It used to be that taking team photos of championship sports squads wasn’t a big deal or all that popular. A team would win a title, gather with a trophy and banner, and a few would be on hand to snap a picture.
Right from the start, the Madison Warhawks struggled to get into a rhythm on offense or defense Nov. 22 in a semifinal home game of the 6D North Region football tournament playoffs.
By rushing for 2,097 yards on 271 carrier this season, Langley Saxons running back Tre Vasiliadis finished his high-school varsity football career with 4,156 yards (631 carries) and scored 35 touchdowns, including 15 this fall.
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.
The Langley Saxons won the Virginia High School League's Class 6 girls state field hockey championship on Nov. 16 with a dominating 4-1 victory over the Kallam Knights in the title match at South County High School.
Led by two runners finishing in the top 10, the Oakton Cougars finished second in the Virginia High School League’s boys Class 6 state cross-country meet Nov. 16 at Great Meadow in The Plains.
With a stingy defensive performance, the Madison Warhawks (8-3) opened the 6D North Region high-school football playoffs with a 34-0 first-round home victory over the No. 7-seed Centreville Wildcats on Nov. 16.
All season long, the Langley Saxons knew what they wanted at the end, but the girls field hockey team remained focused on accomplishing the immediate tasks at hand and avoided looking ahead to that ultimate goal.
At last! A visual two-step process has begun with the hope of helping to eliminate, or certainly lessen the number of those annoying delay-of-game penalties in high school football.
With bookend victories to their regular season, including a memorable 17-7 final-game home win over their neighborhood rival Langley Saxons on Nov. 8, the McLean Highlanders had a big bounce-back campaign in 2019.
Pretty much all season long, a big key to the Flint Hill Huskies’ tremendous championship success on the volleyball court was building significant leads early in each set, taking away the pressure and getting in a comfort zone.
A unique thing about many high-school cross country courses is that spectators are often right there with the runners, with very often ropes throughout the entire course, preventing them from wandering onto the course in various places, sometimes inadvertently getting in the way.
The continuing impressive dominance has become so longstanding for the Flint Hill Huskies, keeping track of the girls volleyball team’s list of various championships and victory streaks sometimes becomes a challenge as the numbers have become so lofty.
The Madison Warhawks (6-3, 2-1) remained in second place in the Concorde District with a 41-0 home shutout over their neighborhood rival Oakton Cougars on Nov. 1 in high-school football action.
For the third straight season and eighth time in the past 10 high-school football campaigns, the neighborhood rival Flint Hill Huskies and Potomac School Panthers will meet in the final regular-season game for both that will decide the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference champion.