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Boys’ soccer Top 10: Breaking down the Class 6 regional playoffs

At the Class 6 level of the Virginia spring soccer playoffs, Regions C and D are loaded with some of the best teams in Northern Virginia. Over the next few days they will compete for spots in the state playoffs, ending seasons in the process. In the Region C
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Boys’ soccer Top 10: Breaking down the Class 6 regional playoffs

At the Class 6 level of the Virginia spring soccer playoffs, Regions C and D are loaded with some of the best teams in Northern Virginia. Over the next few days they will compete for spots in the state playoffs, ending seasons in the process. In the Region C bracket, Stuart earned a first-round bye […]

Girls’ soccer Top 10: Patriot, Yorktown among teams to watch in regional playoffs

The Virginia Class 6 regional girls’ soccer brackets are set and the action has already begun. In Region C, second round games are set to begin on Wednesday night. T.C. Williams is a top seed to watch. After a first-round bye, the Titans begin their run wit
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Girls’ soccer Top 10: Patriot, Yorktown among teams to watch in regional playoffs

The Virginia Class 6 regional girls’ soccer brackets are set and the action has already begun. In Region C, second round games are set to begin on Wednesday night. T.C. Williams is a top seed to watch. After a first-round bye, the Titans begin their run with a game against West Potomac, a team they […]

St. John’s girls, DeMatha boys finish in first at the WCAC track championships

History was made this weekend at the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference track championships. For the first time in school history, St. John’s took home a title. The Cadets won the girls’ championship on a wet Saturday afternoon at Good Counsel, w
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St. John’s girls, DeMatha boys finish in first at the WCAC track championships

History was made this weekend at the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference track championships. For the first time in school history, St. John’s took home a title. The Cadets won the girls’ championship on a wet Saturday afternoon at Good Counsel, while DeMatha took the boys’ title for the 16th time in school history. The St. […]

Baseball Top 10: Lake Braddock keeps rolling; Maryland 4A semis are set

The Lake Braddock baseball team is hoping the dogpile that the players formed Saturday night is the first of a few this postseason. With a 4-1 win over West Springfield, the Bruins won the Patriot District tournament. They have yet to lose a game to a local V
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Baseball Top 10: Lake Braddock keeps rolling; Maryland 4A semis are set

The Lake Braddock baseball team is hoping the dogpile that the players formed Saturday night is the first of a few this postseason. With a 4-1 win over West Springfield, the Bruins won the Patriot District tournament. They have yet to lose a game to a local Virginia opponent this season, with their three losses […]

Softball Top 10: Stone Bridge enters postseason on high note

The Stone Bridge softball team’s first game of the season against Broad Run ended in rare but real disappointment, but the Bulldogs’ second game against the Spartans showed potency and potential. In the first battle against Broad Run, Stone Bridge’s typ
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Softball Top 10: Stone Bridge enters postseason on high note

The Stone Bridge softball team’s first game of the season against Broad Run ended in rare but real disappointment, but the Bulldogs’ second game against the Spartans showed potency and potential. In the first battle against Broad Run, Stone Bridge’s typically sharp defense seemed dull, its typically loud bats quiet in a 3-2 loss that “left […]

Wise basketball coach Rob Garner’s contract will not be renewed for 2018-19 season

Wise head basketball coach Rob Garner will not be coaching the Pumas next season after the school’s athletic director decided not to renew his contract, Garner confirmed to The Washington Post. Garner informed players and families of the news Thursday
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Wise basketball coach Rob Garner’s contract will not be renewed for 2018-19 season

Wise head basketball coach Rob Garner will not be coaching the Pumas next season after the school’s athletic director decided not to renew his contract, Garner confirmed to The Washington Post. Garner informed players and families of the news Thursday. Garner was the head coach at Wise for seven years, collecting a 131-34 record. Before that he […]

