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West Potomac Slugger Sara Showed Power Late in Sophomore Season

Q&A: Rising junior listens to Riff Raff, ASAP Rocky before games.

West Potomac rising junior Jamie Sara plans to play baseball in college.

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TC Grad Schedler to Join Sister at Susquehanna University

Q&A: Former Titans guard fan of Beyoncé, Wizards.

T.C. Williams graduate Angie Schedler to play basketball at Susquehanna University.

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Churchill’s Dubick Shares World Lax Championship Experience

Q&A: Two-time All-American is committed to University of Maryland.

Churchill rising senior Louis Dubick has produced 436 points in three high school lacrosse seasons.

Wakefield Rising Senior Tham is Warriors' Force in the Paint

Q&A: The oldest of eight children, Tham enjoys Meek Mill, NBA 2K.

Wakefield rising senior Dominique Tham has helped guide the Warriors boys' basketball team to the state tournament each of the last two seasons.

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Westfield Rising Senior Gibson Commits to Army

Q&A: Standout free safety visits family in Liberia every year.

Westfield rising junior James Gibson enters his third season as Westfield's starting free safety.

Langley Grad Collier to Play Basketball at Denison University

Q&A: Collier enjoys listening to Nas, watching Will Ferrell movies.

Langley grad Garrett Collier will play basketball at Denison University.

Madison’s Koshuta Returned to Dominance Following Torn ACL

Q&A: 6-2 post earned all-state in 2014, committed to Virginia Tech.

Madison rising senior Kelly Koshuta is committed to Virginia Tech.

WSHS Grad Berglund to Play at Northwestern-St. Paul

Q&A: Sharpshooting guard fan of Minnesota Vikings, Twins.

West Springfield graduate Amy Berglund finished second on the West Springfield all-time scoring list.

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Swimming for a Cause at South Run Pool

On Sunday, July 13, the South Run Community Pool held their annual Swim-a-Thon charity event to raise funds and awareness for cancer, a cause that runs deep through this close-knit neighborhood community.

Rising Senior Tham Is Wakefield’s Force in the Paint

The oldest of eight children, Tham enjoys Meek Mill, NBA 2K.

Dominique Tham has been a force in the paint for head coach Tony Bentley’s Wakefield boys’ basketball program which has reached the state tournament each of the last two seasons.

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Vienna Saints Second in National Tournament

The Vienna Saints, fifth grade girls team, competed in the 2014 United States Basketball Association National Tournament and placed second in their age group.

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FHYAA Names Jackson Casey Memorial Scholarship Winners

Clare Spitnale and Darien Pickett were named the winners of the 2014 Jackson Casey Memorial Scholarships, according to The Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association. The two were selected from a pool of applicants, all of whom were asked to describe in 750-1,200 words the life lessons they learned through their participation in Fort Hunt youth athletics.

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Pierson-El Ready To Compete Against the Best

Versatile football star to play slot receiver, return kicks at University of Nebraska.

During his four years as a member of the West Potomac varsity football team, DeMornay Pierson-El helped the Wolverines capture a share of the 2011 Patriot District championship as a sophomore receiver, led the team to a playoff berth as a junior running back in 2012, and kept West Potomac competitive as a senior quarterback in 2013. He also played defensive back and returned kicks along the way. As a senior, he earned second-team all-state honors as a defensive utility player.

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Rain Can’t Keep These Penguins from the Water

Burke Centre Penguins Swim Team compete after storm.

Storms almost canceled the Burke Centre Penguins’ developmental meet that was scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9. Jim Eckloff, president of the Burke Centre Swim Club, hoped that the Penguins would be able to swim tonight since there may not be another time to make up the scheduled event.

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Q and A: Walton To Play Football at Fork Union Military Academy

KyReem Walton spent three seasons on the T.C. Williams varsity football team.

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