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Continuing their season-long trend of playing stingy defense, the host and top seed Madison Warhawks (7-0) defeated the fourth-seeded Wakefield Warriors, 28-7, in a 6D North Region Tournament semifinal high-school football game April 9.

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MARSHALL CROSS COUNTRY: The Marshall Statesmen won the girls and boys National District cross country championships at Burke Lake Park, the girls with 36 points and the boys with 34.

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There was one personal school record set and a rare team mark established about an hour apart by local winners in boys Concorde and Liberty district high-school cross country championships, also region qualifiers on April 8.

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The host course wasn’t in its best condition, typical for some golf venues this time of the year. Nonetheless, that didn’t prevent the Marshall Statesmen and Wakefield Warriors from being at the top of their games in what became a two-team duel for the 18-hole National District Tournament ch…

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Some swimmers and divers recently participated in the men's and women's NCAA swimming and diving championships.

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What’s the name of that old famous song by the big-brass band Chicago?  Isn’t it: “Saturday in the Park”?

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The Langley Saxons (2-4) defeated the visiting George Mason Mustangs, 19-6, in a non-district high-school football game April 1. Langley led 11-0 at halftime. The win broke a three-game losing streak.

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The field is set for the 6D North Region girls high-school volleyball tournament that begins this week, and the Langley Saxons and Washington-Liberty Generals are two favorites from the Sun Gazette’s coverage areas.

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The Marshall Statesmen (4-2, 4-1) rallied from a 7-0 deficit to defeat the visiting Justice Wolves, 21-14, in a National District high-school football game on April 1.

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Right from the start, when the McLean Highlanders lost a fumble on the opening kickoff that led to an opponents’ touchdown, things didn’t go well in their Liberty District high-school football game against the host Yorktown Patriots.

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After a sloppy start and falling behind, the Madison Warhawks bounced back in strong fashion to defeat the visiting Centreville Wildcats, 22-7, April 1 in Concorde District high-school football action to cap an undefeated regular season with a 6-0 record.

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Officially, there was no Liberty District golf tournament this season. Team and individual honors were not awarded.

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Finishing undefeated is always a significant achievement in any sport. Not allowing any opponents to score is even more remarkable and certainly rare.

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Other than the obvious clash of uniforms and the elimination of special teams play, everything else that began at noon March 27 at the Potomac School in McLean in an impromptu replacement game  was like an authentic varsity high-school football contest.

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A defensive struggle was expected and that’s what occurred March 26 when the visiting and undefeated Madison Warhawks topped the Chantilly Chargers, 10-3, in a high-school football showdown for first place in the Concorde District.

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With a 3-0 victory over the McLean Highlanders in recent girls field hockey action, the defending state champion Langley Saxons (5-3) kept the annual Rotary Cup in their possession.

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BELLA NORTON: McLean High School graduate Bella Norton is playing a fifth season for the women’s softball team at Indiana University. 

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First place in the Concorde District will be on the line between two undefeated teams when the Madison Warhawks (4-0, 2-0) visit the Chantilly Chargers (4-0, 2-0) at 7 p.m. March 26 in high-school football action.

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The defending state champion Langley Saxons defeated the host Yorktown Patriots, 141-154, in a Liberty District 9-hole golf match.

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For decades, most public high-school football games have been played under the lights on Friday nights. So it’s a pleasure when occasionally such a contest takes place during the daylight hours, instead.

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With another stingy defensive performance and their second shutout in four games, the Madison Warhawks (4-0, 3-0) have set the stage for facing another undefeated team with the same record in a showdown for first place in the Concorde District.

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Susan Shifflett has been a girls head volleyball coach in Northern Virginia longer than anyone. She started the Langley High School team in 1999 when the sport began its varsity status.

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The defending Division I state private-school champion Flint Hill Huskies girls volleyball team defeated Holy Child, 3-0, in what might have been its only match of the season. Flint Hill won the Sets by 25-14, 25-4 and 25-10 scores.

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The Marshall Statesmen won the National District cheer leading competition with scores of 242.5 and 243 in the two rounds, with no point deductions in either round.

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Although playing just a few games each and months delayed from the usual campaign, the Flint Hill Huskies and Potomac School Panthers will have a high-school football season.

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For decades, most public high-school football games have been played under the lights on Friday nights. So it’s a pleasure when occasionally such a contest takes place during the daylight hours, instead.

Who to Contact


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David Fawcett, Sports editor
  • dfawcett@insidenova.com

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David Facinoli, Sports editor
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