Wilson boys’ lacrosse keeps growing with a win in WILL championship

The most recent sign that Wilson’s lacrosse program is on the rise was a mosh of players celebrating in the middle of a swampy field in Northeast Washington on Wednesday afternoon. The celebration came after the Tigers defeated St. Alban’s 18-11 in the Wa
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Wilson boys’ lacrosse keeps growing with a win in WILL championship

The most recent sign that Wilson’s lacrosse program is on the rise was a mosh of players celebrating in the middle of a swampy field in Northeast Washington on Wednesday afternoon. The celebration came after the Tigers defeated St. Alban’s 18-11 in the Washington Independent Lacrosse League finals. Wilson is one of just two varsity […]

Girls’ soccer Top 10: As postseason play heats up, the top 5 remains intact

Jordan Silkowitz has been in goal for W.T. Woodson for the past four seasons, her career dotted with breathtaking saves. For Cavaliers Coach Warren Williams, one feat of athleticism from Silkowitz’s freshman year sticks out. It was early in the season
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Girls’ soccer Top 10: As postseason play heats up, the top 5 remains intact

Jordan Silkowitz has been in goal for W.T. Woodson for the past four seasons, her career dotted with breathtaking saves. For Cavaliers Coach Warren Williams, one feat of athleticism from Silkowitz’s freshman year sticks out. It was early in the season, and the conditions were frigid. Silkowitz, seeing a ball screaming for the net, dived to her left, […]

Four-star 2018 forward Saddiq Bey granted release from NC State

Sidwell Friends senior Saddiq Bey was granted his release from North Carolina State on Wednesday, putting the four-star forward back on the hunt for his ideal college program. The 6-foot-7 athlete chose the Wolfpack over Xavier, Miami, Pittsburgh and severa
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Four-star 2018 forward Saddiq Bey granted release from NC State

Sidwell Friends senior Saddiq Bey was granted his release from North Carolina State on Wednesday, putting the four-star forward back on the hunt for his ideal college program. The 6-foot-7 athlete chose the Wolfpack over Xavier, Miami, Pittsburgh and several other programs in November. In choosing N.C. State, Bey said he felt a connection with the […]

Boys soccer Top 10: W.T. Woodson outlasts Robinson in an early postseason thriller

The Patriot District semifinal match between W.T. Woodson and Robinson was one of the few games to be successfully squeezed in during the inclement weather of Tuesday night, and it was a good one. The Cavaliers won their third meeting of the year with the Ram
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Boys soccer Top 10: W.T. Woodson outlasts Robinson in an early postseason thriller

The Patriot District semifinal match between W.T. Woodson and Robinson was one of the few games to be successfully squeezed in during the inclement weather of Tuesday night, and it was a good one. The Cavaliers won their third meeting of the year with the Rams, taking the rubber match 3-2 in a sudden-death third […]

Wilson basketball coach placed on leave while DCPS investigates eligibility of players

Wilson High boys’ basketball Coach Angelo Hernandez is on administrative leave while D.C. Public Schools investigates whether all of his players live in the Northwest Washington school’s zone, he confirmed to The Washington Post in a brief phone intervie
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Wilson basketball coach placed on leave while DCPS investigates eligibility of players

Wilson High boys’ basketball Coach Angelo Hernandez is on administrative leave while D.C. Public Schools investigates whether all of his players live in the Northwest Washington school’s zone, he confirmed to The Washington Post in a brief phone interview last week. Hernandez, who led the Tigers to D.C. city and state championships this past winter […]

Girls’ lacrosse Top 10: Holton-Arms pulls off ‘monumental’ upset in ISL AA semifinals

Holton-Arms Coach Janet McCormick has spent the past few days texting, calling and emailing as many Panthers alumni as she can. She has a question that past schedules, records and team archives aren’t helping answer. Before Saturday in the Independent Schoo
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Girls’ lacrosse Top 10: Holton-Arms pulls off ‘monumental’ upset in ISL AA semifinals

