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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, [...]

T.C. Williams crew celebrates another year of success

T.C. Williams crew celebrates another year of success

By Jim McElhatton (Courtesy photo) The T.C. Williams crew program, which has been rowing on the Potomac River for the better part of 50 years, has quietly gone about its seemingly routine business of turning in [...]

Despite losing record, T.C. softball begins to see improvement

Despite losing record, T.C. softball begins to see improvement

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Jim McElhatton) The highlight of the season for the resurgent T.C. Williams girls’ softball program came early this month against powerhouse West Potomac, which has crushed the Titans by 20 runs or more, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]