The No. 7 Falcons captured their first state championship, avenging a loss in last season’s finals.
The Briar Woods hockey team celebrates near its fans after winning the Northern Virginia Scholastic Hockey League championship game Friday at the Kettler Capitals IcePlex in Arlington. It was the first state title for the Falcons (9-2-1). Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.