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<b>Mount Vernon’s Jones Competes in Capital Classic</b>

Mount Vernon senior basketball player Skylar Jones participated in the 37th Capital Classic All-Star Game on April 15 at American University. Jones’ Suburban All-Stars lost to the District All-Stars, 109-100.

Jones, a starter, finished with seven points on 3-for-11 shooting. He also grabbed six rebounds in 18 minutes.

The 6-foot-4 Jones will play collegiately at Niagara.

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

Mount Vernon basketball players 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 Boys Suffer First Loss</b>

The Mount Vernon boys soccer team lost to Yorktown 3-1 on April 16, stopping the Majors’ season-opening win streak at eight.

Mount Vernon will travel to face Stuart at 7 p.m. April 22.

<b>Mount Vernon Baseball Wins Ninth out of 10</b>

The Mount Vernon baseball team defeated Wakefield 17-3 on the road April 16 for its ninth win in 10 games.

Mike Murdock went 2-for-4 with a double, home run and three RBIs for the Majors. Collin Bowyer had three hits for Mount Vernon and Tre Cooke, Andrew Sable, Taggart Salcedo and Kyle Quigley each had two hits.

Bowyer started on the mound and picked up the win, allowing three hits and two earned runs while striking out three in four innings.

Mount Vernon travels to face Washington-Lee at 6 p.m. April 22.

<b>West Potomac Softball Wins Fifth of 6</b>

The West Potomac softball team defeated Woodson 3-1 on April 16 for its fifth win in six games.

The Wolverines travel to face West Springfield at 6:30 p.m. April 23.

<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.