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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Sports Notebook

Sports Notebook: Schedule oddities

The varsity football schedules are set for Arlington’s four teams and there are some interesting aspects about each. For example, one of the 10 games for the private-school Bishop O’Connell Knights is a contest against the Annandale Atoms, a public-school...

Sports Notebook: Low golf scores

Charlie Ostlund noticed right away how individual scores of high-school golfers these days are much lower than years ago, maybe as many as 10 strokes in some cases. Ostlund used to run multiple high-school golf tournaments and record all of...

Sports Notebook: Four sports

Good for Quinn Brennan. The Washington-Liberty High School senior is planning to play four varsity sports during the 2021-22 school year. He will start by playing two this fall, as a member of W-L’s golf and football teams. During the winter...

Sports Notebook: Tough times

Either or, it’s tough times these days to be a baseball fan of the Baltimore Orioles or Washington Nationals. What, have the two rebuilding Major League teams lost about 30 straight games combined? Actually, entering this week’s schedules, the teams...

Sports Notebook: Gathering spot

The scoring area, either outside or inside, always is the favorite gatherng spot at high-school golf tournaments. Everyone involved in the competition eventually ends up there - players, coaches, tournament officials, those collecting the scores of course, parents, spectators, and...

Sports Notebook: A four-loss runner-up

The setup of the recent 9-under Babe Ruth All-Star World Series was a little different from other such baseball competitions. The six teams first participated in three pool-play games, which is a standard setup. Then, all six still advanced to...

Sports Notebook: Starting already

The season was only over for a few days and the baseball managers for the area’s American Legion District 17 summer teams already were working to recruit players for their 2022 rosters. With so much competition among various summer teams...

Sports Notebook: Rivalries resume

Together again, and very good for that. For the first time since the 2015 high-school season, the Marshall Statesmen have rejoined the Liberty District and the Wakefield Warriors have been added to that league, as well, to hook up again...

Sports Notebook: Tradition returns

With many high-school sports events and schedules either changed, postponed or canceled – especially during the fall – last school year because of the pandemic, there were many usual events that never occurred when seasons were held. One event not...

Sports Notebook: On the move?

What now? With the large 17-division 2021 Northern Virginia Swimming League season now complete for another summer, which teams will be moved about, and to where, before the 2022 campaign begins? Each offseason, adjustments are made as NVSL swimming teams are...
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Vienna 180 atop district standings, will play July 4

The long-standing American Legion District 17 all-star baseball game won’t be played the morning of July 4 like so...
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