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Aces come up short in playoffs

Aces come up short in playoffs

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Mark Briscoe) BETHESDA, MD — The game wasn’t over, but it sure seemed that way as the Alexandria Aces’ chances for a trip to the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League championship slowly slipped [...]

St. James Group nixes plans for Hensley Park

St. James Group nixes plans for Hensley Park

By Erich Wagner The community debate over whether to lease a public park on the West End to a for-profit company had scarcely begun when it abruptly ended Tuesday evening. The team behind a proposal for [...]

A field of their own

A field of their own

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Jackson McElhatton) City groundskeeper William Douglas sits alone on a bench by the right-field foul line when the Alexandria Aces play home games during the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League season. But before [...]

Grand slam puts the Aces over the Express in first playoff matchup

Grand slam puts the Aces over the Express in first playoff matchup

By Jim McElhatton (File Photo) The Alexandria Aces played small ball on their way to a second place finish in the regular season of the wooden bat Cal Ripken Collegiate Summer League. Their scrappy style of [...]

2013 Aces break the franchise’s single season win record

2013 Aces break the franchise’s single season win record

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Mark Briscoe) The Alexandria Aces had just finished their most grueling stretch of the season, playing seven games in the four hot, muggy days leading up to the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League [...]

Crew clinic on the Potomac

Crew clinic on the Potomac

By Erich Wagner This summer, more than 130 Alexandria residents — young and old — have been acquainting themselves with some new terminology: the coxswain, the catch and sculling. The Alexandria Summer Crew program teaches adults [...]

The comeback kids

The comeback kids

By Jim McElhatton Three weeks ago, right-hander Brian O’Neill lasted just three innings for the Alexandria Aces, giving up two runs in his third loss in as many games. Replaced early against the Baltimore Redbirds, O’Neill [...]

Iesha Kenney strikes gold

Iesha Kenney strikes gold

By Jim McElhatton City resident Iesha Kenney took the gold medal over the weekend at the USA Boxing Junior Olympics, a 40-plus-year-old national tournament that’s been a proving ground for the sport’s biggest names. The victory [...]

Aces hit the sweet spot

Aces hit the sweet spot

By Jim McElhatton Reid Clary’s at-bat in the top of the fifth inning of a 7-2 win against the Presstman Cardinals on Monday night went down as a walk — an afterthought in a road victory [...]

Warrior poet

Warrior poet

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Sawyer McElhatton) Middleweight contender Antoine “Action” Douglas, a 20-year-old who has trained for years at the Alexandria Boxing Club, needed only 18 seconds to knock down his opponent during ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights [...]