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Dave Facinoli

Sports Notebook: Overlapping sports

Another example of the crazy local sports world as a result of the pandemic is how three different sports have overlapped this June when that usually is not the case. On June 19 the summer season began for the Northern...

Madison dominates in region tournament

In a season with much potential and high expectations, the Madison Warhawks achieved another of their big goals – winning a region championship. Madison dominated the 6D North Region Tournament with a 3-0 record in the high-school baseball competition, outscoring...

Injury derails Langley softball ace

Talk about tough luck, and the timing couldn’t have been worse. Olivia Kim was enjoying a standout girls softball season as the ace pitcher and best hitter for the Langley Saxons. The senior was looking forward to potentially leading the...

Better Sports Club lauds student-athletes

In a significantly shorter ceremony that took place outside instead of inside, the Better Sports Club of Arlington held the COVID-era equivalent of its annual awards banquet the evening of June 9. This year’s hour-long event was held on the...

Sports Notebook: Full service dining

Finally. After months of being closed for inside dining, some McDonald’s restaurants are beginning to have their indoor eating areas open again, as pandemic restrictions ease. That’s great news for members of so many high school and amateur sports teams,...

Seasons end for Arlington baseball teams

The season has ended for three Arlington baseball teams in the 6D North Region Tournament. The Liberty District tourney champion Yorktown Patriots (12-4) advanced the farthest in the high-school competition, losing to the visiting Chantilly Chargers, 7-0, in a semifinal...

Sports Notebook: Improved showing

There was a time when few high-school sports teams from Arlington advanced to the semifinals or finals in region tournaments. No more. This spring, five Arlington teams advanced at least as far as the region semifinals in baseball (Yorktown), softball (Washington-Liberty),...

Commentary: Signage on outfield fences

A unique aspect about some area high-school baseball and girls softball fields is when the inside of the outfield fencing has the name of the school, sometimes also including the team nicknames, prominently displayed in some place. Usually the name...

Sports Notebook: Scheduling dilemma

It happens sometimes. At least one or two high-school graduation ceremonies cause some post-season region or state sports tournaments to be postponed or the starting time altered because of scheduling conflicts. Yorktown High School’s graduation ceremony is Friday night, June...

Arlington swimmer makes U.S. Olympic team

Those whispers have become reality. When Torri Huske was becoming an accomplished freshman performer for the Yorktown High School team back in 2018, her coaches began explaining in off-the-record comments about how much talent and how much potential the swimmer...

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