Friday, January 25, 2013
The 49ers are in the Super Bowl, and Brooks' sister and a former coach remember his high school days.
This article was originally published Jan. 18, and has been updated to reflect the 49ers win in the playoffs. Now that the 49ers are in the Super Bowl, the friends and family of linebacker and former C. D. Hylton High School student Ahmad Brooks are cheering him on. "Everybody's pulling for him, that the hometown boy does good," Brooks' high school coach Bill Brown said. Brown coached at Hylton for the school's first 11 years. Football runs in Brooks' family. Brooks' dad, Perry Brooks Sr., played for the Washington Redskins, and his older brother, Perry Brooks Jr., also played for Hylton's football team. "Perry told me about Ahmad, and said, 'He's really good,'" Brown said. "I asked, 'Is he as good as you?' 'No,' Perry said. 'He's better …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Police said that graffiti did not pose a credible threat.
Prince William County Police have arrested a 15-year-old Woodbridge teen and charged him with threats to bomb after graffiti was found at Hylton High School. PWC Police public information officer Jonathan Perok said that school authorities informed police of graffiti found in the boys’ restroom on May 11. “The graffiti implied there was a bomb in the school,” said Perok in a release. “Following an investigation, police were able to learn who was responsible for writing the threat in the bathroom. There was not a credible threat and posed no danger to other students.” The teen’s court date was unavailable. He is being held at a juvenile detention facility. ________ Get daily and breaking news email updates from Woodbridge Patch by signing…
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
After defeating Osbourn 54-26 Monday, the Bulldogs will move on to the regional championship Saturday against defending state champion Battlefield.
Hylton football finished the regular season outscoring opponents 354-89, and Monday against Osbourn, in the semi-final round of the Northwest regional tournament, the Bulldogs continued its high-scoring offensive dominance and sent the Eagles home—this time for good—with a 54-26 shellacking. The win pits Hylton against the team that knocked them out of the regional tournament last year and the defending VHSL AAA Group 6 State Champions: Battlefield high school. “They're the defending state champions and that's a challenge within itself,” said Hylton head coach Tony Lilly. “They're good at what they do and they're playing great football right now. We're gonna take some time tomorrow to break down film and try to figure out the best game …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Match to decide which team makes district tournament will be played tonight
All good sports rivalries have a level of drama that extends beyond the scoreboard; the debate over which team has the best fans is a classic, as well as the drama surrounding family members competing against each other, and usually there is history between the two teams. By that definition it is now official: Gar-Field versus Hylton volleyball is a true rivalry that deserves to be announced over the loud speakers in school, that deserves the attendance of the entire student body, and that deserves coverage on the front page of the local papers. The hint of a rivalry in the making appeared earlier this month when sister-in-laws Kelli Wilson of Gar-Field and Lauren Wilson of Hylton coached against each other for the first time. In that …
Monday, October 3, 2011
Defeats Gar-Field 34-21
After defeating Woodbridge last week, Gar-Field football propelled itself into the conversation of which team will be atop the Cardinal District come November, but after Hylton's 34-21 win over the Indians Friday, the Bulldogs are alone in first place and remain undefeated as the favorites to repeat as district champions. The first play of Gar-Field's first possession was indicative of how the game would turn out for the Indians: a pass from quarterback Ryan Mason bounced off the face mask of senior Nick Mellon and was intercepted by Hylton's Chris Harris who returned it 41 yards to the Gar-Field 11 yard line. Three plays later, Hylton sophomore quarterback Travon McMillan connected with Michael Price for a 12-yard touchdown. Gar-Field's …
Friday, September 30, 2011
The Hylton High School Bulldogs go across town to face the Gar-Field Indians Friday night.
Gar-Field High School will hope to spoil Hylton's 4-0 record on Friday night when the Bulldogs travel across town to take on the 4-1 Indians. Hylton looks to repeat as Cardinal District Champions from last year, and got off to a good start with a convicing 35-14 win over Battlefield, the team that beat the Bulldogs in last year's Northwest Regional Playoffs. The Bulldogs have kept up the good play through their first four games, downing the Forest Park Bruins 44-0 last week. Gar-Field comes off a 14-10 win over rival Woodbridge High last week in a "Great American Rivalry" matchup. The victory extended Gar-Field's winning streak to four straight games after losing the season opener to the same Battlefield team that Hylton downed the next …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Shae Braxton will join her sister, Kris, for a run at the NCAA title.
Hylton senior Shae Braxton verbally committed to play softball at Marshall University last week and will be joining her sister, Kristina, with hopes of soon playing in an NCAA tournament. Braxton, who last year led the D.C. and Virginia area in home runs, committed to Marshall after her official visit to campus last weekend, which was her first official visit to any recruiting school. She had unofficially visited Delaware State, Penn State, and James Madison, but the community feeling of Huntington, West Virginia, won her over. “Through all that, it didn't seem right,” said Braxton about her unofficial tours. “The campuses were great, they were beautiful, and the people there were so nice, but it didn't seem like home to me. Walking into …
Friday, September 2, 2011
The Hylton Bulldogs started the 2011 football season Thursday night with a 35-14 win over the Battelfield Bobcats.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Student athletes and their parents must complete a concussion training session before tryouts at all Prince William County high schools.
Effective this fall, a new regulation has been put in place for Prince William County high schools making it mandatory for all athletes and a parent to participate in concussion education training, in order for the student to be eligible to step onto the playing field for tryouts. In previous years, sports such as swimming, tennis, and track and field were exempt from concussion testing (which is different from the concussion training), however, now all athletes must participate in the training as well as the testing. "Our goal is to educate athletes and their parents on how concussions are caused, how to prevent them, how to recognize the signs and symptoms, what to do [if they suspect a concussion], and the steps that we go through for …
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Hylton High School students taking Latin performed well on the National Latin Exam.
Hylton High School students enrolled in Latin classes participated in the National Latin Exam earlier this year, and 17 Hylton students took home honors in their divisions. The annual exam is sponsored by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League and tests students on their knowledge of Latin language and culture. According to the National Latin Exam website, more than 149,000 students from all fifty states and thirteen foreign countries participated in the 2011 exam. The following Hylton students earned honors: Latin Prose IV Latin Prose III Latin II Latin I