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With convincing victories in their first three games – two no-hitters and a one-hitter – the Madison Warhawks began the 2019 girls high-school softball campaign the way they played the last two – dominating opponents en route to winning back-to-back state championships.
Led by Langley High School graduate Halle Duenkel, a number of players from the local area and Northern Virginia either played or were on the roster of the James Madison University and the University of Virginia women’s lacrosse teams that met March 20 in a showdown of Division I college pro…
With the weather expected to warm and dry a bit this week, three high-school baseball teams that won conference-tournament titles last spring – the Madison Warhawks, Marshall Statesmen and Potomac School Panthers – are scheduled to open their 2019 campaigns.
For years, including the 2018-19 campaign, girls basketball teams in the Sun Gazette’s coverage areas of Fairfax County have been perennial region contenders and often champions.
Behind a stingy defense that allowed only six postseason goals, the No. 7 seed Langley Saxons (9-3-2) made history by winning the Northern Virginia Scholastic Ice Hockey League championship with a 4-0 playoff record.
Langley High School junior pole vaulter Hannah Richardson continued her domination of the girls event by winning the Virginia High School League's Class 6 state championship in Hampton. Her winning jump was 11 feet.
Thanks to a fast start and shooting 65 percent from the floor, the visiting McLean Highlanders downed the Oakton Cougars, 77-66, Feb. 19 in a first-round boys basketball game of the 6D North Region tournament.
Marshall High School’s Luke Munna won the 145-pound weight division at the 6D North Region Wrestling Tournment, compiling a 4-0 record that included three pins and a 4-3 decision in the championship match. Munna’s pins came in 2:10, 1:53 and 53 seconds.
The Marshall Statesmen in boys and girls action and the McLean Highlanders in girls are No. 2 seeds, the highest among local teams, in this week’s high-school basketball district tournament playoff action.
Between them, with a victory each, a runner-up and a third-place, the Madison Warhawks and Oakton Cougars were the big success stories of the 6D North Region Swimming and Diving championships.
With multiple individual and relay champions and other top three finishers, the Madison Warhawks and Oakton Cougars dominated the Concorde District swimming and diving high-school championships.
Marshall High School senior Natalie Bardach finished third in 18:55 at the Virginia High School League’s Class 6 state championship meet on the 5,000-meter Great Meadow course.
* The Flint Hill Huskies (9-0, 4-0) won their second straight Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference championship and ninth in program history with a 62-7 blowout victory over the host Maret Frogs on Nov. 2. Flint Hill led 48-0 at halftime in the high-school football game, as the victory was the 2…
A couple of weeks after helping the Langley Saxons win a third straight Class 6 Virginia High School League state golf championship, Kelly Chinn sparked a different team to a significant title.