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SYC West End Rugby Going to Nationals

Both the Springfield boys’ and girls’ teams will be competing May 18-20.

Rugby in Springfield

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Men's Grey Haired Basketball League

Burke group for men in their 50s and 60s meets Sundays for camaraderie and exercise.

Grey Haired Basketball League

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Blending the Modern with the Nostalgic

Virginia Chamber Orchestra’s presents “America’s Musical Keepsakes.”

Virginia Chamber Orchestra

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Westfield Girls Varsity Falls to Oakton 54-44

The Westfield Bulldogs girls varsity basketball team traveled to Oakton to take on #11 Oakton on Jan. 27.

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Centreville Defeats Chantilly 44-41

The Centreville girls varsity basketball team won a conference game against the Chantilly Chargers in Chantilly on Jan. 24.

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Salisbury Helps Lead UA Army ROTC to Competition

South County graduate excels at the University of Alabama.

“My first year, I performed at a high level, physically; I could do more pushups and sit-ups than anyone, but tactically I was young and wasn’t up to par with them. When I heard I didn’t make the starting nine last year, it got to me. I went from being the alternate or 10th or 11th man to being one of the guys recognized for helping our team win the state competition this year.”

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Lorton Area iBOT Brainiacs Go to World Festival

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Lorton area First Lego League (FLL) team known as the iBOT Brainiacs, a team of students from Lorton Station Elementary and South County Middle Schools, coached by Carey Hancey-Shier, won top honors at the FLL Robotics State Tournament held at James Madison University.

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Lake Braddock’s Atkins Selected Virginia Player of the Year

Atkins starts classes, football practice at University of Virginia.

Lake Braddock Secondary School’s former star football player, Lamont Atkins, was announced as the 2016-2017 Gatorade Virginia Player of the Year.

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Fairfax County: Tour de Mount Vernon

Supervisor Storck leads inaugural cross-district bike ride

“I wanted to get a ride in this year,” Storck told a group of 20 to 30 riders, himself bundled up in several layers and a neon green high-visibility jacket. The objective, Storck said, was to tour some of the trails and roadways running through Mount Vernon District, and along the way discuss some of the near to distant development plans for the area.

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Lorton: Swim Teams Make Toys for Tots Splash

West Springfield High School varsity Swim & Dive teams

The South County and West Springfield High School varsity Swim & Dive teams donated gifts for the South Run RECenter Toys for Tots campaign prior to their meet against each other on Dec. 10.

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Bumped, Bruised, Better

Springfield man recovers from mid-race Ironman accident.

Bill Vitaletti of Springfield had fractured his jaw in three places, broken a bone in his eye socket, chipped a tooth and cracked two other teeth that would eventually have to be pulled. But he didn’t know any of that at the time. What he knew was he still had at least 20 miles left to bike and 26.2 miles to run before completing his first Ironman triathlon.

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Small Plates Choreography Festival Returning to Workhouse Arts Center

The Workhouse facility “supports the idea of short, small dance works presented together. It’s an intimate environment, conducive to a personal feedback experience with the audience,” said Beth Elliott of Northern Virginia Community College. Continuing its role as a locally-based incubator venue for Northern Virginia, the Workhouse Arts Center will be presenting the “Small Plates Choreography Festival.”

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From the Beginning to the End

982 participants signed up for 2016 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics.

The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics (NVSO) opened Sept. 10 and ran through Sept. 21 with another record registration of 918 participants.

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Burke, Lorton, Springfield: Lake Braddock Running Back Signs for University of Virginia

On Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, Lake Braddock Senior running back Lamont Atkins, of Burke, signed his grant-in-aid scholarship package to play football for the University of Virginia. The grant-in-aid signature guarantees the future Cavalier a full-cost athletic scholarship at the university.

Ginny Thrasher's Golden Gun

Springfield’s Ginny Thrasher wins Olympic gold in air rifle.

Before she left for the Río Olympics, 19-year-old sharpshooter Ginny Thrasher of Springfield was just looking to get experience in her first games. “I was looking more towards 2020 as a realistic option,” she had said.

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