Benefitting athletes and volunteers.
Kids Enjoying Exercise Now (KEEN) holds a special place in the hearts of many young adults with disabilities, their volunteer coaches, family members and supporters. On Sunday, June 7, KEEN participants from Maryland, D.C. and Virginia made it around the bases, jumped for volleyballs, cheered as their teammates made it through the obstacle course and played on the playground at the KEEN Sports Festival at Avenel Park.
Program teaches golf and life skills.
Golf fans may one day see the name Brittany Campbell of Silver Spring on the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour. The 13-year-old middle-school student shot the longest drive of all the female golfers in her competition last year. Golf has become her passion since she started in The First Tee program with free lessons at Sligo Creek Golf Course four years ago. “I’m trying to get into college on a scholarship,” she said. “But I still play to have fun … that’s my goal.”
Six teams compete in championship games.
Six teams from Great Falls Lacrosse advanced to the Northern Virginia Youth Lacrosse League Championship games this past weekend, five winning their division championships.
Rams beat Chantilly in double overtime to repeat as 6A state champion.
The Robinson boys' lacrosse team defeated Chantilly 10-9 in double overtime to win the 6A state title.
Tiger Cubs from Pack 1503 celebrate with the Mount Vernon High School Varsity soccer team.
Aldersgate event support Micheli family.
Spandex in the Narthex, a fundraising event held May 31, gave church and community members a way to show their support for Aldersgate Church's associate pastor Jason Micheli as he faces a rare blood cancer.
The state championship rings won by Lake Braddock Secondary School’s boys cross country team are engraved with: “Fastest ever.”
West Potomac High School recently held its spring sports banquet.
Each year, Fairfax County Public Schools honors female athletes and coaches of female sports. Each FCPS high school submits nominations and the winners were announced at the awards ceremony on May 31 at Oakton High School.
Titan girls’ first varsity and varsity lightweight 8 dominate.
The T.C. Williams girls’ first varsity 8 and girls’ varsity lightweight 8 ended the season with two big wins: gold medals at the Canadian Nationals in Ontario, Canada. The girls’ freshman 8 boat also captured a silver medal, and TC sculler Kyra McClary powered down the course to a close fourth-place finish.
What’s best for the players?
Every spring more than 100 boys crowd the soccer field at Parker-Gray stadium to try out for the reigning state champion T.C. Williams boys’ soccer team.
Statesmen fall to Stone Bridge in 5A North region final.
The Marshall baseball team will face Hickory at 3 p.m. on Friday in the 5A state semifinals.
Rams beat Centreville 15-13 in overtime in state semifinals.
The Robinson girls' lacrosse team defeated Centreville 15-13 in overtime in the 6A state semifinals on Tuesday.
The Chantilly girls' soccer team will face Frank W. Cox in the 6A state semifinals.
Chargers will face Western Branch on June 12 in state semifinals.
Matt Favero stood on the Madison High School baseball field following Friday’s 6A North region championship game and recalled the mellow mindset he possessed while returning to the mound for the top of the fourth inning.