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Alexandria Sports Briefs

<b>Parker-Gray Game Cancelled</b>

The T.C. Williams boys basketball team’s Parker-Gray memorial game against Kecoughtan, which was scheduled for Monday after twice being postponed due to inclement weather, was cancelled after Kecoughtan was not allowed to travel from Hampton to Alexandria due to potential inclement weather.

Kecoughtan is coached by former T.C. Williams head coach Ivan Thomas, who led the Titans to the 2008 AAA state championship.

"It’s frustrating because that was going to be an emotional game and a big-time test for us because Kecoughtan is one of the better schools in the state and possibly a team we could see down the road," T.C. Williams head coach Julian King said. "Everybody knows a state championship pretty much goes through the Hampton or Richmond area. Plus, getting a chance to play against a great coach and a talented team [would have been good]. My kids were really excited and for them to get up every week and then be let down by the weather is a bummer. But you can’t control Mother Nature."

The Titans’ game against Lake Braddock on Tuesday was postponed due to inclement weather. It will be played at 7:45 p.m. Feb. 10 at Lake Braddock. T.C. Williams travels to face South County at 7:45 p.m. Friday and West Springfield at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Titans will host Lee at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.

<b>Muhtadi Signs with Arizona</b>

Alexandria native and former T.C. Williams defensive lineman Dean Muhtadi signed with the Arizona Cardinals in late January. His cousin, St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes senior Laith Wallschleger, accepted a scholarship to play football at Delaware.

<b>T.C. Girls Will Host Two Games</b>

The T.C. Williams girls basketball team will host South County at 7:45 p.m. Friday and Lake Braddock at 7:45 p.m. Monday. The Titans were scheduled to play Lake Braddock on Feb. 2 but the game was postponed due to inclement weather. T.C. Williams also travels to face Lee at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.

<b>Umpires Needed</b>

Northern Virginia Baseball Umpires Association (NVBUA) is in need of officials for baseball and volleyball. Umpires are needed for colleges, men’s leagues, high schools and youth recreational leagues. Experience is helpful but not required. Formal classroom and on-the-job training will be provided. Classes will begin in mid-February. Umpires are needed for all communities in the greater Washington D.C. Metro area. Support local community's sports leagues by signing up. Call Ken Williams (703-400-3232) for more information or go to umpires.org to fill out a "New Ump" form.

<b>Umpires Needed for Adult Slowpitch Softball</b>

Fairfax Adult Softball (FAS), the largest softball organization in the area, is seeking umpires for our adult slowpitch softball leagues in Fairfax County. Umpires net pay starts at $25 per one-hour game and are paid monthly. Experience is desired but ASA training is provided beginning early February. Flexible scheduling is based on availability. Contact FAS at 703-815-9007 or email to: office@fairfaxadultsoftball.com.

<b>NoVA Flash Softball Looking for Players</b>

The NoVA Flash, a 14U fast-pitch girls softball travel/tournament team, is looking to add a few committed players from the Northern Virginia area for the 2010 Spring-Summer season. Formed late last summer, the Flash participated in four tournaments during the Fall 2009, compiling a record of 12 wins and 7 losses, with one second place tournament finish. At least one additional pitcher is needed to augment the current staff, as well as defensive players with solid skills and strong bats. The Flash uses practice fields in the McLean area. Players, 13 or 14 years old as of Dec. 31, 2009, who are interested in learning more about the NoVA Flash or arranging a tryout during Saturday afternoon winter batting practices should contact coach Mike Wheat at wheatsbaseball@aol.com, or by calling 703-966-3805.