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Sports Briefs: ASC Honors Rivers, Field Hockey Champs

Bishop Ireton's Anthony Rivers along with the co-champion Red and Green teams of the Department of Recreation's girl's field hockey program were named Athletes of the Month by the Alexandria Sportsman's Club Tuesday night, Sept. 21, at the Old Dominion Boat Club.

Rivers, a three-year standout on both sides of the ball for BI, is a team captain and carries a 2.7 GPA. He opened the season with an outstanding game in a 20-13 loss to Bishop O'Connell, scoring BI's first touchdown of the year on a 25-yard catch and run. He completed the day with four catches for 70 yards, one 30-yard kickoff return and one quarterback sack.

In field hockey, the city's inaugural season — which drew more than 100 participants — ended with co-champions between the Red and Green teams, coached by Michaela Balderson and Betty Sixsmith respectively.

The honors were presented at ASC's signature "High School Football Night" that featured the coaches from T.C. Williams, Bishop Ireton, Edison, Episcopal, Hayfield, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes and West Potomac discussing the current season. Next month's meeting is Redskins Night and will be held Oct. 19.

<b>Dash For Dad 10K</b>

The Dash For Dad 10K to help raise awareness for prostate cancer will be held at 8 a.m. on Sept. 26 starting in front of the AMC Hoffman Center. Those interested can register at dashfordad.org. The goal is to raise $100,000. For more information, contact 202-463-9455.

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

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities’ Sports Section is now accepting registrations for the Lil' Titans Youth flag football program. This developmental program is for participants ages 5 - 6. League age is determined by the age of the participant as of Oct. 1, 2010. Teams are formed by recreation districts. Registration fee is $50. All participants must be resident of the City of Alexandria. Games will be held on Saturday afternoons in September and October. The league is limited to a maximum of 100 registrations. For more information, call the sports office at 703-746-5402 or go on the recreation department's Web site at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

<b>Girls Volleyball Program</b>

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities’ Sports Section is now accepting registrations for the girls volleyball league for ages 9 - 14. League age is determined by the age of the participant as of Dec. 31, 2010.

The league is designed to develop the basic fundamentals and further the development of the skilled players. Teams will be formed based on the number of participants registered and by experience.

Practice begins in late September with practices on Sunday afternoons and games on Thursday and Friday nights. The registration deadline is Sept. 15, and is limited to a maximum of 120 participants. The fee is $30 and participants must be a resident of the City of Alexandria.

For more information, call the sports office at 703-746-5402 or visit alexandriava.gov/recreation. Space is limited.

<b>Youth Coaches Needed</b>

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is currently seeking volunteers to coach flag football, basketball, volleyball, 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.