With two teams playing in district-tournament finals, another in a region-tournament title game and all three having winning records, the 2019-20 boys high-school basketball season was a big success story for the Wakefield Warriors, Washington-Liberty Generals and Yorktown Patriots.
YORKTOWN ICE HOCKEY TEAM UNDEFEATED: The Yorktown High School club ice hockey team improved to 4-0 with a recent 7-3 victory over Loudoun Valley/Woodgrove in Northern Virginia Scholastic Ice Hockey League play.
Aaron Tarr’s baseball-coaching career entered a new chapter in recent weeks, when the 1998 Yorktown High School graduate joined the staff as an assistant for Division I Coppin State University in Baltimore.
With shortened high-school basketball schedules this coming season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wakefield Warriors will not play either of its two other Arlington County rivals in girls and boys varsity competition during the campaign. That has only occurred a few times in the histo…
All three public high-school wrestling varsity wrestling teams in Arlington County were looking forward to building on continued recent success during the upcoming 2020-21 season. That won’t happen now, because the winter grappling campaign was canceled by school officials as a result of the…
With a roster filled with experienced, speedy and skilled players, the Washington-Liberty Generals are poised for another strong ice hockey season this fall and winter.
The decision by Arlington Public Schools’ leadership to cancel its winter sports season may not have been unexpected, but a lack of communication with coaches left some fuming nonetheless.
There have been some unusual and out-of-sorts outdoor venues in recent days where public high-school sports teams of all seasons in Arlington have held workouts under COVID-19 guidelines.
MARYMOUNT ALL-DECADE TEAMS: With no fall sports results to post on its athletic Website, Marymount University has produced a number of all-decade teams from the 2010 to 2020 time frame in a format to display on that site and fill an otherwise empty void this fall.
As of Oct. 12, high-school sports teams from all three seasons in Arlington were allowed to start holding optional and limited practice sessions, which are basically conditioning workouts with no balls or contact permitted.
What began as a back-and-forth Twitter challenge and a couple of dares eventually developed into a planned five-person run among Arlington Public Schools employees.
Like some others these days, word of Jacob Friend’s development as a vastly-improving high-school athlete has been limited in recent months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yorktown High School graduate M.J. Stewart is receiving significant playing time in the defensive secondary for the Cleveland Browns through three NFL games this season.
Bishop O’Connell High School baseball player and former Arlington Senior Babe Ruth standout Bobby McDonough recently threw a eight-strikeout, no-walks complete game to get the win for the 17-under Molina Stars travel baseball team this fall.
In the high-school football annals in Arlington, Friday, Sept. 11 of 1987 was the only time in county history that all four Arlington varsity prep teams were involved in games against one another on the same date.
They weren’t able to have a high-school season – canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic – but a number of Yorktown High School boys lacrosse players competed in summer-league action for club teams in recent weeks.
It took nearly five months and some intricate planning. Then at last, the popular and annual all-Arlington ice hockey high-school club match between the Washington-Liberty Generals and Yorktown Patriots was played Aug. 1.
With a two-round total of 4-under-par 72-68–140, rising Yorktown High School sophomore golfer Ben Newfield won this summer’s Bob Benning Middle Atlantic PGA Championship in the boys 13-15 age group.
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