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Saxons ready to defend titles

Having waited so long, the Langley Saxons are more than anxious to get started attempting to defend their triple crown of big championships earned during the 2019 season. That fall Langley finished 20-1-1 in winning Liberty District, 6D North Region...

McLean opens with a win

The McLean Highlanders opened their high-school football season with a 28-14 victory over the visiting Mount Vernon Majors. McLean fell behind 7-0 on a long touchdown pass, then rallied. “We blew a coverage on that play, but we were able...

Commentary: Stadiums are busy again

With the condensed and delayed fall outdoor high-school sports season finally beginning last week with outside football and field hockey games, stadiums and stands won’t be empty of fans any longer. A lucky few will be permitted to watch...

Madison, Oakton teams third in state meets

Led by a couple of top individual performances, the Madison Warhawks finished third in girls action and the Oakton Cougars tied for third in boys competition at state swimming and diving championships, respectively. The swimming finals of the Virginia High...

Basketball players honored

As expected for a state-championship team, multiple basketball players for the Madison Warhawks earned all-district and all-region recognition for helping the girls high-school team finish 16-1. Madison won the Virginia High School League Class 6 girls state crown as well...

Football highlights and news

The Madison Warhawks opened their delayed high-school football season Feb. 22 with a 37-0 rout over the host Falls Church Jaguars in a non-district game. Madison was ahead, 23-0, at halftime. Madison quarterback Brandon Barry threw and ran for touchdowns,...

High-school roundup

Following is a roundup of how local athletes performed in various Virginia High School League Class 6 state competitions, along with some region-tourney and other events. STATE WRESTLING RESULTS: Madison High School’s Nicholas Ceynowa at 195 pounds and McLean’s Brigham...

Oakton High diver caps career

Introduced to swimming at basic-skills program when she was very young, Maddie Reese quickly found she not only didn’t like the sport, she wasn’t very good, either. Looking for a way out of the program at her family’s neighborhood pool,...

Langley gymnast vaults to state title

Langley High School gymnast Julia Stout scored a 9.683 on vault to finish first in the event at the Virginia High School League’s Class 6 girls state individual gymnastics championships. Stout placed ninth on the uneven bars at the meet....

Madison girls top Osbourn Park to win state hoops crown

The Madison Warhawks won the 2021 Virginia High School League’s Class 6 state tournament outright on its home court the night of Feb. 20 with a hard-fought 54-48 victory over the Osbourn Park Yellow Jackets in the title game. The...
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Editor’s Notebook: Crazy days in the battle to end segregation

Perhaps no surprise here: The year 1961 featured some big battles on the school-integration front, both locally and at...
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