With bookend victories to their regular season, including a memorable 17-7 final-game home win over their neighborhood rival Langley Saxons on Nov. 8, the McLean Highlanders had a big bounce-back campaign in 2019.
The Madison Warhawks (6-3, 2-1) remained in second place in the Concorde District with a 41-0 home shutout over their neighborhood rival Oakton Cougars on Nov. 1 in high-school football action.
The final 2019 regular-season football game for the host Flint Hill Huskies and Potomac School Panthers on Saturday, Nov. 2 will be a showdown for first place in the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference.
With 18-hole scores of 82 and lower, 10 golfers earned berths to play in the Virginia High School League’s Girls State Open Golf Tournament at the Oct. 23 northern zone qualifying event at Laurel Hill Golf Course in Lorton.
Not only are the McLean Highlanders victorious in games this season, the high-school football team has its sights on a possible region playoff berth, if it can keep winning.
While a two-game winning streak ended for the McLean Highlanders (3-2) on Oct. 4, the Madison Warhawks (4-2) won for the second straight week on the same date in high-school football action.
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.
No more. By opening their football season with a 12-6 victory over the host Osbourn Park Yellow Jackets, the McLean Highlanders snapped a frustrating 21-game losing streak dating back to the final game of the 2016 campaign.
McLean High School graduate John Thomas, who later served head baseball coach at the school for seven seasons, led the Lake Braddock Bruins to region and state championships this season in his first season as that team’s head baseball coach.
Their defense-first formula is working for the Marshall Statesmen and has the girls high-school softball team in the region championship game for the initial time in program history.
With a 2-1 quarterfinal victory over the visiting Yorktown Patriots last week, the Madison Warhawks (13-1-2) advanced to this week’s semifinals of the boys 6D North Region Tournament.
The seasons ended for the dual-district baseball champion McLean Highlanders (17-6) and Marshall Statesmen (16-7) the night of May 24 with quarterfinal losses in the 6D North Region Tournament
Their bats keep busting games open and now the McLean Highlanders have a Liberty District Tournament baseball championship as a result of that consistent season-long offensive production, in addition to a 12-game winning streak.
A nice comeback. After a 1-4 start to the 2019 high-school baseball campaign, the McLean Highlanders figured things out and caught fire to finish the regular season with a 15-5 record, a 10-game winning streak and first place in the Liberty District.