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Episcopal girls lacrosse get started on the right track

Episcopal girls lacrosse get started on the right track

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) In years past, members of the Episcopal girls lacrosse team might have been daunted by the prospect of facing their big rivals St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes. The Saints are ranked [...]

Accolades keep pouring in for Alexandria Boxing Club

Accolades keep pouring in for Alexandria Boxing Club

By Chris Teale and Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) From the gym of the Charles Houston Recreation Center, Alexandria Boxing Club coach Kay Koroma has spent years turning around the lives of young men and [...]

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 [...]

Despite losing star player, Episcopal enjoy successful year on court

Despite losing star player, Episcopal enjoy successful year on court

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Even in a team sport like basketball, it can be tough to replace a star player. Episcopal’s girls team discovered that first hand this season as they sought to fill the [...]

T.C. wrestler reaches state quarterfinals

T.C. wrestler reaches state quarterfinals

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Majik Blanco-Nethery began wrestling as a sophomore at T.C. Williams, a relative latecomer to a sport where athletes often begin in sixth grade or earlier. But as the only Titan to [...]

T.C. soccer standouts head to Maryland after stints with D.C. United academy

T.C. soccer standouts head to Maryland after stints with D.C. United academy

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) As freshmen, Jorge Calix and Eryk Williamson did not know each other very well. The pair attends T.C. Williams High School, but had not had much contact, except on the soccer [...]

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 [...]

Saints hockey emphasizes high standards amidst season of success

Saints hockey emphasizes high standards amidst season of success

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) On the left wing and defense, the senior captain of the St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes hockey team, William “Drew” Butler, dreams of attending either Brown University or the University of [...]

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 [...]

Titans boys’ win streak at six after West Potomac Victory

Titans boys’ win streak at six after West Potomac Victory

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) These are exciting times to be in and around the T.C. Williams boys basketball team. Having begun the year 1-4 under new head coach Bryan Hill, the Titans have been on [...]