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Mount Vernon Sports Briefs

<b>Mount Vernon Hires Three Coaches</b>

Mount Vernon High School recently hired a new head football coach, head girls lacrosse coach and head softball coach, according to the school's athletic Web site.

Barry Wells is the new football coach. A native of Woodbridge, Wells, who began his coaching career at Edison, has been coaching in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Wells takes over a program which finished 0-10 in 2009.

The girls lacrosse coach is Woodbridge native Caroline Pickell, who played at Limestone College in South Carolina through 2008.

The softball coach is former Mount Vernon head softball coach Daniel Coast.

<b>Fort Hunt Softball Registration</b>

Registration for Spring Softball is available. Prior to registering a child for a Fort Hunt Spring sport, review the Spring 2010 Season information for the sport. See the "Softball" link at the top of the fhyaa.org Web site for information on the softball program. Register online at fhyaa.org. For questions about the spring softball season, contact Commissioner Ilene Dranoff (fthuntsoftball@yahoo.com).

<b>Fort Hunt Baseball Registration</b>

Registration for Spring Baseball is available. Prior to registering a child for a Fort Hunt Spring sport, review the Spring 2010 Season information for the sport. See the "Baseball" link at the top of the fhyaa.org Web site for information on our baseball program. Register online at fhyaa.org.

For questions, contact the appropriate baseball representative: President Paul Murphy (FortHuntBaseball@msn.com) or Registrar Jeff Lerner (fhll.registrar@verizon.net).

<b>Umpires Needed</b>

Northern Virginia Baseball Umpires Association (NVBUA) is in need of officials for baseball and volleyball. Umpires are needed for colleges, menís 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. 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.