Mount Vernon Sports Briefs

Mount Vernon Sports Briefs

<b>Majors Come Back To Edge Falls Church</b>

Robert Smith hit a running lay-up at the buzzer to give the Mount Vernon boys basketball team a 66-64 win over Falls Church on Tuesday at Mount Vernon. The Majors outscored Falls Church 27-12 in the fourth quarter, improving their record to 11-3, 6-1 in the National District.

The Majors had four players score in double figures, led by 19 points from Smith. Skylar Jones scored 16 points — all in the second half — and Sean Stewart and Jesse Konadu each added 10. Konadu recorded seven steals, Smith dished out five assists and Jones and De’quan Doyle each grabbed five rebounds.

Jones did not play in the first half. Head coach Alfonso Smith said in an e-mail he had hoped to rest Jones, who recently suffered an ankle injury, but was forced to play him after trailing by double digits at halftime.

Mount Vernon lost at district newcomer Hayfield 64-55 on Friday. Hayfield is undefeated and sits atop the district standings. Jones scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds against the Hawks. Konadu scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Stewart finished with 11 points and Smith added 10.

The Majors beat Edison 62-46 on Jan. 13. Konadu scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Jones scored 20 points and Smith added 10.

Mount Vernon hosts Washington-Lee at 7:45 p.m. Friday.

<b>MV Girls Blow Out Falls Church</b>

The Mount Vernon girls basketball team cruised to a 64-8 win at Falls Church on Tuesday, improving its record to 8-4, 6-1 in the National District. TiTi Gray led the way with 16 points for the Majors. Tracy King scored 15 points and Jasmine McDonald added eight. Eleven different Majors scored.

Mount Vernon defeated district newcomer Hayfield 54-37 on Friday and lost to Edison 64-50 on Jan. 13. Edison sits atop the National District standings.

The Majors travel to face Washington-Lee at 7:45 p.m. Friday.

<b>West Potomac Girls Lose to TC</b>

The West Potomac girls basketball team lost to T.C. Williams 60-48 on Tuesday, dropping its record to 1-10, 1-6 in the Patriot District. The Wolverines lost to Woodson 78-35 on Thursday and to Lake Braddock 48-43 on Jan. 13. West Potomac hosts Lee at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

<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 or contact Luke Sable at or by calling 703-405-5497.

<b>MVHS Dinner and Auction</b>

Mount Vernon High School Girls Basketball 11th Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction will be held on Saturday. Tickets are $5. See a student athlete from the girls basketball team or contact Terry Henderson at 703-619-3146 or

<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 Web site for information on the softball program. Register online at For questions about the spring softball season, contact Commissioner Ilene Dranoff (

<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 Web site for information on our baseball program. Register online at

For questions, contact the appropriate baseball representative: President Paul Murphy ( or Registrar Jeff Lerner (

<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.