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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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When the Wakefield Warriors and Yorktown Patriots take the field tonight in first-round 6D North Region high-school football playoff action, the teams will be facing opponents they have not played for many years.

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The Washington-Liberty Generals hosted the Yorktown Patriots in an all-Arlington clash among high-school football rivals on Friday night, Nov. 8.

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The results of the final Friday night lights of the 2019 high-school football regular season in Nov. 8 action secured an outright district championship for the Yorktown Patriots and Wakefield Warriors.

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A strong race-ending kick was parlayed into a region championship for one Yorktown High School runner, while the same strategy fell short for another.

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Depending on the outcome of final regular-season games on Nov. 8, there is a possibility that the Wakefield Warriors, Washington-Liberty Generals and Yorktown Patriots could all end up as district football champions.

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It took a while, but when the stakes became the highest, that’s when the Yorktown Patriots started playing their best field hockey of the 2019 campaign, in what has become an historic season for the girls team.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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He was the last player to tee off in the round, then at the end of the 18-hole competition, Benjamin Newfield was standing No. 1 on the leaderboard.

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For 30 years, Kip Davis was a fixture in many ways, wearing various hats, at Yorktown High School. His full-time job at the school was as a security officer.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The host Yorktown Patriots blanked the Edison Eagles, 41-0, on Oct. 4 in high-school football action. Yorktown improved to 4-1 with the win.

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The Washington-Liberty Generals (2-3) faced a tall task and remained close for a while Oct. 4 against the host and undefeated Chantilly Chargers.

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By sinking a nerve-racking six-foot pressure par putt, Benjamin Newfield earned a state-tournament berth.

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Yorktown High School junior baseball player Nathan Knowles has made a verbal commitment to play Division I ball at the College of William and Mary.

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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.

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Week four of the high-school football season had two Arlington teams winning and one losing in Friday night, Sept. 27 action in non-district play.

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The Marshall Statesmen nipped the visiting Yorktown Patriots, 1-0, in overtime in a recent girls high-school field hockey game.

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The Washington-Liberty Generals had a 4-3 overall record when the week began, including recent losses to perennial region powers Langley and W.T. Woodson.

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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.

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