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Summer Sports Roundup

FC-A 14-Year-Olds Round Out Season at States

The Falls Church-Annandale (FC-A) 14-year-olds suffered an early finish at the Babe Ruth State Tournament on Saturday. After beating District 4’s Shenandoah 11-4, FC-A went on to face Eastern Loudon. Losing 14-4 against the District 14 team, and then 11-5 versus Glen Allen, FC-A was unable to advance to the next bracket.

HPP-Relay-All-Stars.jpgThree F.C. Locals Place First at Cracker Jack

In Vienna Sunday, 377 divers from across Northern Virginia competed in the Cracker Jack Invitational Dive Championship, the world’s largest one-day dive meet. First place winners from Falls Church included Sleepy Hollow Bath & Racquet’s Cate Lyons for girls 6-years-old and under (59.55), Sleepy Hollow Bath & Racquet’s Garrett Ross for boys 6-years-old and under (65.15) and Lee Graham’s Tyler Smith for 11-year-old boys (95.65). Smith also placed first for his division in last week’s Wally Martin 3-Meter Dive Championship.

McLean Girls Win Virginia State Title

The McLean Little League 9/10 Softball All-Stars won the championship game 11-3 over Honaker to take the state title Monday. The team went undefeated in Pool Play with victories over Clintwood (13-4), Coles (18-0) and Bennett’s Creek (15-10). “They worked really hard this season, particularly on their hitting. Clearly the best hitting team, we had several girls that batted over .500 for the tournament,” said Manager Joe Giaquinto. This marks the fifth 9/10 State Softball title for McLean Little League following championship wins in 1999, 2003, 2004 and 2007.

11/12 Major Softball All-Stars Finish Run

The McLean 11/12 Major Softball All-Stars lost their first two games in a double-elimination State Tournament against Elkton and Tuckahoe earlier this month, closing out their season.