Tadi Abedje

Highly motivated, adaptable, social-media savvy, multi-media journalist, reporter, writer, producer and editor who produces, narrates, writes and edits own stories. Experience as a multimedia journalist for radio, print and web.

Gonzaga Eagles are Ready to Defend Their WCAC Championship

The Gonzaga Eagles football team are coming off a spectacular 2018 season where they won their first WCAC Championship since 2002. Since then, nearly 20 players who played pivotal roles on that team graduated. And even though a lot of key players from last year’s championship team are off to college, the Eagles are ready to defend their WCAC crown. Gonzaga selected Jestus Johnson, Luke Petitbon and Malcolm Terry to serve as captains. All three players used the offseason to help their teamma

Wilson Tigers Fall To DeMatha Stags in Summer League Semifinals

Heading into this semifinals matchup the DeMatha Stags, the Wilson Tigers were coming off a second-round upset victory against the Bishop O’Connell Knights. Meanwhile, the Stags cruised to a 107-65 win against the Oxen Hill Clippers en route to this semifinals matchup. And in convincing fashion, the Stags cruised to an 87-63 win against the Tigers to punch their ticket to the Capitol Hoops Summer League Finals. The Tigers a woeful shooting performance, only connecting on 32 percent from the fie

Wilson Tigers Advance to Capital Hoops Summer League Semifinals

The Wilson Tigers are coming off an impressive 94-71 win against the Montgomery Rockets in the first round of the Capital Hoops Summer League playoffs. Their opponent, the second-seeded Bishop O’Connell Knights, cruised to a 69-59 win against Good Counsel. The Tigers and Knights came into this matchup fighting for a chance to advance to the semifinals. But the Tigers fought a little harder in their 81-78 victory against the Knights. Juliany Delarosa, the player of the game for Wilson, scored a

Wilson Tigers' Offensive Barrage Against Rockets Lifts Them to Second Round

At 6-4, No. 10 Wilson Tigers headed into their single-elimination first-round matchup against the Richard Montgomery Rockets, the seventh seed. Both squads didn’t have their leading scorers and rebounders. However, the Tigers’ offensive explosion in the second half helped them cruise to a 94-71 win and a trip to the second round of the Captial Hoops Summer League Playoffs. The Tigers shot an eye-popping 63 percent from the floor. In fact, they also connected on 79 percent of their shots in the

Mighty Hoppers Fall to Bulldogs in Final Summer League Game

The Georgetown Day Mighty Hoopers came into their final summer league game coming off a 76-66 loss to the Wilson Tigers. Meanwhile, the Churchill Bulldogs entered this matchup with a 2-7 record. But the Mighty Hoppers failed to pick up a win against the Bulldogs, losing 63-54 on Monday. Georgetown Day shot 47 percent from the floor, while Churchill drained 54 percent of its shots. The Bulldogs also shot 50 percent from beyond the arc. “Hats off to Churchill. They’re a very good and well-sho

Maret Frogs' Defensive Effort not Enough Against Bullis Bulldogs

Coming into this contest against the 3-5 Bullis Bulldogs, the Maret Frogs looked to have a better performance after suffering a 74-60 loss against W.T. Woodson. But Maret’s lack of offensive production doomed them in their 46-30 loss against the Bulldogs on Monday. Both teams played stifling defense right out of the gate. But buckets were hard to come by for both teams. In fact, the Frogs only shot 27 percent from the field. And the Bulldogs, one of the highest-scoring teams in the Capital Hoop

Mighty Hoppers' lack of discipline plagues them against Wilson Tigers

The Georgetown Day Mighty Hoppers and the Wilson Tigers came into this Northwest, D.C. matchup with records at 3-5 and 4-4, respectively. Both teams came off losses. Georgetown Day fell to Good Counsel 60-46, and Wilson lost to DeMatha 78-67. But Tigers cruised to a 76-66 victory against the Mighty Hoppers on Friday. Gerald Young led Wilson with 23 points, and Eric Morgan added an extra 19 points. For Georgetown Day, Dennis Kongoli scored 21 points, and Car’ron Brown chipped in with 15 of hi

Maret Frogs' scores win against Surrattsville Hornets

The Maret Frogs came into the contest against Surrattsville with a 1-4 record, which is the seventh worst in the Capitol Hoops Summer League, and a close loss on Sunday to the Oxon Hill Clippers 63-55. However, the Frogs bounced back as they defeated the Surrattsville Hornets 62-50 for their second victory in the summer league. Quincy Allen had a great performance as he led the Frogs with 24 points on 10 of 24 shooting from the field and grabbed 12 rebounds. “Individually, I thought I started

Hoops Summer League: Shorthanded Mighty Hoppers Fall to Mustangs

The Georgetown Day Mighty Hoppers came into this game against McNamara on a two-game winning streak. They won their first game against the Surratsville Hornets, 62-59, because of a game-winning three-pointer by Jordan Rayford. The Mighty Hoopers followed that performance by crushing W.T. Woodson 78-48. But the Mighty Hoopers’ win streak came to a screeching halt, as they fell to the Bishop McNamara Mustangs, 67-46, on Monday. Due to final exams, the Mighty Hoopers only had six players available

Wilson Tigers Fall Victim to Eleanor Roosevelt Raiders' Offensive Barrage

The Wilson Tigers are coming off a 44-42 loss against Bowie in their first Capitol Hoops Summer League game of the year. Wilson had a chance to tie the game late but committed a turnover that led to a game-winning layup for Bowie. Heading into this contest against the Elanor Roosevelt Raiders, who knocked off Georgetown Day on Wednesday, the Tigers wanted to collect to get into the win column. But their woes continued, as they lost to the Eleanor Roosevelt Raiders 63-45. Eleanor Roosevelt’s

