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The day DeMatha toppled Kareem

Friday marks the 50th anniversary of DeMatha’s win over Lew Alcindor’s Power Memorial team — the lone high school loss as a starter for the player who became Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Visitation too much for NCS

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | The collective strength of the No. 4 Cubs is enough to overcome Marta Sniezek and Isabella Alarie for a 55-48 victory.

Atholton skates past Mustangs

ICE HOCKEY | The No. 4 Raiders score early and shut out No. 8 Marriotts Ridge in a clash of Howard County’s top two teams.

FT. WASHINGTON, MD - JANUARY, 10:  Capitol Christian head coach Van Whitfield talks with his team during a timeout against National Christian on January 10, 2015 in Ft. Washington, MD. (Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

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.

Boykin, Murray make McDonald’s team

Boykin, Murray make McDonald’s team

BASKETBALL | C.H. Flowers’ De’Janae Boykin and Annapolis Area Christian’s Taylor Murray will play in the girls’ game. Bullis Coach Bruce Kelley will lead the boys’ East team.

Oakland Mills rallies past Centennial

Oakland Mills rallies past Centennial

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | The Scorpions overcome a 15-point deficit to take a 66-61 overtime win at the No. 20 Eagles.

Ramberg recovers for Huntingtown

Ramberg recovers for Huntingtown

WRESTLING | After a tough loss in the finals at War on the Shore, Tristan Ramberg beat two 2014 state finalists in four days.

McKinley girls, Wilson boys win titles

McKinley girls, Wilson boys win titles

INDOOR TRACK | Ineka Armstead scores 40 points to lead the Trainers to a city championship. Sean Robinson’s 18 points pace Wilson.

Churchill’s girls seek state title

Churchill’s girls seek state title

SWIMMING AND DIVING | The Bulldogs laugh and joke around — at least poolside. In the water, they have been a consistent force.

Video: Polite’s focused on DuVal

Video: Polite’s focused on DuVal

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Senior Edward Polite committed to Radford in September, but his main concern now is trying to win a state title.

Two SMAC stars choose colleges

Two SMAC stars choose colleges

FOOTBALL | Thomas Stone safety Trey Lee (Towson) and Westlake defensive end Malachi Washington (Morgan State) make commitments.

Green saves Wilson in win

Green saves Wilson in win

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | After sitting out for three weeks, Tytilayo Green sparks the Tigers late for a DCIAA win over the Knights.

Broadus picks it up for Ramblers

Broadus picks it up for Ramblers

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Anthony Broadus picks up his scoring with Dajuan Green in foul trouble as Eastern fends off Dunbar.

H.D. Woodson seizes an opening

H.D. Woodson seizes an opening

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Clenteous McCoy III’s passing helps the Warriors solve a box-and-one and beat Theodore Roosevelt.

Severna Park, South River win titles

Severna Park, South River win titles

INDOOR TRACK | Andrew Forsyth’s win in the 3,200 helps the Falcons take the Anne Arundel boys’ title. The Seahawks girls’ accomplish a first.

AllMetSports galleries

No. 4 Georgetown Visitation defeats No. 7 National Cathedral 55-48

Alexis Gray scored 24 points in Georgetown Visitation’s win.

Eastern knocks off Dunbar, 64-52

Anthony Broadus scores 14 second-half points to lead Ramblers to victory.

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.

AllMetSports videos

Longtime DeMatha coach Morgan Wootten recalls 1965 Power Memorial win

Longtime DeMatha coach Morgan Wootten recalls 1965 Power Memorial win

Legendary DeMatha basketball coach Morgan Wootten recounts the Stags' historic 46-43 win over Power Memorial from 1965. Additional photos by Toni Sandys. Additional media/video/images provided by DeMatha Catholic.
No. 6 DeMatha beats Georgetown Prep, 5-2

No. 6 DeMatha beats Georgetown Prep, 5-2

After entering the third period locked in a 1-1 tie, the Stags scored four goals to pull away.
Tyler Scanlon's transfer to Westfield paying dividends

Tyler Scanlon's transfer to Westfield paying dividends

After playing at Paul VI for two years, Tyler Scanlon transferred to Westfield, helping the Bulldogs to a 15-1 start and a push for a state title.
Edward Polite remains focused

Edward Polite remains focused

DuVal senior Edward Polite committed to Radford in September, but right now he's focused on finishing the season with a Maryland 4A state title.
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.

Recruiting Insider

Reimers named 5A player of the year

FOOTBALL | Tuscarora’s Noah Reimers headlines a group of 72 local players honored across the six VHSL all-state classifications.

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