Sports Shorts


First a trick, then treats for Aces

Alexandria lost the Aces, its collegiate summer league baseball team for a day, anyway. 

On April 1, the club sent out a note to all email subscribers that, because of “the development of a great situation” the team became the “Arlington Aces.” April fools.

The team remains in Alexandria and on June 3, the night before opening day for the team, the organization will hold a “Meet the Aces Night” at the Dairy Godmother in Del Ray.


T.C. baseball to hold annual Hit-A-Thon Saturday

This Saturday, the T.C. Williams varsity and junior varsity baseball teams will be holding their annual fundraising Baseball Hit-A-Thon from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Simpson Field on Monroe Avenue. There will be food, prizes and T.C. baseball gear.


City cheerleading invitational this Saturday

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is hosting its first-ever invitational cheerleading competition this Saturday at T.C. Williams High School. The competition, getting underway at 11 a.m., features teams from Charles Barrett, Charles Houston, Cora Kelly, Mount Vernon, Nannie J. Lee, Patrick Henry and William Ramsay recreation centers and teams from around the D.C. area to spice up the competition and sample the talent throughout the area, according to event organizers.

Tickets are on sale in advance at neighborhood recreation centers and at the Recreation Services office through 5 p.m. on April 8. Advance tickets are $5 for ages 13 years and up, youth tickets are $2 and children under five are free.Day-of ticket prices increase by $1.


Panthers host youth football camps through June

Each Saturday afternoon through June 5, the Virginia Panthers youth football club will hold free two-hour mini-camps for boys and girls ages 5 to 15. From 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. per session at the Quander Road School, the Panthers coaching staff teaches young athletes that working hard in the off-season better prepares them for the regular season. For more information on the conditioning camps, contact Michael Henderson (571-345-5065), Kevin Chapman (301-433-2133) or Vondell Jackson (202-787-9474).