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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. [...]

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 [...]