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Summer Sports Roundup

McLean Loses Chance At All-Stars Victory

After winning their District-4 championship, McLean’s manager Paul Schiffman said the team’s “strength is our hitting; the question will be will our pitching hold up.”

Unfortunately, McLean American Little League had mixed luck at the All-Star games held this past week in Virginia Beach, ending their chance at victory with a 2-2 record. On July 25, McLean won its first game 2-1 against District 14 (D-14) McIntire. McLean went on to lose 14-2 on July 26 to D-10 Chantilly American, putting McLean into the lower bracket. However, McLean won its next game 5-2 on July 27 against D-1 Abington. Even so, McLean ultimately lost to D-11 Lebanon 4-2 on July 28.

Camelot Knights Division-11 NVSL Co-Champions

The Camelot Knights Swim Team of Annandale captured the co-championship of the Northern Virginia Swim League’s (NSVL) Division-11, sharing it with the Holmes Run Hurricanes of Falls Church.
Both teams concluded the season with records of 4 wins and 1 loss. This season’s success follows on Camelot’s 2007’s undefeated campaign in which it captured the NVSL’s Division 13 championship.

Nationals’ First Ladies Help Host School Drive

The Washington Nationals is partnering with The UPS Store for the Nationals’ First Ladies Second Annual Back-to-School Drive on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2 – 3, when the team faces the Cincinnati Reds.
Nationals players’ wives and girlfriends, known as the First Ladies, will work with UPS Store volunteers and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves to collect school supplies outside of the Center Field Gate, beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 11:30 a.m. on Sundays.
They are collecting through the end of the fourth inning. The team is also collecting new children’s books for the Toys for Tots Literacy Program. For more information, see