Friday, May 17, 2013
The athletes prepare to graduate at the end of the school term.
West Potomac High School varsity baseball will say farewell to some of its players as they prepare to graduate. This year, the varsity team has an overall record of 12-8. The team is currently playing in the Patriot District Tournament. Congratulations to PJ Braun, Michael Berrigan, Garrick Willis, Alex Hauser, Paul McClure, Patrick Benson and Jayme Murray on a strong high school athletic career and graduating this year. For more information on West Potomac sports, click here. Keep up with Greater Alexandria news and events by signing up for our newsletter. Learn more here!
Monday, May 13, 2013
Teams compete for the 2013 Northern Region Girls Lacrosse Tournament crown this week.
Top-seeded teams from Virginia High School League's Northern Virginia districts return to the field this week to battle for the Northern Region title. The Northern Region Girls Lacrosse Tournament begins Tuesday night. Top seeds from district play host the first round. Most games begin at 7 p.m.; double-headers will feature the girls game at 5 p.m. and the boys game at 7 p.m. The playoffs are single-elimination. To find your team, click on the bracket above. Patch will be updating this article throughout the tournament. Northern Region Girls Lacrosse Tournament Schedule (all games begin at 7 p.m.): For double headers, girls will play at 5 p.m. and boys will play at 7 p.m. Admission is $7. If two teams have the same seed, the higher …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
FHYAA Softball hosted its opening day ceremony in April.
Saturday, April 27
(Editor's Note: This article was submitted by Miriam Miller.) Fort Hunt Softball held their Opening Day Celebration on April 14 at the Walt Whitman softball complex. Approximately 600 people including players, family members and volunteers from our softball community were in attendance to celebrate. The party started off with a picnic, games and dancing. Cindy Jackson and Miriam Miller received the Commissioner’s Volunteer of the Year Award for 2012. Both Miriam and Cindy were recognized for consistently volunteering their time to oversee several important programs which will have a positive and direct impact on the overall success of the youth softball program. “Both Miriam and Cindy truly exemplify what a volunteer is all about” said …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The competition attracts skaters from across the region.
Ice skaters from around the region will compete at Mount Vernon RECenter’s 35th annual Cherry Blossom Ice Skating Competition starting Friday. The public is invited to watch Olympic hopefuls skate in this long running and historic competition sponsored by the Capital Regional Council of Figure Skating Clubs. Sponsored by the Capital Regional Council of Figure Skating Clubs, the competition is open to all qualified eligible skaters who are members in good standing with the U.S. Figure Skating Association. More than 100 skaters will compete in events including basic skills, singles, pairs, couples dance, solo dance, moves/spins/jumps, and showcase. Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd , 3rd, and 4th place finishes. Mount Vernon RECenter is …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Did you take pictures of the race? Add them to this gallery!
The 29th annual GW Parkway Classic 10 Miler and 5K went off without a hitch. In all, 4,839 runners completed the 10-mile race, which began at Mount Vernon and ended at Oronoco Bay Park along Union Street in the City of Alexandria. The recent Boston Marathon bombings prompted increased security at the event. Thousands of runners and spectators attended, yet that cheer at the finish line was quieter than usual, as the final yards were blocked off from all but runners. Police also sealed city trash cans and checked the bags of attendees. The race took place less than a week after the Boston bombings, and some runners wore blue and yellow ribbons, the colors of the race, in remembrance of the victims. This year's Parkway Classic also honored…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday could affect security measures at DC-area races.
The explosions that killed two and injured more than 100 people at the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon could have security implications for DC's Marine Corps Marathon in October. The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) begins on the grounds of the Pentagon and the course moves through Arlington, Va. and Washington. In 2010, the 35th annual Marine Corps Marathon had heightened security in light of a shooting at Marine Corps-related facilities earlier that year. At the time, Col. Daniel J. Choike said Marines were working with local law enforcement agencies and the FBI to ensure that "additional measures" were taken in what was already a "robust security plan." Yonathan Melaku was later charged with a shooting at the Pentagon, a Marine Corps …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Fort Hunt Little League hosted Opening Day on Saturday.
Wednesday, April 10
Editor's Note: The following article was submitted by JoAnn Ruffin, Fort Hunt Little League Information Officer. Fort Hunt Little League officially kicked off its spring 2013 season Saturday at Red Stevens Field, behind Carl Sandburg Middle School. Ongoing construction at Carl Sandburg Middle School did not deter nearly 600 Little Leaguers and families from participating in the parade of teams, gathering at home plate to recite the Little League pledges for players, parents and volunteers. Fort Hunt Little League President Paul Murphy presented the 2012 Paul A. Massey Volunteer of the Year award to Jeff Bigler for his many years of service to the league and community. Murphy thanked Bigler for his outstanding volunteerism that has had an …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The West Potomac Wolverines started their baseball season in March.
The West Potomac High School baseball team has gotten off to a rocky start since their season opener against Mount Vernon on March 14. The Wolverines won against the Majors (11-0) then won over Langley (7-1) in their first two games. The Wolverines are 6-2 for the season so far. West Potomac will take on Lake Braddock 6 p.m. Tuesday at home. Here's a schedule of upcoming games for Mount Vernon varsity baseball:
Friday, April 5, 2013
The eight courses brought in more than $10 million in revenues in fiscal year 2012.
April is the biggest month for the eight Fairfax County golf courses and with warmer weather on the horizon, county officials are expecting to see a spike in rounds played. Judy Pedersen, a spokeswoman for the Fairfax County Park Authority, said April is the traditional time when golfers start thinking about and playing more golf – both because the weather is improving and because golf becomes more visible with key national events like The Master’s. According to the National Weather Service forecast for Falls Church, temperatures will be in the high 50s Saturday, mid 60s Sunday and by Monday, temperatures will hit the low 70s. “Last year, April rounds accounted for about 12 percent of total play for the fiscal year,” Pedersen said. “And …
Louisville, Wichita State, Michigan and Syracuse go for the title. Here's where to watch.
Finally, the NCAA Final Four. The March Madness 2013 Final Four television schedule begins Saturday with a television schedule that includes Louisville v. Wichita State followed by Michigan v. Syracuse. The Vegas lines on the Final Four give Louisville a 9.5-point edge and favor Michigan by 2. Sure, your March Madness tournament brackets are probably busted, but you can still have fun with the tournament. How? Here's Charles Barkley on David Letterman discussing March Madness. And here are a few bars and restaurants with big screens in Greater Alexandria and within reasonable driving distance, so you can watch the tournament with other March Madness junkies: Have other suggestions? Tell us in the comments.