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Exploring Baseball History in Great Falls

A call to young historians: Join ‘The 1890s Baseball Team: "What History Reveals" project.

“The 1890s Baseball Team: What History Reveals,” has allowed me to share all of the skills I’ve acquired from my internship and from my classes in college with individuals who are interested in history too. On Jan. 11, 2017, I gave a presentation explaining how to find and use historical records to discover more about the lives of the players featured in an 1890 photograph of the local Forestville baseball team.

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McLean: Langley Crew Athletes Committed to Row in College

Both athletes signed their Letters of Intent in a ceremony at Langley High School on Nov. 10. Pierce was in the 2015 Virginia State Champion J8+, placing 10th at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America's National Championship Regatta.

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McLean: Addiction Is Not "Somewhere Else"

Former NBA player talks to McLean about countywide drug problem.

Herren believes parents “hover over [their] kids academically, apply pressure athletically and drop the ball socially and emotionally.” He urged parents to play an active role in making sure their kids don’t need substances on a Friday night.

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Great Falls U7 Wins Rugby Tournament

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Great Falls Village was a busy place on Sunday, Nov. 20, as Great Falls Youth Rugby hosted its third, annual tournament to benefit the spinal cord injury research and recovery programs at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. The President of Great Falls Rugby is himself a spinal cord injury survivor.

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Great Falls Classical Ballet Performs Revamped Nutcracker This Weekend

Fifty-five dancers will be performing in the show on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at McLean High School.

The Margaret Haddad Studio of Classical Ballet in Great Falls has performed the Nutcracker ballet for decades. Though the studio’s founder –Margaret Haddad— retired last year, her 50-year legacy of teaching classical ballet in the community will continue through one of her students: Casey Jones. Jones started dancing under Margaret Haddad’s instruction in 1994. By 2001, Haddad inducted her into the studio’s teacher training program.

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Great Falls: Playing Baseball in the 1890s Great Falls

Bringing a local player to life through history.

Take a look at the local 1890 Baseball Team, for example. The team was lined up in front of a fence that may have held their horses while they played. Four guys had bats, one or two guys had gloves, most seemed to be wearing riding boots. At least five were wearing the same type of baseball cap, apparently to show they were on the same team. (1890s Baseball Team, The N.F. Bradford, Sr. Collection, copyright Great Falls Historical Society).

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Great Falls U13 Blue Win Virginia President’s Cup

The GFSC U13 Blue capped off a fall 2016 season by winning the U13 Virginia Cup title with a 5-0 win over Virginia Beach.

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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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McLean, Great Falls: Langley Football Looks for Turnaround

After a 0-4 start, Saxons play at Fairfax High Friday.

The Langley Varsity Football team took on Madison High at a home game Friday night, Sept. 23, and the stands were not lacking in spirit.

Great Falls: Winning Silver in South Africa

Omeed Mossadeghi of Great Falls, a Langley High student, comes home with Silver in World Championship.

Omeed Mossadeghi of Great Falls, a Langley High student, Mossadeghi, has recently returned from third Annual International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF) Tournament in Cape Town, South Africa 2016.

Great Falls Player Joins Soccer Academy

Adrien Cushing, 15, of Great Falls -- who attended Forestville ES, Cooper MS, and is 10th grader at Langley HS -- started playing recreational soccer for Great Falls and then travel soccer for them.

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Great Falls Teen Wins Track Championship

Thirteen-year-old Daniel Silvestri achieves track championship in the Bandolero Series.

Thirteen-year-old Daniel Silvestri from Great Falls won Southside Speedway’s track championship in the Bandolero series.

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Dragon Boating

It’s been called the fastest growing water sport in the world – although it took more than 2,000 years to recently take aim at that title.

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State Tournament Roundup

W-L boys' soccer, Robinson girls', boys' lax among teams competing for titles.

The 6A state championships are being held today at Robinson and Lake Braddock.

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Burke: Robinson Girls’ Lax Comes Back to Beat Langley

Rams earn state playoff berth, advance to region semifinals.

The Robinson girls' lacrosse team earned a state berth.

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