The Bear Facts

Season wrap up: A look back at the 2015-2016 girls’ basketball season

Season wrap up: A look back at the 2015-2016 girls’ basketball season

Jordan Small, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

This girls’ basketball season had its ups and downs. From a three game winning streak to a five game losing streak to an almost two week break due to snow, the season had it all. Through it all, the girls learned to play as a unit at the end, and stuck through a tough last three weeks. Overall, the ...

Freshman prepare for baseball tryouts

Freshman prepare for baseball tryouts

Josh Ahern, Reporter

February 24, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With baseball season approaching, many Lake Braddock players have been preparing this entire off-season just to make the team. Lake Braddock baseball is very competitive and has quite the hardware to prove it. In 2012 the team won the state title. “It will be very hard to make one of the Lak...

LB baseball works in off-season to reach states goal

LB baseball works in off-season to reach states goal

Andy Ngo, Staff Writer

February 22, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After a disappointing playoff run last year, the baseball team is trying to climb back on top. The varsity baseball team was (9-3) in their conference and (16-6) overall last year. Although they held a solid record, they weren’t satisfied with their results. They lost the first round of regionals to...

LB senior athletes officially sign commitments to play in college

LB senior athletes officially sign commitments to play in college

Ellie Weber, Staff Writer

February 21, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After months or even years of waiting, some anxious members of the class of 2016 got to make their dreams come true early this month. A handful of students who have been committed to play a sport in college got to make it official by signing their National Letter of Intent. A few students signed on Nation...

Capitals on track for possible Stanley Cup win

Capitals on track for possible Stanley Cup win

Katie Karlinchak, Sports Editor

February 20, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Washington Capitals have posted the best start to a season in their franchise history, posting a record of 42-10-4, for a total of 88 points. They have also had the best start to a season of any NHL team this year. They currently lead the NHL by eight points having played five games less than the...

Girls’ basketball falls in final regular season game

Girls’ basketball falls in final regular season game

Jordan Small, Editor in Chief

February 17, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Coming off of a big win vs. Woodson last Saturday, the girls’ basketball team hosted South County on Tuesday night. After falling to the Stallions 45-25 on the road in January, the Bruins bounced back, showing just how far they have developed in the past two weeks. LB ultimately fell to South County...

Unlikely path to hockey doesn’t stop Glenn Vega

Unlikely path to hockey doesn’t stop Glenn Vega

Ryan Mullins, Staff Writer

February 15, 2016


Filed under Profile, Showcase, Sports

Football, basketball, baseball, track and field, cross country, swim and dive, cheer, tennis. In the large, diverse culture that is LB, there exists a plethora of after-school activities, clubs and sports teams. Some of these clubs and sports are more well known than others; however, one sport that seeming...

On ALS Night, the girls’ basketball team picked up much needed win

On ALS Night, the girls’ basketball team picked up much needed win

Jordan Small, Editor in Chief

February 14, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Saturday night’s game for the Bruins was the third and final game of a big week. Hosting the Woodson Cavaliers, LB looked to pick up a much needed win in the second to last regular season game of the season. Another game with balanced scoring allowed the Bruins to get past the Cavaliers, 51-38. Fres...

Girls’ basketball unable to get past West Springfield

Girls’ basketball unable to get past West Springfield

February 13, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Friday night, the girls’ basketball team lost a close game to neighboring West Springfield. The Bruins had the lead with just over a minute remaining, but fouls at the end hurt LB. Junior point guard Bailey Edwards scored 13 points in the 49-44 loss to the Spartans. “We explained it to the g...

Girls’ basketball to host ALS Night

Girls’ basketball to host ALS Night

Jordan Small, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

On Saturday Feb. 13, the girls’ basketball program will host an ALS Night in support of the Girata family. The teams will be facing off against Woodson in the second to last game of the regular season. Throughout the night, there will be a bake sale, 50/50 raffle and other raffle prizes all to bene...

Girls’ basketball picks up win on the road vs. Mt. Vernon

Girls’ basketball picks up win on the road vs. Mt. Vernon

Jordan Small, Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The girls’ basketball team took to the road on Wednesday to face the Mt. Vernon Majors. LB used its scoring depth to get past the Majors. Six players scored points for the Bruins and they were able to go 14 for 19 from the free throw. The Bruins never gave up the lead they gained early on, and event...

Kate Murphy breaks Virginia high school record

Kate Murphy breaks Virginia high school record

Michelle Kurilla, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

A former Olympic swimmer and world record holder Mark Spitz once said, “Records were meant to be broken.” Kate Murphy, LB student-athlete, did just that. On Jan. 30, 2016, Murphy ran 4:43.87 to break the VA high school state record in the indoor mile. “Going into the race, I didn’t even ...