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How many games are too many?

BASKETBALL | Capitol Christian will play more regular season games than any area team from Dec. 3 to Feb. 19 — including the Washington Wizards — all in the name of exposure.

Warriors are back in the mix

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | One year removed from a tumultuous season, once-dominant H.D. Woodson is focused on developing its young talent through extra practice time.

Thurgood Marshall is turning heads

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | One year after a frustrating season, the Warriors have stunned D.C. charter school opponents during a 13-3 start.

Healthy Hayfield is back on track

Healthy Hayfield is back on track

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Eliet Donley is back on the floor and the Hawks are suddenly back in the hunt in Virginia Conference 6.

Anderson hired at Blake

Anderson hired at Blake

FOOTBALL | Deshawn Anderson, a former Norfolk State linebacker, takes over as Bengals coach; Joe Allen lands at Northwood.

Saints hanging tough in IAC

Saints hanging tough in IAC

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | The Interstate Athletic Conference has been marked by parity this winter, and St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes is firmly in the thick of it.

Brletic gets Christ Chapel on track

Brletic gets Christ Chapel on track

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | After sparring with his coach in December, Tayler Brletic has assumed a leadership role for upstart Christ Chapel.

St. John’s PG Cowan commits to Terps

St. John’s PG Cowan commits to Terps

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Further bolstering its future backcourt, Maryland adds first piece of 2016 recruiting class in Cadets’ star Anthony Cowan Jr.

Stags’ Turner talks Terps commitment

Stags’ Turner talks Terps commitment

FOOTBALL | DeMatha unior WR/DB D.J. Turner notes his desire to join the ‘DMV movement’ as factor in commitment to Terps.

North Point boys, girls sweep SMAC

North Point boys, girls sweep SMAC

INDOOR TRACK | Devon Gutrick’s time in the 55-meter hurdles is fifth-fastest nationally; St. John’s 800 relay also joins country’s top five.

Jaguars’ Wright wows teammate

Jaguars’ Wright wows teammate

INDOOR TRACK | Northwest’s Shyheim Wright wins the triple jump, besting DeMatha’s Brenton Nelson and teammate Aaron Beidleman at the Last Track to Philly meet.

Alston provides spark for Westlake

Alston provides spark for Westlake

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Omar Alston outshines Jordan Oakley to power No. 15 Westlake to a bounce-back Southern Maryland Athletic Conference win at La Plata.

QB-WR combo helps Rockets roll

QB-WR combo helps Rockets roll

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Renzo Farfax and Daniel Alexander help lead undefeated Richard Montgomery to a runaway win at Kennedy.

Greene, Gonzaga stifle O’Connell

Greene, Gonzaga stifle O’Connell

ICE HOCKEY | Freshman goaltender Jalen Greene helps the No. 1 Eagles survive a slew of penalty kills as Gonzaga blanks No. 8 O’Connell.

Raiders’ Prince commits to Alabama

Raiders’ Prince commits to Alabama

FOOTBALL | Eleanor Roosevelt All-Met offensive lineman Isaiah Prince chooses the Tide over Maryland and Ohio State.

AllMetSports galleries

Omar Alston sparks Westlake in bounce-back win at La Plata

Omar Alston outshines Jordan Oakley to power No. 15 Westlake past La Plata.

Whitman remains perfect with 61-51 win over Paint Branch

The Vikings remain unbeaten with a win over the Panthers.

Swarmin’ Hornets wrestlers score 223 points to win War on the Shore

Damascus, Westfield, DeMatha, Huntingtown, Lake Braddock and St. Mary’s Ryken all had individual finalists.

Churchill clobbers Wootton 8-2 in front of sold-out crowd

Andrew Kurapov’s hat trick leads Bulldogs to easy victory over Patriots.

No. 7 Oakton tops No. 20 Centreville, 50-34

The Cougars improve to 14-1 with a win over the Wildcats.

Coolidge erases halftime deficit to slip past McKinley 60-46

Justin Route’s game-high 13 points lead Colts to sixth win in past seven games.

St. Andrew’s junior George Muresan steps out of his father’s shadow

Muresan, 16, is the eldest son of former Washington Bullets star Gheorghe Muresan and a starter on the 11th-ranked St. Andrew’s basketball team.

No. 12 Riverdale Baptist tames No. 18 South River 61-47

In a battle of Top 20 programs, the Crusaders defeat the Seahawks in convincing fashion.

No. 9 National Christian upends No. 5 Capitol Christian, 72-60.

Christian Matthews and Sylvester Ogbonda combine for 40 points to lead Eagles to victory over Warriors.

Paul VI girls hang on to beat McNamara

The No. 1 Panthers survive an upset scare from the sixth-ranked Mustangs.

AllMetSports videos

Top Basketball Plays 2014-2015, Episode 5

Top Basketball Plays 2014-2015, Episode 5

Host B.J. Koubaroulis runs through the top plays from the week of basketball in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area.
Ice hockey: Goalie Jalen Greene helps No. 1 Gonzaga shut down No. 8 O’Connell

Ice hockey: Goalie Jalen Greene helps No. 1 Gonzaga shut down No. 8 O’Connell

Gonzaga goalie Jalen Greene doesn't allow a goal during a two-man disadvantage late in the second period and No. 1 Gonzaga shuts down No. 8 O’Connell.
No. 1 DeMatha holds off No. 3 St. John's, 67-58

No. 1 DeMatha holds off No. 3 St. John's, 67-58

The top-ranked Stags shook off a slow start to beat the Cadets 67-58.
Brandon Kamga back to help South Lakes for playoff run

Brandon Kamga back to help South Lakes for playoff run

South Lakes senior Brandon Kamga is back to help the Seahawks after missing a month due to a bone chip in his ankle.
Anthony Cowan Jr. stepping up for St. John's

Anthony Cowan Jr. stepping up for St. John's

Junior point guard Anthony Cowan is stepping up to lead a St. John's squad that graduated all five of last season's starters, averaging a team-high 19.4 points per game.
No. 14 Eleanor Roosevelt takes down DuVal, 62-57

No. 14 Eleanor Roosevelt takes down DuVal, 62-57

Oludoyin Fadojutimi and Naji Marshall combine for 30 points as the Raiders improve to 11-2 with their victory over the Tigers.
W.T. Woodson cruises past Lake Braddock, 74-56

W.T. Woodson cruises past Lake Braddock, 74-56

Matt Ayoub scored 27 points and drilled a season-high seven three-pointers to lead the Cavaliers over the Bruins.
Top Basketball Plays 2014-2015, Episode 4

Top Basketball Plays 2014-2015, Episode 4

Host B.J. Koubaroulis runs through the top plays from the week of basketball in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area.
No. 18 Westfield downs district foe Herndon, 69-56

No. 18 Westfield downs district foe Herndon, 69-56

Junior Tyler Scanlon scores 17 points to lead the Bulldogs to their 11th straight win.
No. 13 Gonzaga tops No. 10 McNamara 77-59

No. 13 Gonzaga tops No. 10 McNamara 77-59

In a battle of Top 15 schools, the Eagles come away with a crucial 18-point road victory against the Mustangs.

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