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Reigning IAC champion Bullis defeats Episcopal, earning a shot to repeat

Bullis Coach Bruce Kelley walked through school Friday morning, preparing himself for his team’s Interstate Athletic Conference semifinal against Episcopal, when he suddenly overheard a conversation in the hallway. A staff member was asking a nearby s
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Reigning IAC champion Bullis defeats Episcopal, earning a shot to repeat

Bullis Coach Bruce Kelley walked through school Friday morning, preparing himself for his team’s Interstate Athletic Conference semifinal against Episcopal, when he suddenly overheard a conversation in the hallway. A staff member was asking a nearby student if he was planning on going to the game that night. When the student said he didn’t know, the staffer […]

Ice hockey Top 10: DeMatha seeks to dethrone Landon and Gonzaga

The Mid-Atlantic Prep Hockey league’s playoff script has been predictable since the current players were in elementary school. Gonzaga and Landon have split the last eight titles. This year’s playoff bracket is set, and third seed DeMatha is in a
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Ice hockey Top 10: DeMatha seeks to dethrone Landon and Gonzaga

The Mid-Atlantic Prep Hockey league’s playoff script has been predictable since the current players were in elementary school. Gonzaga and Landon have split the last eight titles. This year’s playoff bracket is set, and third seed DeMatha is in a familiar spot as the biggest challenger to the Eagles’ and Bears’ run of dominance. On […]

Wrestling Top 10: Battlefield looks for state title after last year’s disappointment

Battlefield overwhelmed its competition at the Virginia Class 6 Region D tournament. (Courtesy photo/Sheridan King). Battlefield scored 298 team points at the Virginia Class 6 Region D tournament, blowing out the competition. Second-place Westfield racked u
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Wrestling Top 10: Battlefield looks for state title after last year’s disappointment

Battlefield overwhelmed its competition at the Virginia Class 6 Region D tournament. (Courtesy photo/Sheridan King). Battlefield scored 298 team points at the Virginia Class 6 Region D tournament, blowing out the competition. Second-place Westfield racked up 190 points. The Bobcats hope the success continues into this coming weekend, when they compete for a Virginia 6A state […]

Police investigating death of Quince Orchard football player Tyler Terry

Tyler Terry, a 17-year-old who attended Quince Orchard High and played on its football team, died Sunday following a cardiac arrest that left him hospitalized Jan. 29. Terry had been on life support for close to two weeks after an altercation that day, and hi
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Police investigating death of Quince Orchard football player Tyler Terry

Tyler Terry, a 17-year-old who attended Quince Orchard High and played on its football team, died Sunday following a cardiac arrest that left him hospitalized Jan. 29. Terry had been on life support for close to two weeks after an altercation that day, and his parents decided toward the end of last week to remove […]

No. 16 Potomac (Md.) sprints to 106-75 rout of No. 20 Theodore Roosevelt

No. 16 Potomac overwhelmed No. 20 Theodore Roosevelt on Monday night. (Joshua Needelman/The Washington Post) * * * Potomac (Md.) point guard Jason Newman is a senior, so he won’t be back next season — unless Wolverines Coach Renard Johnson’s pla
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No. 16 Potomac (Md.) sprints to 106-75 rout of No. 20 Theodore Roosevelt

No. 16 Potomac overwhelmed No. 20 Theodore Roosevelt on Monday night. (Joshua Needelman/The Washington Post) * * * Potomac (Md.) point guard Jason Newman is a senior, so he won’t be back next season — unless Wolverines Coach Renard Johnson’s plan comes to fruition. “What I’m trying to do is get him to fail 12th grade, […]

Boys’ basketball notebook: Wilson leads DCIAA after downing Theodore Roosevelt

In this week’s notebook, we cover Wilson, Bullis, Georgetown Prep, Episcopal, St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes, Southern and South Lakes In a battle of the DCIAA undefeateds, Wilson kept their heads: It was the type of game that built hype with every passing
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Boys’ basketball notebook: Wilson leads DCIAA after downing Theodore Roosevelt

In this week’s notebook, we cover Wilson, Bullis, Georgetown Prep, Episcopal, St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes, Southern and South Lakes In a battle of the DCIAA undefeateds, Wilson kept their heads: It was the type of game that built hype with every passing result: the longer Theodore Roosevelt and Wilson each remained undefeated in DCIAA play, the more […]

Girls’ basketball notebook: Georgetown Visitation makes it 12 league titles in a row

