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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, [...]

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 [...]