DeMatha guard Markelle Fultz named McDonald’s All-American

January 28, 2016

BY CHRIS MCMANES — You can now count Markelle Fultz among the finest players in DeMatha Catholic High School basketball history. And for a program that former coach Morgan Wootten built into a national powerhouse and present coach Mike Jones has maintained among the nation’s elite, that’s [read more]

St. Jerome wins 2015 Dick Brown tournament

December 16, 2015

BY CHRIS MCMANES — Charley Grau would have been proud to see the St. Jerome Varsity A boys basketball team win the Coach Dick Brown Memorial Turkey Shootout in Hyattsville on Sunday Nov. 29. Grau was a longtime friend of Dick Brown and helped St. Jerome Coach Joe Sego plan and run the tournament [read more]

Top-ranked Stags basketball wins first four games

December 12, 2015

BY CHRIS MCMANES – It’s no surprise that the DeMatha Catholic High School basketball team is ranked No. 1 in the Washington area. The Stags (4-0) are loaded with talent and have an outstanding coaching staff. Here’s something other DMV high school hoop teams probably don’t want to hear: [read more]

The greatest high school basketball game ever played?

February 2, 2015

BY CHRIS MCMANES — Whether current members of the DeMatha Catholic High School basketball team know it or not, much of the success and benefits they enjoy today can be traced back 50 years to a basketball game played about three miles north of DeMatha in College Park. On Jan. 30, 1965, the [read more]

St. Jerome Jaguars win division in turkey shootout

December 3, 2014

BY CHRIS MCMANES — Troy Thomas realizes the significance of his St. Jerome boys basketball team’s B-division tournament championship Sunday. His players might not. Playing in the Coach Dick Brown Memorial Turkey Shootout in Hyattsville, Thomas’ 14-and-under squad won the first Varsity B title [read more]

Players, coaches gear up for Friday basketball tournament

November 27, 2014

BY CHRIS MCMANES — Players, coaches and fans who have been coming to St. Jerome Academy for its Thanksgiving weekend basketball tournament might not recognize the gymnasium when action gets underway Friday. The floor that some of the best players in the area competed on since 1942 has been [read more]

First St. Jerome alum headed to NBA

June 8, 2013

BY CHRIS MCMANES — When Victor Oladipo is among the first players chosen in the NBA Draft on June 27, don’t be surprised if a cheer or two erupts in Hyattsville. Oladipo graduated from St. Jerome and DeMatha Catholic High School before becoming a first-team All-American at Indiana University. [read more]
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