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Saints start girls basketball season on the right foot

Saints start girls basketball season on the right foot

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Despite losing five players from last year’s roster prior to their senior year, the girls basketball team at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes entered its new season with cautious optimism. The [...]

Despite championship defeat, Bishop Ireton positive about football future

Despite championship defeat, Bishop Ireton positive about football future

By Chris Teale (Photo/Joe Simpson) They fell short of victory in the state championship final, but Bishop Ireton’s football team believe that good times are ahead after a strong 2014 season in the Virginia Independent Schools [...]

High flying Cardinals trounce Saints in crosstown rivalry game

High flying Cardinals trounce Saints in crosstown rivalry game

By Jim McElhatton Four years ago, then-freshman Drew Smith thought about trying out for Bishop Ireton’s football team even though he had never played the sport except at recess and in backyard neighborhood games. [...]

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 [...]