Drawn from the 15 weekly community newspapers published by Connection Newspapers.


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Great Falls: Langley Volleyball Falls to Madison in Five-Set State Final

Sophomore Shklyar totals 16 kills, 18 assists in defeat.

The Langley volleyball team finished state runner-up.

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Vienna: Madison Volleyball Captures State Championship

Warhawks beat Conference 6 rival Langley in five sets.

The Madison volleyball team defeated Langley in five sets in Friday's 6A state final on Nov. 20.

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Fairfax Man Battles Rare Disease

Lacrosse tournament in Springfield brings attention to Goodpasture Syndrome and kidney diseases.

Proceeds raised by the tournament will go towards the American Kidney Fund. But Lane and her husband, who have children playing in the tournament, are happy that the event is raising awareness for kidney diseases.

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Soccer Champs

The SYA Cardinals ’01 Red Boys Travel Soccer Team competed in the CASL Boys Jr. Showcase in Raleigh, N.C. the weekend of Nov. 14-15.

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Paul VI Wins Special Olympics State Championship

Student-athletes from Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax won the 2015 Virginia State Special Olympic Soccer Championship held in Virginia Beach, Nov. 7-8.

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RunFit Kidz Promotes ‘Healthy, Active Lifestyle’

Celebration 5K race on Nov. 22 at Burke Lake Park.

Backyard track at Sangster Elementary School was still filled with energy after school despite the chilly weather.

Football Roundups

Six of the top eight seeds advanced to the 6A North region football quarterfinals, while No. 4 Madison and No. 8 West Springfield had their seasons come to an end.

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Lake Braddock Wins Girls’, Boys’ XC State Titles

The Lake Braddock girls’ and boys’ cross country teams won state championships on Nov.13 at Great Meadow.

Alexandria Brief: Local Teams To Join in 5K

On Sunday, Nov. 22, more than 100 local students from 8 Alexandria schools will complete the Girls on the Run 5K presented by Innovation Health. The event is the culmination of a 10-week youth development program designed to help pre-adolescent girls gain important life skills.

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Great Falls: Langley Volleyball Beats First Colonial in 6A State Semifinals

Saxons will face Conference 6 rival Madison in state championship match.

The Langley volleyball team swept First Colonial on Tuesday in the 6A state semifinals.

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Great Falls: Langley Volleyball Wins 6A North Region Championship

Saxons to host First Colonial tonight in 6A state semifinals.

The Langley volleyball team will host First Colonial at 5:30 p.m. tonight.

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Mount Vernon: West Potomac Ground Game Dominant in Playoff Victory

Sophomore Cleveland rushes for 291 yards, 4 touchdowns against West Springfield.

No. 9 West Potomac defeated No. 8 West Springfield 40-19 on Friday in the opening round of the 6A North football playoffs.

Vienna: Madison Volleyball Earns Return Trip to State Tournament

Warhawks will face Langley in 6A North region championship match.

The Madison volleyball team defeated West Springfield 3-2 Thursday in the region semifinals.

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Reston: South Lakes Football to Host Oakton in 6A North Playoffs

Seahawks beat Fairfax, finish regular season with 8-2 record.

No. 6 South Lakes will host No. 11 Oakton.

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Vienna: Madison Football Wins Conference 6 Championship

Warhawks to host Chantilly in 6A North playoffs.

Madison will host Chantilly in the 6A North football playoffs Friday.