DeMatha Catholic High School

So much more than robot-building and coding

February 7, 2020

By HEATHER WRIGHT — On Feb. 2, students across the state, including at least two teams from Hyattsville, competed in the First Lego League (FLL) qualifying tournament, held at DeMatha Catholic High School. In the most well-known portion of the tournament, autonomous robots — designed, built and [read more]

Hyattsville: a hoops haven for 70-plus years

January 24, 2020

By CHRIS McMANES — For more than 70 years, some of the nation’s finest pre-college basketball has been played in Hyattsville. From DeMatha to Northwestern High School, from St. Mark to St. Jerome, the city’s tradition of excellence is nearly unparalleled.   DeMatha has one of the strongest [read more]

Legendary DeMatha basketball coach & teacher Morgan Wootten dies

January 22, 2020

By CHRIS McMANES— Today is a somber day for students and staff at DeMatha Catholic High School. They were greeted this morning with the news that Morgan Wootten, the first high school coach inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, had died.  According to a DeMatha press [read more]

The stars are aligning for No. 1 DeMatha; Stags win 10th in a row

January 17, 2020

By CHRIS McMANES — Hunter Dickinson and Earl Timberlake are not only DeMatha’s top players. As McDonald’s All-American nominees, they are among the finest basketball players in the nation. On Monday Jan. 13 at Gonzaga, they showed why. Timberlake produced 16 points and 11 rebounds, while [read more]

Premier running back travels from Delaware to attend DeMatha

November 16, 2019

By CHRIS McMANES — MarShawn Lloyd spends more than four hours a day commuting to and from DeMatha Catholic High School. He says it’s worth every minute.  “A lot of people that I’ve met here are going to be my brothers for life,” Lloyd said before a recent practice. “It’s definitely a [read more]

DeMatha defense playing lights out, Stags honor fallen hero

October 4, 2019

By CHRIS McMANES — For the past three weeks, a DeMatha football coach has had a very important job the Sunday following a game: bring eight dozen donuts to campus. That’s the reward the Stags get for keeping their opponent out of the end zone.  DeMatha brings a three-shutout streak into its [read more]

DeMatha football schedule much different, much more difficult

August 30, 2019

By CHRIS McMANES — When returning DeMatha football coach Bill McGregor last coached the Stags, he faced a vastly different schedule. One of the biggest changes begins tonight when DeMatha plays its first regular-season home game ever at Catholic University.  The contest will be the first of five [read more]
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