Sports Shorts


T.C. Williams Boys Tennis

Yet another Alexandria team coming out of the gate strong to start the spring season, the T.C. Williams boys tennis team stands at 6-1 going into the schools spring break. The Titans, second in the Patriot District standings behind Lake Braddock, have won five straight matches, with big wins over South County (6-3), Annandale (8-1) and most recently third placed West Potomac (5-4).

Bishop Ireton Baseball


Riding high after starting the season 7-0, the Bishop Ireton baseball team was ranked sixth as of April 1 in the Washington Posts Metro poll. With wins over city rivals St. Stephens/St. Agnes and Episcopal, as well as perennial area powers Paul VI and St. Johns, it looks like the season is well underway for coach Mike Gallagher in just his second season at the helm.

The squad, suprise runners-up in the WCAC last season, has come out on the winning end of five games decided by two runs or less and its first loss of the season came at the hands of Gonzaga on April 1 also a one-run ball game.

Episcopal Softball

Led by sophomore pitcher Nancy Walker, the Maroon have jumped out to a pleasantly surprising 4-1 start to the season, starting out 3-0 with consecutive wins over Bullis, Georgetown Day and St. James. Walker has had three no-hitters so far this season, including one in the teams only loss, a 3-1 defeat to St. Stephens. This past weekend, the Maroon stole a late win against neighboring T.C. Williams, winning 4-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning.

T.C. Girls Lacrosse

The T.C. girls lacrosse team, often overshadowed by the citys highly ranked private high school teams, started the season with a win and a loss before reeling off four straight convincing wins over Wakefield, Edison, Lake Braddock and Washington Lee. The lady laxers went into spring break having dropped their most recent game 20-4 to Bishop Ireton, ranked ninth in the most recent Washington Post poll. Currently in the middle of the Patriot League table, the Titans will look to improve their place in the standings during the second half of the season.

St. Stephens/St. Agnes Girls Lacrosse

Once again, the Saints girls lacrosse team stands atop the Washington metro area standings with a perfect 7-0 record. Last year, the Saints finished the season number one in the nation. This years team has a core of 10 returning players, most of whom will be moving on to Division I college lacrosse next year. If their most recent win, 17-3 against Collegiate, is any indication it looks like it will be another banner year for the Saints.

Bishop Ireton Girls Lacrosse

Ranked ninth in the Washington Posts April 1 poll, the Cardinals girls lacrosse team has since gone on to win three straight, setting their record at 7-2 on the season and making it five straight wins on the drop. After dropping their season opener 18-7 to St. Stephens, the Cardinals have scored 20 goals in each of their last three games and youve got to imagine, as hot as they are, theyd love to have another crack at the Saints.