Friday, January 25, 2013
The 49ers are in the Super Bowl, and Brooks' sister and a former coach remember his high school days.
This article was originally published Jan. 18, and has been updated to reflect the 49ers win in the playoffs. Now that the 49ers are in the Super Bowl, the friends and family of linebacker and former C. D. Hylton High School student Ahmad Brooks are cheering him on. "Everybody's pulling for him, that the hometown boy does good," Brooks' high school coach Bill Brown said. Brown coached at Hylton for the school's first 11 years. Football runs in Brooks' family. Brooks' dad, Perry Brooks Sr., played for the Washington Redskins, and his older brother, Perry Brooks Jr., also played for Hylton's football team. "Perry told me about Ahmad, and said, 'He's really good,'" Brown said. "I asked, 'Is he as good as you?' 'No,' Perry said. 'He's better …
Friday, January 18, 2013
As he prepares for NFL playoff action Sunday, Brooks' sister and a former coach remember his high school days.
Now that the 49ers have made the NFL playoffs, the friends and family of 49ers linebacker and former C. D. Hylton High School student Ahmad Brooks hope the Woodbridge native makes it to the Super Bowl. "Everybody's pulling for him, that the hometown boy does good," Brooks' high school coach Bill Brown said. Brown coached at Hylton for the school's first 11 years. Football runs in Brooks' family. Brooks' dad, Perry Brooks Sr., played for the Washington Redskins, and his older brother, Perry Brooks Jr., also played for Hylton's football team. "Perry told me about Ahmad, and said, 'He's really good,'" Brown said. "I asked, 'Is he as good as you?' 'No,' Perry said. 'He's better than me.'" Brooks played for Brown all four years at Hylton. He …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
It's playoffs season for the NFL, and football players from Virginia will take the field for the Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons Sunday afternoon.
A former C. D. Hylton High School student is in this weekend’s NFL playoffs, and there are several from elsewhere in Virginia and Washington, D.C. The San Francisco 49ers will play the Atlanta Falcons at 3 p.m. this Sunday, Jan. 20, on FOX in the first of two NFL Conference Championship games. The Baltimore Ravens will play the New England Patriots at 6:30 p.m. on CBS. The winner of each game will go play in the NF: Championship game (better known as the Superbowl) on Feb. 3. Here’s who you might see on the field this Sunday from Virginia: San Francisco 49ers Ahmad Brooks is a linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers who had 50 tackles in 2011 and is on track to beat that this year. He went to the University of Virginia and went to C.D. …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Washington plays Seattle in the NFL Playoffs wildcard weekend.
Saturday, January 5
You may be waking up to a little snow on the ground Sunday morning, but the temperatures are expected to climb for a game at Washington's FedEx Field that is slightly more comfortable, but still cool. The weather for the Redskins game against the Seattle Seahawks should start off with a high near 44, according to the National Weather Service. The night air will bring temperatures to near freezing, with increasing winds up to 11 mph. Read more of the National Weather Service forecast. Here are some local bars in the Lake Ridge and Occoquan area likely to carry the game: Or tell us where you're watching the game in the comments section! Wildcard Weekend Games Get the full NFL playoff schedule here. Can Robert Griffin III -- RG3 -- pull off …
Friday, January 4, 2013
The Washington Redskins face the Seattle Seahawks this weekend in one of four NFL wildcard games.
The Washington Redskins have spent since 2007 traveling the road back to the NFL playoffs -- but it's been a heck of a ride. Next stop: Sunday's wildcard game against the Seattle Seahawks. All this hailing to the Redskins should seem familiar. In 2007, the Redskins also made the 2007 NFL playoffs as a wildcard team. And, just like this year, that 2007 playoff game was against the Seattle Seahawks. Let's hope the similarities end there, because the Seahawks won the last time around. That game, though was in Seattle. Sunday, the Redskins are at home for the first time in the NFL playoffs since they beat the Detroit Lions in 1999. Find more Redskins playoff history here. Can Robert Griffin III -- RG3 -- pull off another run against the …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Washington Redskins defensive lineman Chris Baker and rookie running back Alfred Morris stopped by the school to present the grant and encourage kids to exercise.
Two Washington Redskins players stopped by Godwin Middle School today to present school officials with a $10,000 NFL Play 60 grant to fund intramural athletic programs at the school. While at the school, defensive lineman Chris Baker and rookie running back Alfred Morris took some time to talk to the assembled students about the importance of exercise and proper diets, and challenge them to exercise 60 minutes a day as part of the NFL Play 60 program. "Child obesity is really big in the United States nowadays," Baker said. "In order for you guys to be great athletes, you have to eat well. You have to exercise every day. To become an NFL athlete or a professional athlete, you have to be at the top of your game at all times. You have to …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Lake Ridge Community Swim Club voted to host the Lancers at their board meeting this week.
After weeks of negotiations, the Lake Ridge Community Swim Club Board of Directors has officially voted to host the Lake Ridge Lancers for the 2013 season, according to the Lancers' Facebook page. This overturns their controversial decision earlier this summer to no longer host the Lancers. When that earlier decision was announced, swim team parents and swim club members hit Lake Ridge Patch's comment section to discuss everything from the transparency of the LRCSC board to the mess left after swim meets. LRCSC members expressed a desire for the club to continue hosting the swim team that had called the LRCSC their home for several decades. The LRCSC agreed to negotiate a possible return with the Lancers. In the Oct. 24 board meeting, …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Were you at Nats Park for Tuesday's home game? Upload your photos here!
What would you do to see the Washington Nationals play the St. Louis Cardinals? The game, which kicked off at 1 p.m., was attended by thousands, and many of the spectators and their kids played hooky from school and work today. "There is no way that I would miss this historic moment," said Alexandria lawyer Sang Lee. "My hope is that we win in four (games), but I'll take five." The five-game series is tied at 1-1. On Sunday, the Nats won 3-2 in St. Louis. The Cardinals came back strong in the second game, defeating the Nationals 12-4. This is the first game of the series at Nats Park in D.C. Rick Brown, of Fairfax, pulled his five-year-old son out of school to attend the game. "I also took off of work," said Brown. "This game is …
This year's parade will be held earlier this year to avoid rush hour traffic.
Woodbridge Senior High School's homecoming week is underway. Tickets to the dance are available until Oct. 10 during all lunch shifts in the upper lobby; tickets are $20. Here's the homecoming schedule: View video from last year's homecoming parade here.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Celebrating 25 years of R&R in a luxury setting three hours from D.C.
If you can't wait for the colors of fall to come to Northern Virginia, you can get a sneak peek by heading for the hills of Western Pennsylvania, where fall foliage is expected to peak from Oct. 10-15, according to the state tourism office. The jewel of the Laurel Highlands undoubtedly is Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, located in Farmington, Penn., on 2,000 acres of woodlands, horse trails, golf courses and hiking and biking trails. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the award-winning resort is offering a Best Rates Celebration Package on select dates this fall and winter. The resort got its start when Joe Hardy III, founder of 84 Lumber, purchased its lodge and surrounding property at an auction. Hardy's daughter Maggie Hardy …