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Mount Vernon Sports Briefs

New golf coach at West Potomac and more

<b>New Golf Coach at WPHS</b>

West Potomac announced the hiring of its new golf coach, Bob Wallace, last week.

Wallace was born in Baltimore and played his college golf at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. He became a golf professional in 1997. Since then, he has played on professional mini-tours, competed in the 2002 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament, and has become an accomplished competitive player in the Middle Atlantic Section of the PGA. He won the 2008 Assistant Professional Match Play Championship, placed second at the 2007 MAPGA Northern Chapter Championship, and T-9th at the 2006 Maryland State Open.

Over the past 10 years, he has worked with players of all skill levels; from the novice to the advanced player, several Club Champions, and the skillful tour player.

The West Potomac golf season begins Aug. 3.

<b>NOVA Senior Olympics</b>

The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics offers something for everyone, from track and field to chess. If 50 years of age or more and enjoy friendly competition, consider competing in the NVSO to be held Sept. 12-23. Last year more than 500 adults competed.

The 2009 events will include track and field, swimming, diving, tennis, table tennis, pickleball, racquetball, ice skating, golf, miniature golf, bowling, billiards, basketball, bait casting, frisbee throw, shuffleboard, bunco, chess, cribbage, duplicate bridge, scrabble, softball hit and throw and team line dancing. New this year are Wii bowling and mini javelin throw. The track events will be held at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington, following opening ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. A health fair, sponsored by Virginia Hospital Center, will also be held on opening day from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and the Traveling Bicycle Museum, 9 a.m. – noon. Other events, beginning Monday, Sept. 14, will be held at various locations in the sponsoring jurisdictions. All events are open to the public at no charge.

Registration forms are available at senior centers and senior residences or by calling 703-228-3600, ext. 9996. Seniors can also download registration forms, rules and other details at www.novaseniorolympics.com. Registration deadline is Aug. 28, however, early registration is appreciated. Registration fee is $10 which includes one event; additional events are $1.

<b>T.C. Williams Basketball Camp</b>

The T.C. Williams boys’ basketball program and coach Julian King, along with One on One Basketball will be holding two sessions of the T.C. Williams Basketball Camp this summer. The camp will take place at T.C. Williams High School, with sessions scheduled for June 29-July 3 and July 13-17. Boys and girls ages 6-17 are welcome to sign up. Alexandria Department of Recreation participants will receive a reduced camp fee. Members of the Titan boys’ basketball team, which has won the past four Northern Region championships and the state title in 2008, will be counselors. For more information contact coach King at 410-960-2537 or register online at www.1on1basketball.com.