Falls Church to removes Thomas Jefferson and George Mason school names
Va. – A school board in a northern Virginia city has voted unanimously to change the names of a high school and elementary school named for founding fathers George Mason and Thomas Jefferson. The vote Tuesday by the school board in Falls Church came despite a community survey that showed broad support for keeping the names of George Mason High School and Thomas Jefferson Elementary. In the survey, just 26% thought the George Mason name should be changed, while only 23% felt that the Thomas Jefferson name should be changed. It will cost more than $100,000 to change the names, according to estimates. Mason is the city’s only public high school.
Hokies pull away from Patriots late in 77-58 road victory
FAIRFAX, Va. - Courtesy of Virginia Tech Athletics:The Virginia Tech women's basketball team raced past George Mason 77-58 Sunday afternoon at EagleBank Arena, moving to 2-0 on the young season. The Patriots were led by Jacy Bolton who scored 15 points and added five rebounds. Mason threatened in the third quarter cutting the Hokies' advantage to single digits, but could get no closer than seven points. Four different Hokies were in double figures; Sheppard (22), Rivers (16), Mabrey (11) and Cole (11). Both teams had an assist to turnover ratio of 1.0 (Virginia Tech 14-14 and George Mason 11-11).
Area Teams Claim State TItles on Finals Saturday
SW Virginia grabbed its share of VHSL State Championships on Saturday. Here's a list of results from both Radford and Lynchburg:Baseball:1A Northumberland 9 Honaker 32A Virginia High 7 Strasburg 23A Loudon Valley 9 Poqouson 14A Hanover 7 Millbrook 1Softball:1A Rappahannock 5 William Campbell 02A Page Co. 5 King William 23A Brookville 10 Turner Ashby 44A Woodgrove 24 Fauquier 1Boys Soccer:1A Galax 2 Radford 12A George Mason 4 Riverheads 13A Western Albemarle 3 Blacksburg 2 PKsGirls Soccer:2A George Mason 2 Maggie Walker 13A Blacksburg 1 Kettle Run 04A Jefferson Forest 3 Dominion 4 (3rd round of pks)Tennis:Boys 3A Hidden Valley d Blacksburg 5-2Girls 1A Radford 5 Auburn 2