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Ashburn Football Stars

We’ve always been ready for some football here in Ashburn, and this Bowl season brought us the chance to see our Ashburn football stars in action on the big screen! Event hose who aren’t college football fans, turned on the TV, gathered at local watering holes, and even in some cases, made the trip to see the games.

First up, with a Tuesday afternoon kickoff, was the Military Bowl, with Wake Forest up against Temple. Redshirt junior TE Cam Serigne, of Briar Woods fame, had three catches for 68 yards, including a catch for the first score for the Deacon Demons. Final score: Temple 26, Wake Forest 34. With the game Annapolis, MD, most of Ashburn was deserted, as Ashburn football fans and friends made the little over an hour journey to watch and exciting game. Cam announced he’ll return to Wake Forest for his senior year.

Cam Serigne TD pass

Touchdown in the first quarter. Photo credit: Brian Westerholt/Sports On Film

Cam Serigne Military Bowl

Celebrating the first WF TD in the Military Bowl. Photo credit: Brian Westerholt/Sports On Film

Next up, the Stanford Cardinal took on North Carolina in the Sun Bowl in El Paso, TX on Friday. When Stanford’s QB was injured late in the second quarter, senior Ryan Burns, former Stone Bridge Bulldog, stepped up to lead the team to victory, going 6-12 for 86 yards. Final score: Stanford 25, North Carolina 23.

Ryan Burns Stanford Sun Bowl

Ryan Burns gets a pass off at the Sun Bowl. Photo credit: AP Photo/Mark Lambie

We had just enough time to grab some sleep before turning on the Peach Bowl to see Stone Bridge’s own Jonathan Allen play for Alabama as they took on Washington. Game Captain Allen, a senior DE, had two tackles, one sack and a fumble recovery for a defense that only allowed 7 points, as the Crimson Tide won 24-7. Alabama advances tot he National Championship, against Clemson, in Tampa on Monday, January 9. Roll Tide!

Jonathan’a awards include the Chuck Bednarik Award (national defensive player of the year), Bronko Nagurski Trophy (national defensive player of the year), Ted Hendricks Award (nation’s top defensive end) and SEC Defensive Player of the Year. Ashburn football fans look forward to cheering Jonathan on in the National Championship game next week, and NFL next year!

Jonathan Allen Peach Bowl Football

Jonathan Allen makes a tackle during the first half of the Peach Bowl. Photo credit: AP Photo/David Goldman

 

Jonathan Allen Peach Bowl Football 2016

Jonathan Allen recovers fumble at the Peach Bowl. Photo credit: Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

We rounded up bowl week with the Rose Bowl, where Penn State took on USC on Monday. Those who watched got to see an very exciting game, with Penn State’s QB, redshirt sophomore Trace McSorley, former Briar Woods Falcon, leading the team to reel off 24 straight points after falling behind early. Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite enough, and USC won 52-49 on a FG as time expired in the game. We look forward to watching McSorley again next year, confident he’ll lead the Nittany Lions to another Bowl bid.

Trace McSorley Rose Bowl 2017

Trace scrambling during the Rose Bowl. Photo credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

 

Trace McSorley Rose Bowl 2017

Trace runs for a touchdown in the Rose Bowl. Photo credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Ashburn Events Mid-September 2016

Annnd we’re back to school Ashburn! The pace quickened, the crowds are our and here are some photos from Ashburn Events from the first part of September. Enjoy!

Even before the first day, the sports teams sneaked in a game or two. 🙂

Briar Woods field hockey team's first every game...and win!

Briar Woods field hockey team’s first every game…and win!

 

Briar Woods first game of the 2016 season! photo from Callie Caplan

Briar Woods first game of the 2016 season! photo from Callie Caplan

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August Events in Ashburn 2016

What a great mix of events in Ashburn this August! Volunteering, rallying, practicing…and more!

Neighbors helping neighbors…Modern Mechanical (parent company of Mr. Sparky) working with the Ashburn Rotary to prepare backpacks full of school supplies for those in need.

Modern Mec and Rotary packing backpacks

 

Ashburn’s newest restaurant, Blackfinn Ameripub celebrates their grand opening!

Blackfin Ameripub Ashburn grand opening

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June Events in Ashburn

School finally comes to an end and all the school cycled through graduation–some at George Mason University, some a the schools themselves. June events in Ashburn revved up, so enjoy the first few weeks of summer around Ashburn!

