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LB soccer star chases chance at Colombian national team

LB soccer star chases chance at Colombian national team

Ellie Weber, Staff Writer

February 7, 2016


Filed under Profile, Showcase, Sports

While most students are spending this week redirecting their sleeping schedules and trudging through their first classes back since the storm, sophomore Maria Pareja has traveled to Bogotá, Colombia. There, she’ll be playing soccer in front of some of the nation’s best coaches, in hopes to earn ...

Super Bowl 50 Preview

Super Bowl 50 Preview

Ian Bivona, Sports Editor

February 7, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As the NFL season comes to a close, the 17-1 Carolina Panthers will face the 16-4 Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl on Feb. 7th, in Santa Clara, California. After defeating the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game, the Broncos are headed to their second Super Bowl in three years, with...

On Senior Night, girls’ basketball unable to get past Annandale

On Senior Night, girls’ basketball unable to get past Annandale

Jordan Small, Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The girls’ basketball team struggled again on Friday night, falling to Annandale for the first time since Jan. 24 of 2014. Juniors Bailey Edwards and Kate Esper lead the team in points once again, scoring 13 and 11 points respectively. The contributions from the two captains proved to not be enoug...

Special Olympics basketball comes to LB

Special Olympics basketball comes to LB

Megan Cantwell, Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

After attending a Special Olympics basketball game at Robinson Secondary School, junior Jamie Hunstad was inspired to start a club at LB. Beginning this weekend, students who are part of the special education program at LB will be able to participate on the team, and the rest of LB’s students will be...

Girls’ basketball falls to West Potomac

Girls’ basketball falls to West Potomac

Jordan Small, Editor in Chief

February 3, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The girls’ basketball team’s struggles against conference opponents continued Tuesday night. Playing their second game in as many days, the Bruins fell to West Potomac 47-38, bringing them to 7-9 on the season. Juniors Bailey Edwards and Kate Esper carried the load for LB, scoring 11 and 20 respe...

After two weeks off, girls’ basketball struggle against TC Williams

After two weeks off, girls’ basketball struggle against TC Williams

Jordan Small, Editor in Chief

February 2, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Two weeks after the loss to West Springfield, the girls’ basketball team took the floor to face the TC Williams Titans. With a long layoff due to snow, LB was working on one day of practice to face off against one of the top teams in the Patriot Conference. The Bruins offensive woes continued on Monday...

Spartan Offense Too Much for LB to Handle in Fourth Quarter

Spartan Offense Too Much for LB to Handle in Fourth Quarter

Jordan Small, Editor-In-Chief

January 20, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Tuesday night the girls’ basketball team was attempting to do something that had not been done in the program in over 12 years. The Bruins took on neighboring West Springfield, and the game started off just as it ended. LB’s offense struggled in the first and fourth quarter, ultimately losing to t...

Girls’ basketball unable to get past first place South County

Girls’ basketball unable to get past first place South County

Jordan Small, Editor in Chief

January 17, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

For the second time in two weeks, Friday night was not kind to the girls’ basketball program. After falling to West Potomac at all three levels two weeks ago, the same thing happened against South County on Friday night. The Bruins ran into a very good South County program, who is currently tied atop the ...

Girls’ basketball completes comeback with buzzer beater

Girls’ basketball completes comeback with buzzer beater

Jordan Small, Editor-in-Chief

January 13, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With under two seconds remaining in the game, the Bruins received the ball under their own basket, down by two points. As junior Bailey Edwards looked to inbound the ball, sophomore Sydney Miller broke free at the top of the three point line and waved her hands to get Edwards’ attention. Edwards...

Boys basketball snaps losing streak with victory over Atoms

Boys basketball snaps losing streak with victory over Atoms

Brandon Pearson, Staff Writer

January 13, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Lake Braddock varsity boy’s basketball demolished Annandale during Tuesday night’s game. Senior James Butler finished with a team high 20 points. At the half, Lake Braddock was only winning by 8 points, but then they outscored Annandale 27-19 in the third quarter to propel themselves to a 20-point...

Alabama and Clemson battle it out for the National Championship

Alabama and Clemson battle it out for the National Championship

Ian Bivona, Sports Editor

January 11, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After competing all season, the College Football National Championship has finally arrived, with the game being played between #1 ranked Clemson and #2 ranked Alabama. Clemson, led by sophomore Quarterback Deshaun Watson, brings its high-powered offense to the game, which the Tigers have used to score...

Girls’ basketball unable to get past West Potomac in overtime

Girls’ basketball unable to get past West Potomac in overtime

Jordan Small, Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

11 games into the season, the girls’ basketball team was unable to find the scoring depth to pick up the win vs West Potomac. The Bruins fell to the Wolverines 38-36 in overtime, after finishing regulation all tied up at 32. Scoring depth was a real issue for the Bruins, as just two starters scored...