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Brother, sister win state titles on same day

For George Rizzo and his younger sister, Lanny Rizzo, they recently shared in the ultimate high-school accomplishment. On the same day and just a few miles apart in the Richmond vicinity, the former Oakton siblings were members of different Highland...

Yorktown finishes second in National Guard Cup

For the Yorktown Patriots, the 2021-22 high-school sports season was historic, being the most accomplished ever for the Arlington school in state-tournament competitions. As a result of three Yorktown teams winning state championships and two others placing second, the school...

Yorktown High grad named to women’s national team

Yorktown High School graduate Lauren Flynn was named to the U.S. Under-20 Women’s Youth National Team soccer roster for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica from Aug. 10-28. The United States won the 2022 Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship,...

Yorktown player repeats as Gatorade’s best

For the second straight year, Yorktown High School soccer player Shay Montgomery was chosen as the 2021-22 Gatorade Virginia Girls Soccer Player of the Year. The announcement came June 23, just days after the senior midfielder helped the Yorktown girls...

Top spring teams looking toward 2023

With seven public-school teams from the Sun Gazette’s coverage areas winning Class 6 state championships during the spring’s high-school sports season, the question is natural: What kind of potential do those seven possess for repeating those titles in 2023? B ased...

Langley boys soccer team wins state title

With a 3-0 record, the Langley Saxons won the Virginia High School League’s Class 6 boys state soccer tournament. Langley (16-2) defeated James River, 3-1, in overtime in the June 11 championship game at Freedom South-Riding High School in Loudoun...

Yorktown girls soccer team wins third state title

A season that began with a loss ended with no other setbacks and a state championship for the Yorktown Patriots. The girls soccer team won the Virginia High School League Class 6 state tournament by nipping the Kellam Knights, 1-0,...

Langley boys soccer team wins region title

After a disappointing finish in the preceding Liberty District Tournament, the Langley Saxons did far better on the next run of the ladder. With a 3-0 record, the Saxons won the 6D North Region tournament, defeating the McLean Highlanders, 1-0,...

Yorktown girls win region soccer title

They had hoped to score more goals, and certainly had multiple opportunities to do so, to avoid a stressful nail-biting finish. That didn’t happen, but in the end, one tally was enough as the Yorktown Patriots nipped the host...

Oakton girls soccer team second in region

The Oakton Cougars (14-4) finished second in the 6D North Region girls soccer tournament, losing at home to the Yorktown Patriots, 1-0, in the championship match. The loss snapped Oakton’s five-match winning streak, and left the high-school team 2-1 in...
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Cash from summer-reading program goes to Potomac Conservancy

Friends of the Arlington Public Library (FOAL) and Arlington Public Library recently presented a $5,498 check to the Potomac...
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