Thursday, April 11, 2013
Varsity Sports: Softball loses first game, boys soccer struggles, baseball keeping it close to even.
Stone Bridge High School sports had a mixed week, with even the previously undefeated varsity softball team falling Wednesday night. The boys varsity soccer team (2-4-3) continued to struggle this week, losing its fourth and fifth games in a row to South Lakes, 0-1, Tuesday and Madison High, 1-2, Thursday. The varsity softball and baseball teams each scored wins Tuesday against South Lakes (softball 10-0; baseball 7-0), but they both lost Wednesday. The baseball team (4-5) lost 3-6 to Freedom High, while the softball team (8-1) lost its first game of the season to Bishop O'Connell 0-3. Both teams welcome Marshall High to Ashburn Friday at 6:30 p.m. Photos by Stone Bridge senior Tyler Levin.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The ailing structure now owned by Loudoun County and its Stone Bridge played a role in bootlegging history.
In the good ‘ole days of the early 20th century, Loudoun was no stranger to moonshine. A recent invitation to a Prohibition-era party, the recent show Moonshiners on the Discovery Channel, and my current scruffy goatee prompted me to do a web search for images of 1920s moonshiners so I could put together an outfit. Among the results, a very familiar old house caught my eye – it was the Toll House, which stood on the west side of Broad Run, which a stone bridge formerly spanned. I clicked on the results and came across a story by local historian (and current planning commissioner) Eugene Scheel on the History of Loudoun website explaining that the Toll House was a place to buy moonshine during Prohibition. Here’s on passage from Scheel’s …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Bulldog heading to Alabama next year has won honors for a standout year.
Stone Bridge High School’s Jonathan Allen, who plans to attend the University of Alabama next year, recently won two of Virginia’s major football awards. For starters, Allen was named the 2012-13 Gatorade Virginia Football Player of the Year, an award made in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports that recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high performance in academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Allen is the third Loudoun County football player to win the Gatorade Award. Stone Bridge’s Ed Wang won this award in 2005 and Alex Carter of Briar Woods won it last year. In addition, Allen also was named The Washington Post’s All-Met Defensive Player of the Year. As a …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Two players have been charged with detonating soda bottle “explosive.”
Two Virginia Tech students from Ashburn have been suspended from the football team following an arrest for detonating an explosive device, an incident described as a prank by the man representing the players. The men were identified as Josh Trimble, 20, and Brian Rody, 19. Trimble attended and played for Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, while Rody played for Stone Bridge High School.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Ashburn's Jonathan Allen and Ryan Burns are among just 90 athletes nationwide to make the cut.
Administrators at Stone Bridge High School called a special assembly for the entire school Nov. 2 to celebrate the selection of defensive lineman Jonathan Allen and quarterback Ryan Burns to the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Jan. 5 in San Antonio, TX. The Army Selection Committee picks just 90 seniors from around the country to play in the annual game, which has given dozens of NFL players their first taste of the national spotlight. Current NFL players Andrew Luck (QB, Indianapolis Colts), Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow — who are competing for the quarterback spot for the New York Jets — are among the All-American Bowl’s more recent alumni. As Army All-American Bowl spokeswoman Lauren Winfrey put it, the athletes must “earn the right to …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The Bulldogs knocked out the McLean Highlanders 49-7 Friday; students prepare for dance Saturday.
The annual Stone Bridge Homecoming Parade worked its way through the community surrounding the school, drawing a large crowd to sidewalks of Belmont Greene Friday afternoon. A little later, the Stone Bridge Bulldogs varsity football team pummeled the McLean Highlanders 49-7. Saturday night the school will have its homecoming dance. Feel free to upload pictures form the dance here and I'll re-feature this article next week.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The annual presentation honors teams in each district across the region.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Last week, the Northern Virginia Football Officials Association presented the 2011 Football Sportsmanship Award to Stone Bridge High School. The Stone Bridge Sports Boosters responding with a message of thanks to all members of the Stone Bridge community for the high game standards and positive attitudes displayed last year. Dennis Hall, commissioner of the NVFOA, informed the Stone Bridge High School Athletic Department of the award. The award given to the school in each district that displays exceptional sportsmanship. Winning schools are chosen based on several aspects. At the end of each game, referees record the number of penalties from each team, along with sportsmanship notes including the attitude of each schools fans, coaches and …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Broad Run comes up short after the Falcons score with less than a minute left.
Football occupied the Friday nights of thousands of Ashburn residents with all three high school varsity teams playing in the community. The Stone Bridge Bulldogs ran down the Robinson Rams 31-14 in a home game, while the Briar Woods Falcons pulled off a late-game surge to overcome the Spartans at Broad Run 20-15. Spartan Stand Falls Seconds Short In what appears to be developing into an annual event, Broad Run (1-1) and Briar Woods (2-0) turned their matchup into a benefit called Battle for a Better Cause. Last year’s proceeds went to Ryan Diviney and his family, while this year’s event benefit juvenile diabetes in honor of Cameron Carter. Fans and cheerleaders for both teams wore white T-shirts, many of which were purchased for the cause…
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Saturday marks the last chance this summer to get rid of a range of chemicals, batteries and other items requiring specialized disposal.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Loudoun County's Department of Construction and Waste Management has set the last Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event of the summer for Saturday, July 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn. Anyone planning to move in August will want to take advantage of the July event. The next event is set for Sept. 15 at Harmony Middle School in Hamilton. HHW includes: Latex or water-based paints are not a hazardous waste and can be dried or solidified and disposed of in your household garbage. Used motor oil, antifreeze, automobile batteries, lead-acid batteries and propane tanks will NOT be accepted at any HHW collection events. Those items can be recycled all year at the Loudoun County landfill, 21101 …