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Deadly Potomac

Drownings near Great falls Park are visitors, say experts.

Every year, a handful of people fall victim to the surging, powerful waters of the Potomac Gorge. According to experts, most accidents on the white waters near Great Falls Park are from visitors rather than experts kayaking or rafting the rapids.

Bishop Ireton’s Sofield to Play Lacrosse at North Carolina

Q&A: Cardinal co-captain named 2014 WCAC Player of the Year.

Charlotte Sofield led the Bishop Ireton girls' lacrosse team to the 2014 WCAC championship and the VISAA state title.

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South Lakes’ Greatorex Eyeing Chance to Play College Lax

Q&A: Senior earned all-district/conference in field hockey, lax.

Megan Greatorex is a two-sport athlete at South Lakes High School.

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Marshall Senior Blackstone Commits to Cornell University

Q&A: Catcher named 2014 VHSCA 5A state baseball Player of the Year

Marshall catcher Mitch Blackstone plans to play Division I baseball.

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Lake Braddock’s Edwards Makes First Start at QB

Bruins defeat West Potomac in season opener.

Lake Braddock defeated West Potomac 30-6 on Friday.

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Samantha Bird Wins Gold in Ulman Cancer Fund Triathlon

Iron Girl all-female race took place in Ellicott City, Md.

Finishing more than 10 seconds ahead of her closest competitor, Burke resident Samantha Bird was the overall champion at the Iron Girl all-female sprint triathlon held in Ellicott City, Md. on Aug. 17.

Kamara Carries Edison to Victory in Season Opener

Junior running back torches Mount Vernon for career-high 166 yards, two touchdowns.

Edison defeated Mount Vernon 26-6 on Thursday night.

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Local Player on World Stage

South County senior plays in World Cup Quarterfinal with U.S. Women’s U-20 Soccer.

Kaleigh Riehl has been “playing up” her whole life. When the lifelong Fairfax Station resident first joined the Braddock Road Youth Club (BRYC) soccer team at age 7, she played with 8-year-olds and had to wait until she reached that age to compete. “

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Oakton Field Hockey Bounces Back

Cougars overcome early deficit to beat Osbourn Park.

Oakton will face Madison on Sept. 3.

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South Lakes Field Hockey Splits a Pair on UTL First Day

Seahawks lose to Robinson, beat Stuart.

South Lakes faces rival Herndon on Sept. 3.

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Centreville Field Hockey Falls to Robinson

Centreville will face Annandale on Aug. 29.

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Mount Vernon Field Hockey Looking for Improvement in 2014

Majors finish runner-up in Pool C at UTL tournament.

The Majors finished 2-0-2 at the UTL tournament at Lee High School, Aug. 25-26.

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T.C. Williams Field Hockey Wins Pool C Championship at UTL Tourney

Titans finish 3-0-1, outscore opponents 10-0.

T.C. Williams will face Falls Church on Aug. 29

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West Springfield Field Hockey Posts Winning Record at UTL

Spartans finish 2-1-1.

West Springfield will travel to face Herndon on Aug. 29.

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Lee Field Hockey Finishes Runner-Up in Pool A at UTL Tournament

Lancers finish 3-1, outscore opponents 17-2.

Lee surpassed its goal total from the entire 2013 season during the two-day Under the Lights tournament on Monday, Tuesday.