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


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Burke: Robinson to Face Undefeated South County in 6A North Semifinals

Rams RB Foncha rushes for 157 yards, 3 TDs in win over Chantilly.

The Robinson football team will travel to face South County at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in the 6A North region semifinals.

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Lorton: South County to Host Robinson in 6A North Semifinals

Q&A: RB Ramsey enjoys father’s gumbo on Thanksgiving.

South County will host Robinson at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in the 6A North region semifinals.

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Burke: Lake Braddock Football to Host Westfield

Q&A: Burins RB Atkins commits to Vanderbilt.

Lake Braddock running back Lamont Atkins committed to Vanderbilt on Sunday.

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Mount Vernon: West Potomac Football Suffers Playoff Loss to South County

Q&A: Lineman Opoku, RB Annan discuss semifinals, other teams and next season.

The West Potomac football team finished 8-4 in 2015, losing to South County in the 6A North region quarterfinals.

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Alexandria: Bishop Ireton Football Loses in State Championship Game

Cardinals fall to Benedictine in second straight state final.

The Bishop Ireton football team lost to Benedictine 35-6 on Saturday.

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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.