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St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes look to seniors, new offensive system for revival of football fortunes

St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes look to seniors, new offensive system for revival of football fortunes

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) At the end of their first scrimmage of the season against Northwood High School of Silver Spring, Md., the members of the St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes football team were exhausted [...]

Some connected to T.C. Williams football criticize ongoing stadium press box closure

Some connected to T.C. Williams football criticize ongoing stadium press box closure

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) As the players, coaches, parents and boosters of T.C. Williams prepare for another high school football season, there stands a structure at the top of the bleachers at Parker-Gray Stadium deemed [...]

Bishop Ireton football ready to spread their wings after VISAA final appearance in 2014

Bishop Ireton football ready to spread their wings after VISAA final appearance in 2014

By Chris Teale (Photo/Joe Simpson) At the start of the first football practice session of the new season last week, one Bishop Ireton player brought a photograph of the Benedictine College Preparatory players kissing the Virginia [...]

T.C. Williams kicks off 2015 football season under new head coach Marc Matthie

T.C. Williams kicks off 2015 football season under new head coach Marc Matthie

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Listen to Marc Matthie talk about how to become a better football player and part of a better team, and the conversation quickly becomes about how to become a better person [...]

Alexandria firefighter shines in women’s tackle football

Alexandria firefighter shines in women’s tackle football

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy photo) Seven years ago, Alexandria firefighter and former University of Arizona basketball player Ashley Whisonant gave flag football a try on a lark. Two years later, she joined a friend to try [...]

West Potomac alum comes home to pitch for Alexandria Aces

West Potomac alum comes home to pitch for Alexandria Aces

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Players come from far and wide each summer to play for the Alexandria Aces, but this season a member of the roster is a Northern Virginia native and already familiar with [...]

Alexandria Aces look to push forward after truncated first half of season

Alexandria Aces look to push forward after truncated first half of season

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) The all-star break beckoned Sunday for the Alexandria Aces as they began their doubleheader against the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts after a first half of the season interrupted by frequent rain and [...]

Jarrett Wood, one of Alexandria’s ultimate firefighters, takes bronze at World Police and Fire Games

Jarrett Wood, one of Alexandria’s ultimate firefighters, takes bronze at World Police and Fire Games

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) First responders from Alexandria’s police and fire departments joined their peers from across the country and around the world for the 16th World Police and Fire Games, hosted at venues across [...]

T.C. Williams’ Lyles brothers star in Cuba as international track ambassadors

T.C. Williams’ Lyles brothers star in Cuba as international track ambassadors

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Not many high school students get the chance to represent their country in an international tournament, let alone one with diplomatic implications. But rising T.C. Williams seniors Noah and Josephus Lyles [...]

Alexandria Aces pitcher Gabe Mosser credits relationships with college teammates in strong start

Alexandria Aces pitcher Gabe Mosser credits relationships with college teammates in strong start

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) In the top of the fourth inning against the Herndon Braves at Frank Mann Field Monday evening, pitcher Gabe Mosser found himself in a bit of trouble on the hill, even [...]