Mighty Hoopers' Valiant Effort Wasn't Enough to beat Raiders in Summer League

The Georgetown Day Mighty Hoppers came into this game off the heels of a humiliating summer loss against Takoma Academy on Tuesday. They have yet to hold a team practice under newly-hired head coach Carl Parker. In fact, Parker was just learning the players’ names, much less running plays. Despite having only six players available, Georgetown Day played much better against the Eleanor Roosevelt Raiders, who are the Maryland State Champions. But the Mighty Hoopers loss 57-52. “Having six play

Georgetown Day Falls to Takoma Academy in Capitol Hoops Summer League Opener

The Georgetown Day Mighty Hoppers came into the 2019 Capitol Hoops Summer League on a clean slate. This team experienced some rough seasons over the years. Now, the team is getting acclimated to new head coach Karl Parker’s system. Georgetown Day hired Parker last week. Well, his debut got off to a rough start, as the Mighty Hoppers lost to the Takoma Academy Tigers, 67-34, on Tuesday. “We have absolutely no offense we’re running right now, so we just came out to make the most we had today,”

National Cathedral Wins Fourth Consecutive DCSAA Title After Thrilling Walk-off

The National Cathedral Eagles are one of the most accomplished high school softball teams in Washington, D.C. — winning three consecutive DCSAA titles coming into the season. On Saturday, they added to that long list of accomplishments by capturing their fourth consecutive DCSAA championship. The Eagles knocked off the Georgetown Visitation Cubs, 2-1, in walk-off fashion. The Cubs and Eagles have a bit of history. Last year, the Eagles defeated the Cubs to win the DCSAA title. And the Cubs aven

National Cathedral Punches Ticket to Fourth Straight DCSAA Softball Championship Game

The National Cathedral Eagles have a penchant for advancing to championship games. Last year, they knocked off Georgetown Visitation to secure their third straight DCSAA softball championship. And after defeating the Georgetown Day Mighty Hoppers in the semifinals on Thursday, the Eagles will advance to their fourth straight DCSAA softball championship game. Once again, they’ll collide with Georgetown Visitation, who beat Wilson 7-1 to advance to this year’s championship game, on May 18. Behind

Baseball: Maret defeats Sidwell Friends in walk-off fashion

In one of the best games in the Maret-Sidwell Friends rivalry, it was the Maret Frogs who prevailed in a thriller, beating the Sidwell Friends Quakers, 6-5. Thursday’s game came down to the final inning. With the Quakers holding a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the seventh inning, Maret’s offense came alive. With runners on second and third, Casey Bressler hit a sacrifice RBI to slice the lead to 5-4. Then, Maret’s Julian Hogan registered his second RBI of the contest, tying the game at 5-5. As a r

Softball: Wilson Tigers dominate Sidwell Friends Quakers

The Wilson Tigers were clicking on all cylinders against the Sidwell Friends Quakers on Monday. In fact, the Tigers went on an offensive barrage that helped them cruise to a 17-2 victory. Earlier in the season, the Tigers annihilated the Quakers 13-1. During the Tigers’ first at-bat of the game, Kenadi Burnett registered the team’s first hit with a single. Moments later, senior catcher Emma Jacobson recorded an RBI triple to give Wilson an early 3-0 lead. “I feel like we did well today. We’r

High School Track and Field Preview

The Wilson Tigers are looking to defend their DCIAA title on the boy’s side. However, there are other teams that are ready to make some noise in 2019. The Wilson Tigers’ boys and girls track and field team looks to be extremely competitive this season in the DCIAA. The boys are looking to retain the title successfully as in years past and will be anchored by Dylan Blumenthal, Vincent Kamani, Rayman Stevens, Joshua Belinga, and Emperor Campbell. On the girls’ side, success will hinge upon the pe

High School Tennis Preview

The 2019 tennis season has all the makings to be an exciting one. But before the season starts, teams are sharing what they expect to accomplish in 2019. The St. John’s Cadets are on a quest to win the WCAC Championship in 2019 after coming up short last season. In order to achieve that, they expect every player to contribute in 2019. There is a standard that players work hard on the court. “I’m most excited to see how the kids are going to develop as players and as people throughout this seas

High School Baseball Preview: Excitement brewing for 2019 season

Spring has sprung, folks! That means it’s time for high school baseball. How are squads feeling heading into the 2019 season? The Wilson Tigers knocked off St. Albans, 5-4, in the DCSAA Championship in 2018 — becoming the first D.C. public school to capture a DCSAA title. Wilson was the ninth-ranked team on The Washington Post’s final All-Met poll. And here’s the good news for Tigers fans: Six players from that team will return to Wilson this season. Juniors Collin Bosley-Smith, Charlie Ganote

High School Softball Preview: Expectations are high for these 4 teams in 2019

Softball season is upon us. The Wilson Tigers, Maret Frogs, Georgetown Visitation, and Georgetown Day have completely different goals. But they all share one common goal for 2019: improvement. The Wilson Tigers, who went 18-3 last season, come into 2019 with expectations to repeat as DCIAA champions and compete for a District of Columbia State Athletic Association (DCSAA) title. Eight starters from that championship team will return for 2019. Offensively, Wilson wants to use its speed and powe
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