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Mount Vernon Sports Briefs

<b>Majors, Wolverines to Compete in All-Star Games</b>

Mount Vernon senior basketball player Skylar Jones will participate in the Capital Classic on April 15 at American University’s Bender Arena. Jones will play for the Suburban All-Stars, who will face the District All-Stars at 6 p.m.

Mount Vernon’s Robert Smith and Tre’ Ferguson and West Potomac’s Martez Redfearn and Keevyn Hankins will participate in the 2010 Northern Region All-Star boys basketball game festivities on April 24 at Wakefield High School. Players from the Patriot and Liberty districts will face athletes from the National and Concorde districts. There will also be a dunk contest and 3-point shootout.

Hankins and Redfearn will compete in the dunk contest, which begins at 6:30 p.m. The game starts at 7:30 p.m.

<b>Mount Vernon Baseball Wins Alexandria Tourney</b>

The Mount Vernon baseball team defeated Hayfield 7-1 on April 9, giving the Majors a 3-1 record against teams participating in the Alexandria City Championship tournament and the tourney title.

Mount Vernon, Hayfield, West Potomac, St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes, Bishop Ireton and Episcopal participated. Mount Vernon defeated West Potomac, Bishop Ireton and Hayfield and lost to Episcopal.

Hayfield’s loss was its first of the season.

Mount Vernon travels to face Wakefield at 6 p.m. April 16.

<b>Mount Vernon Softball Wins Third Straight

The Mount Vernon softball team won its third consecutive game on April 12, a 26-2 defeat of Falls Church. The Majors travel to face Wakefield at 6 p.m. on April 16.

<b>Mount Vernon Girls Soccer Falls to Centreville

The Mount Vernon girls soccer team dropped to 3-2 with a 6-0 loss to Centreville on April 12. The Majors had won consecutive games prior to the loss, beating Falls Church (2-0) and Marshall (2-1). The Majors travel to face Yorktown at 7 p.m. April 16.

<b>WP Girls Lacrosse Drops 2 of 3</b>

The West Potomac girls lacrosse team lost to Woodson 18-5 on April 9, beat Lee 15-2 on April 10 and lost to George mason 15-11 on April 12. The Wolverines host West Springfield on April 19.

<b>WP Boys Soccer Loses</b>

The West Potomac boys soccer team fell to 2-4 with a 1-0 loss to Annandale on April 12. The Wolverines host Lee at 7 p.m. on April 16.

<b>Sportsman’s Club Meeting</b>

The Alexandria Sportsman’s Club will host a meeting April 20 at the Old Dominion Boat Club. The guest speaker will be former Maryland basketball standout and NBA player Walt Williams.

Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and free food and beverages will be served.

<b>Awards Banquet</b>

The Alexandria Sportsman’s Club will hold its 55th annual awards banquet May 18 at the Westin Hotel at 400 Courthouse Square. The silent auction and cocktail hour will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. The awards program will begin at 8 p.m. Sal Sunseri, assistant head coach of the national champion University of Alabama football team, will be the guest speaker.

Tickets are $60 per person. To purchase tickets or for more information call Richard Downs at 703-647-1205 or 703-677-1266 or e-mail him at RDowns@lindsaycollision.com.