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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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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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* 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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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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WRESTLING: With an individual champion and a runner-up, the Wakefield Warriors finished eighth at the annual NOVA Classic wrestLing tournament at Fairfax High School.

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Highlighted by Yorktown Patriots’ senior John Pius being chosen the Defensive Player of the Year, multiple high-school football players from Arlington were 6D North All-Region selections for their 2019 performance.

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* The Washington-Liberty Generals (3-1) lost to Oakton, 66-63, then routed Falls Church, 68-38, last week in boys high-school basketball action.

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The high-scoring, three-point shooting Yorktown Patriots improved to 5-0 with a blowout win over Justice (91-51) and 97-83 victory George Mason last week in boys high-school basketball action..

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The Yorktown Patriots, off to a 3-0 start in boys high-school basketball action this season, defeated the visiting Annandale Atoms, 87-80, in overtime for one of their victories.

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* The Washington-Liberty Generals (2-0) opened their boys basketball season with a 56-45 home win over the Madison Warhawks on Dec. 3, then went on the road in Alexandria and defeated the T.C. Williams Titans, 53-49, in game two.

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Wakefield High School senior runningback Isaiah Mefford and Yorktown senior quarterback Grant Wilson were selected as offensive Players of the Year in the National and Liberty districts, respectively, for their performances and production during the 2019 high-school football season.

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The Wakefield Warriors, the most successful boys public-school basketball team for a number of years in a row now, begins its 2019-20 high-school season participating in the eight-team Prolook Shootout in Orem, Utah.

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The Yorktown Patriots lost to the host Westfield Bulldogs, 35-7, on Nov. 30 in the championship game of the 6D North Region high-school football tournament.

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Check out some of the scenes before, during and after the 6D North Region high-school football playoff championship game Nov. 30 between the host Westfield Bulldogs and Yorktown Patriots.

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Controlling the ball with time-consuming multi-play drives, a number resulting in field goals or touchdowns, was a big reason the Yorktown Patriots enjoyed a successful 6D North Region Tournament.

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On Saturday, Nov. 30 at 1 p.m., the undefeated Westfield Bulldogs (12-0) host the Yorktown Patriots (11-1) in the championship game of the 6D North Region high-school football tournament.

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The Yorktown Patriots defeated the host Madison Warhawks, 25-10, on Nov. 22 in a semifinal high-school football game of the 6D North Region Tournament.

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With a semifinal victory led by an efficient, effective, confident and productive short-passing attack, the No. 3-seed Yorktown Patriots will next play for a region championship.

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The Yorktown Patriots held on to defeat the visiting Marshall Statesmen, 28-23, on Nov. 15 in a first-round 6D North Region tournament high-school football game.

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It used to be that varsity high-school sports teams in Arlington didn’t enjoy much post-season good fortune during the various fall public-school campaigns beyond district-tournament competitions.

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Yorktown High School’s Piper Dean and Anna Macon Corcoran had strong finishes at the Virginia High School League’s Class 6 girls state cross-country meet at Great Meadow in The Plains.

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Picking up where they left off in the regular season, the Yorktown Patriots continued their winning ways with a first-round victory Nov. 16 over the visiting Marshall Statesmen in a first-round 6D North Region tournament football playoff game.

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