D.C Sports

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

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By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, mgray@afro.com 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 Howard University succumbed December 4. ...

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

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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 in the standings. After the Wizards'...

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

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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 than the freezing conditions that...

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

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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 get a victory. "No sir. Absolutely...

Bowie State Wins First National Playoff Game In School History

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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 in last year’s first round...

Wall Delivers DC Residents Thanksgiving Turkeys Through Bright Beginnings

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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 not at its best and...

Ballou Embraces Underdog Role Despite Looking for Repeat in Turkey Bowl

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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 trophy that H.D. Woodson held...

Bell Finally Wins Gravy Bowl and Will Move to Stars Division

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By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer, mgray@afro.com 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 class A championship game the...

Howard Football Coach Resigns, London Leaves for William and Mary

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By Mark Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, mgray@afro.com 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 the head coach at William...

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

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By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer, mgray@afro.com 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 Stags were in the unfamiliar...

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

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By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer, mgray@afro.com 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 their worst offensive performance of...

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

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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 four consecutive shutouts with them...

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