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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 [...]

Meet Alexandria’s heavyweights

Meet Alexandria’s heavyweights

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) The national and international medals and championship belts keep piling up in the corner of the Alexandria boxing gym along North Patrick Street. Four boxers of varying weights and ages [...]

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 [...]

Playing outside the lines

Playing outside the lines

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Jim McElhatton) The forecast warned of wintery weather on the way earlier this week, but the basketball players at Ewald Park in the city’s West End didn’t care. They wanted to get in [...]

ACPS fee hike forces cancellation of Little League winter clinic

ACPS fee hike forces cancellation of Little League winter clinic

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Young ballplayers will have nowhere to brush up on the fundamentals this winter. Alexandria Little League canceled its offseason baseball clinic after a public school gym raised rental fees by five [...]

Titan shot putters put on a show

Titan shot putters put on a show

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Jim McElhatton) To the uninitiated, shot put looks simple: throw a big, heavy ball as far as you can. But ask T.C. Williams sophomore Alexus Foreman and her teammates to explain the event, [...]

Lady Titans rebound with lopsided victory

Lady Titans rebound with lopsided victory

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Sawyer McElhatton) Down 5-0 early on Saturday against defending Patriot District champion T.C. Williams, Hayfield basketball coach Rudy Coffield called a quick timeout. A few minutes later, down 11-0, he called another timeout, [...]

Bringing diversity to the diamond

Bringing diversity to the diamond

By Jim McElhatton (File photo) In a city where blacks and Hispanics account for nearly 40 percent of the population, minority representation on Alexandria baseball fields is severely lacking. And it’s not a problem unique to [...]

When Grosser met Peralta

When Grosser met Peralta

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Sawyer McElhatton) Alec Grosser was a typical high school senior last year — looking forward to graduation and moving on to George Mason University. But barely a year later, he found himself instead [...]