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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With a couple of convincing quarterfinal victories Feb. 22, the defending champion Marshall Statesmen (21-5) and Madison Warhawks (20-5) advanced to the semifinals of the girls 6D North Region Tournament.