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City mulls big changes for Alexandria’s prestigious boxing club

City mulls big changes for Alexandria’s prestigious boxing club

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) One evening last summer, Mayor Bill Euille honored a straight-A T.C. Williams student and champion boxer named Iesha Kenney, who trains at the Alexandria Boxing Club. Congratulating Kenney on an [...]

Alexandria Aces secure playoff berth

Alexandria Aces secure playoff berth

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Mark Briscoe) The Alexandria Aces have made their third trip to the playoffs in as many years, winning a first round game against Gaithersburg only to stumble late against league powerhouse Bethesda Tuesday [...]

Taiwanese boxers hone their skills in the Port City

Taiwanese boxers hone their skills in the Port City

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Taiwan’s national boxing coach, Ko Wen Ming, always brings his camera along when he jogs through Alexandria. He’s amazed by the architecture and the painted colors of the city. He [...]

Behind the scenes, interns perform vital work for Aces

Behind the scenes, interns perform vital work for Aces

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Jim McElhatton) Dozens of players from the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League are drafted each year by Major League Baseball teams, including former Aces pitcher Kyle Zimmer, a first-round pick for the Kansas [...]

Alexandria Aces best Bethesda Big Train, Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts

Alexandria Aces best Bethesda Big Train, Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Mark Briscoe) The Alexandria Aces climbed to 16-11 after a breakout offensive performance Tuesday, beating the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts 16-11 after a five-run sixth inning. The victory pushed the Aces to 5-2 in July, after [...]

River Dogs rally to upset Aces

River Dogs rally to upset Aces

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Mark Briscoe) The Alexandria Aces posted a respectable 3-2 win-loss record from June 25 to July 1, but the second defeat was as hard as any the team experienced all summer and it [...]

Aces in playoff contention after decent start to season

Aces in playoff contention after decent start to season

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Mark Briscoe) It’s been an up and down season so far for the Alexandria Aces. After roaring out to a 5-0 start, they were pulled back to a respectable 9-8 record a little [...]

T.C. outlasts Washington-Lee for state championship title

T.C. outlasts Washington-Lee for state championship title

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) The biggest play in the history of T.C. Williams boys soccer began with 28 minutes and 59 seconds to go in the second half against Washington-Lee on Sunday. The two [...]

Q&A with Alexandria Aces coach Dave DeSilva

Q&A with Alexandria Aces coach Dave DeSilva

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Mark Briscoe) The Alexandria Aces, who play in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League each summer, are coming off their best season in franchise history, when they finished with a 27-17 record. As [...]

T.C. Williams Titans best Washington and Lee, head to state tourney

T.C. Williams Titans best Washington and Lee, head to state tourney

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) For a while, it looked as though T.C. Williams would cruise past an undefeated Washington and Lee squad in the regional championship game Thursday. With T.C. Williams up 3-0 at halftime, [...]