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Dave Facinoli

Sports Notebook: Pay attention

With the region high-school playoffs ongoing, pay attention to the tournament schedules, because with bad weather in the forecast for Friday, May 27, first-round baseball and softball games have been moved back one day to tonight. Games in other region...

Sports Notebook: Spring seniors

For high-school senior athletes during the spring season, there is so much more than sports to fill their time and minds. As a head coach of one spring sport points out, senior athletes have to keep their focus on athletics...

Oakton rebounds from loss to win district tourney

A late-season loss to their neighborhood rival, when they admittedly played poorly, changed the fortunes for the Oakton Cougars. Since that 11-5, five-error, eight-walk, one hit batter and two-wild-pitch setback to the Madison Warhawks, Oakton regrouped to win five straight...

Sports Notebook: Tight defense

It’s playoff time in high-school sports, and that usually means defense in all of the various games becomes much more important and emphasized more. Scores of some of the recent championship games or earlier semifinal contests are the proof. In the...

Two golfers enjoy state-tournament success

Two young and talented high-school golfers on teams in the Sun Gazette coverage areas made a significant impact this spring in private-school state tournaments. * Oakcrest School sophomore golfer Amelia Cho won the recent 9-hole Championship Division of the Virginia Independent...

Sports Notebook: Big crowds

It's always fun to watch when big crowds gather at some outdoor high-school sporting event, when there are more fans than stands, where the spectators gather trying to sneak a peek at the action. That was the case the night...

McLean wins Liberty baseball tournament

A baseball season that began with high expectations now has two boxes checked as far as significant accomplishments for the McLean Highlanders. The high-school team (16-6) backed up its regular-season performance of earning the top seed in the Liberty District...

O’Connell softball team wins another state title

For the Bishop O’Connell Knights, the team’s impressive streak of winning Division I state private-school tournament championships has reached a perfect 10. During that stretch, the girls high-school softball squad has won 30 straight state-tournament games, going 3-0 each of...

O’Connell boys win Catholic track title, girls second

By scoring points in the majority of events and having multiple individual place finishers, the Bishop O’Connell Knights posted a strong showing at the recent Virginia State Catholic Track & Field Championships. O’Connell won the boys high-school meet with 151...

Commentary: Triathlon transitions can be tricky

What’s the trickiest part of competing in any type of grueling triathlon? Is it the actual swimming, biking or running, or the transitions between the first two events? Participants might agree it’s the transitions, and the many technical aspects that...

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