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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 [...]

Ireton triumphs over Saints in VISAA girls lacrosse final

Ireton triumphs over Saints in VISAA girls lacrosse final

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) ASHLAND, Va. — At the conclusion of Bishop Ireton’s 12-10 win over St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes in the final of the girls lacrosse Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association competition Saturday, [...]

Ireton boys lacrosse celebrates first win in a year

Ireton boys lacrosse celebrates first win in a year

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) At the final buzzer, the relief and the jubilation were palpable around Fannon Field, as Bishop Ireton’s boys lacrosse team celebrated their first victory in league play in a year as [...]

Ireton girls basketball moving in right direction under new coach Harris

Ireton girls basketball moving in right direction under new coach Harris

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) It is often said that a team learns more about itself in defeat than in victory, so Bishop Ireton’s 69-45 defeat at home to St. Mary’s Ryken in girls basketball certainly [...]

Bishop Ireton hockey team look ahead to resurgence

Bishop Ireton hockey team look ahead to resurgence

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Generally, high school sports teams are coached by teachers at the school. Not so for the Bishop Ireton ice hockey team. Instead, their head coach is a tax lawyer, a Smithsonian [...]

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 [...]