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Sports Briefs: Lee-MV Soccer Team Wins Tourney

The Lee-Mount Vernon Soccer Association 9-Year-Old Girls All-Star Team (U10 Division) won the 2010 Father's Day All-Star Tournament sponsored by the Fairfax County Police Youth Club this past weekend. They competed against eight other teams from all over Northern Virginia including Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties. They outscored their opponents 10-2 and were the only undefeated and untied team in their division.

Team members are: Laureen Miller; Ashlyn Hendrix; Kayla McManus; Mary Soutuyo; Lily Fortsch; Lujanne Juburi; Kaycie O'Boyle; Teresa Monin; Maggie Markon; Jessica Flewallen; Paige Hatloy,; Julianna Norvell; Phoebe Farris and Eva Surovell. Jimmy Hendrix and Rick McManus coach the team.

<b>MVYAA T-Birds Edge Rangers</b>

On June 15, the Mount Vernon Youth Athletic Association’s Thunderbirds and Rangers met for the regular season softball championship. The teams interleagued this year with two Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association teams. The Rangers and Thunderbirds finished the regular season in first and second, respectively. Both teams won their initial playoff games to make it a Mount Vernon championship game held at Mount Vernon High School. In a pitching duel with phenomenal defensive plays, the Thunderbirds were able to escape with a 2–1 victory to claim the championship.

<b>O’Hara Sets Quartet of Hollin Meadows Records</b>

Over the course of two practice meets, Paul O’Hara re-wrote the 13-14-year-old boys record book for the Barracudas. At an intra-squad meet at the Hollin Meadows pool on June 12, O'Hara set two team records and then set two more at a time trials meet at Mount Vernon Park pool on June 19. At the intra-squad meet Paul swam the 50-meter freestyle in a time of 26.71 seconds, bettering the previous record set in 2007 by Mark Mattis of 27.23. He also swam the 50 backstroke in a time of 30.66 seconds, improving upon his own record from last year of 31.48. At the time trials meet, O'Hara broke two long-standing team records. Paul broke the Boys 13-14 50 breaststroke record with a time of 35.03. The previous record was set in 1988 by Keva Silversmith with a time of 35.41 seconds. Paul also broke the boys 13-14 50 butterfly with a time of 30.09, bettering a record set in 1993 by Bob Bowman of 30.15 seconds.

Also at the time trials meet, Mattis broke the boys 15-18 50 backstroke record with a time of 30.98 to better his own record set last year of 31.03.

<b>Aces Snap 2-Game Losing Skid</b>

The Alexandria Aces rebounded from consecutive losses to defeat the Southern Maryland Nationals 6-5 on Monday at Mann Field. The win improved the Aces’ record to 7-10.

Alexandria produced the winning run with a two-out rally in the bottom of the sixth. With two down and nobody on, Nick Allen (George Mason) singled and David Wood (Elon) reached base on an error. Ran Ravnaas (Georgetown) followed with an RBI single, scoring Allen for a 6-5 lead.

Chris McNulty (Penn) picked up the win in relief for Alexandria. The left-hander allowed two hits and one earned run in 2 1/3 innings while striking out two. Kyle Wigmore (High Point) earned the save, pitching two hitless innings.

Through 17 games, Ravnaas leads the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League with 12 RBIs and is tied for the league lead with two home runs. Alexandria’s Will Davis (Penn) is fourth in the league with a .371 batting average. Allen is seventh at .349.

On the mound, Alexandria’s Max Knowles (North Carolina Wesleyan) leads the league with 23 strikeouts and is tied for the lead with three wins. The left-hander is 3-1 with a 1.45 ERA in four starts. He’s allowed 20 hits and seven walks in 31 innings.

Kyle Zimmer (San Francisco) is fourth the league in ERA at 0.66.

Alexandria hosts the Bethesda Big Train at 7 p.m. June 24.

<b>West Potomac Basketball Camps</b>

West Potomac will host three summer basketball camps. A co-ed skills camp will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 6-9 for girls and boys ages 7-16. Basketball camps for boys ages 7-16 will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 12-16 and July 26-30.

<sb>West Potomac Lax, Field Hockey Camp</b>

The West Potomac girls lacrosse and field hockey summer camp will be held from 8 a.m.-noon June 29-July 1. The camp is for girls in grades 2-10. Cost is $135. Contact Barbara Mahony at bkmahony@fcps.edu for more information.

<b>Local Swimming Matchups</b>

A pair of Division 17 Mount Vernon/Fort Hunt Northern Virginia Swimming League teams will compete June 26 when Pinewood Lake travels to face Virginia Hills.

