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Remember the Bishop Ireton Cardinals

Remember the Bishop Ireton Cardinals

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Sawyer McElhatton) Bishop Ireton was down 30-0 to rival Paul VI near halftime Saturday afternoon when a group of men began gathering behind the Cardinals bench. Wearing Ireton jerseys — with names like [...]

South County Stallions top Titans in thriller

South County Stallions top Titans in thriller

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Sawyer McElhatton) Trailing by a touchdown with six seconds left, T.C. Williams quarterback Darius Holland dropped back and scanned the field, desperately searching for an open receiver on the final play of Saturday’s [...]

Unfinished business on the field

Unfinished business on the field

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Jim McElhatton) The T.C. Williams field hockey program came out of nowhere last year, making a surprise run in the Patriot District playoffs after an average regular season. But this year, the squad [...]

Steadfast defense bails out Titans

Steadfast defense bails out Titans

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Jim McElhatton) The T.C. Williams Titans 44-16 loss to Centreville early last month was the sort of thrashing that can rob a team of its confidence and send a season into a tailspin. [...]

Titans topple Mount Vernon Majors

Titans topple Mount Vernon Majors

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Sawyer McElhatton) The T.C. Williams volleyball team enjoyed its best season in program history last year with a 21-6 record, but a big reason for the success was star outside hitter Kate Whitmire, [...]

Call them the ‘Comeback’ Cardinals

Call them the ‘Comeback’ Cardinals

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Sawyer McElhatton) Bishop Ireton sophomore Corey Johnson played in just one varsity football game last season, but you wouldn’t know it watching his defensive performance Saturday. In a game where the stars on [...]

Powerhouse Centreville pounds Titans

Powerhouse Centreville pounds Titans

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Jim McElhatton) After winning their season opener, T.C. Williams faced a big early-season test Friday night on the road against the Centreville Wildcats, one of Northern Virginia’s top football programs. Both teams had [...]

Bishop Ireton Cardinals soar in season opener

Bishop Ireton Cardinals soar in season opener

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Bishop Ireton head coach Tony Verducci will be the first to tell you that his football program has been on a bit of a rollercoaster ride in recent years. “Well, two [...]

A Boston Marathon reunion

A Boston Marathon reunion

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Amid the chaos of the Boston Marathon bombings, Leslie Malm met Steve McNamara. And when they parted ways after he helped reunite the Alexandria resident safely with her family, they did [...]

The champions of Parker Gray

The champions of Parker Gray

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Sawyer McElhatton) Dennis Porter and Kay Koroma work together during the day as plumbers but meet again each evening at the Alexandria Boxing Club inside the Charles Houston Recreation Center. And as coaches, [...]