Burke Sports Briefs

Burke Sports Briefs

<sh>Fisher To Represent U.S. at World Age Group Games

<bt>Paul VI High School senior Chelsea Fisher will compete at the World Age Group Games in St. Petersburg, Russia from Nov. 14-22 for the United States Tumbling Team.

Fisher qualified in Las Vegas by finishing second at the National Tumbling competition.

The senior will compete in power tumbling, which combines the skills of artistic gymnastics on the floor and those of trampolining.

Fisher has been training at Capital Gymnastics in Burke and competed in the 2007 World Age Games in Quebec, finishing 13th overall.

<sh>Virginia AAA Division 6 Northern Region Playoff Picture

<bt>No 1. Woodson (9-2) will host No. 8 Oakton (5-5). Woodson enters the playoffs as co-Patriot District Champions with Lake Braddock.

The Cavaliers did not play Oakton during the regular season and are coming off a 35-0 shutout of No. 5 seeded South County on Nov. 6.

No. 2 Robinson (9-1) will host No. 7 Chantilly (5-5). Robinson defeated Chantilly 35-21 during the regular season. The Rams’ only loss this season was to No. 4 seeded Westfield, who beat them 21-20 in overtime.

Robinson’s last game was a 42-7 defeat of Centreville on Nov. 6.

No. 3 Lake Braddock (7-2) will host No. 6 Fairfax (6-4).

This is the first post-season berth for Fairfax since 1999 when current Westfield head coach Tom Verbanic coached the team.

Lake Braddock previously defeated Fairfax 42-7 in a scrimmage on Aug. 28, and is entering the playoffs hot on both sides of the ball.

The Bruins have scored 166 points in their past four games and have only allowed 25.

No. 4 Westfield (6-4) will host No. 5 South County (6-4).

Westfield just might be the tournament tables’ dark horse. After starting the season 1-4, the Bulldogs battled back to go undefeated in the Concorde District and secure their sixth district title in nine years.

South County started the season in fine form, going 5-1, but lost key games to Patriot District opponents such as Lake Braddock, T.C. Williams and Woodson.