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Jon Roetman

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Morris’ 4 Goals Lift McLean Boys’ Lax Over Madison

Highlanders snap two-­game losing skid, Warhawks fall to 5-­2.

The McLean boys' lacrosse team bounced back from consecutive losses.

West Potomac Rides Seven-Game Win Streak to First Place

Wolverines win 9 of 11 prior to Tuesday’s loss to Annandale.

Leading off the bottom of the sixth inning, West Potomac right fielder Rocky Iboleon got the fastball he wanted and drove it to deep left.

Centreville Girls’ Soccer Ties Herndon

After suffering its first loss of the season, the Centreville girls’ soccer team responded with a goal in the first minute of its following match against Herndon.

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Burke: Lake Braddock Softball Suffers First Loss

Villanova commit Jones has three hits, home run against O’Connell.

The Lake Braddock softball team is 11-1 after losing to O'Connell on April 25.

Mount Vernon: West Potomac Rides 7-Game Win Streak to First Place

Wolverines win 9 of 11 prior to Tuesday’s loss to Annandale.

The West Potomac baseball team sits atop the Conference 7 standings with a 6-1 record.

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Arlington: O’Connell Softball Scores 9 in 7th Inning to Beat Lake Braddock

Giaquinto hits 3-run homer, pitcher Ohanian beats former team.

Tommy Orndorff, in his 30th season coaching the Bishop O’Connell softball program, wasn’t pleased with the Knights’ performance in recent weeks.

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Mount Vernon: Martin, Smith Lead Majors to Comeback Win over Titans

Mount Vernon boys’ lacrosse improves to 5­-1, TC falls to 3-­7.

The Mount Vernon boys' lacrosse team overcame a 7-1 deficit to beat T.C. Williams 12-11.

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Fairfax Pitcher Leckert Throws 3-Hit Shutout Against McLean

Rebels improve to 8-4 with 1-0 win over Highlanders.

The Fairfax baseball team beat McLean 1-0 on April 17.

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Vienna: Oakton Pitcher Jones Tosses Complete Game

Cougars improve to 9-­0 with win over Centreville.

The Oakton baseball team is off to a 9-0 start.

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Arlington: Yorktown Girls’ Lax Shows ‘Mental Toughness’

Patriots win five straight after dropping season opener.

The Yorktown girls’ lacrosse team’s motto of “mental toughness” was put to the test following the first game of the season, when the Patriots opened the 2015 campaign with a 22-11 loss at home against a talented Centreville team on March 16.

Mount Vernon: All-State Outfielder Zyzyk Transitions to Catcher

Towson signee changed positions to help team.

Ten months removed from a trip to the Conference 13 championship game, the Mount Vernon softball team prepared to enter the 2015 season anchored by all-state outfielder Stormy Zyzyk and promising young pitcher Susannah Anderson.

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Alexandria: Bishop Ireton Girls’ Lax Throttled by Top-Ranked McDonogh

Cardinals suffer first loss, remain focused on championships.

The Bishop Ireton girls’ lacrosse team is still considered one of the best in the nation and the Cardinals’ goals remain intact. But on Saturday afternoon in Owings Mills, Md., the defending WCAC and VISAA state champions were reminded that they can still end up on the wrong end of a blowout.

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Fairfax: Woodson Boys’ Soccer Blanks Lake Braddock

Yaglou, Clark score goals for Cavaliers.

The Woodson boys' soccer team improved to 2-0 in the Conference 7 standings.

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Arlington: Pitching Staff Gives O’Connell Softball Chance to be ‘Special’

Freshman Sandercock throws no­-hitter, strikes out 12 against Holy Cross.

The Bishop O'Connell softball team improved to 10-0.

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Lake Braddock Baseball Motivated by Sub­par 2014 Season

Bruins beat defending Conference 7 champion West Springfield.

The Lake Braddock baseball team defeated West Springfield on Tuesday to improve to 7-1.

Potomac: Romm Brothers Lead Wootton Boys’ Lax to Victory

Freshman Mason produces hat trick against Whitman.

After the Whitman boys’ lacrosse team scored back-to-back goals to pull within one in the third quarter, Wootton’s senior leader and his freshman brother gave the Patriots some breathing room and helped assure they would enter spring break undefeated.

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Hat Tricks from Burns, Newsome Not Enough for Washington-Lee

Generals fall to Madison, drop to 1-3.

