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Fairfax Sports Briefs (July 22-29)

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Joseph Frommelt, from left, John Kim, Troy Springer and Don Tucker of the Chase Club Sharks set a record in the 13-14-year-old boys’ 200-yard medley relay during a Colonial Swim League meet on July 12. The foursome finished with a time of 1 minute, 53.64 seconds. Earlier in the week, Tucker broke two individual records in the 50 breaststroke (29.83) and 100 IM (59.90).

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By outscoring its opponents 18-1, the SYA Storm, a U-10 girls’ soccer team, captured the Beach 5 Sand Soccer Tournament in Ocean City, Md. for the second straight year.

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Parents and members of the Chase Club Sharks rocked out on Saturday, July 18 during a meet against Fort Myer, an annual tradition at the Fairfax-area pool.

<b>Sharks Rock</b>

The Chase Club Sharks hosted their annual Rock-n-Roll swim meet on Saturday, July 18. Parents and swimmers wore tie-died T-shirts and danced around the pool. Though Chase Club suffered a 255-188 loss to Fort Myer, 41 personal-best times were achieved. A.J. Kim, Eric Tucker, Donald Tucker, Doug Timms and Ellyn Baumgardner all won three events, while the Sharks earned sweeps in the 9-10-year-old boys’ freestyle, 9-10 boys’ backstroke and 13-14 boys’ butterfly. Chase Club will host this year’s Colonial Swim League Blue Division meet on Saturday, July 25, where it will raffle off a 2009 Blues Traveler T-shirt signed by the band and a custom-engraved harmonica signed by the group’s lead singer, John Popper.

<b>Some Real Wizardry</b>

The Kings Ridge Water Wizards completed their 2009 Northern Virginia Swim League season by grabbing the team’s first division title since 1998, which was sealed with a 252-149 win over Lincolnia Park on Saturday, July 18. With the victory, Kings Ridge ran its record to 5-0 this summer. During the victory, Amanda Kendall set a 15-18-year-old girls’ butterfly record with her time of 28:54 seconds. The Water Wizards were led to victory this year by a strong and dedicated group of coaches that included Cody Kendall, Hailey Hewitt and Tom Koucheravy.

<b>Beach Blast</b>

Playing barefoot on sand, the Southwestern Youth Association Storm, a U-10 girls’ soccer team, remained unaffected. The Storm, creatively dubbed Category 5, captured the 2009 Beach 5 Sand Soccer Tournament, on July 27 in Ocean City, Md. Sponsored by Keller Williams Fairfax Gateway Realtor Group, the Storm went 4-0-0 throughout the tournament and outscored its opponents, 18-1. In the first two rounds, the Storm notched wins over the ASA Royalty and the BMYSA Stingrays by a total score of 10-0. In the championship game following a semifinal win over the CSA Speed, the Storm earned a 5-1 win over the HMMS United Team to win the tournament for the second straight year.

<b>Softball Tryouts</b>

The Virginia Patriots, a fastpitch softball team made up of high school-age girls, will conduct tryouts for its 2009-10 team on Aug. 15-16 at Falls Church High School. Both tryouts will be from 2-4 p.m. Prior to attending, call or e-mail coach E.J. Thomas so that an information packet can be prepared. Contact Thomas at ejt1609@aol.com or 703-255-2613.