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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Sports Notebook

Sports Notebook: Teaching moment

They weren’t watching real video games like teenagers regularly do on their phones and computer devices. But Madison High School football players certainly were sitting and watching videos from the game the team was currently playing the night of Nov....

Sports Notebook: Home sweet home

The Madison High School football team has enjoyed big success the last few seasons, and a reason for the Warhawks' winning ways is their string of big success on their home field. So far this season, with one or two...

Sports Notebook: Sideline watching

For those covering high-school football games, the best and most fun way, if they choose and are allowed, is to do so by walking along the sidelines and following the ball. That’s an outstanding vantage point because they can see,...

Sports Notebook: Scoreboard watching

Take a guess. For those who watch high-school athletic games and events in person, how many times do they look at the scoreboard, if it’s working, during the action? A dozen, two or three dozen, 100 hundred or more? That...

Sports Notebook: Short visits

It’s puzzling why this peculiar trend in football has caught on of players spending very little time in as little space as possible in the end zone when they score a touchdown. Here’s what happens. A player scores on an...

Sports Notebook: Lose and advance

It's a good thing it doesn't take a winning record to qualify for high-school football region and state playoffs in Virginia. If that was the case, a number of teams would not be participating. In the four-team Virginia Independent Schools...

Sports Notebook: School colors

Going forward, how about every high-school sports team wear true team colors for games and competitions? Instead, what’s been happening for a number of years, is some teams, on occasion, alter from those traditional tints and wear all-black, or predominantly...

Sports Notebook: No passes

In the age of pass-happy modern football for teams at all levels, something rare happened during a high-school contest Nov. 6. The host Potomac School Panthers did not attempt a single pass in their 40-7 victory over the Sidwell Friends...

Sports Notebook: Region dynasty

When it comes to a sports dynasty, the Oakton High School boys cross country team certainly qualifies, that is if winning five straight region championships meets the definition. Oakton won a fifth straight crown last week in what was somewhat...

Sports Notebook: Rough terrain

Those who think cross country runners always have easy terrain to run on during races, look again. Check out the photo with this blog of a small portion of the Burke Lake Park course. This uphill section is in the...
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Editor’s Notebook: Get those boxes packed!

Yesterday marked the first day that sports czar Dave and I took some boxes from our current office across...
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