<b>Mark Vincent Basketball Camp</b>

The Mark Vincent basketball camp will be held at Walt Whitman Middle School. First session will be held from July 12-16. Second session will be held from July 19-23. Tuition is $200 per camper. Camp hours are from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day except on the last day; it will end at noon. Boys and girls ages 7-15 are welcomed to attend.

For information regarding summer basketball camp, e-mail at markvincentbasketballcamps@gmail.com

<b>Youth Coaches Needed</b>

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is seeking volunteers to coach youth track and field, football, tennis, swimming and rugby. Criminal history background checks are required. Interested persons should call the youth sports office at 703-746-5402-4345 or e-mail mac.slover@alexandriava.gov.

<b>Wahoos Swim Team</b>

The Wahoos Swim Team Program offers youth ages 6-18 of all abilities the opportunity to develop their own potential. The Wahoos swim program will promote individual achievement and team camaraderie in an atmosphere of friendly competition. Developing and experienced swimmers alike can refine their freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly, turns and starts with an experienced coaching staff. Swim meets are scheduled every Saturday morning from mid-June through early August. Practices for the participants are held beginning June 1 until the Alexandria City Schools are out for the summer break at Chinquapin Center from 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. Monday-Friday. Beginning June 28, the participants will have the option of practicing at Chinquapin Center from 7:15-9:15 a.m. or in the afternoons at Old Town Pool from 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. The cost for the program for City residents are $125 for the first child and $100 for each additional swimmer. The non-resident fees are $150 for the first child and $125 for each additional child. Swimmers must be able to swim 25 meters continuously. For more information on the clinics or the summer basketball league, call the sports office at 703-746-5402 or visit the youth sports website at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

<b>Alexandria Titans Youth Tackle Football</b>

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities; Centers, Playgrounds and Youth Sports Division is accepting registrations for the Alexandria Titans Youth Tackle Football program. Teams are formed in the following weight divisions and participate in the Fairfax County Youth Football League: Anklebiters, 75 lbs, 85 lbs, 95 lbs, 110 lbs, 125 lbs, and 150 lbs. Participants will be weighed and assigned to teams according to their weight and age. This program is for participants ages 7-16. Registration fee is $25. All participants must have a Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Identification Card upon registration. For more information, call the Sports Office at 703-746-5402 or go on the Youth Sports website at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

<b>Youth Basketball Fundamental School</b>

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is now accepting registrations for the Youth Basketball Fundamentals School for boys and girls ages 5-12. The school will run on Saturday's from July 10-31 at George Washington Middle School located at 1001 Mt. Vernon Avenue. Participants will learn the fundamentals of ball handling, shooting, passing, dribbling and rebounding. Registration fee is $40 per child. Register early: deadline is June 30 or as soon as sessions are filled. For more information, contact the youth sports office at 703-746-5402 or go on the youth sports website at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

<b>National Junior Tennis League</b>

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is accepting registrations for the National Junior Tennis League (NJTL) for boys and girls ages 8-16. The program will run June 28 through July 27 at the tennis courts at George Washington Middle School, Patrick Henry Recreation Center and George Mason Elementary School. Participants will learn the fundamentals of tennis in a fun and exciting environment. Participants will meet new friends, expand their minds and get important exercise. Registration fee is $25 per child. For more information, contact the youth sports office at 703-746-5402 or go on the youth sports website at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

<b>Washington Mystics Fundamental Camp</b>

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities conjunction with the WNBA Washington Mystics is accepting registrations for the Mystics Summer Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 7-16 year old. The camp will run July 12-16 at the William Ramsay Recreation Center, 5650 Sanger Avenue. Participants will receive professional instruction emphasizing the proper technique of individual skills and development of fundamentals. Campers will receive a camp t-shirt, camp photo, drawstring backpack, certificate of appreciation and much more. The registration fee is $210 per child. Register early, the deadline is soon or as soon as the camp capacity if filled. For more information, contact the class program office at 703-5414 or the sports office at 703-746-5402 or go on the recreation department website at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

<b>House of Hoops Basketball Camp</b>

The House of Hoops Basketball Camps offers basketball fundamental-centered camps for children between the ages of 7-14 years old. All of The House of Hoops coaches have playing and/or coaching experience on higher levels of basketball ranging from high school to the NBA.

The camp will run 9 a.m.-4 p.m., June 28-July 2 and July 6-July 9. The cost is $160 per child. For more information, contact the class program office at 703-5414 or the sports office at 703-746-5402 or go on the recreation department website at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.