Basketball players from Turks and Caicos after practice in Ashburn, Va.

These islanders dream of basketball

Players from Turks and Caicos work out in Ashburn and tour the area with hopes of playing college ball.

Dubick prepares for big tasks

SUMMER WORKOUTS | Working with a former NFL defensive back, Churchill lacrosse star Louis Dubick makes the most of his small frame.

Florida, Miami like Birmingham

FOOTBALL | In a span of a week, Briar Woods tight end Mark Birmingham adds offers from Miami and Florida.

BEAUFORT, SC - JULY 14: CJ Cummings practices his snatch, clean and jerk at Cross Fit Beaufort while training with weightlifting coach Ray Jones on July 14, 2014 in Beaufort, South Carolina. A former U.S. Olympic coach has called Cummings 'the best weightlifter this country has ever seen.' (Photo by Stephen B. Morton for The Washington Post)

Carrying more than his weight

America’s next great weightlifter is 14 years old, stands 5 feet 2, weighs 136 pounds and wears braces. Meet C.J. Cummings of Beaufort, S.C.

Locals make VHSL all-state team

Locals make VHSL all-state team

BASEBALL | Several local standouts, including current Blue Jays prospect and former Battlefield All-Met Nick Wells, earn Virginia High School League honors.

Haraway works on his starts

Haraway works on his starts

SUMMER WORKOUTS | DeMatha’s Darryl Haraway Jr. alters his technique to try to improve his world-class time.

Ballou’s Richardson chooses U-Conn.

Ballou’s Richardson chooses U-Conn.

FOOTBALL | Defensive end William Richardson follows his instincts, commits to the Huskies.

Specialized training is all the rage

Specialized training is all the rage

Individual sports trainers flourish as high school athletes look to gain an edge.

The legends of the Falls

The legends of the Falls

For more than four decades, top-level competitive kayakers have flocked to Great Falls on the Potomac River to hone their craft and explore their passion.

ROCKVILLE, MD - July 8:   Ben Cima just graduated from Gonzaga and will play rugby for Maryland in the fall.  He is one of the top U.S. rugby players in his age group and will be competing with the U.S. high school all-American team in Argentina later this month.  (Photo by Doug Kapustin/For The Washington Post)

Cima has a future on the pitch

RUGBY | Gonzaga graduate and incoming Maryland freshman Ben Cima leads the U.S. all-American team to Argentina for a U-18 event.

Locals shine at Under Armour weekend

Locals shine at Under Armour weekend

LACROSSE | Locals helped Baltimore area teams win three titles with big goals at last weekend’s All-American weekend at Towson.

A look at the Virginia football schedule

A look at the Virginia football schedule

A team-by-team look at the full 2014 schedules for the area’s Virginia high school football teams.

Pindell sets season goals

Pindell sets season goals

FOOTBALL | Oakland Mills quarterback David Pindell looks to pull in more offers and a winning season in his senior year.

Dorsey commits to Minnesota

Dorsey commits to Minnesota

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Kevin Dorsey, a third-team All-Met at Paul VI last season, chooses Minnesota over Maryland and Nebraska.

Howard works his way back

Howard works his way back

SUMMER WORKOUTS | Syracuse commit Frank Howard of Paul VI is determined to rediscover the skills that made him a top recruit.

Briggs commits to Morgan State

Briggs commits to Morgan State

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | After several attempts at the SAT, Coolidge guard Sam Briggs has NCAA eligibility and commits to Morgan State.

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A kayaking community on the Potomac River

For nearly four decades, the Potomac River has provided a breeding ground for top-level competitive kayakers.

T.C. Williams wins 6A state championship game 2-0 over Washington-Lee

Eryk Williamson, Ashenafi Desta both scored goals

Battlefield wins 6A girls’ soccer final in penalty kicks

Bobcats hold off Centreville in penaltist for 0-0 (4-3) win and the team’s first state title.

Westfield takes Virginia 6A state crown

In Sunday’s rematch of the Virginia 6A North regional title game, the Bulldogs hold on to top Oakton, 13-11.

Woodgrove cruises to Virginia 5A championship

The Wolverines defeat Loudoun Valley, 15-1 in Sunday’s Virginia 5A championship game at Lake Braddock High School.

Lake Braddock falls in 6A semifinal

Cosby defeated the No. 3 Bruins, 2-1, in the semifinal of the state tournament.

Stone Bridge baseball loses in Virginia 5A semifinals

The Bulldogs are eliminated from the state tournament by Hickory, 9-1, in the semifinals.

Broad Run heads to Virginia 5A final

Sammy Sergi scored two goals as Broad Run defeated Hickory, 4-0, in Saturday’s Virginia 5A semifinal game at Lake Braddock.

Centreville defeats Cosby 2-1 in Virginia 6A girls soccer semifinals

The Wildcats will compete for the state championship powered by to two goals from Jenna Green.

Oakton tennis players sweep Virginia 6A singles titles

Senior Lizzie Stewart and junior Adrien Bouchet both win state singles titles for the Cougars.

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Boo Williams defeats Sky Diggs Elite

Boo Williams defeats Sky Diggs Elite

Boo Williams point guard Anna Wilson makes 3 three-pointers in a 63-51 win against Sky Diggs Elite in the USJN tournament.
Summer workout: Louis Dubick

Summer workout: Louis Dubick

Churchill's Louis Dubick is focusing on his lower body strength to prepare for his senior season.
Turks and Caicos Rising Stars visit D.C.

Turks and Caicos Rising Stars visit D.C.

The Rising Stars visited the D.C. area for a basketball camp, college tours and a tour of Washington, D.C. to experience the culture of the United States.
Summer workout: Darryl Haraway

Summer workout: Darryl Haraway

DeMatha's Darryl Haraway is working on improving his starting technique for the upcoming track season.
T.C. Williams gets past West Potomac

T.C. Williams gets past West Potomac

The Titans beat the Wolverines, 41-29, in the Route 1 Summer League.
Potomac Falls tops Fairfax

Potomac Falls tops Fairfax

The Panthers held off the Rebels, 77-49, in the Flint Hill Summer League.
 Summer workout: Frank Howard

Summer workout: Frank Howard

Paul VI's Frank Howard is working on his ball handling, dribbling and passing to prepare for an increased on-ball workload next season.
DeMatha defeats Takoma Academy

DeMatha defeats Takoma Academy

The Stags beat the Tigers,80-60,in the BSN Summer League semifinals.
Good Counsel beats McKinley Tech

Good Counsel beats McKinley Tech

Nick Gittings scores 20 points in a 64-51 victory over the Trainers in the BSN Summer League.
Summer workout: Adam McLean

Summer workout: Adam McLean

Quince Orchard's Adam McLean is focusing on his conditioning this summer, with help from his teammates.

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The 2014 Spring All-Mets

The area’s best spring sports athletes in baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer, track & field, tennis, rowing, golf and gymnastics.

‘It’s pretty cool to be different’

For 36 years, the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club has provided a place for D.C.-area youth of all backgrounds to learn to love the sport of hockey.

The next level of recruiting

DeJuan Ellis will join the masses of football players announcing their school over the coming weeks. The only difference: he’s in eighth grade.