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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Sports Notebook

Sports Notebook: Overlapping sports

Another example of the crazy local sports world as a result of the pandemic is how three different sports have overlapped this June when that usually is not the case. On June 19 the summer season began for the Northern...

Sports Notebook: Full service dining

Finally. After months of being closed for inside dining, some McDonald’s restaurants are beginning to have their indoor eating areas open again, as pandemic restrictions ease. That’s great news for members of so many high school and amateur sports teams,...

Sports Notebook: Improved showing

There was a time when few high-school sports teams from Arlington advanced to the semifinals or finals in region tournaments. No more. This spring, five Arlington teams advanced at least as far as the region semifinals in baseball (Yorktown), softball (Washington-Liberty),...

Sports Notebook: Scheduling dilemma

It happens sometimes. At least one or two high-school graduation ceremonies cause some post-season region or state sports tournaments to be postponed or the starting time altered because of scheduling conflicts. Yorktown High School’s graduation ceremony is Friday night, June...

Sports Notebook: Roster changes

It’s inevitable. Once there is any variation from a sports team’s original roster, or switch of jerseys, there will be an identification foul up or mistake of some kind. That happens all the time. If a player regularly wears uniform...

Sports Notebook: Summer time trials

Officially, the Northern Virginia Swimming League's summer schedule begins with dual meets Saturday morning, June 19. But the competition really started a week earlier - Saturday, June 12 - with crowded morning time trials at the many pools across the...

Sports Notebook: A shorter ceremony

As a result of the pandemic, the Better Sports Club of Arlington has not been able to hold its usual awards banquet twice in a row now, held outdoors this year and last instead. The banquet this year was held...

Sports Notebook: So many titles

The outstanding sports season continues for Madison High School teams during the 2020-21 school year. Madison teams enjoyed big success during the winter and fall campaigns, winning multiple district titles, followed by region and state crowns as well. Now, this spring,...

Sports Notebook: A dirty player

Check out the photo with this blog. How in the world does Colin Tuft get his uniform so dirty? And that’s basically the case every game for the Madison High School senior catcher, who will play in college at the...

Sports Notebook: Disappearing masks?

Where have all the protective COVID masks gone at outside high-school sporting events? Look around. There aren’t many worn anymore, by players or spectators. In recent weeks, the masks have disappeared day-by-day in large percentages at various school jurisdictions. At...
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