Episcopal High School capped off a memorable golf season by winning the Virginia Independent School Athletic Association championship on May 17 at Sleepy Hole Golf Course in Suffolk, Virginia.
As they have all year, Co-captains Adam "Quasi" Stowe and Bailey Patrick paced the team, each with 1-under 71s in the one-day event. Their rounds were remarkable considering the eight teams in the tournament played in a driving rain. Wells Patrick contributed an 83, and Rob Williamson posted an 84. Hugh Boyd and T.R. Wall also played, but only the top four scores counted.
Richmond’s St. Christopher’s School was the runner-up, only one shot back of Episcopal. Woodberry Forest placed third.
"It’s great to be able to hang up a new state championship banner in our gym," said coach Whit Morgan afterward. "The guys were really focused and battled through the weather."
Both Stowe and Bailey Patrick earned 2010 all-conference honors in the highly competitive Interstate Athletic Conference.
— Michael Bohn
<b>Sportsman’s Club Awards</b>
The Alexandria Sportsman’s Club held its 55th Annual Award Banquet on May 18. An athlete or athletes from the city’s four high schools — T.C. Williams, Bishop Ireton, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes, Episcopal — was honored in each sport, along with other awards.
Winners from T.C. Williams: Shannon Smyth (girls cross country), Ryan Yates (boys basketball), Matt Kilby (baseball), Hallie Lenneman (girls crew), DaJuan Douglas (rugby).
Winners from Bishop Ireton: Saskia Kroesen (girls swimming), Angus MacDonald (boys swimming), Janet Tela (girls lacrosse), Thaddeus Babiec (boys crew).
Winners from SSSAS: Reilly Woodman (field hockey), Laith Wallschleger (football), Holt Mountcastle (ice hockey), Kelsey Horton (girls lacrosse), David Solomon (boys lacrosse), Sarah Pariser (girls tennis), Jelani Molock (boys track), Alexis Sargent (softball).
Winners from Episcopal: Reid Nickle (boys cross country), Bailey Patrick (golf), Mary Foran (volleyball), Henry Eshelman (wrestlnig), Peter Pritchard (boys tennis), Sarah Dillard (girls track), Shantell Bingham (girls track), Alex Smith (boys soccer), Rachel Hurley (girls soccer).
St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes boys lacrosse coach Andy Taibl was named Coach of they Year. Lynn Montiel of Alexandria Little League received the Lifetime Service Award. Steve Niswader received the Past Presidents Award and Bruce Brunson, George Washington class of 1969, won the Hall of Fame Award. Mac Slover, director of young & adult sports of the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities was the Civic Award and Alex Duke of St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School won the Recreation Department Athlete of the Year award. Marc Leon, the club's first vice president, was named Sportsman of the Year.
Jacob Manley of Bishop Ireton, Brttni Register of SSSAS and Sage Ofray of Episcopal were the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club Scholarship Winners.
<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 website 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 email@example.com.
<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 website at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.
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 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. 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 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.