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New style for Yellow Jackets as OP seeks first win

- Ask Osbourn Park varsity girls lacrosse head coach Kate Thomas about her team's rough start to the 2015 season and she'll come across as not even being slightly discouraged. The 13-year skipper of the Yellow Jackets is coming off a 13-6 campaign that featured a run to the Group 6A state semifinal round and a runner-up showing in the Group 6A North Region tournament.

Patriot cruises by Potomac in boys lacrosse

- When the Patriot and Potomac varsity boys lacrosse teams met on a rainy Thursday night in Nokesville, the eventual 19-0 final score reinforced the narrative that this is a sport dominated within Prince William County by teams from the western end.

Stonewall Jackson begins lax season

- he spring sports season started on a tough note for the Stonewall Jackson varsity girls lacrosse team last week as the Raiders lost 18-2 to host Liberty in Bealeton on March 19.

Of shutouts and slugfests

- Some days, your team does everything it can to win and it wins big. Other days, your team does the same thing and falls flat. Patriot worked through a yo-yo first two games of the varsity softball season last week, starting off March 17 by clubbing Gar-Field 15-0 on opening day in Woodbridge before losing 1-0 to Robinson the next day in Nokesville.

Bulldog boys upend visiting Tigers 3-0

- They threw the young man as high into the air as they could, which was more of a lift than a throw. But the guy the Hylton boys soccer team was levitating, birthday-boy Ben Nelson, wore an expression of joy as he was jokingly serenaded by jubilant, mostly older, teammates on the school's soccer field. An arm's length outside the circle stood Hylton head coach Kristi Beckman, laughing with the rest.

Indians start soccer season hot against Pioneers

- There's just something about the Gar-Field varsity boys soccer team that keeps befuddling Patriot. For the second year in a row, the Indians topped the Pioneers before spring break, this time by a 3-1 margin last Tuesday in Woodbridge. Gar-Field played much more consistently on its home grass compared to last year when the Indians had to rally for five unanswered second half goals to win 5-4.

Blood, sweat & family

- Potomac basketball is steeped rich in history and a winning tradition. Potomac won its first state championship in 1995 under head coach Kendall Hayes. More recently, the team repeated this feat under current head coach Keith Honore in 2014, Potomac attempted to defend its title by returning to VCU's Siegel Center to play Norview in the state semifinals after winning this season's conference and regionals.

Battlefield appoints new football head coach

- Last week, Battlefield High School announced that former Freedom (South Riding) varsity football head coach Jared Van Acker will replace Mark Cox in the same position at Battlefield. .

Roseberry claims All-American wrestling honors

- Nokesville resident Zach Roseberry earned his second All-American honor in two years this past weekend during the NCAA Division III national wrestling tournament, coming in third place in the heavyweight bracket.

Jones, Arlint capture state gold

- Athletes from 11 out of the 13 area high schools competed at the indoor track and field state championship meets last week and two seniors from western Prince William County came home winners.
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