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Field hockey senior salute will feature local players

The season has ended, but top local high-school field hockey playlers will have the chance to take the field one last time. On Sunday, Dec. 4 at Meridian High School in Falls Church, the inaugural Northern Virginia high school field...

W-L basketball team to open season mourning lost senior

A basketball season with much anticipation, promise and excitement for the Washington-Liberty Generals took a different turn to become a campaign with added incentive and purpose following a recent tragic traffic accident. That accident took the life of returning Washington-Liberty...

Arlington football teams combine for 17 wins

The four varsity high-school football teams in Arlington this fall combined for a final overall record of 17-27. The Yorktown Patriots had the only winning mark at 8-4, while the Washington-Liberty Generals finished 5-6. The Wakefield Warriors were 0-10 and...

Three players win W-L football team awards

Senior two-way starting lineman Elijah Hughes was chosen as the Washington-Liberty Generals’ Most Valuable Player for the third straight season at the high-school football team’s recent postseason banquet. Hughes was also chosen as the Liberty District’s Defensive Player of the...

W-L announces latest Hall of Fame selections

Washington-Liberty High School recently announed its athletic Hall of Fame class for 2023. The six new members are former W-L baseball and golf coach Doug Grove (Class of 1981), Larkin “Steve” Hobbs (Class of 1961), Stephen Schmitt (Class of 1977),...

W-L lineman chosen district’s Defensive Player of the Year

Numerous players from Arlington’s three public high-school varsity football teams were first and second team and honorable- mention all-Liberty District selections for their performance during the fall season. Those choices were highlighted by Washington-Liberty Generals’ senior lineman Elijah Hughes being...

Investigation continues into crash that killed W-L student

A 17-year-old Washington-Liberty High School student was killed and another youth is facing charges in a vehicular crash that occurred not long after midnight on Nov. 11, Arlington police said. At around 12:30 a.m., police and fire units were dispatched...

Yorktown wins football playoff game; W-L, O’Connell lose

Of the three Arlington football teams that participated in first-round 6D North Region tournament playoff games Nov. 11 and 12, the Yorktown Patriots rallied to win in the second half of their high-school contest, and the Washington-Liberty Generals and...

Yorktown blanks W-L in county football clash

Led by a shutdown defense and a power running offense, the visiting Yorktown Patriots blanked the Washington-Liberty Generals, 27-0, in the final regular-season football game for the Arlington high-school rivals the afternoon of Nov. 5. The teams finished in a...

More than football bragging rights are on the line

More than just neighborhood bragging rights will be at stake for four local high-school football teams in the Sun Gazette’s coverage areas this weekend, when three traditional regular-season-ending big rivalry games are played. District championships along with playoff berths and...
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Editor’s Notebook: Crazy days in the battle to end segregation

Perhaps no surprise here: The year 1961 featured some big battles on the school-integration front, both locally and at...
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