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Former swim coach Noah Rucker convicted of having sexual contact with minor

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Former James Madison high school coach Noah Rucker agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors in Fairfax County Circuit Court on Tuesday.

Preview: Liberty District Championship Meet

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

RFTW’s look at this weekend’s Va. AAA Liberty District Championship Swim & Dive Meet, taking place January 26-28 at Audrey Moore RECenter in Annandale. Will Madison’s boys and Langley’s girls be able to repeat as district champions? Or will another team step up this year and steal the crown? It’s a toss up between the top teams, but we know freshmen swimmers will be the key this year in the Liberty District.

Woodson tops West Springfield to advance to 6-0

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

West Springfield picked up its first loss of the season against a dominant Woodson team that is stacked from top to bottom. The Cavaliers should finish the season 7-0 next week against Lake Braddock before setting their sites on district, regional, and state titles.

Cavaliers, Spartans set to battle for Patriot District supremacy

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Friday night will feature W.T. Woodson (5-0, 5-0) versus West Springfield (5-0, 5-0) in a matchup between undefeated teams.

An early test for high school teams to start 2012

Friday, January 6th, 2012

The high school season kicks back into gear this weekend with rivalry meets in northern Va. and heavyweight bouts in Montgomery County, featuring Madison-Langley, Robinson-Westfield, Walter Johnson-Wootton, and Churchill-B-CC. We’ll see who trained the hardest during the three week holiday break as we enter the 2012 half of the high school season.

December 11-17 Weekly Wrap-up: Va. high schools swim back-to-back meets

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Virginia high schools competed on both Friday and Saturday night this past weekend. This week, our featured meet is South County versus Lake Braddock. Read more inside, along with more summaries and results from this all of this week’s high school action.

Weekly Wrap-up: 12/4 – 12/10

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

High school teams were in action again this week despite teams losing key swimmers to holiday invitationals taking place all weekend. Read recaps and check out scores and times here.

High School Swimming & Diving: Nov. 27 – Dec. 3 Weekly Wrap-Up

Monday, December 5th, 2011

This week’s featured meet is Yorktown versus Falls Church in a National District showdown.

Gonzaga upsets Prep; Churchill wins carnival

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Gonzaga added some drama to the upcoming championship meet season by taking down WMPSSDL rival Georgetown Prep while Churchill once again rallied from a late deficit to win the MCPS Division I relay carnival in dramatic fashion.

Madison, Langley to renew rivalry

Friday, January 7th, 2011

As high school swimming returns to the Northern Region this weekend, a pair of long-standing rivalries stand out on the schedule – Madison vs. Langley and Robinson vs. Chantilly. Also included is a preview of Severna Park Swimming’s ninth annual Winterfest and a recap St.Stephen’s/St. Agnes’s win over Wilson.

Madison hoping to find its form against McLean

Friday, December 17th, 2010

The reigning AAA Liberty District champion Madison Warhawks will pick up the pace as they take on league rivals McLean while Wootton finally gets its crack at Churchill in Montgomery County after last year’s dual meet was snowed out.

H.S. Preview: Girls

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Severna Park and Robinson hope to build on respective state title streaks in Maryland and Virginia while a slew of returning All-Mets should make things interesting when Metros rolls around. We preview the 2010-11 girls’ high school swim season with swimmers to watch, plenty of storylines and key meet dates to put on your calendar.

H.S. Preview: Boys

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

We’re back! Finally! It’s time to kick off the 2010-11 high school swim season, and we’ll start with today’s boys’ preview featuring swimmers to watch and the top storylines from around the region.

Divers share a pool but little else with swimmers

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

The Washington area is becoming a hotbed of high school diving, but there is an obvious disconnect between swimmers and divers, even on their own teams.

Va. Beach pool is retooled ahead of states

Friday, February 19th, 2010

The swimmers who will compete Saturday in the Virginia AAA state championship were not yet in middle school the last time the season-ending meet was held at the Princess Anne Recreation Center in Virginia Beach. But the story of that pool — which sparked controversy when it was found to be less than a half-inch short of 25 meters at the 2003 championships, thus nullifying several national records — is well known by many of the athletes.The pool has since undergone construction to meet competition standards. Yet while the lanes this year are a full 25 meters, there’s another type of measurement that will affect the athletes from Northern Virginia.

