He knows the program well, but now as the new head coach of the indoor and outdoor track and field teams at Washington-Liberty High School, John Bacon takes on different responsibilities and interests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With standout performances in three different sports over the last year, Rebecca Stewart has established herself as one of the top athletes – male or female – if not the best at Washington-Liberty High School.
W-L COACH STEPS DOWN: Bill Drake, the head coach of the boys and girls cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field teams at Washington-Liberty High School is stepping down from those positions at the end of the school year. Drake said he is doing so for family reasons.
There was funny banter and kidding, serious baseball talk, opinions, various emotions regarding a canceled season and a consensus that the defending tournament champion McLean Highlanders were the team to beat in the Liberty District this season.
Would this spring have brought a repeat of the unprecedented success a threesome of varsity lacrosse teams in Arlington enjoyed a year ago on the public high-school circuit?
O’CONNELL ATHLETES COLLEGE BOUND: A number of Bishop O’Connell High School senior athletes recently signed national letters of intent to play various sports in college.
Yorktown High School senior linebacker Aidan Burnside has made the decision to play college football, according to Yorktown head coach Bruce Hanson, at Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., this coming fall.
REYES MAKES ALL-STATE: Washington-Liberty High School senior guard Anthony Reyes was a second-team all-state Class 6 selection for his performance during the 2019-20 boys high school basketball season.
This spring is uncharted territory for Teddy Herbert. For the first time that he can remember, the Arlington resident isn’t busy playing baseball this time of the year on some level.
With the scheduled start to the high-school baseball season having come and gone, the Washington-Liberty Generals and Yorktown Patriots were among varsity teams in Arlington that were hoping the 2019-20 campaign would still get going at some point.
BRIE PERPIGNAN: Bishop O’Connell High School graduate Brie Perpignan averaged 10.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game during the winter as a sophomore guard for the women’s basketball team at Elon University.
Their regular season was memorable for a couple of reasons, then the Washington-Liberty Generals playoff run, including two victories over Arlington rivals, became even more notable for additional and multiple accomplishments achieved by the boys high-school basketball team.
Some in the know gave the Washington-Liberty Generals no chance of winning or being close to the South County Stallions in a first-round game of the Virginia High School League's Class 6 boys state basketball tournament. A loss by 40 points was mentioned more than once.
Taking a “nothing to lose” attitude into the first state basketball tournament appearance in decades, the Washington-Liberty Generals hope to continue their postseason success tonight.
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