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Friends in High Places! Sidwell Takes Conference Hoops Titles

Over the weekend, Sidwell Friends won championships in both boys and girls basketball. The boys whupped Flint Hill, 72-54, in the MAC final. The girls took the ISL-A title with a 41-31 win over St. Andrews at Bullis.

What a treat it is to type such wonderful news about Sidwell athletics!

Butt seriously: I'm aware some feelings are still hurt over a report in these pages last fall on the Sidwell football team, at a time when the Fighting Quakers weren't showing a whole lot of fight.

Sidwell folks let me know what a hack and horrible human being I am for writing what I wrote. One parent told me that because of my story, an evil character in a student drama on the school stage last semester was named "Dave McKenna." And this basketball season, I heard that fans from rival Maret taunted Sidwell fans by cheering "Dave....McKenna....Dave...McKenna" during the game.

It's humbling to represent something to the youth of the city. Even something hideous!

But the football team really was lousy enough to be written about. And that feud seems so 2010 to me now.

So, Sidwell, now that I've imparted the good as well as the bad, as the great Todd Rundgren asked so melodically: Can we still be friends?

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Comments

  1. eugene fitzgerald
    #1

    good to see you back

  2. #2

    SO IS SIDWELL THAT GOOD OR WERE THE OTHER TEAMS THAT BAD?

    NEITHER SQUAD IS RANKED AMONG THE TOP 20 TEAMS IN THE AREA EVEN WITH THE C-SHIPS.

  3. #3

    Wow, haven't seen you around since the Snyder scandal blew up last month. Also haven't seen any further articles on Snyder or his ownership of the Redskins. Has Snyder gone through with his threats or was the whole charade just to scare the City Paper into submission? Since it's been out of the news cycle I'm guessing there's been some sort of a detente? A "we won't bother you anymore if you don't bother us" kind of tacit agreement?

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