Arlington Sports Briefs

Arlington Sports Briefs

<b>Basketball Regular Season Cancelled</b>

The National District cancelled regular season basketball games which were postponed due to inclement weather. Yorktown, Washington-Lee, Wakefield and the rest of the National District will start the district tournament on Thursday.

For the boys, No. 5 Yorktown travels to face No. 4 Washington-Lee and No. 3 Wakefield hosts No. 6 Stuart during Thursday’s opening round. For the girls, Yorktown will host Wakefield.

<b>District Track Meet Cancelled</b>

The district track meet was cancelled due inclement weather. The regional meet is Saturday.

<b>YMCA Establishes Diener Scholarship Fund</b<>

The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington will establish the Carl Diener Memorial Tennis Scholarship Fund in memory of its beloved staff member who was killed on Dec. 29, 2009 in Arlington.

Contributions to the Carl Diener Memorial Tennis Scholarship Fund may be sent to the YMCA Arlington Tennis & Squash Center, 3400 N. 13th Street, Arlington, VA 22201.

The YMCA plans to hold an annual Carl Diener Tennis Tournament in addition to establishing the memorial tennis scholarship fund. Tournament dates are yet to be determined.

<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 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:

<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, or by calling 703-966-3805.