No matter where, when or what time, neighborhood high-school varsity basketball rivalry games are always of big interest. If first place also happens to be on the line for one of those clashes, they become even more special.
The Madison Warhawks finished second with a 2-1 record at the Seahawk Holiday Classic boys basketball tournament at Hilton Head High School in South Carolina.
The Langley Saxons hosted and finished third in the multi-team Pat Dulany Invitational wrestling competition Dec. 17. Langley had 143 points. Champion Stone Bridge had 242.5 and runner-up Paul VI Catholic 193.
The Marshall Statesmen upped their winning streak to five straight with recent victories over the McLean Highlanders and Oakton Cougars to improve to 6-1 in boys high-school basketball action.
Multiple players from the Langley Saxons, Madison Warhawks and Marshall Statesmen were chosen to the all-6D North Region high-school football first and second teams for their performances during the 2022 fall season.
Regularly reading and following local high-school athletic Twitter sites is must-see stuff for those interested in keeping up with the sports of the schools throughout a school year, and even the summer vacation months.
Talk about a whirlwind of what eventually became a successful high-school football career for Langley Saxons quarterback Brendan Mansinne.
With the girls and boys high-school basketball seasons beginning this week, there will be two new head coaches of teams in the Sun Gazette coverage areas.
The season has ended, but top local high-school field hockey players will have the chance to take the field one last time.
A week after winning region team championships, the Langley Saxons on the girls side and Oakton Cougars on the boys each finished second at the Virginia High School League’s Class 6 state meets in Leesburg.
While the Madison Warhawks continued their three-season run of consecutive region-tournament playoff victories, the Langley Saxons and Potomac School Panthers were defeated in other first-round postseason football games on Nov. 11 and 12.
Their unsuccessful quest to win a seventh region volleyball title likely will be remembered best by the Langley Saxons because of the team’s furious rally that fell a few points short in the five-set championship match.
With victories in their final regular-season games the night of Nov. 4, the Langley Saxons and Madison Warhawks clinched outright league football championships.
The team champions of this fall’s 6D North Region cross country meets were a familiar and frequent perennial power on the boys side and a girls squad that last finished first in such a race more than three decades ago.
With lopsided victories the night of Oct. 28, the Langley Saxons moved into a tie for first place while the Madison Warhawks clinched at least a share of the championship in the high-school football team’s respective districts.
With a fast start in the first set, then taking a bit longer in the next two to eventually pull away, the top seed and host Langley Saxons defeated the second-seeded Marshall Statesmen, 3-0, in the championship match of the Liberty District girls volleyball tournament.
Four teams and two individual runners from the Sun Gazette coverage areas finished first in the Concorde and Liberty district cross country championship meets, all held Oct. 27 on the Burke Lake Park course.
With scores from 72 to 82, the four Langley Saxons golfers who played in the Girls State Open golf tournament finished in the top 25 individually.
The Langley Saxons realize their position they are in and are very excited about the opportunity.
The Langley Saxons and Madison Warhawks were the two local public-school winners in Friday-night high-school football action Oct. 21 in district home games.
The Langley Saxons, Madison Warhawks and Oakton Cougars made strong showings in district field hockey tournaments, but each girls high-school team fell short of winning the championship.
The Langley Saxons and Madison Warhawks were the two local winners in Friday night football action Oct. 21 in district home games.
The Langley Saxons began the week with a 20-1 overall record and was atop the Liberty District girls high-school volleyball standings with an 11-0 mark.
The Potomac School Panthers and Madison Warhawks won key football games this past weekend to remain in first place in their respective leagues.
With a 7-5-1 overall record when the week began, the Potomac School Panthers were tied as the No. 8-ranked girls field hockey team in the Division I state private high-school poll.
Now the number is a magnificent seven straight state golf championships for the Langley Saxons.
By playing well in a practice round the day before on the same course, Alina Ho realized she might be able to do something special the next afternoon when every stroke counted.
The host Langley Saxons (3-3, 1-1) lost to the Washington-Liberty Generals, 35-21, in Liberty District high-school football action Oct. 7. Langley trailed 28-0 at halftime, before staging a modest rally in the second half.
The Madison Warhawks and McLean Highlanders won by blowouts in high-school football action the night of Oct. 7.
Each of this weekend’s high-school football games involving teams in the Sun Gazette’s coverage areas have different reasons of significance – or perhaps even uniqueness.
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.
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75 years of football
Before Prince William County public schools fully integrated in 1966, African Americans competed in football in Prince William County as far back as 1915 for the Manassas Industrial School.
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