The season’s first two races of the girls cross country season have gone quite well for the Washington-Liberty Generals.
Led by a trio of strong individual performances, the Washington-Liberty and Yorktown high-school girls track and field teams placed tied for fifth and seventh, respectively and just a point apart, at the Virginia High School League’s Class 6 outdoor state meet.
The spring sports season was a busy and successful time, maybe the most accomplished ever, for high-school varsity teams and individuals in Arlington County, with many winning various championships.
Juan Gonzalez didn’t just want to be in charge of the Washington-Liberty Generals girls high-school softball team. The new head coach, hired in January of 2020, along with his assistant, Karen Walker, wanted to quickly change the direction and culture of what had been a perennial ly struggli…
It’s hard to lose if the opponents don’t score much, and that was the successful formula for the Washington-Liberty Generals en route to winning the 6D North Region Tournament championship.
Led by senior Jasmeen Tinsley’s strong all-around performance, the Washington-Liberty Generals placed third in the girls 6D North Region outdoor track and field championships.
Led by an individual champion each, the Washington-Liberty High School girls and boys outdoor track and field teams finished second in the Liberty District championships.
One of their best seasons continued from the Washington-Liberty Generals (9-4) when the girls high-school softball team finished second in the Liberty District Tournament, then moved on to the 6D North Region competition.
After a mere 10 minutes into the first half, it did not seem like the Liberty District Tournament semifinal boys soccer match between the host Yorktown Patriots and Washington-Liberty Generals was going to finish.
The Yorktown Patriots continued hitting the ball well in their two road victories last week, extending the high-school baseball team’s winning streak to five.
The Yorktown Patriots continued a dominant season the night of May 25, besting their Arlington rival and visiting Washington-Liberty Generals, 3-0, in girls high-school soccer action.
In the Washington-Liberty Generals’ 8-1 loss to the McLean Highlanders in Liberty District high-school baseball action, Mark Haines and Tommy Devens doubled in the setback. Haines had an RBI.
The Yorktown Patriots enjoyed their best two hitting games of the high-school baseball season so far in defeating the South Lakes Seahawks, 8-6, then the McLean Highlanders, 10-2, in Liberty District road action.
* The host Yorktown Patriots (5-2, 3-2) topped the Washington-Liberty Generals, 7-1, after falling behind 1-0; lost to host Herndon, 5-1; then downed the visiting Langley Saxons, 6-3, in Liberty District games.
Behind the versatile performance of Emilie Doty, the visiting Washington-Liberty Generals defeated the Yorktown Patriots, 6-2, in recent Liberty District girls high-school softball action.
Behind a combined 14-strikeout shutout effort of pitchers James Tallon and Nathan Knowles, the host Yorktown Patriots (3-1, 1-1) blanked the McLean Highlanders, 4-0, in Liberty District high-school baseball action.
For the Washington-Liberty Generals (3-1) in their close 3-2 loss to the Langley Saxons, Caitlin Miller had two hits and an RBI; and Emilie Doty, Bridget Bartz, Allie Malone and Ava Lansbury had hits.
One of the best things about early-season high-school baseball is that ace pitchers are on display all over, showcasing their mitt-popping fastballs and other skills.
The fall high-school sports season (held in the spring because of the pandemic) overall was one of the most highly successful for teams and athletes from Arlington County.
What was their shortest season ever as far as the number of matches played may have left what will be the longest-lasting memories for the Washington-Liberty Generals, regarding accomplishments.
The Washington-Liberty Generals understandably were disappointed about losing in the 2020-21 championship match of the 6D North Region Tournament girls volleyball tournament, and not successfully defending their title.
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