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High flying Cardinals trounce Saints in crosstown rivalry game

High flying Cardinals trounce Saints in crosstown rivalry game

By Jim McElhatton Four years ago, then-freshman Drew Smith thought about trying out for Bishop Ireton’s football team even though he had never played the sport except at recess and in backyard neighborhood games. [...]

Cardinals soar over Saints

Cardinals soar over Saints

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Sawyer McElhatton) High school baseball season kicked off in Alexandria on Tuesday evening with a classic pitchers’ duel between Bishop Ireton and St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes, the first matchup in the annual [...]

Titan shot putters put on a show

Titan shot putters put on a show

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Jim McElhatton) To the uninitiated, shot put looks simple: throw a big, heavy ball as far as you can. But ask T.C. Williams sophomore Alexus Foreman and her teammates to explain the event, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Culture change propels Saints to new heights on the court

Culture change propels Saints to new heights on the court

Kaizen. For the St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes boys basketball team, the word is more than a marriage of three consonants, three vowels and two syllables. The Japanese word for continuous improvement instills the Saints with [...]

St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes Saints pounce on Potomac Panthers

St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes Saints pounce on Potomac Panthers

The St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes Saints unexpected rise to dominance continued Saturday with the squad’s 26-7 victory over the Potomac School. Despite the final score, the Saints trailed through much of the matchup. Though they [...]

Saints bow out of IAC tourney early

Saints bow out of IAC tourney early

The St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes Saints will settle for a fifth- or sixth-place finish in the annual Interstate Athletic Conference tournament after falling to Landon in the first round. The Saints’ seven-game losing streak carried [...]