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Sports Briefs: Episcopal Football Wins

The Episcopal football team overcame a 15-0 deficit to defeat St. Christopher’s 19-15 on Oct. 23. Episcopal’s Adam Lynne rushed 15 times for 83 yards and scored the game-winning touchdown in the third quarter, and Johnny Bond rushed 10 times for 74 yards, according to the school’s Web site.

The Maroon will host rival St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes at 2 p.m. on Oct. 30.

<b>Ireton Football Loses to PJPG</b>

The Bishop Ireton football team lost to Pope John Paul the Great 26-22 on Oct. 23, dropping the Cardinals’ record to 1-7. Ireton led 22-20 entering the fourth quarter but PJPG added a touchdown to win.

Ireton quarterback P.J. Zingler completed 17 of 28 passes for 258 yards and three touchdowns. He was intercepted twice. Moses Webb, Brandon Williams-Price and Tom Gallinaro each caught one touchdown pass.

The Cardinals will host Flint Hill at 2 p.m. on Oct. 30.

<b>SSSAS Football Shut Out</b>

The St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes football team lost to Landon 22-0. The Saints will travel to face rival Episcopal at 2 p.m. on Oct. 30.

<b>Lil’ Titans Youth Flag Football Begins Season</b>

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities’ Sports Office began its inaugural Lil’ Titans flag football season on Oct. 17 at the George Washington Middle School athletic fields. The Lil' Titans program has 72 girls and boys, between the ages of 5 and 6 years old participating in this developmental program. Each of the six teams (Titans - Gold, Yellow, Black, Red, White and Blue), will play a five-game season on Saturdays through Nov. 13 at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. For a schedule of the games, visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreation or call the Youth Sports Office at 703-746-5402.

<b>Late Night Basketball League Concludes Season</b>

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities’ Late Night Basketball League concluded its fall season on Oct. 14 at the Charles Houston Recreation Center. A crowd of more than 125 people attended the closely contested championship game in which the Terps defeated the Hoyas 46 - 43. The young adult league is co-sponsored by the Recreation Department, EYA of Alexandria and the Alexandria Urban League.

Registration for the winter league has started. The Late Night League runs every Thursday night beginning at 9 p.m. four times each year. Contact Bertha Coleman, Program Supervisor at Charles Houston at 703-746-5552 or the Sports Office at 703-746-5402.

<b>Coaches Needed</b>

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is currently seeking volunteers to coach youth Basketball, Cheerleading, Baseball and Softball. Criminal history background checks are required. Interested persons should call the Youth Sports Office at 703-746-5402 or e-mail mac.slover@alexandriava.gov or tamika.coleman@alexandriava.gov.

<b>Youth Basketball Registration</b>

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is currently accepting registrations for the Winter Youth Basketball League for boys and girls ages 7 - 17. Registration fee is $30 per child and is available to city residents only. Registration deadline is Nov. 15. Registration forms are available at all neighborhood recreation centers, public libraries and the Department of Recreation Administrative office. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreation or call the Youth Sports Office at 703-746-5402.

<b>Lil’ Slammers Basketball Camp</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 5-6. The school will run Saturdays, Nov. 6-Dec. 4 at the Nannie J. Lee Memorial Recreation Center. The session will not be held on Nov. 27. Participants will learn the fundamentals of ball handling, shooting, passing and dribbling. Registration cost is $50 per child. The registration space is limited and will be open until the session is filled. Registration forms are available at all neighborhood recreation centers, public libraries and the Department of Recreation Administrative office. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreation or call the Youth Sports Office at 703-746-5402.

<b>Youth Fundamentals Basketball School</b>

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is accepting registrations for the Youth Basketball Fundamentals School for boys and girls ages 7-12. The school will run Saturdays, Nov. 6-Dec. 18 at Francis Hammond Middle School. Sessions will not be held on Nov. 27. Participants will learn the fundamentals of ball handling, shooting, offense, defense, passing, dribbling and rebounding. Registration cost is $50 per child. The registration is open until the sessions are filled. Registration forms are available at all neighborhood recreation centers, public libraries and the Department of Recreation Administrative office. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreation or call the Youth Sports Office at 703-746-5402.

<b>MVHS 5K Moved to Nov. 20</b>

The Mount Vernon High School 5K Turkey Trot and Wellness Walk will take place on Nov. 20 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.