High School Sports In Northern Virginia

High School Sports In Northern Virginia

Virginia AAA Northern Region

July 24, 2002

Patriot District

Annandale Atoms

Hayfield Hawks

Lake Braddock Bruins

Robinson Rams

T.C. Williams Titans

West Potomac Wolverines

West Springfield Spartans

Liberty District

Fairfax Rebels

Langley Saxons

Madison WarHawks

Marshall Statesmen

McLean Highlanders

Robert E. Lee Lancers

W.T. Woodson Cavaliers

Concorde District

Centreville Wildcats

Chantilly Chargers

Herndon Hornets

Oakton Cougars

South Lakes Seahawks

Thomas Jefferson Colonials

Westfield Bulldogs

National District

Edison Eagles

Falls Church Jaguars

J.E.B. Stuart Radiers

Mount Vernon Majors

Wakefield Warriors

Washington-Lee Generals

Yorktown Patriots

Washington Catholic Athletic Conf.



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The majority of public high and secondary schools in Northern Virginia are members of the Virginia High School League. The VHSL is based in Charlottesville and is the largest governing body for prep sports in the state.

Public schools are divided into three classifications of competition in the state: AAA, AA and Single A. All of the schools in Fairfax and Arlington Counties, along with the City of Alexandria are AAA schools except for Single A George Mason High School in Falls Church. Those 28 schools comprise the Northern Region, which is split into four districts: the Patriot, National, Liberty and Concorde. Typically, the top two teams in each sport advance to the Virginia AAA tournaments, held around the state.

Sports played in the Northern Region in the fall are football, girls volleyball, field hockey, cross-country and girls tennis. In the winter, the region plays basketball, wrestling, girls gymnastics, swimming/diving, indoor track and ice hockey. In the spring, regional schools participates in soccer, cheerleading, lacrosse, crew, outdoor track, baseball, softball and boys tennis.

Private schools’ schedules vary slightly depending on the state league they are affiliated with. The largest metropolitan conference for private school athletics is the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference, which includes schools in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC. The region’s public and private schools have a rich history of athletic achievement, and have produced such well-known names as Mia Hamm, Grant Hill and Eric Metcalf.