer, is bouncing around between leagues hoping for a shot at the NBA.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:24 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Herndon, Sports | Tags:  Scottie Reynolds, Virginia

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/11/2011

NoVA Wonders, new ABA team, opens here Sunday

With the NBA locked out, the ABA is the only game in town, and Northern Virginia’s got a men’s team playing in Chantilly. The home opener is Sunday.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sports, NoVa, Chantilly | Tags:  NoVA Wonders, Virginia

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 09/30/2011

NoVa Roller Derby launches Saturday in Loudoun

It’s not your father’s roller derby, but it is full contact, its skaters have cool names like Debi Does Dulles and Loudoun Dirty, and they are dedicated to helping a different charity every month.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Sterling, Sports | Tags:  NoVa Roller Derby, Virginia

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Holly Mitchell completes Ragnar Relay in memory of husband

Holly Mitchell, whose husband died during last year’s Ragnar Relay race, completed it in his memory this year, running 13 of the 200 miles.

By Megan Buerger  |  08:49 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Sports | Tags:  Holly Mitchell, Shane Mitchell, Ragnar Relay, Virginia

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 09/22/2011

One year after tragedy, Fairfax wife runs relay again

Holly Mitchell‘s husband died during last year’s Ragnar Relay. This weekend, she’ll run in his honor.

By Megan Buerger  |  11:53 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Sports | Tags:  Holly Mitchell, Shane Mitchell, Ragnar Relay, Virginia

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 09/01/2011

Ashburn becoming a hotbed of football QBs

Three high school quarterbacks in a five-mile radius in Loudoun County are rated blue-chip prospects, further burnishing Loudoun’s status as a football powerhouse.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:38 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Ashburn, Sports, Loudoun County | Tags:  Ryan Burns, Connor Jessop, Trace McSorley, Virginia

Posted at 09:06 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Fairfax taking hard look at youth sports head injuries

THE STATE OF NOVA | One Fairfax supervisor wants to educate parents about spotting and dealing with head injuries.

By Tom Jackman  |  09:06 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Sports, Schools

Posted at 12:51 AM ET, 08/08/2011

Alexandria’s Sasha DiGiulian is world champ rock climber

At 18, the Potomac School graduate won a gold medal for her overall performance in Italy, and she’s traveling the world like a rock star.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:51 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Sports | Tags:  Sasha DiGiulian, rock climbing, Virginia

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 08/01/2011

NoVa gets its own pro hoops team — the Nova Wonders

The ABA is back, with more wacky rules innovations and an expansion team that will play its games in Chantilly starting this fall.

By Tom Jackman  |  08:35 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  NoVa, Chantilly, Sports | Tags:  Nova Wonders, Virginia

Posted at 04:15 AM ET, 07/25/2011

In Haymarket, the Senators and their wood bats play ball

Haymarket has taken its team of college baseball players to heart, spurred by scrappy owners who handle everything from contracts to radio play-by-play to grilling the burgers.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:15 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Sports | Tags:  Haymarket Senators, Virginia

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Alexandria’s Liam and Eliza Malakoff dominate whitewater

The brother and sister team both had huge success at the recent national canoe and kayak team trials, but 18-year-old Liam says he thinks he’s done with the sport. Eliza, 13, carries on.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Sports | Tags:  Liam Malakoff, Eliza Malakoff, Virginia

Posted at 03:45 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Dumfries’ Ali Krieger nets World Cup game-winner

To cap off a wildly entertaining women’s World Cup game, Forest Park High School’s Ali Krieger scored the game-winning penalty kick to push the U.S. past Brazil.

By Tom Jackman  |  03:45 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dumfries, Prince William County, Sports | Tags:  Ali Krieger, Virginia

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 06/15/2011

Prince George’s studies luring Redskins from Ashburn

The Redskins have been headquartered in NoVa for 40 years. Now, Prince George’s County is making a play for the ‘Skins to relocate. Is that even a close call?

By Tom Jackman  |  05:30 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Ashburn, Sports | Tags:  Redskins relocation, Virginia

Posted at 04:45 AM ET, 06/13/2011

Alexandria boxer Tony Suggs’s amazing, heartbreaking tale

Tony Suggs was an accomplished lightweight boxer on the verge of the Olympics. Family turmoil and drugs brought him down. Now he’s trying to keep his sons from making the same mistakes.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:45 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Sports

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 06/03/2011

NoVa parks authority teaches lifeguards discredited Heimlich maneuver (UPDATE: Authority discards Heimlich)

The Heimlich maneuver, widely denounced as inappropriate for drowning victims, is still taught by one company, which trains lifeguards at five Northern Virginia waterparks.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:40 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  NoVa, Sports | Tags:  Heimlich maneuver, drowning, NVRPA, Virginia

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Arlington teen’s soccer goal is Internet sensation

Kenner Galeas, 13, scored a goal on a bicycle kick in an Arlington rec league game Sunday, and now the video is spreading all over the Internet.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:26 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Sports

Posted at 04:45 AM ET, 05/23/2011

Oakton twins come in package deal only (UPDATE: Coyers pick Villanova)

Oakton High School twins Caroline and Katherine Coyer are receiving scholarship offers for their basketball and soccer prowess, but they’ve agreed on something: They’ll only go to a school that takes them both. (UPDATE: They’ve chosen Villanova.)

By Tom Jackman  |  04:45 AM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Oakton, Sports, Schools | Tags:  Caroline Coyer, Katherine Coyer, Virginia

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/10/2011

NoVa tennis stars may be America’s future hope

American tennis fortunes are down right now, but a bevy of young players from Northern Virginia may be ready to join the pro ranks and reverse that trend.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sports | Tags:  NoVa tennis, Virginia

Posted at 04:50 AM ET, 05/10/2011

U.S. Open a driving nightmare for NoVa golf fans

NoVa golf fans will want to flock to the U.S. Open in Bethesda next month. But if they want to drive, they have to park in Gaithersburg. Ugh.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:50 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sports | Tags:  U.S. Open transportation, Virginia

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/05/2011

Gene Upshaw’s dramatic death-bed scene: The rest of the story

Court records reveal that Gene Upshaw was too weak to sign his own will before he died in 2008, that his wife underestimated his fortune by roughly $19.6 million, and other strange doings behind the scenes.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Great Falls, Sports | Tags:  Gene Upshaw, Eugene Upshaw III, Terri Upshaw, Virginia

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Former Redskin Rickie Harris: Dementia or drunk driving?

Former Redskin Rickie Harris is facing mandatory jail time for his third drunk-driving arrest in five years. His lawyer says Harris suffers from dementia from his years in the NFL. Fairfax prosecutors aren’t so sure.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:26 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Sports | Tags:  Rickie Harris, Virginia

Posted at 04:58 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Gilbert Arenas stiffed his mover, says his mover

Gilbert Arenas was traded to Orlando, but his girlfriend took his stuff, and his kids, to Los Angeles. And neither of them paid the bill for the move, the mover claims in a lawsuit.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:58 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Great Falls, Sports | Tags:  Gilbert Arenas, Laura Govan, sharks, Virginia

Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 04/03/2011

George Mason wins national championship! In cricket!

By Tom Jackman  |  07:48 PM ET, 04/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University, Sports | Tags:  George Mason University