Alexandria Sports Briefs: T.C. Crew Thrives in Championship Heats

The T.C. Williams crew thrived during their heats at the Virignia Scholastic Rowing Championships before competition ended early due to inclement weather. The finals will be completed on May 22 on the Occoquan River.

The T.C. women’s first eight won its heat with a time of 6 minutes, 7.7 seconds. The women’s second varsity eight won its heat (5:38), as did the men’s junior four (6:09.3). The men’s first varsity four finished second (5:50.5) in its heat, advancing to petite.

<b>TC Boys Lax Players, Coach Earn District Honors</b>

The Patriot District recently honored seven T.C. Williams boys lacrosse players and head coach Mike Mulherin. Junior midfielder Ben Goodwin and junior attack Ben Bilodeau earned second-team all-district honors. Junior midfielders Jimmy Carragher and Qwante Cherry, junior attack Robin Bomberger, senior defender Oscar Bermudez and junior defender Deontre Sanders received honorable mention.

Mulherin was chosen Coach of the Year.

T.C. Williams ended its season with a 15-5 loss to Annandale on May 6 in the opening round of the Patriot District Tournament.

<b>TC Girls Lax Ends Season</b>

The T.C. Williams girls lacrosse team ended its season with a 17-6 loss to West Springfield on May 6 in the opening round of the Patriot District Tournament.

<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, contact us via e-mail at markvincentbasketballcamps@gmail.com

<b>Legion Baseball Tryouts</b>

The Alexandria American Legion Post 129 baseball team will hold tryouts on May 16 from 4-7 p.m. at Cora Kelly Field, May 17 from 6-9 p.m. at Simpson Field, May 22 from 6-9 p.m. at Kelly Field and May 23 from 6-9 p.m. at Kelly Field. Players born on or after Jan. 1, 1991, and who live in the City of Alexandria or the Edison High School District are eligible. Call coach Bob Mannel at 703-582-3902 or e-mail him at Manncustb@comcast.net for more information.

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

The Alexandria Aces Collegiate Summer Baseball Club of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League is looking for host families for the upcoming 2010 season. All players 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.

<b>Awards Banquet</b>

The Alexandria Sportsman’s Club will hold its 55th annual awards banquet May 18 at the Westin Hotel at 400 Courthouse Square. The silent auction and cocktail hour will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. The awards program will begin at 8 p.m. Sal Sunseri, assistant head coach of the national champion University of Alabama football team, will be the guest speaker.

Tickets are $60 per person. To purchase tickets or for more information call Richard Downs at 703-647-1205 or 703-677-1266 or e-mail him at RDowns@lindsaycollision.com.

<b>Girls Field Hockey Program League</b>

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities’ Sports Office is accepting registrations for the new girl’s summer field hockey program league for girls ages 10-14. The program will begin June 15 and will run through the end of July at the Minnie Howard Field, 3801 West Braddock Road.

The cost is $50 per participant. The deadline for registration is May 31. All girls must provide their own field hockey sticks, shin guards and mouthpieces. The girls are asked to wear athletic wear and tennis or rubber sole turf cleats. The league will run a clinic at the beginning of the program that will cover the basic fundamental techniques and skills of field hockey, including dribbling, passing, receiving, footwork, body positioning, goal scoring and goal keeping. Teams will then be formed with 8-on 8-games being played.

For more information, call the youth sports office at 746-5402 or go on the youth sports Web site at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

<b>Youth Basketball Summer League</b>

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities’ sports office is accepting registrations for the Johnson & Siebert Summer Basketball League through June 14. The summer league is for participants ages 12 – 17 (age as of June 1). There is a $25 fee to play in the league. The boys league will hold its skill assessment on June 14 at Francis Hammond Middle School at 6:30 p.m. The girls league will be set up by recreation districts only.

<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.