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McLean’s Little League’s 22nd annual Terry Mahony Golf Classic, sponsored by Chain Bridge Bank, has been rescheduled to Monday, Nov. 2 at Hidden Creek Country Club in Reston. It will be the league’s lone fund-raiser of 2020.

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For Tommy Doyle, the strange 2020 professional baseball campaign turned out far better than he could have imagined.

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The heart and soul of a local community newspaper’s regular sports coverage is most often youth and high-school action, and that’s the case with the Sun Gazette.

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Flint Hill School girls junior lacrosse players Olivia Hover and Sofia D’Angelo recently made the commitments to play the sport in college at the Division I level.

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McLean High School senior baseball player Jake Lynes has committed to play the sport in college at Catholic University.

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Since the early spring, all facets of his game have been working well for Kelly Chinn – sound ball striking, consistent accuracy with his clubs  and steady putting.

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Jake McSteen is healthy with a sound arm and the hard-throwing left-hander wants everyone to know he is pitching again and throwing well.

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Oakton High School graduate Jasmine Thomas was the third leading scorer for the Connecticut Sun in the team’s seven games of the recent WNBA playoffs.

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There is some very good future news regarding high-school sports coverage for the Sun Gazette.

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Vienna resident and longtime amateur golfing standout Pat Tallent recently was inducted into the Middle Atlantic Golf Association’s Hall of Fame. 

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Marshall High School senior forward Valerie Dirkse has committed to play college basketball at Division III Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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Marshall High School graduate Madeline Ice recently received her plaque from the Northern Virginia Swimming League for being one of the organization's five scholarship award winners for the 2020 summer season. She was selected as the Sportsmanship Scholarship recipient.

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It is an intrepid crew for sure that  regularly swims in all kinds of outdoor conditions – cold, rain, wind, dark and the early mornings – this time of the year.

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FLINT HILL BASKETBALL PLAYERS COMMIT: Flint Hill School basketball players and 2020 graduates Ronald Ayers and Dowar Jioklow will play the sport at the next level at Olympus Prep in New Jersey. Ayers is a guard and Jioklow a forward.

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With a team-high .422 batting average, a 2.1 pitching record and a stingy 1.28 earned run average, Braden Huebsch was chosen as Vienna Post 180 Most Valuable Player for the 2020 summer American Legion baseball season.

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Twin sisters Christina and Mary Trivisonno, who have helped the Marshall Statesmen win two region high-school championships in the last three years, recently made their commitments to play women’s college basketball at Washington University in St. Louis. 

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Following is a roundup of how athletes from high-schools in the Sun Gazette coverage areas of Fairfax County are now performing in college.

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Two McLean Little League girls 11-year-old all-star softball teams met recently at the Westmoreland Street complex in game-one action of a three-game series.

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Over a week’s time, and squeezed among multiple weather obstacles, six McLean Little League girls all-star teams at three different age levels played games among one another at the Westmoreland Street complex.

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Jake McSteen and Tanner Wall are good examples of the don’t-give-up spirit. And their inspiring efforts may pay off in coming weeks.

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Under strict social-distancing guidelines and other various restrictions, a number of public high-school varsity sports teams in Fairfax County have begun holding limited and occasional outdoor practices in preparation for any potential upcoming seasons during the 2020-21 school year.

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There has been a new gymnasium floor at Langley High School the past couple of years. However, not all of the original wooden basketball court has been completely eliminated from that Saxons’ venue.

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Langley High School golfers and 2020 graduates Brian Feinstein and Carleton Draughn were two of 38 players from Virginia to receive recent scholarships from the Virginia State Golf Association. 

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Thanks to some vision, imagination and dogged determination, diligence and hard work, there were plenty of local sports to follow during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic summer.

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Vienna Little League will hold its first hit-a-thon on Sunday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on the Nance and Crabtree fields at Yeonas Park. Players league-age 12 for the 2020 spring season and younger are eligible.

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 Local golfers Siena Ferrick, a Madison High School graduate, and current Oakton High player Alexandra Delgado played in the recent Virginia State Golf Association’s Women’s Amateur Championship at Roanoke Country Club.

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Langley High School golfer Kelly Chinn had another strong showing in a summer tournament with a runner-up finish at the Junior Players Championship on the TPC Sawgrass Course in Ponte Vedra, Fla.

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If all had gone as planned this summer, and nothing did, the Chesterbrook Tiger Sharks had hoped they would be celebrating another 5-0 season and fifth straight Division 1 championship in the Northern Virginia Swimming League.

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David Fawcett, Sports editor
  • dfawcett@insidenova.com

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David Facinoli, Sports editor
  • dfacinoli@SUNGAZETTE.NET


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