Bowers, DC’s Popular PA Voice of 30 Years, Suddenly Passes at 55

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The signature public address announcer for D.C. sports has passed away. Shellie Bowers, who was best known for his trademark phrase “HU…you know” during football and basketball games at...

Wall Scores 30 Points, Wizards Handed Nets 6th Straight Loss

By RICH DUBROFF, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Since starting the season with seven losses in eight games, the Washington Wizards have stabilized. They've gone 8-7 since then, but haven't been able to make up ground...

H.D. Woodson Wins Fifth DCIAA Title in Overtime vs Ballou

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer There were no surprises for the Ballou Black Knights or H.D. Woodson Warriors, as they met for the second consecutive year for the District of Columbia’s AAAA title, other...

Wizards Overcome Harden’s 54, Beat Rockets 135-131 in OT

By RICH DUBROFF, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Even the Wizards seemed surprised by the way they won. Bradley Beal said he couldn't have imagined allowing the opposing starting guards to combine for 90 points and still...

Bowie State Wins First National Playoff Game In School History

By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer It was clear from the start that Bowie State was not overwhelmed by the NCAA Division II playoffs when hosting West Alabama at Bulldogs Stadium.  The Bulldogs learned valuable lessons...

Wall Delivers DC Residents Thanksgiving Turkeys Through Bright Beginnings

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer The most successful point guards in the NBA are driven to deliver.  They make the team around them better setting them up for success even when the team is...

Ballou Embraces Underdog Role Despite Looking for Repeat in Turkey Bowl

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Despite the upset in the 2017 Turkey Bowl respect around the District has been hard to come by for the Ballou Knights. They still hold the coveted championship...

Bell Finally Wins Gravy Bowl and Will Move to Stars Division

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Finally, no soul can say that Bell can’t win the big one in the District of Columbia’s Interscholastic Athletic Association’s second division.  After four consecutive losses in the city’s...

Howard Football Coach Resigns, London Leaves for William and Mary

By Mark Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Two years into the renaissance of the Howard University football program an unexpected reset is needed. Mike London, the 2017 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, resigned to become...

High School Football Playoffs: Wise Advances, Surprising WCAC Final, Ballou & Wilson To Meet...

By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer, [email protected] DeMATHA FACES GONZAGA IN WCAC CHAMPIONSHIP DeMatha earned its way back to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) championship by stopping Good Counsel 30-14 at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex. The...

DMV HBCU Report: Howard Falls at Norfolk State, While Morgan Stops Delaware State

By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer, [email protected] NORFOLK STATE END HOWARD’S MEAC SEASON WITH LOSS Howard saved its worst for last as the conference portion of its season came to a disappointing conclusion at Norfolk State.  Thanks to...

Bell Hopes To Taste Gravy To Play With The Stars IN DCIAA

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Bell High School has answered every question the DCIAA stripes division has asked this regular season.  They capped a perfect regular season and will take the momentum of...

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