Would this spring have brought a repeat of the unprecedented success a threesome of varsity lacrosse teams in Arlington enjoyed a year ago on the public high-school circuit?
O’CONNELL ATHLETES COLLEGE BOUND: A number of Bishop O’Connell High School senior athletes recently signed national letters of intent to play various sports in college.
Yorktown High School senior linebacker Aidan Burnside has made the decision to play college football, according to Yorktown head coach Bruce Hanson, at Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., this coming fall.
REYES MAKES ALL-STATE: Washington-Liberty High School senior guard Anthony Reyes was a second-team all-state Class 6 selection for his performance during the 2019-20 boys high school basketball season.
Being a defending state soccer champion and all, there was much excitement and anticipation for the Yorktown Patriots regarding the 2020 girls high-school season and an opportunity to defend their Class 6 Virginia title.
With the scheduled start to the high-school baseball season having come and gone, the Washington-Liberty Generals and Yorktown Patriots were among varsity teams in Arlington that were hoping the 2019-20 campaign would still get going at some point.
There are only unknowns at this point, but various thoughts and hopes certainly exist and are circulating from local high-school coaches regarding what might occur if students return to classes and the high-school springtime sports season begins sometime in mid April or later.
BRIE PERPIGNAN: Bishop O’Connell High School graduate Brie Perpignan averaged 10.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game during the winter as a sophomore guard for the women’s basketball team at Elon University.
Yorktown High School girls soccer coach Hannah Laman-Maharg, who led the Patriots to a state championship last spring, will be the guest speaker at the March 11 Better Sports Club of Arlington’s monthly meeting.
There were two individual state winners from Arlington schools at the boys indoor track and field state championships, one helping his team to a runner-up finish.
After finishing third in the state tournament at 145 pounds last season, Wakefield High School senior Steven Rochard moved up one weight class for the 2020 campaign and did two places better.
Having been blown out by the Yorktown Patriots a few days earlier, the Washington-Liberty Generals turned the tables on their Arlington rival, winning 66-61 Feb. 25 in a quarterfinal game of the 6D North Region boys high-school basketball tournament.
Led by the Yorktown Patriots' Victoria Huske and her girls team's second-place finish, there were multiple standout performances involving Arlington participants during the Virginia High School League's Class 6 state swimming championship finals.
Behind a hot-shooting night that added up to 14 three-pointers and a single-game season high for points, the visiting Yorktown Patriots routed the No. 2 seeded Washington-Liberty Generals, 98-73, in a Feb. 18 semifinal game of the Liberty District boys basketball tournament.
A number of high-school swimmers from Arlington teams competed in the championship finals of the 6D North Region swimming championships the night of Feb. 15 at Oak Marr pool in Oakton.
A pair of standout swimmers were the stars from Arlington the night of Feb. 15 during the final races of the 6D North Region swimming and diving high-school championships.
With a season-best performance from start to finish, as expected but not guaranteed, the Washington-Liberty Generals repeated as the 6D North Region girls gymnastics champions.
The points kept accumulating in various events for the Washington-Liberty Generals and Yorktown Patriots, who wound up finishing second and third, respectively, in the girls and boys 6D North Region track and field championships.
By scoring their 51 points in three events, the Washington-Liberty Generals were the leaders after the first day of the girls 6D North Region track and field championships.
Some 200 were in attendance for a Feb. 5 ceremony in the Yorktown High School cafeteria when 20 senior student/athletes from the school announced and were recognized for where they will play sports in college.
The Yorktown Patriots club ice hockey team (6-2-1) is in second place in the Norris Division and tied for fourth overall in the Northern Virginia Scholastic Hockey League standings.
All-around champion Sophie Gamboa of the Wakefield Warriors and runner-up Grace Chen of the Washington-Liberty Generals helped their girls gymnastic teams win district titles in recent days.
With seven first-place finishes and four seconds, the Yorktown Patriots dominated and won this year's Liberty District girls swimming and diving high-school championship.
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