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Cricket field could be coming to Mason Fairfax campus

A field to host professional cricket matches on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University could be in place by 2025 as part of a plan unveiled Nov. 30. Major League Cricket (MLC) and its Washington, D.C.-based investor Sanjay Govil...

Madison tops Marshall in girls basketball

Led by the performances of veteran returning players Sarah Link and Kayla Dixon, the defending state champion and host Madison Warhawks opened a new girls basketball season with a 53-42 victory over the Marshall Statesmen. Link amassed a double-double with...

PHOTOS: Madison wins region football crown!

The James Madison High School football team defeated Centreville, 22-7, on Nov. 26 to become the 2022 6D North Region football champion and move on to state competition against Fairfax High School. Enjoy these photos from Deb Kolt below; click...

McLean runner sixth in south region cross country meet

McLean High School’s Thais Rolly finished sixth at the Champs Sports Cross Country South Region girls championship race on Nov. 26 in Charlotte, N.C. Her time was 17:18.2 on the 5,000-meter McAlpine Greenway course. The winning time was 16:58.9. By finishing...

Pickleballers lose space in Vienna, but it will be back

Pickleballers in Vienna now have one less opportunity to play the sport, but it’s only a temporary setback. The Vienna Department of Parks and Recreation, which hosts Thursday-evening drop-in pickleball most times of year at the Vienna Community Center, has...

High-school basketball season begins this week

With the girls and boys high-school basketball seasons beginning this week, there will be two new head coaches of teams in the Sun Gazette coverage areas. One of those new to being in charge is David Conrow for the Langley...

Field hockey Senior Salute will feature local players

The season has ended, but top local high-school field hockey players will have the chance to take the field one last time. On Sunday, Dec. 4 at Meridian High School in Falls Church, the inaugural Northern Virginia high school field...

Madison wins third straight region football title

Whether prevailing by scores that are close or lopsided, the Madison Warhawks for three straight seasons now have won region-tournament championship games. On Nov. 26, top-seed and host Madison (10-3) won its 10th straight game by defeating the second-seeded Centreville...

Potomac School tennis teams second in state

After winning that state championship in 2019, the Potomac School Panthers have been stuck on second the past two seasons. This fall, the No. 2-seeded girls high-school tennis team finished runner-up for the second year in a row to top-seed,...

Royal visit helps inaugurate Westwood’s ‘court tennis’ effort

Court tennis is known as the “sport of kings,” so it was fitting that Westwood Country Club’s gala for its new court-tennis facility in early November featured a guest appearance by British royalty. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Forfar,...
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