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Alexandria Sports Briefs

<b>T.C. Williams Boys Beat Annandale, Split in Atlanta</b>

The T.C. Williams boys basketball team defeated Annandale 67-37 at home on Tuesday. During a weekend invitational in Atlanta, the Titans beat Centennial (Georgia) 61-53 and lost to Jefferson (New York) 55-52. T.C. Williams is 11-3 overall, 8-0 in the Patriot District.

The Titans host Woodson at 7:45 p.m. Friday and Kecoughton, led by former T.C. Williams head coach Ivan Thomas, at 6 p.m. Monday.

<b>T.C. Williams Girls Lost to Annandale</b>

The T.C. Williams girls basketball team lost to Annandale 55-48 on Tuesday. The Titans also lost to West Springfield 61-49 on Friday.

T.C. Williams (5-11 overall, 3-7 Patriot District) travel to face Woodson at 7:45 p.m. Friday and host Lake Braddock at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.

<b> Youth Coaches Needed</b>

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is currently seeking volunteers to coach youth baseball, girls fastpitch softball, track and field, summer basketball and swim team. Criminal history background checks are required. Interested persons should call the Youth Sports Office at703-746-5402 or e-mail mac.slover@alexandriava.gov.

<b>Softball, Baseball Registration Underway</b>

Registration has begun through March 15 for the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities' Youth Girls Fastpitch Softball for girls ages 5 - 16 years old and Youth Baseball Program for boys 5 – 8 years old. Anyone interested in registering should pick up a registration form from any of the neighborhood recreation centers or contact the Youth Sports Office at 703-746-5402 or go on the department's Web site at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation. Registration fee is $25.00.

<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.