The Bear Facts

Under the lights of Thursday night, LB defense shines

Under the lights of Thursday night, LB defense shines

Jordan Small, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2015

With the fear of bad weather on Friday night, many schools in the area moved football games from Friday to Thursday. When LB took the field Thursday night to take on the Centreville Wildcats, the rain stopped just in time. LB took the an early lead when senior quarterback Kyle Edwards hit senior wide re...

Kate Murphy takes USATF Junior Outdoor Champs

Taylor Kitchen, Staff Writer

September 30, 2015

Our eyes were glued to the screen…The gun went off, and we jumped, startled. But junior Kate Murphy launched herself forward. Her teammates gathered around the television screen as we watched her every swift move. She started out under control. We were unsure if she was holding off to make a mov...

LB outlasts Wolverines

LB outlasts Wolverines

Jordan Small, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2015

As the clock hit zero Friday night, LB continued its win streak with a 24-21 victory over West Potomac. It was a pretty even first half from both sides, but the Bruins headed into the locker room at the half down 14-10 after senior kicker Nick Bruhn missed a field goal as time expired. LB came back h...

LB avenges last year’s loss, wins the Battle of Burke

LB avenges last year's loss, wins the Battle of Burke

Jordan Small, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2015

Last night, LB avenged last year's loss to Robinson by beating the Rams 21-14. LB went into the half up 21-0 thanks to touchdowns by senior wide receiver David Fofi, senior quarterback Kyle Edwards and junior running back Lamont Atkins. Robinson became the first team to score on the Bruins this season...

Preview: LB at Robinson

Preview: LB at Robinson

Claire Hollinger, Assistant Style Editor

September 18, 2015

The varsity football team faces the rival Robinson Rams tonight at Robinson. Last year, Robinson defeated LB 17-19 at LB. “We still have a bad taste in our mouth from last year, and there's definitely a lot of disrespect coming from them,” senior Johan Marin said. “We really just want to beat t...

Field Hockey suffers loss to Titans

Sophmore goalkeeper Ciara Weets clears ball.

Ian Bivona, Sports Editor

September 16, 2015

As the sun set over Richard M. Lewis Stadium, Lake Braddock Varsity Field Hockey took on the T.C. Williams Titans at home, hoping to improve its record and carry on its win streak. The game opened up as a defensive battle, each team holding it own against the other. It wasn’t until three minutes...

Bruins baseball season ends at hands of South Lakes

Thomas Kendziora, Copy Chief

May 31, 2015

There’s a reason professional baseball teams play well over 100 games in a season: a large sample size is needed to distinguish the best teams from the good teams. In a single game, a big inning at the plate or a strong outing by a starting pitcher can make all the difference. When the Lake Braddock...

Senior manager gets chance of a lifetime

Jordan Small, Sports Editor

May 6, 2015

As the boys’ lacrosse team walked out onto the field for Senior Night, everything seemed normal. A man playing a bagpipe led the team out of the locker room; a tradition that was started a few years back. The team walked out onto the field, with the seniors at the front, in what would be one of their...

Bruins sweep Spartans in rolling road rumble

Thomas Kendziora, Copy Chief

May 2, 2015

Some people like to refer to rivalry games between Lake Braddock and West Springfield the “Rolling Road Rumble.” On Friday night, there were three different such games, and although the Spartans had home-field advantage in all of them, it was LB that walked away victorious every time. Softball...

After hard-fought week, Boys’ Tennis 9-3 on season

Thomas Kendziora, Copy Chief

May 2, 2015

In case you haven’t heard, Lake Braddock boys tennis had a banner year in 2014. Not only did the team steamroll its way past opponents to a perfect 18-0 record and the Virginia 6A state championship, but it also produced the state champs and runners-up in doubles. In addition, the Washington Post named...

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...