What to watch as practice kicks off

FOOTBALL | With most Virginia football teams opening preseason practices this week, here are 10 things to keep an eye on.

Murphy, Lyles win gold in Edmonton

TRACK & FIELD | Lake Braddock junior Kate Murphy and T.C. Williams senior Noah Lyles both won gold medals at the Pan American junior championships this weekend.

Riverdale CB Scott picks Michigan

FOOTBALL | Riverdale Baptist cornerback Sir Patrick Scott committed to Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines after visiting campus this weekend.

From left to right, DeMatha football players Darryl Turner Jr. (red shorts), Anthony McFarland and Lorenzo Harrison prepare for a toe stand during a recent bikram yoga session at the Bikram Yoga Riverdale Park studio. The Stags have been attending bikram yoga sessions at the Bikram Yoga Riverdale Park studio, which is owned and operated by Kendra Blackett-Dibinga, as they prepare for the fall football season. Photo by Amber Speights

Stags are sweating the small stuff

FOOTBALL | DeMatha warmed up to the idea of improving their flexibility and endurance through two months of team Bikram yoga sessions.

Kraisser shines on the mat in Fargo

Kraisser shines on the mat in Fargo

WRESTLING | Two-time Centennial All-Met Austin Kraisser finished fourth in Greco Roman competition at the prestigious national tournament to earn all-American honors.

Brooks takes recruitment in stride

Brooks takes recruitment in stride

FOOTBALL | After putting his recruitment on pause for the summer while serving as camp counselor, Wildcats defensive end Christian Brooks will narrow his college list.

Raiders’ Marshall turns the corner

Raiders’ Marshall turns the corner

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Eleanor Roosevelt rising junior Naji Marshall earned his first Division I scholarship offers after impressing coaches during the July live recruiting period.

Local MLB draft picks make impact

Local MLB draft picks make impact

BASEBALL | Where are some former standout locals starting their careers in the minor leagues?

Southern’s Hood returns to Arundel

Southern’s Hood returns to Arundel

BASEBALL | After leading the Bulldogs to consecutive Maryland 2A state titles, Frank Hood will take over as coach at his alma mater.

Price steps aside after 40 years

Price steps aside after 40 years

BOYS’ LACROSSE | A founding father of public school lacrosse in Virginia, Steve Price is retiring after leading Lake Braddock for 40 years.

Saints RHP Zoellner pledges to Terps

Saints RHP Zoellner pledges to Terps

BASEBALL | Maryland’s rise, academics and proximity a draw for St. Mary’s-Annapolis standout right-hander.

Big Ten lands two from Bullis

Big Ten lands two from Bullis

FOOTBALL | Teammates Cameron Brown and Patrick Johnson II became the latest Bullis football players to commit to Big Ten schools over the past week.

Patuxent’s Leonard seeks exposure

Patuxent’s Leonard seeks exposure

FOOTBALL | With help from his parents, the Panthers’ rising senior will shuffle up and down the East Coast nearing the end of the summer camp season.

Scanlon, Matthews near decisions

Scanlon, Matthews near decisions

BASKETBALL | Westfield’s Tyler Scanlon, National Christian’s Christian Matthews and O’Connell’s Ako Adams are all nearing college decisions as college basketball’s July recruiting period winds down.

Paul VI’s Cunningham commits to BC

Paul VI’s Cunningham commits to BC

BASEBALL | After breakout junior season, Panthers All-Met OF/INF Jack Cunningham’s recruitment picked up.

Frost hones skills with competition

Frost hones skills with competition

SUMMER WORKOUTS | Maryland field hockey recruit and Glenelg standout Noelle Frost is respected for her mobility and anticipation in goal, but she still has work to do.

AllMetSports galleries

Baseball: Madison defeats Chantilly to capture Virginia 6A state title

Walk-off RBI by Matt Favero lifts Madison over Chantilly 6-5

Soccer: Battlefield claims Virginia 6A state championship after win against Cox

A late match goal by Kayla Hamric seals 2-1 victory in championship

Lacrosse: Robinson holds off Oakton to claim Virginia 6A state title

Robinson wins state championship with 16-12 victory over Oakton

Lacrosse: Robinson beats Chantilly to capture Virginia 6A state championship

Robinson stuns Chantilly, 10-9 in double overtime to defend title

Soccer: Madison defeats Cosby in Virginia 6A state semifinals

Stephen LaRow scores four goals to give Madison a 4-3 victory heading into state soccer championship

Softball: Briar Woods falls to Hickory in Virginia 5A state semifinal

Hickory advances to state championship with a 3-2 extra inning victory over Briar Woods

Stone Bridge baseball advances to Virginia 5A final

The Bulldogs defeated Douglas Freeman, 6-0, in the 5A state semifinal. Junior Brett Kreyer pitched a one-hit shutout.

Broad Run girls’ soccer beats Mills Godwin in 5A state semis

Spartans win in overtime, 2-1, after senior Caroline Kerns kicks the game-winning goal.

Langley beats Oakton 1-0 for spot in Virginia 6A North title game

Jacob Lavovitz scores the game’s only goal to lead the Saxons past Oakton.

Gonzaga downs St. Albans, 2-1, for DCSAA baseball championship

A sixth-inning interference call proves to be the difference.

Recruiting Insider

Riverdale CB Scott picks Michigan

FOOTBALL | Riverdale Baptist cornerback Sir Patrick Scott committed to Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines after visiting campus this weekend.

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Dorsey is coaching to live

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Lynch’s legacy still strong

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