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Sports Notebook

Sports Notebook: A cluttered sideline

There is often scads of clutter along the sidelines of high-school football games. That’s just the way things have always been. A lot is needed to put on such a contest. Now, however, with the pandemic restrictions and all, teams...

Sports Notebook: A different look

The popular venue was the same but oh, how the Burke Lake Park high-school cross country course looked different in various manners without leaves on the trees. Usually, district and region high-school cross country championship races are held during the...

Sports Notebook: A great song ruined

Every spring it gets worse, with the fabulous vocals of the late Luther Vandross unfortunately heard less and less. For years, minutes after the final game of the men’s NCAA Division I basketball tournament televised on CBS sports, the song...

Sports Notebook: A region contender

Watch out for the red-hot Washington-Liberty Generals in the girls 6D North Region high-school field hockey tournament, which starts for some teams tonight. Washington-Liberty enters the competition amidst a seven-match winning streak, including four straight shutouts and five in six...

Sports Notebook: Playoff and Plus 1 football

The local high-school football region playoffs begins for some teams this coming week, and for others something called Plus 1 games will be played. The playoff contests need no explanation. Here’s the deal with the Plus 1 action, which are...

Sports Notebook: Windy golfing conditions

Inside the warm and windless clubhouse was the popular place to be during a recent afternoon when the Concorde District high-school golf tournament was played at the Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton. The conditions outside on the 18-hole golf...

Sports Notebook: A busy playoff schedule

That was fast. The regular seasons in all of the postponed fall high-school sports now being played are about over. Next up is a busy playoff schedule that begins or continues this week for girls volleyball and field hockey teams,...

Sports Notebook: Impressive regular season

What the Madison High School girls field hockey team accomplished during the regular season was both rare and remarkable. The team finished undefeated at 10-0. That’s impressive enough. More so, is the Warhawks won all 10 matches but shutouts, outscoring...

Sports Notebook: Proper arrival time

There are a couple of different philosophies sportswriters take regarding when to arrive when covering an event. Some show up just as the event kicks or tips off or the first pitch is thrown. That’s risky, and the reason others...

Sports Notebook: Not the normal conditions

It took a few minutes to realize what was different, then it became obvious – there were no leaves on the trees and the grass wasn’t all bright green as normal. But that’s the norm in March, even late...
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