Articles by DeMatha Stagline

DeMatha’s Cross Country team works to gain respect in region

Cross Country is one of the many sports offered at DeMatha. With the current season already underway, this year’s team looks to perform at a high level. Coach Mike Puffett leads the cross country team in the ultimate endurance sport. About this year’s teams goals, junior runner Hampton Holmes com- mented. “We’re trying to win the WCAC Championship.” When asked why he enjoys running cross country so much, Holmes said, “It’s fun, great exercise, and…

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Luca Fazio puts his golden foot to good use

Luca Fazio is a senior at DeMatha, and playing soccer is nothing new to him. But this year Elijah Brooks, head football coach of DeMatha’s varsity football team, asked Luca to attend tryouts to be the kicker for the team. He went to tryouts, and the coaching staff decided that he had the skill and drive to help the team win games, so he they gave him a roster spot as the starting kicker. There…


Highlights tapes are a key asset to recruiting

In high school, having a highlight tape for any sport played is essential for advancing to the college level. No matter what sport it is, a highlight tape shows the player’s talents and abilities to college scouts. Before offering potential athletes scholarships to their schools, college coaches need to know what the student can bring to the table. In the early 2000’s, making a highlight tape was not easy at all. Back then, camera quality…


In the Huddle: Is the offensiveman position overlooked in football?

This article was written by DeMatha Stagline writer Marcus Minor  Quarterbacks, wide receivers, and running-backs get a lot of attention. A position that is overlooked most of the time is the offensive line. This group of positions is a tough group that doesn’t get a lot of glory, but often times are truly responsible for a team winning or losing. If the offensive line has a weakness the quarterbacks, wide receivers, and running-backs won’t be…


New Coach but same goal; DeMatha looks to become one of the nations best

This article was done by DeMatha Stagline senior writer Andrew Robertson  The DeMatha Soccer stags won another WCAC title last year, the season has begun and the team is looking to repeat another WCAC title. Led by senior striker, Dolph Hegewisch and midfielder Luca Fazio, the team is ranked 9th in the country and opened up their first game against Wooten high in Potomac, Virginia on September 11th. Even with a new head coach in…