With their full lineup of players for basically the first time this season, the Langley Saxons recorded maybe their lowest 18- and 36-hole team scores in the program’s much accomplished history to win their third tournament already of the 2019 high-school campaign.
First a district title, then a state crown and the latest an historic region runner-up finish for Vienna Post 180, one win short of reaching the American Legion World Series.
Chesterbrook pool's Alexandra Halla and Alex Valencic and Vienna Wood’s Marleigh DaSilva won championships at the Northern Virginia Swimming League’s all-star diving competition Aug. 4.
From start to finish, Vienna Post 180 dominated its third game of the American Legion Mid-Atlantic Region 2 Tournament in Asheboro, N.C., routing Morgantown Post 2 of West Virginia by a 15-1 score to improve to 3-0 in the baseball competition.
It was survive, advance and onward for Vienna Post 180 the night of Aug. 8 in the second round of the American Legion Mid-Atlantic Region 2 Tournament in Asheboro, N.C.
Chesterbrook’s Alexandra Halla and Alex Valencic and Vienna Wood’s Marleigh DaSilva won championships at the Northern Virginia Swimming League’s all-star diving competition Aug. 4.
The team allowed the most single-game runs and walks in 10 postseason contests this summer, but Vienna Post 180 won nevertheless Aug. 7 in first-round action of the American Legion Mid-Atlantic Region 2 Tournament being played in Asheboro, N.C.
Three local swimmers from the Sun Gazette’s coverage areas were double winners Aug. 3 at the Northern Virginia Swimming League’s 2019 individual and season-ending all-star meet.
The one-two punch of scoring early while relying on strong pitching to shut down the opposition propelled Vienna Post 180 to the championship in the American Legion state baseball tournament last week in Lynchburg with a 5-0 record.
Two Vienna Little League All-Star baseball teams won District 4 Tournaments earlier this summer then advanced to state-tournament competition and did well in those events.
Behind yet another strong starting pitching performance and taking advantage of a three-run error and surviving its own defensive miscues, defending champion Vienna Post 180 improved to 2-0 July 31 in the American Legion state baseball tournament.
The state tournament began for defending champion Vienna Post 180 the way the American Legion baseball team played throughout when it won last week’s District 17 tourney – with another shutdown pitching performance.
By winning a seventh championship in eight years, Vienna Post 180 continued its dominance this summer as the District 17 Tournament powerhouse in American Legion baseball.
Their hitting was timely and productive enough and the defense was sound. But the most impressive aspect of Vienna Post 180's play and 4-0 record in repeating as American Legion District 17 baseball tournament champions was its stingy pitching.
With comeback victories in District 17 Tournament action the night of July 25, defending champion Vienna Post 180 and McLean Post 270 locked up berths in next week’s American Legion state baseball tourney in Lynchburg.
Keller Williams McLean/Great Falls Market Center recently donated $5,000 to help Mclean’s Little League Complex on Westmoreland Street, which was damaged by recent flooding.
A two-hit shutout and a two-out, extra-inning, RBI single were different individual efforts that propelled top-seed Vienna Post 180 and No. 3 seed McLean Post 270 to second-round victories in the American Legion District 17 Tournament.
It’s a challenge sometimes, keeping track of the postseason summertime success enjoyed by the many local Little League and Babe Ruth baseball and softball all-star programs in the Sun Gazette coverage areas.
The dominance of the summertime Northern Virginia Swimming League continued for the Chesterbrook Tiger Sharks on July 20 with a fourth-straight Division 1 championship.