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Jon Roetman

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Experienced Woodson Boys' Basketball Team Bounces Back from 3OT Loss in Conference 7 Final

Cavaliers beat Robinson in opening round of 6A North region tournament.

The Woodson boys' basketball team beat Robinson 70-55 Friday night.

Westfield Boys’ Basketball Wins Conference Championship

Bulldogs beat Herndon to win first conference/district title since 2008.

Westfield beat Herndon in the Conference 5 boys' basketball championship game.

McLean Gymnastics Wins 6A State Championship

Highlanders first Fairfax County champ since Langley in 2004.

One year after finishing state runner-up, the McLean gymnastics team won the 2015 state title.

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Conference 7 Title Business as Usual for West Springfield Girls' Basketball

Spartans beat South County to win fifth conference/district title in six years.

The West Springfield girls' basketball team beat South County 55-37 Tuesday.

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South County Boys’ Basketball Wins First Conference Championship

No. 7 (lowest) seed Stallions upset No. 1 Woodson in 3-OT classic.

The South County boys' basketball team won its first conference championship Tuesday night.

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Centreville Wrestler Love Repeats as 195-Pound State Champ

Wildcats place second in team standings, Westfield produces two champs.

Centreville's Tyler Love ended his high school career with three state championship between wrestling and football.

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McLean Wrestler Grammes Wins 152-Pound State Title

Junior’s confident approach pays off with championship.

McLean had two wrestlers reach the final at Friday's state tournament.

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Vienna: Oakton Girls’ Basketball Continues Winning Ways

Cougars win 10th conference/district title in last 11 years.

The Oakton girls' basketball team defeated Chantilly on Monday to win the Conference 5 championship.

Potomac: Whitman Girls' Basketball Eyes Undefeated Season

Vikings motivated by 2014 playoff loss to Kennedy.

The Whitman girls' basketball team is 17-0.

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West Potomac Wrestler Joshua Carter Wins 160-Pound Region Title

Wolverines Jeremiah Carter, Holzworth qualify for states.

The West Potomac wrestling team qualified three for states.

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Centreville’s Love Repeats as 195-Pound Region Champion

Westfield produces three individual wrestling champions.

Centreville wrestling produced two region champions on Feb. 14.

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Fairfax: Robinson’s DePasquale Escapes Defeat at Regionals

Lake Braddock’s Haskett wins third region championship.

Robinson wrestling placed third at the regional tournament.

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McLean Gymnastics Wins 6A North Region Championship

Senior Brown-Kaiser qualifies for states in all-around.

After finishing runner-up to Washington-Lee three straight years, McLean breaks through with a region title.

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Arlington: Washington-Lee’s Sophie Hatcher Wins Region All-Around Title

Yorktown’s Kane places 2nd in AA, W-L finishes 3rd in team standings.

The W-L gymnastics team had its streak of three straight region titles snapped.

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Fairfax’s Barborek Wins 6A North Region Floor Title

Senior qualifies for states on floor, bars, vault.

Fairfax's Rachel Barborek won the region floor title on Feb. 11.

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Springfield: Hayfield’s Overstreet Shows Toughness in Return to States

Junior wins 6A North region bars title, qualifies for states in all-around.

Hayfield gymnast Molly Overstreet will compete in the all-around at the state meet.

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Lorton: Burgess Overcomes Injury, Wins Conference All-Around Title

South County gymnastics wins first Conference 7 championship.

South County won the Conference 7 gymnastics title.

Fairfax: Young, Burda Lead Robinson Gymnastics to Conference 5 Title

Rams win second straight championship, third in four years.

Robinson gymnastics repeats as Conference 5 champions.

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Arlington: W-L’s Guenther, Yorktown’s Kappel Win Wrestling Titles

Generals tie for fourth, Patriots finish sixth at Conference 6 tournament.

Washington-Lee and Yorktown each brought home one individual title from the Conference 6 tournament.

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McLean Wrestling Wins Conference 6 Championship

Conor Grammes’ pin delivers team title for Highlanders.

McLean beat Madison by 1.5 points to win the Conference 6 wrestling title.

Herndon Gymnast Bradley Wins Conference 5 All-Around Title

Sophomore leads Hornets to second-place finish, regional berth.

The Herndon gymnastics team earned a berth in the 6A North region championship meet.

Vienna: Koshuta-less Madison Snaps Langley's 14-Game Win Streak

Junior guard McWeeney helps Warhawks avenge loss to Saxons without injured star forward.

The Madison girls' basketball team beat Langley 46-38 Friday.

Hayfield’s Overstreet Wins Conference 6 Bars Title Despite Back Trouble

Fairfax’s Barborek qualifies for regionals in all-around, wins beam title.

The 6A North region championship meet is scheduled for Feb. 11 at Lake Braddock.

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Strong Defensive Effort Propels Woodson Past Lake Braddock

Experienced Cavaliers look for third consecutive region title.

Woodson limits Lake Braddock to 14 first-half points.

Arlington: Washington-Lee's Sophie Hatcher Wins Conference All-Around Title

McLean wins team championship, W-L places second.

