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Arlington Sports Briefs: Yorktown Volleyball Continues District Dominance

Led by Elyse Bush’s 13 kills and Libby Kane’s 30 assists, the Yorktown volleyball team swept Edison (25-10, 25-16, 25-18) on Monday. Not only are the Patriots undefeated in National District play since 2007, but also Yorktown swept each of its opponents during the time period.

"That’s pretty good," said Yorktown head coach Brittanie Behar, who led the Patriots to a district championship in two of her first three seasons with the team.

Bush also had nine digs and five aces, while Kane added eight digs.

Ashley Rock had nine kills, eight digs and two aces, Katie Rock had six digs, five kills and four aces, Courtney Duran finished with four kills and two aces, and Malaika Bain-Peachey had six digs.

Yorktown hosts Lee at 7:15 p.m. today, and travels to South County for an Oct. 13 match.

<b>Nottingham Returns to Form for YHS</b>

Yorktown quarterback Sam Nottingham, who struggled at times last week during his return from mononucleosis, accounted for three touchdowns and no turnovers during a 53-21 victory over Falls Church on Friday.

After sitting out the first four games of the season, Nottingham came off the bench last week against Hayfield. He accounted for three touchdowns, but turned the ball over four times. The Patriots lost 27-19.

Against Falls Church, the senior Nottingham started and played the entire game. He completed 11 of 14 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns. He rushed 12 times for 98 yards and another touchdown.

"He’s back," Yorktown head coach Bruce Hanson said.

While Hanson said nobody talked about Nottingham’s return, one could tell "people are more confident having him back."

The victory improved Yorktown’s record to 2-3, 1-1 in the National District.

Khalil Doles rushed nine times for 55 yards and a touchdown for Yorktown. Erik Cardillo finished with 12 carries for 54 yards and two touchdowns and Andrew D’Addario totaled four carries for 10 yards and a touchdown.

C.J. Bartholomew had two catches for 92 yards and a touchdown, while Mike Veith finished with four catches for 56 yards and a score.

The Patriots travel to take on three-time defending district champion Edison (4-1, 2-0) on Friday.

"We’re hoping that it’s going to be a good game," Hanson said.

<b>Diallo’s 109 Not Enough for WHS</b>

Wakefield’s Boubacar Diallo rushed for 109 yards in a losing effort Friday as the Warriors dropped to 0-5 with a 47-13 loss to Stuart.

Wakefield scored on a 6-yard run by Vincent Roberts and a 43-yard run from Terry Davis. Drew Powell had a 93-yard kickoff return for a touchdown called back due to a penalty.

The Warriors travel to take on Falls Church on Friday.

<b>Conner Paces O’Connell Ground Game</b>

<bc>William Conner amassed 120 of Bishop O’Connell’s 275 rushing yards Saturday as the Knights defeated Archbishop Carroll 23-8.

The victory improved O’Connell’s record to 4-1, 1-1 in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference.

Conner scored a pair of rushing touchdowns (40, 1). Joshua Trimble rushed for 75 yards and Greg Gadell totaled 73 and a touchdown in the Knights’ double wing offense.

Alex Berdahl led the O’Connell defense with eight tackles.

The Knights travel to take on Gonzaga on Saturday.