The pandemic put a light on mental health issues for young athletes — and started a dialogue

High school athletes are enduring and navigating mental health challenges in a year of loss and angst.
(Sarahbeth Maney/for The Washington Post)
(Sarahbeth Maney/for The Washington Post)
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After season paused, West Springfield relays have banner day; South Lakes wins team title

The Spartans swept the distance relays at the VHSL Class 6 indoor track championship meet in Virginia Beach.
  • 13 hours ago

For Lake Braddock, football finally gets going — and a win over Westfield is worth the wait

The Bruins opened their season by defeating Westfield for the first time since 2014.

Olympic hopefuls Torri Huske, Camille Spink put on a show at Virginia Class 6 swim championships

Yorktown's Torri Huske set two national high school records in about a half-hour Thursday at the Virginia Class 6 state championships.

Riverside hockey repeats as NVSHL champion after completing tenuous season

The Rams overcame several coronavirus issues and beat undefeated Briar Woods in the title game Friday.
  • 2 days ago

Led by a 1-2 punch, Jefferson wins VHSL Class 5 boys’ swim championship

Briar Woods' Mackenzie McConagha won two individual state championships in the girls' meet.

High school football kicks off in Virginia — on a Monday in February

Robinson beats T.C. Williams, 34-15, to begin an unconventional and anticipated high school football season in Virginia.

Payton Morrison of Fairfax wins Virginia individual gymnastics title

Payton Morrison, a junior from Fairfax wins the all-around title after also winning on floor and the balance beam.
  • Feb 21

Robinson uses its ‘crazy’ depth to win Virginia Class 6 wrestling championship

The Rams crown five individual champions and won the team event in Virginia Beach.
  • Feb 21

George Mason girls cap undefeated season with Class 3 state title

The Mustangs, who won three Class 2 titles in four years a while back, captured a Class 3 crown Saturday.
  • Feb 21

Centreville boys hold off Potomac to clinch the most unusual of back-to-back state titles

Centreville claimed back-to-back titles with a 63-49 victory at home.

Stone Bridge’s Charlie Lausten, Thomas Jefferson’s Ben Rubin win Class 5 wrestling titles

Lausten finishes his career with a trophy while Rubin, a freshman, may just be getting started.
  • Feb 21

Dylan Hundertmark does it all as Stone Bridge takes the Virginia Class 5 boys’ basketball crown

Hundertmark had 18 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter as the Bulldogs surged to the title.

Madison girls win Class 6 after waiting a year to finally get their championship chance

On the verge last year, Madison's season was canceled just before the title game. This time, the Warhawks were able to finish.

Happy tears all around, Fairfax gymnastics wins first state championship

Junior Payton Morrison clinched the victory on beam and will be one of the favorites to win the individual competition Sunday.
  • Feb 20

Two Broad Run wrestlers capture Class 4 state championships

Simon Fossett and teammate Alex Birchmeier won titles for Broad Run. Loudoun County's Bryson Rios and Tuscarora's Bobby Philpot were also victorious.
  • Feb 20

In search of a state title, Potomac has to go through Centreville after going through much more

The Panthers play at Centreville for the Class 6 boys' title Saturday, while Madison hosts Osbourn Park in the Class 6 girls' final.

Va. basketball semifinals: Stone Bridge boys win thriller; Loudoun Valley girls fall at buzzer

In other semifinal results Wednesday, the George Mason girls advanced in Class 3 with a blowout win over New Kent.

Madison comes through in the clutch to reach Virginia Class 6 girls’ basketball final

Amalia Makrigiorgos helps lead Madison to a 54-48 win over Vienna.
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