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Alexandria Sports Briefs: SSSAS Boys, Girls Lacrosse Teams Win State

The St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes boys and girls lacrosse teams captured VISAA state championships over the weekend. The boys beat St. Anne’s-Belfield 10-6 in the championship game on May 15 at Norfolk Academy. The victory gave the Saints a 19-4 record.

The girls team edged Collegiate 13-12 on in the championship game on May 15 at Episcopal High School. The Saints trailed 9-3 at halftime, according to the school’s Web site, but rallied for the win. SSSAS senior Reilly Woodman scored her 100th goal of the season during the contest and senior Taelor Salmon scored the game-winning goal with 3:26 remaining. The win improved the Saints’ record to 25-3.

The SSSAS girls also won their 16th consecutive ISL Tournament title with a 15-9 victory over Visitation on May 12.

Salmon scored three goals for SSSAS.

<b>SSSAS Softball Wins ISL</b>

The St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes softball team won its first ISL Tournament title with a 4-2 victory over Maret on May 13.

The teams were scoreless early, but a double by sophomore Taylor Heasley in the sixth sparked the Saints, according to the school’s Web site. Junior Ginny Cady then bunted the ball to third and Heasley scored on an error.

Another Maret throwing error and a two-run home run by SSSAS freshman Alexis Sargent provided the Saints with their four runs.

The victory improved SSSAS’s record to 15-5.

<b>TC Boys Soccer Advances</b>

The T.C. Williams boys soccer team defeated Annandale 1-0 on May 17 in the opening round of the Patriot District tournament. The win assures the Titans of a berth in the regional tournament.

<b>TC Baseball Players Honored</b>

The All-Patriot District baseball teams were announced and eight T.C. Williams baseball players were honored.

Senior Matt Kilby and junior Trav Clark were named to the first team, seniors Chris Cattaneo and Rob Mannel were second-teamers and senior Alex Goldfarb, juniors Nick Severini and Tim Trout and sophomore Aaron Tovsky were honorable mention.

<b>Bishop Ireton Athletes Honored</b>

All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference teams for softball and lacrosse were released and several Bishop Ireton athletes were recognized.

In softball, Ireton’s Micki Crouch was named to the first team and Mandy Imbriglia and Julie Smolak received second-team honors. Debbie Ward was honorable mention.

In boys lacrosse, Ireton midfielder Dom Puglise and goalkeeper Tommy Kesermann earned second-team honors. Defender Robert Chastain was honorable mention.

In girls lacrosse, Ireton attack Janet Tela, midfielder Sarah Rupp and defender Katherine Simmons were first-teamers. Midfielders Madeline Irwin and Eva Irwin, defender Jacqui Galdos and goalkeeper Maggie Cover were second-teamers, and attacks Maddie Zeigler and Ellie Marrin, midfielders Liz Tauke, Olivia O’Sullivan and Maddy Connor and defender Hayley D’Antuono were honorable mention.

<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 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>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.

<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 will be 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. Registration will be accepted through May 28. For more information on the clinics or the summer basketball league, call the sports office at 703-746-5402 or visit the youth sports Web site at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

<b>Non-Contact Rugby</b>

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Recreation Services Division is accepting registration for non-contact Rugby through May 31. This program is designed to incorporate the basic Rugby skills of running, passing, team support and decision making in a physically safe and non-threatening environment. Boys and girls ages 6-14 are eligible to participate and the registration fee is $25. Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Braddock Road beginning June 15 through early August from 6-8 p.m. with games on Saturdays.

For more information, call the sports office at 703-838-4345 or go on the Recreation Department's web site 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 Web site 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 Web site 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. Register early: Deadline is June 15 or as soon as locations are filled. For more information, contact the youth sports office at 703-746-5402 or go on the youth sports Web site 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 Web site 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 Web site at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation