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Vienna Stars Shoot for the Moon

Local girls' softball team finish up season on a high note.

The Vienna Stars '99 Fastpitch Softball team won the Virginia ASA "B" State Championship in June. The team is made up of 13 talented softball players, all of them born in 1999.

Patty Maye Ohanian, a Burke resident and rising seventh grader at Lake Braddock Secondary, is the starting pitcher and utility infielder. Her father, Art Ohanian, is also the team's head coach.

The Vienna Stars '99 just completed their last tournament of the 2010-2011 season at the USSSA Eastern Regional World Series in Maumee, Ohio. They placed ninth in a pool of 24 teams, beating the heat and some tough competition. The Vienna Stars '99 had the distinction of scoring the most runs of any team in the tournament.

The Vienna Stars organization, while based in Vienna, draws from a talented pool of young athletes all across Fairfax County, as well as Arlington, Prince William and Loudoun counties.

A year round team, the Vienna Stars '99 is looking forward to tryouts again in August and are gearing up for another competitive and successful season.