With so many adjectives previously used to detail the Langley Saxons’ continuous winning and record-setting success in postseason tournament play, probably the best way to now describe the talented high-school golf team’s most recent achievement is just to list the facts.
The Langley Saxons and Potomac School Panthers earned their second victories in different manners in non-conference high-school football home games Sept. 9.
Bad weather was the winner at a much-anticipated nine-hole match that could have determined the regular-season standings and hierarchy in the Liberty District.
The Oakton Cougars, by virtue of a blowout, and the Langley Saxons, with a six-point victory, were the two local high-school football teams that won opening games of the 2022 season the night of Aug. 26.
Four turnovers and a blocked punt that was returned for a touchdown were too much for the Marshall Statesmen to overcome as the high-school football team lost to the host Washington-Liberty Generals, 27-7, Aug. 25 in the opening game of the season for each squad.
Three different girls high-school teams from the Sun Gazette’s coverage areas won Class 6 state field hockey championships the past trio of seasons.
Of the seven varsity high-school football teams in the Sun Gazette’s coverage areas of Fairfax County, only the Madison Warhawks and Potomac School Panthers had winning records last season.
Since the Langley Saxons became a varsity program in 1999 and won the first Northern Region tournament in that initial year of such competition, the high-school team has remained the standard of excellence for girls public-school volleyball in the area.
As is so often the case each fall, local teams and individual runners in the Sun Gazette’s coverage areas have considerable potential to have successful cross country seasons.
By carding a personal-best 18-hole high school score of 71, Max Vadas finished third individually and helped the McLean Highlanders team place sixth at the recent Stallion Invitational tournament.
Of the local high-school golf teams in the Sun Gazette’s coverage areas, the McLean Highlanders have enjoyed the most success during the early season portion of the 2022 fall schedule with top finishes in three different 18-hole tournaments.
Langley High School baseball player Hank Lippman was a member of the North All-Star team in the recent four-team baseball competition during the Commonwealth Games at Liberty University.
Years later, when receiving a second opportunity to join the George Mason University women’s volleyball team, Megan Shiffett Bachmann jumped at the chance and accepted.
The combination of season-long hard work and some late post-season tenacity worked as a winning formula that helped the Langley Saxons cap the 2022 girls high-school tennis campaign as state champions.
With so many spring high-school sports teams from the Sun Gazette’s coverage areas winning state tournaments or enjoying big success during the competition, many players earned Virginia High School League Class 6 all-state honors, with two chosen as Players of the Year.
By finishing first in the girls 1,600-meter race in 4:54.92, McLean High School distance runner Thais Rolly was the lone local winner from schools in the Sun Gazette’s coverage area at the recent Virginia High School League’s Class 6 girls and boys outdoor state championship meets.
There were a couple of losses along the way during the regular season and district tournament. But once the Langley Saxons entered the 6D North Region tourney, it was business (and success) as usual for the girls high-school lacrosse team.
With 15 finishes in the top three in the various events, the McLean Highlanders won the girls Liberty District track and field championship with 127 points, five more than the runner-up Langley Saxons.
With bats ablaze and blasting away in recent games, the Langley Saxons have amassed a five-game winning streak to finish first in the Liberty District regular-season standing and earn the top seed in the league tournament.
The Potomac School Panthers (15-1) blanked Holton-Arms, 10-0, behind 15 hits, and St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes, 23-0, in three innings with 19 hits in the team’s most recent Independent School League girls high-school softball action.
With a victory in its final regular-season game sometime this week, the McLean Highlanders will finish first in the Liberty District regular-season baseball standings and earn the top seed for the upcoming league tournament.
When Dave Conrow recently was chosen the new boys head basketball coach at Langley High School, the promotion continued a progression up a coaching ladder he first became interested in pursuing as a freshman in high school.
The Langley Saxons (10-1, 2-1) lost for the first time this season in boys high-school soccer when they were defeated by the visiting Washington-Liberty Generals, 2-0, last week in a Liberty District match.
Langley High School recently held its annual college commitment ceremony where senior athletes were recognized for where they will play sports at the next level in the 2022-23 school year. The list is below.
Langley High School senior basketball player Amr Areikat, this past season’s Liberty District and 6D North Region boys player of the year, has decided to play at the next level for the Randolph-Macon College team.