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Sports Briefs: TC Boys Lax Surpasses ’10 Win Total

The T.C. Williams boys lacrosse team surpassed last season’s win total with a 12-6 victory at Bishop Ireton on April 16.

The Titans improved their record to 5-6 with at least three games remaining on their schedule. TC will close the regular season with games against Annandale (April 26) and West Potomac (April 28) before entering the Patriot District Tournament on May 6.

In 2010, the Titans finished 4-8 under first-year head coach Mike Mulherin, who was named district and region Coach of the Year. The program finished with two wins in 2009 and three in 2008.

"It says a lot for the seniors," Mulherin said of program’s improvement. "I’ve had a group of leaders on the team that every year they’ve gotten better. Every day they come to practice ready to work harder and improve the team."

Against BI, senior Ben Bilodeau led TC with three goals. Seniors Robin Bomberger, Ben Goodwin, Jimmy Carragher and junior Kodie Richards each scored two goals, and senior Tim Dwyer added one.

Ireton fell to 1-11, but tied its second-highest goal output of the season. Senior goalkeeper Edward Busch was the fifth Cardinal to play the position this season.

Junior midfielder Brandon Attiliis scored three goals for Ireton. Senior defender Theodore Daubresse, junior attackman Jeffrey Becker and sophomore midfielder Peter Kaye each scored one for the Cardinals.

— Jon Roetman

<b>Awards Banquet</b>

The Sportsman’s Club will hold its 56th Annual Awards Banquet on May 16 at The Westin Alexandria, located at 400 Courthouse Square. Reception hour begins at 6 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo.

Individual tickets are $75. For more information, contact Frank Flaherty at 703-346-6525.

<b>Lady Titans Basketball Camp</b>

The T.C. Williams Lady Titans Rising Stars Basketball Camp for girls ages 8-14 will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 27-July 1 at T.C. Williams High School. Registration fee is $135 for the five-day event and a $50 non-refundable deposit is due when registering. Balance is due on the first day of camp.

Each participant will receive a T-shirt and certificate, and there will be awards for the winners of 1-on-1, 3-on-3, free-throw shooting, hot-shot shooting, knock out, team competition and for the camper of the week.

Contact T.C. Williams head girls basketball coach Kesha Walton at keshawalton@hotmail.com or 703-296-8717 for more information.

<b>Little League Opening Day</b>

Alexandria Little League has moved its official Opening Day Ceremony to Saturday, April 30, at 11 a.m. at Little Simpson Field.

<b>Swim Coaches Wanted</b>

The Parklawn Piranhas has approximately 90 swimmers (ages 5-18) and will compete in NVSL Division 16 this summer. The team is looking for one or two assistant coaches that will improve athletes' swimming technique, endurance and speed, promote great sportsmanship, and encourage team unity. The

assistant coach must be available for nine practice times a week (Monday-Friday 8-11:30 a.m., Tuesday-Thursday 5:45-7:45 p.m.), Monday-evening meets, Friday-evening pep rallies, and Saturday-morning meets. There will be additional time commitments for Relay Carnival, coaching staff meetings, and team social events.

The ideal candidate will have experience coaching with NVSL, high school, or club teams. Knowledge of all NVSL and US Swimming rules and procedures is essential. Lifeguard, CPR, AED, and First Aid certification must be completed by May 23rd, 2011. All interested candidates should apply immediately. Send resumes and any questions to (jacquelyn.marinucci@gmail.com). Individuals who cannot make the evening practice times are still encouraged to apply. Exceptions can be made for the right candidate. Candidates must be available for morning practices.

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<b>Youth Coaches Needed</b>

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is currently seeking volunteers to coach youth baseball, softball, field hockey, swimming, track and field, Rugby, summer basketball and football. Criminal history background checks are required. Interested persons should call the sports office at 703-746-5402 or e-mail mac.slover@alexandriava.gov or Tamika.coleman@alexandriava.gov.

<b>Wahoos Swim Team Registration</b>

The Wahoos swim program offers youth ages 6-18 of all abilities the opportunity to develop their own unique potential. The 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. There will be a parents meeting and the first team practice on May 31 at the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center. Swimmers must be able to swim 25 meters continuously. Registration will take place through May 27. 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>Hershey’s Track and Field Youth Program</b>

The Hershey's Track and Field Program is a city-wide track meet where winners can advance through district, regional, state and national competitions. Participants can register at any City Recreation Center. The local meet will be held at 9:30 a.m. on May 21 at T.C. Williams High School. Youth can compete in the 50-, 100-, 200-, and 400-meter dash; 800- and 1600-meter run, 4x100 relay, softball throw and standing long jump. Note: 7-8-year-olds will not advance beyond the city-wide event. Registration period is from March 15-May 1. The Hershey's Track and Field Program is open for City of Alexandria residents only. Participants can participate in the following events depending on their age group (age as of Dec. 31, 2011).

Boys and girls ages 7-8 can participate in the 50-meter dash, standing long jump and the softball throw only. This age group will not advance to the district or state meet.

Boys and girls ages 9-12 can participate in one field event and two running events and the relay; or two field events and one running event and the relay for a total of four events. Since ages 9-12 (4x100 relay) will not advance to the North American Final, those age groups will be allowed to participate in a relay as an extra event at the local, district and or state meet. First and second place winners in this age group will advance to the district track meet to be held in June in Fauquier County.

Boys and girls ages 13-14 can participate in one field event and two running events; or two field events and one running event. Relays are considered running events for this age group. First and second place winners in this age group will advance to the district track meet that will be held on June 5 in Fauquier County.

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>Youth Rugby Program Registration</b>

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural; Recreation Services Division is now accepting registration for non-contact and tackle 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 $30. For more information, call the Youth Sports Office at 703-746-5402 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 now 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 $30. All participants must have a Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Identification Card upon registration. The Sportsmanship and Equipment Days will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on July 23 (Anklebiters and 75 lbs.), July 30 (85 lbs. and 95 lbs.) and Aug. 6 (110 lbs., 125 lbs and 150 lbs.). The Alexandria Titans Football Camp (free for Titan players only) will be held Aug. 1–4 from 6–8 p.m. at George Washington Middle School. The Alexandria Titans Youth Football Booster Club is looking for sponsorships for the 2011 season. For more information, call the Youth Sports Office at 703-746-5402 or go on the Recreation Department's Web site at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

<b>Girls Field Hockey Registration</b>

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities' Sports Office is accepting registrations for the new Girls Summer Field Hockey Program League for girls ages 9-14. The program will be begin on June 6 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 703-746-5402 or go on the Youth Sports web site at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.