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Mount Vernon Sports Briefs: West Potomac 2-0 in District

The West Potomac football team defeated South County 31-15 on Oct. 1, improving the Wolverines’ record to 3-2, 2-0 in the Patriot District. The Wolverines are off to their best start since 2008, when the team won its first five games before losing four of its last five and missing the playoffs.

Next up for West Potomac is a home game against Woodson at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 8. The Cavaliers are 2-3 this season, 1-1 in district. They lost to Westfield, 33-7, last seek, a team West Potomac lost to by four points.

<b>Mount Vernon’s Win Streak Ends at Two</b>

The Mount Vernon football team lost its homecoming game to Centreville, 35-7, on Oct. 1, snapping a two-game winning streak. The Majors fell to 2-3, but remain tied atop the National District standings at 2-0. Washington-Lee and Yorktown are also 2-0.

Mount Vernon will host defending district champion Hayfield at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 8. The Hawks have dropped three straight games after a 2-0 start, including losses to W-L and Yorktown.

<b>West Potomac Fall Basketball Clinic</b>

The West Potomac boys basketball program will be offering six co-ed fall basketball clinics on from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday nights from Sept. 28-Oct. 14. Cost is $10 per session or $55 for all six sessions. Contact West Potomac boys basketball coach David Houston at djhouston@fcps.edu or 703-718-2619 for more information.

<b>MVHS 5K</b>

The Mount Vernon High School 5K Turkey Trot and Wellness Walk will take place on Nov. 13 rain or shine. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 8:30 a.m. General registration fee is $35. Teachers or students with a valid ID card can participate for $25. The race begins at the Rock entrance of MVHS. The race benefits the MVHS Cares Emergency Fun, to help provide education-related assistance and incentives for MVHS students.

<b>Running Club on Sundays</b>

The Mount Vernon Milers running club meets at 8 a.m. on Sundays. The group usually meets along the Potomac River, but the exact location is listed in an e-mail sent every Wednesday for the coming week. Distances vary but runners can expect between four and eight miles.

To join the Mount Vernon Milers, send Lee Britton an e-mail at lbritton7@yahoo.com to be put on the e-mail list.

<b>Fort Hunt Basketball Registration</b>

Registration is open for the Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association winter basketball season. Those interested may register at www.fhyaa.org. The league is for boys and girls ages 6-18. All players must be properly registered and have paid to play.

Registration fee is $75 with a $15 discount for a second basketball player in the family and a $20 discount for a third player. There is a $5.50 Fairfax County field use fee per registrant. A $40 late fee will be assessed to anyone registering after Nov. 1 (except high school age).

Contact Catherine Gorham at gorhamca@aol.com or more information.