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Welcoming the Korean Language

Welcoming the Korean Language

Nancy Nguyen, Staff Editor

October 6, 2017

With already five languages here at Lake Braddock, the students now have a sixth choice of enrolling in Korean. Started with a club sponsored by History teacher Jocelyn Cable, it is now an opportunity for students to learn the language. “We wanted to start a club here because at the time there were...

The jump from high school to college athletics and academics

by Mary Farag, Staff Writer

November 15, 2016

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...

Tennis works to stay king of the courts

The team received its state rings during halftime of the homecoming football game this past fall (top).

Ryan Mullins, Web Editor

April 13, 2015

A deep, riveting silence. A quiet tension amongst the crowd A palpable, nervous building of energy with nothing but the exchange of rackets striking a ball and the squeaking of sneakers to break it. Then, a mishit, an outcall, a cry of victory and the roar of the crowd. The 2014 LB boys’ tennis team...

Freshman holding his own on varsity

Freshman Mark Schubert gets ready to pass the ball in a game on March 24 against O’Connell.

Claire Hollinger, Staff Writer

April 13, 2015

At Lake Braddock, not very many freshman make varsity sports. However, the class of 2018 has provided the school with several impressive athletes, some of whom have participated in the varsity level of their sport. On the boys’ lacrosse team, the only freshman face is Mark Schubert. He has been playing...

Indoor track finishes up winning season

Spencer Jolley, Staff Writer

April 13, 2015

As spring sports started this year, there was one winter sport that was still competing in both states and nationals. The indoor track team, after winning the conference and regional championships for both girls and boys, was scheduled to compete at the state meet on Feb. 27 and 28. However, the snow...

Baseball gets into the swing of things

Junior Sam Quinteros pitches during a game against T.C. Williams on April 22, 2014.

Anne Merrill, Staff Writer

March 9, 2015

As the snow covering the baseball diamond starts to melt and spring sports teams begin their workouts, the baseball team is already in shape and ready for its first game. After a 12 win, 9 loss season last year, the team hopes to hit the field this year in the best form possible. “We started our...

Capturing the moment: the man behind the lens

Zelkin combined a passion for photography with his daughter Annina’s participation in multiple sports as a way to give back to the LB sports community. Although Annina           participates in track and field and field hockey, Zelkin makes an active effort to photograph as many sports as possible.

Jordan Small, Sports Editor

March 9, 2015

Looking down the sideline at any LB sporting event, a familiar face is often found. Gregg Zelkin began taking photos of LB sporting events three years ago when his daughter, junior Annina Zelkin began playing field hockey and participating in track and field. Zelkin began just shooting his daughter’s...

Clark takes over as activities director

Activities director Mike Clark will be taking the next steps forward.

Katie Karlinchak, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015

After Mark Martino retired on Dec. 29, Mike Clark took over his position as the director of student activities. He was previously the assistant director of student activities. When Martino announced that he was going to retire at the beginning of November, many were wondering who would take over his...

Corbett continues dominance in indoor track

Corbett runs in a meet at Christopher Newport University on Dec. 12 and 13.

Tom Anderson, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015

In the sports world, most teams have a star player, someone who excels and sets a great example for the rest of the squad. For the cross country team, senior Alex Corbett, who broke records and won titles on his way to earning an athletic scholarship to the University of Virginia, fit perfectly into...

Hockey puts opponents on ice

Freshman Bryson McDaniels takes a shot during a game against Yorktown on Jan. 9.

Connor O'Neill, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015

Hockey: one of the loudest, roughest and fastest-paced sports to have been played in the United States. Countless fans yell and shake the stands during games as they cheer on their favorite teams. But, if this sport is so loud and makes its appearance so apparent, then why is so little information about...

Murphy races her way into the record books

Kate Murphy runs in a race on Jan. 15 at Liberty University. Murphy has been climbing the national indoor track rankings for the past several weeks.

Katie Karlinchak, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015

Sophomore Kate Murphy has recently shot up in the ranks in cross country and track, setting new records and obtaining the status of being the 53rd fastest cross country runner in the nation. Murphy started her running career last year for LB, participating in cross country and then in indoor and outdoor...

McGrath helps Bruins nudge out Stallions

McGrath helps Bruins nudge out Stallions

Jordan Small, Sports Editor

January 18, 2015

For the first five minutes and 18 seconds of the game, South County and LB were in a tight back and forth game. But on the scoreboard it didn’t show. It wasn’t until there was two minutes and 42 seconds left in the first quarter that anyone was able to get on the board. South County took the early...