In this week’s notebook, we cover Georgetown Visitation, Gwynn Park, Loudoun Valley and Paint Branch.  Georgetown Visitation wins 12th straight ISL title: The Cubs did it again. With a win over Sidwell Friends on Thursday, coach Mike McCarthy’s team be
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Girls’ basketball notebook: Georgetown Visitation makes it 12 league titles in a row

In this week’s notebook, we cover Georgetown Visitation, Gwynn Park, Loudoun Valley and Paint Branch.  Georgetown Visitation wins 12th straight ISL title: The Cubs did it again. With a win over Sidwell Friends on Thursday, coach Mike McCarthy’s team became the 12th straight Georgetown Visitation squad that could call itself the Independent School League champion. The Cubs still have […]

Wrestling Top 10: St. Mary’s Ryken looks to get back on track at Melee on the Metro

St. Mary’s Ryken was close to crashing the St. John’s Cadets’ party this past weekend. The Cadets led by nearly 40 points entering the finals of the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference tournament on Saturday, but that lead shrunk as the
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Wrestling Top 10: St. Mary’s Ryken looks to get back on track at Melee on the Metro

St. Mary’s Ryken was close to crashing the St. John’s Cadets’ party this past weekend. The Cadets led by nearly 40 points entering the finals of the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference tournament on Saturday, but that lead shrunk as the championship round wore on. The Knights were trailing by three points going into the 170-pound […]

Four-star RB Mychale Salahuddin picks Pitt, star cornerback Noah Boykin chooses Notre Dame

Mychale Salahuddin wore a boyish grin as he sat on stage at H.D. Woodson’s auditorium, donning a University of Southern California sweatshirt as hats for both Pittsburgh and Syracuse laid out in front of him. It was finally the moment the one-time USC
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Four-star RB Mychale Salahuddin picks Pitt, star cornerback Noah Boykin chooses Notre Dame

Mychale Salahuddin wore a boyish grin as he sat on stage at H.D. Woodson’s auditorium, donning a University of Southern California sweatshirt as hats for both Pittsburgh and Syracuse laid out in front of him. It was finally the moment the one-time USC commit would make his college decision public — a choice he didn’t make until […]

North Point tackle Rasheed Walker chooses Penn State over Ohio State on signing day

Rasheed Walker waited to finish his official college recruiting visits until his senior season as the anchor of North Point’s offensive line ended. Then he waited through the NCAA’s new early signing period in December until Monday to inform Penn State c
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North Point tackle Rasheed Walker chooses Penn State over Ohio State on signing day

Rasheed Walker waited to finish his official college recruiting visits until his senior season as the anchor of North Point’s offensive line ended. Then he waited through the NCAA’s new early signing period in December until Monday to inform Penn State coach James Franklin that he wanted to be a Nittany Lion. So it wasn’t much […]

National Signing Day 2018: Several of the D.C. area’s top players are set to sign

National Signing Day has officially arrived for the Washington, D.C. area’s top 2018 football recruits, and with it, a plethora of highly anticipated announcements. St. John’s had a group of highly rated recruits who had planned to sign their national l
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National Signing Day 2018: Several of the D.C. area’s top players are set to sign

National Signing Day has officially arrived for the Washington, D.C. area’s top 2018 football recruits, and with it, a plethora of highly anticipated announcements. St. John’s had a group of highly rated recruits who had planned to sign their national letter-of-intent at their school on Wednesday, with five of its players landing in 247Sports’ Top 15 composite rankings for […]

Notre Dame lands commitment from highly ranked St. John’s defensive back D.J. Brown

With inclement weather in the Washington, D.C. area canceling school for St. John’s, some of the area’s top recruits have decided to start rolling out their announcements on Twitter. The first of the group to announce was three-star cornerback D.J
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Notre Dame lands commitment from highly ranked St. John’s defensive back D.J. Brown

With inclement weather in the Washington, D.C. area canceling school for St. John’s, some of the area’s top recruits have decided to start rolling out their announcements on Twitter. The first of the group to announce was three-star cornerback D.J. Brown, who announced at 8 a.m. via Twitter he had signed with Notre Dame. Brown, […]

Ice hockey Top 10: Briar Woods smashes expectations during undefeated season

As the executive director of the Ashburn Xtreme travel hockey program, Gary Pouliot knows Loudoun County’s talent as well as anyone. Still, his players have surprised him during his first season as the Briar Woods Coach. “To be honest with you, I ha
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Ice hockey Top 10: Briar Woods smashes expectations during undefeated season

As the executive director of the Ashburn Xtreme travel hockey program, Gary Pouliot knows Loudoun County’s talent as well as anyone. Still, his players have surprised him during his first season as the Briar Woods Coach. “To be honest with you, I had no idea that we’d be this good. I thought we’d be 5-5,” said […]

