Washington-Liberty High School graduate Caitlin Cunningham is a red-shirt sophomore midfielder for the Division I women’s soccer team at George Washington University.
In recording a pair of lopsided shutouts, the Washington-Liberty Generals and Yorktown Patriots combined to outscore those opponents, 80-0, in Friday night high-school football action Oct. 21.
In another convincing performance, the Yorktown Patriots repeated as the Liberty District tournament champion in girls high-school field hockey, as the top seed outscored its two opponents 8-1.
Collectively, the four girls high-school field hockey teams in Arlington are enjoying the best season as far as overall victories, in the history of the programs.
After a tough road loss in their previous football game, the Yorktown Patriots returned home for an Oct. 14 high-school contest with a familiar – and welcome – starter back in the lineup.
The new members of the Arlington Sports Hall of Fame had similar messages during their acceptance speeches at the annual induction banquet dinner.
With five individual scores in the 70s, the Yorktown Patriots completed their golf season with a tie for sixth place in the Virginia High School League’s Class 6 state tournament.
Scanning the schedules in advance, followers of local high-school football teams often circle the dates of the biggest neighborhood-rivalry contests in anticipation of those games.
As it turned out, head coach Josh Shapiro’s pregame concerns regarding his Washington-Liberty Generals possibly playing poorly in their Oct. 7 Liberty District football game were misplaced.
Each of this weekend’s high-school football games involving teams in the Sun Gazette’s coverage areas have different reasons of significance – or perhaps even uniqueness.
Runners Molly Weithman and Jack Levine each achieved their two goals Oct. 6 by winning the girls and boys annual Arlington County cross country races, respectively, while running personal-best times on the Bluemont Park course in the process.
The three high-school football games involving Arlington County teams this past weekend resulted in blowout scores – one in favor of the Yorktown Patriots, with the Bishop O’Connell Knights and Wakefield Warriors on the losing end.
For decades, the only constant Arlington County championship sporting event among the jurisdiction’s four high schools is the annual girls and boys varsity cross country meet, run each fall at Bluemont Park.
With plentiful scoring a lot in the first half against the host Wakefield Warriors, the outcome was pretty much determined in the favor of the Washington-Liberty Generals, and any suspense eliminated from an all-Arlington high-school football showdown the night of Sept. 24.
The Yorktown Patriots ended up in a familiar spot in the annual Liberty District golf tournament, with a runner-up finish for the fourth straight season.
With a 12-0 overall record, including 11 victories by shutouts, the Bishop O’Connell Knights had the best overall record of the four varsity girls high-school volleyball teams in Arlington when the week began.
On three different possessions, the upset-minded Washington-Liberty Generals executed their ball-control offensive game plan as planned, resulting in three touchdown drives in a Sept. 16 non-district road game against the West Springfield Spartans. But that wasn’t enough.
For Bobby Dobson and Tony Bentley, being on the same bench again as basketball coaches for the first time since 2002 was like old times, but with a few differences.
Bishop O’Connell High School junior Molly Weithman finished third in 17 minutes, 48 seconds in the girls varsity race at the annual Monroe Parker Invitational cross country meet run the morning of Sept. 10 at Burke Lake Park.
By lopsided and close scores the Bishop O’Connell Knights, Wakefield Warriors and Washington-Liberty Generals lost in high-school football action this past weekend.
The Yorktown Patriots bounced back with a lopsided victory in high-school football action the night of Sept. 1, while the Washington-Liberty Generals and Wakefield Warriors lost the same evening. All three games were non-district contests.
A number of former high-school players in Arlington made various contributions this summer as members of baseball teams in the Northern Virginia College League.
None of the three public high schools in Arlington received the annual Virginia High School League’s Stay in the Game recognitions for the 2021-22 sports school year.
Liz Altmaier said she couldn’t walk away from the players and had no choice but to move up and become the new head girls basketball coach of the Washington-Liberty Generals high-school team.
Not to be outdone by the team’s dramatic, smoke-filled and flag waving grand entry performance onto the football field for its season opener, with the Metallica song “Sandman” blaring over the loud speakers, the Washington-Liberty Generals continued to put on a show once the actual contest k…
Three different girls high-school teams from the Sun Gazette’s coverage areas won Class 6 state field hockey championships the past trio of seasons.
Motivated by the disappointment of finishing second last season, the Yorktown Patriots reclaimed the golf trophy they have so often held in the past by winning the 2022 Arlington County high-school championship.
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