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Former Ace signs pro contract

The Alexandria Aces announced last week that former pitcher Kyle Bradley (Rutgers) signed a professional baseball contract with the Pittsfield Colonials of the independent Can-Am League.

Bradley, a 6-foot-4 right-hander from New Jersey, is the third former Aces pitcher to sign a professional contract in 2010. Another member of the inaugural 2008 Alexandria squad, Cody Walden (Armstrong Atlantic 10) signed with his hometown Tucson Toros of the independent Golden Baseball League. Justin Mazur (Wayne State), a right-handed pitcher for the Aces last year, signed with the Kansas City Royals earlier this year and is currently assigned to the Burlington (N.C.) Royals of the Appalachian League. 


Youth football starting up

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is now accepting registrations for the Alexandria Titans Youth Tackle Football program. Teams are formed within the following seven weight divisions and participate in the Fairfax County Youth Football League: Anklebiters, 75 pounds, 85 pounds, 95 pounds, 110 pounds, 125 pounds and 150 pounds. 

Participants will be weighed and assigned to teams according to their weight and age. This program is for participants age 7 through 16. The registration fee is $25.  All participants must have a Division of Motor Vehicles identification card upon registration. For more information, call the Sports Office at 703-746-5402 or go on the youth sports website at The registration deadline is August 6. 


Rec coaches needed

The citys recreation department is currently seeking volunteers to coach youth track and field, tackle and flag football, basketball, and volleyball. Criminal history background checks are required. Interested persons should call the Youth Sports Office at 703-746-5402 or email