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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...

New Team, New Goals

New Team, New Goals

Andy Ngo, Staff Writer

April 11, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Spring has officially started, which means the boy’s lacrosse season has also begun. The Bruins are seeking to improve after a mediocre 10-8 season in 2015. “We’re just trying to get better everyday and improve,” senior Jacob Roop said. The 2015 team was cut to a short playoff run, losi...

How a new sport changed her life: Senior Annina Zelkin

How a new sport changed her life: Senior Annina Zelkin

Ryan Mullins, Staff Writer

April 3, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

When it comes to being exposed to and getting involved in sports, the great majority of kids are given this introduction through their parents. A child’s parent could have played the sport, could be a coach for the sport or could simply be an avid fan of the sport and wish to see their child take ...

Teachers at Lake Braddock take Athletics to a new level

Teachers at Lake Braddock take Athletics to a new level

Taylor Kitchen, Staff Writer

March 20, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Teachers at Lake Braddock are not only talented runners but also participate in intense races such as ironmans, marathons and ultramarathons. Each teacher has a unique reason for pursuing athletics. Math teacher Tre Fava who makes exercise, specifically running, a priority in her life, is one such person...

Behind strong offense and shutdown pitching, softball cruises to first victory

Behind strong offense and shutdown pitching, softball cruises to first victory

Jordan Small, Editor in Chief

March 18, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

After Wednesday night’s game was cancelled due to weather, the softball team faced off against Yorktown on Thursday night in the season opener. The Bruins offense looked in midseason form by the third inning, scoring four runs in that inning alone. Behind LB’s strong offense and a dominant performa...

Local preview of March Madness

Local preview of March Madness

Thomas Anderson, News Editor

March 17, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The NCAA Tournament, or March Madness, is a festival of college basketballs’ best. In the past ten years, local schools have gone far in the tournament, with George Mason and VCU making the Final Four, in 2006 and 2011 respectively. While the Patriots missed out on the tournament this year, other loc...

Girls’ soccer drops season opener to Yorktown

Girls’ soccer drops season opener to Yorktown

Jordan Small, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The girls’ soccer team began its season last night with a 1-0 loss to Yorktown. LB and Yorktown were tied until the 35th minute, when Yorktown took the 1-0 lead. A breakdown in communication between the Bruins defense allowed for the Patriots to get a shot off, just beating junior goalkeeper Gabby...

Fogg to further faith, attend mission trip after graduation

Fogg to further faith, attend mission trip after graduation

Taylor Kitchen, Staff Writer

March 13, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In the upcoming months, senior Ben Fogg will be preparing for his mission for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—in other words, the Mormon church. Although he is unsure of where he will be just six months from now, Fogg is eager to go wherever he may be assigned. The Mormon church...

Start of March Madness sparks excitement around school

Start of March Madness sparks excitement around school

Lama Khraibani, Staff Writer

March 12, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The ball bounces up and down on the ground, and the player looks up to see 5 seconds on the clock with their team only down by 2. They are outside the 3-point line, and time is running out with the defender all over them. The player crosses the ball over, fakes a drive to trip up the defender and sho...

Breaking the “dumb jock” stereotype

Breaking the “dumb jock” stereotype

Ellie Weber, Staff Writer

March 6, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

One of the most prominent stereotypes of our generation is “the dumb jock.” Whether or not people really believe this is hard to say, but it’s made quite evident in movies, books, and TV shows about high school. This year’s baseball pitching staff disproves this stereotype, as they are all stu...

The Permanent Effects of a Concussion

The Permanent Effects of a Concussion

Lama Khraibani, Staff Writer

March 2, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

One concussion happens, and a student feels alright. Another concussion happens and they sit out a few weeks then return to play. Later on, the athlete gets a small hit to the head, and they feel dizzy and can’t function the same. After a series of concussions, a person’s brain is never the s...

The truth about concussions

The truth about concussions

Lama Khraibani, Staff Writer

March 1, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The brain, one of the most important organs in the human body, could be greatly injured with one small blow to the head. Think about it, a person is playing soccer and someone kicks the ball, and their teammate isn’t looking, so it hits them right on top of their head. They may sit out for a few minu...