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Popular coach/teacher had ‘platinum touch’

For Daniel Ferguson, it’s plain and simple. Antuon Townsend was the best, most fun and friendliest basketball trainer and coach he ever had.  “He was one of he most genuine people I have ever known,” said Ferguson, a former Wakefield...

W-L ice hockey team wins tourney title

During the regular season, after a dominating 4-0 start, the Washington-Liberty Generals slumped into an inconsistent five-match stretch that included three losses and little scoring. The high-school club ice hockey team didn’t panic. Instead, it made a few adjustments, regrouped,...

Yorktown golfers win county championship

For the second year in a row there was no change regarding the champion of the annual Arlington County golf tournament, as the Yorktown Patriots won the three-team high-school title. Yorktown amassed a 9-hole 150 team total on the back...

N.Va. Senior Olympics preps return for fall

Organizers of the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, which was canceled last fall due to public-health conditions, are planning a comeback for 2021. Organizers on March 24 detailed plans for an all-outdoor event to be held across the region from Sept....

Arlington Arsenal Blue wins baseball tourney

The Arlington Arsenal Blue 10-under travel baseball team won the recent Spring Shootout tournament at Ripken Memorial Baseball Complex in Baltimore.   The three-day competition featured nine teams from Maryland and Northern Virginia.  The Arsenal finished 4-0, defeating the Falls Church...

PHOTOS: O’Connell, Ireton battle on football gridiron

It was a showdown between Washington Catholic Athletic Conference teams as the Bishop O’Connell Knights and the Bishop Ireton Cardinals faced off on the gridiron on March 20 in a game postponed from last fall due to the COVID...

Daytime football is a pleasure to watch

For decades, most public high-school football games have been played under the lights on Friday nights. So it’s a pleasure when occasionally such a contest takes place during the daylight hours, instead. TEEING OFF COLUMN That was the case in Arlington...

Yorktown, W-L win in district football action

As the host Washington-Liberty Generals built a big first-half lead then held on in the final minute to win for the first time this season the night of March 19, miles away in Fairfax County the Yorktown Patriots improved...

PHOTOS: High-school runners face off

Runners from Arlington public and private high schools faced off recently in the annual county showdown, albeit one held under pandemic protections. CLICK HERE for coverage, and see a slide show of photos from the event below.

PHOTOS: W-L, Yorktown battle on gridiron

The annual football showdown between Yorktown and Washington-Liberty high schools is always a rivalry, although things were a little different this year. To start with, the game was held in March rather than the fall, and a host of...
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On Oct. 19 at 9:40 a.m., an individual approached the area of the 4400 block of 31st Street South...
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