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Damascus is young and hungry

VOLLEYBALL | The Swarmin’ Hornets lost experience from last year’s Maryland 3A title team but return a strong desire to repeat; O’Connell knocked off Holy Cross.

Wilson’s Fosburgh stands tall on the pitch

BOYS’ SOCCER | At 6-foot-10, striker Pieter Fosburgh has helped Wilson to a 6-1-1 start to the season; High Point has a high-octane offense

Poolesville piling up victories

GIRLS’ SOCCER | With Monday’s win over Damascus, the Falcons are tearing through their Montgomery County schedule; Calvert finally got the best of Huntingtown.

Experience meets youth at Wilson

Experience meets youth at Wilson

FOOTBALL | Ballou senior Tirri Jones and Wilson sophomore Steve Williams will quarterback their teams in Friday’s DCIAA Stars matchup.

McLean excited for Penn State

McLean excited for Penn State

Quince Orchard defensive lineman Adam McLean is eager to make an impact for the Nittany Lions his freshman year.

Damascus QB Gibson finding his way

Damascus QB Gibson finding his way

Senior quarterback Derek Gibson provides an important balance to a Swarmin’ Hornets offense focused on the run game; Sherwood’s schedule has been taxing.

Tuscarora rearranges its pieces

Tuscarora rearranges its pieces

FOOTBALL | With quarterback Daniel Smith out with an injury, Noah Reimers has moved from running back to quarterback.

Zanellato, Madison top Stone Bridge

Zanellato, Madison top Stone Bridge

VOLLEYBALL | Natale Zanellato records a game-high 22 kills after missing time earlier this season with an injury as the Warhawks top the No. 1 Bulldogs.

Wolverines’ Strong out for the season

Wolverines’ Strong out for the season

FOOTBALL | Potomac (Md.) standout runner Kesean Strong suffered a right arm injury in 14-12 win over Gwynn Park.

Wootton QB Ellis shoulders the load

Wootton QB Ellis shoulders the load

Third-year quarterback Sam Ellis has the experience to lead a young receiving corps; Clarksburg enters Damascus matchup with confidence.

GLENARDEN, MD SEPTEMBER 20: Bladensburg junior varsity player Olivia Jeter(78) during the game at Flowers high school on September 20, 2014 in Glenarden, Md. (Photo by Mark Gail/For The Washington Post)

Lipstick on the defensive line

Olivia Jeter, a defensive end and captain on the Bladensburg JV football team, is earning respect on the field with her work ethic and physical play.

Watkins Mill plays the world’s game

Watkins Mill plays the world’s game

BOYS’ SOCCER | With 25 players hailing from 18 countries, the Wolverines give new meaning to the global nature of the sport.

Matthews lifts Dunbar past Ballou

Matthews lifts Dunbar past Ballou

Wide receiver Davon Matthews stepped in at QB and led the Crimson Tide to a narrow win over DCIAA Stars rival Ballou.

Murray helps Marshall end losing skid

Murray helps Marshall end losing skid

First year RB Jelani Murray and the Statesmen tasted victory for the first time as varsity football players with a win over Jefferson; West Potomac earns some hardware.

Frye helps Stone Bridge rally

Frye helps Stone Bridge rally

The Bulldogs went back to their single-wing well and senior Chance Frye helped power them past the Warhawks; Dillon Blevins makes the most of a rare start for Briar Woods.

Two-headed backfield fuels Howard

Two-headed backfield fuels Howard

An improving offensive line has opened big holes for Najee Savage and Lion legacy Malik Anderson during Howard’s 4-0 start.

Leaders

AllMetSports galleries

No. 5 Madison downs top-ranked Stone Bridge in four sets

The Warhawks upset the Bulldogs on Monday in Ashburn.

Seniors steal the show at inaugural DCXC event

B-CC’s Nora McUmber and Lake Braddock’s Alex Corbett take first, second in respective races.

Hylton’s 66 points too much for No. 5 Patriot

Bulldog’s running back Ricky Slade rushes for eight scores in 66-41 win.

DeMatha upsets St. John’s, 21-14

No. 14 Stags knock off No. 4 Cadets in a tight, overtime matchup.

Jeter breaking down barriers for Bladensburg football

The sophomore has earned the respect of her teammates on the field and in the weight room, all while wearing lipstick.

Herndon breezes past Robinson

Senior Sofia Palacios does it all for the No. 7 Hornets field hockey team in a win over the Rams.

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.

AllMetSports videos

Johnson ready for Virginia Tech

Johnson ready for Virginia Tech

DuWayne Johnson is the next in a long line of H.D. Woodson defensive backs to play football at a major conference school.
McLean excited for Penn State

McLean excited for Penn State

Quince Orchard defensive lineman Adam McLean is eager to make an impact for the Nittany Lions his freshman year.
Top Football Plays 2014, Episode 5

Top Football Plays 2014, Episode 5

Host B.J. Koubaroulis runs through the top plays from the week of football in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area.
No. 13 Good Counsel upsets No. 1 Gonzaga, 17-7

No. 13 Good Counsel upsets No. 1 Gonzaga, 17-7

The Falcons held the Eagles to just one scoring drive in the 17-7 victory
Falls Church defeats Yorktown, 28-14

Falls Church defeats Yorktown, 28-14

Will Mejia scored three touchdowns to lead the Jaguars to their first win over the Patriots since 2005, improving to 4-0 this season.
Bullis routs Friendship Collegiate, 42-21

Bullis routs Friendship Collegiate, 42-21

Bulldogs quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. throws five touchdowns in a 42-21 win over the Knights.
H.D. Woodson beats Wilson, 42-23

H.D. Woodson beats Wilson, 42-23

The Warriors started strong and never gave up the lead in their victory over the Tigers.
Paint Branch handles Churchill to remain undefeated, 39-29

Paint Branch handles Churchill to remain undefeated, 39-29

The Panthers' uptempo offense was too much for the Bulldogs on Friday night, as Paint Branch came away with a 39-29 victory.
DeMatha beats St.John's in OT showdown

DeMatha beats St.John's in OT showdown

The Stags take down the Cadets for the 20th straight year with a score of 21-14.
Female football player tackles down barriers

Female football player tackles down barriers

Bladensburg sophomore Olivia Jeter is breaking down barriers and through opposing offensive lines as a defensive tackle and lineman for the Mustangs' junior varsity team. The 5-8, 200-pound Jeter plays a prominent role on junior varsity, and keeps up with the boys in the weight room, too, squatting 250 pounds and bench pressing 225.

Recruiting Insider

Reimers realizes Harvard dream

FOOTBALL | Tuscarora running back Noah Reimers plans to play at Harvard after receiving the offer he had long coveted.

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