T.C. Williams Titans varsity football beat Oakton 20-7 on Saturday, September 10
On Saturday, September 10, the T.C. Williams Titans varsity football team beat the Oakton Cougars 20-7 at Parker Gray Stadium behind some stout defense and a strong running game. You can see more photos from the game at this link.

Meanwhile, over in Quaker Hill, the Bishop Ireton Cardinals lost Saturday’s home conference game against Bishop O’Connell by a score of 26-21.

You can see scores from other area teams at this link.

You can find up to the minute scores for all of Alexandria, Virginia’s High School football teams in action TODAY, Saturday, September 10, 2016 – T.C. Williams and Bishop Ireton. Friday’s results from the Alexandria, Virginia area are below.

NOTE: The T.C. Williams game time has CHANGED to 10:45 AM this morning due to the expected heat.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe visited the International Academy at T. C. Williams High School yesterday to help launch the 2016-2017 school year. The visit was an effort to  showcase the International Academy and the collaborative learning environment it fosters. (More photos below…)

Alexandria City Public Schools opened the International Academy at T.C. Williams High School in 2012 and the Academy follows the standards set by the Internationals Network for Public Schools.

The International Academy is built on a five-principal model emphasizing heterogeneity and collaboration, experiential learning, language and content integration, localized autonomy and responsibility, and one learning model for all.

The main goal of the program is to challenge students academically while increasing English proficiency, fulfilling emotional and social needs, ensuring access to quality education and preparing those students for high school, college and careers in our society. This particular model is key for integrating language development and academic content.

The Governor arrived yesterday morning by helicopter, landing at Chinquapin Park right near to the school.


Charlie Butt Regatta 2016 - fall crew program in Alexandria, Virginia

Register for Fall Crew!

Have you seen the PBS American Experience program on the young men from the University of Washington who took the rowing world and America by storm when they captured the gold medal at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin? Check it out at the PBS web site.

What about the news from Rio! The U.S. Women’s Eight rowing team captured the gold and now has won 11 straight world and Olympic titles! See the story about the team in Time.

Or how about the video interview of Ireland’s O’Donovan Brothers, who won Ireland’s first ever Olympic rowing medal when they captured the silver on Friday in the lightweight men’s double sculls at Rio. These guys are da bomb! And they got to put on the “podium pants!” You have to watch their viral interview.

Doesn’t this make you want to be a champion, too?

Well, you are in luck! The champion-producing Dee Campbell Boathouse in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia will host the fall Novice Rowers Program sponsored by the Alexandria Crew Boosters (ACB). This program is for future Olympians and those who have completed summer crew and/or fall crew program(s). The Novice Program is open to students from any school district in 7th grade and above who would like to learn to row or sharpen their skills.

Rowers may register for one of two sections and will practice either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 4:15 to 6:15. Rowers also may sign up for both sections for a more in-depth learning experience and water time. The Program runs from September 12 to October 27.

Be a champion. It starts here.

For more information, visit the Fall Crew webpage at Fall Crew – T.C. Williams Crew. Register online at Event Management and Registration.

(Courtesy photo)

UPDATE (8:50 AM – 7/11): After posting the Titan Track & Field post, we contacted sources who stated the original post was true but at last minute Merritt decided to do the double after all. This means Noah Lyles will NOT be going to the Olympics unless there’s an injury to one of the top three finishers.

UPDATE (3:05 PM): Noah Lyles is going to the Summer Olympics after all in Rio. After being unsure of whether or not he wanted to do the double race (200 & 400) in Rio (see below), LaShawn Merritt has now declined to run in the men’s 200M after qualifying last night. This means Noah Lyles from T.C. Williams is going to Rio by virtue of Noah finishing 4th last night.

Noah and Josephus Lyles from T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia have been tearing up the track and field circuit on both the local and national level. Their goal in 2016 is to compete in the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Noah Lyles competed last night in the men’s 200m FINAL at the Olympic Trials which are being held over ten days at historic Hayward Field at the University of Oregon in Eugene.

The recently graduated high school senior from Alexandria, Virginia ran 20.26 in the semifinal ahead of Kendal Williams to win his heat to get into the final. Noah ran a 20.04 in the qualifying heat on Wednesday.

In the final last night, while it was going to be tough to beat Justin Gatlin, Ameer Webb, and LaShawn Merritt (who all ran faster times in the semis), Noah Lyles turned in one of the best American and world junior performances ever in the final coming in fourth place.

The 18-year-old from TC Williams High School ran a 20.09 for fourth place, breaking a 31-year-old national High School record.

Lyles will likely not get to compete at the Olympics. After the race and after saying he was unsure if he’d pursue a 400-200 double, 400m champion Merritt said that he’d likely do the 200/400 double at the Olympics.

However,  both Noah Lyles and fellow high schooler Michael Norman earned a spot on Team USA competing at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland from July 19-24.

Go Noah!

Noah and Josephus Lyles from T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia have been tearing up the track and field circuit on both the local and national level. Their goal in 2016 is to compete in the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Noah Lyles will be competing TONIGHT in the FINALS of the men’s 200m at the Olympic Trials. He is scheduled to race 8:42 PM (EST). The trials will be aired on NBC at 8:00 PM. Above, you’ll see his win in his heat from earlier this week. Here he is in post-race interview.

You can help send the Lyles brothers to the Olympics through a GoFundMe page which has been setup to help pay for the brothers travel expenses on their road to Rio in 2016.

I donated. If you can, please consider donating too.

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