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Former Alexandria star to play in Super Bowl

Former Episcopal High School running back Tim Hightower helped lead the Arizona Cardinals to the Super Bowl last weekend. Hightower had just 33 yards in the Cardinals’ 32-25 NFC Championship game victory over the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday, but played a pivotal role the week prior in the NFC divisional round, picking up 76 yards in a 33-13 pounding of the Carolina Panthers.

Hightower, a Waldorf, Md. native, starred for Episcopal between 2000 and 2003 before a successful career at Richmond, where as a two-year starter, he set school records with 4,448 all-purpose yards and 39 touchdowns.

While with the Maroon, Hightower earned All-State honors as a junior and senior and was named team MVP and first-team All-I.A.C those two seasons. He also served as team captain.

In addition to football, Hightower starred on the basketball and track teams and was a four-time honor roll student. He also served as chairman of the Spectrum Club, a diversity organization, during his final two years of high school.

<b>Soccer Tryouts</b>

The Lee-Mt. Vernon Soccer Association (LMVSA) Patriots, a boys U-10 NCSL team, is looking for talented and motivated players, born after Aug. 1, 1998, who are serious about playing competitive travel soccer. The team offers a year-round training program in a competitive, educational and fun environment. If interested, drop by one of the training sessions on Jan. 28, Feb. 4 or Feb. 11 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at Bucknell Elementary School, located at 6925 University Drive, Alexandria. Contact Coach Karl Rosenberg at krosenberg@extron.com for more details.