Holton-Arms Coach Janet McCormick has spent the past few days texting, calling and emailing as many Panthers alumni as she can. She has a question that past schedules, records and team archives aren’t helping answer. Before Saturday in the Independent School League AA semifinals, when was the last time Holton-Arms beat St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes? “We […]

Boys’ lacrosse Top 10: After more than 40 years, Rob Bordley coaches final Landon game

As Landon and Bullis lined up for postgame handshakes after Friday’s Interstate Athletic Conference championship game — a 9-8 Bullis win in the final seconds — Bears Coach Rob Bordley led his players through the procession while a chant sounded from th
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Boys’ lacrosse Top 10: After more than 40 years, Rob Bordley coaches final Landon game

As Landon and Bullis lined up for postgame handshakes after Friday’s Interstate Athletic Conference championship game — a 9-8 Bullis win in the final seconds — Bears Coach Rob Bordley led his players through the procession while a chant sounded from the student section. “Thank you, Bordley,” the fans yelled between claps. Bordley, who decided […]

DCSAA Hall of Fame selections include former Detroit mayor, longtime Sidwell Friends coach

Ten local athletics figures were chosen for the DC State Athletic Association Hall of Fame last week, the second group to be picked for the honor after last year’s inaugural selections. Among the choices are former NBA player Dave Bing — an alum of the no
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DCSAA Hall of Fame selections include former Detroit mayor, longtime Sidwell Friends coach

Ten local athletics figures were chosen for the DC State Athletic Association Hall of Fame last week, the second group to be picked for the honor after last year’s inaugural selections. Among the choices are former NBA player Dave Bing — an alum of the now-closed Spingarn High School and a former mayor of Detroit. […]

Baseball Top 10: St. John’s, B-CC take part in a walk-off weekend

If you were curious just how intense, how insane, how crazy playoff high school baseball can be, just ask the players, parents or fans from Bethesda-Chevy Chase or St. John’s. Both the Barons and the Cadets won in walk-off fashion this weekend. The stakes w
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Baseball Top 10: St. John’s, B-CC take part in a walk-off weekend

If you were curious just how intense, how insane, how crazy playoff high school baseball can be, just ask the players, parents or fans from Bethesda-Chevy Chase or St. John’s. Both the Barons and the Cadets won in walk-off fashion this weekend. The stakes were different — B-CC was looking to get to the third […]

Softball Top 10: South Lakes preps for a postseason run

Banners hang at South Lakes High School for each sport, and every one proclaims the district, regional and state championships won by that team. The softball banner is blank. The No. 7 Seahawks start the postseason this week, and they have plans for a deep pl
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Softball Top 10: South Lakes preps for a postseason run

Banners hang at South Lakes High School for each sport, and every one proclaims the district, regional and state championships won by that team. The softball banner is blank. The No. 7 Seahawks start the postseason this week, and they have plans for a deep playoff run to fill that empty space. South Lakes (17-3) […]

Wootton edges Churchill and Whitman to win Montgomery County boys’ tennis title

In recent years, the Wootton boys’ tennis team has won so often that it can begin to look easy. The Patriots rack up double-digit victories during the regular season and show up to the Montgomery County championships as one of the favorites each spring. On
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Wootton edges Churchill and Whitman to win Montgomery County boys’ tennis title

In recent years, the Wootton boys’ tennis team has won so often that it can begin to look easy. The Patriots rack up double-digit victories during the regular season and show up to the Montgomery County championships as one of the favorites each spring. On a muggy Thursday evening at Paint Branch High in Burtonsville, […]

Boys’ soccer Top 10: Robinson turns its season around just in time for the playoffs

It was April 10 and the Robinson soccer season had officially reached its low point. A talented squad with 15 seniors, the Rams had just blown a two-goal lead against Fairfax to fall to 2-4 on the year. An overtime loss to W.T. Woodson the week before had ta
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Boys’ soccer Top 10: Robinson turns its season around just in time for the playoffs

