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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 [...]

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 [...]