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T.C.’s lacrosse program vies for victories, players in competitive Alexandria area

T.C.’s lacrosse program vies for victories, players in competitive Alexandria area

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Sawyer McElhatton) Paul Mengel, who played lacrosse at Episcopal High School and later in college, shouted encouragement as he watched his son and his T.C. Williams teammates try to claw back from a [...]

Rec center serves as pillar in changing neighborhood

Rec center serves as pillar in changing neighborhood

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Jim McElhatton) Last fall, Darius Holland led T.C. Williams as the starting quarterback to the Titans’ first football playoff appearance in more than 20 years. But if you ask him about some of [...]

Local sports doctor has seen injuries change over the years

Local sports doctor has seen injuries change over the years

By Jim McElhatton (File Photo) For decades, Stanford Lavine was the dean of sports medicine in the Washington area, treating a few of the biggest names in professional sports, including members of Washington’s professional football team. Naturally, [...]

Wolverines hand Titans second loss of season

Wolverines hand Titans second loss of season

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Jim McElhatton) There wasn’t much mystery surrounding the sorts of pitches T.C. Williams ballplayers would see when Billy Lescher of West Potomac took the mound against the Titans in the bottom of the [...]

A budding T.C. lacrosse tradition

A budding T.C. lacrosse tradition

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Jim McElhatton) In Don West’s first year running the T.C. Williams girls lacrosse team — when he was just the latest in a string of new coaches — the Titans lost to Lake [...]

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 [...]

A season of healing

A season of healing

By Jim McElhatton (Courtesy photo) Even in the snowy days of early March, Pat Malone can’t help but think about watching baseball on muggy summer nights. As co-founder of the Alexandria Aces — an 8-year-old franchise [...]

Lady Titans fall short in tourney

Lady Titans fall short in tourney

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Jim McElhatton) The T.C. Williams Lady Titans were exactly where they expected to be last week, facing rival West Springfield in the conference finals. T.C. and the Lady Spartans split their two regular-season [...]

The ‘Native Beast’ of Alexandria

The ‘Native Beast’ of Alexandria

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Sawyer McElhatton) Nyla Rose made no secret of her career plans during high school, though none of her T.C. Williams classmates back in 2000 believed her dream of becoming a pro wrestler would [...]

Lady Titans crush Annandale Atoms

Lady Titans crush Annandale Atoms

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Sawyer McElhatton) The T.C. Williams basketball team started off with an uninspiring 4-5 record. But the Lady Titans ended the regular season Tuesday night on a 13-game winning streak by defeating Annandale. The [...]