From a strategical standpoint, with the way they controlled the game’s slower tempo, the Oakton Cougars were the winners. On the scoreboard, however, the host and undefeated Madison Warhawks won the tightly-contested girls high-school basketball contest, 44-36.
* The defending Concorde District and region tournament champion Madison Warhawks opened their season with three comfortable victories last week in girls high-school basketball action.
The scores were nearly identical but the manner of victories were different for the Oakton Cougars in their first two games of the 2019-20 girls high-school basketball season.
Led by two runners finishing in the top 10, the Oakton Cougars finished second in the Virginia High School League’s boys Class 6 state cross-country meet Nov. 16 at Great Meadow in The Plains.
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.
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.
With one score in the 60s and three in the 70s, the defending champion Madison Warhawks had the first-round lead by carding a 302 team score Sept. 16 in the two-day, 36-hole Concorde District golf tournament at Twin Lakes Golf Course in Clifton.
The No. 2 seed Flint Hill Huskies (16-10) finished second in the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference baseball tournament, losing to top-seed and host St. James, 8-5, in the May 11 high-school title game.