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Sports Notebook: Quick season

That went fast. Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 12, brought the end to one high-school sports season already for public schools in Virginia. The girls and boys co-ed golf campaigns concluded with the playing of the Virginia High School League Class 6...

Commentary: Fivesome arrives for late tee time

There was a late-afternoon fivesome that wandered up to the first tee area at the wooded Algonkian Regional Park golf course in Sterling on Oct. 5, looking to play a round. The group didn’t have an official tee time, but...

Huskies come close in loss to St. James

The Flint Hill Huskies remained winless at 0-6 with a 17-14 home loss to the St. James Saints on Oct. 9 in a Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference high-schooo football game. The Huskies, who led 14-0 in the first quarter, fell...

Sports Notebook: Technical difficulties

For those who watch those live streamed high-school sporting events, including football games, they certainly are aware of the many technical difficulties that come with the majority of those broadcasts. Fairfax County Public Schools has a contract to have events...

‘I’m a total weirdo’: Local swimmer circles Manhattan

What’s that popular phrase often given as the reason climbers attempt to scale Mount Everest: “Because it is there.” That’s pretty much the same explanation Andie Nelson gave, in addition to being a new challenge, for successfully completing the 28.5-mile...

Sports Notebook: All new

There were no familiar faces around. None at all. That certainly was different, but times change. For many years the Sun Gazette Newspaper has been covering home varsity high-school football games at the private Flint Hill School, and over the...

Football roundup: Vienna Inn trophy to Madison

In the big all-Vienna high-school football rivalry game Friday night, Oct. 8, the host Madison Warhawks (5-1, 1-0) continued their dominant play with a 46-0 rout over the Oakton Cougars (4-2, 0-1) in Concorde District action.  Madison jumped ahead early...

Sports Notebook: Trophy games

Those neighborhood rivalry games and matches are played every fall between high-school teams in various sports when some type of cup or trophy is on the line. The contests are big deals to the teams, with bragging rights and pride...

Commentary: Are halftimes too long?

If there was anything good that came from COVID regarding high-school sports, it was those much shorter halftimes of football games during the condensed and postponed 2020 season. The breaks during those contests were limited to 10 minutes, instead of...

Sports Notebook: Homestand

In one of those rare weekends that happens maybe once every two seasons or so, all four varsity high-school football teams in Arlington have home games. On Friday night, Oct. 8, the Wakefield Warriors, Washington-Liberty Generals and Yorktown Patriots all...

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