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Reston: South Lakes High Cross Country Teams Off to a Strong Start

Led by its freshmen girls’ team, South Lakes High School cross country teams placed in every invitational meet they competed in thus far this season.

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Pickleball Comes to McLean

McLean Central Park behind the Dolley Madison Library now has two lighted pickleball/tennis courts where pickleball fans can play. Bring your own paddles and balls.

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Swim, Bike, Run: Reston’s 33rd Annual Triathlon

More than 500 compete in area event.

During the preceding week, Kelly Edwards of Waterford, Va., had been experiencing a strange feeling: butterflies in her stomach, but not the usual kind. They were “happy butterflies.”

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Burke, Lorton, Springfield: Lake Braddock Running Back Signs for University of Virginia

On Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, Lake Braddock Senior running back Lamont Atkins, of Burke, signed his grant-in-aid scholarship package to play football for the University of Virginia. The grant-in-aid signature guarantees the future Cavalier a full-cost athletic scholarship at the university.

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2007 West Springfield Grad Competed in Olympic Rowing

As a freshman at West Springfield High School, Matt Miller passed the eye test for the rowing team.

Great Falls: Winning Silver in South Africa

Omeed Mossadeghi of Great Falls, a Langley High student, comes home with Silver in World Championship.

Omeed Mossadeghi of Great Falls, a Langley High student, Mossadeghi, has recently returned from third Annual International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF) Tournament in Cape Town, South Africa 2016.

McLean Teen Wins Reston Triathlon

Claire Wolff, 17, of McLean, won last Sunday’s Reston Triathlon - in her first appearance -- with a time of 2:25:28.

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Potomac: Making Biking Easier in the Park

Since its launch in the Spring of 2013, the C&O Canal Bike Loaner Program, located at the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center in Potomac, has loaned upwards of 15,000 bicycles at no cost to visitors.

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Arlington: Senior Olympics Opens with a Splash

The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics (NVSO) opened Sept. 10 with an afternoon splash at Yorktown Aquatic Center.

Great Falls Player Joins Soccer Academy

Adrien Cushing, 15, of Great Falls -- who attended Forestville ES, Cooper MS, and is 10th grader at Langley HS -- started playing recreational soccer for Great Falls and then travel soccer for them.

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Great Falls Teen Wins Track Championship

Thirteen-year-old Daniel Silvestri achieves track championship in the Bandolero Series.

Thirteen-year-old Daniel Silvestri from Great Falls won Southside Speedway’s track championship in the Bandolero series.

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Arlington Snapshot: Early Start

The Washington-Lee Generals Junior Varsity field hockey team played Annandale the week before school started in their third game of the season. They defeated Annandale 4-0 with two goals by Nicole Charles and one each by Sarah Superata and Seneca Randolph.

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Alexandria Boxing Club Honors Silver Medalist

Community celebrates Shakur Stevenson’s success.

The Alexandria Boxing Club, at 901 Wythe St., became a center of community pride and celebration on Aug. 23.

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Arlington’s Pirate Cove

Tampa, Pittsburgh, and Minnesota NFL teams find homes in Arlington bars.

Most of Arlington cheers for the Redskins, but if you’re walking past Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill near the Courthouse Metro and hear a stray cheer for the Buccaneers, don’t be alarmed.

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Alexandria: Local Rowing Team Makes a Splash

As the world watched the U.S. Women’s coxed 8 dominate in Rio this summer, the local women of Alexandria Community Rowing (ACR) club’s competitive sweep team have steadily earned their own gold in local, regional, and national regattas.

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