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A pair of top distance runners will head to Charlottesville next fall, and several other cross-country standouts made their commitments known this week.

A look at the football playoff standings in the Virginia High School League at the midpoint of the season.

Relive some of the best championships, comebacks and shining moments from the sports year that was in the D.C. metro area.

Let us know who you think will win the biggest high school football games in the Washington area this week.

With two weeks left in the regular season, the Knights, South County and Tuscarora all hold top playoff seeds.

The Knights move up to the No. 2 spot in 4A West, while Washington-Lee rides its second-straight win into the 6A North playoff picture.

The Bruins move into tie atop the Virginia 6A North with South County while Tuscarora sits just ahead of Broad Run in the 5A North.

The Stallions are one of six Conference 7 teams in the playoff picture while Broad Run and Heritage are the area's top 5A and 4A teams.

Gonzaga's Timmy Monahan and Severn's Caroline Steele were among the Washington area standouts at this past weekend's Under Armour all-American weekend.

South County's Kristina Diana (6A), Broad Run's Caroline Kerns (5A), Loudoun County's Emily Littell (4A), Champe's Blair Thompson (3A) and George Mason's Ava Roth (2A) were named players of the year for the Virginia girls' soccer season.

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