Back-to-back goals by Kieran Burns gave the Washington-Lee boys’ lacrosse team a first-quarter lead. Jackson Newsome’s second goal tied the score early in the second quarter.

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Mount Vernon: West Potomac Baseball Eyes Conference 7 Championship

Junior slugger Sara now known power threat, No. 1 pitcher.

The West Potomac baseball team graduated its top two pitchers from last season, and on March 28 the Wolverines were no-hit and committed nine errors against Paul VI during a game played in low-30-degree temperatures. However, after the frigid 12-0, five-inning loss at Waters Park in Vienna, West Potomac head coach Jim Sullivan and standout junior Jamie Sara spoke of a brighter — and hopefully warmer — future for the Wolverines.

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Arlington: Nunez-­Led Washington-Lee Generals Not Surprising Anyone

W-­L boys’ soccer expects to face defensive-­minded opponents.

The Washington-Lee boys' soccer team is off to a 3-0-1 start.

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Arlington: Nunez-Led Washington-Lee Generals Not Surprising Anyone

W-L boys’ soccer expects to face defensive-minded opponents.

Washington-Lee forward Maycol Nunez dominated opponents during a stellar sophomore season, scoring 37 goals while leading the Generals to the 2014 VHSL 6A state final.

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Vienna: Marshall Baseball Coach Tarr Pleased with Pitching Performances

Statesmen competitive against perennial powers Madison, PVI.

The Marshall baseball team received a pair of promising early-season pitching performances.

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Potomac: Churchill Senior Dubick Breaks Maryland Points Record

Attackman surpasses previous record of 380 points.

Churchill's Louis Dubick is approaching state records for career goals and assists.

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Mount Vernon: West Potomac Softball Looking for Conference 7 Supremacy

Orleans’ pitching heroics help Wolverines beat Majors in opener.

West Potomac senior Jayne Orleans headed to the dugout to get warm after pitching five innings during the Wolverines’ season opener against Mount Vernon on March 18.

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Alexandria: Defending Champion T.C. Williams Titans Looking for Offense

T.C. Williams must find way to score without standout Williamson.

Late in Tuesday's match against Centreville, Sebastian Hendi thought back to last season, when the T.C. Williams boys’ soccer team would blast the ball ahead to Eryk Williamson and let the talented striker do what he does best: put the ball in the net and help the Titans win.

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Perennial Power Chantilly Boys’ Lax Teaches Lesson to Herndon

Hornets goalkeeper Mach plays well in defeat.

The Chantilly boys' lacrosse team beat Herndon 10-1 on Monday.

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Mount Vernon: West Potomac Softball Looking for Conference 7 Supremacy

Orleans’ pitching heroics help Wolverines beat Majors in opener.

West Potomac softball is off to a 4-0 start.

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Alexandria: Defending Champion Titans Looking for Offense

T.C. Williams boys' soccer must find way to score without standout Williamson.

The T.C. Williams boys' soccer team has a different look following its state championship run in 2014.

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Great Falls: Langley Boys’ Lax Bounces Back From Historic Loss

Saxons beat Yorktown in home opener.

The Langley boys' lacrosse team won a pair of games after opening the season with its first ever loss to McLean.

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Fairfax: Is Robinson Boys Lacrosse Team Confident or Cocky?

Defending state champion Rams have high expectations.

Robinson improved to 3-0 with win over Dominion.

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Chantilly Boys’ Lax to Face Robinson in Battle of State Powers

Chargers beat Herndon 10-1 Monday.

The Chantilly boys’ lacrosse team spent the first half of Monday’s game at Herndon playing like a group potentially looking ahead to Thursday’s matchup with defending state champion Robinson. The Chargers’ second-half performance assured any slip-ups would not result in defeat.

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Arlington: Yorktown Boys’ Lax Striving To Be Annual Regional Contender

Patriots return from deepest postseason run in program history.

The 2014 Yorktown boys’ lacrosse team experienced the best season in program history, reaching the 6A North region tournament semifinals.

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Mount Vernon: BI Girls’ Lax Now 'The Hunted'

Defending Champion BI Girls’ Lax open seasons with win over Georgetown Visitation.

After a three-goal performance against Georgetown Visitation on Tuesday, including the game-winner with 5:44 remaining, Bishop Ireton senior Kelly Mathews tried to describe the difference between the Cardinals’ outlook in 2014, and how they approach things now after winning WCAC and state championships last season.

