Arlington Sports Briefs

Arlington Sports Briefs

<b>Yorktown Boys Split</b>

The Yorktown boys basketball team beat Stuart 57-39 on Friday and lost to National District newcomer Hayfield 50-41 on Jan. 12.

Yorktown travels to take on Wakefield at 7:45 p.m. Friday.

<b>Patriot Girls Win a Pair</b>

The Yorktown girls basketball team defeated Stuart 61-30 on Friday and Hayfield 39-33 on Jan. 12, giving the Patriots three wins in four games. Yorktown also faced Edison on Tuesday. Results were not available before the Connection’s deadline.

Yorktown travels to face Wakefield at 6 p.m. Friday.

<b>W-L Girls Split Four Games</b>

The Washington-Lee girls basketball team defeated Freedom 42-29 on Jan. 13 and Falls Church 49-14 on Friday. The Generals lost to Park View 40-33 on Saturday and Edison 70-37 on Jan. 12.

The Generals will host Mount Vernon at 7:45 p.m. Friday.

<b>General Boys Edge Falls Church</b>

The Washington-Lee boys basketball team beat Falls Church 57-55 on Friday, giving the Generals two wins in three games. W-L lost to Edison 67-59 on Jan. 12.

The Generals travel to face Mount Vernon at 7:45 p.m. Friday.

<b>Wakefield Boys Post Consecutive Wins</b>

The Wakefield boys basketball team defeated Edison 74-72 on Friday and Falls Church 68-55 on Jan. 12, giving the Warriors consecutive victories and four wins in six games.

Wakefield hosts Yorktown at 7:45 p.m. Friday.

<b>Wakefield Girls Win 2 of 3</b>

The Wakefield girls basketball team defeated Mountain View Christian Academy 78-43 on Thursday and Falls Church 48-29 on Jan. 12. The Warriors lost to Edison 49-36 on Friday.

Wakefield outscored Falls Church 25-6 during the fourth quarter of its Jan. 12 win. Alison Butler led the Warriors with 19 points and Claire Kealey added 10.

Kaitlyn Lyon scored a team-high 10 points in Wakefield’s loss to Edison.

The Warriors host Yorktown at 6 p.m. Friday.

<b>O’Connell Girls Split</b>

The Bishop O’Connell girls basketball team beat Bishop Ireton 77-62 on Friday and lost to Bishop McNamara 73-57 on Sunday.

O’Connell hosts McNamara at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

<b>Yorktown Swims Past Wakefield on Senior Night</b>

The Yorktown seniors commemorated their final meet at Yorktown Pool with a sweep of the Wakefield Warriors in a dual meet held on Friday. Both Patriot teams improved their dual meet records to 6-0 for the season. The boys raced to a 128-55 victory and the girls swept to a 151-18 triumph.

The boys finished first in 11 events, including four sweeps and wins in all three relays. The dive event was the first sweep by Angus Moloney, Carson Barry, and Alex Place.Three swimmers were double winners and led a sweep. Connor Healy won the 200 free and led the 100 back sweep along with Will Tarkenton and Jimmy Linek. Max Fish keyed the sweep in the 200 IM along with Linek and Greg Crosswell and later won the 100 breaststroke. Wren Rudolph took first in the 50 free sweep and was followed by Scott Liddell and Drew Findley. Rudolph also won the 100 fly. The other event winner was Fabian Propers (500 free). Other second place finishers were Tarkenton (200 free), Findley (100 free), and Crosswell (500 free). Quinn Romanek finished third in the 100 breaststroke. First place relays – 200 Medley Relay (Healy, Crosswell, Liddell, Rudolph), 200 free relay (Findley, Healy, Linek, Rudolph), and the 400 free relay (Liddell, Propers, Chris Dunn, Linek).

The girls won all 12 events and had eight sweeps. Amanda Didawick led the meet off with a dive victory. The swimmers swept all the individual swim events and, in a testament to their depth, had a different girl win each event. The event winners, followed by the second and third place finishers were: 200 Free – Stephanie Romano (Abigail Young, Bridget Condron), 200 IM – Ann Carpenter (Haley Sanner, Didawick), 50 Free – Kaitlin Wolla (Olivia Shipley, Libby Kane), 100 Fly – Lydia Carpenter (Carly Hinkle, Claire Slevin), 100 Free – Abigail Ortmayer (Kerry Sutherland, Kathleen Butler), 500 Free – Katie Gentsch (Marie O’Shaughnessy, Samantha Hall), 100 Back – Devon Harkins (Maddy Berner, Madeline Botticello), and 100 Breaststroke – Rachel Locke (Sarah Eule, Alaina Berner). First place relays – 200 Medley Relay (Angela Slevin, Ortmayer, Hinkle, Shipley) and 200 Free Relay (Sutherland, Mason Nassetta, Romano, Molly Merkel), and the 400 Free Relay (Didawick, Angela Slevin, Young, Annemarie Wamsted). Romano (200 free) and Wolla (50 free) achieved Region-qualifying times.

The next dual meet for Yorktown is the annual end-of-season showdown with Washington-Lee. This year it pits undefeated teams, both boys and girls, from the National District in a battle for the regular season titles. The meet will be held at the new W-L pool on Friday. Diving begins at 6:30 p.m.

<b>Umpires Needed</b>

Northern Virginia Baseball Umpires Association (NVBUA) is in need of officials for baseball and volleyball. Umpires are needed for colleges, men’s leagues, high schools and youth recreational leagues. Experience is helpful but not required. Formal classroom and on-the-job training will be provided. Classes will begin in mid-February. Umpires are needed for all communities in the greater Washington D.C. Metro area. Support your local community's sports leagues by signing up. Call Ken Williams (703-400-3232) for more information or go to to fill out a "New Ump" form.

<b>Umpires Needed for Adult Slowpitch Softball</b>

Fairfax Adult Softball (FAS), the largest softball organization in the area, is seeking umpires for its adult slowpitch softball leagues in Fairfax County. Umpires’ net pay starts at $25 per one-hour game and they are paid monthly. Experience is desired but ASA training is provided beginning early February. Flexible scheduling is based on availability. Contact FAS at 703-815-9007 or e-mail to:

<b>NoVA Flash Softball Looking for Players</b>

The NoVA Flash, a 14U fast-pitch girls softball travel/tournament team, is looking to add a few committed players from the Northern Virginia area for the 2010 Spring-Summer season. Formed late last summer, the Flash participated in four tournaments during the Fall 2009 season, compiling a record of 12 wins and 7 losses, with one second place tournament finish. The team is looking for at least one additional pitcher to augment its current staff, as well as defensive players with solid skills and strong bats. The Flash uses practice fields in the McLean area. Players, 13 or 14 years old as of Dec. 31, 2009, who are interested in learning more about the NoVA Flash or arranging a tryout during our Saturday afternoon winter batting practices, should contact Coach Mike Wheat at, or by calling 703-966-3805.