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Centre View-South Sports Briefs (July 1-8)

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With a 52-33 win over Loudoun Triple Threat, the Fairfax Bulldogs U-12 boys’ basketball team won the Battle of Balls Bluff tournament for a second consecutive year. The Bulldogs were led by All-Tournament players Evan Gray, Zach Hess and Dillon Lopynski. Pictured are (front row, from left): Lopynski, Zachary Sheahan, Joe Katchmark and Hess; (back row) coach Steve Katchmark, Amar Taifour, Gray, Sean Thompson, Patrick Lawless, David Little, Michael Fox, Owen Glowacki and coach Jon Hess.

<b>Win Eludes Sully</b>

In an MVSL matchup with the visiting Fairfax Frogs on Saturday, June 27, Sully Station lost, 222-180. However, the team’s U-8 girls’ squad commanded sweeps in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. Sully Station also got a win from the U-8 girls’ freestyle relay team of Payton Moore, Allison Hickey, Shelly Kehoe and Elise Mozeleski. Michael Smith, Austin Figueroa and Michael McPherson, members of the 13-14-year-old boys’ division, swept their age group in breaststroke. The 9-10 boys’ freestyle team of Carl Gerland, Arun Maran, Dominic Huffman and Harrison White were also victorious. The 13-14 boys’ 100 medley team (Michael McPherson, Michael Smith, Corey Calhoun and Brandon Fiala) won, as did the 15-18 boys’ team of Jake Humphrey, C.J. Fiala, Richard Xue and Josh Hahn. Sully Station got its final win with the mixed-age relay team of Collin Fiala, Huffman, Brandon Fiala and Humphrey. Sully Station travels to Fox Mill Woods on July 4.

<b>Recording-Setting Piranhas</b>

The Sully Station II Piranhas won their first meet of the season against Country Club Hills, 254-148, on Saturday, June 27. The Piranhas posted 65 personal-best times, won nine straight relays — 10 of 12 overall — and set three team records. Breaking records were the U-8 boys’ freestyle relay team of Brody Campbell, Allan Beres, Kellen Campbell and Flynn Crisci, the 13-14 boys’ 100 medley lineup of Kevin Jiang, Andrew Kwon, Ian Harkes and Ben Wu and the 15-18 boys’ 200 medley squad of Tyler Munger, Matthew Pangman, Eric Schulze and Alex Sullivan. Furthermore, Crisci, Carly Logan, Jack Jiang, Carli Molano, Erin Schulte, Kwon and Munger all won two events apiece.

<b>Practice Pays Off</b>

The ManorGate Marlins have been working extra hard during their practices and it showed in their Saturday home meet on June 27 against Chinquapin. Each of the Marlins pushed to surpass their personal-best times and swept 14 races. With a final score of 361-83, the Marlins are pushing to beat all of their records for this year.

<b>SYA Registration</b>

Southwestern Youth Association fall registration is now available online at www.syasports.org. Register early to assure placement on a team and avoid late fees. Registration is available for the following sports: Babe Ruth baseball, softball, baseball and T-ball, soccer, football, field hockey, track and field, cheerleading and lacrosse. Visit the SYA Web site for more information.