In another dominating performance and victory that has become typically consistent, the result was a fourth straight state championship for the talent-rich Langley Saxons.
Is there any area high-school football team that has been involved in more seesaw game so far this season than the Langley Saxons, resulting in some wins and some losses?
CROSS COUNTRY: Marshall High School’s Sophie Tedesco finished third in 19:27 in the girls senior varsity A race at the Pacers Running DCXC Invitational cross country meet at Kenilworth Park in D.C. Marshall’s Paul Bathelon was 15th (21:01) in the same race, helping the Marshall team place eighth.
As has often been the case in recent years, it wasn’t a matter if the talented, deep and dominant Langley Saxons would win the region golf tournament, but by how much.
As expected, the two-time defending champion Langley Saxons carded a low score and had a comfortable lead after the first round of the 6D North Region Tournament, played Oct. 2 at Herndon Centennial Golf Course.
With a 3-1 victory over the Washington-Liberty Generals last week followed by a 3-0 win over the Herndon Hornets, the Langley Saxons (11-4) began the week alone in first place in the Liberty District girls volleyball standings with a 3-0 record.
In an offensive shootout with the teams combining for nearly 1,000 total yards, it was a shut-down defensive play in the final seconds that secured a 41-40 home victory for the Langley Saxons on Sept. 13.
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.
The Langley Saxons on the girls side and the Madison Warhawks on the boys left no doubt they were the best Class 6 lacrosse team in the state this spring by running the table with perfect playoff records of 8-0.
Based on early season struggles and last spring’s losing overall record, the Langley Saxons would have to be considered some type of Cinderella story in winning this spring's girls 6D North Region Tournament softball championship.