June Events in Ashburn

Graduations in Ashburn!

Briar Woods Principal Ed Starzenski's last graduation.

Briar Woods Principal Ed Starzenski’s last graduation.

 

Briar Woods HS class of 2016.

Briar Woods HS class of 2016.

 

Rock Ridge HS choral group gets ready to graduate.

Rock Ridge HS choral group gets ready to graduate.

 

The very first Rock Ridge HS in Ashburn's graduating class!

The very first Rock Ridge HS in Ashburn’s graduating class!

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Events in Ashburn May 2016

Unseasonably cold and very wet weather hindered some of the events in Ashburn early in May. As they say, the show must go on and, of course, indoor events weren’t affected.

Events in Ashburn

Kindergarteners share their butterfly projects at Moorefield Station Elementary School.

Kindergarteners share their butterfly projects at Moorefield Station Elementary School.

The Fun Run at Creighton's Corner Elementary School moved indoors. Still plenty of fun!

The Fun Run at Creighton’s Corner Elementary School moved indoors. Still plenty of fun!

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Ashburn Events in April

April gave us some crazy weather–don’t you love watching the seasons change? Sometimes in the same day? 😉 In between deciding whether to wear a sweatshirt or a t-shirt, we collected some great photos to showcase April Ashburn events.

AVFR firehouse Mike Sanders

A beautiful photo of the new firehouse for Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue by member Mike Sanders.

It’s the time of year that the Ashburn events calendar fills up with races. First up, the Brambleton Step Sisters Ribbon Run.

More races!

Open Arms CCDC

Open Arms CCDC held a family Spring Fling, including a run through Broadlands.

 

Broad Run Color Run

The Broad Run HS Color Run: We Run for #24.

April is spring musical season in Ashburn!

"Fiddler on the Roof" Briar Woods HS

“Fiddler on the Roof” Briar Woods HS

 

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" Broad Run HS

“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” Broad Run HS

 

"Into the Woods" Riverside HS

“Into the Woods” Riverside HS

 

"The Little Mermaid" cast at Rock Ridge HS with Del. John Bell

“The Little Mermaid” cast at Rock Ridge HS with Del. John Bell

"Pirates of Penzance" Stone Bridge HS

“Pirates of Penzance” Stone Bridge HS

And other Ashburn events in April!

Blend Coffee Bar celebrates spring with a patio opening party!

Blend Coffee Bar celebrates spring with a patio opening party!

 

Representative Barbara Comstock spoke at April's Rotary Club meeting.

Representative Barbara Comstock spoke at April’s Rotary Club meeting.

 

Big crowd at the Old Ox/Ford's Fish Shack Southern Shrimp Boil to benefit Autism Speaks.

Big crowd at the Old Ox/Ford’s Fish Shack Southern Shrimp Boil to benefit Autism Speaks.

Ashburn Events in March and April

As we moved from March to April, Ashburn Events became more about spring high school sports and spring musicals. The promise of warmer weather is ahead!

First up is baseball!

riverside baseball home opener

Riverside HS first ever baseball home opener on March 28!

Of course, all the workouts and training means your body needs fuel. 🙂

SB lax fundraiser chipotle

The Stone Bridge HS girls lacrosse team’s fundraiser at Chipotle.

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Ashburn Schools This Winter

Time to catch up on all the fun our Ashburn schools have been up to! One of the more exciting times to look at pictures around Ashburn is on Dr. Seuss’s birthday, which is also Read Across America! Check out the fun!

Cedar Lane ES celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday!

We love Wacky Wednesday–we use it as an excuse to eat dessert for dinner!

Love these t-shirts for the administrative staff at Moorefield Station Elementary School.

Love these t-shirts for the administrative staff at Moorefield Station Elementary School.

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National Letter of Intent Day in Ashburn, VA

National Letter of Intent Day in Ashburn, VA is always an exciting day! With so many great athletic programs, it’s fun to see the different colleges our student-athletes aspire to for the next level of both their studies and athletics!

Before we get to those photos, remember lasts week’s post? Full of Snowzilla 2016 pics! Well Monday, February 5 was the first day back to school for LCPS.

Sunrise at Riverside HS.

Sunrise at Riverside HS.

The warmer temperatures create eerie fog across Ashburn. Thanks to Gwen Meehan of g Custom Photography!

Beautiful foggy photo in Ashburn, VA.

Beautiful foggy photo in Ashburn, VA.

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