It was April 10 and the Robinson soccer season had officially reached its low point. A talented squad with 15 seniors, the Rams had just blown a two-goal lead against Fairfax to fall to 2-4 on the year. An overtime loss to W.T. Woodson the week before had taken a lot out of the team, and […]

Girls’ soccer Top 10: Potomac Falls enters rankings as postseason looms

Potomac Falls had been on Briar Woods’ heels all season, on the brink of passing the Falcons in the Potomac district standings. The Panthers ended the regular season one point short of their objective, but might have gained something more valuable: Conf
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Girls’ soccer Top 10: Potomac Falls enters rankings as postseason looms

Potomac Falls had been on Briar Woods’ heels all season, on the brink of passing the Falcons in the Potomac district standings. The Panthers ended the regular season one point short of their objective, but might have gained something more valuable: Confidence. Senior defender Mara Carrillo‘s goal off a free kick proved to be the […]

Good Counsel tops Gonzaga to win first WCAC boys’ tennis title since 2001

For the better part of the past two decades, the Good Counsel boys’ tennis team has had to sit back and watch the Gonzaga players celebrate one Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title after another. The defending champion Eagles, who had won seve
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Good Counsel tops Gonzaga to win first WCAC boys’ tennis title since 2001

For the better part of the past two decades, the Good Counsel boys’ tennis team has had to sit back and watch the Gonzaga players celebrate one Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title after another. The defending champion Eagles, who had won seven of the last eight WCAC championships, have become a local high school tennis dynasty […]

Boys’ lacrosse Top 10: Churchill, Howard and Severna Park lead Maryland playoff field

The 4A classification features perhaps the most competitive bracket in this year’s Maryland state playoffs. Three No. 1 seeds — East region’s Severna Park, West region’s Churchill and North region’s Howard — have made at least one state championsh
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Boys’ lacrosse Top 10: Churchill, Howard and Severna Park lead Maryland playoff field

The 4A classification features perhaps the most competitive bracket in this year’s Maryland state playoffs. Three No. 1 seeds — East region’s Severna Park, West region’s Churchill and North region’s Howard — have made at least one state championship appearance since 2015, and all appear poised for deep postseason runs over the next two weeks. […]

Girls’ lacrosse Top 10: Breaking down the Maryland state playoff brackets

The two-week playoff stretch leading up to the Maryland state championships on May 22-24 begins on Wednesday, although some of the area’s top contenders have received a bye to Friday’s second round. In the 2A classification, Glenelg, again coming off an u
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Girls’ lacrosse Top 10: Breaking down the Maryland state playoff brackets

The two-week playoff stretch leading up to the Maryland state championships on May 22-24 begins on Wednesday, although some of the area’s top contenders have received a bye to Friday’s second round. In the 2A classification, Glenelg, again coming off an undefeated regular season against public school competition, is a favorite for a third state […]

Softball Top 10: Northwest secures the top seed ahead of Maryland playoffs

A loss to Blair on April 30 gave the Northwest softball team a taste of something the Jaguars have tried to manufacture all season: an underdog mentality. The defending Maryland 4A state champions had constructed an us-against-the-world attitude as they prepa
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Softball Top 10: Northwest secures the top seed ahead of Maryland playoffs

A loss to Blair on April 30 gave the Northwest softball team a taste of something the Jaguars have tried to manufacture all season: an underdog mentality. The defending Maryland 4A state champions had constructed an us-against-the-world attitude as they prepared for their title defense. “We didn’t want to come into the season thinking we […]

Youth soccer club silences sidelines, muting parents for weekend of quiet

At first glance, last Saturday appeared to be like any other on the grassy fields at Hamilton Recreation Center in Northwest Washington, hordes of kids participating in youth soccer matches while their parents sat on the sidelines and watched. One mother stoo
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Youth soccer club silences sidelines, muting parents for weekend of quiet

