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Bishop O'Connell High School

Many O’Connell grads commit to play college sports

Some two dozen Bishop O’Connell High School senior athletes in various sports committed during different times of the 2021-22 school year to play college sports during the 2022-23 seasons. In baseball, Ashton Armour will play at Hampden-Sydney College, his brother at...

Editor’s Notebook: Tassel-turning time continues

We've segued from college commencements to high-school graduations here in the, sigh, "deeee-emmmm-veeeeeeeee," and yesterday had me observing the Bishop O'Connell High School ceremony, held at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. (If memory serves, O'Connell did have an...

O’Connell’s baseball season ends with playoff losses

After winning their first two games of the competition, the top-seed Bishop O’Connell Knights  (20-10) lost two straight during the semifinal round and were eliminated from the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference baseball tournament. Next for the high-school team was the...

Two golfers enjoy state-tournament success

Two young and talented high-school golfers on teams in the Sun Gazette coverage areas made a significant impact this spring in private-school state tournaments. * Oakcrest School sophomore golfer Amelia Cho won the recent 9-hole Championship Division of the Virginia Independent...

O’Connell softball team wins another state title

For the Bishop O’Connell Knights, the team’s impressive streak of winning Division I state private-school tournament championships has reached a perfect 10. During that stretch, the girls high-school softball squad has won 30 straight state-tournament games, going 3-0 each of...

O’Connell boys win Catholic track title, girls second

By scoring points in the majority of events and having multiple individual place finishers, the Bishop O’Connell Knights posted a strong showing at the recent Virginia State Catholic Track & Field Championships. O’Connell won the boys high-school meet with 151...

O’Connell dominates in WCAC softball tourney

As far as pressing all the important buttons, the Bishop O’Connell Knights performed just the way a top seed should execute in winning the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference girls softball tournament. The Knights (18-1) were productive with the bats, received...

O’Connell baseball team falls in WCAC semifinals

After winning their first two games of the competition, the top-seed Bishop O’Connell Knights (20-9) lost two straight during the semifinal round and were eliminated from the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference baseball tournament. Next for the high-school team is the...

Longtime basketball coach steps down

It was the 1980-81 season when Pat Deegan began what became a long and highly- successful career as a girls varsity high-school head basketball coach in Northern Virginia.       Deegan began that head-coaching career in charge of the Bishop O’Connell...

Former O’Connell coach receives state championship ring

For about five minutes, Tommy Orndorff returned to Bishop O’Connell High School’s home softball field the afternoon of May 5. The former 33-year coach of the girls team stepped down after the 2018 season. He was asked back by current...
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