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D.C. fans finally rewarded

On June 8, the Capitals (NHL) won the Stanley Cup for the first time ever in Capitals’ history! This was a monumental turn for D.C. sports, as these teams were considered “cursed.” “Wow, this is a miracle for D.C. sports,” said Nana Marfo, a former player for the Green Bay Packers (NFL). “This will bring…

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Start times and dates for the Stanley Cup Finals

Every year two teams compete for one championship.  Representing the Eastern Conference is the Washington Capitals, and representing the Western Conference is The Vegas Golden Knights. The series kicked off in Las Vegas on Monday, May 28. During the first game, Vegas took an early lead in the series by outlasting the Capitals in Game…

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Rachel Carson vs. Langston Hughes basketball games

On March 16, at 6:30 the students, teachers and parents, all piled into the Rachel Carson gym for the three highly anticipated basketball games against Langston Hughes. It all started with the seventh-grade boys, where Rachel Carson took a demanding win, followed by the eighth-grade boys where Langston Hughes stole the close game, closed out…

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RCMS futsal team is formed

A new futsal team for Rachel Carson Middle School was formed on April 12, and it is a futsal team, NOT a soccer team. Futsal is a different sport from soccer although it is very similar. Futsal has the same rules as soccer, but it is a smaller field and there are less players. One…

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How sports play a role in your daily life

“Students need to keep busy,” said Kim Millard, a P.E. teacher at Buzz Aldrin Elementary School. “Playing a sport is definitely a way to make friends in school, as it’s a healthy competition and teaches you how to be resilient when things aren’t going your way.” Studies say that participating in a sports activity further…

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Why are there no middle school sports in FCPS?

Currently Fairfax County schools don’t have sports, but why? “I think that kids are active enough outside of school or involved in a sports program,” says gym teacher Ms. Peterson. “People that are interested they are already in something and we have a few things already.” Ms. Peterson and Principal Stokes both agree that the middle…

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Analysis: A Capital Curse

If a sports broadcasting network were to rank the biggest sports towns in America, the list might go something like this: New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Houston, and Washington D.C. Our Nation’s Capital is home to four major sports teams: city’s teams The Redskins, Wizards, Nationals, and Capitals. These teams don’t have much in common,…

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