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West Potomac swimming, softball registration, and a semipro baseball team needs host families

West Potomac’s Reanna Dona finished up her stellar freshmen campaign with a successful showing at this past weekend’s Virginia AAA State Swimming and Diving Championships.

Dona finished in eighth place in the girl’s 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.82 seconds, while placing 15th in the 100-yard backstroke.

She was also a part of West Potomac’s 14th-place girl’s 400-yard freestyle relay team at the state meet alongside sophomore Julia Bolger, senior Cheryl Olechnowicz, and senior Kathleen McDowell.

<b>Softball Registration</b>

This is a reminder to register now for the Fort Hunt Softball spring season. Late fees start being assessed on Monday Feb. 23. Prior to registering for a Fort Hunt Spring sport, review the Spring 2009 Season information for the sport. See www.fhyaa.org. For questions, contact Ilene Dranoff at fthuntsoftball@yahoo.com or 703-660-6338.

<b>Baseball Team Needs Host Families</b>

The Alexandria Aces Collegiate Summer Baseball Club, the eighth and newest franchise of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Collegiate Baseball League, is looking for host families for the upcoming 2009 season.

Questions asked of potential host families are: Are there spare rooms in the home? Interested in having an impact on a young man's life and possibly his future professional major league career? Interested in building a relationship that may last a lifetime? Love the game of baseball? If "yes," become an Aces host family.

This summer, approximately 30 young men from all over the United States will come to Alexandria to play wooden bat baseball at Frank E. Mann Field at Four Mile Run Park. From early June, to early August, they will play 42 games in 60 days. An Aces player hosted this summer might one day be playing Major League Baseball some time in the future.

Host families are asked to provide a warm bed and access to a washer and dryer. The Aces will take care of the rest. To volunteer as a host family, contact Aces general manager, Brian Midkiff, at 703-232-8869, or email Brian at brian@alexandriaaces.org