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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Dave Facinoli

Yorktown wins fifth straight football game

For the Yorktown Patriots, the shortened seven-game high-school football season was like two campaigns. There was the 0-2 beginning when the Patriots lost badly and struggled in all aspects of the game. Then there was the 5-0 finish, when Yorktown...

Sports Notebook: A different look

The popular venue was the same but oh, how the Burke Lake Park high-school cross country course looked different in various manners without leaves on the trees. Usually, district and region high-school cross country championship races are held during the...

Football seasons end for Arlington teams

The unusual 2020-21 spring time pandemic-based and shortened varsity high-school football season ended this weekend for Arlington’s four teams. The Yorktown Patriots (5-2) were the only winning squad, with the Wakefield Warriors (4-2) and Washington-Liberty Generals (1-4) losing and the...

Records set at Concorde, Liberty meets

There was one personal school record set and a rare team mark established about an hour apart by local winners in boys Concorde and Liberty district high-school cross country championships, also region qualifiers on April 8. In the Concorde meet,...

Yorktown boys first in district meet

With a strong performance, of placing five runners in the top 13, the York-town Patriots convincingly won the Liberty District boys cross country championship and region-qualifying event with 37 points. “Today was a good day for the boys, but not...

Marshall nips Wakefield for district golf title

The host course wasn’t in its best condition, typical for some golf venues this time of the year. Nonetheless, that didn’t prevent the Marshall Statesmen and Wakefield Warriors from being at the top of their games in what became...

Madison hosts Wakefield in playoff game

The football teams have enjoyed their share of success in recent seasons, but while doing, so the Madison Warhawks and Wakefield Warriors have not met. That will change this weekend,when the high-school psquads clash in the semifinal game of the...

Sports Notebook: A great song ruined

Every spring it gets worse, with the fabulous vocals of the late Luther Vandross unfortunately heard less and less. For years, minutes after the final game of the men’s NCAA Division I basketball tournament televised on CBS sports, the song...

Sports Notebook: A region contender

Watch out for the red-hot Washington-Liberty Generals in the girls 6D North Region high-school field hockey tournament, which starts for some teams tonight. Washington-Liberty enters the competition amidst a seven-match winning streak, including four straight shutouts and five in six...

Commentary: Busy afternoon at Bluemont

What’s the name of that old famous song by the big-brass band Chicago?  Isn’t it: “Saturday in the Park”? The lyrics talked about the many different things happening in New York’s Central Park at any specific time, like a man...

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