Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The magazine's 2013 report out this week recognizes several Northern Virginia schools.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked Woodbirdge High School at No. 1,424 among high school in the country. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about Woodbridge High's ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses offered, this year Newsweek considered the percentage of students enrolled in AP, IB or Advance International Certificate courses. The final…
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Incident in Lake Ridge area prompted school lockdown Thursday, Prince William County Police said.
After Thursday's precautionary lockdown at Woodbridge High and area schools, police are still looking for three armed suspects who reportedly invaded a home on Colebrook Court in the Lake Ridge area, Prince William County Police spokesperson Jonathan Perok said. Police initially responded to the residence on April 18 at 12:12 p.m. for the report of a burglary in progress. The homeowner told police that three masked men broke into the home through a rear glass door. "Once inside, the men displayed handguns and ransacked several rooms within the residence before fleeing on foot," Perok said. "No property was taken and no injuries were reported. A witness nearby reported that they observed three men getting into a sedan and fleeing the area…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Prince William County Police searched area for three suspects in nearby armed home invasion.
Woodbridge High, Lake Ridge Middle and Old Bridge Elementary schools were on lockdown mid-day Thursday as a precaution, according to officials. Prince William County Police were investigating a report of an armed home invasion in the 12500 block of Colebrook Court, near Woodbridge High, according to a post at the PWCPD Facebook page. Schools resumed normal operations shortly after 1 p.m., following an extensive search, according to police. The search including K9 units and a helicopter. According to police, three masked men reportedly entered the home armed with handguns. The men fled the area, likely in a car, with no injuries reported and nothing taken, according PWCPD. See more details at the PWCPD Facebook page.
Friday, March 22, 2013
All-Americans lead 4x400 relay to one second off the state's record.
Some of Prince William County Schools' top athletes at Woodbridge High shined last weekend at the New Blanace Indoor Nationals in New York City. All-Americans Kady Badham, Olivia Coopwood, Jewel Christian, and Farrah Suber placed third in the nation in the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:47, according to a release. That time is the second fastest in Virginia history — only a second off the first place. The Woodbridge High School girls also took 8th place in the 4x200 relay. See a complete list of results from the New Balance Indoor Nationals. Other noteable performances:
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Vikings' baseball has four players moving on to college ball
A winning percentage of .700 is certainly a season to be proud of; however, Woodbridge Senior High School baseball (14-6) had trouble winning when it counted most. Their final lost occurred at the district semi-finals against Osbourn Park, who had defeated the Vikings twice during the regular season. “Our greatest challenge was being consistent offensively and having production throughout our line-up,” said head coach Jason Ritenour. “[Next year] we need to improve offensively and develop more pitching.” Woodbridge lost seven graduating seniors this year, four of whom will play ball in college next season. Tyler Thomas will attend Shepherd University; Brandon Gum, George Mason; Justin Petock, Bridgewater College; and Danny McCormick, …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Results were announced last week.
After a 10-8-1 regular season, placing third in the Cardinal district, Woodbridge Senior High School girls' soccer lost to Broad Run in the opening round of the Northwest Region tournament, but head coach Scott Kerns feels pride in his team's ability to remain optimistic, despite the challenges of a young team and several injuries. “The girls stayed together throughout the season despite some of the adversity we faced,” said Kerns. “Some teams would have quit on each other in the middle of the season, but this group stayed positive and continued to work hard. Considering how young we were as a team, this will benefit us over the coming years.” Sophomore Jewel Christian led the team in scoring with 13 goals and nine assists. Hanna …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Seasons may have ended short, but student accolades are plentiful
Gar-Field Senior High School boys' lacrosse may not have qualified for this season's Cardinal District tournament, but for first year head coach Bruce Buskey, the 6-8 regular season record was a success. Especially since Buskey had never even played the game of lacrosse before. “I spent many Sundays in preseason and during the season watching videos and reading about sets, defense and drills,” said Buskey. The team's ability to complete several come-from-behind wins, coupled with the fact that the Indians defeated Forest Park for the first time in school history, gives Buskey reason to be optimistic about next season, despite the fact that he will lose 14 graduating seniors. Of those graduating are leading scorers LaRon Hinton—who has …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Woodbridge Senior High softball team loses three straight to reach a record of .500.
The Woodbridge Senior High School varsity softball team dropped three straight games last week and is now fourth in the Cardinal District. Despite the .500 record and the team's current slump, the Vikings have talented players at all positions and could be championship contenders if they only remained consistent with their efforts. Senior Lindsey Slover, starting pitcher and one of the team captains, showed signs of brilliance and composure as she pitched her way out of multiple bases-loaded situations against Gar-Field and Forest Park. She also had a fairly decent week at the plate, with the best day being against Stonewall Jackson when she hit three for four, walked once, and stole a base. Slover has committed to play at Ferrum College …
Monday, April 23, 2012
Woodbridge defeats Potomac in 12 innings, 7-6
With a runner on second base in the bottom of the 12th inning against Potomac High School Thursday night, Woodbridge Senior High School senior Justin Petok stepped into the batter's box for the sixth time. The Panthers had just made their third pitching change of the night, so Petok settled into his stance and waited, unsure of what to expect. He swung through a fastball pitch and sat on an off-speed ball. Then, on the third pitch he made contact, which seemed to catch Potomac off-guard. The ground ball skimmed across the mound—barely missing the glove of pitcher Drew Bringvel—into center field, which brought Chase Upham across home plate for the walk-off win and coach Jason Ritenour's 110th career victory. The three-hour marathon game …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The Viking Athletic Booster Club is proud to sponsor the 5th Annual Woodbridge Golf Classic. All proceeds will benefit the athletic programs at Woodbridge Senior High School and the outstanding students who participate in them.