Sports Roundups

Sports Roundups

Spartans Lose in State Quarterfinals

The West Springfield boys’ basketball team, the No. 3 seed from the 6A North region, lost to 6A South runner-up Oscar Smith 48-41 in the state quarterfinals on March 4 at Old Dominion University.

The Spartans ended the season with a 23-6 record. West Springfield finished atop the Conference 7 regular-season standings, finished runner-up in the conference tournament and took third place at the region tournament.

The Spartans will lose forwards Lewis Djonkam and Brock Vaughn, and guards Andrew Storr and Spencer Askew, among others, to graduation.

Robinson Lax Teams to Open Regular Seasons

The defending state champion Robinson lacrosse teams will open their respective regular seasons next week.

The boys’ team, which has won the last two state titles, will host Broad Run at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15. The Rams are led by head coach Matt Curran.

The girls’ team, led by head coach Liz Case, will travel to face Broad Run at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Northern Virginia Senior Softball League Seeks Players

The Northern Virginia Senior Softball League (NVSS) is looking for softball players for the 2016 spring/summer and fall seasons startingApril 5 and ending in late October.

Women age 40 and up and men age 50 and up are eligible to play. Games are played on Tuesday and Thursday mornings starting at 9:30 a.m. at various playing fields in Fairfax County. The league has over 500 members and fields teams at three separate competitive levels of play so there is a place for players regardless of skill level, of age, when you last played, or if you never played. If you played baseball in the past, you can play softball. The League holds skill assessments to determine competitive level placement.

The league has many players in their 70s and 80s so do not let age stop you from joining. So come join us, get great exercise, have fun, and make many new friends. You can join anytime and play only one day a week if you cannot play both days. See and for more information and application form