BASKETBALL

FAIRFAX STARS TRYOUTS: The Fairfax Stars' eighth-grade team will hold tryouts today and Nov. 9 at Washington Irving Middle School in Springfield from 7:15-8:45 p.m. This team will compete in the Junior Division of the Beltway League during the 2004-2005 season and play in select holiday tournaments for AAU teams. There is a $25 tryout fee. For more information, contact Coach Peter Boettke at pboettke@cox.net or (703) 359-5025, or contact the Fairfax Stars directly at fairfaxstars@aol.com. Information is available at www.fairfaxstars.org.

HOCKEY

PWHC: The Prince William Hockey Club offers Youth (ages 4-14) Ice Hockey and Inline Hockey at both the travel and recreational levels. The Ice Hockey fall season runs from September through March, and the Ice Hockey spring season runs from April through June. You can register at any time during the season. Registration forms can be found at www.pwhockey.com. The club also offers a Mini-Mite House Program for ages 4-6 for those just starting to skate. The program is offered in two 10-week sessions, with the Mini-Mites skating for an hour on both Saturday and Sunday. The next session begins Dec. 11. For more information, call PWHC at (703) 680-0838 or visit the Web site.

LACROSSE

TURKEY SHOOT OUT: The sixth annual Turkey Shoot Out Lax Tournament, a boys' and girls' varsity-level tournament, will be held at Oakton High on Nov. 20. Games are seven-on-seven, including goalie, and begin at 8 a.m. with finals slated for around 4 p.m. Team slots still are available for boys and girls. All information and forms are available at www.oaktonlax.com. For more information, contact Mary Ann Amstutz at (703) 391-9609. All gate proceeds go to The Alternative House of Fairfax County.

SOCCER

U-19 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The LMVSA Patriots (WAGS Division 2), a team based in the Hayfield/Alexandria/Springfield area, still have an opening for a skilled field player. Contact Coach Rodgers at (703) 922-7999 or patriotmlr@aol.com.

U-14 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The Little River Soccer Club Crush (WAGS Division 5) is looking for a goalkeeper. The Crush practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Mason District Park on Columbia Pike in Annandale from 5-6:30 p.m. The Crush has a professional trainer and participates in one or two tournaments per season. For more information, please contact Steve Boveri at (703) 280-4383 or boveri5@verizon.net.

U-11 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The Running Rebels, an NCSL travel team based in Annandale, are looking for a few players to round out their squad. Players must be born after Sept. 1993. Tryouts are ongoing throughout the season. For times, locations and more information, contact Team Manager Claudia Gausepohl at (703) 644-9699 or therunningrebels@aol.com.

U-11 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The Alexandria Strikers, a rising U-11 WAGS team (girls born between Aug. 1, 1993 and July 31, 1994), are looking to add one or two players to their roster. For more information, send inquiries to jennakman@yahoo.com.

SOCCER IN ITALY: Cugini Soccer Club is conducting tryouts on weeknights for its fifth annual Soccer in Italy Program. Players will try out for slots on two teams that will play in Italy in July. Players who make the teams are considered "guest players," so their participation on the teams will not effect their status on their current teams. Players ages 8-14 are eligible, and girls are welcome. For more information, visit www.cuginisoccer.com. To arrange a tryout, e-mail info@cuginisoccer.com or call (866) 792-9433.

SOCCER KICKS FOR CANCER: An innovative new program called Soccer Kicks for Cancer combines soccer skills training and fundraising to help find a cure for leukemia. The program -- a partnership between the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, U.S. Youth Soccer, the Virginia Youth Soccer Association and the U.S. National Soccer Team Player's Association -- provides coaches and youth soccer players with tools they need to improve their games, including a soccer training video featuring instruction from members of the U.S. National Soccer Team and prominent college and pro coaches. Each participating player obtains pledges from family, friends and neighbors for every "touch" of a soccer ball (dribble, pass or juggle) with the goal being to complete 2,000 touches during a 10-day period.

Besides the training video, teams that sign up also receive additional incentives such as flap fixers, training balls, and a soccer ball signed by a U.S. National Team star or legend. The top fundraising team in the state or regional youth soccer association will receive a training clinic conducted by a member of the U. S. national team. In addition, each fundraising club or town soccer program will receive 10 percent of the gross revenue generated by the program, for use with needy families. That money will come from the Todd Smith Leukemia Scholarship fund, which honors the late Todd Smith, a former player and pro soccer executive, who was active in the national promotion of soccer and the development of the Soccer Kicks For Cancer program prior to his death from leukemia in 2003. For more information about the Soccer Kicks For Cancer program, call 888-HELP-LLS or visit www.soccerkicksforcancer.org.

WRESTLING

FPYC REGISTRATION: FPYC Wrestling is currently holding on-line registration for children ages 7-14 at www.fpycsports.com. You may also contact Jim Appleman at (703) 250-36-30 or fpycwrestling@cox.net.

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