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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Teeing Off Column

Commentary: High-school rivalries the best

Those neighborhood rivalry games and matches that are played every fall between high-school teams from the Sun Gazette’s coverage areas in the many various sports when some type of cup, trophy or just simple bragging rights, on the line,...

Commentary: High-school rivalries the best

Those neighborhood rivalry games and matches that are played every fall between high-school teams from the Sun Gazette’s coverage areas in the many various sports when some type of cup, trophy or just simple bragging rights, on the line,...

Commentary: Are halftimes too long?

If there was anything good that came from COVID regarding high-school sports, it was those much shorter halftimes of football games during the condensed and postponed 2020 season. The breaks during those contests were limited to 10 minutes, instead of...

Commentary: Fields, buildings in close quarters

Maybe because of significantly less land and overall available space at some local private-school campuses, many of the varsity football fields at those venues are situated quite close to the school buildings. Sometimes that works as an asset. But it...

Commentary: Teams where they should remain

A good thing about the 2021-22 high-school sports year has been a shift of some local teams moving to more appropriate districts. The Marshall Statesmen and Wakefield Warriors, languishing in the National District for the past half-dozen years or so,...

Commentary: Scorebook retired until spring

That maroon-covered and a bit scraped and bruised baseball scorebook that was used by the Sun Gazette staff in recent weeks unfortunately has been stored away for the coming fall and winter. With the high-school and summer hardball campaigns now...

Commentary: A favorite gathering spot

The scoring area, either outside or inside, always is the favorite gathering spot at high-school golf tournaments. Everyone involved in the competition eventually ends up there – players, coaches, tournament officials, those collecting and displaying the scores, parents of players,...

Commentary: Which teams will move where?

What now? With the large 17-division 2021 Northern Virginia Swimming League season now complete for another summer, which teams will be moved about, and to where, before the 2022 campaign begins? Each offseason, adjustments are made as NVSL swimming teams are...

Commentary: Such a quick turnaround

Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago, certainly seems so, that the peculiar and postponed COVID condensed 2020-21 high-school football season ended for local public-school teams? That’s correct. Saturday afternoon, April 24, was the final playoff game for a local...

Commentary: Legion pitch count too low

For nine-inning baseball games, the 105 maximum pitches that were allowed by any one pitcher to throw during the recent American Legion District 17 baseball tournament was a number much too low. For seven innings, 105 is OK, maybe even...
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