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The football team celebrates on the field with the bell.

Jags Bring Home The Bell

Marcus Leary, Editor-in-Chief November 22, 2022

The highly coveted bell has finally returned to Falls Church High School after the Jaguars lost it in 2019. FCHS beat Justice in the annual Bell Game at Justice High School. The Jaguars beat the Wolves...

Aidan Cunningham (12) shakes hands with head coach Franklin Weaver at football senior day.
Photo courtesy of Gary Rubin.

Getting to the second level: Aidan Cunningham joins the William and Mary football team

Marcus Leary, News Editor May 25, 2022

After only playing seven games of football in his entire life, left tackle Aidan Cunningham (12) will have a preferred walk-on spot for William and Mary’s football team. When recruiting college...

Sports Captains Strive to Create Camaraderie

Erik Judy, News Editor May 19, 2021

As the team takes the field, they’re blinded by the glaring stadium lights and deafened by the roar of the crowd. Adrenaline and nervousness course through them. But leading them into their competition...

History Teacher Joshua Toth roots for the Patriots as a young fan.

Fan Factors

Leo Miracle, Sports Editor April 21, 2021

When NFL season kicks into high gear, that’s when the jerseys come out. Students flood the hallways and their social media feeds with memorabilia and supportive messages for their favorite teams. Despite...

The Jaguars take the field against the Madison Warhawks on Feb. 22.

In-Person Football Games Kick Off Social Opportunities

Max Miracle, Editor-in-Chief April 14, 2021

The March cold is biting, the bleachers are wet, and the Jaguars are losing by 30 points. But the stands are still alive with enthusiasm as students celebrate one of the few vestiges of pre-pandemic life:...

New Cross Country Coach has Track Record of Success

New Cross Country Coach has Track Record of Success

Leo Miracle, Sports Editor February 13, 2021

The loud bang of a starter's pistol, the stampeding thuds of runners pushing to get to the front of the pack, the rip of a finish line ribbon: Head Track and Cross Country Coach Matthew Smith has been...

Under new VHSL guidelines, the referee will no longer raise the winners hand after a wrestling match.

Wrestling Team Struggles to Break Pandemic’s Grip

Leo Miracle, Sports Editor December 4, 2020

Sweat dribbles down onto the wrestling mat as athletes tussle in the school gym. Forget social distancing, a typical wrestling meet is a hub of close contact, and those hoping to compete in the sport this...

Looking Back on the Softball Season

Jocelyn Arraya, Layout Artist May 30, 2018

As the popular and well-loved spring sports reach their end for the 2018 season, we look back at our Jags softball team. The girls softball varsity team has a record of 5-14 and were led this year by Ms....

Boys Soccer Scores With A Great Season

Laura Powell, Layout Artist May 30, 2018

Boys soccer is currently coming to a close as the school year and season end. Two coaches have led the teams, Coach Diamond (Varsity) and Coach Harman (Asst. Varsity and Head JV). The coaches take time...

Seniors Power Boys Lax to a Successful Season

Jason Darling, Sports Editor May 30, 2018

The boys lacrosse team got off to a fairly slow start, losing to T.C. Williams 15-6 on March 13, and Herndon 9-5 on March 19. They then hosted a Spring Break tournament in which they played Annandale,...

Baseball Hits Some High Notes

Quinn Padovani, Layout Artist May 30, 2018

This season has been a series of ups and downs for the Jaguar varsity baseball program. It has brought many unforeseen things such as season-ending injuries, to freshman playing on varsity. But throughout...

Boys Varsity Tennis Looks To Serve Up Success this Year

Quinn Padovani, Layout Artist April 27, 2018

Springtime is here and with it comes Falls Church’s six spring sports, one of which is tennis. A sport that many times is overlooked or underrated, is in all actuality a very interesting and fun-to-...

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