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Titans Upset W. Springfield

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The <b>T.C. Williams</b> football team pulled off a stunning upset last Saturday, defeating West Springfield, 18-16. The win was the Titans’ second-straight win and third in four games after beginning the season 0-4. West Springfield had previously been unbeaten within the Patriot District.

T.C. Williams can thank its special teams for giving it a chance against a West Springfield team that was without its star quarterback Bryn Renner, a North Carolina signee who was out due to injury.

Following a score that put West Springfield up 14-6, wide receiver Tony Richardson returned the ensuing kickoff 90 yards to narrow the lead to 14-12 in the second quarter.

With momentum on its side, the Titans capitalized in the third quarter as well. Sophomore quarterback connected with senior wide receiver Marc Grosser on a 53-yard touchdown pass to give T.C. Williams a lead it would never relinquish.

The Titans travel to Lee this Friday and close out the regular season on Halloween night at West Potomac.

<b>Seminary Hill Cup Update</b>

The Seminary Hill Cup, a competition created by the athletic departments of Episcopal of St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes that pits the girls’ teams of the Maroon against the girls’ teams of the Saints, hits its stride this week with the final six games between the two schools scheduled for this Thursday.

In the opening weeks of the competition, each school has earned two points out of a possible ten, with six events remaining in the Cup. Events will be held on both campuses this Thursday, with the first annual trophy being presented to the winning school after a girl’s varsity volleyball match at Episcopal.

<b>Boat Club Shines at National Regatta</b>

The Old Dominion Boat Club’s Junior Men’s 8+ competed this weekend at the 44th Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. Battling 39 degree temperatures, 20 mph head winds, rough water and fatigue over the 3.2 mile technically challenging course, the ODBC men placed 12th out of 66 competing teams. The Head of the Charles Regatta is the largest two day regatta in the world hosting nearly 10,000 athletes and 300,000 spectators.

The field was so fast, the top 12 times so close, ODBC was only 18 seconds from earning a Bronze medal, and less than 50 seconds from the Gold medal position.” says Men’s Coach Scott Gordon. “The boat has never moved so fast and looked so clean and disciplined”.

Also on a positive note, the ODBC Men’s 8+ beat perennial championship teams such as Radley College Boat Club, St. Catherine’s Rowing Club, Thompson’s Boat Club, Community Rowing (CRI), Choate Rosemary Hall, Princeton National Rowing Association, Oak Ridge Rowing, Walt Whitman Crew Boosters, as well as last year’s Stotesbury Champions - St. Joe’s Prep.

The Old Dominion Boat Club has earned an automatic entry into next year’s 45th regatta, and finishes the 2008 season on November 2nd at The Head of the Occoquan at Sandy Run Regional Park Rowing Facility. The Men’s program looks to end their undefeated local season in good form by once again winning Gold and will attempt to break a third course record in their fourth and final local race.

<b>Local Pro Fishing</b>

This past weekend, the FLW Outdoors fishing tour held the Stren Series Northern Division Tournament on the Potomac River. Pro Mike Hoskings of Alexandria finished in fourth place, catching 20 bass fish that weighed a combined 59 pounds and 12 ounces. For his haul, Hoskings earned $4,557 in prize money.