High School Roundup


Navy night at Sportsmans Club
The Alexandria Sportsmans Club invites area sports fans to attend the first-ever Naval Academy Football Night, on April 17, from 7-8 p.m., starting off with a social hour followed by the meeting and program.

Guests include Frank McCallister and Fred Reitzel (bothUSNA 81 football players).

The twosome played at Annapolis for legendary head coach George Welsh and will talk about their experiences on the collegiate level.

The proceedings will take place at the Old Dominion Boat Club (King Street/South Strand Street).

Post honors
Five Alexandria student/athletes were recently honored by the Washington Post for their sports accomplishments during the just completed winter season.

Boys basketball: TCW senior Mike Davis (coached by Ivan Thomas) – Second-Team All-Met: Ireton sophomore Javorn Farrell (coached by Mark Vincent) – Honorable-Mention All-Met.

Girls basketball: TCW sophomore Tierra Ruffin-Pratt (coached by George Porcha) – First-Team All-Met.

Boys swimming: Ireton junior Briggy Imbriglia (coached by Peggy Verducci) – Honorable-Mention All-Met.

Girls indoor track & field: TCW sophomore Tynita Butts – Honorable-Mention All-Met. In addition, senior Glenn Andrews of TCW was also selected to the All-Patriot District Basketball Team (along with Mike Davis). Ivan Thomas, second-year Titan head coach, was also selected Patriot District Coach of the Year.
Seniors Jeremy Bull, Shawn Ingram and Tony Reyes – all of St. Stephens & St. Agnes as well as senior Sebastian Sabella of Episcopal High School were all selected to the All-IAC Basketball Team.

On the girls side, junior Kourtney Ramseur and sophomore Breanna Jones – both of Episcopal, were selected to the All ISL AA Basketball Team.

Seniors Miatria Brown and Molly Millard – both of St. Stephens & St. Agnes were selected to the All ISL A Basketball Team.

Named captain
Episcopal High School grad Tim Hightower was recently selected by a vote of his peers as a captain for the University of Richmond football team this upcoming fall (one of two captains). Hightower, a rising senior running back for the Spiders, ranks very high in all-time career stats at Episcopal (class of 03). While playing for the Maroon, Hightower was coached by current head coach Mark Gowin. In the Spiders recent spring game, Hightower carried 11 times for 60

Good year in lacrosse
Bishop Ireton High School grad Brendan Kearney has turned in an excellent lacrosse season at Division 3 Franklin and Marshall (Pa.). The midfielder has scored six goals and has been a key reason why the Diplomats currently boast an overall record of 5-4.

Kearney also played football on Cambridge Road at Bishop Ireton.

On the mound
St. Stephens & St. Agnes High School grad Mike Schwimer continues to excel as one of the University of Virginia baseball teams top relief pitchers. In the Cavaliers recent 8-1 victory against Duke, the right handed Schwimer threw scoreless and hitless seventh and eighth innings. The Cavaliers are currently ranked in the top-5 of most collegiate baseball polls and weigh-in at 29-7 overall on the season.

Recent action
A few of the recent scores from action in the Alexandria private school sector:
St. Stephens beat Bullis 11-1 in girls softball; SS&SA was an 18-2 winner versus Potomac School in girls lacrosse; Episcopal took an 11-9 loss against Holton Arms (Md.) in girls lacrosse; St. Stephens was a 5-1 loser to Landon in baseball and Ireton lost 10-2 to St. Albans in boys lacrosse.

NFL draft
The NFL Draft, scheduled for April 28, will likely include Penn State/TCW alumnus running back Tony Hunt. Should Hunt be drafted, he will be the fourth Titan to have ever been drafted by the NFL.