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DeMatha is sweating the small stuff

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

For Oakton’s Rizzo, it’s about routine

SUMMER WORKOUTS | During a hectic summer schedule, Oakton All-Met infielder Joe Rizzo’s routine translates to continued development on the diamond.

MPSSAA taps Warner to fill executive role

Andy Warner succeeds Ned Sparks, who is retiring in August after 34 years leading Maryland’s interscholastic athletics governing body.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Noah Lyles looks to chase down Bolt

Noah Lyles looks to chase down Bolt

TRACK & FIELD | T.C. Williams All-Met Noah Lyles is hoping to set a new personal mark in the 200 meters at the Pan American Junior Championships and take down Usain Bolt’s junior record in the process.

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.

Breaking down the Va. football slate

Breaking down the Va. football slate

FOOTBALL | The VHSL’s 2013 realignment is finally in full effect this fall, which has created some stellar matchups between perennial powers.

Walker, Horvath see recruiting surge

Walker, Horvath see recruiting surge

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | After two weeks of college basketball’s July live recruiting period, Bullis’s Chyree Walker and Southern’s Brandon Horvath are experiencing a breakthrough.

Former DeMatha teammates reunite

Former DeMatha teammates reunite

Former DeMatha teammates Joe Hampton and Alani Moore are relishing their final games playing together on the summer basketball circuit with DC Premier.

Pyles uses props, pain to master craft

Pyles uses props, pain to master craft

SUMMER WORKOUTS | After a breakout year winning state titles on the track, Clarksburg’s Alexus Pyles works hard to improve her technique.

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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

For Oakton’s Rizzo, it’s about routine

SUMMER WORKOUTS | During a hectic summer schedule, Oakton All-Met infielder Joe Rizzo’s routine translates to continued development on the diamond.

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Dorsey is coaching to live

Six months after ALS diagnosis, Poolesville wrestling Coach Kevin Dorsey has no plans to stop doing what he loves.

Lynch’s legacy still strong

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