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McLean High School

Baseball roundup: McLean remains on top

With convincing home victories over the Langley Saxons, 8-0, and Washington-Liberty Generals, 13-3, in Liberty District baseball action last week, the first-place McLean Highlanders improved to 7-0 in the league. Griffin Stieg homered, had two hits and two RBI in...

McLean, Oakton lead districts in baseball

The McLean Highlanders and Oakton Cougars kept winning  in high-school baseball in recent days, defeating their biggest neighborhood rivals in April 14 action to remain undefeated and in first place in district play. McLean (9-3) topped the Langley Saxons, 12-7,...

Spring-break games popular for local teams

For many varsity high-school baseball and softball teams in the Sun Gazette’s coverage areas, spring break has a different meaning. It’s more like spring busy. So many of those teams usually play more games, weather  permitting, during the break than...

McLean High hires new football coach

Prior to accepting the job as the new McLean High School head football coach, Joe Cockerham held a variety of positions on different high school and college staffs. Cockerham, 34, believes those experiences will help him build a consistent winner...

McLean improves to 3-0 in tourney

Through the first three contests of a scheduled five-game local spring-break baseball tournament, the McLean Highlanders have a 3-0 record with their pitching strong each game. The schedule for the remaining tournament games is unknown because of many rainouts and...

Baseball and softball roundup

With a young team that includes only three seniors in the starting lineup, highs and lows were expected for the Marshall Statesmen this season. An early up note for the high-school baseball team was a recent 10-0 victory over the...

Longtime McLean High loyalist makes difficult decision

The decision was difficult and almost unthinkable, but longtime McLean Highlanders loyalist and alumnus Rusty Payne recently stepped down from one of his many involvements at the high school. Payne opted to leave his six-year position as McLean’s boys head...

McLean’s bats have been hot and cold

Through five games this season, the bats of the McLean Highlanders might be evaluated as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or inconsistent. In the two games the high-school baseball team won, its bats have been potent, producing 15 and seven...

Brother-vs.-brother game became a big family affair

Here’s a different twist to a sibling rivalry. Brothers Nick and Chris Morabito live in the same house, have the same parents and many of the same interests. But they attend different high schools, where they are starting infielders on...

McLean runners win state championships

For Xavier Jemison, the fourth time was the charm. In his final attempt to win the boys 1,000-meter race at the Virginia High School League’s Class 6 indoor track and field state championships, the McLean High School senior closed the...
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