Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

<b>W-L Boys Soccer Moves Up National Rankings</b>

The Washington-Lee boys soccer team moved from No. 49 to No. 47 in the May 2 edition of the Powerade Fab 50 national rankings for spring soccer. The Generals were 9-1-1 at the time of the poll. W-L wrapped up the regular season at 11-1-1, including 7-0 in the National District. The Generals will enter the district tournament on May 16 as the No. 1 seed.

W-L has outscored its opponents 60-10, including 35-3 in district competition.

<b>YHS Softball to Host Breast Cancer Awareness Night</b>

The Yorktown softball team will host Madison at 6 p.m. on May 11 for Breast Cancer Awareness Night. Admission is free but donations are accepted. Food from Backyard BBQ, Italian Store and other local business will be sold. Last season, the Patriots raised more than $2,000 for breast cancer research.

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<b>Soccer Camps</b>

Challenger Sports will be conducting their nationwide British Soccer training camps at over 70 different locations across Virginia this summer June 6-Sept. 2. The camps run Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of Challenger’s British coaching staff flown to the US exclusively to work on these programs. Each day the children will practice and master new individual skills and understand small group and team tactics through Challenger’s camp curriculum. Campers will also scrimmage each day in the Camp World Cup. Lessons on respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership are taught at camp with discussions on how these core values relate to soccer, family and school. Teams are also welcome to attend and receive a week of focused instruction to prepare them for the fall season. A Challenger British coach will customize a curriculum to suit a team’s needs and help get the most out of the soccer camp.

Each camper will receive a free camp t shirt, soccer ball, player evaluation and end of camp gift. In addition, any child who registers online at at least 45 days prior to camp will receive a genuine British Soccer replica Jersey (value $30). To find the camp location nearest to you, visit or call Simon Ambrose in The Challenger office on 877-439-9195 or email at