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Lake Braddock's Independent Student Newspaper

The Bear Facts

Lake Braddock's Independent Student Newspaper

The Bear Facts

The jump from high school to college athletics and academics

by Mary Farag, Staff Writer November 15, 2016

There are many great athletes here at Lake Braddock. Some are graduating this year and will continue to play in college. It would be interesting to see how senior athletes at LB will deal with playing...

The team received its state rings during halftime of the homecoming football game this past fall (top).

Tennis works to stay king of the courts

Ryan Mullins, Web Editor April 13, 2015

A deep, riveting silence. A quiet tension amongst the crowd A palpable, nervous building of energy with nothing but the exchange of rackets striking a ball and the squeaking of sneakers to break it. Then,...

Freshman Mark Schubert gets ready to pass the ball in a game on March 24 against O’Connell.

Freshman holding his own on varsity

Claire Hollinger, Staff Writer April 13, 2015

At Lake Braddock, not very many freshman make varsity sports. However, the class of 2018 has provided the school with several impressive athletes, some of whom have participated in the varsity level of...

Indoor track finishes up winning season

Spencer Jolley, Staff Writer April 13, 2015

As spring sports started this year, there was one winter sport that was still competing in both states and nationals. The indoor track team, after winning the conference and regional championships for...

Junior Sam Quinteros pitches during a game against T.C. Williams on April 22, 2014.

Baseball gets into the swing of things

Anne Merrill, Staff Writer March 9, 2015

As the snow covering the baseball diamond starts to melt and spring sports teams begin their workouts, the baseball team is already in shape and ready for its first game. After a 12 win, 9 loss season...

Zelkin combined a passion for photography with his daughter Annina’s participation in multiple sports as a way to give back to the LB sports community. Although Annina           participates in track and field and field hockey, Zelkin makes an active effort to photograph as many sports as possible.

Capturing the moment: the man behind the lens

Jordan Small, Sports Editor March 9, 2015

Looking down the sideline at any LB sporting event, a familiar face is often found. Gregg Zelkin began taking photos of LB sporting events three years ago when his daughter, junior Annina Zelkin began...

Activities director Mike Clark will be taking the next steps forward.

Clark takes over as activities director

Katie Karlinchak, Staff Writer February 5, 2015

After Mark Martino retired on Dec. 29, Mike Clark took over his position as the director of student activities. He was previously the assistant director of student activities. When Martino announced...

Corbett runs in a meet at Christopher Newport University on Dec. 12 and 13.

Corbett continues dominance in indoor track

Tom Anderson, Staff Writer February 5, 2015

In the sports world, most teams have a star player, someone who excels and sets a great example for the rest of the squad. For the cross country team, senior Alex Corbett, who broke records and won titles...

Freshman Bryson McDaniels takes a shot during a game against Yorktown on Jan. 9.

Hockey puts opponents on ice

Connor O'Neill, Staff Writer February 5, 2015

Hockey: one of the loudest, roughest and fastest-paced sports to have been played in the United States. Countless fans yell and shake the stands during games as they cheer on their favorite teams. But,...

Kate Murphy runs in a race on Jan. 15 at Liberty University. Murphy has been climbing the national indoor track rankings for the past several weeks.

Murphy races her way into the record books

Katie Karlinchak, Staff Writer February 5, 2015

Sophomore Kate Murphy has recently shot up in the ranks in cross country and track, setting new records and obtaining the status of being the 53rd fastest cross country runner in the nation. Murphy...

McGrath helps Bruins nudge out Stallions

McGrath helps Bruins nudge out Stallions

Jordan Small, Sports Editor January 18, 2015

For the first five minutes and 18 seconds of the game, South County and LB were in a tight back and forth game. But on the scoreboard it didn’t show. It wasn’t until there was two minutes and 42 seconds...

Early surge propels Bruins past Atoms

Early surge propels Bruins past Atoms

Thomas Kendziora, Copy Chief January 10, 2015

LB boys’ basketball returned to action on Friday night after an 11-day break from the court. Despite the long layoff, the team showed no signs of rust against the Annandale Atoms, jumping out to an early...

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