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Hard-nosed defense keys Hurricanes

Huntingtown’s defense has already posted more shutouts in 2014 than it had in the past two seasons combined.

Central is turning things around

Two years after going winless, the Falcons are 3-0 and seeing the fruits of their offseason labor under Coach Kenneth Amaker.

Third time is the charm for Briar Woods

The Falcons stopped North Stafford on a two-point conversion to earn a gritty road win; Tuscarora continues red-hot start.

Slade bounces back for Hylton

Slade bounces back for Hylton

Two weeks after being taken away from the field in an ambulance, Hylton freshman running back Ricky Slade returned with a vengeance.

Old Mill gets in the win column

Old Mill gets in the win column

After suffering consecutive defeats for the first time since 2013, the Patriots righted the ship Friday against Meade.

Alkire strikes out 16 in no-hitter

Alkire strikes out 16 in no-hitter

BASEBALL | With just 20 minutes to warm up, DeMatha pitcher Jack Alkire struck out 16 batters in a dominant no-hitter at a national tournament in Arizona.

Stags guard Allen commits to Drexel

Stags guard Allen commits to Drexel

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | DeMatha senior point guard Terrell Allen chose the Dragons over Boston and St. Peter’s, among others.

Heritage’s Kelati leaves her mark

Heritage’s Kelati leaves her mark

CROSS-COUNTRY | Eritrean immigrant Weini Kelati wins the Oatlands Invitational with time to spare; Loudoun Valley’s Andrew Hunter takes the boys’ title.

White gives Seahawks a sweet victory

White gives Seahawks a sweet victory

South River forward Kayla ‘Kakes’ White scored twice in the second half to lead No. 6 South River to an upset of top-ranked Severna Park.

Jaguars end on a high note vs. McLean

Jaguars end on a high note vs. McLean

A goal line stand in the final minute preserves a win for undefeated Falls Church over the Highlanders.

Eagles win a shootout at Lackey

Eagles win a shootout at Lackey

FOOTBALL | Christian Houston scores seven touchdowns, and North Point stays resilient in a 60-44 win over the Chargers.

Pindell powers Scorpions to victory

Pindell powers Scorpions to victory

Quarterback David Pindell and the Oakland Mills offense deliver down the stretch to hold off Hammond and earn a rare homecoming victory.

Northwest is the king of Germantown

Northwest is the king of Germantown

FOOTBALL | The third-ranked Jaguars cruise to a 46-6 win over Seneca Valley as E.J. Lee runs for 176 yards and three touchdowns.

Damascus defense shines in victory

Damascus defense shines in victory

Anthony Jordan’s late interception helps the Swarmin’ Hornets hold on to beat Quince Orchard and avenge their lone defeat from the 2013 regular season.

Lake Braddock stuns No. 5 Westfield

Lake Braddock stuns No. 5 Westfield

A.J. Alexander and Ibrahim Mansaray score two touchdowns apiece to lead the Bruins past the Bulldogs in Chantilly.

Bulldogs claim ‘Battle of the Burn’

Bulldogs claim ‘Battle of the Burn’

Corey Wells picks off a pass late in the fourth quarter to seal Stone Bridge’s upset of crosstown rival and No. 6 Broad Run.

Disinfectant on Springbrook equipment causes burns

Disinfectant on Springbrook equipment causes burns

Springbrook’s game against Sherwood was moved to Monday after a disinfectant used on the team’s football equipment caused rashes and burns.

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Kayla White, No. 6 South River upset No. 1 Severna Park, 3-1

White scored two second-half goals for the Seahawks in a Saturday field hockey matchup against the Falcons

Falls Church holds off McLean, wins 24-20

McLean rallied late but Falls Church held with a late defensive stand

Eleanor Roosevelt blows past Bowie, 5-0

Raiders hand the Bulldogs their first loss in a Prince George’s 4A showdown.

No. 6 River Hill beats Howard, 1-0, in overtime

Michael Heitzmann pushed across the winning goal with a penalty kick in extra time for the Hawks.

No. 11 Wise defeats DuVal in 15-6

The Pumas improved to 2-0 with a win over DuVal.

No. 16 Bullis outlasts Spalding 29-28 in double OT

The Bulldogs scored a two-point conversion in double overtime to win.

Friendship survives Wilson’s second-half comeback, wins 52-44

In a tale of two halves, the Knights remain undefeated in victory over Tigers

Sherwood eases past Broadneck

The No. 10 Warriors stay comfortable at home under a new coach.

No. 1 DeMatha and No. 3 Gonzaga play to a scoreless tie

The Eagles and Stags couldn’t push across a goal in an early-season WCAC matchup in D.C.

No. 2 Gonzaga routs No. 1 Centreville, 31-14

Reggie Corbin helps the Eagles fly past the Wildcats in a game televised by ESPNU.

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Top football plays 2014, Episode 4

Top football plays 2014, Episode 4

Host B.J. Koubaroulis runs through the top plays from the week of football in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area.
Eagles shut out Yellow Jackets 38-0

Eagles shut out Yellow Jackets 38-0

Frederick Douglass earns a big victory over longtime rival Gwynn Park holding them scoreless.
Lake Braddock stuns No. 5 Westfield, 36-23

Lake Braddock stuns No. 5 Westfield, 36-23

The Bruins battled through injuries to upset the fifth-ranked Bulldogs at Westfield.
Stone Bridge upsets No. 6 Broad Run in the Battle of the Burn

Stone Bridge upsets No. 6 Broad Run in the Battle of the Burn

The Bulldogs' stout defense prevented the Spartans from scoring a touchdown and Corey Wells had a clutch interception with late in the fourth quarter to seal the 17-9 victory.
No. 10 Damascus beats 19th-ranked Quince Orchard, 19-11

No. 10 Damascus beats 19th-ranked Quince Orchard, 19-11

Senior defensive back Anthony Jordan grabbed a key interception in the Swarmin' Hornets victory over the Cougars.
Lake Braddock's Alexander commits to Ohio State

Lake Braddock's Alexander commits to Ohio State

Lake Braddock wide receiver A.J. Alexander recently committed to Ohio State and will play wide receiver or defensive back at the next level.
St. John's coaching legend honored at 90th birthday celebration

St. John's coaching legend honored at 90th birthday celebration

Joe Gallagher served as basketball coach -- among other roles -- at St. John’s for 44 years. The Northwest Catholic school honored him on his 90th birthday.
Top Football Plays 2014, Episode 3

Top Football Plays 2014, Episode 3

Host B.J. Koubaroulis runs through the top plays from the week of football in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area.
Hammond football takes a risk, gets a win

Hammond football takes a risk, gets a win

Malik Wallace scored on a pair of two-point conversions to help Hammond edge Ron’Dell Carter and Long reach.
Gonzaga's defense dominates Prep

Gonzaga's defense dominates Prep

The Eagles soared to a dominating 38-3 win at the home of the Little Hoyas. Reggie Corbin matched his jersey number with three rushing touchdowns to lead Gonzaga to its third win of the season.

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Alkire strikes out 16 in no-hitter

BASEBALL | With just 20 minutes to warm up, DeMatha pitcher Jack Alkire struck out 16 batters in a dominant no-hitter at a national tournament in Arizona.

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