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The Tanzman’s Tornados from left to right (kneeling): Andrew Granados; James Delaney; Victor Hugo; Arjun Kumar; Rand Bohnert. From left to right (standing): Justin Williams; Owen Potts; Matias Dieguez; Matthew Allen; Rahul Maharjan; Dugan Messman; Coach Suzy Beamer Bohnert. Not pictured: Daniel Ferguson and Matthew LesStrang.

<b>Tanzman’s Tornados Win Division Title</b>

The Tanzman’s Tornados won the under 9, division 2 championship of the Arlington Soccer Association Rec League. Each of the boys attends Arlington Traditional School.

The team finished the season undefeated, winning seven games while outscoring opponents 51-9.

<b>Yorktown Swim-Dive Teams Have Big Weekend</b>

The Yorktown swim & dive teams went undefeated during the weekend with wins over Hayfield and Edison.

Against Hayfield on Friday, the Yorktown boys won by the score of 117-67 and the girls won by the margin of 141-45 at the YHS pool. On the boy’s side, the divers staked Yorktown to an early lead with Carson Barry and Alex Place taking the top two places. The swimmers took first place in eight of 11 events, including all three relays. Connor Healy, Scott Liddell, and Jason Henley swept the top three places in the 200 free and Matthew Essig was a double winner with victories in the 100 free and the 100 back. Will Tarkenton (200 IM) and Max Fish (100 breaststroke) were the other event winners. The Patriots had first-place finishes in the following relays: 200 Medley Relay (Jimmy Linek, Greg Crosswell, Essig, Fabian Propers), 200 Free Relay (Fish, Healy, Wren Rudolph, Tarkenton), and 400 Free Relay (Henley, Liddell, Myles Veomett, Drew Findley).

The girls took first place in every event and had five sweeps (200 IM, 50 free, 100 free, 100 back, and 100 breast). Mason Nassetta won the diving event. Stephanie Romano (200 free and 100 back) and Carla Vazquez-Ramos (100 butterfly, 500 freestyle) were double winners in the swim events. Other event winners were Angela Slevin (200 IM), Kerry Sutherland (50 freestyle), Emma Leheney (100 butter, tie with Vazquez-Ramos), Carly Hinkle (100 freestyle), and Rachel Locke (100 breaststroke). First place relays – 200 Medley Relay (Shelby Tarkenton, Sarah Eule, Leheney, Hinkle), 200 Free Relay (Malia Rivera, Leheney, Alex Liddell, Katie Gentsch), and 400 Free Relay (Sutherland, Vazquez-Ramos, Claire Slevin, Angela Slevin). Romano and Molly Merkel achieved Region-qualifying times in the 200 free.

On Saturday against Edison, the Yorktown boys won by a margin of 133-52 and the girls won by the score of 134-52.

The boys started with a 1-2 finish in the diving event by Angus Moloney and Barry Carson. The swimmers captured first place in nine of the 11 events with two sweeps (200 IM and 100 butterfly). Essig was a double winner for second meet in a row with victories in the 200 free and the 500 free. Fish was also a double winner with first-place finishes in the 200 IM and 100 fly. Propers (100 free) and Linek (100 backstroke) also won events. The Patriots won the following relays: 200 Medley Relay (Will Tarkenton, Greg Crosswell, Propers, Wren Rudolph), 200 Free Relay (Fish, Connor Healy, Propers, Rudolph), and 400 Free Relay (Essig, Fish, Linek, Propers).

The girls repeated their strong performance from Friday as they took first place in every event and had three sweeps (100 butterfly, 100 freestyle, and 500 freestyle). Nassetta repeated as the winner of the diving event. The depth of the girl’s team was shown by there being no double winners while winning every event. Individual event winners were: Vazquez-Ramos (200 freestyle), Erinn Spack (200 IM), Olivia Shipley (50 freestyle), Hinkle (100 butterfly), Molly Merkel (100 freestyle), Stephanie Romano (500 free), Slevin (100 backstroke), and Ann Carpenter (100 breaststroke). First place relays – 200 Medley Relay (Slevin, Rachel Locke, Kaitlin Wolla, Merkel), 200 Free Relay (Shipley, Slevin, Hinkle, Lydia Carpenter), and 400 Free Relay (Ann Carpenter, Malia Rivera, Nassetta, Lydia Carpenter). Romano (500 free) and Slevin (100 back) achieved Region-qualifying times.

The Patriots return to Yorktown pool on Friday when they host Mount Vernon. The meet begins with diving at 6:30 p.m.

<b>YHS Boys Basketball Starts with Split</b>

The Yorktown boys basketball team split its first two games, beating Robinson in the Dec. 2 opener, 61-45, and losing to South Lakes, 61-51, on Friday.

The Patriots hosted Chantilly on Tuesday. Results were not available by the Connection’s deadline. Yorktown will host McLean at 7:45 p.m. Friday.

<b>W-L Girls Hoops Wins 2 of 3</b>

<bt>The Washington-Lee girls basketball team won two of its first three games, beating Thomas Jefferson, 37-26, on Dec. 2 and Pulaski County, 54-38, on Saturday while losing to Fairfax, 53-50, on Friday.

The Generals faced Bishop O’Connell on Tuesday. Results were not available by the Connection’s deadline. Washington-Lee hosts Oakton at 7:45 p.m. Friday.

<b>W-L Boys Lose First Two Games</b>

The Washington-Lee boys basketball team lost its season opener to Thomas Jefferson, 61-47, on Dec. 2 and fell to Friendship Edison, 64-49, on Friday. The Generals’ Saturday matchup with Montrose Christian was postponed.

Washington-Lee faced Park View on Tuesday. Results were not available by the Connection’s deadline. The Generals travel to face Oakton at 7:45 p.m. Friday.

<b>Chummy Gill Basketball Camp</b>

The Chummy Gill Basketball Winter Break Camp will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Dec. 28-30 at the Langston Brown Community Center. The camp is for boys and girls ages 6-14, and gives an opportunity to work on ball handling, shooting, defense and playing in game situations.

Register online at www.arlingtonpride.com or contact Coach Gill at gillbballacademy@gmail.com or 703-980-0335 for more information.