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Bumped, Bruised, Better

Springfield man recovers from mid-race Ironman accident.

Bill Vitaletti of Springfield had fractured his jaw in three places, broken a bone in his eye socket, chipped a tooth and cracked two other teeth that would eventually have to be pulled. But he didn’t know any of that at the time. What he knew was he still had at least 20 miles left to bike and 26.2 miles to run before completing his first Ironman triathlon.

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Reston: South Lakes High Track Athlete Signs with Air Force Academy

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She is the school-record holder in the all of the girls’ hurdle events: 55 meters (8.40), 100 meters (14.52), 300 meters (45.86). Devyn Jones, a senior at South Lakes High School, has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Air Force Academy.

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Great Falls U7 Wins Rugby Tournament

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Great Falls Village was a busy place on Sunday, Nov. 20, as Great Falls Youth Rugby hosted its third, annual tournament to benefit the spinal cord injury research and recovery programs at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. The President of Great Falls Rugby is himself a spinal cord injury survivor.

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Reston: Seahawks Advance to Region Semifinals

South Lakes (11-1) to face Lake Braddock (11-1), the top-ranked team in the state.

With less than two minutes to play, it appeared the Seahawks had made an improbable comeback to advance to the region semifinals. After falling behind 14-0, they had scored three unanswered touchdowns. But the Wildcats pulled off a miraculous 75-yard flea-flicker bomb for a score with 1:25 remaining, stunning South Lakes and pulling Centreville to within 22-20.

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Herndon Turkey Trot Race a Success

Some 858 runners participate in pre-Thanksgiving tradition at Herndon Community Center.

The first-place male winner was James Luehrs, 23, of Reston, who finished with a time of 16:16. He is Herndon High School's cross country and distance track coach. Some 858 runners participated in The Turkey Trot 5K Race sponsored by the Herndon Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Herndon Community Center. The race wound around the Herndon Centennial Golf Course.

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Great Falls Classical Ballet Performs Revamped Nutcracker This Weekend

Fifty-five dancers will be performing in the show on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at McLean High School.

The Margaret Haddad Studio of Classical Ballet in Great Falls has performed the Nutcracker ballet for decades. Though the studio’s founder –Margaret Haddad— retired last year, her 50-year legacy of teaching classical ballet in the community will continue through one of her students: Casey Jones. Jones started dancing under Margaret Haddad’s instruction in 1994. By 2001, Haddad inducted her into the studio’s teacher training program.

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Great Falls: Playing Baseball in the 1890s Great Falls

Bringing a local player to life through history.

Take a look at the local 1890 Baseball Team, for example. The team was lined up in front of a fence that may have held their horses while they played. Four guys had bats, one or two guys had gloves, most seemed to be wearing riding boots. At least five were wearing the same type of baseball cap, apparently to show they were on the same team. (1890s Baseball Team, The N.F. Bradford, Sr. Collection, copyright Great Falls Historical Society).

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West Potomac Wolverines Fall Short in Playoffs

The West Potomac football team traveled to Madison on Friday, Nov. 18, to take on the second ranked Warhawks in a second round playoff game.

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Reston: Region Races For ‘Team Red, White & Blue’

More than 600 people from all over the greater Washington area braved 30-degree weather on Sunday morning to salute veterans and members of the military by running in Dominion Consulting’s Third Annual Veterans Day 5K. “Just by getting vets out who have issues [post-traumatic stress disorder] gets them involved and gives them two hours or so to not think about those things,” says Lynch, who is a veteran of the Air Force.

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McLean: Potomac School’s Nardini to Play Tennis at University of Richmond

Joe Nardini, a senior at The Potomac School, has signed his national letter of intent to play Division I tennis for the University of Richmond.

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Great Falls U13 Blue Win Virginia President’s Cup

The GFSC U13 Blue capped off a fall 2016 season by winning the U13 Virginia Cup title with a 5-0 win over Virginia Beach.

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Wolverines Avenge Regular Season Loss to TC

West Potomac set the tone early in last week’s game against T.C, Williams as they took the opening kickoff and drove down field for a touchdown catch and run by Zack Monson to put the home team up 7-0.

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Vienna: OLGS Wimbledon Tennis Team Ends Winning Season

OLGC – Wimbledon I, ended the regular season with a 12-0 record and had match record score of 72-3 in total games played.

Mount Vernon vs West Potomac

West Potomac defeated Mount Vernon 45-14 on Friday, Nov. 4.

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Westfield Progresses To Playoffs

Westfield and Chantilly collided for a Conference 5 game on Friday night, Oct. 28.

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