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Alexandria Sports Briefs: T.C. Boys Win Lacrosse Opener

The T.C. Williams boys lacrosse team defeated Washington-Lee 6-3 on Tuesday during its season opener in Arlington.

The Titans led 4-0 at halftime before the Generals came storming back to cut the lead to one. T.C. Williams added a pair of late goals to pull away.

Robin Bomberger scored a pair of goals for the Titans. Ben Bilodeau, Kodie Richards, Kirk Cooper and Jay Whitmire each scored one goal for the Titans.

"We started out a little slow (it was our first full field game since our only scrimmage was cancelled)," T.C. Williams head coach Michael Mulherin said in an e-mail, "but picked it up in the second quarter."

The coach said goalie Cameron Lyons played well.

T.C. Williams hosts Edison at 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

<b>Local Football Players Honored<bt>

Episcopal defensive back/quarterback Hunter DeButts was recognized on Sunday as the private school Player of the Year by the Fairfax County Football Hall of Fame at its 20th Annual Banquet.

Connor McCulloch of Alexandria Recreation was named the 75-pound National Youth Player of the Year.

<b>T.C. Williams Spring Sports</b>

<bt>The T.C. Williams baseball team hosts Wakefield at 5:30 p.m. today at Simpson Field for both teams’ season opener. The Titans will host Stonewall Jackson at 6 p.m. Monday.

The Titan softball team’s home opener is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday against George Mason at Boothe Park. T.C. Williams faced Chantilly on the road Wednesday. Results were not available prior to deadline.

The boys tennis team will host Lee and the girls will travel to Lee at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

<b>SSSAS Baseball Hosts BI</b>

The St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes baseball team will host Bishop Ireton at 4:30 p.m. today.

<b>Registration Now Open for New Spring Break Soccer Camp</b>

The "Sev Gronlie Peace Camp" is a new soccer camp for elementary-aged children to be held at Carl Sandburg Middle School on the turf soccer field behind the school, March 29-April 2, 9 a.m.-noon. This spring break soccer camp is open to children in kindergarten-sixth grade at a cost of $100 per child.

Each child will receive a T-shirt and Soccer ball thanks to donations by suppliers. Organizers have designated that 100 percent of the registration funds will go toward Youth Missions at Aldersgate Church. This camp is open to all elementary-aged children in the community. Online registration is now open for this camp at www.aldersgate.net.

<b>School Receives Healthy School Award</b>

For the first time in three years participating in the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Healthy Kids Fun Run, George Mason Elementary School of Alexandria has received the Healthy School Award. Students and teachers celebrated their achievement during the award ceremony held at the school on March 4.

The award was presented to George Mason for its student participation in the Healthy Kids Fun Run held on Oct. 24. Having just 25 students take part in the one-mile fun run in 2007, George Mason's participation grew to 170 finishers in 2009 race, resulting in nearly 40 percent involvement of the entire student population.

In addition to the award, George Mason Elementary received a cash donation from Marine Corps Marathon sponsor, Family Magazine of Reston.

<b>Wilson Bridge Half Marathon Set for Sept. 19</b>

The destination half marathon will begin at the historic Mount Vernon home of George Washington in Alexandria and will end at the new National Harbor resort in Maryland. The 13.1-mile course will be USATF certified.

Registration can be found at www.wilsonbridgehalf.com. Entries will be limited to 4,000 starters for the inaugural running.

<b>Aces Looking for Host Families</b>

The Alexandria Aces Collegiate Summer Baseball Club of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League is seeking host families for the upcoming 2010 season. All that players will need is a place to sleep and access to a washer and dryer, the Aces take care of everything else. To volunteer as a host family, contact Aces Host Family Coordinator, Hilary Garner, at 202-216-8304 , or e-mail Hilary at hilary@alexandriaaces.org.

The Alexandria Aces are a part of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League (CRCBL), a wooden bat summer program made up of amateur players from a variety of colleges and universities from throughout the United States. The league is regionally located in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore metropolitan area. Other teams in the league are Baltimore Redbirds, Bethesda Big Train, Herndon Braves, Rockville Express, Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts, Southern Maryland Nationals and Youse's Maryland Orioles. In September of 2009, the 'Cal Ripken, Sr., Collegiate Baseball League' officially changed its name to the 'Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League'.

During the Fall of 2009, the Redbirds franchise officially changed the geographical name of their franchise from 'Maryland' to 'Baltimore'. The Southern Maryland Nationals will be a new expansion franchise for the CRCBL in 2010. They were formerly called the 'Cardinals', were members of the Clark Griffith Collegiate Baseball League (CGCBL), winning their 2009 league championship.