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Ground game boosts Panthers to win

When they got out of their own way and avoided penalties on Sept. 18, the running game for the Potomac School Panthers was productive and in control. The Panthers (2-1) amassed 245 yards rushing and sustained long-scoring drives to rally...

Sports Notebook: Run vs. Pass

Basically, it was run versus pass when the Potomac School Panthers and host Bishop Ireton Cardinals met in a high-school football game Sept. 18 in Alexandria. The offenses of the private-school teams couldn't have been more different. Ireton threw the ball...

A local BYU football connection

For Tanner Wall and Jackson Payne, the local longtime friends are now far away and living their dreams together, each involved with the Brigham Young University football team in different manners. Wall, a 2018 Yorktown High School graduate, is a...

Impact win First Responders Cup tourney

Talk about making a big impact, and in a couple of ways. With a 3-0 record during the second day’s championship round, the Arlington Impact National girls softball team, including players who contributed significantly from the McLean and Vienna areas,...

Sports Notebook: Serious swimmers

Don’t call them crazy or weird, even though each description may apply to some degree and they probably would not disagree much. Instead, call them very early-morning dedicated masters swimmers. In mass, they start arriving as early as 5 a.m....

PHOTOS: Knights fall short against Curley

The Bishop O’Connell Knights showed some strength but were upended by Archbishop Curley High School of Baltimore in action on Sept. 11, 2021. Playing at home, O’Connell fell 31-10. Enjoy these photos from Dave Facinoli; click on individual photos...

PHOTOS: Runners shine at Monroe Parker invitational

High-school runners from across the region competed Sept. 11 at the 2021 Monroe Parker Invitational cross-country meet, held at Burke Lake Park. Enjoy these photos from Dave Facinoli; click in individual photos to bring up the slide show, and...

Sports Notebook: Ceremonies resume

In recent months, so many annual sports events have been postponed or canceled because of COVID, with local sports hall of fame ceremonies included. But no more, hopefully. Three such events are scheduled to be held in coming weeks for different...

Commentary: Teams where they should remain

A good thing about the 2021-22 high-school sports year has been a shift of some local teams moving to more appropriate districts. The Marshall Statesmen and Wakefield Warriors, languishing in the National District for the past half-dozen years or so,...

Sports Notebook: Football on grass?

Question: When was the last time a high-school football game in Arlington and Fairfax counties between public-school teams was played on grass? It has been a while, since every high-school field in those jurisdictions is now of artificial turf. Thomas...

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