Oakton boys’ take Northern Region title

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

For the second consecutive year it was Oakton who took home the Virginia AAA Northern Region title, finishing ahead of Fairfax (215), Langley (198) and Robinson (193) with 244 points. FULL RESULTS INSIDE!

Swim championships schedule update

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

UPDATE FROM FRIDAY EVENING: WMPSSDLs rescheduled for timed finals next week. The Northern Region meet has officially been moved to Monday. The Dulles District Meet has officially been canceled. Read on for the list of the swimmers that will be permitted to move forward to Regionals (currently scheduled for Monday starting at 9am). The list is courtesy of Jon-Michael Lemon and Janice Nette, the swim coaches at George Mason High School.

Robinson’s Bowersox wins region diving crown

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Robinson sophomore Cory Bowersox took the Virginia AAA Northern Region diving crown last Thursday, outscoring LSU-bound Annandale senior Sean McKinney in the event. Also, updates on the Northern and Northwest Region swim championships. WITH VIDEO AND FULL RESULTS!

Northern Region girls get swims in before storm

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Northern Region girls’ swimming prelims were run as timed finals, and though there is an outside chance a finals may be held next week it is more likely these are the final region results. Also, an update on boys’ swimming and girls’ diving. RESULTS ATTACHED!

Championship meets prepare for snow

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

With forecasts for between 16 and 24 inches of snow — and possibly more — set to hit the metropolitan area on Friday and Saturday, schools and leagues throughout the area are preemptively altering weekend schedules for meets currently set to be held on the weekend. WMPSSDL and DULLES DIST. PSYCH SHEETS ATTACHED

Northern Region prepares a plan for weekend snow

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

UPDATED 2/5! With the forecast again calling for snow on Friday and Saturday, county administrators have set a new schedule to assure the regional championships are held this weekend. The girls’ and boys’ preliminaries will be run as timed finals in case snow cancels the finals, which are set to be held on Saturday. PSYCH SHEET ATTACHED

Virginia district championship round-up

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Madison’s boys’ and girls’ teams took home titles in the Liberty District, W.T. Woodson’s boys’ and girls’ earned championships in the Patriot and the Oakton boys and Robinson girls won titles in the Concorde in meets around the area. FULL RESULTS INSIDE!!

Virginia AAA District meet previews

Friday, January 29th, 2010

After months of dual meets, the championship season has finally arrived for Virginia teams as the area district meets open this weekend across the Northern Region. Here is a quick preview of the area Virginia AAA Northern Region district championships.

Woodson eyes defending champion Spartans

Friday, January 15th, 2010

W.T. Woodson enters a dual tonight against defending Virginia AAA Patriot District champion West Springfield with an undefeated record hoping build confidence with the district championships just two weeks away.

Va./Private school notes: Gonzaga optimistic

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

This year, despite losing seven key seniors, Gonzaga Coach Dave Norton said his younger swimmers are going into the season unafraid of the preconceptions, and eager to see what they can accomplish with a deeper, well-rounded team.

Rivals Oakton, Robinson square off Friday

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Last season, Oakton celebrated during the Northern Region championships after taking powerhouse Robinson down for the boys’ title. A week later, however, Robinson got the last laugh, winning a seventh consecutive boys’ state championship, and taking home the girls’ title, too. Friday at 6:30 p.m., the two rivals will meet at Cub Run in a meet that has both teams excited for what they said is the most important meet of the dual season.

High School Preview:Boys

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Our high school swimming previews continue with a look at what to watch for in Washington D.C.-area boys’ swimming in 2009-10. Included are the area’s swimmer to watch, top three storylines, notes from around the area, and key dates. Wednesday: girls’ preview; Thursday: boys’ preview; Friday: a look at the Robinson-Oakton rivalry.

High School Preview: Girls

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Reachforthewall.com begins its expanded coverage of high school swimming with a look at what to watch for in Washington D.C.-area girls’ swimming in 2009-10. Included are the area’s swimmer to watch, top three storylines, notes from around the area, and key dates. Thursday: boys’ preview; Friday: a look at the Robinson-Oakton rivalry.





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