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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. [...]

Hard work rewarded with double success in girl’s lacrosse for Bishop Ireton

Hard work rewarded with double success in girl’s lacrosse for Bishop Ireton

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Sawyer McElhatton) Bishop Ireton’s girl’s lacrosse team won the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship over the weekend with a 17-7 drubbing of defending champion — and regional powerhouse — Good Counsel to give [...]

Cardinals soar over Saints

Cardinals soar over Saints

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Sawyer McElhatton) High school baseball season kicked off in Alexandria on Tuesday evening with a classic pitchers’ duel between Bishop Ireton and St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes, the first matchup in the annual [...]

Don’t count out the Bishop Ireton Cardinals

Don’t count out the Bishop Ireton Cardinals

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Sawyer McElhatton) Bishop Ireton doesn’t boast one of the top basketball teams of the famed Washington Catholic Athletic Conference, but the Cardinals have been playing like they belong among the elite. On Friday [...]

Remember the Bishop Ireton Cardinals

Remember the Bishop Ireton Cardinals

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Sawyer McElhatton) Bishop Ireton was down 30-0 to rival Paul VI near halftime Saturday afternoon when a group of men began gathering behind the Cardinals bench. Wearing Ireton jerseys — with names like [...]

Call them the ‘Comeback’ Cardinals

Call them the ‘Comeback’ Cardinals

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Sawyer McElhatton) Bishop Ireton sophomore Corey Johnson played in just one varsity football game last season, but you wouldn’t know it watching his defensive performance Saturday. In a game where the stars on [...]

Bishop Ireton Cardinals soar in season opener

Bishop Ireton Cardinals soar in season opener

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Bishop Ireton head coach Tony Verducci will be the first to tell you that his football program has been on a bit of a rollercoaster ride in recent years. “Well, two [...]

Runners chase history at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes invitational

Runners chase history at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes invitational

By Jim McElhatton The 800-meter run is two laps around a track. A little more than 15-feet short of a half-mile, the event requires speed and endurance. It is too far for most sprinters who lack [...]

Saints top Titans in final game of city baseball tournament

Saints top Titans in final game of city baseball tournament

By Jim McElhatton On paper, the TC Willliams High School varsity baseball team might’ve seemed the favorite to win the three-team early season tournament featuring city rivals St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes and Bishop Ireton this [...]