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Week in Sports (June 24-July 1)

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Haley Hataway, 12, swims the butterfly during the Saturday, June 20 Reston Swim Team Association meet between Haley’s team, Ridge Heights, and Lake Newport. Because of inclement weather, the meet was curtailed and rendered a draw.

<b>Rainy in Reston</b>

It would be an understatement to say that rain played a part in the Saturday, June 20 Reston Swim Team Association (RSTA) swim meets. As the light rain turned into a torrential downpour, officials were sent scurrying to find their handbooks. The result was that all four meets scheduled for the day were curtailed. As the handbook dictates, during any meet that must be curtailed due to inclement weather, a team must be ahead by at least 50 points to be declared the winner; otherwise, the meet is considered a draw. Two of the meets fell into this category: Autumnwood vs. Newbridge (321-316) and Ridge Heights vs. Lake Newport (313-266). The other meets had clear winners. They were Lake Anne vs. Glade (310-235) and Hunter’s Woods vs. North Hills (324-261).

<b>Herndon Soccer Advances</b>

By winning the U.S. Youth Soccer Virginia State Championship, two Herndon-area soccer teams, the U-14 boys’ Herndon Real Juniors and the U-15 boys’ Herndon FC, have qualified to compete in the U.S. Youth Soccer Region I (East) Championships. The teams will join the 282 top U.S. Youth Soccer teams from 15 associations that are competing for a regional title, July 2-7 at the U.S. Youth Soccer Region I Championships in Barboursville Soccer Complex, Huntington YMCA Kennedy Center and Scott Orthopedics Soccer Complex in Barboursville, W.Va. The Region I Championships feature top teams in the U-12 through U-19 age groups and start on Thursday, July 2. The champion will be crowned on Tuesday, July 7.

<b>Register Now for RYA</b>

Registration is open for Reston Youth Association’s (RYA) fall 2009 football and cheerleading programs. Registration is also open for RYA football camp and a 3-on-3-basketball tournament, which takes place the week of July 18. The RYA programs are open to youth ages 6-16 in Reston and the surrounding areas. No experience is needed and full player participation is guaranteed regardless of ability or experience. The three levels of play in each weight-class are based on age, weight and experience. Games will be played on the turf fields at Lake Fairfax Park. Practice begins Aug. 10 and the first games are Sept. 19. The season ends by Thanksgiving. Obtain information on the RYA programs and register online at www.restonseahawks.org. For questions, call the RYA Hotline at 703-620-2019 or send an email to vp@restonseahawks.org.

<b>Grab a Stick and Go</b>

This summer, Academy International will host two week-long girls’ lacrosse academies at Cooper Middle School in McLean on Aug. 3-7, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., and Aug. 10-14, from 4.30-7.30 p.m. A field hockey camp will also take place July 27-31 at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington. Renowned coaches from Canada and Britain will group players by age and skill level to customize training and make playing lacrosse fun. To register, visit www.academyinternational.net or call 703-816-0244 for more information.