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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 [...]

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 [...]