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Sports Notebook

Sports Notebook: Technical difficulties

For those who watch those live streamed high-school sporting events, including football games, they certainly are aware of the many technical difficulties that come with the majority of those broadcasts. Fairfax County Public Schools has a contract to have events...

Sports Notebook: All new

There were no familiar faces around. None at all. That certainly was different, but times change. For many years the Sun Gazette Newspaper has been covering home varsity high-school football games at the private Flint Hill School, and over the...

Sports Notebook: Trophy games

Those neighborhood rivalry games and matches are played every fall between high-school teams in various sports when some type of cup or trophy is on the line. The contests are big deals to the teams, with bragging rights and pride...

Sports Notebook: Homestand

In one of those rare weekends that happens maybe once every two seasons or so, all four varsity high-school football teams in Arlington have home games. On Friday night, Oct. 8, the Wakefield Warriors, Washington-Liberty Generals and Yorktown Patriots all...

Sports Notebook: A deersome

There was a late-afternoon fivesome that wandered up to the first tee area at the Algonkian Regional Park golf course on Oct. 5, looking to play around a bit. The group didn’t have a tee time, but that didn’t matter...

Sports Notebook: Many changes

A lot has changed since the last time the Flint Hill Huskies and Potomac Panthers met in a high-school football game. That last meeting between the Route 123 neighborhood private-school rivals was the final regular-season contest for each of the...

Sports Notebook: The old course

It’s back to the old course for this week’s two-day, 36-hole 6D North Region golf tournament. A long time ago, a couple of decades actually, the high-school event was annually-played for many straight years at the Algonkian Regional Park course...

Sports Notebook: Why so long?

If there was anything good that came from COVID regarding high-school sports, it was the shorter halftimes of football games during the condensed and postponed 2020 season. The halftimes of those contests were limited to 10 minutes, instead of the...

Sports Notebook: Public vs. private

Two storied high-school football teams, one public and the other private, will square off Saturday, Oct. 2 in a rare meeting between the long-standing programs. At 2 p.m. in Arlington, the private-school Bishop O’Connell Knights (2-2) host the Annandale Atoms...

Sports Notebook: Baggage claim

The baggage claim area at the recent Liberty District high-school golf tournament at Herndon Centennial Golf Course was located in a grassy area between the practice putting green and clubhouse. Must have been 30 some nifty-looking bags or more placed...
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