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Sports Notebook: Halfway point

For a few public-school varsity football teams in the Sun Gazette’s coverage areas, tonight’s games will mark the fifth contest and halfway mark of the regular season. Wow, that went fast. What is known entering game five is the Marshall...

Sports Notebook: Sudden death

It took a while. Kind of like one of those extra-inning games that goes on and on and on. All eyes were fixed on high-school golfers Nate Owen of South Lakes and Matt King of Westfield during a 30-minute, three-hole...

Sports Notebook: Concordedistrict.com

The Concorde District has created something helpful with a new website fittingly titled: Concordedistrict.com. When completely up and running, the high-school sports site will have standings, playoff results, all-district teams, it already has links to the athletic websites of the...

Sports Notebook: Close proximity

Maybe because of less land and space at local private-school campuses, many of the schools' high-school football fields at those places are very close to the school buildings. The photo of this blog shows the football field at Bishop Ireton...

Sports Notebook: Run vs. Pass

Basically, it was run versus pass when the Potomac School Panthers and host Bishop Ireton Cardinals met in a high-school football game Sept. 18 in Alexandria. The offenses of the private-school teams couldn't have been more different. Ireton threw the ball...

Sports Notebook: Serious swimmers

Don’t call them crazy or weird, even though each description may apply to some degree and they probably would not disagree much. Instead, call them very early-morning dedicated masters swimmers. In mass, they start arriving as early as 5 a.m....

Sports Notebook: Ceremonies resume

In recent months, so many annual sports events have been postponed or canceled because of COVID, with local sports hall of fame ceremonies included. But no more, hopefully. Three such events are scheduled to be held in coming weeks for different...

Sports Notebook: Football on grass?

Question: When was the last time a high-school football game in Arlington and Fairfax counties between public-school teams was played on grass? It has been a while, since every high-school field in those jurisdictions is now of artificial turf. Thomas...

Sports Notebook: Coaches don’t know

Don’t ask a head coach who their team’s next opponent will be right after a current game is played. It has been found over the years that sometimes they really don’t know the answer off the top of their...

Sports Notebook: Softball tradition

A neat and now long-standing sports tradition in Arlington is the annual First Responders Cup girls softball tournament, which honors those local first responders involved with the Sept. 11 terror attack in 2001. The two-day competition was held on Arlington...
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