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Sports Notebook: Throwing strikes

Talk about control, being on target and hitting your spots. That’s what three different Arlington Post 139 pitchers combined to do for a very impressive stretch of 252/3 straight innings during the ongoing American Legion District 17 baseball tournament.   During...

Sports Notebook: More accolades

It has been about a month since the Yorktown High School boys lacrosse team won district, region and state championships and finished with a 16-0 undefeated season. Yet the accolades keep coming for the Patriots team, which was ranked high...

Sports Notebook: Ready for football?

Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago, certainly seems that way, that the postponed and condensed 2020-21 high-school football season ended for local public-school teams? That’s right, April 24 was the final playoff game for a local team, with the...

Sports Notebook: Many champions

Goodness have there been scads of local summer baseball and girl softball Little League and Babe Ruth teams winning various tournament championships this summer. Three McLean Little League girls softball teams either won or were determined district champs. From there,...

Sports Notebook: A McLean day

It was kind of an all-McLean day when it came to Saturday morning swimming meets on July 17. Most of the many neighborhood teams in McLean either hosted meets, or competed in competition at other nearby McLean pools. For example. The...

Sports Notebook: Wide open

Unlike most of the past seasons when the winner of the local American Legion District 17 postseason baseball tournament was pretty much predetermined as one or two teams based on regular-season results, that’s not the case this summer. The six-team,...

Sports Notebook: Many changes

Gracious, have there been a lot of changes regarding the athletics staff at the Flint Hill School. When the private school opens this fall, Flint Hill will have a new athletic director and two new assistant ADs in charge of...

Sports Notebook: Success on the water

High-school rowing teams had a strong showing recently at the spring season’s Virginia State Rowing Championships on the Occoquan Reservoir. Girls shells from Wakefield, Washington-Liberty and Yorktown high schools all came home with gold medals. That’s one of the best...

Sports Notebook: Backstop chatter

Depending on the gathering of spectators and type of local amateur baseball game being played, often there is plenty of non-baseball chatter among those watching from behind the backstop. At one recent American Legion contest, while watching the game, a...

Sports Notebook: Quick starts

Wow, talk about running a swimming meet in rapid fashion. That's what happens when the Arlington Knights of Columbus Holy Mackerels host Saturday morning meets in the Colonial Swimming League. A race starts about every 30 seconds, with few delays. One...
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