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Sports Notebook

Sports Notebook: Run vs. Pass

Basically, it was run versus pass when the Potomac School Panthers and host Bishop Ireton Cardinals met in a high-school football game Sept. 18 in Alexandria. The offenses of the private-school teams couldn't have been more different. Ireton threw the ball...

Sports Notebook: Serious swimmers

Don’t call them crazy or weird, even though each description may apply to some degree and they probably would not disagree much. Instead, call them very early-morning dedicated masters swimmers. In mass, they start arriving as early as 5 a.m....

Sports Notebook: Ceremonies resume

In recent months, so many annual sports events have been postponed or canceled because of COVID, with local sports hall of fame ceremonies included. But no more, hopefully. Three such events are scheduled to be held in coming weeks for different...

Sports Notebook: Football on grass?

Question: When was the last time a high-school football game in Arlington and Fairfax counties between public-school teams was played on grass? It has been a while, since every high-school field in those jurisdictions is now of artificial turf. Thomas...

Sports Notebook: Coaches don’t know

Don’t ask a head coach who their team’s next opponent will be right after a current game is played. It has been found over the years that sometimes they really don’t know the answer off the top of their...

Sports Notebook: Softball tradition

A neat and now long-standing sports tradition in Arlington is the annual First Responders Cup girls softball tournament, which honors those local first responders involved with the Sept. 11 terror attack in 2001. The two-day competition was held on Arlington...

Sports Notebook: 20 years ago

The 20-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attack this Saturday brings back memories to how the local high-school sports season in Northern Virginia was halted for a few days that fall. The attack occurred on a Tuesday morning....

Sports Notebook: The opening meet

There already have been some other cross country meets during the young fall season, but the big kickoff race comes this Saturday morning, Sept. 11 with the longtime running of the annual Monroe Parker Invitational at Burke Lake Park. The...

Sports Notebook: Shorter summers

Times have changed. It used to be that football seasons, on all levels, didn't begin until Labor Day Weekend at least, but often the following weekend. No more. For a number of years now, high-school football has started earlier. This season,...

Sports Notebook: Change of venue

In addition to a new head coach in C.J. Remmo, the Potomac School Panthers have changed their location this season as far as the football team's home sideline. The high-school squad has switched and now uses the sideline the farthest...
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Oakton Now 4-0; Marshall wins in OT

The latest and most significant victory so far this season for the undefeated Oakton Cougars (4-0) came the night...
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