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Sports Notebook

Sports Notebook: Championship banners

It has been a tradition for years now in high school sports for teams that win tournament titles on both the public and private-school levels to have a photo taken with a championship banner of some type of style,...

Sports Notebook: No more lights

Those region-tournament semifinal playoff games held the evening of Nov. 18 brought the end of Friday night high-school football games until next fall. That’s always kind of sad. The remainder of the region and state public-school playoff games will take place...

Sports Notebook: New head hoop coaches

With the girls and boys high-school basketball seasons beginning in coming days, there will be four new head coaches of teams in the Sun Gazette coverage areas. Good luck to them. Three of the new coaches will be of girls teams...

Sports Notebook: Similar looks

Don't be confused, they are not the same team. The visiting uniforms and color schemes of the Yorktown Patriots the host Madison Warhawks defeated in a Nov. 18 region-playoff semifinal football game and the Centreville Wildcats the Warhawks will...

Sports Notebook: Home sweet home

Including tonight’s 7 p.m. contest, the Madison Warhawks will be playing in their ninth 6D Northern Region tournament playoff football game over a four-season stretch. All nine games will have been held on the high-school team’s home Vienna field. As...

Sports Notebook: Always a backup

It always happens, no matter what time of the year or even the time of day or night, that any distance of a two-way trip – short or long – via the route 95 corridor between Northern Virginia and...

Sports Notebook: Blue field, orange ball

How about a blue field and an orange ball? Things certainly have changed in the world of high-school sports. That was the setup in the championship matches at this year’s Virginia High School League state field hockey tournaments. The contests were...

Sports Notebook: A unique state tourney

The four-team Northern Virginia Invitational girls state soccer tournament for private high-school teams began in 2017 and recently completed its fifth tournament this fall. The pandemic prevented a 2020 event. The competition has become quite popular with some six different...

Sports Notebook: Much going on

In addition to the public-school region playoffs and the private-school state postseason in football that will start this weekend, there is so much more state playoff action in other high-school sports that also is ongoing involving local teams in...

Sports Notebook: Eligibility standards

Maybe there should be some kind of eligibility standard, like needing to have a winning record, in order to qualify for any of the Virginia High School League’s many region football playoff tournaments. If that was the case, some 40...
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