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Lake Braddock Bruins Beat Westfield Bulldogs in Season-opening Game

Lake Braddock 26, Westfield 7

The Westfield Bulldogs and the Lake Braddock Bruins battled it out in a cold rain in Burke on Feb. 26, in both teams’ first game of the season.

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Record-Setting Day at States for Herndon High School Boys Swim Team

Hornets place as two champions

Members of the Herndon High School Boys Swim Team won two champion places and ranked eighth overall, with only four swimmers, at the Virginia High School League (VHSL) Class 6 State Championship at the Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center in Stafford, Va., on Thursday, Feb. 25.

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RockStar Among Therapeutic Riding Horses in Great Falls

’Rocky’ of Lift Me Up! named Therapy Horse of the Year

A therapeutic riding horse has a unique talent for taking care of their rider’s wellbeing while building their confidence, trust and independence.

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Centreville Wildcats Win State Championship

One year after being named co-champions with South County High School, the Centreville Wildcats took the Virginia Class 6 Boys State Championship at Centreville High School on Feb. 20.

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From Mount Vernon High School to the NFL

ASC to host David Knight Feb. 17.

David Knight, a 1969 graduate of Mount Vernon High School who went on to play wide receiver for the New York Jets in the National Football League, will be the featured speaker via Zoom at the Feb. 17 meeting of the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club.

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Westfield Bulldogs Beat Madison Warhawks, 48-40

The Westfield Bulldogs hosted the Madison Warhawks on Jan. 30 in Chantilly.

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High School Football and Other School Sports Start Soon, Masks and All

Winter tryouts and practices in snow are not the only change this year.

Football Starts Soon

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‘Going Pro in Life’

Former Churchill athlete publishes book on life after sports.

Andy Dinkin, who grew up in Potomac and found his life in athletics, recently launched “Going Pro in Life,” a book and seminar designed to help student athletes create a strategy for landing a job after college.

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National Coach of the Year

South County Coach Gerry Pannoni recognized for undefeated season in 2019-2020.

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Happy Birthday Falls Road Golf Course: Share Your Memories and More

The 60th anniversary of Falls Road Golf Course is coming up in 2021.

Alexandria Sportsman’s Club to Host Nats’ Mark Scialabba

Assistant GM to preview upcoming season

Mark Scialabba, Assistant General Manager, Player Development for the Washington Nationals, will be the featured speaker during a webinar presentation for the Jan. 20 Alexandria Sportsman’s Club meeting.

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Run, Walk & Roll Challenge in Alexandria

American Legion to host virtual 24-mile challenge

With the city’s annual George Washington Birthday Parade on hold for this year, Alexandria’s American Legion Post 24 is hosting a commemorative virtual event to honor the nation’s first commander-in-chief.

The Other Alexandria: Running for the Bull Dogs – Marian Stanfield

The early education of African Americans in Alexandria centered on reading, writing, arithmetic and recreation.

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Boxing isn’t Always About the Knockout

Springfield has its own boxing workout gym to try out the jab and the roundhouse.

Boxing workout

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Herndon High Runner Captures First at Cross Country League 5k Race

Gillian Bushée flies through school's cross county record

The most challenging distance to go for Herndon High School freshman and cross country runner Gillian Bushée of Reston was the distance from her bed to the front door each morning.

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