Rankings for spring sports will be published biweekly this season. In the weeks they don’t appear, we’ll provide a roundup of key stories throughout the area.
For the 27th consecutive year, Wilson won the District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association championship. The Tigers beat School Without Walls, 6-1, on Wednesday behind strong pitching and three RBI from Duke commit Collin Bosley-Smith. Coach Jimmy Silk’s squad aims to defend its D.C. State Athletic Association title in the state tournament this week. … Eleanor Roosevelt won the Prince George’s County championship game against Gwynn Park, 17-7, to finish undefeated in county play. Catcher Cejay Hopkins hit a grand slam in the Raiders’ 11-run first inning. Eleanor Roosevelt will face C.H. Flowers on Tuesday in the Maryland 4A South playoffs. … South River beat Broadneck, 8-1, in the Anne Arundel County title game. The teams will meet again Tuesday in the Maryland 4A East playoffs. (Last week’s rankings)
— Kyle Melnick
Maret claimed the Independent School League championship with a 13-5 win against Madeira in the tournament final Saturday. No. 5 seed Madeira upset No. 1 seed Georgetown Day, 1-0, for a spot in the championship game; No. 2 seed Maret (11-4) beat No. 7 seed St. Andrews and No. 3 seed Stone Ridge on its path to the title. … West Springfield senior Bailey Misken outpitched Robinson senior Gracie Vallejos for a 5-2 victory in the regular season finale for both teams. No. 8 West Springfield (19-1) clinched a first-round bye in the Patriot District tournament. No. 10 Robinson (17-4) won its first-round game, 13-0, against W.T. Woodson on Friday. … Second-round matchups are set for Monday in the Maryland state tournaments, including a faceoffs between No. 4 Sherwood and Paint Branch in the 4A North region and No. 5 Severna Park and North County in the 4A East region. (Last week’s rankings)
— Kate Yanchulis
Gonzaga will take on St. John’s in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference final Monday. In the teams’ regular season matchup, Gonzaga escaped with a 6-2 win. … Richard Montgomery remained undefeated after beating Northwest, 14-11, in a Maryland 4A West sectional semifinal. Jared Scheinberg and Marcus Pedone combined to score seven goals in the game. The Rockets will play Wootton on Monday in the sectional final. … It’s playoff time in Virginia, too. Oakton, last year’s Class 6 state champion, takes on Madison on Wednesday in the Concorde District finals after it beat Westfield in overtime. Dominion starts its playoff run with a first-round matchup against Park View in the Dulles District. (Last week’s rankings)
— David J. Kim
After beating Holy Cross in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference semifinals, Good Counsel will face Bishop Ireton on Monday at the University of Maryland’s Ludwig Field. The Falcons have a tall task as the Cardinals have won the past three conference titles. … Marriotts Ridge will take on Glenelg in a Maryland 2A South sectional final Monday, the fourth consecutive year the teams have met in that round. The Gladiators have won all of those postseason matchups, but Marriotts Ridge beat them in the regular season this year. … Langley beat Yorktown, 19-7, on Friday and will face Herndon in the Liberty District final Tuesday. Herndon’s lone loss this season came against Langley. (Last week’s rankings)
— David J. Kim
Sophomore midfielder David Gonzalez scored a hat trick as Gar-Field handed No. 2 Hylton its first loss of the season, 3-2. … No. 4 South Lakes finished its regular season with a 4-2 win over Yorktown. Seahawks junior midfielder Oswaldo Cruz was named Liberty District player of the year. … No. 1 Briar Woods is now one win away from a perfect regular season. The Falcons are 15-0-0 and have won their past three games by a combined score of 15-0. They will face Rock Ridge, a team they defeated, 6-3, in late April, on Tuesday night. (Last week’s rankings)
— Michael Errigo
Junior midfielder Jenna Daunt scored both goals for No. 5 Battlefield in a 2-1 overtime win over Woodgrove on Wednesday. Two days later, Daunt was named Cedar Run District player of the year for the second season in a row. … No. 9 Patriot will pose plenty of issues for Daunt’s Bobcats in the Cedar Run District playoffs, however. With a 6-0 win over Osbourn Park, the Pioneers won the regular season district title. … No. 1 T.C. Williams finished off an undefeated regular season with a 7-0 win over Mount Vernon. Titans senior forward Caroline Bates was named Gunston District player of the year. (Last week’s rankings)
— Michael Errigo
Track and field
The Wilson boys (185 points) and Dunbar girls (174) won DCIAA championships Saturday. … Wise sophomore Jordan Mozie became the first girl to win the 400 meters (56.84 seconds), 800 meters (2:17.46), 1,600 meters (5:19.76) and 3,200 meters (12:09.22) at the Prince George’s County championships.
— Kyle Melnick