Saturday, December 8, 2012
By Rusty Payne, Special to Chantilly Patch
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Chantilly scored convincing home wins over West Potomac in the season's first Friday night girls-boys basketball doubleheader. The boys (4-0) jumped out to a quick lead, using a stifling defense and high energy offense to dismantle the Wolverines 60-41. The girls team (2-4) also got a balanced effort from the entire roster in a 55-21 win against a shorthanded West Potomac team. After a solid 55-47 win Tuesday night on the road against Madison, the Charger boys treated their faithful to one of their most complete halves of basketball in several years, according to head coach Jim Smith, jumping to a 28-10 halftime lead. After winning the opening tip and hitting a 3-pointer on their first possession, West Potomac did not score again until …
Friday, December 7, 2012
By Rusty Payne, Special to Patch
Friday, December 7, 2012
The disappointment of last season's uncharacteristic 10-win season left a bad taste in the mouths of Chantilly boys basketball players and coaches throughout the offseason. After all, Chantilly posted 82 wins in the four seasons prior to last year, further solidifying its status as a Northern Region powerhouse. After three wins to start the 2012-13 campaign, the empty feelings of a season ago are fading fast. The most recent, a 55-47 victory at Madison Tuesday night, further illustrated the simple truth that this is a new season and a new team. "The kids are excited and energized to play well and have a special season," said Chargers head coach Jim Smith, who is in his 22nd season at Chantilly. "We feel like we have a lot to prove this …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Chantilly man died in July after April assault.
Prosecutors charged William Santiago, 29, of Manassas Park, Tuesday with "unlawful wounding" in the July death of 42-year-old Amadeo Guerra-Giron, according to a news release issued Thursday. Guerra-Giron died some three months after police answered a call and found him injured at 8:25 p.m. on April 29 in a wooded area on the 3000 block of Virginia Dare Court in Chantilly. Fairfax Police said it is not clear if Guerra-Giron was living in Chantilly at the time of the incident. EMS transported the injured victim to a local hospital. Meanwhile, a police investigation led to their identifying an acquaintance of the victim—Santiago—as the suspect. In May,the Guerra-Giron was transferred under medical care to his home country of Guatemala, but …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The first forum was Monday night in Lorton. Residents can provide feedback and comments in the search to find a replacement for Superintendent Jack Dale.
Got an opinion to share on how the public schools should be run? Fairfax County residents are weighing in on the search for a replacement for outgoing Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Superintendent Jack Dale at several scheduled community forums. Chantilly-area parents can come talk to the search firm looking for a new superintendent Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria at Chantilly High School. The first forum was held at South County High School Monday in Lorton. The other forums will be: The forums are organized by Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates, the search firm hired by the School Board to find a new superintendent. All Fairfax County residents and FCPS employees are invited to attend the meetings and offer …
Monday, September 17, 2012
All are eligible to compete for awards worth $32 million.
Fairfax County Public Schools has announced that 229 students from 19 high schools in the county have been named semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for 2013. FCPS National Merit semifinalists from Chantilly high schools were from Chantilly High School and Westfield High School. They are: Of the 229 students from throughout the county, most of them are from the prestigious Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, which also serves as the Governor’s Regional School for Northern Virginia. The school had 146 semifinalists. All semifinalists are eligible to compete for 8,300 National Merit Scholarship awards worth $32 million, to be awarded in spring 2013, according to Fairfax County Public Schools. To …
Friday, September 7, 2012
"Buy a Brick" fundraiser raises money for turf field, enhances stadium's look.
When fans gather this fall at the Chantilly High School football stadium, they'll see something new at the entrance of the field: a decorative brick wall and metal arch with the words "Welcome to Chantilly." Community members paid for the new wall through the Chantilly High School Athletic Booster Club's "Buy a Brick" fundraiser. The Boosters conducted the fundraiser to help repay a $200,000 loan they took out to assist the Chargers with the purchase of a new turf field in 2011. Now, the Boosters are moving on to the second phase of the fundraiser. They want to build a second brick wall near the side of the field. The profits of the sale will also help with capital improvements. A large banner is now situated on the side of the field …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Outnumbered Union forces held off attack, secured retreat.
It’s hard to believe that this tiny historic battlefield in Chantilly, wedged between a Safeway supermarket and rows of apartment complexes, was the site of some of the most vicious fighting that occurred in Fairfax County during the Civil War. Hundreds attended events on Saturday that commemorated the sesquicentennial of the battle that occurred on Sept. 1, 1862. Known as the Battle of Ox Hill (the Confederate name) or the Battle of Chantilly (the Union name), the conflict was the largest organized battle of the Civil War fought in the county. Although the fighting took place over a 500-acre area, the 4.5-acre Ox Hill Battlefield Park is the only remaining preserved remnant of the bloodshed. Ox Hill is one of hundreds of identified Civil …
The Chantilly High School Chargers dance team performs.
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Friday, August 31, 2012
Chargers take 48-7 victory on first game of the season.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Chargers prep for Thursday night's opening game against Woodson High.
The 2012 football season: Can Chargers Climb to the Top of Concorde?