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Girls Field Hockey Season Completed

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Boston University - Turfstarz Champions and Syracuse University – Turfstarz Runners-up.

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities Girls Field Hockey Program finished its season this past week with the playoffs and championship games at Witter Recreational Park Fields. This season the teams were named after colleges that are completing in the 2014 NCAA Field Hockey championships. There were 200 girls in two divisions that participated in the program.

In the Turfstarz Division (ages 9 – 11) Championship game, Boston University defeated Syracuse 2 to 1.

In the Stickstarz Division (ages 12 – 14) no playoffs were scheduled this season due to format of league that focused more on skill development.

Mac Slover, director of Sports for Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, said, “I wanted to give a very special thanks to our four city high schools coaches (TC Williams - Liz Blount, Colleen Donley, Sasha Larson and Hannah Drexler and Bishop Ireton Coaches Betty Sixsmith and Erin Sixsmith) for their participation in the program, the parents and supporters for helping make our program have another successful year.”

Summer NJTL Tennis Program Ends

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Chris Saunders and Grace Salmons

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The NJTL group of players who attended the annual picnic

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities’ Summer USTA National Junior Tennis League (NJTL) Tennis Program finished this past week with its annual picnic and championship matches at Montgomery Tennis Courts for more than 45 participants from the George Mason area.

On Friday, July 25, the Beginner and intermediate participants had a full day of fun with play many different tennis-related skill events, while Advanced participants held their playoff and championship matches. In the Advanced Division, Chris Saunders defeated Grace Salmons in the championship match. The participants ended the day with a pizza party were awarded prizes for their tennis sites. Sportsmanship Awards were awarded to a participant from each site.

Johnson and Siebert Youth Summer Basketball Ends

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The Wizards

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities’ Johnson and Siebert Summer Basketball League completed its season on June 30 with the Wizards defeating the Magic 35 to 30 at the Francis Hammond Middle School gymnasium. The 14 & under summer league had six teams this season which began in June.