<b>No Jones, No Problem for Mount Vernon</b>
The Mount Vernon boys basketball team defeated Stuart 47-41 at home on Tuesday despite being without the services of leading scorer and rebounder Skylar Jones, who suffered an ankle injury the previous game against Chantilly. Jones suffered a "mild sprain," head coach Alfonso Smith said.
Robert Smith led the way in Jones’ absence, finishing with a team-high 17 points. De’quan Doyle scored 13 points for the Majors and Jesse Konadu added 11.
Mount Vernon also beat Chantilly 55-52 Saturday. Jones scored a team-high 22 points and Konadu finished with 19. Smith said post players Doyle and Dylan Bischoff did a good job defending 7-foot Chantilly post John Manning, helping limit the junior to six points.
The Majors defeated Yorktown 64-51 on Friday. All but three Majors scored during the game, led by Konadu’s 14 points. Jones and Smith each finished with 12.
Doyle scored nine points, seven of which came in the first quarter.
"He really set the tone for us inside," Smith said of Doyle, "[he] opened up some things for us throughout the game from what he did in the first quarter."
Jones is averaging 20.4 points and 7 rebounds per contest. Konadu is averaging 16 points per game and Smith is adding 12.9 points per contest.
Mount Vernon (9-2 overall, 4-0 National District) travels to face Hayfield at 7:45 p.m. Friday.
<b>Mount Vernon Girls Cruise</b>
The Mount Vernon girls basketball team defeated Stuart 72-37 on Tuesday. The Majors beat Yorktown 63-44 on Friday.
Mount Vernon faced Edison on Wednesday. Results were not available before the Gazette’s deadline. The Majors host Hayfield at 7:45 p.m. Friday.
<b>West Potomac Boys Now 3-1 in District</b>
Three players reached double figures in scoring for the West Potomac boys basketball team during a 64-46 victory over Patriot District opponent West Springfield on Monday. The win improved the Wolverines to 7-4, 3-1 in district. West Potomac has won three straight and four of its last five.
Martez Redfearn scored 19 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, dished out four assists and recorded four steals for West Potomac. Daryl Copeland finished with 17 points, five assists and four steals and Keevyn Hankins added 11points, nine rebounds and two blocks.
The Wolverines beat Annandale 75-56 on Friday. West Potomac travels to face Woodson at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
<b>West Potomac Girls Drops Two Games</b>
The West Potomac girls basketball team lost to West Springfield 76-20 on Monday and Annandale 52-28 on Friday. The Wolverines host Woodson at 7 p.m. Thursday.
<b>Sportsman’s Club Meeting</b>
The Alexandria Sportsman’s Club will host "Rugby Night" on Tuesday at the Old Dominion Boat Club. T.C. Williams rugby coach Jeff Murphy will speak at the event. Social hour begins at 7 p.m. with the meeting scheduled for 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and free food and refreshments will be served.
<b>MVHS Dinner and Auction Approaching</b>
Mount Vernon High School Girls Basketball 11th Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction will be held on Jan. 23. Tickets are $5. See a student athlete from the girls basketball team or contact Terry Henderson at 703-619-3146 or Terry.Henderson@fcps.edu.
<b>MV Baseball Camp Approaching</b>
The 2010 Mount Vernon High School baseball camp for ages 7-18 will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Jan. 24, 31 and Feb. 7 at the Mount Vernon Field House. The cost is $125 for three sessions.
For registration information, go to mountvernonsports.org or contact Luke Sable at email@example.com or by calling 703-405-5497.
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 your 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
<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 email@example.com, or by calling 703-966-3805.