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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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McLean grad pitching well in college baseball

McLean High School graduate Teddy Merritt was selected as the Starting Pitcher of the Week in the Big South Conference. The freshman right-hander hurled a nine-inning, 109-pitch complete game in High Point’s 11-2 win over Winthrop. Merritt (1-0) struck out...

Braddock nips McLean in extra innings

In an untidy game, it was a clean, opposite-field, RBI ground-ball single to right that finally ended a long 3-hour, 1-minute high-school baseball contest, giving the host and 2019 state-champion Lake Braddock Bruins a 9-8 extra-inning victory over the...

Softball teams begin seasons with victories

For the first time in almost two years, the defending 6D North Region Tournament champion Langley Saxons girls softball team returned to action. The 2020 spring season was canceled because of the pandemic. Langley had last played in the 2019...

McLean runner first in state cross country

The big question regarding Thais Rolly is how in just 18 months did she get so good so fast? As a freshman in 2019, the McLean High School girls cross country runner finished a modest seventh and 15th in district...

Oakton boys, McLean sophomore win region

Convincing victories by the Oakton Cougars in the boys race and individual champion Thais Rolly for the McLean Highlanders in the girls event highlighted the 6D North Region high-school cross country championships. The Oakton boys had the first three individual...

Football seasons end for local teams

The regular seasons ended for the McLean Highlanders (4-3), Marshall Statesmen (4-3) and Oakton Cougars (1-6) with April 8 losses in non-district high-school football action, then for the Langley Saxons (2-5) April 10. McLean fell to the visiting Annandale Atoms,...

Records fall at district cross country meets

There was one personal school record set and a rare team mark established about an hour apart by local winners in boys Concorde and Liberty district high-school cross country championships, also region qualifiers on April 8. In the Concorde meet,...

PHOTOS: W-L defeats McLean in volleyball

In a recent Liberty District girls volleyball match, the visiting Washington-Liberty Generals defeated the McLean Highlanders, 3-0. With the win, W-L clinched second place in the district behind the Langley Saxons. See a volleyball roundup HERE, and enjoy photos taken by...

Region volleyball tourney set to begin

The field is set for the 6D North Region girls high-school volleyball tournament that begins this week, and the Langley Saxons and Washington-Liberty Generals are two favorites from the Sun Gazette’s coverage areas. The competition is an all-in event that...

Mistakes costly for McLean in loss to Yorktown

Right from the start, when the McLean Highlanders lost a fumble on the opening kickoff that led to an opponents’ touchdown, things didn’t go well in their Liberty District high-school football game against the host Yorktown Patriots. Yorktown won, 28-10,...
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