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Thursday, March 17, 2005; Page VA33

BASKETBALL

U-15/U-16 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The Fairfax Stars will hold tryouts Saturday and Sunday for the upcoming AAU season. Girls who are 15 or 16 years old on or before Jan. 1, 2005, are invited to try out for two U-16 Gold (national) teams, a U-15 Gold (national) team and a U-15 Maroon (regional) team. The U-16 Gold Teams are coached by Aggie McCormick-Dix, the head girls' basketball coach at Hayfield High, and Tom Stangroom, who has 15 years coaching experience and guided his 2003 and 2004 Stars teams to regional AAU championships. The U-15 Gold team is coached by Renee DeVarney, the head girls' basketball coach at Woodson High. Tryouts for the U-15 teams will take place at West Potomac High, from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Saturday and from 9-11 a.m. on Sunday. Tryouts for the U-16 teams will take place at West Potomac High, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. both days. Visit www.fairfaxstars.orgfor additional information and a registration form. Each candidate is expected to attend at least two tryouts in order to be eligible for selection to a team. Team rosters will be announced on Sunday (shortly after the tryouts are completed).

TSUNAMI FUND-RAISER: Arlington's Bravest (Fire Department) will take on the county's Finest (Police Department) in a charity game, on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Marymount University's Verizon Sports Arena, with funds going to help victims of the tsunami disaster. Admission is free; donations will be taken at the door.

SOCCER

U-15 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The SYC Flash (ODSL Div. I travel team) is holding tryouts for a goalie and an impact field player for the Spring 2005 soccer season. SYC Flash is professionally trained and coached by Coach Cathy Welch, a former semi professional soccer player and a girls' WAGS and ODSL Coach. If interested: contact at Nancy Cunningham (703) 250-3299 or N.B.Cunningham@cox.net.

U-14 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The Sterling Samurai (NCSL Div. 3) are looking to add a few players. With new trainer/coach, Ged Wood, the team will focus on returning to Div. 2 next season. Coach Wood has extensive experience both playing and coaching soccer and holds a Full F.A. license (English Football Association) and a degree in Sports Science from Lancaster, England. Players will be evaluated during our normal training sessions. Please contact Kim Henderson, team manager, at sarakhenderson@yahoo.comor (703) 560-7448 during the day or (703) 757-7204 in the evening for more information.

U-11 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The Gunston Gunners are holding tryouts for experienced field players for the spring 2005 season. The Gunners play in the NCSL and practice in the Fort Hunt/Mount Vernon area. Contact Coach Patrick DaCosta at (703) 360-7997 or Coach Jose Galdos at (7030 660-2326 or visit www.gunstongunners.com.

BRYC TRYOUTS: Braddock Road Youth Club tryouts are being scheduled for all age groups. To try out and be a part of the three-time national championship club, go to www.brycsoccer.comlook up the contact for your age group. Braddock Road offers competition in WAGS, NCSL and ODSL.

MYS REGISTRATION: McLean Youth Soccer is accepting registrations for Spring 2005 on the league's Web site, www.mcleansoccer.org, for all returning and new families who have just moved to the area. MYS offers various programs for children ages 4-19 in the House, TOP Soccer, U-5, Travel and McLean Premier Soccer Travel leagues. The season begins March 28 and teams will be formed this month, so be sure to register now. Contact the Administrator at SoccerMcL@aol.comif you have any questions.

SOFTBALL

CHANTILLY LACE TRYOUTS: The Chantilly Lace fastpitch softball teams are looking for girls at the 10-&-under, 12-&-under, 14-&-under levels for the spring and summer seasons, and at the 16-&-under and 18-&-under levels for the summer season. If interested, contact Mike Collins at (73) 631-0283 or spuds3953@aol.comfor tryout information.

TENNIS

SENIORS LEAGUE: A USTA Super Seniors League is looking for male and female tennis players 60 and over. Leagues will play weekdays from April to June in Northern Virginia. For more information contact, Alice Hume at (703) 768-7074 or anhume@erols.com.

WOMEN'S LEAGUES: USTA Daytime Tennis Leagues are forming for women. A new weekday, day USTA league is starting this spring for women of all ages. Players and teams from 3.0 to 4.5 are encouraged to contact Alice Hume at (703) 768 7074, anhume@erols.comfor more information.

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