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Chantilly: Westfield Suffers Gut-Wrenching Loss in State Final

Missed free throws in final minute cost Bulldogs against Colonial Forge.

After overcoming a 15-point first-half deficit, the Westfield Bulldogs had a state championship in their grasp Saturday night.

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Vienna: Hot-Handed Bethel too Much for Oakton

Cougars fall in 6A girls' basketball state semifinals.

The Oakton girls' basketball team ended its season with a 27-2 record.

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Alexandria: Bishop Ireton Girls’ Lax Now ‘The Hunted’

Cardinals open season with win over Georgetown Visitation.

The Bishop Ireton girls' lacrosse team defeated Georgetown Visitation 11-9 on Tuesday.

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Great Falls: Labovitz’s Goals Push Langley Boys' Soccer Past Wakefield

Saxons have sights set on state championship.

The Langley boys' soccer team defeated Wakefield 3-0 on Monday.

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Arlington: Wakefield Boys’ Soccer Faces Tough Early-Season Schedule

Warriors blanked by Langley in season opener.

The first two weeks of the season figure to test the mental and physical toughness of the Wakefield boys’ soccer team. For various reasons, multiple talented athletes that Wakefield coaches figured to have on the field are unable to play.

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Westfield Boys' Basketball Suffers Gut-Wrenching Loss in State Final

Missed free throws in final minute cost Bulldogs against Colonial Forge.

The Westfield boys' basketball team lost to Colonial Forge 47-46 in Saturday's 6A state championship game.

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Madison Girls' Basketball Team Suffers OT Loss to Cosby in State Semis

Warhawks senior Koshuta finishes with 32 points, 11 rebounds.

The Madison girls' basketball team lost to Cosby in overtime on Friday in the state semifinals.

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Woodson Boys' Basketball Falls in State Semis for Third Straight Season

Cavaliers can't get over hump against defending 6A champ Colonial Forge.

The Woodson boys' basketball team lost to Colonial Forge 59-51 Friday in the 6A state semifinals.

ROUNDUP: Woodson Boys Lose, Westfield Boys Win in 3OT

Madison girls lose in OT, Oakton girls fall to hot-handed Bethel.

Roundup of 6A state semifinal action.

TC Trio Competes at State Gymnastics Meet

Three members of the T.C. Williams gymnastics team received the opportunity to compete in the VHSL individual state meet as alternates on March 8 at Patriot High School.

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Whitman Girls’ Basketball Wins 4A West Region Championship

Junior guard Hatch scores 23 points, suffers season-ending injury.

After accepting the 4A West region championship plaque on the court at Paint Branch High School, members of the Whitman girls’ basketball team ran back to the bench to celebrate with their teammate who played a major role the Vikings’ victory.

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WHS Boys’ Basketball Wins 6A North Region Title

Bulldogs defense puts clamps on defending champ Woodson.

Woodson point guard Eric Bowles, the 6A North region Player of the Year, entered Saturday’s championship game averaging 30.7 points in three region tournament contests.

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W-L Gymnast Hatcher Places Fifth at States in All-Around, Arlington

Yorktown sophomore Mitrovich earns all-state on bars, beam, jump. Hatcher Places Fifth

In 2012, Washington-Lee gymnast Sophie Hatcher was a freshman in awe of teammate Mary Lynn Clark, who won state championships that year on bars and vault.

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Westfield Boys’ Basketball Team Wins 6A North Region Title

Bulldogs defense puts clamps on defending champ Woodson.

Westfield beat Woodson 52-43 in the 6A North region final.

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Whitman Girls’ Basketball Wins 4A West Region Championship

Junior guard Hatch scores 23 points, suffers season-ending injury.

The Whitman girls' basketball team beat Wootton in the region championship game.

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Arlington: W-L Gymnast Hatcher Places Fifth at States in All-Around

Yorktown sophomore Mitrovich earns all-state on bars, beam.

Washington-Lee senior Sophie Hatcher and Yorktown sophomore Juliette Mitrovich each medaled at the VHSL individual state gymnastics meet on March 8.

Herndon Gymnast Bradley Competes at State Meet

Herndon sophomore Alexa Bradley competed at the VHSL individual state gymnastics meet on March 8.

McLean’s Brown-Kaiser, Green Earn All-State Honors

Seniors each place top eight in one event.

McLean's Lizzy Brown-Kaiser and Jacqueline Green competed at states on March 8.

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