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Northwest is on quest for three-peat

CAMP COUNTDOWN | Mark Pierce and the Jaguars have reloaded. Though lacking experience, they believe they have the talent to pull off a third straight Maryland 4A crown.

Good Counsel gets ready to go on offensive

CAMP COUNTDOWN | With eight starters returning, it’s the Falcons offense that will lead the championship push after a loss to DeMatha in last year’s WCAC final.

Trainers program changes ‘culture’ in Montgomery

Coaches and parents approve of changes in Montgomery County, where certified athletic trainers are at each of the 25 high schools.

Ex-Wilson star Adams ends up in N.C.

Ex-Wilson star Adams ends up in N.C.

FOOTBALL | Abdul Adams will not be allowed to attend D.C. Public Schools this fall and has enrolled at Hillside High in Durham.

Hylton conditions itself for long run

Hylton conditions itself for long run

CAMP COUNTDOWN | Early playoff exits in recent seasons, along with a grueling offseason regimen, will fuel a Bulldogs team with high expectations this fall.

Damascus sets sights high again

Damascus sets sights high again

CAMP COUNTDOWN | With a more balanced offense and a focus on conditioning, the Swarmin’ Hornets eye a return to the Md. 3A final.

Md., D.C. are loaded with story lines

Md., D.C. are loaded with story lines

FOOTBALL | Here are 10 things to watch, including Douglass eyeing a repeat and Northwest seeking its third straight state crown.

Quince Orchard expects to contend

Quince Orchard expects to contend

CAMP COUNTDOWN | With a revamped offense and an experienced defense, the Cougars are hoping to capture their first state title since 2007.

Briar Woods vies to rekindle success

Briar Woods vies to rekindle success

CAMP COUNTDOWN | After missing out on the state title game for the first time in five years, the Falcons have a fresh outlook on the season and on offense.

Gaithersburg looks to build on finish

Gaithersburg looks to build on finish

CAMP COUNTDOWN | The Trojans ended their disappointing 2014 season on a high note, and they are hoping momentum can carry over.

ROCKVILLE, MD - MARCH 24: All-Met Girl's Basketball Player Jada Graves of Edison, photographed at Georgetown Preparatory School on March 24, 2015 in Rockville, Md. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

Graves works on upping her game

SUMMER WORKOUTS | With colleges pursuing her and three state tournament losses weighing on her, Jada Graves is plenty motivated for her senior year.

Stone Bridge aims to come up big

Stone Bridge aims to come up big

FOOTBALL | Though they lack their typical size up front, the Bulldogs are bent on reviving their championship standard.

Broad Run prepares for road tests

Broad Run prepares for road tests

CAMP COUNTDOWN | A delay in their home field’s turf construction will pit the Spartans with the tough task of playing eight regular season away games.

Patriot hopes to take step forward

Patriot hopes to take step forward

CAMP COUNTDOWN | After two playoff appearances in a row, Pioneers hope a new cast of characters can rebuild quickly.

Huskies seek similar success

Huskies seek similar success

CAMP COUNTDOWN | With the bulk of its offensive firepower gone, Tuscarora will lean on its aerial attack to generate another deep playoff run.

Watson chooses Kentucky football

Watson chooses Kentucky football

FOOTBALL | Initially intent on pursuing basketball, Jamar Watson turned one season on the gridiron into a spot as a linebacker for the Wildcats.

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Damascus baseball takes huge lead before outlasting Walter Johnson

Junior Mitchell Kline scored six runs in the Swarmin’ Hornets’ 16-14 win

No. 3 Bullis boys’ lacrosse uses tough defense to knock off No. 2 Gonzaga

The Bulldogs scored a crucial early home victory against one of the area’s longtime lacrosse powers.

O’Connell beats St. Mary’s Ryken, 8-1, on strength of a 12-strikeout performance

Kathryn Sandercock dominates on the mound as Knights win a rematch of last year’s WCAC final.

W.T. Woodson boys finally win first Virginia state basketball championship

They needed overtime, but the Cavaliers knocked off Hylton to win their first title after 54 years.

Quince Orchard narrowly beaten in Maryland 4A boys’ hoops final

Perry Hall beat the Cougars in overtime to win their first boys’ basketball state chamiponship.

Oakton can’t get past Colonial Forge in Virginia 6A girls’ basketball title game

The Eagles lead wire-to-wire and become the first Stafford County team to win a girls’ hoops championship.

Whitman girls fall short in Maryland 4A girls’ basketball final

The Vikings can’t pull off the repeat, as Catonsville wins their first state championship in the sport.

Slow start dooms Largo Maryland 2A state final

The Lions trailed 11-0 and never recovered in 61-47 loss to New Town

Fairmont Heights basketball cruises to Maryland 1A boys’ final over Kent County

The Hornets win in a rout , and will play Edmondson-Westside on Saturday for the title.

Atholton beats Milford Mill, advances to Maryland 3A championship

The Raiders defeated the Millers, 61-54, to earn their first Maryland 3A finals trip since 2007.

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Lynch’s legacy still strong

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