Georgia Mason continued its excellence in tennis by winning the Region B championship the Region B championship over Clarke County. The Annandale boys lacrosse team hosted a New York team for the weekend.
Mike Nifontoff captured the all-around title and led Lake Braddock to the Northern District gymnastics championship. The Bruins outdistanced runnerup Robinson, 114.45-110.95. West Springfield was third with 94.95 points.
Annandale easily captured the Potomac District team title with a 95.85-80.15 victory over runnerup Washington-Lee. Sergio Galvez of Washington-Lee was the all-around titlist, edging Annandale's Pat McCorry, 30.875-30.35.
Herndon utilized an outstanding team effort to capture the Great Falls District championship and overshadow another standout performance by South Lakes' Geoff Bidwell. The Hornets easily outpaced runnerup South Lakes, 123.45-102.35.
Bidwell won four events to capture the all-around as expected but was followed by Herndon teammates Dan Ryan, David Wise, Rob O'Hora and Jon Cupina. Miles Johnson also scored for Herndon in wining the vault and placing in the top five in three other events.
George Mason continued its dominance of Group A tennis with an 8-1 victory over Bull Run District rival Clarke County to win the Region B team championship. the four-time defending state champion Mustangs cruised past the Eagles in the finals after disposing of Powhatan, 9-0, in the semifinals.
In the individual competition, Mason's Chris Madison and Pat Thomas teamed to win the region's doubles title. Madison fell to Eric Olson of Riverheads in the singles championship.
Annandale hosted 30 varsity players from Midwood High in Brooklyn, N.Y. to a weekend of cultural exchange and lacrosse. The New York team arrived Friday afternoon, worked out, dined and then returned to Annandale where they were greeted by Annandale team and parents. the Midwood players spent the night at homes of Annandale players. Activities included a movie, sightseeing and an impromptu party. Saturday, the teams played and several Midwood players demonstrated outstanding skills. Robert Ezangelista and Anthony Ng eached scored three goals as Midwood scored nine in the first quarter en route to an 11-6 win. Mark Hendrickson had three goals for Annandale.
Annandale Coach Bob Leibowitz said "it was a wonderful cultural and athletic event." Both coaches agreed to schedule another event next year.
Holton Arms scored two goals in overtime to hand Robinson its first defeat of the season, 9-7. Kim Schoppa had four goals and an assist for the Rams and Heather Bayfield added two goals and two assists.
Robinson rebounded to defeat Langley, 8-3, and raise its record to 8-1. Bayfield, Laura Jakes and Julie Han all scored two goals and Nara Briscoe had one goal and two assists.