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Sports Notebook

Sports Notebook: A fake hitter

The image was scary for a split second when walking past the bullpen of the South County High School girls softball field and happened upon. It was a life-size cutout image of a right-handed male batter standing in a makeshift...

Sports Notebook: Homemade banners

Some high-school sports teams were clever this spring season after winning significant tournament championships. Instead of gathering for a team photo with the traditional banners provided, as most have always done after winning say a district, region or state-tournament crown,...

Sports Notebook: A handy handbook

For the second straight summer the very helpful Northern Virginia Swimming League’s handbook has not been published because of reasons related to the pandemic and the uncertainty of the seasons. The 2021 campaign is being held after some debate, but...

Sports Notebook: Colorful caps

One of the neat things about the outdoor summer swimming leagues are the vivid colors of so many of the swimsuits and many more caps that many participants wear as they compete. The photo with this blog is such an...

Sports Notebook: Watching from afar

With some crowded state-tournament high-school baseball and softball playoff games in recent days, some fans found creative ways to watch the action from beyond the outfield fences, like climbing trees beyond the fence at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Others looked...

Sports Notebook: Bad sight lines

The girls softball field at South County High School is very nice, well kept and as quality as any in the area. The sight lines for spectators, though, is another issue. They are horrible. There are no stands behind home...

Sports Notebook: Reserved seating

Officially, there is no reserved seating at high-school baseball and softball games. Attendance is on a general admission basis. Basically, it’s sit where space is available in whatever bleacher seating is provided. Or, spectators can bring their own chairs, which...

Sports Notebook: Back to normal

Based on sizeable crowds at opening meets of the local outdoor summer swimming seasons on June 19, all seems to be back to normal after the 2020 season not being held because of the pandemic. Spectators were sitting side-by-side in...

Sports Notebook: A big game this time

The last time the Madison Warhawks and Lake Braddock Bruins met in high-school baseball was in March of 2020. It was an evening scrimmage that meant little, other than that was the last competition either team had that season. So...

Sports Notebook: Overlapping sports

Another example of the crazy local sports world as a result of the pandemic is how three different sports have overlapped this June when that usually is not the case. On June 19 the summer season began for the Northern...
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