At first glance, last Saturday appeared to be like any other on the grassy fields at Hamilton Recreation Center in Northwest Washington, hordes of kids participating in youth soccer matches while their parents sat on the sidelines and watched. One mother stood out from the rest, constantly calling out to her second-grade daughter as parents around […]

Baseball Top 10: County championship games prepare C.H. Flowers, Arundel for playoff runs

The postseason has arrived. The past few days brought a slate of WCAC quarterfinals, some county championship games and many regular-season finales. In Prince George’s County, C.H. Flowers beat Gwynn Park to win the county championship for the second straig
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Baseball Top 10: County championship games prepare C.H. Flowers, Arundel for playoff runs

The postseason has arrived. The past few days brought a slate of WCAC quarterfinals, some county championship games and many regular-season finales. In Prince George’s County, C.H. Flowers beat Gwynn Park to win the county championship for the second straight year. “I feel pretty good about the state of the team, pretty satisfied,” Coach George […]

Four-star DeMatha guard Justin Moore verbally commits to Villanova

DeMatha four-star junior guard Justin Moore verbally committed to Villanova on Wednesday night, adding another versatile guard to the reigning NCAA champion Wildcats.  Moore, a 6-foot-4, 187-pound playmaker, had narrowed his search to four schools — V
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Four-star DeMatha guard Justin Moore verbally commits to Villanova

DeMatha four-star junior guard Justin Moore verbally committed to Villanova on Wednesday night, adding another versatile guard to the reigning NCAA champion Wildcats.  Moore, a 6-foot-4, 187-pound playmaker, had narrowed his search to four schools — Villanova, Maryland, Louisville and Wake Forest — before deciding on the Wildcats. He also had offers from Notre Dame, Virginia, Penn State, Xavier, Cincinnati and Old Dominion. Villanova […]

Girls’ soccer Top 10: Tuscarora keeps rolling behind scorer Dacheka Kolcum

Tuscarora is far from a one-woman team. Goalkeeper Lara Bates has made a number of game-preserving saves, and midfielder Kristina Skulte has been a wizard as a distributor. When it comes to scoring, however, one player has shouldered the burden nearly by hers
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Girls’ soccer Top 10: Tuscarora keeps rolling behind scorer Dacheka Kolcum

Tuscarora is far from a one-woman team. Goalkeeper Lara Bates has made a number of game-preserving saves, and midfielder Kristina Skulte has been a wizard as a distributor. When it comes to scoring, however, one player has shouldered the burden nearly by herself: forward Dacheka Kolcum. The senior has accounted for 18 of the team’s […]

Boys’ soccer Top 10: Talented, but in a lower division, George Mason looks for respect

There are many reasons why George Mason soccer should not only be respected, but also feared. The 2A powerhouse is 11-0-1 this year and has a history of winning state titles (six in the last nine years). But Coach Frank Spinello said his school’s small siz
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Boys’ soccer Top 10: Talented, but in a lower division, George Mason looks for respect

There are many reasons why George Mason soccer should not only be respected, but also feared. The 2A powerhouse is 11-0-1 this year and has a history of winning state titles (six in the last nine years). But Coach Frank Spinello said his school’s small size means they are always fighting to prove they can […]

Girls’ lacrosse Top 10: Looking at the WCAC and ISL AA playoff standings

The beginning of May means the postseason is nearing — or here — for private and public school teams throughout the Washington, D.C. area. In the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference this season, upsets have been tough to generate. Two-time defending l
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Girls’ lacrosse Top 10: Looking at the WCAC and ISL AA playoff standings

The beginning of May means the postseason is nearing — or here — for private and public school teams throughout the Washington, D.C. area. In the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference this season, upsets have been tough to generate. Two-time defending league champion Bishop Ireton went undefeated in conference play for a second straight year and […]

