Thursday, February 22, 2018

State Bound

The Eagles played a good three point shooting team tonight but held them in check for a 65-51 victory. Stone Bridge came in with a higher state ranking and a little attitude but got run to death by the Eagle defense and fast break offense. They had 3 or 4 really good shooters but they all seemed to lose their legs by the 4 quarter.

We have a regional final tomorrow that will decide our seed in the state tournament and whether we get a home game or not. Regardless of tomorrow's outcome, we will be playing at home or somewhere else in the great state of Virginia next Saturday.

Go Eagles!!!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

It’s Up

Sam actually got this shot off and was not fouled. It seems like it would be a block or a foul but it wasn't. #23 is about 6-6!i believe.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Regional Win

The Eagles played extremely well tonight against Tuscadora from Loudon County. Beating the Tusky's 84-64 for their first win in the regional tournament. They have the National District 2 seed and in other good news, the number 1 Potomac district seed lost to the Potomac Division 5th seed, meaning we don't need to drive out past Dulles for the next game on Thursday. That saves at least 90 minutes of rush hour pain and gives the Eagles a double home game (lady eagles are playing at home too) with lots of loud fans.

Sam got a few minutes in the win and had a couple of rebounds and a very nice move underneath for a bucket.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Volleyball Madness

Dylan and Nicole went down to the convention center to see some volleyball yesterday. It's a yearly event with nearly 300 courts in action. Two friends of the boys were playing on different teams and Nicole got to hang out with some girlfriends too (Hanna and Carrie).

Friday, February 16, 2018

Fly Guy

Flyer is visiting for a few days. I don't think he slept at all last night, nor did I.

Thursday, February 15, 2018


Sam got some minutes and a couple points in the third straight loss to Wakefield this season. That team defiantly has a height advantage and they are quick but the Eagles shot about 30% from the field while Wakefield was closer to 60%. We seem to save our worst shooting for this team and it's possible we will see them again in regionals.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A Quarter

Sam was in the entire 4th quarter of the Eagles 60-33 district playoff win against Stuart last night. The win puts them in a semi final game against Wakefield tonight but also puts them in the regional tournament starting next week. Wakefield will be a little tougher opponent.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


The had to share mommas valentine cookie. Poor kids.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Old School

We went to Edison to watch their old coaches 6th grade team play. I seems like they were playing 6th grade basketball the other day.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Half Head

Nicole needs to work on getting her full head in these shots. I believe this is in front of the George Washington Masonic temple in old town.

Friday, February 09, 2018

Last Game

The freshman season is officially a wrap. Dylan played hard against a tough Wakefield team but the boys lost by a dozen. The Wakefield coach obviously wanted to win since he only played 7 of his 16 kids. Freshman basketball is supposed to be about everyone getting in the game and improving, but our coach kept two kids benched the whole game too. He tried a little harder than the Wakefield coach. The freshman standings are not posted or shared anywhere and their are no playoffs. Not sure why these coaches exclude kids for no reason. Maybe it's about them more than the kids. As orange Julius would say, sad.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Auto Fun

Grandma, grandpa, Nicole, Dylan, Jenna and I went to the auto show on Sunday. Nicole needs a new car this year and grandma is getting another Subaru. Dylan would like a Ferrari or something similar. Sam stayed home and will get nothing, and like it.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Morning Bridge

Nicole ran over the Woodrow Wilson bridge early this morning and got this pretty shot of Old Town. I enhanced it a bit.

Thursday, January 25, 2018


The freshman boys lookin tough.

Saturday, January 20, 2018


The Eagles lost a close one to Marshall last night. They seemed to abandon their strengths and fall into Marshall's game but what do I know, I was in Dallas. Sam got some playing time and kept their big man in check.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Where’s Waldo

Nicole and I made the Edison home page this week. You can obviously see Sam with the basketball team but Nicole and I are in the background somewhere.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

25 K

Nicole and Patty ran a 25 kilometer trail race today. It was cold but I think it went well. They are stuck in traffic in northern Maryland currently.

First Start

Coach decided to start Sammy against TJ last night. First start for his high school career and he won the tip and played hard against a scrappy TJ squad. It was fun to see him announced and come out in the pre-game routine. He got 7 or 8 minutes total but the TJ student section chanted his name a bunch of the game. I guess they wanted to see more of the freshman varsity player. The Eagles won 81-69.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


We had new carpet put in on Monday and what a painful process that was. The entire second floor is wall to wall and the family room on the the first floor. Had to move everything to the wood floor portions of the house or basement, then endured 12 hours of installation. This happening after School had been cancelled for the third day in a row and we all had no where to retreat to besides the basement.

Now, you don't feel like you can walk on the floors in fear of getting the carpet dirty. I may have liked the 15 year old stained carpet better.

Monday, January 08, 2018

Hey Coach

Sam wants permission to shoot a three.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Inside Move

Sam taking on a 6 and a half foot jaguar.


The freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity all beat Falls Church last night. Here's Dylan looking for someone to break for the basket.

Monday, January 01, 2018

Happy New Year

We spent the early evening at the McCarrick's house just like the past 8 years then rang in the new year at home in front of the fire.