Fairfax High School Sports


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Fairfax Field Hockey Wins Herndon Invitational

Rebels outscored opponents 37-1 during 10-0 start.

The Fairfax field hockey team posted four shutouts en route to winning the two-day Herndon Invitational on Sept. 14-15.

Top 100: Brandon Royster, Fairfax, Football, 2000

The first play that the Fairfax Rebels ran against Paul VI during Brandon Royster’s senior season was a trick play. Quarterback Ian McAlpine tossed a pass near the sideline to wide receiver Mike Daniels, who before getting hit, tossed the ball backwards to Brandon Royster.

Top 100: Billy Pulsipher, Fairfax, Baseball, 1991

Despite major setbacks, the phenom pitcher found his way back to the Major Leagues.

The promising baseball career of a 1991 Fairfax graduate almost ended just as it started. Billy Pulsipher took the mound for the New York Mets in 1995, riding a wave of confidence, but injuries and depression would take a toll on his career soon after.

Top 100: Larry Fones, Fairfax Football, Baseball and Basketball, 1948

Larry Fones is from a different time. Fones is from a time when football players wore leather helmets and guns marked the end of the games' quarters.

Top 100: John Curtis, Fairfax 1988, Wrestler

Collegiate All-American applies lessons learned from wrestling to all aspects of life.

During his senior year at Fairfax High School, John Curtis never slept on his back, because that is the position a wrestler is in when he gets pinned.

Northern Region Well Represented at Capital Classic

West Springfield’s Battle, T.C. Williams’ Huggins win MVP honors.

Coming off the bench didn't stop West Springfield senior Logan Battle from earning MVP honors during the 39th Annual Capital Classic.

Fairfax Rebels Softball Enjoying Strong Start to Season

The team, under coach Hoffert, is ready for the tough district schedule ahead.

After winning four of their first six games to open the current season, only losing to Liberty District opponents Madison and Mclean High, the Fairfax Rebels girls' softball team seems to be adapting well to their new coach, Matt Hoffert. And Hoffert has a clear view of what he would like to accomplish with his team this spring, explaining that he sees this season as one where his players will continue learning how to practice better and improving as a team.

High School Basketball Season Now Complete

Edison and Fairfax boys made super postseason runs; West Springfield girls qualified for states.

The high school basketball season is now complete for all Northern Region girls’ and boys’ teams. On the girls’ side, Oakton High captured the Virginia State AAA title for the first time ever under longtime head coach Fred Priester. The Cougars defeated Princess Anne (Virginia Beach), 58-39, in the state title game last Friday night at the Siegel Center in Richmond. Oakton, which has won three region crowns over the past four years, finished the winter season with a perfect 31-0 record.

Fairfax Boys Show Flare for Drama in Basketball Postseason

Rebels’ season ends with overtime loss to Edison in region semifinals.

Fairfax High’s basketball postseason of 2012 will long be remembered because of the team’s success as well as the grit and determination the Rebels showcased as three of their playoff contests were decided in overtime.

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`Team Concept’ Going a Long Way for Fairfax Girls

Senior McNaughton leading Rebels basketball as Liberty schedule heats up.

The Fairfax High girls’ basketball team did not stay down for long following a 58-46 Liberty District loss to first place Madison High on Monday, Jan. 17. The setback, which snapped a three-game win streak for the Rebels, hardly had a lingering affect for Fairfax, which came back to win its next two district games on the road.