Boys’ basketball notebook: Carroll continues turnaround season despite controversial loss

In this week’s notebook, we cover Carroll, North County, Stone Bridge, Freedom-South Riding, Loudoun Valley and Fairmont Heights: Carroll overcomes “baffling” late loss in an upstart season: Carroll Coach Mike Powell gathered his team in the locker r
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Boys’ basketball notebook: Carroll continues turnaround season despite controversial loss

In this week’s notebook, we cover Carroll, North County, Stone Bridge, Freedom-South Riding, Loudoun Valley and Fairmont Heights: Carroll overcomes “baffling” late loss in an upstart season: Carroll Coach Mike Powell gathered his team in the locker room Jan. 26 but didn’t know what to say. The Lions had made a layup to go ahead of then-No. 7 […]

Girls’ basketball notebook: Langley learns how to close, just in time for the playoffs

In this week’s notebook, we cover Langley, Rock Creek Christian, Crossland and Capitol Christian: After some early trouble, Langley is finishing in tight games: Through the first two months of the season, all of Langley’s closest games were losses. Aft
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Girls’ basketball notebook: Langley learns how to close, just in time for the playoffs

In this week’s notebook, we cover Langley, Rock Creek Christian, Crossland and Capitol Christian: After some early trouble, Langley is finishing in tight games: Through the first two months of the season, all of Langley’s closest games were losses. After single-digit defeats to Marshall and O’Connell in December, the trend peaked in mid-January when the Saxons lost back-to-back […]

Madison sweeps Virginia 6A North region swim and dive championships

Going into this weekend’s Virginia 6A North region swim and dive championships, James Madison head coach Andrew Foos felt confident. His girls’ team, the reigning state champ which also finished first at last year’s regional competition, returne
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Madison sweeps Virginia 6A North region swim and dive championships

Going into this weekend’s Virginia 6A North region swim and dive championships, James Madison head coach Andrew Foos felt confident. His girls’ team, the reigning state champ which also finished first at last year’s regional competition, returned almost its entire squad. “We didn’t graduate anybody that swam at regions or states last year,” Foos said. “So we had our […]

Ice hockey Top 10: The pack is closing in on West Potomac in Capital Scholastic Hockey League

West Potomac won the first three Capital Scholastic Hockey league titles, but the competition’s fourth season is proving to be much more balanced than ever before. “The league is definitely a lot more even, and that makes things a lot more interestin
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Ice hockey Top 10: The pack is closing in on West Potomac in Capital Scholastic Hockey League

West Potomac won the first three Capital Scholastic Hockey league titles, but the competition’s fourth season is proving to be much more balanced than ever before. “The league is definitely a lot more even, and that makes things a lot more interesting when a handful of teams have a shot to win the league,” Washington-Lee […]

Wrestling Top 10: Westfield finally at full health entering postseason

Westfield has endured its fair share of injury problems this season, with 106-pounder Cole Gorvett and 120-pounder Bobby Quinones both missing significant time. Both are healthy now, and the Bulldogs are optimistic heading into the Concorde District tournamen
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Wrestling Top 10: Westfield finally at full health entering postseason

Westfield has endured its fair share of injury problems this season, with 106-pounder Cole Gorvett and 120-pounder Bobby Quinones both missing significant time. Both are healthy now, and the Bulldogs are optimistic heading into the Concorde District tournament this weekend. In Maryland, Churchill put up a fight against Damascus in a dual but ultimately fell […]

Girls’ basketball notebook: At CMIT-North and South, it’s a tale of two programs

In this week’s notebook, we cover CMIT-North, CMIT-South, Edison, Banneker and Howard.  Two CMIT schools represent different points in the building process: While they might cause some confusion in the standings, CMIT-North and CMIT-South are pretty dis
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Girls’ basketball notebook: At CMIT-North and South, it’s a tale of two programs

In this week’s notebook, we cover CMIT-North, CMIT-South, Edison, Banneker and Howard.  Two CMIT schools represent different points in the building process: While they might cause some confusion in the standings, CMIT-North and CMIT-South are pretty distinguishable on the basketball court. The two public charter schools, different locations of the Chesapeake Math and IT Academy, represent two different […]

Boys’ basketball notebook: Bowie has ‘just been rolling’ to big upset wins

In this week’s notebook, we cover Bowie, Rock Creek Christian, Patriot and Old Mill. Bowie turning heads after wins over Wise, Wilson: Bowie waited in anticipation for Coach Tremaine Price to come off the court and into the locker room after a 85-82 victor
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Boys’ basketball notebook: Bowie has ‘just been rolling’ to big upset wins

