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Arlington’s Pirate Cove

Tampa, Pittsburgh, and Minnesota NFL teams find homes in Arlington bars.

Most of Arlington cheers for the Redskins, but if you’re walking past Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill near the Courthouse Metro and hear a stray cheer for the Buccaneers, don’t be alarmed.

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Alexandria: Local Rowing Team Makes a Splash

As the world watched the U.S. Women’s coxed 8 dominate in Rio this summer, the local women of Alexandria Community Rowing (ACR) club’s competitive sweep team have steadily earned their own gold in local, regional, and national regattas.

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Mount Vernon: West Potomac Dance Team Earns Nationals Bid

The West Potomac High School Varsity and JV Dance Teams engaged in a three-day, nine-hour-per-day audition with the Universal Dance Association (UDA) that culminated on Aug. 10 with the Varsity team being awarded an invitation to attend UDA’s Nationals Competition at Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. in February 2017.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon: Centipedes To Compete in Patriot Run

The George Washington Patriot Run, co-sponsored by Mount Vernon and the Alexandria George Washington Birthday Committee, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11, and will feature an opportunity for entrants to run in teams known as Centipedes.

Vienna: Local Charity Wins Big at Wiffle Ball World Series

Waters Field was the center of attention on Saturday, August 6th, for the 21st Annual Northern Virginia Wiffle Ball World Series [NVWWS]. The event, sponsored by Vienna Youth Inc., the Greater Vienna Babe Ruth League, and the Joe Cassella Foundation, looked to continue the legacy of Brian Bedell, the Vienna native to whom this tournament is dedicated.

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Stars of Summer

Northern Virginia Swimming League holds individual championships

Olympic swimming started with an expected bang in its opening weekend in Río, with Katie Ledecky and the men’s four by 100 freestyle relay, that included Michael Phelps in the second leg, captured gold medals for Team USA.

Ginny Thrasher's Golden Gun

Springfield’s Ginny Thrasher wins Olympic gold in air rifle.

Before she left for the Río Olympics, 19-year-old sharpshooter Ginny Thrasher of Springfield was just looking to get experience in her first games. “I was looking more towards 2020 as a realistic option,” she had said.

Burke, Springfield: Fighting Cancer, One Stroke at a Time

Swim-a-Thon event raises money for INOVA’s ‘Life With Cancer.’

On Sunday, July 10, the South Run Community Pool held their annual Swim-a-Thon charity event to raise funds and awareness for cancer, a cause that runs deep through this close-knit neighborhood community: Swimmers swam, kicked and floated across the pool in order to raise funds and awareness for INOVA'S "Life With Cancer" organization.

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Chantilly: SSTs End Season as Division Co-Champions

As the sun radiated down with intense heat in the early morning hours of Saturday, July 23, and while many were determined to find a cool place to hibernate, the SST swimmers of Sully Station took to the pool and performed like champions.

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Oakton Otter Divers Improve to 2-1-1

The Oakton Otter divers continued their winning streak, beating Donaldson Run on Tuesday, July 19, with a final score of 49 to 22.

McLean: Best Golf Buddy

Local golf pro’s sidekick is man’s best friend.

Four years ago, local golf pro Kirk Lucas of McLean and his two young daughters strolled into Home Depot and walked out with a new pet. It just so happened that the SPCA , the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, was holding an event at the hardware store. They had brought some pets to Home Depot hoping some shoppers might bring a pet home with them.

Sports Brief: Softball Umpires Needed

The Northern Virginia Softball Umpires Association is seeking individuals interested in becoming certified umpires for high school and recreational fast pitch softball in the Northern Virginia area.

SSTs Have Six Relays Continuing to All-Stars

The week of July 10 was full of records for the Sully Station SSTs. It was a beautiful week with scattered storms, and relay carnival, which is a day for relays from every team in the division to try to get times to go to all-stars.

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Piranhas at Relay Carnival

The Sully Station II Piranhas had an extraordinarily fun and busy week.

Arlington: WGCC Still Undefeated in Dual Meet Season

For the third year in a row, the WGCC Lightning remain undefeated in their dual meet season. This week, WGCC took on and beat both Kenwood Swimming and Diving and Edgemoor Country Club.