Washington-Lee will compete for its fourth consecutive region championship on Feb. 11.

McLean Gymnastics Wins 4th Straight District/Conference Title

Green places second in all-around, Brown-Kaiser third.

McLean holds off Washington-Lee, Yorktown to win Conference 6 gymnastics championship.

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Local Prep Football Coaches React to End of Super Bowl XLIX

Majority say they would have called a run play from 1-yard line.

Lake Braddock football coach Jim Poythress sticks up for Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.

Alexandria: T.C. Williams Gymnastics Has Sights Set on Regional Berth

Defending conference champs field 2nd complete team in 3 decades.

T.C. Williams gymnastics won a six-team meet at West Potomac on Jan. 22.

Fairfax’s Barborek Wins All-Around at W-L Invite

Conference 6 championship meet scheduled for Monday, Feb. 2.

Fairfax senior Rachel Barborek is the defending Conference 6 all-around gymnastics champion.

Arlington: Host Washington-Lee Wins Barbara Reinwald Invitational

W-L, Yorktown to compete with McLean for regional berths.

The Washington-Lee gymnastics team won its invitational meet on Saturday.

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Great Falls: Langley Girls' Basketball Team on a Roll

Hard-nosed defense, Coach Baker’s preparation key during 13-1 start.

The Langley girls' basketball team defeated Langley 44-25 on Jan. 23 to improve to 13-1.

Alexandria: Senior Guard Hill, Rebounding Propel Titans in Second Half

TC beats West Potomac to improve to 5-1 in Conference 7.

The T.C. Williams boys' basketball team will face Woodson on Friday.

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Francis, Scanlon Help Westfield Pull Away from Herndon

Bulldogs use 16-2 run to blow open close game.

The Westfield boys' basketball team is 13-1.

Arlington: Adams’ Career-Best Performance Leads O'Connell to Victory

Junior scores 30 points, including game-winner against Gonzaga.

Bishop O'Connell came from behind to beat Gonzaga on Monday.

McLean Gymnastics Looking for Return to States

Highlanders finished state runner-up in 2014.

The McLean gymnastics team finished state runner-up last year.

Fairfax Gymnast Barborek Dominates in Final Home Meet

Senior wins all-around by more than 3 points.

Fairfax gymnastics team finishes runner-up to McLean.

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Vienna: Oakton Sophomores Royle, Connolly Provide Paint Presence

Royle scores career-high 18 points against Westfield.

Oakton defeated Westfield 63-46 on Jan. 9.

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Alexandria: T.C. Williams Boys’ Basketball Firing on All Cylinders

Titans beat 2014 region finalists Woodson, Lake Braddock.

T.C. Williams defeated Lake Braddock 69-58 on Tuesday night.

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When Dad (or Mom) Is High School Sports Coach

Local coaches and athletes share their feelings about the relationship between parent/coach and child/athlete.

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Herndon Coach Hall, Wife Host Weekly Study Hall

HHS athletes meet weekly for dinner, studying, fun.

Herndon High School athletes meet weekly at the Reston home of head boys' basketball coach Gary Hall.

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Centreville Football To Face Ocean Lakes in 6A State Final

Wildcats beat Westfield, repeat as 6A North region champs.

Centreville is headed back to the state championship game.

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Hill Drops Opener as T.C. Williams Head Coach

Wakefield dominates Titans in second half.

The T.C. Williams boys' basketball team lost its season opener to Wakefield by 28 points.

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Mount Vernon Pulls Out Overtime Win Against Rival West Potomac

Jones’ dunks excite crowd, Banks scores 10 in OT.

Mount Vernon improved to 3-0 with a 72-63 overtime win against West Potomac on Tuesday.

Nai-Tetteh's Defense Leads Robinson to Comeback Win over Lake Braddock

Senior's two steals, 14 fourth-quarter points propel Rams to victory.

Robinson beat Lake Braddock 65-59 Monday.

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Tham-Led Warriors Blast Titans in Season Opener

Wakefield no longer intimidated by T.C. Williams.

Wakefield defeated T.C. Williams 74-46 on Saturday.

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Langley Boys’ Basketball Enters 2014-15 with Increased Depth

Saxons have just one senior on the roster.

Langley has five players who are listed at 6 feet 3 or taller.

Aghayere Leads South Lakes Girls’ Hoops into 2014-15 Season

Seahawks last season won first conference/district title since 1997.

South Lakes girls' basketball is the defending Conference 6 champion.

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Lake Braddock XC Sends Two Harriers to Nike Nationals

Corbett, Murphy place fifth in respective SE regional races.

Lake Braddock's Alex Corbett and Kate Murphy will compete at Nike nationals on Dec. 6 in Portland, Ore.

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Warriors Trying for Third Straight Appearance at States

Wakefield senior Tham named region POY in 2014.

The Wakefield boys' basketball team opens at T.C. Williams on Friday.

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Westfield Throttles Lake Braddock in Region Semifinals

Bulldogs will face Centreville in region final rematch.

Westfield will face Centreville on Saturday in the 6A North region football final.

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