Boys’ lacrosse Top 10: Reigning IAC champ Landon again contends for No. 1 seed

Last year, Landon ruled the Interstate Athletic Conference with an undefeated season and a team so talented that its coaches felt the combination was a once-in-a-generation opportunity. The Bears haven’t dominated their competition so frequently this year,
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Boys’ lacrosse Top 10: Reigning IAC champ Landon again contends for No. 1 seed

Last year, Landon ruled the Interstate Athletic Conference with an undefeated season and a team so talented that its coaches felt the combination was a once-in-a-generation opportunity. The Bears haven’t dominated their competition so frequently this year, but they still have a chance to earn the conference’s top tournament seed. At 3-1, Landon is tied […]

As a boys’ lacrosse conference, the WCAC ‘has really made leaps and bounds’

No sooner had the final seconds ticked away in Gonzaga’s game against St. John’s on Friday than did the Eagles’ student section spill onto the field. More than 50 boys, most shirtless, raced across the turf from the section in the stands where they
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As a boys’ lacrosse conference, the WCAC ‘has really made leaps and bounds’

No sooner had the final seconds ticked away in Gonzaga’s game against St. John’s on Friday than did the Eagles’ student section spill onto the field. More than 50 boys, most shirtless, raced across the turf from the section in the stands where they had spent the game banging a drum, trash talking the Cadets […]

Baseball Top 10: WCAC gears up for an unpredictable postseason

If you want proof that this year’s Washington Catholic Athletic Conference baseball playoffs will be wildly competitive and woefully unpredictable, look no further than the previous two days of Paul VI’s schedule. On Saturday, the Panthers fell to St. Ma
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Baseball Top 10: WCAC gears up for an unpredictable postseason

If you want proof that this year’s Washington Catholic Athletic Conference baseball playoffs will be wildly competitive and woefully unpredictable, look no further than the previous two days of Paul VI’s schedule. On Saturday, the Panthers fell to St. Mary’s Ryken, 4-2. It was the second upset of the season for the Knights, who knocked off St. […]

Woodbridge boys upset St. Albans at Al Urquia Regatta; National Cathedral girls keep rolling

St. Albans’ first varsity eight boat has owned the Occoquan in recent years, speeding past other local teams and into first-place medal ceremonies. Everybody else battled for second, hopelessly measuring their times against those of the Bulldogs. Woodbr
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Woodbridge boys upset St. Albans at Al Urquia Regatta; National Cathedral girls keep rolling

St. Albans’ first varsity eight boat has owned the Occoquan in recent years, speeding past other local teams and into first-place medal ceremonies. Everybody else battled for second, hopelessly measuring their times against those of the Bulldogs. Woodbridge Coach Tim Arvin never considered his team could beat St. Albans. Perhaps the Vikings could keep pace […]

Softball Top 10: Madison, South Lakes seize opportunities

When Madison senior Kristin Giery approached the plate in the first inning of her softball team’s home game against Woodgrove on Saturday, she did not let her moment go to waste. With zero outs and senior Cat Arase on second base, Warhawks Coach Jim Adkins
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Softball Top 10: Madison, South Lakes seize opportunities

When Madison senior Kristin Giery approached the plate in the first inning of her softball team’s home game against Woodgrove on Saturday, she did not let her moment go to waste. With zero outs and senior Cat Arase on second base, Warhawks Coach Jim Adkins was prepared to play small ball to get Arase to […]

Yorktown grad M.J. Stewart leads locals selected in 2018 NFL draft

M.J. Stewart waited patiently in the Langston-Brown Community Center on Friday night. With his phone never leaving his hand and the 2018 NFL draft on the television screen as the piles of food on the tables were left uneaten, the nervous Arlington native
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Yorktown grad M.J. Stewart leads locals selected in 2018 NFL draft

M.J. Stewart waited patiently in the Langston-Brown Community Center on Friday night. With his phone never leaving his hand and the 2018 NFL draft on the television screen as the piles of food on the tables were left uneaten, the nervous Arlington native paused for a specific call. The Yorktown graduate’s phone rang on the second day of the draft. This was […]