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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.

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* The Madison Warhawks (11-3) blanked the Chantilly Chargers, 12-0, and Westfield Bulldogs, 13-0, in Concorde District girls high-school softball games earlier this week.

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The McLean Highlanders hosted the Bishop O'Connell Knights on April 13 in a showdown between girls high-school softball powers.

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The action-packed and tightly-contested April 13 softball showdown between the McLean Highlanders and Bishop O'Connell Knights was an impressive display of why the two girls high-school teams are perennial powers.

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Winning streaks improved to four and three game for a trio of high-school baseball teams with convincing victories on April 9.

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The McLean Highlanders continued a trend of scoring four goals in each of their victories this season with a 4-0 win over their neighborhood rival Langley Saxons on March 29.

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The Langley Saxons and Marshall Statesmen improved their overall records to 4-1 with victories in high-school baseball action March 29.

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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.

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With a lot going on, there was much more to report than the final score and stats from the 15th annual Suburban Classic girls high-school basketball competition.

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The Langley Saxons (2-0) no-hit the Mount Vernon Majors, 11-1, in a five-inning high-school baseball game last week.

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A number of local baseball teams opened their 2019 high-school seasons with lopsided road victories last week.

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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.

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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.

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By compiling maybe the best statistical season in program history, Marshall High School center Daniel Deaver was rewarded for his efforts during the 2018-19 boys basketball season.

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The McLean Highlanders defeated the host Oakton Cougars, 77-66, in a recent first-round 6D North Region Tournament boys high-school basketball game.

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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.

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The Marshall Statesmen (21-6) began the week with an eight-game winning streak, including a 2-0 record in the boys 6D North Region Tournament to reach the semifinals of that high-school basketball competition.

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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.

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The McLean Highlanders and Madison Warhawks were first-time champions in their respective district tournaments, winning the Feb. 15 title games in girls high-school basketball action.

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Including teams and individuals, various high-school state champions hail from Vienna this winter, in addition to other top finishers.

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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.

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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.

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The Madison Warhawks successfully defended their title as the Concorde District girls gymnastics champion on Feb. 2 at Chantilly High School.

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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.

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When the girls and boys Class 6D North Region high-school basketball tournaments begin in a few weeks, they will be wide-open competitions.

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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.

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