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‘I’m a total weirdo’: Local swimmer circles Manhattan

What’s that popular phrase often given as the reason climbers attempt to scale Mount Everest: “Because it is there.” That’s pretty much the same explanation Andie Nelson gave, in addition to being a new challenge, for successfully completing the 28.5-mile...

Senior softball standings

Below are standings ending Oct. 8 for teams in the Northern Virginia Senior Softball League for the 2021 fall season. Games are played at various venues throughout Northern Virginia. For more information about the league, visit www.nvss.org or call Dave at...

Three-game win streak ends for O’Connell

The Bishop O’Connell Knights (3-3, 0-1) had their three-game winning streak ended Oct. 9 with a 30-0 home loss to the St. Mary’s Ryken Knights in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference opener for each high-school football team. O’Connell had opportunities...

Wakefield, W-L, Yorktown win home football games

It was a clean sweep of home victories for three varsity high-school football teams in Arlington under Friday night lights Oct. 8 in Liberty District action. The wins came over teams with a combined 1-17 record. The Wakefield Warriors (3-3, 2-0)...

Two winless football teams to face off

There are no ties in Virginia high-school football. That means either the Langley Saxons or host Washington-Liberty Generals will conclude the Friday night, Oct. 8, Liberty District showdown with a victory at last this fall. The teams meet in the...

Commentary: Are halftimes too long?

If there was anything good that came from COVID regarding high-school sports, it was those much shorter halftimes of football games during the condensed and postponed 2020 season. The breaks during those contests were limited to 10 minutes, instead of...

Yorktown golfers head to state

Mission accomplished: By carding a school-record 36-hole team score, the Yorktown Patriots qualified for the state tournament for the first time since 1995. The high-school golf team did so by finishing second with a 296-296–592 total at the 6D North...

Volleyball roundup: O’Connell 19-3

The all-Arlington girls volleyball rivalry has gone back-and-forth so far this season between the Wakefield Warriors, Washington-Liberty Generals and Yorktown Patriots. Yorktown (3-5) hosted and defeated Wakefield, then W-L, 3-2, in the most recent high-school contest among the trio. Wakefield...

Yorktown trophy back where it belongs

After years of being elsewhere, a championship football trophy has returned to where it originated – in possession of the Yorktown High School football team. Back in 1976, when David Gebhardt was Yorktown’s first-year head football coach, the Patriots won...

W-L pitcher makes college decision

Washington-Liberty High School senior softball pitcher Emilie Doty will play college ball at Division III Tufts University in Massachusetts.. The right-hander was one of the top pitchers in the area last season, helping lead Washington-Liberty (13-6) to its first 6D...
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Editor: In your Oct. 21 Fairfax legislative-races endorsements, you claim that the Del. Marcus Simon (D-53rd) is “disconnected from...
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