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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 [...]

From the community: Alexandria HEAT win Veterans Day tourney

From the community: Alexandria HEAT win Veterans Day tourney

By Brian Morris (Courtesy Photo) The Alexandria HEAT 14U won the SoMD Knights Veterans Day Tournament in Waldorf, MD. The HEAT went 4-0 in the 6 six team Tournament outscoring their opponents 34-4 and defeated a strong Arena Starz team [...]

Playoff-bound Titans

Playoff-bound Titans

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Jim McElhatton) The algorithm that athletics officials use to determine who advances to the state football playoffs is pretty complex. While fans could make a strong case that T.C. Williams was worthy of [...]

Three Titans advance to regional competition

Three Titans advance to regional competition

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Jim McElhatton) Anteneh Girma, the fastest runner on the T.C. Williams boys cross-country team, discovered the sport by chance. He had just been cut from the basketball team but still wanted to get [...]

Swordplay is here to stay in Old Town

Swordplay is here to stay in Old Town

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Sawyer McElhatton) On a recent night inside the Charles Houston Recreation Center, a giant partition dropped from the middle of the gymnasium, dividing the space equally into a volleyball court and an area [...]

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. [...]