In this week’s notebook, we cover Bowie, Rock Creek Christian, Patriot and Old Mill. Bowie turning heads after wins over Wise, Wilson: Bowie waited in anticipation for Coach Tremaine Price to come off the court and into the locker room after a 85-82 victory over Wilson Saturday at the DMV Classic. As he entered the players’ […]

‘Cool belt, dude’: Long Reach player and special needs student visit WWE Royal Rumble

Three days before Christmas, Charles Thompson Jr. and Shanquis, a special needs student at Long Reach High School, stood next to each other in the school hallway and struck a pose made famous by Randy Orton, a 13-time world champion WWE wrestler. Thompson, a
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‘Cool belt, dude’: Long Reach player and special needs student visit WWE Royal Rumble

Three days before Christmas, Charles Thompson Jr. and Shanquis, a special needs student at Long Reach High School, stood next to each other in the school hallway and struck a pose made famous by Randy Orton, a 13-time world champion WWE wrestler. Thompson, a Lightning basketball player, had gifted Shanquis an NXT championship belt, and a […]

Loudoun County volleyball coach steps down after four state titles in four years

Sherrilyn Hanna, the coach of Loudoun County’s dominant volleyball team, is stepping down after 15 years of involvement with the program. The school announced in a news release Thursday that Hanna, who led the team to state championships in all four of he
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Loudoun County volleyball coach steps down after four state titles in four years

Sherrilyn Hanna, the coach of Loudoun County’s dominant volleyball team, is stepping down after 15 years of involvement with the program. The school announced in a news release Thursday that Hanna, who led the team to state championships in all four of her years as head coach, wishes to spend more time with family. “It’s been a […]

How do you pull off the ‘Shammgod’ crossover? Ask Long Reach senior Kiana Williams.

They don’t teach you how to Shammgod at basketball camp. You’ll learn how to shoot, pass, dribble and defend, and you might even get a quick primer on how to dribble the ball between your legs. But the Shammgod? The crossover named for God Shammgo
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How do you pull off the ‘Shammgod’ crossover? Ask Long Reach senior Kiana Williams.

They don’t teach you how to Shammgod at basketball camp. You’ll learn how to shoot, pass, dribble and defend, and you might even get a quick primer on how to dribble the ball between your legs. But the Shammgod? The crossover named for God Shammgod, the New York City product who played for the Washington […]

Wrestling Top 10: Churchill keeps rolling as matchup with Damascus looms

Churchill has rolled through its regular-season schedule, most recently beating out 21 area teams at the Paint Branch Invitational Tournament. The Bulldogs crowned three individual champions — 145-pounder Sean Mahan, 182-pounder Fio Tranquill and 195-pound
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Wrestling Top 10: Churchill keeps rolling as matchup with Damascus looms

Churchill has rolled through its regular-season schedule, most recently beating out 21 area teams at the Paint Branch Invitational Tournament. The Bulldogs crowned three individual champions — 145-pounder Sean Mahan, 182-pounder Fio Tranquill and 195-pounder Andrew Welch — and scored 220.50 team points. Second-place Old Mill had 203.50 team points. The team faces its biggest challenge […]

Ice hockey Top 10: Up-and-coming St. John’s inches closer to DeMatha and Gonzaga

Outside of the Rockville Ice Arena, red tarps with the St. John’s logo block the view of  a construction site. By August, the Cadets hope to complete a two-story facility that will include two locker rooms, a coaches office, a classroom and a players
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Ice hockey Top 10: Up-and-coming St. John’s inches closer to DeMatha and Gonzaga

Outside of the Rockville Ice Arena, red tarps with the St. John’s logo block the view of  a construction site. By August, the Cadets hope to complete a two-story facility that will include two locker rooms, a coaches office, a classroom and a players lounge. On the ice,  No. 9 St. John’s is also a work in […]

‘It’s completely stupid, but we do enjoy it’: No. 1 Paul VI masters its celebration game

In this week’s notebook, we cover Paul VI, Marshall, Paint Branch and Theodore Roosevelt. Props and pictures are how Paul VI alleviates “the grind” of being No. 1: Facing a grueling nonconference schedule and the demands of being the Washington Catho
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‘It’s completely stupid, but we do enjoy it’: No. 1 Paul VI masters its celebration game

In this week’s notebook, we cover Paul VI, Marshall, Paint Branch and Theodore Roosevelt. Props and pictures are how Paul VI alleviates “the grind” of being No. 1: Facing a grueling nonconference schedule and the demands of being the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference favorite, Paul VI Coach Glenn Farello knows his team is in “the grind.” That’s why […]