Reston/Herndon Sports Briefs (July 8-15)

Reston/Herndon Sports Briefs (July 8-15)


Lauren Satyshur, a rising senior at Herndon High School, has been swimming with Lake Anne of the Reston Swim Team Association since she was 6.

<b>Reston Swim Rundown</b>

In Reston Swim Team Association action on Friday, July 3, the Lake Newport Lightning handed the Lake Anne Stingrays a 565-511 loss. Triple-event winners for Lake Newport included Amy Edgemond, Casey Storch, Katie Storch and Sally Storch, while Kevin Baldwin, Jessica Keys, Christian Matthews, Anna Redican, Matthew Schmitt, Andrew Shedlock, Matthew Schmitt, Andrew Shedlock, Matthew Williams, Ryan Williams and Amy Zhao all won two events.

For Lake Anne, triple-event winners were Joanne Fu and Greg Mayo. Double-event winners were Ramzi Assir, Winston Evans, Victoria Gonzales, Brian Marquet, Allyson Paiewonsky, Mark Rodakowski and Hannah Ziaii.

The Ridge Heights Sharks, behind triple-event winners Maya Becker and Ryan Ferzoco, blew past the Newbridge Dolphins, 540-504. Double-event winners for Ridge Heights were Nicholas Diewald, Mackenzie Hughes, Andrew McClellan, Aaron Miller, Ed Reed, Emily Sennett, Mac Sogandares and Paige Sogandares.

Celia Compton and Emma Phelps won three events apiece for Newbridge, while John Baldwin, Shannon Burke, Zac Carey, Andy Carro, Annie Carro, Eric Compton, Charleen O'Brien, Ameila Sugianto and Steven Swayne each won twice. Baldwin set a record in the 15-18-year-old freestyle with a time of 25.29 seconds.

By the score of 670-466, the Lake Audubon Barracudas topped the North Hills Hurricanes. Triple-event winners for Lake Audubon included Alissa Avilov, Ausin Chute, Sabrina Groves and John Hughes. Double-event winners were Zachary Bell, Kasey Corey, Katie Kroll, Garrison O'Donnell, Bryce Onozuka, Max Onozuka, Will Sickenberger and Sarah Timreck.

For North Hills, triple-event winners were Courtner Clark, Cyrus Crevits and Rachel Swarts. Double-event winners were Taylor Bentley, Marlee Czarney, Zachary Deker, Maria Liu, Grace Tierney, Christina Mazziotta and Jonathan Kent.

<b>Registration Open</b>

Registration is open for Reston Youth Association (RYA) football camp, which runs the week of July 20, from 6-8 p.m., at Langston Hughes Middle School. The RYA football camp is a non-contact program for both experienced and new players and will feature a station-based training format and motivational talks by RYA coaches and NFL players. Registration is also open for the fall tackle football and cheerleading programs. The RYA programs are open to youth ages 7-16. No experience is needed and full player participation is guaranteed regardless of ability or experience. The three levels of play are based on age, weight and experience. Games will be played on the turf fields at Lake Fairfax Park. Practice begins Aug. 10 and the first games are Sept. 19. The season ends by Thanksgiving. Obtain information on RYA programs and register online at For questions, e-mail

<b>Reston Triathlon</b>

The Reston Triathlon Association has decided on a date of registration for the 2009 Reston Triathlon, which will take place on Sunday, Sept. 13. Triathletes can only register online for this event on Monday, Dec. 1 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Go to the Web site at for more information. Cost is $125 for USAT members or $135 for registration and a one-day USAT membership. The race includes a 1-mile swim in Lake Audubon, a 22.3-mile bike ride on rolling Reston roads and a 10-kilometer run on shaded Reston pathways. The race starts at the Lake Audubon boat ramp and ends at the South Lakes High School stadium.

<b>Softball Registration</b>

The Pioneer Softball League is conducting registration for its fall 2009 season. On Aug. 17, teams will form and practice starts Aug. 20. The season will run from Sept. 8-Oct. 31. Registration fees are $70 for Rookies (7-8-year-old, coach pitch) and $70 for Minors (9-10, kid pitch) Majors (11-12) and Seniors (13-16). A 10-percent discount will be given to those who register before Aug. 1, with a maximum cost of $250 for families with multiple players. Assessments for players will take place on Aug. 8 and 15. The Pioneer Softball League is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the opportunity for girls ages 7-16 to play fastpitch softball. For more information or to register, contact director Scott Keith at 703-933-2389 or via email at More information is available at the league’s Web site at

<b>Senior Olympics Registration</b>

Register now for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, which take place Sept. 12-23. Registration forms are available at senior centers and residences or by calling 703-228-3600 (Ext. 9996). Seniors can also download registration forms, rules and other details at The deadline for registration is Aug. 28; however, early registration is appreciated. Cost is $10 for one event and $1 for each additional event. Last year more than 500 adults competed in 25 events that range from track and field to team line dancing. New this year, too, will be Wii bowling and mini-javelin throw. The track events will be at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington, following the Opening Ceremonies on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 10:30 a.m. A health fair sponsored by Virginia Hospital Center will also take place that day, from 9-11 a.m. All events are open to the public at no charge.