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PHOTOS: Pitching aces mow down the competition

The start of the high-school baseball season has given local pitchers the chance to shine. Enjoy these photos from several local games by Dave Facinoli.

Commentary: Stolen bases often a sure thing

In high-school baseball, very often the stolen base – at least when it comes to swiping second – can be a sure thing. Take three recent games, for example. In those contests, each of the 20 steals attempted was successful....

Arsenal Blue wins baseball tournament

The 11-under Arsenal Blue team of Arlington Travel Baseball won the top-flight of the recent Playmaker Tournament in Richmond. The Blue defeated the D.C. Titans, 9-1, and Mid-Atlantic Orioles Hastings, 12-2, in pool play. That was followed by a 9-7...

Generals rout Majors in baseball

The Washington-Liberty Generals defeated the Mount Vernon Majors, 10-0, in high-school baseball action to even their record at 1-1. Washington-Liberty had 10 hits and took advantage of nine walks in the victory. Jacob Mandleur was the starting and winning pitcher,...

Yorktown High girls soccer team stands 2-0

The Yorktown Patriots topped the McLean Highlanders, 5-4, in overtime in girls high-school soccer. Shay Montgomery, who will play in college at the University of South Carolina, and Katy Talotta, Davidson College-bound, each scored two goals for Yorktown. Nora Green...

Arlington athletes had a successful fall

The fall high-school sports season (held in the spring because of the pandemic) overall was one of the most highly successful for teams and athletes from Arlington County. In football, the Wakefield Warriors advanced to the region playoffs and the...

O’Connell softball team dominates

The defending state champion Bishop O’Connell High School girls softball team is off to a dominating 3-0 start, having outscored its opponents 69-0 while allowing just three hits with one no-hitter. All three games have been five-inning slaughter-rule contests, with...

Wakefield baseball team off to 2-0 start

The Wakefield Warriors are off to a 2-0 start in high-school baseball, winning their opening game over the Justice Wolves, 7-4, then routing the host Falls Church Jaguars, 13-1, in game two. Each were National District contests. Against Justice, Garrett Dougherty...

O’Connell grad to continue college career

   Bishop O’Connell High School graduate and Great Falls resident Ethan Torres played four years of college football for Bucknell University as a place-kicker, and now will play a fifth season this coming fall for University of North Carolina...

Fall teams, athletes enjoyed much success

The fall high-school sports season (held in the spring because of the pandemic) overall was one of the most highly successful for teams and athletes from the Sun Gazette’s coverage areas of Arlington and Fairfax counties. Winning state team championships...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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