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In a large multi-team meet that was reduced to just three Arlington schools because of weather issues on Jan. 17, the host Washington-Liberty Generals blue team won the annual Barbara Reinwald Gymnastics Invitational with a 105.55 point total to finish ahead of W-L White (99.95), the Yorktow…

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TRACK & FIELD: Washington-Liberty High School athletes had strong showings, with a number of victories, at the recent Liberty Premier Invitational at Liberty University.

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In the Wakefield Warriors’ 81-59 win over the Lee Lancers, Xavier Evans had 22 points, DeAndre Parker 17 and Treyvon Todd 12 in boys high-school basketball action.

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The Yorktown Patriots defeated the Wakefield Warriors and Washington-Liberty Generals to win the Arlington tri wrestling meet on Jan. 17 at Wakefield.

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The end-zone seats in football and the stands behind the hoops in basketball have long been some of the most famous and popular spots to gather and watch those two sports.

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John Mingus of Arlington has been chosen as the national Volunteer of the Year by U.S. Youth Soccer. He will be  recognized at the 2020 awards gala in Baltimore on Jan. 18.

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The chart with this story displays the Sun Gazette's all-Arlington high-school football selections for the 2019 season.

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The host Yorktown Patriots defeated the Washington-Liberty Generals, 51-28, in a girls high-school basketball game Jan. 10 between Arlington rivals.

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TRACK AND FIELD: A number of athletes had winning and strong performances for the Washington-Liberty Generals in a recent indoor girls and boys meet. 

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Behind a suffocating defense, the visiting Wakefield Warriors (7-6, 3-0) routed the Edison Eagles, 68-36, Jan. 10 in an early boys basketball battle for first place in the National District.

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It's interesting sometimes to peek over the shoulders of those keeping the two manual scorebooks at high-school basketball games to see how they approach that task.

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Before the season started, Bobby Dobson praised his three experienced and talented starting guards, calling the trio as good as any combination in the area.

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WRESTLING: Wakefield High School’s Cameron Queen placed fifth at 152 pounds at the Battle of the Bridge holiday wrestling competition at Woodbridge High School.

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In an all-Arlington high-school swimming and diving showdown, the Yorktown Patriots swept the Washington-Liberty Generals, the girls winning 186-129 and the boys 184-130. Yorktown also swept West Potomac, the girls winning 229-85 and the boys, 164-151.

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So many things, in so many sports, are different these days. Consider the various sneakers and socks in high-school basketball.

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The Bishop O'Connell Knights lost to visiting Gonzaga, 79-54, in Jan. 3 boys high-school basketball action in Arlington. Two days later, O'Connell bounced back and defeated Carroll, 67-59, also in Arlington.

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He was a longstanding youth sports and stalwart of summer baseball presence in Vienna - from his versatile and busy involvement in Little League, then his position as the dedicated and caring commissioner of the American Legion District 17.

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The Bishop O'Connell Knights played and defeated the Marshall Statesmen, 64-33, in a semifinal game of the girls Rebel Roundball Classic at Fairfax High School on Dec. 27. O'Connell went on t win the basketball tournament with a 3-0 record.

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The Yorktown High School club ice hockey team lost to Battlefield, 5-3, and defeated John Champe/Loudoun County, 6-2, in recent matches.

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A frustrating loss in game one was disappointing for the Washington-Lee Generals. But victories in their final two games of the George Long Holiday Hoops Tournament at Wakefield High School gave the boys basketball team some satisfaction.

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* For the fourth year in a row, the host Wakefield Warriors finished second in their eight-team holiday boys basketball tournament, losing to a top-quality opponent in the championship game.

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Two of the Capital Scholastic Hockey League powerhouses teams – the Washington-Liberty Generals and West Potomac – faced off in the final match before the winter break.

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Some of the best and most fun events during the wintertime high-school sports seasons are the many neighborhood rivalry basketball games in the Sun Gazette’s various coverage areas and beyond.

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Thanks to a 24-point comeback, the Yorktown Patriots remained undefeated at 7-0 with an 84-77 victory over the host Chantilly Chargers on Dec. 20 in boys high-school basketball action.

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