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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.