Sports Briefs: Titans Headed To College

Sports Briefs: Titans Headed To College

Six members of the 2010-11 T.C. Williams boys basketball team will play college basketball or attempt to walk on to a college team next season.

Guards Tyrell Sitton (Virginia State), Tyler Driver (Emory & Henry) and forwards Rick Mathews (Virginia Wesleyan) and Jamal Pullen (Ferrum) will play at the collegiate level in 2011-12, while guard/forward Donte Adams will try to walk on at Dowling University (New York) and forward Emanuel Sarpong will try to walk on at Virginia State.

TC won the Patriot District and Northern Region championships last season before losing in overtime against L.C. Bird in the state semifinals.

<b>TC’s Benites on Prospect List</b>

The Ray Guy/ Kicking Academy recently announced T.C. Williams rising senior kicker Manuel Benites has been named to its top prospect list.

Benites was one of thousands of high school athletes that attended the Ray Guy/ Kicking Academy, which is held annually in more than 50 cities across the nation, according to a release. Athletes named to the top prospect list for each camp were individually evaluated and graded on facets of kicking, punting and long snapping, such as accuracy, timing and distance.

<b>Alexandria Titans Youth Tackle Football</b>

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities; Centers, Playgrounds and Youth Sports Division is now accepting registrations for the Alexandria Titans youth tackle football program. Teams are formed in the following weight divisions and participate in the Fairfax County Youth Football League: Anklebiters, 75 lbs, 85 lbs, 95 lbs, 110 lbs, 125 lbs, and 150 lbs. Participants will be weighed and assigned to teams according to their weight and age. This program is for participants ages 7-16. Registration fee is $30. All participants must have a Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Identification Card upon registration. The Sportsmanship and Equipment Days will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on July 23 (Anklebiters and 75 lbs.), July 30 (85 lbs. and 95 lbs.) and Aug. 6 (110 lbs., 125 lbs and 150 lbs.). The Alexandria Titans Football Camp (free for Titan players only) will be held Aug. 1–4 from 6–8 p.m. at George Washington Middle School. The Alexandria Titans Youth Football Booster Club is looking for sponsorships for the 2011 season. For more information, call the Youth Sports Office at 703-746-5402 or go on the Recreation Department's Web site at

<b>American Legion Baseball Players Wanted</b>

The Montgomery College Rockville baseball team is looking for American Legion or showcase-quality players for the fall 2011 and spring 2012 seasons. The Rockville Express of the Cal Ripken League plays its home games at MC Rockville. Contact coach Rick Price at 240-447-6948 for more information.

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<b>Register Open For Senior Olympics</b>

Registration is open for the 2011 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, which will take place Sept. 17-28. More than 25 indoor and outdoor events from track and field to scrabble and chess are offered. Senior adults 50 years of age and older, who live in a sponsoring jurisdiction, are eligible to participate. Registration information is available at local senior centers, community centers, senior residences or by calling 703-228-4721. Details and registration forms are also available online at Deadline to register is Sept. 1. The fee is $10 plus $1 per event. There are additional charges for golf, miniature golf, bowling and fencing.

Seniors may compete in more than one event. Each event is divided into age categories and some by gender. Winners will be awarded gold, silver and bronze medals after each event. The events will take place at various locations throughout Northern Virginia.

New events in 2011 are badminton, volleyball, cycling and a 1,600-meter run has been added to the track events. Events are track and field, swimming, diving, tennis, table tennis, golf, miniature golf, 10-pin bowling, Wii bowling, pickleball, racquetball, scrabble, bocce, cribbage, fencing, chess, duplicate bridge, backgammon, bunco, horseshoes, men’s 3-on-3 basketball, men’s and women’s basketball free throw, team line dancing, yo-yo tricks, eight-ball pool, Frisbee throw and softball hit and throw.