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National Cathedral Wins Third Straight DCSAA Softball Championship

By By Kyle McFadden, Washington Post. Photo by Cory Royster, DCSAA 05/21/2018, 8:00am EDT

Jamie Wang ambled off the mound and plopped down on the metal bench, panting for air as one teammate placed a cold, wet rag across her head. Another teammate rushed over with a large water bottle, prompting the starting pitcher to hydrate.

Moments removed from striking out the Georgetown Visitation side in the top of the fourth inning Sunday afternoon, National Cathedral’s Wang appeared to be zapped from the summerlike heat. Then Logan Robinson, the team’s top pitcher, who was sidelined with an injury, attended to her struggling teammate.

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Sidwell Friends Sweeps Boys’, Girls’ DCSAA Tennis Titles

By By Kelyn Soong; Washington Post. Photo by Cory Royster 05/19/2018, 7:15am EDT

Quakers dominate again as Zhangs pull out wins in boys’ and girls’ events

As Sidwell Friends senior Alexandra Zhang served up another ace Friday afternoon at the District of Columbia State Athletic Association tennis championships, her younger brother, Michael, was two courts away, hitting a soft volley that would eventually lead to a winning point in his doubles match.

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Wilson Boys’ Lacrosse Team Keeps Growing With WILL Championship

By By Michael Errigo; Washington Post 05/18/2018, 9:30am EDT

The latest sign that the Wilson boys’ lacrosse program is on the rise was the group of players celebrating in the middle of a swampy field in Northeast Washington on Wednesday afternoon.

The celebration came after the Tigers defeated St. Anselm’s, 18-11, in the Washington Independent Lacrosse League final. Wilson is one of just two schools competing in varsity lacrosse in the D.C. Public Schools system, and the sport isn’t a priority for the athletic department of the school in Northwest. Junior midfielder Jalen Coleman went as far as calling it a “club team” because the program does a lot on its own.

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Four-Star 2018 Forward Saddiq Bey Granted Release From NC State

By By Samantha Pell, Washington Post; Photo by Doug Kapustin, Washington Post 05/18/2018, 9:15am EDT

Sidwell Friends senior Saddiq Bey was granted his full release from North Carolina State on Wednesday, putting the four-star forward back on the hunt for his ideal college program.

The 6-foot-7 athlete chose the Wolfpack over Xavier, Miami, Pittsburgh and several other programs in November. In choosing N.C. State, Bey said he felt a connection with the coaching staff and liked the atmosphere in the program as well as on campus.

But on Tuesday, Bey asked for a release from his letter-of-intent.

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Georgetown Visitation Waits Two Extra Days But Finally Earns First ISL AA Lacrosse Title

By By Callie Caplan; Washington Post 05/18/2018, 9:15am EDT

As officials instructed Georgetown Visitation and Holton-Arms to clear the field because of a severe weather warning Monday, Visitation players and coaches didn’t hide their frustration. 

The Independent Schools League AA lacrosse tournament championship they coveted for so long was suspended at halftime until Wednesday.

“This really hurts us,” Coach Katie McMahon said, recognizing the opposing Panthers would have extra time to scout the game plan the Cubs used to open a six-goal lead.

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DCSAA Hall of Fame Selections Include Former Detroit Mayor, Longtime Sidwell Friends Coach

By By Michael Errigo; Washington Post 05/16/2018, 8:00am EDT

Ten Titans of DC athletics chosen for DCSAA Hall of Fame

Ten local athletics figures were chosen for the DC State Athletic Association Hall of Fame last week, the second group to be picked for the honor after last year’s inaugural selections.

Among the choices are former NBA player Dave Bing — an alum of the now-closed Spingarn High School and a former mayor of Detroit. Two former Cardozo coaches also got the call: Frank P. Bolden, a basketball coach who later became the longtime director of Health and Physical Education for D.C. Public Schools, and Sal Hall, who led the Clerks to eight straight undefeated football seasons.

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