THE GAME-CHANGERS

Washington Post 2014 Fall All-Met players of the year composite image by Jose Soto / The Washington Post.

(John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

The 2014 fall All-Met section highlights area’s best fall sports athletes in football, field hockey, volleyball, soccer and cross-country.

FAIRFAX, VA - DECEMBER 2 : Paul VI's head coach Glenn Farello talks to Brandon Slater, right, after Slater released a shot during basketball practice at Paul VI High School on December 2, 2014 in Fairfax, Va. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

Playing the power game at Paul VI

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | The Panthers’ recent surge of success has elevated the Fairfax private school to national high school basketball prominence — and with that come growing pains and transfers that have Paul VI adjusting.

South Lakes sweeps Herndon

South Lakes sweeps Herndon

BASKETBALL | Zach Pearl and Brenda Kamga help the Seahawks boys and girls win three days after Brandon Kamga’s ankle injury.

Top three plays of 2014 season

Top three plays of 2014 season

We asked you to vote for your football play of the year in D.C. area football. More than 3,300 votes were tabulated, and here are the top three.

E. Roosevelt hangs on to beat Bowie

E. Roosevelt hangs on to beat Bowie

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Despite some missed free throws, Eleanor Roosevelt’s defense secured the win against Bowie.

Sharp has ‘unfinished business’

Sharp has ‘unfinished business’

WRESTLING | After a close friend defeated him in last year’s state final, Thomas Stone’s Ryan Sharp eyes a championship at 182 pounds.

Churchill seeks complete game

Churchill seeks complete game

ICE HOCKEY | The Bulldogs’ only loss is by one goal to the area’s No. 1 team, but they are still working on finding the right combinations.

Falcons like the challenges

Falcons like the challenges

WRESTLING | Eight wrestlers from Good Counsel participated in the Walsh Ironman in Ohio. The Falcons also will compete at Beast of the East and POWERade this month.

‘Dolan weekend’ depletes swim teams

‘Dolan weekend’ depletes swim teams

SWIMMING | Named after a preeminent meet — the Tom Dolan Invitational — one weekend features four invitationals spread across the D.C metro area.

Cubs stop Holy Child with defense

Cubs stop Holy Child with defense

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | No. 8 Georgetown Visitation’s suffocating pressure lifts the team to a 57-29 win against ISL AA foe Holy Child.

O’Connell’s Taylor commits to BC

O’Connell’s Taylor commits to BC

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | Junior guard Jasmine Taylor makes her choice just hours after receiving an offer from Boston College.

Locals shine at Hoops Festival

Locals shine at Hoops Festival

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | St. John’s junior Anthony Cowan Jr., DeMatha’s Markelle Fultz and others improved their stock.

Majette switches to the Hoosiers

Majette switches to the Hoosiers

FOOTBALL | Woodbridge senior athlete Mike Majette didn’t dawdle after de-committing from Maryland, choosing Indiana as his destination.

Bowles, Cavaliers spread good news

Bowles, Cavaliers spread good news

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Senior guard Eric Bowles scores his 1,000th point to help W.T. Woodson beat visiting Robinson.

AllMetSports galleries

Clarksburg pulls off late rally to beat Gaithersburg 56-52

Austin Duffy and the Coyotes overcome a 12-point deficit to top Montgomery County 4A West rival Gaithersburg.

W.T. Woodson downs Robinson 74-56

Matt Ayoub’s 15 points helped lead the Cavaliers to a victory.

Ocean Lakes outlasts Centreville in overtime to win Virginia 6A state championship

Ten-yard touchdown run in overtime by Jaason Lewis gives Dolphins their first state title.

L.C. Bird defeats Tuscarora, 22-19, in Virginia 5A title game

Skyhawks storm back from 13-point deficit to repeat as champions, hand Huskies only loss of season.

Wootton defeats Churchill 54-52 on Addison’s game-winning shot

Sheri Addison’s late jumper leads an all-around effort from Wootton’s seniors in a narrow win at Churchill.

Lake Braddock tops Westfield, 65-52

Bruins win at home to hand the Bulldogs their first loss of the season.

Gonzaga rolls past H.D. Woodson to win DCSAA Class AA football title

Tyree Randolph and the No. 19 Eagles display their depth against the No. 13 Warriors.

Douglass crushes Dunbar 38-0 to win its first state championship

Eagles pitch eighth shutout of season to finish with a perfect 14-0 record.

Northwest defends its title, beats Old Mill 34-31

Jaguars win back-to-back Maryland 4A football championships after close win against the Patriots.

Swarmin’ Hornets defeated in football final

No. 1 Damascus built a three touchdown lead, but defending Maryland 3A champion Franklin won the title game, 35-21.

AllMetSports videos

No. 15 South Lakes beats rival Herndon, 64-59

No. 15 South Lakes beats rival Herndon, 64-59

Senior Zach Pearl led the way with 22 points in the Seahawks' first win over the Hornets since 2011.
Top Basketball Plays returns for 2014-2015 season

Top Basketball Plays returns for 2014-2015 season

Top Plays host B.J. Koubaroulis explains how to submit video for AllMetSports.com's Top Basketball Plays for the 2014-2015 season.
Top three plays of 2014 football season

Top three plays of 2014 football season

After weeks of voting, host B.J. Koubaroulis reveals the fan-chosen top three plays of the 2014 football season.
2014 Football All-Mets sound off

2014 Football All-Mets sound off

Isabelle Khurshudyan caught up with some of the first-team All-met football players to discuss their season.
2014 Fall Players of the Year sound off

2014 Fall Players of the Year sound off

Isabelle Khurshudyan sits down with the Players of the Year from the 2014 fall season to discuss their season.
Paul VI fall to Oak Hill, 70-54

Paul VI fall to Oak Hill, 70-54

The Panthers fell to the Warriors at the National High School Hoops Festival held at DeMatha High School, 70-54.
Centreville and Tuscarora fall short of 5A and 6A titles

Centreville and Tuscarora fall short of 5A and 6A titles

Centreville lost to Ocean Lakes in overtime for the 6A title. Tuscarora fell short of the 5A title by L.C. Bird.
South Lakes upends No. 13 W.T. Woodson, 75-70

South Lakes upends No. 13 W.T. Woodson, 75-70

Senior Brandon Kamga led all scorers with 29 points and teammate Zach Pearl added 20 points in the Seahawks' home win over the Cavaliers.
Maryland 2A football: Douglass takes its first state title with 38-0 win over Dunbar

Maryland 2A football: Douglass takes its first state title with 38-0 win over Dunbar

Akiva Wedge rushes for 159 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Eagles defeat the Poets 38-0.
Centreville defeats Westfield 21-17 for Virginia 6A North region title

Centreville defeats Westfield 21-17 for Virginia 6A North region title

The Wildcats (12-2) win their second straight region championship with win over Westfield.

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