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Red Sand Project raises human trafficking awareness

Gabe Dakake, Staff Writer

May 4, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

“There are more people enslaved now than there have ever been, and we probably don’t even notice it,” teacher Paul Agner said. On April 4, 2017, the Teachers for Tomorrow group, and many other classes joined in laying red sand in all the cracks in the LB sidewalk from Door 1 to Door 14. The la...

From One to Another

Lama Khraibani, Sports Editor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

Siblings have a huge influence on each other’s lives even if they don’t realize it, and that statement comes to light especially when it comes to sports. There are many siblings here at LB that participate in the same sport, whether it’s baseball, basketball, or even swimming. Senior Jack ...

Lake Braddock Hiring New Football Coach

Lake Braddock Hiring New Football Coach

Daniel Dodson, Senior Writer

April 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

BURKE, Va- A job listing for the LB varsity head football coaching position has been posted on the official FCPS coaching page. “Yes, it has been advertised. There are two cycles with the second cycle beginning Wednesday, we will be reviewing resumes and references and we will move forward,”  Director...

Bruin Athletes Commit On National Signing Day

Bruin Athletes Commit On National Signing Day

Ian Bivona, Sports Editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Every year on the first Wednesday of February, athletes for all sports across the country announce their official commitment for NCAA athletics. This year, several LB athletes, from many different sports, announced their commitments, committing to schools all around the country. On National Signing...

New Face To Track and Field

Emily Key, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

There is a new face on the track at Lake Braddock, and her name is Coach Ivy Jordan. Jordan has previously coached Annandale High School Track, and now works here at Lake Braddock. The track season has just started, so track runners do not know much about her yet. The runners have not had a lot of time...

A New Face to the Game

Lama Khraibani, Sports Editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

The whistle blows, and girls run up and down the court, as small beads of sweat slide down their faces, striving to finish the drill in time before the buzzer goes off. It’s a different year, but the same drills for warm ups during practice or tryouts. Everything is the same—except a new face has...

Kids Who Coach

Ian Bivona, Sports Editor

January 30, 2017


Filed under Sports

While some Lake Braddock students chose to play or watch a sport, others show their love of the game in a different way: by coaching. “I chose to coach because I needed the service hours,” senior Connor O’Neill said. “And I wanted to bring together a bunch of different kids and form a team...

The jump from high school to college athletics and academics

by Mary Farag, Staff Writer

November 15, 2016


Filed under Lake Braddock, Sports

There are many great athletes here at Lake Braddock. Some are graduating this year and will continue to play in college. It would be interesting to see how senior athletes at LB will deal with playing a sport and having a lot of school work as a freshmen in college. “In the spring, I committed to play at UVA...

LB Wins Again, Routs Annandale

September 9, 2016


Filed under Sports

by Ian Bivona After winning their opening game of the year, the Lake Braddock Bruins continued Friday night by traveling to Annandale to take on the Atoms.   The Atoms, who entered the game with a 1-1 record, came off of a crushing 42-0 loss against Centreville. The team combined for less ...

Uncommon sport of choice for several LB athletes

Uncommon sport of choice for several LB athletes

Ellie Weber, Staff Writer

April 24, 2016


Filed under Sports

On a day-to-day basis, we hear stories, player profiles and score updates for the same few sports: football, basketball, baseball and hockey. Occasionally, we’ll visit a few others sports such as lacrosse, soccer, tennis or golf, but rugby is constantly left out. Rugby, at least in the United States, ...

What It Means To Love a Sport

What It Means To Love a Sport

Ryan Mullins, Staff Writer

April 17, 2016


Filed under Sports

It is not the easiest thing, making a varsity high school sports team. Particularly when it’s for one of the most popular sports in the world in a school of over 4,000 students. But for senior Alex Hughes, while he made the boys’ varsity soccer team like many others in his last year, he did it wit...

LB Softball continues with undefeated record

LB Softball continues with undefeated record

Jordan Small, Editor In Chief

April 13, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The LB softball team faced possibly its best competition on Tuesday night, beating rival South County for the fourth straight time. Behind strong at-bats from sophomores Eleanor Mataya and Ally Kurland and senior Caroline Jones, the Bruins were able to provide the defense with much needed run support. D...