Drawn from the 15 weekly community newspapers published by Connection Newspapers.


Mount Vernon: All-State Outfielder Zyzyk Transitions to Catcher

Towson signee changed positions to help team.

Ten months removed from a trip to the Conference 13 championship game, the Mount Vernon softball team prepared to enter the 2015 season anchored by all-state outfielder Stormy Zyzyk and promising young pitcher Susannah Anderson.

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Little League Opening Day in Mount Vernon

It was a day to “play ball” and 1,200 boys and girls showed up in Mount Vernon to do just that. Saturday, April 11, was opening day for the Fort Hunt, Alexandria-Potomac and Woodlawn Little Leagues.

Alexandria: Eisenhower Ave. Field Fails as TC Stadium Alternative

Site on Eisenhower Avenue can’t match TC Stadium

Following suggestions expressed at public hearings that a new AlexRenew Field on Eisenhower Avenue be developed as a substitute for the lights and expansion at T.C. Williams’ High School’s Parker-Gray Memorial Stadium, Alexandria city staff analyzed the suggestion and reported back to City Council with a resounding no.

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Alexandria: Bishop Ireton Girls’ Lax Throttled by Top-Ranked McDonogh

Cardinals suffer first loss, remain focused on championships.

The Bishop Ireton girls’ lacrosse team is still considered one of the best in the nation and the Cardinals’ goals remain intact. But on Saturday afternoon in Owings Mills, Md., the defending WCAC and VISAA state champions were reminded that they can still end up on the wrong end of a blowout.

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Titan Girls Sweep Noxontown No. 3 Regatta

TC boats win every race, retain Ward Wallace Cup

The T.C. Williams girls’ crew team put in a virtuoso performance, winning every race in which they participated, in the Noxontown No. 3 Regatta in Middletown, Del., on April 11. Winning boats included the girls’ first 8, the girls’ second 8, the girls’ lightweight 8, the girls’ freshman 8, the girls’ third 8, and the girls’ fifth 8. The TC boys spent their Saturday competing in a scrimmage against Westfield and Washington-Lee High School in Bull Run.

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Fairfax: Woodson Boys’ Soccer Blanks Lake Braddock

Yaglou, Clark score goals for Cavaliers.

The Woodson boys' soccer team improved to 2-0 in the Conference 7 standings.

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Centreville: SYA Girls Softball Celebrates Opening Day

Opening day for SYA girls softball was Saturday, April 11, at Colin Powell Elementary. Before playing, teams paraded around the field.

Centreville/Chantilly Sports Briefs for the Week of April 15

The Centreville boys’ lacrosse team opened its Conference 5 schedule with an 11-8 win at Oakton on April 8.

Potomac Sports Briefs for the Week of April 15

The Churchill boys’ lacrosse team defeated Whitman 12-3 on Monday, improving the Bulldogs’ record to 8-0.

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Arlington: Pitching Staff Gives O’Connell Softball Chance to be ‘Special’

Freshman Sandercock throws no­-hitter, strikes out 12 against Holy Cross.

The Bishop O'Connell softball team improved to 10-0.

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Board of Supervisors Honored Langley Swim and Dive

Sheriff Stacey Kincaid gave Langley High School Girls Swim and Dive team an extra splash of praise Tuesday, April 7 while the Board of Supervisors were recognizing the team for winning the VHSL 6A state championship this past winter, the sixth time in the school's history.

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5K Run & Walk Supports A Cure for Ellie Fund

Promoting health and physical fitness; bringing the community together.

The 2nd Annual Fairlington 5K Run & Walk was held Saturday morning, April 11. The family friendly event is hosted by Abingdon Elementary School and the Fairlington Citizens Association.

Arlington: “Flourishing After 55” April 27-May 2

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs, for April 27- May 2.

St. Stephen's & St. Agnes Girls' Lax Defeats Hutchinson School

Senior midfielder Ellie Majure and the St. Stephen's & St. Agnes girls' lacrosse team defeated Hutchinson School

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Titan Girls’ Crew Dominates at Noxontown No. 2 Regatta

T.C. Williams boat beats national champion.

The T.C. Williams girls’ crew team fought off challenges from a field of tough competitors, as well as high winds, to dominate the second Noxontown Regatta in Middletown, Del., on April 4. The Titan girls’ lightweight 8’s victory against three-time national champion Holy Spirit was just one of many outstanding performances for the day. The Titan boys’ crew team took a break for the weekend to recharge for next week’s competition at the Bull Run Marina.