Audrey Bartz enjoyed a successful college softball career for the Coast Guard Academy women’s team, finishing as a top performer in many career statistical offensive categories.
It was only a practice, but finally there was actual baseball at last played when the 12-under Arlington Storm held a recent evening practice at Barcroft Park field No. 2.
When the 2020-21 girls high-school basketball season begins in December, the Bishop O’Connell Knights will be without a number of graduates from this past season’s team that finished 24-7, enjoying its most victories in years.
The two teams weren’t able to meet in the boys state championship basketball game back in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, at least, the head coaches of those squads got together to discuss that situation and contest.
The morning of Saturday, June 20 was expected to have been a noisy time filled with neighborhood activity and excitement as the outdoor summertime swimming season would be beginning across the local areas.
Multiple-sport seniors Rebecca Stewart and William Murphy recently received the female and male athletes of the year awards for their 2019-20 performances at Washington-Liberty High School.
Sports fans can be very different. Some watch and follow for the action and personalities of the games and events, maybe hoping to get the occasional autograph or catch a foul ball.
If, and it’s a big if right now, the 2020 varsity football season begins on time this fall for Arlington’s three public high-school teams, the opening dates will be the nights of Thursday, Sept. 3 and Friday, Sept. 4. with a trio of home games.
They had a lot to say, and many listened to a recent online YouTube group interview with the three head football coaches of Arlington’s public high-school teams.
The Northern Virginia Community College athletic department has announced the suspension of intercollegiate athletics for the 2020-21 academic year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Athletes and a coach for the Washington-Liberty Generals were honored with the biggest three high-school awards given annually by the Better Sports Club of Arlington.
Multiple girls and boys senior basketball players from Arlington high schools were recognized in some manner for their performances during the 2019-20 season by the popular Website Novahoops.com.
If any actual local sporting events are ever held this summer – whether baseball or softball games or swimming and diving meets – don’t expect the competitions to look normal.
The names of the teams, the coaches, players, rosters and the July 2 starting date have all been finalized for the inaugural short-season five-week Northern Virginia College Baseball League.
With some Arlington County parks now open and athletic fields perhaps to follow soon, Arlington Babe Ruth administrators hope some form of a summer baseball can still occur in coming weeks.
WOOTTEN CHOSEN ALL-AMERICAN: Bishop O’Connell High School junior girls lacrosse player Alexa Wootten is one of 16 from Virginia who have advanced to the final round to become a 2020 Semper Fidelis All-American.
COLONIAL SWIM LEAGUE CANCELS: The 24-team, four-division Colonial Swimming League made the decision May 19 to cancel its 2020 season as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The league includes the Fort Myer Squids and Arlington Knights of Columbus Holy Mackerels from Arlington County.
In recognition of a 30-year anniversary, current Wakefield High School boys basketball coaches Tony Bentley and Horace “Buck” Willis interviewed five players and the head coach from the 1990 region-champion Wakefield boys basketball team.
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