Fall Church Summertime! News

“BORN TO BE WILD” was the title of the production culminating a three-week summer youth “arts adventure camp” run by Falls Church’s Creative Cauldron last Friday at the Mason District Park amphitheatre. More than 50 youth participated in the program coordinated by Laura Connors Hull. Other key leaders of the camp were Matt Conner, Oran Sandel, Lauren Williams, Bill Abel and Eileen Levy. (News-Press photos)

Movie Classics Under the Stars

The 4th Annual Sunset Cinema in the Park sponsored by the Recreation and Parks Division of Falls Church is taking place this month. People are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and bug spray. The movies will be shown at Cherry Hill Park (312 Park Ave., Falls Church). In case of inclement weather, screenings will take place next door at the Falls Church Community Center (223 Little Falls St., Falls Church). Call 703-248-5077 (TTY 711) for more information.

 On Friday, August 10, the movie of choice is “Happy Feet.” The following Friday, August 17, there will be a screening of “The Wizard of Oz.” On August 24, “Charlotte’s Web” will be shown. All screenings begin at 8:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.


Oakton Otters Take Top Spots

The Oakton Otters Dive Team competed against Walden Green for their last meet of the Division 6 diving season on Tuesday, July 24. The Otters captured four out of five top stops in the Freshman Girls category. Laura Branton won first place with Layne Stikeleather (third), Elana Colbert (fourth) and Everi Osofsky (fifth) close behind. Andrew Sargent placed third at the Freshman Boys level. For the Junior Girls, Haley Worsham, A.J. Colbert and Victoria Sommese swept the top three spots. Stephen Kralick took third place, while Daniel Nugent took fourth for the Junior Boys. The Otters took three out of four top spots at the Intermediate Girls level: Alex Sommese, Alyssa Worsham and Allie Kralick came in first, second and fourth respectively. Michael Nikolich took second for the Intermediate Boys.  Undefeated, Emily Rakosi won first place again in the Senior Girls category, with Stephanie Snider placing second.


Northern Virginia

Swimming League News

Three Area Swimmers Break Records

Three boys representing local teams posted new records during individual meets on July 28. Andrew Seliskar of McLean turned in a time of 1:15.56 in the 9-10 Boys 100-Meter Individual Medley during the Division 3 Championships at Sleepy Hollow Bath and Racquet. He broke the 1:16.65 record held by Philip Hu of Mosby Woods since 2005.

At the same meet, Charlie Putnam of Highlands Swim completed the 13-14 Boys 50-Meter Backstroke in a time of 28.28, breaking the former record of 28.65, which was set by Cori Bemis of Orange Hunt in 1998.

Finally, High Point Pool team member Cabell Perrot set a record of 24.24 in the 13-14 Boys 50-Meter Freestyle at the Division 5 Championships held at Cardinal Hill. Robert Brown of Mansion House held the previous record of 24.59 since 1995.


Area Pools Swim in Divisionals

Championships were held on Saturday, July 28. In Division 1, Overlee ranked in first place with a total of 2014 points. Tuckahoe placed sixth with 1326.6 points. Lee-Graham captured the Division 3 title, totaling 1803 points, with McLean in third (1488.5) and Sleepy Hollow B&R in fourth (1218.5). In Division 5, High Point Pool placed first with 1432 points. Poplar Heights took fourth place in Division 7 (1127). Holmes Run Acre ranked first in Division 13 with 1311 total points; Woodley placed sixth (1029).

Individual All Stars will compete at Wakefield Chapel on Saturday, August 4, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.