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Aces fall in season opener

Aces fall in season opener

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Mark Briscoe) Alexandria Aces owner Don Dinan stood behind the fence along the first base line watching his team’s home opener Saturday night, but his thoughts momentarily turned to a heartbreaking game 11 [...]

T.C. junior launches sports website geared toward high school students

T.C. junior launches sports website geared toward high school students

By Jim McElhatton In the boardroom of a downtown D.C. law office recently, T.C. Williams junior Dagim Girma stood up in front of dozens of onlookers to sell his business plan for a website called The [...]

Cancer survivor leads charge for Alexandria’s first Relay for Life

Cancer survivor leads charge for Alexandria’s first Relay for Life

By Melissa Quinn The T-shirt swallowed Brynne Ware-Colantuoni. As the 4-year-old girl walked hand-in-hand with her mother at Relay for Life, fellow participants kept saying how cute she was wearing her mom’s T-shirt. But it was [...]

T.C. crew celebrates first place win at Ted Pheonix Regatta

T.C. crew celebrates first place win at Ted Pheonix Regatta

The T.C. Williams girls freshman 8 crew team captured first place at the Ted Phoenix Regatta Saturday, clinching the Ted Phoenix Trophy while remaining undefeated. The Lady Titans team as a whole also earned the distinction of [...]

Runners chase history at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes invitational

Runners chase history at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes invitational

By Jim McElhatton The 800-meter run is two laps around a track. A little more than 15-feet short of a half-mile, the event requires speed and endurance. It is too far for most sprinters who lack [...]

Titans limping into playoffs

Titans limping into playoffs

By Jim McElhatton One player suffered a concussion. Another had a torn tendon. Then there were all sorts of illnesses that kept various T.C. Williams boys lacrosse players sidelined for games this season: bronchitis, strep throat [...]

St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes’ ‘Ms. 1,000′

St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes’ ‘Ms. 1,000′

By Jim McElhatton Anybody who’s ever seen a T-ball game knows it can seem more like junior gardening club at times — easily distracted 5- and 6-year-olds pass the time by digging holes in the infield [...]

Quidditch takes off during last week’s tournament

Quidditch takes off during last week’s tournament

By Jim McElhatton John Andrews, 67, stuck a broom between his legs and galloped around the grounds of the Virginia Theological Seminary on Saturday. On any other day, it’s the sort of thing that might get [...]

T.C. Williams cycling club picks up speed

T.C. Williams cycling club picks up speed

By Jim McElhatton Long before T.C. Williams senior Alex Wolz was born, his father bought a yellow Schwinn 10-speed bike with the money he’d saved from his childhood job as a paperboy in Wisconsin. But his [...]

Saints top Titans in final game of city baseball tournament

Saints top Titans in final game of city baseball tournament

By Jim McElhatton On paper, the TC Willliams High School varsity baseball team might’ve seemed the favorite to win the three-team early season tournament featuring city rivals St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes and Bishop Ireton this [...]