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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Sports Notebook

Sports Notebook: Familiar finish

On Saturday afternoon, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m., the Potomac School Panthers (4-4, 2-1) host the Sidwell Friends Quakers (6-2, 1-2) with second place at stake in the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference for the high-school football teams. If Potomac School wins,...

Sports Notebook: Those shoes

It’s always worth a mention and look when high-school cross country teams gather for big meets. To see rainbow colors at those events, don’t look up, look down instead at the shoes and the many different tints and shades and...

Sports Notebook: Playoff field

Through nine weeks of the regular season, half of the eight teams that would qualify for the 6D North Region playoffs would be from the Sun Gazette's coverage areas, based on the Virginia High School League's Class 6 rating...

Sports Notebook: Region champs?

There are multiple high-school sports teams from the Sun Gazette’s coverage areas that could win region championships this week. In girls field hockey, the Madison Warhawks, Oakton Cougars and Yorktown Patriots from the coverage area had reached the region-tournament semifinals...

Sports Notebook: Big wins

There were some significant victories by high-school football teams in the Sun Gazette's coverage areas this past weekend. In Concorde District play, the 8-1 Madison Warhawks clinched a second-straight championship by defeating the South Lakes Seahawks. In Liberty District action, the...

Sports Notebook: From all over

They came from all over to play in the recent Virginia High School League’s Girls State Open golf tournament. The field consisted of 63 players from more than 40 different high schools of all enrollment classifications – smallest to largest...

Sports Notebook: Longer matches

Remember not long ago when girls high-school field hockey matches used to take about an hour or a bit longer to play? Throw in any overtime, maybe 90 minutes tops. No more. Recent changes have added extra time to each varsity...

Sports Notebook: Busy week

This week is extra busy regarding high-school playoffs on the public-school ranks. The post season for golf concluded Monday, Oct. 25 with the Girls State Open, then action began the next day with district volleyball matches along with field hockey...

Sports Notebook: Saturday blues

It was a tough Saturday afternoon of high-school football action for the three varsity private-school teams in the Sun Gazette's coverage area. The trio all lost by lopsided scores on Oct. 23, being outscored by a combined 128-21. Wow. The Bishop...

Sports Notebook: Serious softball

Serious softball The competition is serious stuff throughout the popular Northern Virginia Senior Softball League seasons. Currently the fall campaign is ongoing through pretty much the end of October or so, with playoffs taking place. The players run and play hard,...
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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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