By Carl Lukat

  • McBarnette flying high again: Sterling resident Bruce McBarnette won his 12th national track and field title Saturday at the USA Track and Field National Masters Championships in Honolulu, Hawaii. McBarnette cleared 6 feet, 5 inches in the high jump to win the national crown in the ages 45-49 group. McBarnette, a two-time world champion, has a best performance of 7 feet, 1 inch.

  • Franklin honored: Loudoun County High School graduate Lena Franklin was named to the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll for the 2004-05 academic year, in recognition of outstanding academic accomplishment while competing in intercollegiate athletics. Franklin, a junior at the University of Georgia, also received the Sportsmanship Award for the Bulldogs women's soccer team.

  • Golf: In celebration of National Golf Month in August, the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority is offering $10 off green fees Monday through Thursday at Algonkian Golf Course in Sterling and Brambleton Golf Course in Ashburn. Golfers must print out an online coupon at


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