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Sports Briefs

<b>Big Weekend For Ireton Rowing</b>

On March 26, the Bishop Ireton rowing team triumphantly competed in the Fourth Annual Cindy Cole Cup on their home course, the Anacostia River, with great conditions for racing. Behind strong showings from all boats across the team, the Cardinals took home the Overall Points Trophy, Men’s Points Trophy, the Bishop’s Cup (head to head with Bishop O'Connell), and tied for first in the Women's Points Trophy with Walter Johnson High School.

The varsity women started a winning streak by coming up victorious in the varsity 8 event for the second week in a row. The women's junior varsity 8 won their individual races as the only other Ireton boat to win, but six finished in second place and two others came in third to secure the team trophies.

<b>U9 Strikers Reach Tournament Finals</b>

The Alexandria Soccer Association U9 boys travel team, Alexandria Strikers White were tournament finalists in the 2011 Stafford Area Soccer Association St. Patrick's Day Tournament held in King George on March 19-20. The Alexandria Strikers White took a 3-0 tournament record into the championship finals where they lost to the Richmond Kickers.