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Alexandria Sports Briefs: One T.C. Girls Simmer, One Diver Headed to States

Episcopal boys win a pair

<b>One T.C. Swimmer, One Diver Headed to States</b>

T.C. Williams sophomore Abby Cox qualified for states in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2 minutes, 12.22 seconds and senior diver Aubrey Kuester qualified with 337.10 during the Northern Region meet earlier this month. Cox finished sixth and Kuester eighth in their respective events.

<b>Episcopal Boys Win a Pair</b>

The Episcopal boys basketball team defeated St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes 73-43 on Sunday and Bullis 63-45 on Tuesday to improve to 12-5. The Maroon faced St. Albans on Wednesday. Results were not available before the Gazette Packet’s deadline. The IAC Tournament starts Saturday.

<b>Episcopal Girls Snap Losing Streak</b>

The Episcopal girls basketball team defeated National Cathedral 47-35 on Monday, snapping a 12-game losing streak. The Maroon host Stone Ridge at 6 p.m. toady.

<b>Bishop Ireton Loses Three</b>

The Bishop Ireton boys basketball team lost to Good Counsel 51-45 Saturday, Paul VI 68-61 on Sunday and Bishop O’Connell 53-43 on Tuesday. The Cardinals travel to take on St. Mary’s Ryken at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

<b>BI Girls Lost to O’Connell</b>

The Bishop Ireton girls basketball team lost to Bishop O’Connell 81-56 on Tuesday. The Cardinals host St. Mary’s Ryken at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

<b>T.C. Williams Crew New Rower Registration</b>

New rower registration for all new T.C. Williams rowers (including eighth- and ninth-graders) will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Dee Campbell Rowing Facility. The Dee Campbell Rowing Facility (also known as the T.C. boathouse) is located at 1 Madison Street, Alexandria. Parents are asked to attend with their child in order to meet the coaches, tour the boathouse, receive information about the program, and complete new rower registration. Spring practice starts Monday. For more information check out the T.C. Williams Crew Website at www.tcwcrew.org.

<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.