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Sports Notebook

Sports Notebook: Tough schedule

The two-time defending Class 6 state champion Madison Warhawks certainly can’t be accused of not playing a difficult schedule this season in girls high-school basketball. As of today, the team has an 11-2 overall record and is 3-0 in the...

Sports Notebook: Sports talk?

It’s always annoying to turn on one of those many sports-talk radio shows and the hosts aren’t talking about sports. It happens far too often. At the same time one early morning in recent days, four different such talk shows...

Sports Notebook: College roundups

From time to time on the Sun Gazette sports pages and Web sites college roundups are published with news of how former local high-school athletes are performing at the next level in various sports. The information is easy to find...

Sports Notebook: No suspense

From a suspense standpoint, it’s never much fun from a spectator’s viewpoint when a game of any kind becomes lopsided right away. That happens often, including a girls varsity high-school basketball game on Jan. 14 between host McLean Highlanders and...

Sports Notebook: Dark gyms

The main gymnasiums in Arlington County's three public high schools are terrific venues, each with their own unique appeals. All of the gyms are new in recent years and the trio are comfortable, easy and outstanding places to watch athletic...

Sports Notebook: Sports coverage

With wintertime high-school sports being put on a COVID pause in Arlington for a few days, that has left room for some other sports to get mentioned and coverage in the Sun Gazette Newspapers and its Websites. Two of those...

Sports Notebook: Much info

If the information is properly kept during games, and unfortunately it’s not sometimes, those big new high-school scoreboards for girls and boys basketball games have so much to reveal. The score is the one thing that is always kept. But...

Sports Notebook: Close games

Is there a better recent NFL rivalry, as far as close games, than when the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers play? The teams meet twice a season. For many games in a row now, each contest hasn’t been decided until...

Sports Notebook: Low scores

Really, 34-under par was the winning score of a traditional 72-hole men’s professional golf tournament? No, it was not miniature golf. That score is ridiculous and way too low. Really, when scores get that low, what’s the challenge. Par means...

Sports Notebook: Very depressing

Well, COVID wins again. No non-family members are permitted to attend public high-school basketball games in Fairfax County right now. A recent decision was made to allow only family members, mainly parents, to be in the stands at high-school games...
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