In a trio of important district football games with first place and or playoff implications on the line Friday night, Nov. 1, all three of Arlington’s public-school teams won big.
For those who knew Art Saenz, they were acquainted with, among other things, a passionate baseball fan with a lively personality and a tireless volunteer in many facets over the years with Arlington Senior Babe Ruth.
It’s not a frequent occurrence in Arlington that a high school athlete or sports team wins some type of state title. When that does happen, it would be a nice touch of class if those winners were recognized by the County Board on a consistent basis.
The Yorktown Patriots had little trouble defeating the winless and visiting Herndon Hornets, 55-0, in Oct. 25 high-school football action, while the Wakefield Warriors and Washington-Liberty Generals won important road games.
Compared to last season’s results, it was nearly deja vu all over again for the Yorktown Patriots at the girls and boys Liberty District high-school cross country championships.
With an 18-hole score of 82, Washington-Liberty High School’s Kaiya Mitchell tied for the final qualifying spot with two other golfers Oct. 23 to earn a berth to play in the Virginia High School League’s Girls State Open Golf Tournament.
With an important victory over the host Langley Saxons on Oct. 18, the Yorktown Patriots have the opportunity to win an outright district championship for the first time since 2012.
What occurred the night of Friday, Oct. 11 in high-school football action was something that doesn’t happen often involving Arlington County’s three public-school varsity teams – they all won.
Friday night, Oct. 11 brought a trio of success for Arlington County’s three public-school varsity football teams as the Wakefield Warriors, Washington-Liberty Generals and Yorktown Patriots were all victorious in winning their opening district games - leaving all in first place.
With an individual winner and two team champions, the Bishop O’Connell Knights had a strong showing among rivals Oct. 10 at the annual Arlington County cross country championships.
The annual Arlington County boys and girls high-school cross country meets were run Oct. 10 at Bluemont Park with both the Bishop O'Connell girls and boys teams winning.
The Washington-Liberty Generals played a recent girls high-school volleyball match against the host Langley Saxons in Liberty District action. Langley won, 3-1. The teams meet again Oct. 10.
The defending Liberty District Tournament girls volleyball champion Washington-Liberty Generals are off to a 9-1 start this season, and began the week with a 2-1 record in league play.
An already highly-accomplished basketball career now begins a new chapter for Faith Randolph, who recently was named the head girls varsity coach at Washington-Liberty High School.
In thrilling fashion, and for the third year in a row, the Wakefield Warriors defeated the Washington-Liberty Generals in an all-Arlington high-school football clash.
Led by a fourth-place individual finish by Benjamin Newfield, the Yorktown Patriots placed second in the 36-hole Liberty District golf tournament at Hidden Creek Country Club in Reston.
Through the first two games of the 2019 high-school football season the Yorktown Patriots are perfect at 2-0 with as many shutouts and scoring 40 or more points in each contest.
Behind a 300-yard passing game from senior quarterback Grant Wilson the Yorktown Patriots opened their 2019 high-school football season with a 40-0 home victory over visiting Wilson of Washington, D.C. on Sept. 6.
They’re ready. The players are in place, the plays are set and understood, special teams still need polishing, but the Washington-Liberty Generals are otherwise on track to begin the 2019 high-school football season and eager to improve on last fall’s 1-9 record.
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